Ethiopia's political opening under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has not only won well-deserved accolades but also dangerous centrifugal forces, among them ethnic strife. With international partners' diplomatic and financial support, the government should proceed more cautiously - and consultatively - with reforms that could exacerbate tensions, writes the International Crisis Group.
First-time voter Mehret Beyeyne registers for a referendum which is to determine if her ethnic group, the Sidamas, will have their own semi-autonomous state in Ethiopia.
The Conversation Africa, 10 December 2019
Prime minister Abiy Ahmed, who has been awarded this year's Nobel Prize for Peace, has recently announced the establishment of a new political party in Ethiopia. The Prosperity… Read more »
Ethiopia: UN Free Speech Expert to Visit Ethiopia
HRW, 2 December 2019
Today, the United Nations special rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, starts a week-long visit to Ethiopia. This marks the first visit by a UN special… Read more »
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received his Nobel Peace Prize medal in a ceremony on Oslo on Tuesday December 10, 2019. He said he was accepting the award "on behalf of my ... Read more »
Residents of Ethiopia's Sidama zone have voted in favour of a new federal region, with about 98.5% choosing autonomous rule, the country's electoral board says. Voter turnout was ... Read more »