Ethiopia prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigns | News

Hailemariam Desalegn says he has submitted his resignation as both Ethiopia’s prime minister and chairman of the country’s ruling coalition. Hailemariam‘s announcement comes amid a political crisis and lingering unrest in... Read more »

Facebook blocks top Ethiopian activist over hyperactivity, followers protest

An influential Ethiopian political activist has had his Facebook account temporarily blocked over what could best be described as hyperactivity. But the social media giant’s official decision to block... Read more »

[Photos] Ethiopia’s Oromia region celebrates release of political detainees

Bekele Gerba, a leading opposition figure in Ethiopia was released from detention on Tuesday after spending over two years behind bars. His release was part of the federal government’s... Read more »

Ethiopia Frees Journalist Jailed Since 2011 – U.S. News & World Report

Deutsche Welle Ethiopia Frees Journalist Jailed Since 2011U.S. News & World ReportADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia freed a journalist on Wednesday who had been jailed since 2011 on terrorism... Read more »

Ethiopia ‘at crossroads’ after Hailemariam resignation | News

Some describe it as a “transformational moment”; others the result of an “unprecedented” wave of protests. But whatever it is labelled, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn’s surprise resignation is setting the... Read more »

Ethiopia drops charges against Zone 9 bloggers

Addis Ababa – Prosecutors in Ethiopia on Wednesday dropped charges against two bloggers critical of the government, and announced they would abandon the prosecution of a third amid a... Read more »

Ethiopian runner and former Olympic hopeful reunites with his family in U.S. on Valentine’s day after seeking refuge from torture

DULLES, VA –  Demssew Tsega Abebe, L, greets his family – including his wife Nigat Teferi Mulat, C, their son, Dagmawi, 5, and their daughter, Soliyana, 2 – when... Read more »

Ethiopia: Eskinder’s release must herald a new dawn of respect for human rights

Commenting after Ethiopian journalist and Amnesty International prisoner of conscience Eskinder Nega walked out of prison a free man today, as part of a government pardon of 746 prisoners,... Read more »

Ethiopia: Politics of Hatred – Challenge to Ethiopia’s Unity

Photo: Addis Standard Businesses and schools are closed, and transport was disrupted to and from Lege T’afo, on the eastern outskirt of Addis Abeba, as the stay-at-home protest in... Read more »

Movement to help girls marks Ethiopia Valentine’s Day – Anadolu Agency

Anadolu Agency Movement to help girls marks Ethiopia Valentine’s DayAnadolu AgencyThe color red is usually associated with Valentine’s Day, but in Ethiopia, a Yellow Movement to raise awareness about... Read more »