Admitting guilt in Ethiopia: Towards a truth and reconciliation commission?

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed admits there have been widespread human rights violations by the government during the EPRDF’s tenure. What will be the consequences of this admission of guilt? And, will... Read more »

Abiy Ahmed pulls off an astonishing turnaround for Ethiopia – Washington Post Editorial

Washington Post – SIX MONTHS ago, Ethi­o­pia appeared trapped in a cycle of unrest, repression and more unrest. Stability in East Africa’s largest country, with a population of more than 100 million,... Read more »

Momentous days in Ethiopia as new PM pledges major reforms

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — These are not ordinary times in Ethiopia. Sweeping changes that seemed unthinkable just weeks ago have been announced almost daily since a new prime minister, Africa’s youngest... Read more »

Ethiopia offers an olive branch to Eritrea | Ethiopia

It has been 18 years since Ethiopia and Eritrea signed the Algiers Peace Accord that officially ended the 1998-2000 war, which killed an estimated 100,000, displaced more than a million, and splintered... Read more »

Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed ends the country’s state of emergency early — Quartz

Ethiopia’s cabinet has approved a draft law that would lift a nationwide state of emergency two months ahead of schedule, citing improved security conditions across the country. The council of ministers sanctioned... Read more »

Ethiopia to lift emergency rule two months early, declares end of unrest

Ethiopia‘s parliament is set to lift a six-month state of emergency two months early, after the cabinet approved a draft law that said calm has been restored, an official said. The government... Read more »

China scales back investment in Ethiopia

John Aglionby in Addis Ababa and Emily Feng in Beijing June 3, 2018 Print this page China is scaling back investment in Ethiopia in the face of rising foreign exchange shortages and... Read more »

Ethiopia set to lift state of emergency two months early | Ethiopia News

Ethiopia ‘s cabinet has approved a draft law to lift a six-month state of emergency two months early after assessing that “law and order” has been restored in the country. Authorities imposed the... Read more »

Ethiopia drops charges against prominent activists and media organisations

Ethiopia’s attorney general has asked the country’s High Court to drop charges against a prominent journalist and two foreign based media organisations. Criminal charges against Berhanu Nega, leader of Ginbot 7 (G7),... Read more »

Ethiopia govt confirms release of Andargachew Tsige, 500 others today

The Ethiopian government has confirmed the release of Andargachew Tsige, a leading opposition member with British citizenship. Addis Ababa announced a pardon for Tsige and over 500 other prisonsers last Saturday. A... Read more »