Ethiopia: Why PM Abiy Ahmed’s first priority should be free expression

By  William Davison Though it may come with risks, it would be in the government’s own interests to encourage open dialogue and constructive criticism. The swearing-in this...

A tough road ahead for Ethiopia’s new leader Abiy Ahmed

Ahmed has a unique opportunity to unite a country riven by ethnic tensions - but he is facing deep-rooted challenges. by Awol K Allo 31...

US Senator asks new Ethiopia PM to release prisoners 

By Teshome Borago United States Senator Marco Rubio asked the Ethiopian government to release Eskinder Nega, Andualem Aragie and other activists re-arrested recently in Addis...

Ethiopia faces new prime minister in bid to calm protests

AP Ethiopia on Wednesday was poised to welcome a young, outspoken new prime minister as many in Africa's second most populous nation hoped for an...

Joint civil society letter to Ethiopian Prime Minister-designate on recent arrests...

Prime Minister-Designate, Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali Cc: Abadula Gemeda, Speaker of the House of Peoples’ Representative 29 March 2018 Your Excellencies, The undersigned international, regional and national human...

Ethiopia opposition leader arrested again (Teshome Borago -Satenaw Columnist)

Just a few weeks after his release, Andualem Aragie, leader of the largest Ethiopian opposition UDJ party is behind bars again. He was arrested...

Around 19 People Including University Lecturers, Journalists & Professionals Arrested in...

According to the Addis Abeba based journalist, Belay Manaye, around 19 people who came to the Amhara regional state’s capital, Bahir Dar to discuss...

‘Fight for democracy in Ethiopia continues’ – U.S. Congress to vote...

Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban The United States Congress will finally vote on a human rights resolution against the Ethiopian government in the second week of...

A CALL TO THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY

WILL YOU URGE THE GOVERNMENT OF ETHIOPIA TO SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PRINCIPLE-BASED ACTION PLAN TO BRING POLITICAL STABILITY AND A PEACEFUL TRANSITION...

The end of Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF) marks the new...

March 10, 2018 Tesfaye Yigzaw Heroes and heroines of Ethiopia are freed from terrorist prisons. Thanks to young and vibrant Ethiopians. After twenty seven years of...

Is OPDO’s Abiy an Amhara or Oromo Ethiopian? (Teshome M....

By Teshome M. Borago| Satenaw Columnist As the ruling party plans to elect a new Prime Minister in a few days; more shocking information is...

Strikes Spread in Restive Ethiopia Region Before Tillerson Visit

Bloomberg By Nizar Manek Strikes protesting Ethiopia’s state of emergency spread across the restive Oromia region ahead of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s arrival for talks...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Re: Ethiopian Regime’s Misinformation Campaign On H....

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 28, 2018 Re: Ethiopian Regime's Misinformation Campaign On H. Res 128 Ethiopian Advocacy Network (EAN) and Ethiopian American Civic Council (EACC) would like...

Ethiopia: New State of Emergency Risks Renewed Abuses

REPORT from Human Rights Watch Overbroad, Vague Provisions Undercut Rights Ethiopia’s newly proclaimed state of emergency risks further closing the space for peaceful political activity, Human Rights Watch...

Ethiopia ponders Oromo lipstick on tyranny (Teshome Borago -Satenaw Columnist)

By Teshome Borago | Satenaw Columnist In response to pressure from tribal protests, the TPLF dictatorship in Ethiopia is contemplating to replace its ethnic Welayta...

Why is Ethiopia in upheaval? This brief history explains a lot.

By Lovise Aalen February 17 at 6:00 AM In the latest twist in Ethiopia’s current political dramas, Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn formally submitted his resignation from his position as...

Breaking: Ethiopia rules out transitional government as trail of chaotic events...

Addis Standard Liyat Fekade Addis Abeba, February 17/2018 – A senior government official told Addis Standard that there will be no need for a transitional government, an idea widely...

Ethiopia ‘at crossroads’ after Hailemariam resignation

by Jillian Kestler-D'Amours 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...

Ethiopia releases journalist, politician, drops blogger charges

AFP Addis Ababa - Ethiopia released a jailed opposition leader and journalist on Wednesday and dropped charges against a group of bloggers in a wave...

Ethiopia frees journalist jailed since 2011

ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopia freed a journalist on Wednesday who had been jailed since 2011 on terrorism charges, the latest in a raft of releases...

Huge, peaceful demonstration is happening in Mojo town.

Huge, peaceful demonstration is happening in Mojo town. I have ever seen such kind of anti-government demonstration before in the town. The crowd shouting...

Ethiopia just pardoned political prisoners. Could that signal a shift to...

By Yohannes Y. Gedamu Is Ethiopia opening — ever so slightly — to democracy? Some observers were cautiously optimistic after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn’s surprising Jan. 3 announcement that the government...

Ethiopian activists launching remittance embargo campaign on social media

Remittance embargo cyber campaign targets to mobilize Ethiopians living in North America, Europe, Australia, Middle East, among others, not “to feed the beast” borkena, February...

Ethiopia is following the path of failed states in the Horn...

The Trumpet Ethiopia faces a high risk of failure due to continued political and social instability in the country, the Fund for Peace reported in...
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