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 »
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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 »
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Ethiopia removes ‘terrorist’ label from three opposition groups

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia removed three opposition groups from its list of “terrorist” organizations on Thursday, the latest sign of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed charting a new course for one of... Read more »
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Formal Talks Begin Between Ethiopia Government and Exile Based Opposition Party ODF

Addis Standard – A statement issued by the Oromo Democratic Front (ODF), an exile based opposition party, and was received by Addis Standard says formal talks between “high-level delegation of the government... Read more »