On June 9, 2018, an unidentified individual carried out a grenade attack against students studying in the Dilla University library, injuring at least nine.
Scholars at Risk welcomes reports that Professor Bekele Gerba has been granted release on bail after nearly two years of detention, and calls on Ethiopian authorities to drop any charges against him.
Scholars at Risk has called on Ethiopian authorities to release and drop all charges against Dr. Merera Gudina, a former professor of political science at Addis Ababa University and the chair of of the Oromo Federalist Congress. Dr. Gudina was arrested
On December 1, 2016, Ethiopian security forces reportedly arrested Merera Gudina, a former professor of political science at Addis Ababa University and the chair of the Oromo Federalist Congress, following his return from Belgium, where he had spoken to EU