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Sidama vote for autonomy

Ethiopia’s Sidama people voted overwhelmingly to form their own self-governing region as many ethnic groups demand greater autonomy under reforms led by Prime Minister...

Sidama vote a test for Ethiopian reform

Awol Beyene was married on Sunday in a white tuxedo, with his voting card in one hand and his bride’s hand in the other....

Sidama referendum postponed

Ethiopia postponed a referendum on self-determination for its ethnic Sidama community that would create the country’s 10th autonomous region for a week, Fana news...

Security in protest-hit Ethiopian region under federal force control

Ethiopian federal authorities temporarily took over security in a region where at least 17 people died in clashes between security forces and activists seeking...

Clashes over Sidama autonomy claim at least 17 lives

At least 17 people were killed in clashes between Ethiopian security forces and activists seeking a new autonomous region for the Sidama ethnic group,...

Confrontation in Ethiopia avoided for the present

A potentially bloody confrontation between Ethiopia’s federal government and a minority community was averted when a political party postponed plans to set up a...

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...

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Communicate don’t abrogate!

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The senior officer cadre of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) communications component, officially the Directorate: Corporate Communication (DCC), employed a barely plausible excuse...