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Ethiopian Blogger Eskinder Nega Among Released Prisoners

The Ethiopian government has released blogger Eskinder Nega and several prominent opposition figures from prison, as part of efforts to ease political tensions in the Horn of Africa nation. The government said it freed a total of 746 prisoners on Wednesday, in line with a promise made by the country's attorney general last week. Those released include the former deputy chairman of the opposition Unity for Democracy party, Andualem Arage, and top opposition figures Kenfe-Mikail...

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