Tag Archives: Ethiopia

22 January 19

After almost 30 years, Ethiopia’s ethnic federalism is falling apart

As of 1991, Ethiopia has been the strongest working example of ethnic federalism, dividing the country into multiple regions and assigning land to major ethnic groups. For a country with more than 90 ethnolinguistic groups and a long history of ethnic
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21 January 19

Ethiopia teams up with Somalia in ‘massive offensive’ against al-Shabaab

The Ethiopian National Defence Force (ENDF) says it is teaming up with troops in Somalia for a “massive offensive” against al-Shabaab after the militant group ambushed an Ethiopian peacekeeping convoy in Somalia.

19 January 19

Ethiopia: Rebel group accuses government of airstrikes

A rebel group in Ethiopia recently welcomed back to the country under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ‘s reformist policy has accused the government of targeting it with airstrikes.

30 December 18

Eritrea closes border crossing for Ethiopian travellers

Eritrea has blocked entry for Ethiopians at two border crossings months after the border was fully opened, following a peace deal signed between the neighbouring countries.

19 December 18

Ethiopia withdraws troops from Eritrea border

Ethiopia has begun withdrawing troops from disputed territories along the border with Eritrea, months after signing a landmark peace deal with its neighbour.

19 December 18

Ethiopia: 12 civilians killed in army operation at Moyale hotel

At least 12 Ethiopian citizens have been killed during an army operation at a hotel in the border town of Moyale, according to reports from inside the country.

17 December 18

Ethiopia: 66 soldiers imprisoned over PM protest

A military court in Ethiopia has imprisoned 66 soldiers for marching on the residence of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and demanding a pay rise in October.

27 November 18

Ethiopia set to launch its first satellite in 2019 – with help from China

Ethiopia’s space agency has announced plans to launch its first satellite during 2019, with financial and logistical help from Beijing.

26 November 18

Ethiopia: Prime minister accused of ethnic clampdown

The Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) has accused Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed of attacking members of the Tigrayan ethnic group in a recent clampdown on security and corruption.

22 November 18

Ogaden rebel group returns to Ethiopia following peace accord

Hundreds of former ONLF rebel fighters are returning to Ethiopia after signing a peace accord with the country’s government.


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