Ethiopia Tag

Ethiopia's ruling coalition on Tuesday elected as leader Abiy Ahmed, from the country's largest ethnic group the Oromo, paving the way for him to become prime minister, state media reported.Read More
Ethiopian police have arrested a group of 11 high-profile dissidents, some of whom had been pardoned and freed from jail just weeks before, an attorney said Monday.Read More
More than six years in jail have not blunted Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega's criticism of the government that put him there.Read More
Addis Ababa (AFP) More than six years in jail have not blunted Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega’s criticism of the government that put him there. He was released in February, as part of a broad prisoner amnesty, and remains just as defiant, just as determined as when he was locked up for writing critical articles. “I am prepared to go back to prison,” Eskinder, 47, said in an interview in the Ethiopian capital this week. “What I am not prepared to do is give up.” “We will continue to press andRead More
Nearly 5,000 people have fled to Kenya from the Ethiopian border town of Moyale after the weekend shooting of nine civilians by troops, the Kenyan Red Cross said Tuesday.Read More
Thirty-eight people have died after the bus they were travelling in plunged off an embankment in northern Ethiopia, state media said on Tuesday.Read More
Thirty-eight people have died after the bus they were travelling in plunged off an embankment in northern Ethiopia, state media said on Tuesday.Read More
Thirty-eight people have died after the bus they were travelling in plunged off a cliff in northern Ethiopia, state media said on Tuesday.Read More
Residents of a town in Ethiopia's restive Oromia region on Monday disputed the government's characterisation of a deadly shooting that left nine civilians dead as an accident.Read More
The deaths of nine civilians in Ethiopia's restive Oromia region, home to its largest ethnic group, was due to an accidental shooting by soldiers, state media said Sunday.Read More