After 20 Years of Silence, Strangers in Ethiopia and Eritrea Call to Say Hello

By Megan Specia | NYT “I don’t know you, you don’t know me, but I am from Ethiopia and I am so excited to talk to you.” That was the message Roman... Read more »

Eritrean, Ethiopian Officials Hold Landmark Talks on Peace Deal

Eritrean and Ethiopian government officials held talks about a stalled peace deal for the first time since a conflict between the two countries ended almost two decades ago. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy... Read more »

Protesters Demand Ethiopia Cancel Billionaire’s Gold License

Protesters in Ethiopia’s restive Oromia region demanded the government withdraw a gold-mining permit from a company owned by Saudi billionaire Mohammed al-Amoudi because of alleged pollution. Demonstrators have blockaded roads in Shakiso,... Read more »

UNAIDS Ethiopia head stirs controversy

Placed under administrative leave With mounting pressure both internally and externally, over allegations of personal and professional misconduct, UNAids has put the head of its Ethiopian office, Miriam Maluwa, on administrative leave to... Read more »

Prominent Ethiopian dissident tells Finland to stop sending aid: “It’s propping up tyranny” | Yle Uutiset

Balloons celebrate Eskinder Nega’s recent release from prison. Image: Mika Mäkeläinen / Yle “Are you here to meet Eskinder Nega?” a man selling fries on the streets of Addis Ababa asks me.... Read more »

Kenya Boosts Border Security After Ethiopian Rebels Claim Attack

Kenya tightened security at its northern border with Ethiopia after the rebel Oromo Liberation Front said it attacked a military convoy in the neighboring country. The deployment comes amid increased tension in... Read more »

Son left in Ethiopia reunites with Somali family after travel ban blocked | Local

COLUMBIA — Kaho Barre sat in silence on her couch in her home of two months. As her kids put shoes on and her husband looked for his keys, she anticipated seeing... Read more »

Deaths Reported as Protests Flare in Ethiopia's Oromia Region … – Bloomberg

Protests in Ethiopia’s Oromia region turned deadly, the government and witnesses said, the latest in a wave of unrest that’s posed one of the biggest challenges to the African nation’s ruling coalition... Read more »

Video: In the Cradle of Humankind – Ethiopia Epic – Bike Magazine

https://www.youtube.com/embed/rEHsI55C9PQ By Dain ZaffkePhotos by Dain Zaffke and Dan Milner Ethiopia has really big mountains. So it must have really great mountain biking, right? No one really knew, because no one had... Read more »

Video of police beating exposes Israel’s rift with its Ethiopian Jews

Damas Pakada, 21, immigrated to Israel from Ethiopia seven years ago. He serves as a soldier in the Israeli Defense Force, helping to provide for his siblings. A week ago on Sunday,... Read more »