Ethiopia is entering constitutional limbo

Ethiopia is entering constitutional limbo

Economist Even in normal times Ethiopia’s plans to hold national elections in August would have been fraught with uncertainty. Would they be free and fair? Would they help restore peace to a country... Read more »
Ethiopia postpones August elections due to coronavirus

Ethiopia postpones August elections due to coronavirus

By Dawit Endeshaw ADDIS ABABA, March 31 (Reuters) – Ethiopia has postponed parliamentary and presidential elections scheduled for August due to the coronavirus outbreak, the electoral commission said on Tuesday. The August... Read more »
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United States to Provide $30.4 Million to Support Democratic Elections in Ethiopia

United States to Provide $30.4 Million to Support Democratic Elections in Ethiopia

Today, the United States and the National Elections Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) signed a memorandum of understanding for a new $30.4 million program to support the upcoming national elections. United States Agency... 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 »
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

Ethiopian opposition parties threaten election boycott

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – A coalition of Ethiopian opposition parties on Tuesday threatened to boycott a national vote next year without changes to an electoral law they view as biased towards the... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethiopia’s opposition parties criticize election law changes

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopian lawmakers on Saturday revised election laws to pave the way for polls next year, but some opposition parties said the changes would make it more difficult for... Read more »
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Ethiopian’s Birtukan Mideksa appointed election boss

BBC- Birtukan Mideksa is the latest significant appointment of a woman to a key public office. Ms Birtukan returned to Ethiopia earlier this month after seven years in exile in the US.... Read more »