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Bashir Makhtal, Canadian man imprisoned in Ethiopia for 11 years, back in Canada (Toronto Sun)

The Canadian Press  TORONTO — A Canadian man who languished in an Ethiopian prison for more than 11 years returned home to Toronto on Saturday after being freed earlier this week Bashir Makhtal was sentenced to life in prison for terrorism-related...

PM Abiy Ahmed appoints 16 new cabinet members

US House Resolution on Ethiopia Passes (Human Rights Watch)

Resolution Calls for Commitment to Human Rights, Democracy, Rule of Law Felix Horne Today, the US House of Representatives passed a resolution encouraging Ethiopia’s government to increase respect for human rights, rule of law, and democracy....

Breaking News: US Congress Passed HR 128

Ethiopia Expectant over New Government Cabinet (Prensa Latina)

Addis Ababa, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) After the swearing-in ceremony of the Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia awaits between hope and caution, the changes that will come about in the Council of Minister, local academic experts indicated this...

Groups urge U.S. Congress to pass rights resolution on Ethiopia [by Engidu Woldie -ESAT]

 News (April 9, 2018) Ethiopian and international civic organizations and rights watchdogs urge the United States Congress to pass H. Res. 128, a resolution supporting respect for human rights and inclusive governance in the country. Photo...

With new prime minister, Ethiopia takes a step back from the precipice [Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam -THE HILL]

The old saw is “a stitch in time saves nine”. On April 2, Ethiopia installedAbiy Ahmed as its new prime minister. The question is whether PM Abiy could save Ethiopia’s nine regions from being unstitched in civil strife. Some watchers...

Ethiopia Backslides: the Continuing Harassment of Eskinder Nega (EFF)

BY DANNY O’BRIEN On March 25, bloggers, journalists and activists gathered at a private party in Addis Ababa—the capital of Ethiopia—to celebrate the new freedom of their colleagues. Imprisoned Ethiopian writers and reporters had...