Abduction of Ethiopian Students Fuels Anger at the Government

Abduction of Ethiopian Students Fuels Anger at the Government

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopians are taking to the streets and to social media to protest their government’s failure to find at least a dozen university students and five other people who... 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 »
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Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethiopia PM Abiy under harsh criticism over his silence as 67 killed in unrest

By Simon Marks | New York Times ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia —Weeks after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is coming under harsh criticism over his silence in the face of... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Protests in Ethiopia Threaten to Mar Image of Its Nobel-Winning Leader

By Simon Marks | New York Times ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Protests against Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia erupted on Wednesday, threatening to taint the aura around his newly won Nobel Peace... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Uptick in church burnings raises alarm in Ethiopia

PRI- Churches belonging to the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (EOTC) are being burned to the ground throughout Ethiopia — one of the world’s most religious countries, where about 98% of Ethiopians claim a... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethnic strife threatens church’s unity in Ethiopia

DW- Simmering ethnic strife in Ethiopia has reached the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Nationalists of the biggest ethnic group, the Oromo, are threatening to split the church. Developments are bound to further undermine... 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 »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Rising misery as Ethiopia struggles to stem ethnic tensions

AFP – More than a year after his house in southern Ethiopia was razed to the ground, his coffee plantation destroyed and cattle stolen, Teketel Memheru is still too terrified to return... 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 »