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

Ethiopia’s army chief, 3 other officials killed in renegade general’s coup attempt, government says

By Paul Schemm | Washington Post ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — A coup attempt by a renegade general in one of Ethiopia’s largest regional states resulted in the death of four officials, including the national... Read more »
Abiy holds talks with President of Somaliland Administration

Anger in Ethiopia as officials demolish hundreds of houses

By Elias Meseret | AP ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The Ethiopian government has begun demolishing thousands of houses they say are illegal in the Oromia region in the outskirts of the capital, Addis Ababa.... Read more »
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Ethiopia forms elite ‘Republican Guard’ force to protect top officials

An elite force has been created in Ethiopia responsible forprotecting officials including Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, after a deadlyblast while he addressed a crowd in June, Fana radio said Sunday. Troops in... Read more »

Ethiopia fires prison officials over human rights abuses amid torture report

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed addresses the House of Peoples’ Representatives in zddis Ababa, Ethiopia April 19, 2018. fl (Tiksa Negeri/Reuters) By Paul Schemm | Washington Post ADDIS ABABA, Ethi­o­pia —Ethiopia’s attorney... Read more »

Princes, top officials and Mohammed al-Amoudi remain jailed in Saudi Arabia

Saudi authorities are still holding royal family members, ministers, and top businessmen in detention, and are making more arrests months after the start of an anti-corruption crackdown, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ)... Read more »