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Ethiopia: Abiy’s First Year as Prime Minister, Review of Freedom of Association

Expand A man holds an Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) flag as hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians gathered to welcome returning leaders of the once-banned group in the capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018.  © AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene One year ago this month, Dr. Abiy Ahmed was sworn in as prime minister of Ethiopia. His first few months in office saw many positive human rights reforms and a renewed sense of optimism following several years of protests and instability, along with decades of repressive authoritarian rule. Thousands of political prisoners have been released, a peace…

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