Ethiopia falls into violence a year after leader's Nobel peace prize win

Ethiopia falls into violence a year after leader’s Nobel peace prize win

Ethiopia faces a dangerous cycle of intensifying internal political dissent, ethnic unrest and security crackdowns, observers have warned, after a series of protests in recent weeks highlighted growing discontent with the government... Read more »
More than 9,000 arrests in Ethiopia since June killing of singer

More than 9,000 arrests in Ethiopia since June killing of singer

Al-Jazeera Ethiopia has arrested more than 9,000 people after deadly clashes last month, the state-run human rights commission has told the Reuters news agency, raising fears that a government hailed for reforms... Read more »
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Ethiopia is treading a political tightrope as its unresolved ethnic tensions erupt in violence again

Ethiopia is treading a political tightrope as its unresolved ethnic tensions erupt in violence again

By Yohannes Gedamu Oromia, one of the regions in Ethiopia’s ethnically constituted federation and the country’s most populated one, also happens to be the political constituency of prime minister Abiy Ahmed. Unfortunately, the region is... Read more »
Ethiopian PM says singer's death part of plot to sow unrest

Ethiopian PM says singer’s death part of plot to sow unrest

Addis Ababa (AFP) – Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Friday that the killing of a popular singer, and subsequent violence that has left nearly 100 dead this week, represented “coordinated attempts”... Read more »
Ethiopia to Set Up Regulator for First Stock Exchange This Year

Ethiopia to Set Up Regulator for First Stock Exchange This Year

By Samuel Gebre Ethiopia has drafted a bill to create a stock market authority that will come into effect before the end of the year, according to the Ministry of Finance. Ethiopia... Read more »
How Hachalu Hundessa's murder reveals Ethiopia's political divide

How Hachalu Hundessa’s murder reveals Ethiopia’s political divide

Al- Jazeera Firaol Ajema and his friends, dressed in black T-shirts, have been meeting each afternoon in recent days to listen to the music of Ethiopian pop star Hachalu Hundessa, also known... Read more »
Ethiopia says set to begin filling disputed dam in 2 weeks

Ethiopia says set to begin filling disputed dam in 2 weeks

By ELIAS MESERET Associated Press ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopia on Saturday said it is set to begin filling a $4.6 billion hydroelectric dam on the Blue Nile within the next two weeks... Read more »
Ethiopia launches probe into alleged rights violations

Ethiopia launches probe into alleged rights violations

AA – Ethiopia has launched its own investigation into human rights violations allegedly committed by its security forces, local media reported on Tuesday. The probe was started after a report by global... Read more »
Ethiopia defends plan to begin filling Nile dam

Ethiopia defends plan to begin filling Nile dam

Addis Ababa (AFP) – Ethiopia sees no reason to delay filling its controversial mega-dam despite warnings from Egypt that such a move could destabilise the region, according to a letter from Ethiopia’s... Read more »
Ethiopia is entering constitutional limbo

Ethiopia is entering constitutional limbo

Economist Even in normal times Ethiopia’s plans to hold national elections in August would have been fraught with uncertainty. Would they be free and fair? Would they help restore peace to a country... Read more »