Ethiopian Air Seeks Africa Dominance With New Carriers, Jet Deal

Ethiopian Airlines Enterprise plans to establish half a dozen international offshoots before the end of the year as Africa’s biggest carrier steps up efforts to dominate markets across the... Read more »

Unreal Views of the Trippy Colors in Ethiopia’s Danakil Desert

A few months back, German photographer Ulrike Crespo was climbing a small hill in the Afar Triangle of northern Ethiopia when the colors suddenly changed. The dusty browns and... Read more »

From Portland to Ethiopia: Twins reunite after 8 years

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Eight years ago, Sophia Fauveau and her husband, Mark, adopted Azalea Mitike Hadiya Williams, a baby girl from Ethiopia. As a newborn, Azalea was sick and dying. Her... Read more »

Ethiopia Starts Talks With Exiled Group, Signaling Rapprochement

Ethiopia’s government began talks with the exiled Oromo Democratic Front, signaling the start of a broader engagement with the opposition group. A “high-level” government delegation met ODF officials May... Read more »

Journalists, bloggers weigh in on media freedom in Ethiopia

The new Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is said to have increased transparency in governance since his assumption into office. His critics cite his outreach to opposition political parties,... Read more »

Coffee production threatened in Eastern Ethiopia

For generations, farmers planted the lush earth of Awedai and nearby areas in eastern Ethiopia with coffee trees, earning a livelihood from a crop that is now the country’s... Read more »

After years of unrest, Ethiopians are riding an unlikely wave of hope. Will it last?

People gather for the rally of Ethiopia’s new prime minister in Ambo on April 11. (Zacharias Abubeker/AFP/Getty Images) By Paul Schemm | Washington Post ADDIS ABABA, Ethi­o­pia — When Ethi­o­pia’s... 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... Read more »

After 20 years, can Ethiopia and Eritrea ever reconcile?

Africa is – tragically – no stranger to conflict. But the war that erupted between Ethiopia and Eritrea on 6 May 1998 was unlike any the continent had seen... Read more »

Can Ethiopia and Eritrea make peace?

“LIKE Sarajevo, 1914,” said the late Ethiopian prime minister, Meles Zenawi, of the first gunshots fired on May 6th 1998. “An accident waiting to happen.” Neither he nor his... Read more »