Ethiopia

87 million people
370 USD GNI (PPP)
Internet:
Not Free
Press:
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The United States Congress will vote on U.S. House of Representatives vote on H.Res.128, an important tool to encourage the Government of Ethiopia to make good on recent promises of reforms.

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The Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front elected Dr. Abiy Ahmed as chairman and prime minister-designate. 

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson embarks on first trip to Sub-Saharan Africa as secretary, traveling to Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Nigeria starting March 6.

Ethiopia's government released more than 700 political prisoners, in a historic move towards democratic governance. 

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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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