Ethiopia to Pardon and Release All Political Prisoners

Ethiopia to Pardon and Release All Political Prisoners

Ethiopia’s prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, also announced the closure of a detention centre. He said the move was designed to improve political dialogue after two years of violent anti-government protests. Also: North and South Korea have conducted their first direct communication in nearly two years, and the problem of plastics in the River Ganges.