Ethiopian regime struggles to quell growing unrest – The Financial Times

John Aglionby in Burayu (01-02-2018)

ETHIOPIA-POLITICS-PROTESTJohn Aglionby in Burayu (01-02-2018) Eleven days after Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina was released following two years in prison, he used a political rally to ramp up pressure on the autocratic regime that freed him. “We must not be satisfied until we have real democracy,” he told thousands… February 2, 2018No CommentRead More

Eleven days after Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina was released following two years in prison, he used a political rally to ramp up pressure on the autocratic regime that freed him.

“We must not be satisfied until we have real democracy,” he told thousands of his supporters in Ambo, a town in Oromia state that has been a hotbed of resistance to the government.

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Ninety feared dead after shipwreck off Libya coast

2FF1DCDA-8ED1-4C9E-9BA8-4FC43E205518International Organization for Migration says three people survived the incident early on Friday.o

Around 90 people have drowned after a shipwreck off western Libya, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

A spokesperson for the UN-affiliated body said 10 bodies had washed ashore near the town of Zuwara. A fishing boat rescued one survivor, and another two managed to swim to shore.

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Netsanet Belay, Amnesty International’s Research and Advocacy Director for Africa, who has himself previously spent more than two years in prison in Ethiopia, is available for interviews

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