Ethiopian coffee for Tillerson, Ethio-themed tie for ‘casual’ Lavrov

Ethiopia over the past week hosted three top diplomats to Addis Ababa. Foreign Affairs chiefs of the United States, Russia and the United Arab Emirates were all in town... Read more »

Ethiopia Deports Journalist, Arrests Blogger

Ethiopia has deported British journalist William Davison because of accreditation issues. The news agency says Davison, a Guardian reporter who previously worked for Bloomberg, was deported Wednesday after being... Read more »

The Eritrean diaspora is mourning | Human Rights

Since February 19, Eritrean social media have been flooded with tributes to Haile “Durue” Woldensae, the country’s former foreign minister who had been in incommunicado detention since September 18,... Read more »

Social Media, Diaspora & State of Emergency Press Roundup at Tadias Magazine

(Image from a study on social media use in Ethiopia and the Diaspora mapping frequency of hate and dangerous speech. Courtesy of the University of Oxford) Tadias MagazineBy Tadias... Read more »

In a continent dominated by WhatsApp, Ethiopia prefers Telegram

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 »

Social media users in America are stoking Ethiopia’s ethnic violence … – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Social media users in America are stoking Ethiopia’s ethnic violence …Pittsburgh Post-GazetteThe Ethiopian diaspora in the US uses social media to great effect in shaping coverage of... Read more »

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 »

Ethiopia: New State of Emergency Risks Renewed Abuses

Police officers patrol along a road in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 21, 2018.  © 2018 Reuters Ethiopia’s newly proclaimed state of emergency risks further closing the space for peaceful... Read more »

Ethiopia: Day 2 of Oromia social shutdown observed amid protests

The second day of a social boycott called by youth in Ethiopia’s Oromia region has been fully complied with as businesses and transport services have been at a standstill.... Read more »

Ethiopia: Restive Towns in North Wollo Back to Normal – GCAO

By Tewodros Kassa Peace and stability has been restored in the restive towns of North Wollo Zone of Amhara State , according to Government Communication Affairs Office (GCAO). Briefing... Read more »