Why Ethiopia’s new leader could be a game-changer

Abiy Ahmed has been chosen as a consensus replacement for outgoing Ethiopian premier Hailemariam Desalegn. By Yohannes Gedamu Ahmed was sworn in by the Ethiopian Parliament on Easter Monday. Ahmed chairs the... Read more »

Ethiopia’s decision on ‘political prisoners’ in context | Politics

On January 3, the Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn made two major announcements: his government will release political prisoners and close down a notorious detention centre at the heart of Ethiopia’s capital,... Read more »

Ethiopia needs to change its authoritarian course

Ethiopia is the China of Africa. Like China, it traces its history back thousands of years and considers itself a regional giant. Like China 30 years ago, it has a serious development... Read more »

Ethiopia govt’s political turnaround has many unanswered questions – HRW

International rights group, Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the Ethiopian government has to immediately give clarifications to a bold political announcement made on earlier this week. According to HRW, whiles the decision... Read more »

Ethiopia: Race to the Bottom – Ethiopia’s Accelerating Crisis

analysis By Dr. Awol Kassim Allo, for Addis Standard An economy in free fall, ever-deepening repression, a deteriorating security, inter-ethnic violence, and a vicious infighting within the ruling party – Ethiopia is... Read more »

Ethiopia: Race to the Bottom – Ethiopia’s Accelerating Crisis

analysis By Dr. Awol Kassim Allo, for Addis Standard An economy in free fall, ever-deepening repression, a deteriorating security, inter-ethnic violence, and a vicious infighting within the ruling party – Ethiopia is... Read more »

Ethiopia: Restore Law and Order, Not At the Expense of Constitutionalism

opinion Katharine Viner, the editor-in-chief of the Guardian, one of Britain’s oldest media institutions, noted in her superb essay on media’s mission in an era of turbulence that making sense of a... Read more »

Ethiopia’s Music of Resistance Stays Strong, Despite Repression · Global Voices

Screenshot from one the more melancholic music videos of Teferi Mekonen viewed more than 200,000 times from the group’s YouTube channel. In Ethiopia, journalists and bloggers have long been subjected to imprisonment... Read more »

Feud Erupts Over Ethiopian in Race for Top Post at World Health Body | Los Angeles Sentinel

(GIN) – As member states are preparing to vote for one of three final candidates seeking the top position at the World Health Organization, Ethiopians on social media are battling it out... Read more »

The Lonely Death of One of Ethiopia’s Most Public Men · Global Voices

ESAT Special on Assefa Chabo April 25 2017. Screenshot from programme shared by ESAT TV’s official YouTube channel. Assefa Chabo, a writer who symbolized the glow of the Ethiopian political movement of... Read more »