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 »
Ethiopia’s Worknesh Degefa Wins Boston Marathon

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 »
Why Ethiopia has postponed its census

Ethiopian Prime Minister forms committee to resolve boundary dispute between Addis and Oromia regional state

Addis Abeba, March 09/2019 – Office of PrimeMinister Abiy Ahmed released statement announcing the formation of acommittee of eight individuals to work to bring in suggestions andrecommendations to help to “sustainably resolve”... Read more »
Secretary-General Appoints Workneh Gebeyehu Negewo of Ethiopia Director-General, United Nations Office at Nairobi

Why Ethiopia has postponed its census

Economist IN ETHIOPIA, Africa’s second most populous country, it is often difficult to distinguish politics from demography. On March 18th the government announced that the national census, due to begin one and... Read more »
Despite surging forward, Ethiopia “Not FREE” – Freedom House

Power shift creates new tensions and Tigrayan fears in Ethiopia

IRIN- Disagreements over land and resources between the 80 different ethnic groups in Ethiopia have often led to violence and mass displacement, but a fast and unprecedented shift of power led by... 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 »