Ethiopia: 2,000 charged over violence sparked by pop star's death

Ethiopia: 2,000 charged over violence sparked by pop star’s death

Al- Jazeera About 2,000 people are facing charges over violence that erupted in Ethiopia after the June killing of an iconic pop star from the Oromo ethnic group. Attorney General Gideon Timothewos... Read more »
More than 9,000 arrests in Ethiopia since June killing of singer

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More than 9,000 arrests in Ethiopia since June killing of singer

More than 9,000 arrests in Ethiopia since June killing of singer

Al-Jazeera Ethiopia has arrested more than 9,000 people after deadly clashes last month, the state-run human rights commission has told the Reuters news agency, raising fears that a government hailed for reforms... Read more »
Ethiopia is treading a political tightrope as its unresolved ethnic tensions erupt in violence again

Ethiopia is treading a political tightrope as its unresolved ethnic tensions erupt in violence again

By Yohannes Gedamu Oromia, one of the regions in Ethiopia’s ethnically constituted federation and the country’s most populated one, also happens to be the political constituency of prime minister Abiy Ahmed. Unfortunately, the region is... Read more »
At least 52 Killed in Ethiopia Protests over Musician Haacaaluu Hundeessaa Death

At least 52 Killed in Ethiopia Protests over Musician Haacaaluu Hundeessaa Death

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – At least 50 people were killed in Ethiopia’s Oromiya region in protests following the fatal shooting of a popular singer, a regional spokesman said on Wednesday, laying bare... Read more »
Ethiopia launches probe into alleged rights violations

Ethiopia launches probe into alleged rights violations

AA – Ethiopia has launched its own investigation into human rights violations allegedly committed by its security forces, local media reported on Tuesday. The probe was started after a report by global... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethiopia PM Abiy under harsh criticism over his silence as 67 killed in unrest

By Simon Marks | New York Times ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia —Weeks after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is coming under harsh criticism over his silence in the face of... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Protests in Ethiopia Threaten to Mar Image of Its Nobel-Winning Leader

By Simon Marks | New York Times ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Protests against Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia erupted on Wednesday, threatening to taint the aura around his newly won Nobel Peace... Read more »
Ethiopia Sweeps Paris Marathon As Calvin Smashes French Record

Ethiopian Olympic protest runner Feyisa Lilesa finally rewarded

BBC – An Ethiopian runner who brought the world’s attention to a wave of protests in Ethiopia at the Rio Olympics has been rewarded by his government. Feyisa Lilesa, who received $17,000... Read more »