In Ethiopia, Bitter Social Conflict Plays Out On The Soccer Field : Parallels : NPR

Ethiopian teams Adama City and Welwalo Adigrat University play in a soccer match. Stadiums have become battlefields and teams have become a proxy for the political divisions in the... Read more »

Ethiopia is at the precipice

Never have the stakes in Ethiopia been so high – political tensions are at a knife-edge, and the future stability of the country and its prospects for development hang... Read more »

Why is Telegram so popular in Ethiopia and not WhatsApp? — Quartz

In a recent survey of social media use in Africa, WhatsApp—and its Facebook-owned sister app Messenger—was crowned the king of apps in Africa. All except for one country: Ethiopia.... Read more »

Ethiopia: New State of Emergency Risks Renewed Abuses

Police officers patrol along a road in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 21, 2018.  © 2018 Reuters Ethiopia’s newly proclaimed state of emergency risks further closing the space for peaceful... 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... Read more »

Ethiopia reveals details of 6-month state of emergency | News

Ethiopia has released new details about the six-month state of emergency ordered last week amid mass anti-government protests, according to state media reports. Siraj Fegessa, minister of defence and... Read more »

A.U. dodges emergency rule in belated statement on Ethiopia situation

The African Union (A.U.) has commented on the political situation in Ethiopia almost a week after a state of emergency was imposed by the government. The A.U. Commission chair,... Read more »

Ethiopia’s Great Rift (Foreign Policy Mag) at Tadias Magazine

Ethiopia’s Great Rift (Foreign Policy Mag) Published by Tadias Magazine February 20th, 2018 in Podcast. Will a power struggle within the ruling party lead to reform — or more... Read more »

Herman Cohen: Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Desalegn has resigned. What’s next?

It is not surprising that after three years in office – three years of famine, violence, and serious political and social instability – Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has resigned,... Read more »

Ethiopia: Mass protests ‘rooted in country’s history’ | News

It has been a tumultuous week in Ethiopian politics after the country’s prime minister abruptly resigned and the ruling coalition declared a six-month state of emergency as it seeks... Read more »