Tag Archives: Ethiopia

03 December 19

Talks resume over Ethiopian Nile dam dispute

Talks between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan over a controversial dam project in Ethiopia have resumed.

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02 December 19

Ethiopia: Defence minister opposes ruling party merger plan

Ethiopia’s defence minister has publicly stated his opposition to plans that would merge the country’s ruling coalition into a single party.

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25 November 19

Ethiopia: Sidama votes in favour of creating autonomous state

Residents of Ethiopia’s Sidama region have voted overwhelmingly in favour of creating a new autonomous state for the ethnic group.

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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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21 November 19

Ethiopia: Sidama votes on forming new regional state

People in Ethiopia’s southern Sidama region are taking to the polls to vote on the creation of a new semi-autonomous state.

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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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05 November 19

Ethiopia: PM says protest death toll rises to 86

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Sunday that the death toll from violent protests last month now stands at 86 people.

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01 November 19

Ethiopia: At least 78 killed in protest violence, death toll could rise

Authorities in Ethiopia say at least 78 people were killed during protest violence last week, warning the death toll could still rise as ethnic tensions continue to trouble the East African nation.

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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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