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Ethiopian Politician Charged With Inciting Violence After Facebook Post About Protests in Oromia

A former spokesman for Ethiopia’s main opposition group the Blue Party has been charged with inciting violence after his Facebook post critical of the government’s response to the protests in Oromia went viral. Yonatan Tesfaye was reportedly charged on Wednesday Read more ›

US Voices Concern After Ethiopia Charges 22 Opposition Members with Terrorism

The United States (US) has expressed concern over Ethiopia’s indictment of prominent opposition figure Bekele Gerba and 21 others on terrorism charges under its much criticized Anti-Terrorism Proclamation (ATP). The defendants, which includes students, civil servants and members of the Read more ›

Ethiopia Accused of Extra-Judicial Killings and Widespread Human Rights Abuses During Oromia Protests

An Ethiopian rights group on Monday accused the government of mass human rights abuses during the recently ended protests in the Oromia region. A report by the Human Rights Council (HRC) alleges that Ethiopian security forces carried out over 100 Read more ›

Ethiopia Debunks Human Rights Watch Report of Continued Violence in Oromia

Ethiopia on Monday debunked a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report that student protests against a government plan to extend the capital Addis Ababa into Oromia, the largest region in the country, has continued. Communications Minister Getachew Reda dismissed claims that Read more ›