Can Ethiopia and Eritrea make peace?

“LIKE Sarajevo, 1914,” said the late Ethiopian prime minister, Meles Zenawi, of the first gunshots fired on May 6th 1998. “An accident waiting to happen.” Neither he nor his counterpart in neighbouring... Read more »

U.N. rights chief visits protest-hit Ethiopian region, meets dissidents

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – The U.N. human rights chief said he was allowed to visit a region in Ethiopia that has been roiled by protests and unrest for the past three years,... Read more »

Ethiopia: Memorandum No. 2- How to Speak Truth to Good Leaders Who Listen

Abiy Ahmed By Al Mariam Author’s Note: For the past couple of weeks, I have read and heard unjustified and irresponsible criticism of PM Abiy. Many of his critics are Hippos (older... Read more »

Memorandum No. 1: To PM Abiy Ahmed and Ethiopia’s Cheetahs/Abo Shemanes (Youth)

Al Mariam Author’s note: In my last “commentary” (My Personal Letter to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed), I promised to focus my future observations on issues and topics that will serve to promote... Read more »

Ethiopia PM thanks and challenges opposition leaders during key meeting

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Thursday evening met with opposition leaders in the country with a promise to implement radical reforms as promised by the ruling coalition. The 41-year-old who is... Read more »

Ethiopia’s new PM visits town that was center of anti-government protests

AMBO, Ethiopia (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s new prime minister pledged on Wednesday to address grievances in his native Oromiya region, center of violent unrest that threatened the ruling coalition’s hold on Africa’s second... Read more »

Ethiopian Human Rights Resolution Passes House

Congressman Chris Smith’s (R-NJ) resolution, H.Res. 128, which condemns human rights abuses in Ethiopia and outlines steps the Ethiopian government can take to promote peace and democracy, passed the House on Tuesday... Read more »

Ethiopia Closes Infamous Prison, But Activists Await Deeper Reforms

Days after swearing in its new prime minister, Ethiopia has begun to make good on promised reforms. In the past week, officials have closed an infamous detention center and released 11 jailed... Read more »

Ethiopia: Democracy in Ethiopia – allAfrica.com

opinion By Yohannes Gebresellasie (Ph.d) The issue, expression and state of democracy is relative. Winston Churchill, the late former British prime Minister from (1940-1945) was famous for his inspiring speech regarding democracy.... Read more »

Ethiopia PM sworn in | The Herald

ADDIS ABABA. – Abiy Ahmed was sworn in on Monday as Ethiopia’s prime minister, amid hopes he will be able to quell the sustained anti-government protests that have rocked Africa’s second most... Read more »