Tag Archives: Oromo protests

23 October 18

Ethiopia’s exiled Olympic runner returns home – but what is he returning to?

As Feyisa Lilesa crossed the finishing of the Men’s Marathon at the Rio 2016 Olympics, he didn’t just claim his silver medal in the running event – he also brought the world’s attention to events taking place in his home country,
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02 January 18

Ethiopia vows to release political prisoners

Ethiopia’s prime minister on Wednesday announced plans to release all political prisoners and close Maekelawi, one of the country’s most notorious detention centres.

20 May 17

Ethiopia: Opposition member found guilty of terror charge

An Ethiopian opposition politician has been found guilty of encouraging terrorism over comments he posted on Facebook.

05 May 17

UN calls on Ethiopia to allow opposition

The UN’s human rights chief is calling on the Ethiopian government to allow political opposition in the country.

20 October 16

Ethiopia State of Emergency: The Walls Close in on Protestors

On Saturday, Ethiopia imposed a six-month “state of emergency” in response to growing unrest across the country. It’s the first time the government has experienced this kind of public dissent during its 25-year rule and its clamping down with everything it
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