Ethiopian Christians arrested for ‘praying against government’

Christians worship during a church service in a town in central  Ethiopia. (Photo: World Watch Monitor, 2016)
Seven Ethiopian Christians have been arrested and detained in the north-western town of Chagni on suspicion of praying against the government. A local source told World Watch Monitor the seven men, members of the Meserete Kiristos church, were followed and overheard by a local militia group when they went up a . . . Read More

Ethiopian village church attacked

Ethiopian village church attacked
A church in a village 130km west of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, has been attacked three times recently by suspected animists angered over their evangelism efforts. On 30 August, a mob killed one Christian and injured around 30 others during the Sunday service. Two days later, a day after . . . Read More

Obama visit puts Ethiopia’s record in spotlight

Obama visit puts Ethiopia’s record in spotlight
n Ethiopians walk past a poster of US President Barack Obama in Addis Ababa on 27 July. gettyimages.com U.S. President Barak Obama is visiting Ethiopia on 27 and 28 July, providing an opportunity for America to prod its ally on its human-rights record, which gets low marks from world capitals. . . . Read More