Thousands of Ethiopians tortured while Britain hands over £1BN in aid

Amnesty International says 5,000 people tortured, raped and ‘disappeared’ Over the last three years the UK Government has given Ethiopia £1 billion It pocketed £261.5 million in 2012 and... Read more »

Ethiopia ‘ruthlessly targeted’ Oromo ethnic group, report finds

Former detainees – who fled the country and were interviewed by Amnesty in neighboring Kenya, Somaliland and Uganda – described torture, “including beatings, electric shocks, mock execution, burning with... Read more »

The Next Shirt You Buy May Say ‘Made In Ethiopia.’ Here’s Why

i i People working on the assembly line in April 2012 at Huajian shoe factory in Dukem, Ethiopia. Jenny Vaughan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption itoggle caption Jenny Vaughan/AFP/Getty Images People... Read more »

Spike in Eritreans fleeing into Ethiopia

Over 200 Eritrean refugees are crossing the heavily fortified and dangerous border into neighbouring Ethiopia daily, the United Nations said in a report noting a “spike” in those fleeing.... Read more »

Ethiopia jails journalist for three years

Addis Ababa (AFP) – Ethiopia has sentenced a journalist to three years in prison, the government spokesman said Tuesday, the latest in a string of jailings of reporters condemned... Read more »

30 years after Ethiopia’s famine, Ebola crisis update, and migrants’ rights

It has been 30 years since images of the Ethiopian famine spread around the world, pushing the crisis into the public consciousness. In a special series on the country... Read more »

Ethiopia ‘ruthlessly targeting’ and torturing Oromo people, says Amnesty

Ethiopia has “ruthlessly targeted” and tortured its largest ethnic group owing to a perceived opposition to the government, Amnesty International has said. Thousands of people from the Oromo ethnic... Read more »

Amnesty Says Ethiopia Detains 5000 Oromos Illegally Since 2011

Ethiopia’s government illegally detained at least 5,000 members of the country’s most populous ethnic group, the Oromo, over the past four years as it seeks to crush political dissent,... Read more »

NYPD: Nun Visiting New York From Ethiopia Missing

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A nun visiting the U.S. from Ethiopia is missing, the NYPD said. Tadelech Yohanis, 30, was last seen at around 2 p.m. last Thursday. at... Read more »

Ethiopia’s S. Sudan Refugees Beyond Capacity

GAMBELLA— Available resources for South Sudan refugees in Ethiopia are under pressure as the warring parties continue to be deadlocked in flailing peace talks. More refugees are expected in... Read more »