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's House Speaker Resigns | AddisNews.net

Ethiopia’s House Speaker Resigns | AddisNews.net

AA – Ethiopia’s speaker of the House of Federation Keriya Ibrahim has resigned saying the Constitutional Interpretation option pursued to salvaging constitutional crisis was not constitutional. Keriya released a recorded video in... Read more »
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Ethiopia's Parliament passes gun control law

Ethiopia’s Parliament passes gun control law

nazret.com – Ethiopia’s Parliament passed gun control legislation aimed at tackling the surge in ethnic violence threatening the government of Abiy Ahmed. Since Abiy came to power, ethnic violence has increased in... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethiopia’s surveillance network crumbles, meaning less fear and less control

Reuters -DEBARK, Ethiopia – Rahmat Hussein once inspired fear and respect for the watchful eye she cast over her Ethiopian neighborhood, keeping files on residents and recommending who should get a loan... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethiopia’s ruling coalition to form a single party, TPLF boycotts

The Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), a coalition that ruled Ethiopia since 1991 is officially dead. In a unanimous decision , the party voted to form a single party. The new... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethiopia’s Sidama vote overwhelmingly to form autonomous region

HAWASSA, Ethiopia (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s Sidama people have voted overwhelmingly to form their own self-governing region as many of the country’s ethnic groups demand greater autonomy under sweeping reforms led by Prime... Read more »
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’s 900-year-old Shonke village on a mountain

Shonke village is a 900-year-old settlement on the top of a mountain in Ethiopia’s Amhara region. Residents say they prefer their traditional stone-built homes to Ethiopia’s “shining cities”. About 20 generations have... 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 »