Ethiopia Says National Election to Be Held in June

Ethiopia Says National Election to Be Held in June

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA – Ethiopia will hold a parliamentary election on June 5, the electoral board said Friday, as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed seeks to quell political and ethnic violence in several... Read more »
One year after Abiy Ahmed's Nobel Peace Prize, Ethiopia's crises are multiplying

One year after Abiy Ahmed’s Nobel Peace Prize, Ethiopia’s crises are multiplying

By Max Bearak NAIROBI — In the year since Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the country has become increasingly beset by political unrest, dampening some of the... Read more »
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Ethiopia: 2,000 charged over violence sparked by pop star's death

Ethiopia: 2,000 charged over violence sparked by pop star’s death

Al- Jazeera About 2,000 people are facing charges over violence that erupted in Ethiopia after the June killing of an iconic pop star from the Oromo ethnic group. Attorney General Gideon Timothewos... Read more »
Ethiopian PM says singer's death part of plot to sow unrest

Ethiopian PM says singer’s death part of plot to sow unrest

Addis Ababa (AFP) – Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Friday that the killing of a popular singer, and subsequent violence that has left nearly 100 dead this week, represented “coordinated attempts”... Read more »
Ethiopia is entering constitutional limbo

Ethiopia is entering constitutional limbo

Economist Even in normal times Ethiopia’s plans to hold national elections in August would have been fraught with uncertainty. Would they be free and fair? Would they help restore peace to a country... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethiopian opposition parties threaten election boycott

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – A coalition of Ethiopian opposition parties on Tuesday threatened to boycott a national vote next year without changes to an electoral law they view as biased towards the... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethiopia’s opposition parties criticize election law changes

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopian lawmakers on Saturday revised election laws to pave the way for polls next year, but some opposition parties said the changes would make it more difficult for... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethiopia: Berhanu Nega elected leader of new opposition party

The founding forum for the establishment of  the newly formed Ethiopian Citizens for Social Justice has concluded its session by selecting party leaders today. Berhanu Nega and Andualem Arage were elected leader... Read more »
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Ethiopian Olympic protest runner Feyisa Lilesa finally rewarded

BBC – An Ethiopian runner who brought the world’s attention to a wave of protests in Ethiopia at the Rio Olympics has been rewarded by his government. Feyisa Lilesa, who received $17,000... Read more »
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Ethiopia: ONLF senior leadership return home

(FBC) –A delegation composed of senior leadership of the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) arrived in Ethiopia this morning. Upon arrival the delegation was received by Ahmed Shide, Chairperson of the Somali... Read more »