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

The underlying tension behind Ethiopia’s flawed federal system and its risks

By Yohannes Gedamu For almost three decades Ethiopia’s federal structure – enshrined in the country’s 1994 constitution – has been defended by the ruling coalition, the Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front. It’s not surprising that... Read more »
After years of repression, Ethiopia’s media is free — and fanning the flames of ethnic tension

Tension as 11 Killed on Kenya-Ethiopia Border in Water Row

By Jacob Walter Tension is high in North Horr Constituency, Marsabit County after the killing of 11 people following a dispute over a watering point. Two people were also wounded and another... 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 »