Category: Countries

U.S. House adopts Ethiopian resolution in blow to regime

The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday adopted by voice vote a resolution which calls for respect for human rights and encourages inclusive governance in Ethiopia, representing an irritant for the Ethiopian government. “This non-binding resolution, combined with recent statements…
Reactions to Abiy’s appointment as EPRDF chair

Politicians and activists are reacting to Abiy Ahmed’s appointment of chairman of Ethiopia’s ruling coalition, that would pave the way for him to become the new prime minister. Girma Seifu Maru, former sole opposition politician in a 547-seat parliament, said:…
Thousands of Ethiopian refugees in Kenya

The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) says it is taking care of 8,000 Ethiopians who have fled to Kenya from the border town of Moyale.The majority are children and women, including pregnant and lactating mothers, according to KRCS. The ethnic…
Ethiopian students in Hungary in extreme financial hardship

Ethiopian students benefiting from a Hungarian government scholarship complained about financial hardship and asked their government to support them to cater for their basic needs because their stipends are inadequate. The students, numbering over 30, are beneficiaries of the Stipendium…
Yonatan Tesfaye released

Ethiopian opposition politician Yonatan Tesfaye was released from Ziway prison as part of a presidential pardon. Yonatan had been among journalists and politicians line up to be freed on Mid-February but his release delayed because he refused to sign false…