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Vol 38 No 25

Published 19th December 1997


Ethiopia

Rights and wrongs

The government launched its long-promised human rights initiative to coincide with the 9 December visit by the United States Secretary of State. Madeleine Albright flattered the Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front government but warned Washington was closely watching its democratic process. The opposition faces growing toughness. Ethiopia is second only to Turkey in gaoling journalists.

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