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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 ›

Ethiopia Abandons Addis Ababa Expansion Plan After Deadly Oromo Student Protests

Ethiopia has announced the cancellation of a controversial development plan to expand the capital Addis Ababa into Oromia, the largest region in the country. On Wednesday, Getachew Reda, Ethiopia‚Äôs minister of communication, confirmed the decision of the ruling party in Read more ›

United States Urges Ethiopia to Release Imprisoned Journalists Amid Violent Protests

The United States has expressed concern over the recent arrest of journalists in Ethiopia amid deadly protests over a government plan to extend the capital Addis Ababa into Oromia. On Wednesday, the US urged Ethiopia to release journalists and all Read more ›

Oromo Students Killed in Fresh Protests Against Plan to Expand Addis Ababa into Oromia

Police in Ethiopia have responded violently to students protesting a government plan to extend the capital city Addis Ababa into Oromia, the largest region in the country. According to the Human Rights Watch, about three students have lost their lives Read more ›