‘Lady Titi’ Shatters Stereotypes About Israel’s Ethiopian Community

An Ethiopian Jewish woman arrives for the beginning of the Rosh Hashanah services at a synagogue in Addis Ababa..(photo credit: REUTERS) Israel’s English-subtitled premier of Lady Titi, the country’s first commercial film... Read more »

‘Prouder than ever’: Ethiopians in Edmonton celebrate newly elected prime minister

EDMONTON—Three months ago, Beneyam Zeleke, an Ethiopian who manages a store in Edmonton, was at home listening to the newly elected prime minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, promise to bring the country... Read more »

Ethiopia’s tech startups are ready for Abiy Ahmed’s reforms — Quartz

Paris Word that Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed is looking to loosen his country’s tight grip on strategic assets like its fast-growing airline and its long-term telecom monopoly has sparked interest from... Read more »

UN threatens to consider arms embargo on South Sudan | South Sudan News

The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution that threatens an arms embargo on South Sudan and sanctions against six people if fighting doesn’t stop by June 30. The US-sponsored resolution passed on Thursday would... 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 roads in Shakiso,... Read more »

President Rivlin will not visit Jewish community center in Ethiopia – Israel News

Reuven Rivlin. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST) President Reuven Rivlin will not visit the Jewish community center in Addis Ababa during an official state visit to Ethiopia, the... Read more »

Ethiopia: Prime Minister Abiy and a call to build the capacity of key stakeholders

Abiy Ahmed In my latest commentary (https://www.facebook.com/NewBreedLeadersOfAfrica/posts/876809422523559), I shared the second leadership attribute of Dr. Abiy, one of the New Breed Leaders of Africa. I pointed out that since he had done... Read more »

Ethiopia: Democracy in Ethiopia – allAfrica.com

opinion By Yohannes Gebresellasie (Ph.d) The issue, expression and state of democracy is relative. Winston Churchill, the late former British prime Minister from (1940-1945) was famous for his inspiring speech regarding democracy.... Read more »

Can Ethiopia’s new leader bridge ethnic divides? | Politics

A young reformer or an entrenched military man? Ethiopia’s prime minister-elect is the first from the Oromo ethnic group that’s been at the forefront of anti-government protests. Community activists say the group... Read more »


By Teshome Abebe* It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of... Read more »