Ethiopia votes in greatest electoral test yet for PM Abiy

Ethiopia votes in greatest electoral test yet for PM Abiy

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia was voting Monday in the greatest electoral test yet for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed as war and logistical issues meant ballots wouldn’t be cast in more... Read more »
Ethiopia: war in Tigray threatens to end Abiy’s dream of unity

Ethiopia: war in Tigray threatens to end Abiy’s dream of unity

At a makeshift shelter in a school in Mekelle, capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray region, Gezae Wolderaphael, an aquiline-featured young sesame farmer, shows what he says are rifle butt and knife wounds on his face... Read more »
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Ethiopia: ‘Unpredictable security’ in Tigray, hindering aid delivery

Ethiopia: ‘Unpredictable security’ in Tigray, hindering aid delivery

Nearly six months since the conflict between Ethiopian Government security forces and regional forces of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) began in early November, most rural areas have remained cut off... Read more »
Comment on ‘Clean out our insides’: Ethiopia detains Tigrayans amid war by Agazian

Comment on ‘Clean out our insides’: Ethiopia detains Tigrayans amid war by Agazian

We are back to the red terror era of the Megistu regime in Oromia. Abiye ordered to kill young men and women in Oromia and throw them in to the street to... Read more »
‘Cruel’ trafficker accused of torturing refugees found guilty in Ethiopia

‘Cruel’ trafficker accused of torturing refugees found guilty in Ethiopia

One of north Africa’s most notorious human traffickers, accused of extorting and torturing thousands of refugees and migrants in Libya, has been found guilty on five counts of smuggling and trafficking in Ethiopia.... Read more »

‘Clean out our insides’: Ethiopia detains Tigrayans amid war

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia has swept up thousands of ethnic Tigrayans into detention centers across the country on accusations that they are traitors, often holding them for months and without charges,... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

The Weeknd donates $1m to Ethiopians in conflict

R&B singer The Weeknd has promised to donate $1m (£700,000) to Ethiopians caught up in the conflict in Tigray. The star, born Abel Tesfaye in Canada, is the son of Ethiopian immigrants.... Read more »
How to Stop Ethnic Nationalism From Tearing Ethiopia Apart

How to Stop Ethnic Nationalism From Tearing Ethiopia Apart

BY ADDISU LASHITEW | First Published in Foreign Policy On Nov. 28, 2020, Ethiopia’s military took control of Mekele, the capital of Tigray region, after a monthlong fight with the Tigray People’s Liberation... Read more »
Ethiopia says it has secured 9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines till April

Ethiopia says it has secured 9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines till April

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia has secured nine million doses of COVID-19 vaccines up until April and hopes to inoculate at least a fifth of its 110 million people by the end... Read more »
US calls for withdrawal of Eritrean forces in Ethiopia following investigation into massacre

US calls for withdrawal of Eritrean forces in Ethiopia following investigation into massacre

(CNN) US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called Saturday for the withdrawal of Eritrean and Ethiopian regional forces from the Tigray region of Ethiopia, and an end to killings and human rights... Read more »