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Ethiopia to Free Political Prisoners, Close Prison

Ethiopia to Free Political Prisoners, Close Prison

Important Steps, But More Rights Reforms Needed Today, Ethiopia’s ruling coalition announced it would release political prisoners and close the infamous Maekelawi detention center in the capital, Addis Ababa. While the…

LIBYA: EUROPEAN GOVERNMENTS COMPLICIT IN HORRIFIC ABUSE OF REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS

LIBYA: EUROPEAN GOVERNMENTS COMPLICIT IN HORRIFIC ABUSE OF REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS

Report, showing network of exploitation involving EU-backed Libyan Coast Guard, comes after international outrage at people being sold in auctions in the country UK among countries helping to fund coast…

US condemns deadly Ethiopia clashes

US condemns deadly Ethiopia clashes

Addis Ababa – The United States on Wednesday said it was “troubled and saddened” by clashes in Ethiopia that local reports said has left at least 18 people dead. The…

Ethiopia: New Spate of Abusive Surveillance

Ethiopia: New Spate of Abusive Surveillance

Spyware Industry Needs Regulation Ethiopian authorities have carried out a renewed campaign of malware attacks, abusing commercial spyware to monitor government critics abroad, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should…

Ethiopia’s ethnic federalism is being tested

Ethiopia’s ethnic federalism is being tested

Violence between ethnic groups has put the country on edge FOR centuries the city of Harar, on the eastern fringes of the Ethiopian highlands, was a sanctuary, its people protected…

State Department Issues Travel Warning for Ethiopia

State Department Issues Travel Warning for Ethiopia

The U.S. State Department has issued an updated travel warning for Ethiopia, alerting U.S. citizens to the risks posed by civil unrest and arbitrary detention. The Ethiopian government extended a…

UN human rights chief urges Ethiopia to allow opposition

UN human rights chief urges Ethiopia to allow opposition

Hussein warns autocratic regime of need for ‘more open democratic space’   The Ethiopian government is putting more than a decade of economic development at risk by banning meaningful political…

35 KILLED, DOZENS MISSING IN ETHIOPIA GARBAGE DUMP LANDSLIDE

35 KILLED, DOZENS MISSING IN ETHIOPIA GARBAGE DUMP LANDSLIDE

( BY ELIAS MESERET) ASSOCIATED PRESS ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A landslide swept through a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital, killing at least 35 people and…

US: Stand Up for Ethiopians as Government Stifles Protests, Jails Journalists

US: Stand Up for Ethiopians as Government Stifles Protests, Jails Journalists

Human Rights Watch Statement to US House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations   Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Bass, members of the…

Ethiopia : Human Rights Watch Denounces Grave Human Rights Abuses in Ethiopia

Ethiopia : Human Rights Watch Denounces Grave Human Rights Abuses in Ethiopia

Human Rights Watch (HRW) published a scathing report on the events that took place in 2016 in Ethiopia. The organization identified a string of human rights abuses – including the…

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