Why is Telegram so popular in Ethiopia and not WhatsApp? — Quartz

In a recent survey of social media use in Africa, WhatsApp—and its Facebook-owned sister app Messenger—was crowned the king of apps in Africa. All except for one country: Ethiopia.... Read more »

Chinese investment and a state of emergency: Ethiopia’s latest

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned on February 15 following mass protests. A six-month long state of emergency was imposed by the government the next day, with the intention... Read more »

Ethiopia’s reinstatement of state of emergency worries Sweden

Sweden says it is concerned about Ethiopia’s reinstatement of a state of emergency (SOE) in the midst of reform efforts initiated by government. Swedish Foreign Affairs Minister, Margot Wallstrom,... Read more »

A.U. dodges emergency rule in belated statement on Ethiopia situation

The African Union (A.U.) has commented on the political situation in Ethiopia almost a week after a state of emergency was imposed by the government. The A.U. Commission chair,... Read more »

Ethiopia foreign minister defends state of emergency, more prisoners released

Ethiopia’s foreign affairs ministers has defended the recently declared state of emergency to diplomats in the capital Addis Ababa, even as many Ethiopians continued to organise defiance strikes. Dr... Read more »

Ethiopia state of emergency to last six months

Written by Reuters, Monday, 19 February 2018 A state of emergency imposed in Ethiopia a day after the prime minister resigned will last for six months, the defence minister... Read more »

US urges Ethiopia to ‘rethink’ martial law

Ambassador Nikki Haley met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn today during her first trip to Africa. The US embassy in Ethiopia on Saturday urged Addis Ababa to reconsider... Read more »

Ethiopia: Irrigation Development Improving Livelihoods

By Yosef Ketema The inhabitants of lowlands of Ethiopia are mainly dependent on pastoralism and farming. However, the rainfall distribution in most cases is higher in highland areas than... Read more »

U.S. urges Ethiopia to “rethink” martial law – Xinhua

File photo shows security personnels patrol on the street in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Jan 29, 2011. (Xinhua/Zhao Yingquan) ADDIS ABABA, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) — The U.S. embassy in Ethiopia... Read more »

Ethiopia under state of emergency after prime minister resigns

A state of emergency installed after the resignation of Ethiopia’s prime minister Thursday will continue for the next six months, a high-ranking official said Saturday, according to the Associated... Read more »