Tag: Ethiopian government

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Ethiopia Jails 20 Muslims Accused of Pursuing Sharia State

An Ethiopian court has sentenced 20 Muslims to prison after they were found guilty of trying to establish a state ruled by Sharia law and

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House Ratified 387 Million USD Loan

Ethiopia’s lower house, House of Peoples’ Representative, ratified 3 loans which will be used to finance 2 road construction projects in Addis Ababa and upgrading

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Police hints likelihood of terrorist charges against Merera Gudina

When Professor Merera Gudina was arrested on November 30,2016 up on his return from European Parliament hearing, Ethiopian government explained the arrest in terms of

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First Lady - What Is Good for Women Is Good for the Economy

First Lady Roman Tesfaye has been honored with Special Congregational Proclamation by the General Assembly of the State of Georgia, USA, and was presented with

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Ethnic tensions in Gondar reflect the toxic nature of Ethiopian politics

In Gondar, a city in Ethiopia’s northern highlands, a lone tourist pauses to take a photo of a fortress built more than two centuries ago.

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Ethiopia to Release over 9000 Curfew Detainees

Ethiopian authorities have disclosed that some 9,800 people detained under the current state of emergency will be released next week after receiving training. According to the

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“Ethiopia doesn’t detain journalists,” Negeri Lencho

These days Negeri Lencho, Ethiopia Minister of the Government Communication Affairs Office, is making the rounds at various media houses: BBC, Deutsche Welle, VOA, foreign-based

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First Lady Roman Tesfaye honored with Global Inspirational Leadership Award

Roman Tesfaye, the First Lady of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, has been honored with a Special Congregational Proclamation by the General Assembly of

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State Probing Death of young Relative in Ethiopian Jail

The government has launched investigations into the death of a Kenyan whose brought from Ethiopia on Thursday. Zakayo Muriuki, an engineer, was arrested in Ethiopia on

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EU Parliament writes to Ethiopian President over Detained Oromo Leader

The European Parliament (EP) has officially written to the Ethiopian government seeking clarification on the arrest of an opposition leader, Dr. Merera Gudina. The EP President,

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Government’s Brutal Response to Amhara Region Protesters

Following the July arrest and detention of representatives of the Wolqait Amhara Identity Committee in Gonder by the government’s Antiterrorism Taskforce, protests erupted in many

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Senator Ben Cardin Statement on Arrest of Dr. Merera Gudina in Ethiopia

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, released the following statement Friday after Dr. Merera Gudina, leader of

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