What Caused the Religious Protests in Ethiopia?
The government has blamed extremists for clashes that have resulted in deaths and arrests over the past few months, while the Muslim community is accusing the state of interfering in religious affairs.
African Arguments, 16 November 2012
The Ethiopian constitution provides for freedom of religion and requires the separation of state and religion. However, the Muslim community in Ethiopia has, for more than a year ... read more »
Young Muslim boy waits for a prayer session to commence (file photo).
UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 15 November 2012
Tensions have been simmering over several months between Muslims and the government, with thousands holding demonstrations in protest at the government's alleged interference in ... read more »
Sudan Tribune, 10 November 2012
A US religious freedom group has called on Ethiopian authorities to stop what it said was an emerging religious freedom violations against Muslim minorities in the Horn of Africa. read more »
Sudan Tribune, 22 October 2012
Police in Ethiopia killed two Muslim protesters in Gerba town in South Wollo Zone of the Amhara Regional State, according to local sources. read more »
Daily Maverick, 23 October 2012
Protests by the country's Muslim community in the capital, Addis Ababa, have prompted a crackdown by Ethiopian police and security services. Read more »