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Ethiopia braces for further ethnic protests

Activists in Ethiopia were set to declare a new region for the Sidama ethnic group in defiance of central government, with some residents of...

Ethiopian PM’s security advisor is new Amhara leader

Ethiopia’s Amhara Democratic Party (ADP) named the security adviser to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed head of the restive Amhara region after his predecessor was...

Failed Ethiopian power grab causes discord

A failed regional coup in Ethiopia exposed divisions in the alliance dominating the country for three decades, with two of four ethnic parties in...

ISS: Ethiopia’s power, security and democracy dilemma

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Recent assassinations of senior political and military leaders in Ethiopia sent shock waves across the country, casting another shadow over the transition process. These...

Boeing criticised for 737 MAX donation

The families of victims of an Ethiopian air disaster criticised Boeing’s plan to donate $100 million to unspecified charities and communities affected by two...

Ethiopia facing more conflict

Ethiopia’s destabilising regional frictions may worsen if the small Sidama ethnic group carries out a threat to unilaterally declare a new semi-autonomous region in...

Multi-million dollar pledge by Boeing for 737 MAX crash-related support

Boeing will give $100 million over multiple years to local governments and non-profit organizations to help families and communities affected by the deadly crashes...

Recording of failed Ethiopia coup released

Ethiopia released a recording of the state militia commander it says led a failed coup attempt last week in which dozens, including five top...

Arrests in connection with Ethiopian “coup” top 200

Nearly 250 people have been arrested in Ethiopia’s capital and the main city in Amhara region since a foiled coup attempt, state TV reported. Ethiopia...

Threats to reform in Ethiopia

The Baklaba and Cake cafe was heaving with customers when truck-loads of heavily armed men in fatigues rolled up outside local government headquarters in...

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Raw deal for defence in SONA

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Last week’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) by President Cyril Ramaphosa, also Commander-in-Chief of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), sadly did...