Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethiopia Cabinet Approves New Law to Fight False Information

By Samuel Gebre Ethiopia’s cabinet approved a law to combat hate speech and the dissemination of false information. The new proclamation is aimed at addressing the erosion of the nation’s “social cohesion, political... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethiopia Will Explode if It Doesn’t Move Beyond Ethnic-Based Politics

Oromo nationalism helped bring Abiy Ahmed to power, but it could also be his undoing. To hold the country together, the Nobel-winning prime minister needs to convince various ethnic groups that he... Read more »
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Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Will Abiy Ahmed’s Nobel Prize Tilt Ethiopia’s Election?

By BRONWYN BRUTON | FP Abiy Ahmed took up the reins of government in Ethiopia at a time of profound strife, and through a serious of deft political gestures, including the release of thousands... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethiopia’s Nobel-winning leader warns Egypt over dam

By ELIAS MESERET ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister warned Tuesday that if there’s a need to go to war over a dam project disputed with Egypt his country... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethiopia PM Abiy under harsh criticism over his silence as 67 killed in unrest

By Simon Marks | New York Times ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia —Weeks after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is coming under harsh criticism over his silence in the face of... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Protests in Ethiopia Threaten to Mar Image of Its Nobel-Winning Leader

By Simon Marks | New York Times ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Protests against Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia erupted on Wednesday, threatening to taint the aura around his newly won Nobel Peace... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethiopia’s path to prosperity is opening up under Abiy Ahmed

FT – Countries are built on courage, and the image of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed facing down army mutineers by doing press-ups rightly ricocheted around the world. His larger peacemaking, in... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopian prime minister who ended standoff with Eritrea

By Max Bearak Washington Post ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethio­pian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his dogged pursuit of democratic reforms and regional peacemaking efforts.... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethiopian opposition parties threaten election boycott

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – A coalition of Ethiopian opposition parties on Tuesday threatened to boycott a national vote next year without changes to an electoral law they view as biased towards the... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethiopian PM in Israel for official visit

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu officially welcomed Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for his official visit to Israel with a guard of honor at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem on Sunday afternoon. The Prime... Read more »