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Following the assassination of government officials in the Amhara Region and in Addis Ababa, the government’s use of repressive measures puts Ethiopia's recent political gains at risk. 

Ethiopia's new law is the Ahmed administration's first major reform measure taken towards ensuring a more open operating environment for civil society.

In response to Ethiopia being selected for the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s (MCC) threshold program, which assists countries to become eligible for substantial MCC financial support, Freedom

We are witnessing a pivotal moment in Ethiopia’s history.  If reform efforts continue on their current trajectory, Ethiopia could become one of the few victories for democratic governance at a time when many countries are moving in the wrong direction. Much remains to be done, and support from the international community will be needed.

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Reform in Ethiopia: Turning Promise into Progress

Ethiopia has seen dramatic political changes this year, but significant challenges remain. The United States should seize this opportunity to support a genuine democratic transition in a pivotal country.

Citizens' Perception Toward Civil Society: Ethiopia

The environment for civil society in Ethiopia is among the most restrictive in the world. The ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) has overseen a continuous crackdown on opposition, independent media, and civil society. As the EPRDF marks 25 years in power, civil society groups struggle to maintain operations and keep their doors open.

Freedom in Sub-Saharan Africa 2007

Freedom House released an analysis of democracy in sub-Saharan Africa showing that the region has experienced notable increases in freedom over the past generation, although more setbacks than gains were seen in 2006.

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