Is There Hope for Revision of Ethiopia's Draconian Laws?
After releasing thousands of political prisoners earlier this year, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed committed to revisiting the laws that provided the illegitimate basis for detaining so many. Following this, the Federal Attorney General's office established in July a 13-member justice reform advisory council to address a range of critical issues, including revising repressive laws and improving judicial independence, writes Human Rights Watch.
Ethiopia: Is Freedom Deserved?
Addis Fortune, 25 August 2018
There was a popular post circulating on social media two weeks ago. It suggested that it was becoming safer for Ethiopians to walk around in Asmara, capital of Eritrea, than in… Read more »
VOA, 23 August 2018
A U.S. delegation is heading to Ethiopia on Wednesday to talk about the country's reform efforts since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took office in April. Read more »
President Mustafa Omer has pledged freedom of expression in a region that had been marred by human rights abuses under the ten-year administration of Abdi Iley. Read more »
U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Mike Raynor sat down with Addis Standard to discuss leadership, reforms and the relationship between the two countries. Read more »