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

Ethiopia postpones autonomy referendum for ethnic Sidama: Fana news agency

Reuters – Ethiopia postponed by a week a referendum on self-determination for its ethnic Sidama community that would have created the country’s 10th autonomous region, Fana news agency reported on Tuesday. The... Read more »
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Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethnic strife threatens church’s unity in Ethiopia

DW- Simmering ethnic strife in Ethiopia has reached the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Nationalists of the biggest ethnic group, the Oromo, are threatening to split the church. Developments are bound to further undermine... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethiopia faces more conflict with ethnic group’s push for region

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s destabilizing regional frictions may worsen this month if the small Sidama ethnic group carries out a threat to unilaterally declare a new semi-autonomous region in defiance of the... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Rising misery as Ethiopia struggles to stem ethnic tensions

AFP – More than a year after his house in southern Ethiopia was razed to the ground, his coffee plantation destroyed and cattle stolen, Teketel Memheru is still too terrified to return... Read more »
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After years of repression, Ethiopia’s media is free — and fanning the flames of ethnic tension

ADDIS ABABA, Ethi­o­pia —From a collection of modest offices in a half-empty high rise, one ofEthiopia’s most prominent journalists publishes his weekly paper with astaff of just four. The country has imprisonedU.S.-educated... Read more »
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TPLF accuses Ethiopian government of ethnic crackdown

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – A powerful party in Ethiopia’s government accused authorities of arresting members of its ethnic group in a politically-driven crackdown – an unprecedented public charge exposing deep rifts at... Read more »