Ethiopian Prime Minister gets warm welcome in Ambo, a stronghold of the Qero movement,

By Addis Getachew Ethiopia’s new prime minister on Wednesday visited Ambo town — 125 kilometers west of the capital Addis Ababa — which is a stronghold of the Qero movement, an... Read more »

Ethiopia PM gets huge welcome in Ambo, epicenter of Oromo protests

Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visited the epicenter of protests that riled the country between 2015 and last year with a call for the people to rally behind government efforts aimed at... Read more »

Ethiopia: State broadcaster ignores Ambo, amplifies Bedele in a bid to polish the army’s image

(OPride) — Communal violence, killings by security forces and protests in the final weeks of October left at least 30 people dead and some 3,000 displaced across western Ethiopia. The chaos in... Read more »

Ethiopia: Agazi forces kill 10 in Ambo, Oromia state

Demonstrations began popping up in Ethiopia in November 2015 in the Oromia region, which surrounds the capital, due to a government plan to expand the boundaries of Addis Ababa (AFP Photo/Lea-Lisa Westerhoff)... Read more »

Ambo Violence and Deaths ‘Deeply Disturbing’ – US Embassy, Ethiopia

October 28, 2017 – Following reports that 10 people have been killed whiles 20 others have been wounded in Ethiopia’s central town, Ambo, the United States embassy in Ethiopia has described the... Read more »

Canada issues Ethiopia security alert citing road clashes in four cities

The Canadian government on Wednesday issued a safety and security alert for Ethiopia, citing clashes in parts of the country. They subsequently cautioned citizens to exercise caution. A statement on its official... Read more »

Ethiopia: House of Cards? |

THE three-hour bus-ride to Ambo from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, offers a glimpse into the country’s future. The road is well paved; irrigation ditches and polytunnels criss-cross commercial farmland; electricity lines leap... Read more »

SABMiller Taps Ethiopia’s ‘Holy Water’

BY PETER WONACOTT AMBO, Ethiopia—The last emperor of Ethiopia used to travel here to drink water that seeped from fissures of volcanic rock. The naturally sparkling liquid was so prized for its... Read more »