Ibrahim Shafi, who worked on various sports newspapers and Addis Guday magzine in Ethiopia and often commented on national politics on social media, has reportedly died in exile in Kenya, his colleagues report. A few Ethiopian journalists and dissidents died in Kenya in the past years, where they sought sanctuary from the regime in Ethiopia. He was exiled since 2014.
He was exiled in neighboring Kenya for the past decade, according to sources.
There are several Ethiopian journalists and dissidents residing in neighboring countries in difficult conditions. A fundraiser is being organised to help the return of his body and the funeral.
We wish to pass our condolences to Ibrahim’s family and friends.