Ethiopia

87 million people
370 USD GNI (PPP)
Internet:
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News & Updates

The government of Ethiopia announced that it will release all political prisoners and close the notorious Central Crime Investigation Center.

The spread of repressive policies has implications for U.S. security interests in the region.

Addis Ababa has halted a human rights resolution in the House by threatening to break off security cooperation with the United States.

Freedom House and coalition of NGOs and diaspora groups urge congress to pass United States House Resolution 128, Supporting Respect for Human Rights and Encouraging Inclusive Governance in Ethiopia.

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Experts

Senior Director for Program Strategy, Development and Learning

Vukasin Petrovic serves as the Senior Director for Program Strategy and as the Technical Director for USAID funded Human Rights Support Mechanism.

Signature Reports

Special Reports

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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