Ethiopia: Attack on Civil Society Escalates as Dissent Spreads

Freedom House July 22,2016 by Yoseph Badwaza, Program Officer, Africa and Jennifer Charette, Senior Program Associate, Africa Amid discontent, sometimes violent protests, and a drought of historic proportions that has left more than 15 million Ethiopians in need of urgent food aid, the Ethiopian government is tightening its stranglehold on domestic politics. In the wake […]

Ethiopia : Netherlands Embassy in Addis Ababa issued travel advisory

July 20,2016 In a brief statement issued on its website on July 18,2016, ¬†Netherlands Embassy in Addis Ababa recommended to its citizens who are either travelling to Gonder and those who are residing in Gonder to consider their safety while in the region, and to avoid demonstrations and large gatherings. The advisory is issued in […]

Ethiopia : Colonel Demeke Zewdu to appear before court

July 19,2016 Colonel Demeke Zewdu who was a member of Wolqaite Question committee is to appear before court for homicide according to sources who seem to have informants from Gondar, a city which was battling with government security forces for more than a week now. From the sources, it seems that Colonel Zewdu will not […]