Ethiopia needs ‘greater freedom of people not less’ – Tillerson tells govt

The United States says much as it shares security concerns raised by the Ethiopian government, the answer lay with ‘greater freedom and not less.’ Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reiterated the U.S.... Read more »

Ethiopia’s parliament ratifies emergency rule imposed after PM’s resignation

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s parliament ratified on Friday a state of emergency imposed after the prime minister announced his resignation, though votes against the bill exposed rifts within the ruling coalition.... Read more »

U.S. Embassy Statement on the Ethiopian Government’s Declared State of Emergency

  We strongly disagree with the Ethiopian government’s decision to impose a state of emergency that includes restrictions on fundamental rights such as assembly and expression. We recognize and share concerns expressed... Read more »

Ethiopia’s leadership race: Lemma Megersa at the front

Lemma Megersa Africa Report By Tom Gardner The surprise resignation of Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has got some people looking at Oromo leader Lemma Megersa as a potential successor Until recently,... Read more »

Ethiopia’s state of emergency to last six months | News

A state of emergency declared in Ethiopia after the resignation of the country’s prime minister will last for six months, the minister of defence has said, as the government seeks to stem... Read more »

Ethiopia bans protests and publications that incite violence 

John Aglionby, East Africa Correspondent February 17, 2018 Ethiopia has introduced a ban on protests and publications that incite violence as part of a six-month state of emergency to quell almost three... Read more »

Facebook blocks top Ethiopian activist over hyperactivity, followers protest

An influential Ethiopian political activist has had his Facebook account temporarily blocked over what could best be described as hyperactivity. But the social media giant’s official decision to block Jawar Mohammed despite... Read more »

Ethiopia: The Case for an Ethiopiawinet-Centered Grassroots Reconciliation Process (Part IV)

Author’s Note: This is the fourth installment of what I initially planned to be a three-part series on prospects for truth and reconciliation in Ethiopia. I have explained the purposes of the series... Read more »

Opposition Party Sees Opening as Ethiopian Government Vows Changes

An Ethiopian opposition party whose chairman was freed after more than a year in prison plans to step up its activity as the Horn of Africa nation’s government pledges greater openness in... Read more »

At Least Seven Protesters Killed by Government Forces during Religious Ceremony

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons On 20 January 2018, government security forces opened fire on protesting participants in a religious ceremony taking place in Woldiya, a small city situated in the Amhara region... Read more »