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In Abiy’s Ethiopia, press freedom flourished then fear returned

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When Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took over in 2018 and freed dozens of jailed members of the media as part of a raft...

‘Don’t shoot,’ Ethiopian father begged Eritrean soldiers, daughter says

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Fourteen-year-old Mibrak Esayus recalls the day last November when she says Eritrean soldiers burst into her home in Ethiopia’s Tigray region and killed her...

US senators call for release of journalists in Ethiopia

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Three leading Democratic US senators have written to Ethiopia’s prime minister to express concern about the erosion of press freedoms in the country and...

Thousands of refugees flee to Sudan from Ethiopia conflict

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Thousands of Ethiopian refugees were fleeing into neighbouring Sudan on Wednesday as federal troops continued to battle local forces in the closed-off northern Tigray...

UN chief ‘deeply alarmed’ by armed clashes in Ethiopia’s Tigray

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The head of the United Nations said he was deeply alarmed by fighting in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, where federal troops have been exchanging...

Ethiopia PM fires defence minister, a one-time ally, in major reshuffle

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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday replaced the defence minister, his former ally Lemma Megersa, as part of a reshuffle ahead of elections in...

Ethiopia extends PM and lawmakers’ terms, to hold polls within a...

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Ethiopia’s parliament approved on Wednesday an extra year in office for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed after August elections were postponed, two days after a...

ISS: Abiy helps Somaliland put more facts on the ground

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On 1 June, Somaliland’s President Muse Bihi Abdi officially inaugurated the first 12 km of Berbera Corridor, a trade and transport route that connects...

Ethiopia’s Abiy a possible Nobel Prize winner

During a high-level meeting at Ethiopia’s foreign ministry in July, officials were shocked by social media reports their prime minister was in Eritrea. No...

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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Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

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One imagines at least a handful of the more than seven thousand followers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) LinkedIn social media account...