Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said he was quitting because he wanted to smooth the way for reforms.
“I see my resignation as vital in the bid to carry out reforms that would lead to sustainable peace and democracy,” said Hailemariam in a televised speech.
The Saudi government’s periodic cycle of allowing undocumented Ethiopian workers into the country and then humiliating them by public ejection keeps the workers in fear.
Merera Gudina, leader of the Oromo Federalist Congress party, was arrested in late 2015 shortly after a trip to Brussels where he addressed members of the European Parliament as violence roiled the Horn of Africa country.
A coalition between the Oromo People’s Democratic Organisation and the Amhara National Democratic Movement might be just what Ethiopia needs.
KANA TV marks a breakthrough in Ethiopian televised entertainment. It may also signal a shift in Ethiopia’s much criticised media environment.
In the numerous camps that have popped up and public buildings commandeered to absorb the displaced, Oromo and Somali tell equally convincing stories of ethnic violence, primarily carried out, they claim, by each region’s special police.
The army had to be called in to contain the situation after violent clashes, that saw thousands flee their homes, erupted over the long standing disputed settlements issue.
While online media distributors have been effectively blocked from their platforms, print and broadcast journalists’ investigative capacities have also suffered greatly.
In the face of government repression, Afan Oromo musicians have risen as a visible – and audible – source of inspiration for the opposition movement.
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Ethiopia’s economy depends on farming and millions have been affected by the failed spring and summer rains worsened by the El Nino weather phenomenon.
A study is being done in Ethiopia’s Danakil Depression – a natural environment like no other on earth – to understand how microbes thrive in extreme environments such as those found on Mars.
The landslide late on Saturday destroyed 49 dwellings and left 28 people injured, city spokesman Amare Mekonen said.
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A six-month nationwide state of emergency was declared by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Sunday.
The stampede was triggered when police used teargas and shot in the air on Sunday to disperse anti-government protesters at a religious festival.
A UNHCR report says only half of refugee children have access to primary education and the gap widens with higher education.
Separation is intended to deal with problems and provide an acceptable alternative but as South Sudan and Eritrea show, it may not be the solution.
The Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam will bring more power to Ethiopia but is already creating tensions over water rights with Sudan and Egypt.
UNHCR is struggling to accommodate a massive influx of refugees, mostly women and children who are fleeing conflict in South Sudan.
Two car bombs exploded in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Tuesday, killing 13 and injuring at least 12.
UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the United Nations was reviewing a number of recommendations by the inquiry. A source said several commanders could be sent home over failures in the response.
If the result generates strife and tension, the world will be increasingly wary of taking major decisions this way.
The United Nations in 2000 deployed a ceasefire monitoring force on the Eritrean-Ethiopian border but withdrew it in 2008 in response to restrictions imposed on it by Eritrea that the UN said at the time made it impossible for the mission to function.
The group often launches gun and bomb attacks on officials, Somali security forces and AMISOM, in a bid to topple the Western-backed government and impose its own strict interpretation of Islam on Somalia.
The raid was carried out by South Sudanese gunmen, who are now being pursued by Ethiopian troops.
While diplomatic relations are expected to deepen, trade and investment remain hobbled by global and domestic factors
First to Sudan, then back to Asmara and finally Switzerland, Mehrawi has moved wherever the shifting currents of war, displacement and hope have taken him.
Unhindered by any larger scheme to ‘open up’ African markets, China has shown itself to be a more useful partner for countries looking to create domestic productive capacity
Addis Ababa: When Barack Obama became the first sitting President of the United States to touch down in Ethiopia’s capital on Sunday evening, it was at an airport being upgraded using a $250-million Chinese loan. His convoy then zipped along a six-lane urban expressway, also funded by the […]