Ethiopia’s state of emergency rule, which is in its ninth month (it was declared in October 2016) was expected to quell spreading anti-government protests in two main regions of Amhara and Oromia – that has largely been achieved according to the
(Nairobi) – Ethiopian authorities have failed to hold accountable a paramilitary force that killed at least 21 villagers in the Somali region of Ethiopia in June 2016. The government should promptly grant access to independent international monitor
Ethiopia has declared an outbreak of acute watery diarrhea, also known as AWD, in the country's Somali region, where people are already struggling to cope with a persistent drought.
Ethiopia's parliament on Tuesday approved a law to imprison people who distribute defamatory speech, pornography and spam online, a move that bloggers and activists said is meant to silence dissent. The law's most severe penalty is 10 years' impriso
Aljazeera: Jijiga, Ethiopia - Eleven-year-old Bushra Saad Awsiad's father was killed four years ago. The Ethiopian government says he was murdered by fighters from the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), a group it considers a terrorist organisa
Former rebel fighters with the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), which has battled for decades against the government for an independent state for ethnic Somalis in Eastern Ethiopia, are learning new skills to make fresh starts.
Aljazeera: ‘Ethiopia is Boiling’: Rebel group’s founder warns of new Arab Spring. The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) was founded in the mid-1980s and took up arms a decade later, fighting for self-determination for Ogaden, officially k
Prime Minister Hailemarian Dessalegn, who is also chairman of the incumbent Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), urged scholars not to shy away from politics, emphasizing the essence of plural political views for a diverse socie
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – A hand grenade attack killed two students and injured six in a university in southern Ethiopia, police said, the second such attack in the country in three weeks. An attacker or attackers hurled the grenade at students on t
Promised land no more? Rastafaris struggle in Ethiopia, stateless and not allowed to own property, or even pay taxesSunday, November 15, 2015
Rastafarianism jettisoned to worldwide notice in the 60s and 70s with the music of reggae stars and committed Rastafaris Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff. THEY came from across the world to Ethiopia in search of their “promised land”, but for many R