Ethiopian marathoner who made Rio protest returns from exile

2018-10-22 12:24

The Ethiopian marathon runner who made global headlines with an anti-government gesture at the Rio Olympics finish line has returned from exile after sports officials assured him he will not face prosecution.

Ethiopia asks dissident runner Feyisa Lilesa to come home

2018-08-15 14:00

Ethiopia has asked dissident marathoner and Olympics silver medallist Feyisa Lilesa to come home, promising a "hero's welcome", in an open letter published.

Prominent Ethiopian actor seeks US asylum

2016-09-26 23:00

Prominent Ethiopian actor, Znah-Bzu Tsegaye has said that he is seeking asylum in the United States, two months after leaving the east African country, a report says.

I want the superiority of one ethnic group to end, says Ethiopia's Lilesa

2016-09-14 21:00

Oromo marathon runner Feyisa Lilesa does not expect a hero’s welcome in Ethiopia, despite winning Silver at the Rio Olympics last month.


Marathon runner returns to reformed Ethiopia after exile

2018-10-21 18:06

After two years of political exile that began at the Rio Olympic Games marathon finish line the athlete Feyisa Lilesa returned home to Ethiopia.

Ethiopian runner who protested in Rio reunites with family

2017-02-15 12:31

The Olympic marathon silver medalist who became an international figure when he crossed his wrists in protest at the finish line in Rio de Janeiro has been reunited with his family at a Miami airport

Ethiopian PM blames US-based govt dissenters for protests

2016-09-22 15:01

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has blamed the United States-based "dissenters" for being behind Olympic medallist Feyisa Lilesa’s protest at the Rio de Janeiro Games, a report says.

Ethiopian marathon runner: More athletes should speak out

2016-08-30 07:00

Ethiopian marathon runner, Feyisa Lelisa has said that more athletes who get the opportunity to compete on the global stage need to speak out against the persecution of the Oromo people in his country.

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