ETHIOPIAN ARMY TARGETS CIVILIANS IN MOYALE KILLING NINE, WOUNDING ABOVE A DOZEN. MARTIAL LAW COMMAND POST CALLS IT A MISTAKE, RESIDENTS DISPUTE


Addis Abeba March 11/2018 – At least nine civilians were shot to death on Saturday March 10 by members of the Ethiopian army in Moyale town, 790 km south of Addis Abeba, on the border between Ethiopia and Kenya. More than fifteen were also wounded, four of them critically. Members of the army responsible for …

ETHIOPIA IS GRAPPLING WITH HEIGHTENED RISK OF STATE COLLAPSE, IT IS TIME FOR ORDERLY TRANSITION


Addis Abeba, September 27/2017 – Ethiopia is fast descending into turmoil as the result of incessant state-sanctioned violence and repression. Popular demands that precipitated a three year-long protest, which started in Oromia in 2014 and then spread to the Amhara and other regions, remain unaddressed. The discontent in the two most populous regional states, Oromia …

Strikes Spread in Restive Ethiopia Region Before Tillerson Visit


Strikes protesting Ethiopia’s state of emergency spread across the restive Oromia region ahead of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s arrival for talks with the Horn of Africa nation’s embattled government. The closing of shops and roads by members of Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group is the latest sign of discontent in Oromia state, where unrest …

Transition trouble: on the emergency in Ethiopia


The ruling front in Ethiopia should make political succession less autocratic The state of emergency reimposed after Hailemariam Desalegn’s resignation as Prime Minister in mid-February marks a reversal in Addis Ababa. It was in August last year that the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front government had lifted an emergency clamped in 2016. In January, it …

Ethiopia is at the precipice – (IOL)


Never have the stakes in Ethiopia been so high – political tensions are at a knife-edge, and the future stability of the country and its prospects for development hang in the balance. Up until the last few weeks, most of the country’s opposition leaders and many of their supporters have been locked up as political …

የአስቸኳይ ጊዜ አዋጅ ሙሉ መመሪያ


ዲስ አበባ፣ የካቲት 14፣ 2010 (ኤፍ.ቢ.ሲ) የሚኒስትሮች ምክር ቤት ባሳለፍነው አርብ ለስድስት ወራት የሚቆይ የአስቸኳይ ጊዜ አዋጅ ማወጁ ይታወሳል። በዚህም መሰረት የአስቸኳይ ጊዜ አዋጅ ኮማንድ ፖስት የአስቸኳይ ጊዜ አዋጅ ዝርዝር የአፈፃፀም መመሪያ በዛሬው እለት ይፋ ያደረገ ሲሆን፥ ሙሉ መመሪያውን እንደሚከተለው አቅብረነዋል። የአስቸኳይ ጊዜ አዋጅ ሙሉ መመሪያ የአስቸኳይ ጊዜ አዋጅ መመሪያ ቁጥር አንድ ክፍል አንድ፡ የተከለከሉ …

UN says million displaced in Oromia-Somali conflict


A new report jointly released by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) indicated that close to one million people have been displaced due to the conflict along the borders of the Oromia and Ethiopian Somali regional states. According …

Ethiopia Is Falling Apart


Tepid reforms and halfhearted concessions won't save the country's authoritarian government from its existential crisis. For a brief moment last week, Ethiopia seemed poised to shed its reputation as Africa’s Stasi state. At a press conference on Jan. 3, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn vowed to free political prisoners and shutter the notorious Maekelawi prison, which …

Is Ethiopia a Rwandan genocide in the making?


Ethiopia is slowly sleepwalking into ethnic war. Can it be averted? In 2004, the former Chairman of the Coalition for Unity and Democracy (CUD) party, Hailu Shawul, held a conference in Addis Ababa before the election. In his speech, Hailu told the crowd that he was not worried about the ruling party, the Tigrayan People's …

Arsonist strikes Somaliland’s diplomatic office in Ethiopia


ADDIS ABABA – Somaliland’s representative office in Ethiopia sustained minor fire and smoke damage after an arsonist struck it, an official confirmed last Saturday evening (Oct 7). Somaliland’s representative to Ethiopia, Ali Hussein Ismail Jirdeh provided a short briefing on the incident on his Facebook account hours after it took place. According to sources within …