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U.S. Embassy Statement on the Ethiopian Government’s Declared State of Emergency

We strongly disagree with the Ethiopian government’s decision to impose a state of emergency that includes restrictions on fundamental rights such as assembly and expression. We recognize and share concerns expressed by the government about...

U.K., Canada issue Ethiopia travel advice after state of emergency declaration

The United Kingdom and Canada have issued travel advice in respect of Ethiopia following Friday evening’s declaration of a state of emergency. State broadcaster, EBC, reported that the Council of Ministers had imposed the measure to curb...

Ethiopia declares national state of emergency (BBC)

A national state of emergency has been declared in Ethiopia just one day after the unexpected resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. A statement by the state broadcaster said the move was necessary to stem a wave of anti-government...

Ethiopia drops charges against Zone 9 bloggers

(News24) Addis Ababa – Prosecutors in Ethiopia on Wednesday dropped charges against two bloggers critical of the government, and announced they would abandon the prosecution of a third amid a wave of prisoner releases. The move ends the...

Ethiopia prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigns (Aljazeera)

Hailemariam Desalegn says he has submitted his resignation as both Ethiopia’s prime minister and chairman of the country’s ruling coalition. Hailemariam’s announcement comes amid a political crisis and lingering unrest in...

Ethiopia: Eskinder’s release must herald a new dawn of respect for human rights (Amnesty

Commenting after Ethiopian journalist and Amnesty International prisoner of conscience Eskinder Nega walked out of prison a free man today, as part of a government pardon of 746 prisoners, Sarah Jackson, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional...

Message from EskinderNega in his own handwriting

FREE from chains! Thank you! By Eskinder Nega, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Here I stand before you – my family, friends, fellow journalists and human rights activists, Ethiopians, the diaspora and international community – FREE from my chains,...

VOA Exclusive Interview with Bekele Gerba & Dejene Tafa