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The trial of Bekele Gerba

Addis Abeba, September 30/2020 – “Ethiopia has entered a new year with all its heavy political burdens – with both hope and despair. And without a shadow of doubt, the hoped-for democratic transition is disturbingly failing,” said the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) in a statement. The statement, released on …

  Etenesh Abera Addis Abeba, February 13/2018 – A day after the Ethiopia’s attorney general said it would discontinue terrorism and criminal charges against seven high profile opposition party leaders and members from the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), and on the second day of a region wide strike called by …

By: Awol Allo, Hassan Hussein, Mohammed Ademo and Tsedale Lemma Addis Abeba, February 07/2018 — Ethiopia’s much-touted pledge to release political prisoners in order to foster national consensus and widen the democratic space turned out to be much ado about nothing. Thirty-five days after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced plans …