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 »

Ethiopia Arrests a Dozen Opposition Activists Over Flag Display

Ethiopian police arrested 12 opposition activists, including previously freed detainees, after they displayed a flag that differs from the official national banner. Those arrested include four members of the opposition Blue Party,... Read more »

Ethiopia rearrests opposition leaders, journalists during ‘prisoner release’ celebrations

The Ethiopian government is being blasted by human rights and press freedom activists after it rearrested bloggers and opposition leaders that it had released a few weeks ago. Andualem Aragie, leader of... Read more »

The Many Layers of the Ethiopia Crisis – Africa Center for Strategic Studies

Protests in Ethiopia are the culmination of a long-simmering series of grievances and demands for greater freedom, equity, and opportunity. Photo: Andrew Heavens. After 3 years of relentless protests, Ethiopia started 2018... Read more »

Ethiopia deports British journalist over accreditation issue

Ethiopian immigration officials have deported a British journalist over an accreditation row that both sides are disputing. William Davison, who was a Bloomberg reporter for seven years before he started writing for... 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 saw about 100... Read more »

Ethiopia ruling coalition to nominate new prime minister

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s ruling coalition is expected to meet this week to choose a new prime minister, most likely from the populous Oromo ethnic group to try and dampen the... Read more »

Ethiopia: TPLF’s Conversion to a Carrot and Stick Policy

TPLF/EPRDF By Messay Kebede I have read and listened to many attempts to explain the imposition of a state of emergency at this crucial juncture of deep political turbulence in Ethiopia. The... 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 the political crisis... Read more »

Ethiopia frees opposition leader jailed for incitement

Ethiopia frees opposition leader jailed for incitement Bekele Gerba was arrested in December 2015 after mass protests broke out in the Oromiya region over accusations of land grabbing and political marginalisation. ... Read more »