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Ethiopians are going wild for Abiy Ahmed,Some fear the new prime minister is the subject of a personality cult

SEMAHEGN GESHAYE has peddled books near the national theatre in Addis Ababa for eight years. But business has rarely been this brisk. “Anything that’s about Abiy Ahmed is popular,” he…

Ethiopia: Gedeo-Oromo ethnic clashes continue amid political reforms

Tensions between the neighboring ethnic groups in Ethiopia have spiraled into a growing humanitarian crisis. Although the conflict is based on traditional grievances, sweeping government reforms may also play a…

Ethiopian rebels declare ceasefire amid government reforms

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – An Ethiopian rebel group declared a unilateral ceasefire on Sunday, the latest dissident movement to aim for an end to hostilities in the wake of reforms.…

Ethiopia: Ethnic tensions continue to smolder in Somali region

Following ethnically motivated violence in the country’s east, Ethiopia’s new prime minister Abiy Ahmed wants to strengthen and stabilize the autonomous region — although the government has offered little response.…

Internet in Ethiopia shut down amid violence

Authorities have shut down the Internet in Ethiopia amid an outbreak of violence in the region, a local resident said on Wednesday. The resident, speaking from the city of Harar,…

Ethiopian army clashes with local government paramilitaries – witnesses

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopian soldiers traded fire with members of local government security forces on Saturday in the country’s eastern Somali region after central authorities sought to arrest regional…