Tag Archives: Ethiopia

20 October 16

Ethiopia State of Emergency: The Walls Close in on Protestors

On Saturday, Ethiopia imposed a six-month “state of emergency” in response to growing unrest across the country. It’s the first time the government has experienced this kind of public dissent during its 25-year rule and its clamping down with everything it
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23 September 16

Ethiopia’s Protesting Olympic Medalist Wants to Stay in the US

An Ethiopian marathon runner who made protest gestures against his country’s government at the Rio Olympics has requested to stay in the US, according to reports.

11 August 16

Ethiopia: 33 Killed as Protest Violence Escalates

Dozens of people were shot dead by Ethiopian security forces during protests over the weekend, according to residents and opposition officials.

03 August 16

Is Africa the Next Big Travel Destination?

A lot has been said recently about Ethiopia’s rise as a travel destination. The country is touting itself as the “newest travel adventure” and visitor number are sharply on the rise. It makes you wonder if a similar trend could
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21 July 16

Kenya: Oil Pipeline Deal with Ethiopia Now in Doubt

Kenya’s oil pipeline troubles look set to continue after Ethiopia denied claims of a deal between the two countries.

18 July 16

Ethiopia: Tourism Hits Record High in 2015

Ethiopia’s tourism industry is booming after revenue jumped 20.7 percent to a record $3.5 billion in 2015. 

17 July 16

Ethiopia Aims to Be Africa’s Top Manufacturer

Ethiopia’s economic growth over the last decade has captured the world’s attention. However, manufacturing is a key sector where the country still falls below the African average – and plans are in motion to change that.

12 July 16

Ethiopia Blocks Social Media for Exams Period

Ethiopia has blocked access to Facebook and other popular social networks during the university entrance exam period.

03 July 16

Ethiopia Wins Seat on UN Security Council

Ethiopia has won a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council.

23 June 16

HRW: More Than 400 Killed in Ethiopia Protests

Human Rights Watch says at least 400 people have been killed by Ethiopian security forces since November 2015, during peaceful protests in the Oromia region.


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