Ethiopia news

UN rights chief “concerned” over Ethiopia killings

Addis Ababa – The United Nations human rights chief expressed concern on Tuesday over the deaths of at least seven people chanting anti-government slogans during a religious festival in Ethiopia last week…Read more: (news24.com)

Ethiopia’s leading opposition figure warns of unrest if dialogue fails

Ethiopia’s government needs to hold negotiations with the country’s most-popular opposition parties or risk the return of destabilising protests, veteran dissident Merera Gudina said in an interview, days after leaving prison…Read more: (digitaljournal.com)

Ethiopia could be sitting on one of world’s great untapped gold deposits

To the west of Ethiopia near the Sudanese border lies a place called the Asosa zone. This may be the location of the oldest gold mine in the world…Read more: (theconversation.com)

Ethiopia: HRLHA Calls for Genuine Solution to Crisis in Ethiopia

On 21 January 2018, the Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) released an urgent action statement calling for more disclosure and action from Ethiopia’s government, in light of the recent release of political prisoners…Read more: (unpo.org)

Ethiopia: Tensions remain high in Woldia, protesters set truck ablaze in Hara

Reports reaching from Woldia show that tensions remained high in the town that has seen the killing of 13 people while celebrating the annual Epiphany celebrations this weekend…Read more: (ethsat.com)

Ethiopia: Three killed for lowering flag at half-mast to mourn death of compatriots

TPLF security forces shot and killed three people in Alem Tena, East Shewa today while holding a sit in protest at a flagpole to mourn the death of protesters in Woldia and Moyale in the weekend…Read more: (ethsat.com)

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