An eastern problem for Ethiopia’s new leader | Politics

After almost two months of deliberations, the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) has finally chosen a new prime minister to replace the much-criticised Hailemariam Desalegn, who had served since taking... Read more »

Ethiopia Backslides: the Continuing Harassment of Eskinder Nega

On March 25, bloggers, journalists and activists gathered at a private party in Addis Ababa—the capital of Ethiopia—to celebrate the new freedom of their colleagues. Imprisoned Ethiopian writers and reporters had been... Read more »

[Update] Ethiopia frees journalists, politicians rearrested under martial law

Local media in Ethiopia are reporting the imminent release of recently detained journalists and activists. A total of 19 people were picked up in Bahir Dar, capital of the Amhara regional state... Read more »

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 »

Abiy Ahmed sworn in as Ethiopia’s prime minister | Ethiopia News

Ethiopia’s parliament has elected Abiy Ahmed as the new prime minister, a week after the ruling coalition nominated him to succeed Hailemariam Desalegn.  Abiy was sworn in on Monday shortly after his... Read more »

Dr. Abiy Ahmed elected chairman of EPRDF with Demeke Mekonnen as deputy

  Addis Abeba, March 27/2018 –  AddisStandard The just-concluded meeting by the Council of Ethiopia’s ruling party, EPRDF, elected Dr. Abiy Ahmed Aliy, chairman of the OPDO, as EPRDF’s new chairman. The... Read more »

Ethiopia will soon have a new prime minister. Here are the candidates.

(OPride) — The ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) is expected to name a new prime minister early next week. The 180-member EPRDF Council has been meeting since March 20. Five days... Read more »

Ethiopia to get first Muslim Prime Minister – pro-govt blogger hints

Ethiopia will have a Muslim Prime Minister by close of this week according to a pro-government blogger, Daniel Berhane. The 180-member Council of the ruling Ethiopia Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) is... 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’s ruling party to choose new leader | Ethiopia News

Ethiopia’s ruling coalition is due to meet on Tuesday to elect a new prime minister. Hailemariam Desalegn resigned last month, saying the move was needed to enable reforms. A growing protest movement... Read more »