Govt Approves Law That Can Warrant Jail Time for Internet Posts That Cause Unrest

The parliament of Ethiopia recently passed a law imposing jail terms for people whose internet posts stir unrest, a move the government says is needed to prevent violence ahead of elections. This... Read more »

Ethiopia passes controversial law curbing ‘hate speech’

Months before major election, Parliament passes law imposing jail terms for people whose internet posts stir unrest. (Al Jazeera) — Ethiopia’s parliament has passed a law punishing “hate speech” and “disinformation” with... Read more »

Ethiopia’s Parliament passes gun control law – Ethiopia’s Parliament passed gun control legislation aimed at tackling the surge in ethnic violence threatening the government of Abiy Ahmed. Since Abiy came to power, ethnic violence has increased in... Read more »

Ethiopia Cabinet Approves New Law to Fight False Information

By Samuel Gebre Ethiopia’s cabinet approved a law to combat hate speech and the dissemination of false information. The new proclamation is aimed at addressing the erosion of the nation’s “social cohesion, political... Read more »

Ethiopia’s opposition parties criticize election law changes

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopian lawmakers on Saturday revised election laws to pave the way for polls next year, but some opposition parties said the changes would make it more difficult for... Read more »

Reflections on the Rule of Law and Ethiopia’s Transition to Democratic Rule (Part I)

By Al Mariam What a difference a year makes? The rule of law crushed to earth for 27 years rose up in Ethiopia in 2018. If someone would have told me in... Read more »

Will Ethiopian aliya be delayed yet again? – Israel News

Ethiopians celebrating in Jerusalem. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST) The continued immigration of thousands of Ethiopian Jews does not appear to be on the agenda of the cabinet... Read more »

Ethiopia: Accountability and the Rule of Law in Developmental, Democratic State

opinion By Solomon Dibaba Ethiopia is currently celebrating ‘Justice Week’, with focus on accountability and the rule of law. In the context of political lexicon of ethical standards and good governance, accountability... Read more »
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Ethiopia: New Bill Bans Foreigners From Practicing Law

A new bill that bans foreigners from practicing law and authorises the establishment of legal firms for the first time has been drafted by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). This is in... Read more »

Ethiopian billionaire Mohammed Al amoudi wins libel action against  Ethiopian Review website in UK

An Ethiopian-born billionaire has won £175,000 in libel damages over allegations he had hunted his daughter down so she could be stoned to death. Mohammed Hussein Al-Amoudi was born in Ethiopia, but... Read more »