Tag Archives: ethiopia election 2020

03 March 20

Amnesty: Ethiopian police must account for missing opposition leader

Human rights group Amnesty International has called upon authorities in Ethiopia to reveal the whereabouts of Oromo opposition leader Abdi Regassa.

27 February 20

How popular is Abiy Ahmed in Ethiopia as election looms?

With elections looming, Ethiopia finds itself at yet another defining but equally uncertain political junction. Just a few years ago, the country was tearing itself apart through anti-government protests. Now, the East African nation is in danger of tearing itself
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26 February 20

Ethiopia set to release more prisoners ‘for the national good’

Authorities in Ethiopia have announced that dozens of high-profile prisoners are set to be released from jail, including opposition activists accused of an attempted coup last year.

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25 February 20

Ethiopia: 29 injured in ‘bomb attack’ at pro-Abiy rally

An explosion injured 29 people in the Ethiopian town of Ambo on Sunday at a rally in support of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

28 January 20

Ethiopia: Amnesty condemns crackdown on OLF supporters

Amnesty International has condemned the mass arrest of Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) supporters by authorities in Ethiopia over the weekend.

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16 January 20

Ethiopia sets August 2020 date for elections

Ethiopia’s electoral board on Wednesday announced it expects to hold national elections on 16 August 2020.

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22 November 19

Ethiopia: Ruling coalition agrees to form single party ahead of 2020 poll

Ethiopia’s ruling coalition has agreed to form a single national party ahead of elections next year.

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12 November 19

Can Ethiopia heal its ethnic wounds without stifling rights?

So much progress has been made since Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came into power last April that it’s easy to forget the troubled situation his country was in at the time. Faced with the seemingly impossible task of quelling
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30 October 19

Ethiopia PM calls for unity after deadly ethnic violence

Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has called on his country’s people to unite after the latest spate of deadly violence brings national security into question.

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25 October 19

Protests in Ethiopia are already tarnishing its Nobel Peace Prize president

Earlier this month, Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize “for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea.” Two weeks later,
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