Source: BBC News
In a surprise move, Ethiopia’s prime minister has announced the release of political prisoners and the closure of a notorious detention centre, allegedly used as a torture chamber.
Hailemariam Desalegn told a press conference the move was designed to allow political dialogue.
But it is unclear exactly who will be released – or when it will take place.
Ethiopia, a staunch ally of the West, is accused by rights groups of using mass arrests to stifle opposition.