Two prominent Ethiopian opposition politicians have been detained, at least one of them on terrorism-related charges. But opposition leaders are questioning the charges, saying the detentions appear politically motivated. Read the rest of this post »
Reporters without Borders condemns latest arrests of journalists in Ethiopia – Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the arrests of two journalists working for privately-owned newspapers in the past few days. Read the rest of this post »
NAIROBI, Kenya â€” It has proven notoriously tricky for Africaâ€™s rebel armies to transform themselves into democratic governments and Ethiopia offers perhaps the clearest case study on the continent of how and why this transition so rarely happens. Read the rest of this post »
The ruling Ethiopian Peopleâ€™s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) consolidated political control with a striking 99.6 percent victory in the May 2010 parliamentary elections. Read the rest of this post »
Ethiopia held its fourth elections to the House of Peopleâ€™s Representatives (HPR) and StateÂ Councils on 23 May 2010. The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) was present in Ethiopia from 14 April to 21 June 2010, following invitations from the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE). The EU EOM was led by Mr. Thijs Berman, Member of the European Parliament. The Mission deployed 170 observers from 25 European Union Member States, as well as, Norway, Switzerland and Canada to all the countryâ€™s regions, to assess the electoral process against international and regional commitments for elections as well as the laws of Ethiopia. The EU EOM is independent in its findings and conclusions and adheres to the Declaration of Principles for International Election Observation commemorated at the United Nations in October 2005. On Election Day, EU EOM observers visited 815 polling stations in every region of Ethiopia to observe voting and counting.
Ethiopians from various cities in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia held a conference on Saturday to discuss and coordinate plans for the upcoming 5th anniversary of the Ethiopian Election Massacre. Read the rest of this post »
Government Should Free All Political Prisoners Read the rest of this post »