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Why Abiy Ahmed’s Prosperity Party is good news for Ethiopia

By Yohannes Gedamu In November, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed established a new pan-Ethiopian political party. It brings together three of the four ethnic-based parties that make up the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethiopia launches first satellite into space

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia launched its first satellite into space on Friday, as more sub-Saharan African nations strive to develop space programs to advance their development goals and encourage scientific innovation.... Read more »
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Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethiopia: Bill Threatens Free Expression

(Nairobi, December 20, 2019) – Ethiopian lawmakers should significantly revise the draft law on hate speech and disinformation currently before parliament, Human Rights Watch said today. If approved, the Hate Speech and Disinformation Prevention... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethiopia Charges Former Head of State Electricity Firm, Others With Corruption

Reuters ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia on Friday charged the former head of the state electricity company and the former deputy head of military-run industrial conglomerate METEC with corruption in relation to the... Read more »
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Eritrean President arrives in Ethiopia on a working visit

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki met for the first time since PM Abiy won the Nobel Peace Prize. State owned Fana Broadcasting reported that President Isaias Afwerki... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Five arrested for attack on mosques in northern Ethiopia

Five people suspected of burning down four mosques in Ethiopia‘s Amhara region have been arrested, a regional spokesman said, as rising inter-communal and ethnic violence threatens political reforms initiated by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.... 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

Nobel peace prize winner Abiy Ahmed embroiled in media row

The Guardian – Abiy Ahmed, the prime minister of Ethiopia, has come under pressure to appear before the media in Oslo this week when he collects the Nobel peace prize on Tuesday. Senior officials... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Why Abiy Ahmed’s Prosperity Party could be bad news for Ethiopia

By Awol K Allo Last month, three of the four ethnic-based parties that make up Ethiopia‘s ruling coalition, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), voted to merge into a single national party,... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethiopia: Lemma Megersa Opposes Premier’s Party Merger Plan

Date: December 01, 2019 in: Abiy Ahmed, Addis News, AddisZena, Election, EPRDF, Featured, Front Page, Lemma Megerssa, News, Politics, Prosperity Bloomberg – Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is facing opposition from one... Read more »