Theresa May thanks Ethiopia for release of Briton from death row

A British national who was kidnapped and imprisoned in Ethiopia has been released from death row. Prime Minister Theresa May has thanked her Ethiopian counterpart for the release of Ethiopia-born Andargachew Tsege,... Read more »

Complexities of Ethiopia’s problems mentally burdens freed Andargachew

Recently freed Ethiopian political prisoner, Andargachew Tsige, says he may be free physically but the complexities of the country’s politics was weighing him down mentally. Tsige who also holds British citizenship is... Read more »

Andargachew Tsege on release after four years on Ethiopia death row

British citizen Andargachew Tsege has been freed after spending four years on death row in Ethiopia. The government had accused him of plotting a coup and had sentenced him to death in... Read more »

Ethiopia govt confirms release of Andargachew Tsige, 500 others today

The Ethiopian government has confirmed the release of Andargachew Tsige, a leading opposition member with British citizenship. Addis Ababa announced a pardon for Tsige and over 500 other prisonsers last Saturday. A... Read more »

Canadian freed after 11 years in an Ethiopian jail calls for inquiry into Ottawa’s response

OTTAWA—A Canadian man who was jailed in Ethiopia for 11 years is calling for an investigation into the federal government’s handling of his case, which began as he fled war-ravaged Somalia in... Read more »

Ethiopian PM secures release of prisoners in Saudi Arabia

Up to 1000 Ethiopian prisoners will be freed from prisons in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, following a request by the prime minister Abiy Ahmed to The Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.... Read more »

Ethiopia agrees stake in Port Sudan, prisoner release on PM Abiy’s Sudan trip

Days after announcing that they will take a stake in Port of Djibouti, Ethiopia and Sudan have agreed a deal that will allow them to take a stake of Port Sudan, an... Read more »

[Update] Ethiopia returns passport of Eskinder Nega, told he can travel

The Addis Standard reports that Immigration officials have returned the passport of Eskinder Nega and that he has been told he will be allowed to travel. “His passport was confiscated by immigration... Read more »

[Update] Ethiopia frees journalists, politicians rearrested under martial law

Local media in Ethiopia are reporting the imminent release of recently detained journalists and activists. A total of 19 people were picked up in Bahir Dar, capital of the Amhara regional state... Read more »

Ethiopia govt must free Eskinder Nega, other political prisoners – U.S. Senator Rubio

The United States Senator for Florida, Marco Rubio, has waded into the recent re-arrest of Ethiopian journalists and other political prisoners, urging the Ethiopian government to release them. Tweeting the AP report... Read more »