Ethiopia

State of Emergency Declared in Ethiopia

A state of emergency has been declared in Ethiopia for the first time in 25 years following ongoing anti-government protests by the country’s two largest ethnic groups, which have at times turned violent.

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US

Obama Faces Renewed Calls to Pardon Edward Snowden

A number of prominent human rights groups, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, have launched a campaign calling on President Obama to issue a pardon to whistle-blower Edward Snowden, before he leaves office in January 2017.

Chad

Former dictator of Chad, Hissène Habré, sentenced to life in prison

Eight years of dictatorship, 40,000 murders, 200,000 cases of torture, and over 12,000 human rights violations, including rape and sexual enslavement, has finally been brought to justice. Former dictator of Chad, Hissène Habré (aged 73), who ruled the country from 1982 to 1990, has been charged with life imprisonment for grave human rights violations.