Ethiopia Frees Opposition Leaders from Prison, Wants to Begin Political Dialogue

Additional reporting by Duncan Miriri in Nairobi and Daphne Psaledakis in Washington Writing by Duncan Miriri and Katharine Houreld Editing by Timothy Heritage, Andrew Cawthorne and Cynthia Osterman

Ethiopia has freed several opposition leaders from prison, the state broadcaster reported on Friday, as the government said it would begin dialogue with political opponents after 14 months of war when thousands of people have been arrested.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Additional reporting by Duncan Miriri in Nairobi and Daphne Psaledakis in Washington Writing by Duncan Miriri and Katharine Houreld Editing by Timothy Heritage, Andrew Cawthorne and Cynthia Osterman