Tag Archives: ethnic tension

01 September 19

Ethiopia set 13 November date for Sidama referendum

The government o Ethiopia has announced it will hold a referendum on 13 November for the Sidama ethnic group to vote on creating a 10th autonomous region.

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.

02 July 19

Burundi President renames historical landmarks

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has renamed a number of national and historic landmarks in a move he says should “remind Burundians of their history.”


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