U.N. rights chief visits protest-hit Ethiopian region, meets dissidents

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – The U.N. human rights chief said he was allowed to visit a region in Ethiopia that has been roiled by protests and unrest for the... Read more »

Ethiopia PM meets U.N. rights boss: Human rights, democracy top agenda

The Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday held a meeting with Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the United Nations Human Rights chief who is on an official visit to... Read more »

At Least Seven Protesters Killed by Government Forces during Religious Ceremony

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons On 20 January 2018, government security forces opened fire on protesting participants in a religious ceremony taking place in Woldiya, a small city situated in... Read more »

Ethiopia forces responded to anti-govt chants with bullets: U.N. backs probe

Spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has in a press briefing called for a probe into the latest clash between the Ethiopian security forces and... Read more »

Ethiopian protesters killed for singing anti-government songs: U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) – Ethiopian security forces opened fire on protesters who were singing anti-government songs, U.N. human rights spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani said on Tuesday. Authorities said on Monday that... Read more »

Amb. Nikki Haley made first stop in Ethiopia on her Africa tour

Ambassador Nikki Haley met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn today during her first trip to Africa. U.S. President Donald J. Trump sent his Ambassador to the United Nations,... Read more »

Ethiopia must give youth a voice, act on human rights – U.S. envoy to U.N.

Ethiopia must give its youth a voice and also act on human rights, a United States envoy has told Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn. Nikki Haley, the United States ambassador... Read more »

Deepening Drought Hits Ethiopia Herders as Millions Go Hungry

Livestock are dying in parts of Ethiopia that are overwhelmingly reliant on their milk as deepening drought pushes up the number of districts in need of life-saving aid by... Read more »

2 Eritrean Pilots Defect to Ethiopia With Jets, Group Says – New York Times

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Two Eritrean pilots have defected with their fighter jets to neighboring Ethiopia, an Eritrean opposition group confirmed Thursday, in a dramatic exit from one of... Read more »

2 Eritrean Pilots Defect to Ethiopia With Jets, Group Says – Voice of America

ADDIS ABABA —  Two Eritrean pilots have defected with their fighter jets to neighboring Ethiopia, an Eritrean opposition group confirmed Thursday, in a dramatic exit from one of the... Read more »