Tag Archives: Ethiopia

18 July 19

Ethiopia plans 10th state referendum to ease autonomy demands

Ethiopia’s National Election Board has announced plans to hold a referendum on creating a 10th regional state for the Sidama ethnic group after activists promised to declare a new region for themselves on Thursday.

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08 July 19

Is Ethiopia making a case for dictatorships in Africa?

Ethiopia’s transformation over the past year and a half has been staggering. Under the rule of Abiy Ahmed, the East African country has turned itself from one of the region’s most crisis-ridden nations into one of its most politically progressive
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08 July 19

Is 2019 the year of positive change in the Horn of Africa?

Last year, the geopolitical landscape in the Horn of Africa was turned on its head with the signing of a peace deal between long-time war enemies, Eritrea and Ethiopia. The peace agreement sent a ripple effect throughout the entire peninsula
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03 July 19

Ethiopia: Internet restored 10 days after coup attempt

Ethiopia began restoring internet services on Tuesday, 10 days after a coup attempt in the Amhara region in which six top government officials were killed.

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02 July 19

Ethiopia: PM defends reform policy, warns ‘coup’ plotters

Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed has defended his reform policy and issued a strong warning to anyone interested in toppling his government following a coup attempt in the Amhara region.

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01 July 19

Ethiopia: Opposition supporters arrested following coup attempt

Authorities in Ethiopia have arrested more than 50 people after an alleged coup attempt in the country’s Amhara region.

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27 June 19

Ethiopia: Dozens killed in failed coup attempt

Dozens of people were killed during a failed coup attempt in Ethiopia’s Amhara region at the weekend, a government spokesman confirmed on Wednesday.

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19 June 19

Ethiopia: Internet restored after week-long outage

Internet and text messaging services were restored in Ethiopia on Tuesday after a week-long outage.

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28 May 19

Ethiopia apologises over Africa map without Somalia

Ethiopia’s foreign ministry has apologised after a map of Africa appeared on its website showing neighbouring Somalia as Ethiopian territory.

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06 May 19

Press freedoms are improving in Ethiopia, but progress is being held back

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has been vocal about press freedoms in Ethiopia for many years – particularly the suppression placed against journalists and members of the media under previous regimes. Under the rule of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed,
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