Bashir Makhtal, Canadian imprisoned in Ethiopia for 11 years, returns home

Bashir Makhtal, seen in an undated handout photo, was greeted by friends, family and supporters at Toronto’s Pearson airport on Saturday after flying in from Ethiopia, where he had been imprisoned for... Read more »

Ethiopian Traditions Come Alive at Capitol Hill’s New Hype Cafe

Photo by Laura HayesThe meaning behind the name Hype Cafe doesn’t make itself known until about an hour after you leave the welcoming spot on Capitol Hill that opened this month. That’s... Read more »

Mass prisoner release in Ethiopia’s eastern-Somali region

Ethiopia has released more than 1,500 prisoners in its eastern Somali region, government officials said on social media, days after the government declared a state of emergency to try to tamp down... Read more »

Ethiopia foreign minister defends state of emergency, more prisoners released

Ethiopia’s foreign affairs ministers has defended the recently declared state of emergency to diplomats in the capital Addis Ababa, even as many Ethiopians continued to organise defiance strikes. Dr Workneh Gebeyehu told... Read more »

Top Kenyan lawyers berate Ethiopia govt over looming implosion

Two top lawyers in Kenya have slammed the Ethiopian government for presiding over a chaotic governance structure that is sure to implode before long. Donald Kipkorir of KTK Advocates in a tweet... Read more »

Ethiopia Frees Journalist Jailed Since 2011 – U.S. News & World Report

Deutsche Welle Ethiopia Frees Journalist Jailed Since 2011U.S. News & World ReportADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia freed a journalist on Wednesday who had been jailed since 2011 on terrorism charges, the latest... Read more »

Ethiopia’s Eskinder Nega refuses to sign false confession in exchange for prison release

Eskinder Nega CPJ New York, February 9, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Ethiopian government’s attempts today to compel Ethiopian journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega to sign a false confession before... Read more »

On Releasing “Political Prisoners”—What is going on in Ethiopia?

Dr. Merera Gudina on ESAT By Tedla Woldeyohannes Since the announcement made by the Ethiopian Prime Minister on January 3rd, 2018 about releasing “political prisoners”, this topic has received a lot of... Read more »

Merera Gudina Freed at Tadias Magazine

Opposition leader Merara Gudina, center, walks with his supporters after his release, in Burayu, Ethiopia, Wednesday, Jan. 17 2018. (AP photo) ASSOCIATED PRESS By ELIAS MESERET Updated: January 17th, 2018 BURAYU, Ethiopia... Read more »

Sudanese rebel group releases 127 prisoners

A Sudanese rebel group has freed 127 people it had captured in fighting with government forces, according to the country’s army. Those released by the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) included 109... Read more »