Ethiopia: Tigray people 'ready to die' as leader rejects call to surrender

Ethiopia: Tigray people ‘ready to die’ as leader rejects call to surrender

The leader of Ethiopia’s dissident Tigray region has said his people are “ready to die” defending their homeland, rejecting the prime minister’s Sunday night ultimatum that they surrender within 72 hours. Abiy Ahmed... Read more »
Ethiopia says its forces are 'closing in' on Tigray capital

Ethiopia says its forces are ‘closing in’ on Tigray capital

Ethiopia has said its forces are bearing down on the capital of Tigray region, in a two-week-old war that has killed hundreds and forced 30,000 refugees to flee into neighbouring Sudan. Prime... Read more »
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Comment on As Ethiopia's conflict rages, ethnic targeting turns deadly by Ittu Aba Farda

Comment on As Ethiopia’s conflict rages, ethnic targeting turns deadly by Ittu Aba Farda

Now the thugs and their running dogs along with some of their house niggers who they recruited from my proud and patriotic Oromos are using the scare tactics on the world opinion... Read more »
Ethiopia: reports of heavy casualties in fighting in Tigray

Ethiopia: reports of heavy casualties in fighting in Tigray

Guardian – Heavy casualties have been reported in ongoing clashes between the Ethiopian army and troops loyal to the ruling party of the restive northern province of Tigray. At least six people... Read more »
Ethiopia nears war as PM orders military into defiant region

Ethiopia nears war as PM orders military into defiant region

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister on Wednesday ordered the military to confront the country’s Tigray regional government after he accused it of a deadly attack on... Read more »
One year after Abiy Ahmed's Nobel Peace Prize, Ethiopia's crises are multiplying

One year after Abiy Ahmed’s Nobel Peace Prize, Ethiopia’s crises are multiplying

By Max Bearak NAIROBI — In the year since Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the country has become increasingly beset by political unrest, dampening some of the... Read more »
Latest militia attack in Ethiopia kills 14 civilians

Latest militia attack in Ethiopia kills 14 civilians

By Elias Meseret | AP ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — A security official in Ethiopia’s Western Benishangul-Gumuz region says an attack this week killed 14 civilians and security forces killed 14 militia members. This is the... Read more »
What Happens Next in Ethiopia's Political Turmoil

What Happens Next in Ethiopia’s Political Turmoil

This week Ethiopia’s government entered the controversial sixth year of its five-year mandate. But the administration of Abiy Ahmed isn’t going anywhere… not even after a particularly violent summer. Covid-19 has produced plenty of... Read more »
Ethiopia: 2,000 charged over violence sparked by pop star's death

Ethiopia: 2,000 charged over violence sparked by pop star’s death

Al- Jazeera About 2,000 people are facing charges over violence that erupted in Ethiopia after the June killing of an iconic pop star from the Oromo ethnic group. Attorney General Gideon Timothewos... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Gun Attack in Western Ethiopia Leaves 15 Dead

By Samuel Gebre An attack by unidentified gunmen in Ethiopia’s western Benishangul-Gumuz region on Friday left at least 15 people dead, including four women, in the third such raid this month, according to... Read more »