Ethiopian Olympian Living in Exile in US to Return Home

Rio Olympic marathon silver medal winner Feyisa Lilesa of Ethiopia arrives at a news conference in Washington, DC, on September 13, 2016. Gary Cameron/Reuters VOA – After winning the silver medal in... Read more »

Uncertainty Strains Ethiopian Refugees in a Kenya Camp

NAIROBI, KENYA —  Two months ago, Kote Adi fled Moyale, Ethiopia, after government soldiers there opened fire on civilians, killing at least nine. Kote and his pregnant wife found shelter in a... Read more »

Protesters Demand Ethiopia Cancel Al-Amoudi’s Gold-Mine Permit

FILE – Demonstrators gather in the Ethiopian town of Shakiso to oppose MIDROC gold mining operations in February 2016. They contend chemicals used in mining jeopardize public health. (Courtesy photo) Bloomberg –... Read more »

Ethiopia Reports Arrests Over Anti-Government Protests

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA —  Ethiopia’s defense minister announced the arrests of the “main instigators” linked to anti-government protests roiling the country, insisting that armed federal patrols were trying to minimize violence. At... Read more »

Government Forces Kill 4 in Ethiopia’s Oromia Region

Ethiopian government forces killed four people and wounded 18 others Thursday in the town of Soda in the restive Oromia region. Residents, who asked for anonymity out of fear of retaliation by... Read more »

Former US Diplomat Calls for Free, Fair Elections in Ethiopia (VOA Interview)

Herman Jay Cohen is a former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. (Photo: YouTube) VOA News By James Butty Former US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Herman Cohen... Read more »

ልዩ ቃለምልልስ ጠ/ሚ ኃይለማርያም ደሣለኝ ከቪኦኤ ጋር

አቶ ኃይለማርያም ደሣለኝ ከቪኦኤው የአፍሪካ ቀንድ ኃላፊ ፒተር ሃይንላይን ጋር ባደረጉት ልዩ ቃለምልልስ ያነሷቸው ኢትዮጵያ ከኤርትራ፣ ከግብፅና ከሱዳን፣ ከቻይናና ከአሜሪካ ጋር ያሏትን ግንኙነቶች በዚህ ክፍል ውስጥ ያብራራሉ፡፡ ጠ/ሚ ኃይለማርያም ደሣለኝ ከቪኦኤ ጋር... Read more »
Ethiopia jam tv station - Sehnaoui

Jamming of Arabsat coming from Ethiopia : Report

BEIRUT: Preliminary investigations into the jamming of Arabsat satellite transmission shows that it is originating from Ethiopia, Telecommunications Minister Nicolas Sehnaoui said Wednesday, calling on Arabsat’s operator to secure new frequencies for... Read more »

Ethiopia: Government Arrested Two Prominent Opposition Politicians

Two prominent Ethiopian opposition politicians have been detained, at least one of them on terrorism-related charges. But opposition leaders are questioning the charges, saying the detentions appear politically motivated. Bekele Gerba Government... Read more »
Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Hailemariam Desalegn, right (file photo)

Ethiopia Declines to Respond to US Human Rights Charges

VOA: Ethiopia has ended its practice of formally responding to the annual U.S. human rights report, as it has done the past two years. A statement said the government views the Congressionally-mandated... Read more »