Amnesty International 2011 Country report: The state of the world’s human rights: Ethiopia

The ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) won the parliamentary elections in May, which took place in a context of intimidation, harassment and restrictions on freedom of association and assembly. Legislation... Read more »
Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Hailemariam Desalegn, right (file photo)

Ethiopia Declines to Respond to US Human Rights Charges

VOA: Ethiopia has ended its practice of formally responding to the annual U.S. human rights report, as it has done the past two years. A statement said the government views the Congressionally-mandated... Read more »

Ethiopia:Human Rights Watch World Report 2011

Human Rights Watch released World Report 2011 Ethiopia: Events of 2010 The ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) consolidated political control with a striking 99.6 percent victory in the May 2010... Read more »

Birtukan Mideksa Traveled to South Africa

According to the local newspaper report Ms. Birtukan Mideksa traveled to South Africa. A leader of the opposition Unity for Democracy and Justice (UDJ) party and former political prisoner Birtukan Mideksa traveled... Read more »

Ethiopia’s Ruling Party “Heavely Favored” in Election 2010 : European Union

Ethiopia’s electoral playing field was “heavily” balanced in favor of the ruling party in a May vote in which Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and allied parties won all but two of the... Read more »
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Africa’s Failing Democracies

By Jason McLure When human rights Watch criticized the results of Ethiopia’s May elections, in which the ruling coalition “won” an improbable 545 out of 547 seats, leaders in Addis Ababa didn’t... Read more »
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Ethiopian Opposition Figure Appeals for Unity in Future Elections

Seye Abreha calls on other opposition parties to bury their differences, form coalition to challenge PM Zenawi’s ruling party The Vice Chairman of Ethiopia’s opposition Unity for Democracy and Justice has called... Read more »

Ethiopia supreme court rejects election appeal

ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia’s supreme court on Friday rejected an appeal by the country’s main opposition coalition over alleged fraud in the May 23 polls that saw the ruling regime coast to... Read more »

Turning a blind eye to Ethiopia’s crimes against its own people

JODY CLARKE LETTER FROM ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopian stability is key to maintaining regional stability in the volatile horn of Africa ETHIOPIA CONFOUNDS the senses. You land in the capital expecting grinding poverty... Read more »
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Aid food distributing only for EPRDF supporters. Groups accusing. Government deniyng

ADDIS ABABA , 7 June 2010  – After harvesting just 50kg of grain last year from his tiny plot in an arid corner of Ethiopia’s Amhara region, Asmenaw Keflegn knew he would... Read more »