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 »

Rising misery as Ethiopia struggles to stem ethnic tensions

AFP – More than a year after his house in southern Ethiopia was razed to the ground, his coffee plantation destroyed and cattle stolen, Teketel Memheru is still too terrified to return... Read more »

Ethiopia: Abiy Ahmed promises liberty but must be careful not to deliver anarchy

Economist – If any single event sums up the confusion, danger and enormous opportunity posed by the change sweeping across Ethiopia it was when dozens of armed soldiers marched on the office of... Read more »

Heineken-Bedele beer company drops sponsorship of Ethiopian pop star Teddy Afro Tour

Oromo Ethiopians celebrate #BoycottBedele beer victory Heineken-owned beer company drops sponsorship of Ethiopian pop star Teddy Afro amid protests from country’s largest ethnic group. Members of Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group are online... Read more »

Ethiopian Opposition Names 68 Oromos Arrested Over Past Month

Ethiopia’s main opposition group listed the names of 68 people detained in the Oromia region over the past month. The majority of the arrests took place on March 13 and 14, Medrek,... Read more »
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Ethiopia Accused of Detaining Activists in Oromia to Deter Uprising

Peter Heinlein:VOA Ethiopia has detained dozens of political activists as part of what opposition groups say is a crackdown aimed at preventing a North African or Middle Eastern style popular uprising. Our... Read more »
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Kenyan forces kill five Ethiopian OLF rebels

ISIOLO, Kenya (Reuters) – Kenyan forces have killed at least five Ethiopian fighters from the Oromo Liberation Front in an operation to flush the rebels out of the country’s north, a local... Read more »

Two Ethiopians Killed In A Bomb Attack

ADDIS ABABA — Attackers hurled a bomb at a political meeting in Ethiopia, killing two people and wounding 14 others just over two weeks before national elections, a government spokesman said Friday.... Read more »

Activist Killed While Campaigning : Ethiopian Opposition

April 22 (Bloomberg) — An Ethiopian opposition activist was beaten to death by pro-government militia in the western part of the country after he refused to stop campaigning for his party before... Read more »