Ethiopian opposition parties threaten election boycott

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – A coalition of Ethiopian opposition parties on Tuesday threatened to boycott a national vote next year without changes to an electoral law they view as biased towards the... 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 »

Ethiopia: Berhanu Nega elected leader of new opposition party

The founding forum for the establishment of  the newly formed Ethiopian Citizens for Social Justice has concluded its session by selecting party leaders today. Berhanu Nega and Andualem Arage were elected leader... Read more »

Ethiopian Olympic protest runner Feyisa Lilesa finally rewarded

BBC – An Ethiopian runner who brought the world’s attention to a wave of protests in Ethiopia at the Rio Olympics has been rewarded by his government. Feyisa Lilesa, who received $17,000... Read more »

Ethiopia: ONLF senior leadership return home

(FBC) –A delegation composed of senior leadership of the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) arrived in Ethiopia this morning. Upon arrival the delegation was received by Ahmed Shide, Chairperson of the Somali... Read more »

Ethiopian parliament approves amnesty for political prisoners

Ethiopia’s parliament has passed an amnesty for thousands of political prisoners, thousands of whom have been freed in recent months. Since assuming office in April, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has introduced a series... Read more »

Ethiopia pardons hundreds sentenced on ‘terrorism’ charges | Ethiopia News

The government of Ethiopia has said it will release more than 304 prisoners, including 289 convicted on “terrorism” charges, according to state media. The move is part of a raft of reforms pledged by authorities... Read more »

Momentous days in Ethiopia as new PM pledges major reforms

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — These are not ordinary times in Ethiopia. Sweeping changes that seemed unthinkable just weeks ago have been announced almost daily since a new prime minister, Africa’s youngest... Read more »

Ethiopia moves to lift state of emergency two months early as tensions ease

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed waves to the crowd at a rally April 11 in Ambo, Ethi­o­pia. (Zacharias Abubeker/AFP/Getty Images) By Paul Schemm | Washington Post ADDIS ABABA, Ethi­o­pia — Ethiopia’s government... Read more »

Andargachew Tsige pardoned by Ethiopia

Ethiopia has pardoned an opposition leader with British citizenship who had been sentenced to death. Andargachew Tsige was found guilty of “terrorism” and sentenced in absentia in 2009 over his role in... Read more »