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

Govt Approves Law That Can Warrant Jail Time for Internet Posts That Cause Unrest

The parliament of Ethiopia recently passed a law imposing jail terms for people whose internet posts stir unrest, a move the government says is needed to prevent violence ahead of elections. This... 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 »
Thousands of protestors from the capital and those displaced by ethnic-based violence over the weekend in Burayu

Ethiopia’s stunning reforms now challenged by deadly unrest

By elias meseret, associated press ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia’s stunning political reforms are now threatened by long-standing ethnic tensions that have roared back to life since a young prime minister took power... Read more »
After years of unrest, Ethiopians are riding an unlikely wave of hope. Will it last?

After years of unrest, Ethiopians are riding an unlikely wave of hope. Will it last?

People gather for the rally of Ethiopia’s new prime minister in Ambo on April 11. (Zacharias Abubeker/AFP/Getty Images) By Paul Schemm | Washington Post ADDIS ABABA, Ethi­o­pia — When Ethi­o­pia’s prime minister resigned... Read more »