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Ethiopian security forces fired tear gas and live ammunition into crowd of more than a million people gathered at a religious celebration, resulting in more than 150 deaths. 

Freedom House welcomes House Resolution entitled “Supporting human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia.”

Ethiopian security forces have killed dozens of protesters in the Amhara and Oromia regions during weekend protests. 

Program Officer, Africa

Amid discontent, sometimes violent protests, and a drought of historic proportions, the Ethiopian government is tightening its stranglehold on domestic politics.



Senior Director for Program Strategy, Development and Learning and Director for Central, East and West Africa Programs

Director, Southern Africa

Signature Reports

Special Reports

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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