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

Uptick in church burnings raises alarm in Ethiopia

PRI- Churches belonging to the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (EOTC) are being burned to the ground throughout Ethiopia — one of the world’s most religious countries, where about 98% of Ethiopians claim a... Read more »
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Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethiopia’s army chief, 3 other officials killed in renegade general’s coup attempt, government says

By Paul Schemm | Washington Post ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — A coup attempt by a renegade general in one of Ethiopia’s largest regional states resulted in the death of four officials, including the national... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Abiy Ahmed’s Reforms Have Unleashed Forces He Can No Longer Control

Ethiopia’s prime minister oversaw the chaotic release of thousands of prisoners, including many ethnonationalist militants. His amnesty may now be coming back to haunt him. BY NIZAR MANEK | JULY 4, 201 9 FP ADDIS... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethiopia airs voice of alleged coup leader killed in crackdown

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia has released a recording of the state militia commander it says led a failed coup attempt last week in which dozens of people, including five top officials,... Read more »
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 »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethiopia coup attempt leaves army chief shot, says PM

Guardian– Ethiopia’s army chief of staff has been shot, the prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, has announced on television Sunday as the government said it had thwarted an attempted coup in an autonomous... Read more »
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Ethiopia says coup attempt against leader of Amhara state failed – Reuters

ADDIS ABABA, June 22 (Reuters) – Ethiopia said there was a failed coup attempt against the head of one of the country’s nine regional states on Saturday, underscoring the challenges facing the... Read more »
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Ethiopia: Abiy Ahmed promises liberty but must be careful not to deliver anarchy

Economist – If any single event sums up the confusion, danger and enormous opportunity posed by the change sweeping across Ethiopia it was when dozens of armed soldiers marched on the office of... Read more »