Somalia and Eritrea establish diplomatic ties after over a decade of animosity, in the latest lightning rapprochement between Horn of Africa rivals.
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News about the struggle for democracy in Ethiopia. Ethiopia is not a functioning democracy. Political violence and extreme poverty remain entrenched challenges. Also check out our section on World Democracy and our articles on Africa.
A multiparty democracy would need strong institutions that respect human rights and rule of law
Abiy Ahmed stands as a new dawn for Ethiopia’s democracy. He is beginning to be seen as a beacon of hope for the future of democracy, peace and stability in Africa and beyond.
Ethiopia confronts allegations of torture and other abuses of inmates as part of a wave of reforms
Ethiopia’s government says it has removed internet restrictions on 246 websites and TV channels
Ethiopia has promised to implement an international court’s decision resolving a border dispute with Eritrea
Change includes peace agreement with Eritrea, opening state-owned sectors to investment, plus the release of prisoners
They’ve been prosecuted, but Ethiopia’s dissidents say they feel quietly hopeful after PM extended an olive branch to the opposition.
The leaders of two key African countries resigned their posts within 24 hours of each other in mid-February
Ethiopia arrests several prominent dissidents, some of whom were released from prison just weeks earlier