Unexplained internet blackout in Ethiopia’s Oromia region

Internet services have been cut off in much of Ethiopia’s largest regional state, Oromia, the region’s television network reported on Tuesday. According to the Oromia Broadcasting Network (OBN), the blackout which has... Read more »

Ethiopia Oromia shutdown strike enters day 2 with strict compliance

The social shutdown prompted by Ethiopian activists against a recently imposed state of emergency has entered day two with full compliance. The three-day strike called by pro-democracy activists and Qeerroo – youth... Read more »

Ethiopia’s prime minister submits resignation after protests

Ethiopia’s prime minister announced Thursday he has submitted a resignation letter after the worst anti-government protests in a quarter-century, saying he hoped the surprise decision would help planned reforms succeed and create... Read more »

Ethiopia’s Oromia region at standstill as 3-day social shutdown kicks off

Several towns across Ethiopia’s Oromia region religiously observed the start of a social shutdown. According to reports the boycott call was called by the youth (Qeerroo) in the region. The streets of... Read more »

Ethiopia Oromia leader’s political capital shoots after release from detention

Dr. Merera Gudina a leading opposition voice in Ethiopia continues his political engagements across the Oromia regional state. Thousands turned up to greet Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) leader over the weekend in... Read more »

UN critical aid programmes for thousands in Ethiopia

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 11:57 amPress Release: United Nations New UN critical aid programmes for hundreds of thousands in Ethiopia / A severe drought in Ethiopia’s Oromia region has left almost every... Read more »

Renewed unrest in Ethiopia’s Oromia regional state leaves 1 dead – Xinhua

ADDIS ABABA, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) — Renewed unrest in Ethiopia’s central Oromia regional state left one person dead and four others injured, a regional official said on Saturday. Speaking to journalists, Ketema... Read more »

Dozens die in clash between Ethiopian Somalis and Oromos

At least 61 people have been killed in clashes between different ethnic groups in Ethiopia’s Oromia region since Thursday, officials said. It is not clear what caused the latest violence between ethnic... Read more »

Security crisis in Ethiopia’s Oromia region badly affecting businesses

Some businesses in Ethiopia’s increasingly restive Oromia region are feeling the heat of the renewed anti-government protests. Local media portal, The Reporter Ethiopia, disclosed that a newly built cement manufacturer, Habesha Cement... Read more »

Unrest in Ethiopia’s Oromia state leaves 11 dead

ADDIS ABABA, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) — Unrest in Ethiopia’s central Oromia regional state has left 11 people dead in recent days, regional officials said on Sunday. Spokesmen for Oromia and Amhara regional... Read more »