Expansion of Ethiopia’s first industrial park reopens old wounds

DUKEM, Ethiopia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The scenic road from Addis Ababa to the small town of Dukem is peppered with signs of industry: warehouses and factories, garages and gas stations, newly-built... Read more »

Ethiopia to free Merera Gudina and hundreds of other political prisoners

Dr. Merera Gudina on ESAT ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopian authorities have dropped charges against a senior opposition leader and hundreds of others who had been jailed for involvement in unrest that... Read more »

Ethiopia to free jailed politicians to ‘foster national reconciliation’: PM

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia will release and pardon dissident politicians jailed on criminal charges, its prime minister said on Wednesday — an unexpected shift in stance from a government routinely accused... Read more »

Ethiopia: Crisis in the land of the economic miracle | Africa | DW

Journalist Martin Plaut considers this to be the beginning of the problems facing modern Ethiopia. “The TPLF and Meles Zenawi were never prepared to allow democracy and real federalism,” he told DW. But... Read more »

Renewed Ethiopia clashes kill more than 20: state media

By AFPMore by this Author ADDIS ABABAA renewed bout of clashes between two of Ethiopia’s largest ethnic groups killed more than 20 people last week, the state-controlled broadcaster reported on Monday.Fighting again... Read more »

FEATURE-Does a struggling Ethiopian model town offer lessons for the future?

BURANEST, Ethiopia, Nov 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A group of shepherds amble slowly down the main thoroughfare of Buranest, a tiny village in a far-flung corner of northern Ethiopia. The town... Read more »

Ethiopia to Amend Urban Land Law

Ethiopia is going to amend the legal regime its existing urban land law which came into effect back in 2011. The announcement was made during a meeting called to gather... Read more »

Ethiopia Launches 15-Year Cotton Development Strategy

October 14, 2017 – As part of its effort to augment its textile sector, Ethiopia’s government has launched a 15 years National Cotton Development Strategy aimed at positioning Ethiopia as the top... Read more »

Karuturi Demands Compensation From Ethiopia for Failed Land Deal

Karuturi Global Ltd., an Indian flower grower, demanded compensation from the Ethiopian government for a series of failed land deals as it prepares to exit the Horn of Africa nation. The company... Read more »

Ethiopia’s Tigray Region Bags Gold Award for Greening Its Drylands

By Alex Whiting Rome — A major project to restore land in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region to boost millions of people’s ability to grow food won gold on Tuesday in a U.N.-backed award... Read more »