What Happens Next in Ethiopia's Political Turmoil

What Happens Next in Ethiopia’s Political Turmoil

This week Ethiopia’s government entered the controversial sixth year of its five-year mandate. But the administration of Abiy Ahmed isn’t going anywhere… not even after a particularly violent summer. Covid-19 has produced plenty of... Read more »
More than 9,000 arrests in Ethiopia since June killing of singer

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More than 9,000 arrests in Ethiopia since June killing of singer

More than 9,000 arrests in Ethiopia since June killing of singer

Al-Jazeera Ethiopia has arrested more than 9,000 people after deadly clashes last month, the state-run human rights commission has told the Reuters news agency, raising fears that a government hailed for reforms... Read more »
Ethiopia is treading a political tightrope as its unresolved ethnic tensions erupt in violence again

Ethiopia is treading a political tightrope as its unresolved ethnic tensions erupt in violence again

By Yohannes Gedamu Oromia, one of the regions in Ethiopia’s ethnically constituted federation and the country’s most populated one, also happens to be the political constituency of prime minister Abiy Ahmed. Unfortunately, the region is... Read more »
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Why Abiy Ahmed’s Prosperity Party is good news for Ethiopia

By Yohannes Gedamu In November, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed established a new pan-Ethiopian political party. It brings together three of the four ethnic-based parties that make up the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Why Abiy Ahmed’s Prosperity Party could be bad news for Ethiopia

By Awol K Allo Last month, three of the four ethnic-based parties that make up Ethiopia‘s ruling coalition, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), voted to merge into a single national party,... 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

Ethiopia Will Explode if It Doesn’t Move Beyond Ethnic-Based Politics

Oromo nationalism helped bring Abiy Ahmed to power, but it could also be his undoing. To hold the country together, the Nobel-winning prime minister needs to convince various ethnic groups that he... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethiopia postpones autonomy referendum for ethnic Sidama: Fana news agency

Reuters – Ethiopia postponed by a week a referendum on self-determination for its ethnic Sidama community that would have created the country’s 10th autonomous region, Fana news agency reported on Tuesday. The... Read more »
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 »