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 »
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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 »
On the trail of the Ark of the Covenant in Ethiopia's Lake Tana

On the trail of the Ark of the Covenant in Ethiopia’s Lake Tana

The African bush and world-renowned religious sites are meant to be two separate holiday options. Stories about examining ancient Christian scrolls and searching for the tell-tale bubbles of an irate hippo coming... Read more »
The Quandary of Ethiopia's Bicephalic Government

The Quandary of Ethiopia’s Bicephalic Government

Prod Mesay Kebede By Messay Kebede In posted interviews and write-ups as well as in informal discussions, the debate is raging between supporters and detractors of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Among the... Read more »
In Ethiopia's bushlands, promised riches of a railway boom turn to dust

In Ethiopia’s bushlands, promised riches of a railway boom turn to dust

The new railway station in the city of Adama in central Ethiopia.Photograph: Charlie Rosser By Tom Gardner The Guardian They promised us we would get jobs there,” says Tadele, nodding at the... Read more »