At least 52 Killed in Ethiopia Protests over Musician Haacaaluu Hundeessaa Death

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – At least 50 people were killed in Ethiopia’s Oromiya region in protests following the fatal shooting of a popular singer, a regional spokesman said on Wednesday, laying bare... Read more »

Ethiopia Cabinet Approves New Law to Fight False Information

By Samuel Gebre Ethiopia’s cabinet approved a law to combat hate speech and the dissemination of false information. The new proclamation is aimed at addressing the erosion of the nation’s “social cohesion, political... Read more »

Ethiopia Will Explode if It Doesn’t Move Beyond Ethnic-Based Politics

Oromo nationalism helped bring Abiy Ahmed to power, but it could also be his undoing. To hold the country together, the Nobel-winning prime minister needs to convince various ethnic groups that he... Read more »

Ethiopia PM Abiy under harsh criticism over his silence as 67 killed in unrest

By Simon Marks | New York Times ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia —Weeks after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is coming under harsh criticism over his silence in the face of... Read more »

Protests in Ethiopia Threaten to Mar Image of Its Nobel-Winning Leader

By Simon Marks | New York Times ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Protests against Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia erupted on Wednesday, threatening to taint the aura around his newly won Nobel Peace... Read more »

Has Abiy Ahmed Kept His Promises? Ethiopia’s Presidential Press Pledge

It’s been one year since East Africa’s most populous country – Ethiopia – experienced a political transformation; a change in leadership, after years of social unrest and demonstrations. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn... Read more »

Ethiopia drops charges against rebel leader – Anadolu Agency

Anadolu Agency Ethiopia drops charges against rebel leaderAnadolu AgencyIn a move most observers would recently have seen as unthinkable, Ethiopia’s government on Tuesday said it had dropped terrorism charges against Berhanu Nega,... Read more »

In Ethiopia's war against social media, the truth is the main casualty – Washington Post

People attend a prayer ceremony for protesters who died recently in the town of Bishoftu, Ethiopia, during the Irreecha festival for the Oromo people. The government blames social media for exaggerating the... Read more »
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Nonviolent Struggle: Ethiopian Exceptionalism? by Jawar Mohammed

The long oppressed citizens of Tunisia and Egypt have freed themselves. Libyans are almost there. Bahraini, Yemeni, Algerians, and Moroccans are in the middle of a fierce struggle. Our neighbors, Djiboutians have... Read more »