Tag Archives: Abiy Ahmed

08 April 21

To heal, Ethiopia must urgently investigate sexual violence in Tigray conflict

International pressure is mounting on warring parties in Ethiopia’s conflict-ridden Tigray region to halt attacks against civilians as reports of human rights abuses snowball. The UN recently raised the alarm over the atrocities and, in particular, called for a stop
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23 March 21

Ethiopia: Abiy Ahmed acknowledges Tigray atrocities

Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed acknowledged that reports indicate atrocities have been committed in the country’s Tigray conflict.

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28 February 21

Ethiopia: US report documents ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Tigray region

A US government report obtained by The New York Times accuses Ethiopia of carrying out “a systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing” under the guise of civil war in the country’s Tigray region.

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20 January 21

Ethiopia: Fear of mass starvation amid Tigray crisis

Hundreds of thousands of people may starve to death in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, according to a government official quoted in leaked notes from a meeting of humanitarian workers.

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05 January 21

Ethiopia releases Reuters cameraman without charge

Police in Ethiopia released Reuters cameraman Kumerra Gemechu on Tuesday after detaining him without charge for 12 days.

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21 September 20

Ethiopia: 24 opposition figures charged with terrorism

Authorities in Ethiopia have charged 24 opposition figures with terrorism offences in connection with a wave of ethnic unrest that came after the killing of popular Oromo singer and activist, Hachalu Hundessa.

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27 February 20

How popular is Abiy Ahmed in Ethiopia as election looms?

With elections looming, Ethiopia finds itself at yet another defining but equally uncertain political junction. Just a few years ago, the country was tearing itself apart through anti-government protests. Now, the East African nation is in danger of tearing itself
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26 February 20

Ethiopia set to release more prisoners ‘for the national good’

Authorities in Ethiopia have announced that dozens of high-profile prisoners are set to be released from jail, including opposition activists accused of an attempted coup last year.

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25 February 20

Ethiopia: 29 injured in ‘bomb attack’ at pro-Abiy rally

An explosion injured 29 people in the Ethiopian town of Ambo on Sunday at a rally in support of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

14 February 20

Ethiopia approves controversial hate speech law

Lawmakers in Ethiopia have approved controversial law aimed at tackling hate speech that critics warn could be used to restrict freedom of expression.

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