1,867 NGOs vanish from Ethiopia

Posted on July 3, 2010


Following the new controversial civil society law of Ethiopia introduced last year, the number of non governmental organizations (NGOs) in the country reduced by more than half, a ministry’s report reveals.

The report of the ministry of Justice presented to parliament last week shows that out of a total of 3,522 NGOs who were registered before the country introduced the new law, only 1,655 have so far been able to reregister, while the rest vanished.

“This shows the fact that most of the NGOs in the country were not operational even though they were registered,” the ministry noted in its report… Read more on NewBusinessEthiopia.com