Ethiopia: Terrorism verdict for facebook post is a shameful affront to freedom of expression
In response to news that former Ethiopian opposition spokesman Yonatan Tesfaye has been found guilty of “encouragement of terrorism” in connection with his posts on Facebook, Michelle Kagari, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes, said:…Read more: (amnesty.org)
How long can Ethiopia state of emergency last?
A decade of development in Ethiopia, one of the world’s fastest growing economies, is at risk if the country continues to ban political opposition and muzzle the media, the UN has warned…Read more: (aljazeera.com)
Ethiopia: Fuel tucks ambushed in Gondar
Two fuel trucks heading to Gondar from Sudan came under attack on Tuesday in Chilga, north Gondar. The two trucks were completely burnt and the drivers injured, according to ESAT’s sources… Read more: (ethsat.com)
Andargachew Tsige’s partner to stand against Theresa May
Yemi Hailemariam, partner of Andy Tsege, Ethiopian born Briton held in Ethiopian jail, said she will stand against U.K’s Prime Minister, Theresa May in the general election in her seat to raise awareness of his plight, according to a report by i news…Read more: (ethsat.com)