Murder of women’s rights advocate Tayasir Omar-Food provokes anger and protests in Ethiopia’s Somali region

(OPride)—The alleged murder of a young activist in the city of Kabri Dahar, 800km southeast of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, has provoked outrage and protests in the increasingly tense Ethiopian Somali State.... Read more »

Ethiopia under state of emergency after prime minister resigns

A state of emergency installed after the resignation of Ethiopia’s prime minister Thursday will continue for the next six months, a high-ranking official said Saturday, according to the Associated Press. Siraj Fegessa,... Read more »

Ethiopia army suppressing new protests in Amhara: gunfire, deaths reported

Local media portals are reporting violent protests in Ethiopia’s northern Amhara region. The protest in the town of Kobo is against an earlier deadly crackdown that killed seven people in the town... Read more »

Ethiopia’s Oromo people are protesting new taxes in the Oromia region — Quartz

A new tax levied by authorities on small businesses and vendors has reportedly led to protests in Ethiopia’s Oromia region with the military and police deployed to bring the situation under control.... Read more »

Ethiopia: The Chief Commissioner’s Visit and Its Fallout

Photo: Al Jazeera/AMAgency At least six people have been reported killed over two days of protests in Ethiopia while dozens were arrested in the capital, Addis Ababa. opinion By Merhatsidk Mekonnen Abayneh... Read more »

Egypt pledges to stop anti-peace forces threatening Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, has told local media that north African neighbour Egypt had agreed to stop the activities of anti-peace forces who are behind protests in Ethiopia. The premier was... Read more »

Ethiopia state of emergency arrests top 11000 – Aljazeera.com

Authorities have arrested more than 11,000 people since Ethiopia declared a state of emergency early last month amid violent protests. A majority of the arrests were made in the Oromo and Amhara regions –... Read more »

Ethiopia state of emergency arrests top 11,000

Authorities have arrested more than 11,000 people since Ethiopia  declared a state of emergency early last month amid violent protests. A majority of the arrests were made from the Oromo and Amhara... Read more »

Will Ethiopia's Year-Long Crackdown End? – Human Rights Watch

When I met 15-year-old “Meti” (not her real name), she felt her dream of becoming a nurse was over. In February, Meti and her classmates joined a protest in East Hararghe, in... Read more »

Will Ethiopia's Year-Long Crackdown End? | Human Rights Watch – Human Rights Watch

When I met 15-year-old “Meti” (not her real name), she felt her dream of becoming a nurse was over. In February, Meti and her classmates joined a protest in East Hararghe, in... Read more »