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

Ethiopia says army to take over security in troubled south

Addis Ababa (AFP) – Ethiopia announced Monday that soldiers and federal police will take over security in a restive southern region following days of violence that has left at least 18 people... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethiopia: At least 17 killed in violence over Sidama autonomy

Al Jazeera – At least 17 people have been killed in clashes between Ethiopian security forces and activists seeking a new autonomous region for their Sidama ethnic group, according to a local... Read more »
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Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethiopia faces more conflict with ethnic group’s push for region

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s destabilizing regional frictions may worsen this month if the small Sidama ethnic group carries out a threat to unilaterally declare a new semi-autonomous region in defiance of the... 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

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

Rising misery as Ethiopia struggles to stem ethnic tensions

AFP – More than a year after his house in southern Ethiopia was razed to the ground, his coffee plantation destroyed and cattle stolen, Teketel Memheru is still too terrified to return... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethiopia PM presses plan to return displaced people after violence

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s Prime Minister on Thursday pursued a plan to return displaced people to their homes following ethnic violence, meeting communities who recently went home, as relief workers voiced fears... 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 »
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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 »
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Ethiopia police find mass grave of 200 people

Police in Ethiopia say they have discovered a mass grave with 200 bodies near the border between the Somali and Oromia regions of the country. Hundreds of thousands of people have been... Read more »