Ethiopia declared a six months long state of emergency

Ethiopia declared a six months long state of emergency

For months decleration of state of emergency was rumored; as it turns out it is true. The question is will it help to address the popular protest or aggravate the crisis? borkena February 16, 2018 Updated on February 16, 2018 at 16:00 EST Ethiopia has officially declared today a state of emergency for the second […]

Hailemariam Desalegne submitted resignation ; what is next for Ethiopia?

Hailemariam Desalegne submitted resignation ; what is next for Ethiopia?

Rumor and speculation over as Hailemariam Desalegn appeared on state television to announce that he has submitted his resignation letter. borkena February 15, 2018 It has been rumored for months now that Hailemariam Desalegn is resigning as prime minister due to acute internal wrangling among ruling coalition executives and relentless popular protest in Ethiopia, which […]

Over 700 political prisoners released including Ahmedin Jebel,Andualem Arage, Eskinder Nega, and Kinfemichael Abebe

Over 700 political prisoners released including Ahmedin Jebel,Andualem Arage, Eskinder Nega, and Kinfemichael Abebe

borkena February 14, 2018 Ethiopian government released today Andualem Arage, Eskinder Nega, Kinfemichael Abebe (Abebe Kesto) and Ahmedin Jebel along with seven hundred forty-two other political prisoners at the federal and regional levels. Andualem Arage, a politician who was serving as secretary of Unity for Democracy and Justice which is now defunct, and journalist Eskinder […]

Bekele Gerba’s court case dropped, says prosecutor

Bekele Gerba’s court case dropped, says prosecutor

Bekele Gerba case dropped as Federal Government Amnesty Board looks into sentence for court contempt case borkena February 12, 2018 In the latest announcement of government’s “amnesty” of prisoners who are convicted and those whose cases are in court, the Federal prosecutor announced that it has dropped charges against Bekele Gerba, Secretary of Oromo Federalist […]

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