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Ethiopia charges prominent opposition figure Jawar Mohammed with terrorism

As human rights organizations continue to warn that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is turning Ethiopia into a dictatorship, his administration on Saturday charged the country's most prominent opposition figure, Jawar Mohammed, and 23 others with terrorism...

Ethiopia on the brink of break up as tensions escalate in Tigray region and Oromo opposition leaders remain incommunicado

Fears are mounting that Ethiopia, Africa's second most populous country with a rich history and diverse culture, may be on the brink of a break up, as tensions escalate in the strategically important Tigray region, and...

The world should hear the cries of Oromo people in Ethiopia

The Oromo people in Ethiopia are good people and the world should hear their cries for justice, equality, peace, liberty, democracy and freedom. They are the largest ethnic group in Ethiopia and represent 34.5% of the...

The world celebrated changes in Ethiopia under Abiy Ahmed a little bit early, released Kenyan journalist tells Voice of America

A Kenyan journalist who was arrested and detained in Ethiopia for two months before he was released after he contracted the deadly coronavirus has indicated that the world may have celebrated changes in Ethiopia a little...

U.S. senators call for release of Ethiopian opposition figure Jawar Mohammed. Say rule of law at risk under Abiy Ahmed

Two high profile American senators have sent a letter to the U.S. State Department calling for the immediate release of Ethiopian opposition figure Jawar Mohammed, as crackdown widens under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali.

Activists release partial list of Oromos killed by Ethiopian security forces since August 17

Activists have released what they described as a partial list of Oromos killed by Ethiopian security forces since August 17, 2020.The list, sent to human rights organizations around the world, is made...

IMF says COVID-19 impact on Ethiopia’s air transport, travel and tourism would be significant

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday, again, forecast an economic turbulence for Ethiopia in 2020 and 2021 amid COVID-19 pandemic, saying that air transport, travel and tourism would be affected the most.

Kenyan journalist Yassin Juma freed in Ethiopia but dozens of opposition leaders and journalists still locked up

Kenyan journalist Yassin Juma has been released from detention in Ethiopia but dozens of prominent opposition leaders and journalists remain locked up.The refusal by the administration of Abiy Ahmed Ali to release...

When will the world call Nobel Peace Prize winning dictator of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed to order?

The world is silent, cold and blind. The persistent cries of Ethiopians are falling into deaf ears.Hundreds die, thousands are jailed, but the world seems shockingly unconcerned.The...

Embattled Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed sacks defense minister and former ally Lemma Megersa who is popular in Oromiya region

The embattled Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, who has come under fire from human rights organizations around the world for his grave rights abuses, has fired defense minister Lemma Megersa, a former ally.

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