Since January 3, 2020, Ethiopian authorities have disconnected mobile phone networks, landlines, and internet services in the Oromia region. The shutdown has prevented families from communicating, disrupted life-saving services, and contributed to an information blackout during government counter-insurgency operations in the area, Human Rights Watch says.
The Oromia region in Ethiopia.
Addis Standard, 24 February 2020
At least 30 people were injured on Thursday February 20/2020 when government security forces clamped down on a crowd of protesters in the town of Aweday, eleven kilometers west of… Read more »
Crisis Group, 3 February 2020
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy has implemented important reforms but the changes have uncorked social tensions long bottled up by an authoritarian state. In this excerpt from our… Read more »
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