Abiy Ahmed elected as chairman of Ethiopia’s ruling coalition | News

Ethiopia‘s ruling coalition has elected Abiy Ahmed as its new chairman, according to state media. The announcement on Tuesday by state broadcaster FANA means that Ahmed, who hails from the Oromo... Read more »

He owns much of Ethiopia. The Saudis won’t say where they’re keeping him. | News

He supplies coffee to Starbucks. He owns much of Ethiopia. And he is known as “Sheikh Mo” in the Clintons’ circle. But the gilded life of Sheikh Mohammed Hussein... Read more »

Ethiopian-Israelis decry family separation as discriminatory | News

JERUSALEM — Zemenech Bililin has not seen her sisters in more than a decade, since she immigrated to Israel from Ethiopia with part of her family. Now a 19-year-old... Read more »

Kenyatta and Odinga vow to work out differences | News

Kenya’s feuding political leaders have announced they will meet to resolve their differences. President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga have been at odds since 2017 elections that... Read more »

US’ Tillerson to embark on first African nations tour | News

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is heading to Africa for his first official trip to the continent. Before leaving, he announced $533 million in humanitarian assistance for several... Read more »

Reports Say Merera Gudina & Bekele Gerba Detained Again at Tadias Magazine

Ethiopia Update: Reports Say Merera Gudina & Bekele Gerba Detained Again Published by Tadias Magazine February 24th, 2018 in Featured. News reports from Ethiopia say recently freed opposition leaders... Read more »

Don’t underestimate Ethiopia’s crisis | News

Simon Allison in Addis Ababa COMMENT For the past four years, ever since the first serious rumblings of discontent began, it has been difficult to appreciate the scale of... Read more »

Ethiopia reveals details of 6-month state of emergency | News

Ethiopia has released new details about the six-month state of emergency ordered last week amid mass anti-government protests, according to state media reports. Siraj Fegessa, minister of defence and... Read more »

Ethiopia: Mass protests ‘rooted in country’s history’ | News

It has been a tumultuous week in Ethiopian politics after the country’s prime minister abruptly resigned and the ruling coalition declared a six-month state of emergency as it seeks... 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... Read more »