Ethiopia has heralded Monday’s general elections as a historic step towards democracy but the polls are overshadowed by crisis.
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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s approval ratings have plummeted raising concerns that Ethiopia’s June elections will deepen mistrust.
Ethiopia launched more than 10 air strikes against the restive northern Tigray region in recent days raising worries of challenges to Ethiopia’s stability.
Nobel Peace Prize should serve as reminder to winner, Ethiopian PM, Abiy Ahmed, that he must not depart from national and regional democratic reforms.
Nobel Peace Price winner Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gave his first interview to a Western media, VOA, in late May 2019. Here are the highlights.
Today, Maekelawi, the infamous police station in the heart of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, was opened for the first time to the public.
The “eritrean irony” is that after a costly freedom war, it instead sank into tyranny and its youth now prefer death at sea than freedoms curtailed at home.
As Ethiopia observed a national day of mourning as primer minister’s office called an attempted regional coup, but why the attack and his motives.
In the 60-plus years since the countries of sub-Saharan Africa started becoming independent, democracy there has advanced unevenly.
Sudan’s protest movement accepted Ethiopian road map for civilian-led transitional government, after a months-long standoff with country’s military rulers.