The underlying tension behind Ethiopia’s flawed federal system and its risks

By Yohannes Gedamu For almost three decades Ethiopia’s federal structure – enshrined in the country’s 1994 constitution – has been defended by the ruling coalition, the Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front. It’s not surprising that... Read more »

Ethiopia Amhara persecution stands in way of Abiy Ahmed reform agenda — Quartz

The political upheaval that Ethiopians have become accustomed to seems to be a thing of the past—for now. Many have praised the new prime minister Abiy Ahmed, who took office in April... Read more »

Protests in Ethiopia forces govt to suspend MIDROC gold-mining license

The Ethiopian government through the sector ministry has suspended the mining license of top gold mining firm, Mohammed International Development Research and Organization Cos., MICROC. The state affiliated FANA Broadcasting Corporate reported... Read more »

An Unstable Ethiopia: Wobbles in Addis Ababa

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn’s departure after five years in power to pave way for political reform was abrupt, but not unexpected. The move followed a ‘do or die’ executive committee meeting... Read more »

Ethiopia’s ‘colour revolution’ – INTERNATIONAL

Unrest in some parts of Ethiopia has been taking the form of a “colour revolution”, with a clear intent to seize power, Defence Minister Siraj Fegessa declared earlier this month as former... Read more »

Ethiopia risks ‘unprecedented’ protests with ‘rearrest’ of OFC leaders

Ethiopia will most likely slide back into a state of unprecedented protests with the re-arrest of top Oromo opposition leaders, a freelance journalist, Mohammed Ademo has cautioned. Ademo who is editor of... Read more »

Ethiopia army accused of deadly attack on IDP camp in Oromia

An attack on internally displaced persons (IDP) in Ethiopia’s Oromia region has claimed the lives of six people with others sustained varied degrees of injuries. According to the Addis Gazette portal, the... Read more »

Managing Ethiopia’s political crisis |

A protestor with Ethiopian Flag By Goitom Gebreluel & Biniam Bedasso Nemera Mamo is a co-author of this article. He is a teaching fellow at SOAS, University of London. Ethiopia has been... Read more »

Ethiopia rehabilitates 86,000 displaced people by regional conflict – Xinhua

ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) — Ethiopia has rehabilitated 86,000 people displaced by conflict between Oromia and Somali regional states, an Ethiopian official said on Tuesday. Speaking to journalists, Negeri Lencho, Minister... Read more »

Ethiopia – A deadly 2017 saddled with security headache, simmering protests

Ethiopia entered 2017 under a state of emergency rule. A measure imposed in October 2016 following deadly protests largely in the Oromia region. Mass arrests were made and a Command Post with... Read more »