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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...

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 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...

Ethiopia's Eskinder Nega refuses to sign false confession in exchange for prison release (CPJ)

New York, February 9, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Ethiopian government’s attempts today to compel Ethiopian journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega to sign a false confession before releasing him under a...

Ethiopia: Getish Mamo ''Yamegnal'' New Ethiopian Music 2018 (official video)

Ethiopia: journalist Eskinder Nega among 746 to be released (Amnesty)

He was arrested after writing about the Arab Spring, jailed for 18 years and named a ‘prisoner of conscience’ by Amnesty ‘He should not have spent a single day behind bars’ – Sarah Jackson Commenting on news from Ethiopia that...

Ethiopian activists launching remittance embargo campaign on social media

Remittance embargo cyber campaign targets to mobilize Ethiopians living in North America, Europe, Australia, Middle East, among others, not “to feed the beast” borkena, February 7, 2018 — Ethiopian activists living abroad are launching...