Home Tags Abiy

Tag: Abiy

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

-
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

-
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

-
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

-
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

-
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

-
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...

-
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

-
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...

Sudan opposition on transitional council membership

Sudan’s opposition plans to nominate eight members of a transitional council and name a prominent economist to head a government, a leader in the...

Sudanese rebel leaders arrested

Two Sudanese rebel leaders were arrested on Saturday, opposition sources said, shortly after meeting visiting Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who is trying to...

Abiy in Sudan

Ethiopia’s prime minister arrived in Sudan’s capital Khartoum on Friday to meet with the chief of Sudan’s Transitional Military Council Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah...

Plan to return Ethiopians displaced by violence unveiled

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister announced a plan to return displaced people to their homes following ethnic violence, meeting communities who recently went home, as relief...

Ethiopia pardons treason and terrorism accused

Ethiopia pardoned more than 13,000 people in the past six months charged with or convicted of treason or terrorism, state-affiliated media said. The previous government...

Ethiopian PM meets opposition

-
Ethiopia's Prime Minister met members of 81 opposition parties to discuss reforming the electoral system, his office said, as he pressed on...

Former top Ethiopian intelligence boss arrested

-
Ethiopia's former deputy intelligence chief was arrested, Attorney General Berhanu Tsegaye said, the latest move targeting security officials for human rights abuses...

Progress in Eritrea Ethiopia relationship

-
Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki says Eritrea and Ethiopia have built trust since signing a peace deal in July, but need to iron...

A problem for the Ethiopian leader: the young men who helped...

-
They were tortured for their political beliefs. They saw friends shot dead by security forces. They were forced to cut their hair...

Ethiopian soldiers marched with “nefarious aims”

-
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said soldiers who marched on his palace last week had "nefarious aims" to stop reforms and defended...

Ethiopia PM meets soldiers on pay increases

-
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed reached an agreement with several hundred soldiers who marched on his office to demand pay rises and...

Ethiopian government not protecting people from ethnic violence – claim

-
Ethiopia's government is failing to protect citizens amid escalating ethnic violence that displaced nearly a million people in the last six months,...

Five charged in connection with Ethiopian grenade attack

-
Ethiopia's attorney general filed terrorism charges against five suspects held for involvement in a grenade attack at a rally attended by Prime...

Ethiopian reform wave rolls on

-
Ethiopia fired its prisons chief and took three opposition groups off its "terrorist" list, the latest steps in Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's...