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

Ethiopia’s Sidama vote overwhelmingly to form autonomous region

HAWASSA, Ethiopia (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s Sidama people have voted overwhelmingly to form their own self-governing region as many of the country’s ethnic groups demand greater autonomy under sweeping reforms led by Prime... Read more »
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 »
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Ethiopia arrests former president of the Somali region

The “Big Man” of Jigjiga: President Abdi Mohamoud Omer ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The former president of Ethiopia’s Somali region was arrested Monday, the state broadcaster ETV reported. The dismissal and... Read more »
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Ethiopia: Ethnic tensions continue to smolder in Somali region

A street in Jijiga, where much of the violence took place DW– Following ethnically motivated violence in the country’s east, Ethiopia’s new prime minister Abiy Ahmed wants to strengthen and stabilize the... Read more »
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Ethiopia: Paramilitaries ‘Kill At Least 40’ in Oromia Region

Officials say paramilitary forces from the Somali region carried out cross-border attacks in Oromia’s East Hararghe. At least 40 people were killed by paramilitary forces in eastern Ethiopia over the weekend, a... Read more »
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Ogaden Basin – Source of Peril or Prosperity for the Somali Region?

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba — On June 28th Ethiopian government representatives, Somali Regional President Abdi Mohamoud Omar alongside Senior Executives of Poly-GCL Petroleum Group attended an inaugural ceremony of the first ever... Read more »