Archive | December 23, 2016

Ethiopia Frees Thousands of Detainees – Human Rights Watch

Ethiopia Frees Thousands of Detainees – Human Rights Watch End Emergency Restrictions and Address Protester Grievances Felix Horne Senior Researcher, Horn of Africa (HRW) — It’s good news that Ethiopia’s government has announced the release of 9,800 people detained for their participation in anti-government protests. But they represent fewer than half of the 24,000 people […]

Family: Ethiopian Running Legend Miruts Yifter Dies at 72

Family: Ethiopian Running Legend Miruts Yifter Dies at 72 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (kichuu) –ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Miruts Yifter, an Ethiopian running legend who inspired world-class athletes like Haile Gebreselassie, has died in Canada at age 72, his family and Ethiopian Athletics Federation officials told the Associated Press on Friday. The athlete known widely […]

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