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  • At the battlefront

    At the battlefront

    State media though has shown no images of Abiy, a 45-year-old former soldier and winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, at the battlefront. The government has not disclosed his location but a spokesman said he had arrived at the front on Tuesday and was joined by other government officials who heeded the call to “save Ethiopia”.

    November 27, 2021
  • Against a PM

    Against a PM

    The US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, has called upon the Tigray and Oromo Liberation Army to “immediately stop the current advance towards Addis Ababa.

    November 9, 2021
  • People’s war?

    People’s war?

    Fighting broke out in November 2020 between government troops and the TPLF, which ruled Ethiopia for decades and now controls Tigray.

    August 21, 2021
  • Verdict in Ethiopia

    Verdict in Ethiopia

    The leader of the main opposition Ethiopian Citizens for Social Justice party, Birhanu Nega, lost while the opposition parties ~ Ezema and the National Movement of Amhara (NAMA) ~ each won less than 10 seats.

    July 13, 2021
  • Mike Pompeo to pay first visit to Africa next week

    Mike Pompeo to pay first visit to Africa next week

    In Angola, he will offer support to democratization and anti-corruption efforts that have gathered steam since strongman Jose Eduardo dos Santos exited power in 2017.

    February 6, 2020
  • Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki vows to ‘bolster cooperation’ with Ethiopia

    Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki vows to ‘bolster cooperation’ with Ethiopia

    After the two leaders first met and embraced on the tarmac in Asmara, the Eritrean capital, last year, they reopened embassies, resumed flights and held a series of meetings across the region.

    December 27, 2019
  • 16 dead in violent protests against Nobel peace laureate Abiy Ahmed in Ethiopia

    16 dead in violent protests against Nobel peace laureate Abiy Ahmed in Ethiopia

    He further said that the violence had included instances of security forces opening fire on protesters but was increasingly taking the form of ethnic and religious clashes.

    October 25, 2019
  • Abiy Ahmed’s award

    Abiy Ahmed’s award

    Barack Obama was honoured before he had a chance to do anything significant.

    October 13, 2019
  • Sudan opposition chief demands unbiased probe on protest crackdown

    Sudan opposition chief demands unbiased probe on protest crackdown

    Thousands of protesters who had camped outside the army headquarters in central Khartoum for weeks were dispersed in an operation which left dozens dead.

    June 15, 2019
  • Sudan police fire tear gas as civil disobedience campaign begins

    Sudan police fire tear gas as civil disobedience campaign begins

    Khartoum residents have mostly remained indoors over the past few days and the downtown business district was largely shut on Sunday.

    June 9, 2019
  • Ethiopia PM urges democratic transition in Sudan after deadly crackdown

    Ethiopia PM urges democratic transition in Sudan after deadly crackdown

    Abiy Ahmed arrived in Khartoum to revive talks between the Sudanese generals and protest leaders after the African Union suspended Sudan on Thursday until the military makes way for a civilian-led transitional authority.

    June 8, 2019
  • Ethiopia appoints Sahle-Work Zewde as first female President

    Ethiopia appoints Sahle-Work Zewde as first female President

    Political power in Ethiopia is wielded by the prime minister with the president's role is restricted to attending ceremonies and functions.

    October 25, 2018
  • Grenade blast at Ethiopian PM rally kills 1, injures 154

    Grenade blast at Ethiopian PM rally kills 1, injures 154

    A grenade blast at a crowded rally in support of Ethiopia's new reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Saturday killed at least one person and injured over 154 others.

    June 23, 2018