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How to save Ethiopia’s democratic revolution

ECONOMIST– ETHIOPIANS ARE calling it their third revolution. The first was the fall of Emperor Haile Selassie in 1974. The second was in 1991, when Ethiopians kicked out the Derg, a Marxist... Read more »
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Ethiopia’s president resigns amid Cabinet reshuffle

Teshome, 63, took office in 2013 and had often spoken for a more democratic and inclusive government in the Horn of Africa country, which has faced political upheaval and unrest for many... Read more »
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Women win half of Ethiopia’s cabinet roles in reshuffle

Guardian – Ethiopia’s prime minister has appointed women to half the posts in his cabinet and created a new ministry of peace in a sweeping reshuffle that will reinforce the momentum of... Read more »
These Are the Women in Ethiopia’s Downsized Cabinet

These Are the Women in Ethiopia’s Downsized Cabinet

Photo: Addis Standard Ethioia’s new ministerial portfolio will have a record number of female ministers consisting 10 out of the 20 ministers. This includes the position of ministry of defense, which will... Read more »
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Meet the 19-year-old tech genius Betelhem Dessie coding at Ethiopia’s first AI lab

(CNN)At 19-years-old, Betelhem Dessie is perhaps the youngest pioneer in Ethiopia’s fast emerging tech scene, sometimes referred to as ‘Sheba Valley‘. Dessie is coordinating a number of nationwide programs run by robotics... Read more »
Thousands of protestors from the capital and those displaced by ethnic-based violence over the weekend in Burayu

Ethiopia’s stunning reforms now challenged by deadly unrest

By elias meseret, associated press ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia’s stunning political reforms are now threatened by long-standing ethnic tensions that have roared back to life since a young prime minister took power... Read more »
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Ethiopia’s new PM vows to continue reforms ‘at any cost’

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed waves to the crowd at a rally April 11 in Ambo, Ethi­o­pia. (Zacharias Abubeker/AFP/Getty Images) By Elias Meseret | AP ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopia’s prime minister... Read more »
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Jawar Mohammed’s red-carpet return signals Ethiopia’s political sea change

Jawar Mohammed addresses a news conference upon arriving in Addis Ababa in August. Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters Guardian – Jawar Mohammed never travels alone. When the US-based Ethiopian activist returned to his home... Read more »
Police fire tear gas at protesters during state funeral for Ethiopia's Grand Dam engineer : IN PICTURES

Police fire tear gas at protesters during state funeral for Ethiopia’s Grand Dam engineer : IN PICTURES

Police fire tear gas at protesters during state funeral for Ethiopia’s Grand Dam engineer Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (CNN) — Police fired tear gas Sunday at demonstrators in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, where... Read more »
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Abiy Ahmed a ‘painkiller, not a cure’ for Ethiopia’s problems

Photos of Abiy appear on the numerous tricycles that clog the one-lane tarmac road in Ginchi [Hamza Mohamed/Al Jazeera] by Hamza Mohamed | Al Jazeera   Ginchi, Ethiopia – The people in... Read more »