Tag Archives: Ethiopia crisis

31 August 18

Is Abiy Ahmed about to deliver the change Ethiopia needs?

In his first press conference since taking office in April, Ethiopia’s new prime minister Abiy Ahmed promised to continue with his dramatic reforms “at any cost” as he promised the nation’s public a “free and fair election” in 2020. This
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20 June 18

Ethiopia PM says security forces committed “terrorist acts” against citizens

Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed has publicly accused the country’s security forces of committing “terrorist acts” against citizens.

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01 June 18

Ethiopia set to amend controversial anti-terror laws

Ethiopia’s government plans to amend anti-terror laws rights groups say have been used to detain journalists and critics.

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29 May 18

Can Abiy Ahmed pull Ethiopia out of political turmoil?

Ethiopia’s new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, faces one of the most difficult challenges among East Africa’s leaders. He assumed office in early April, following the resignation of Hailemariam Desalegn, who admitted his failure in dealing with Ethiopia’s simmering political crisis.
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15 May 18

Ethiopia opens talks with exiled Oromo Democratic Front

Ethiopia’s government has opened talks with exiled opposition group, the Oromo Democratic Front (ODF).

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17 April 18

Ethiopia: PM vows to reform national security laws

Ethiopia’s prime minister has vowed to reform the country’s national security laws following years of violent protests.

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06 April 18

Ethiopia: 11 politicians, journalists released once again

Eleven politicians, journalists and bloggers in Ethiopia have been released after being arrested last month for violating the country’s state of emergency, one of their lawyers has said.

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19 March 18

Ethiopia accuses Eritrea of destabilising security

Ethiopia has accused neighbouring Eritrea of attempting to compromise its security by supporting “destructive” groups.

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13 March 18

Ethiopian soldiers kill 9 civilians in ‘accidental shooting’

Soldiers in Ethiopia killed nine civilians in the Oromia region on Saturday in what the state media described as an “accidental shooting” on Sunday.

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15 February 18

Ethiopia: Prime minister steps down after mass protests

Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn has announced his resignation at the country’s leader and head, following years of anti-government demonstrations.

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