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Ethiopia's Jawar Mohammed: From Abiy ally to terror trial

Addis Ababa - Jawar Mohammed, the Ethiopian media mogul-turned-opposition politician facing trial on terror charges, is no stranger to sparring with the government.

Regional ruling party wins all seats in Ethiopia's 'illegal' polls

Adigrat - The ruling party in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region won all contested seats in elections that have further poisoned an already hostile relationship with the federal government, an election official said Friday.

Opposition predicts loss in Ethiopia's 'illegal' regional polls

Adigrat - Opposition leaders in Ethiopia's Tigray region on Thursday conceded they were unlikely to make significant inroads as officials tallied results from regional elections that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government has deemed illegal.

Ethiopia's Tigray region defies PM Abiy with 'illegal' election

Adigrat - Ageing war veterans and university students joined long lines in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region to vote Wednesday in a parliamentary election that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government has deemed illegal.

Polls in Ethiopia's Tigray set to escalate standoff with Abiy

Adigrat - In a career that took him from Mogadishu to Washington and beyond, veteran diplomat Wondimu Asamnew spent 24 years pleading Ethiopia's case to the world.

As COVID starts to surge, Ethiopia battles complacency

Addis Ababa - The car paused at a traffic light, its rooftop megaphone pumping out a message that the city government of Addis Ababa has been hammering for months."Yes, we can and you can!" the recording began.

Five questions about Ethiopia's controversial Nile dam

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia said this week it had hit its first-year target for filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a concrete colossus 145 metres (475 feet) high that has fuelled tensions with downstream nations for nearly a decade.

Ethiopia's Abiy praises 'historic' start to dam filling

Addis Ababa - Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday lauded the "historic" early filling of a massive dam on the Blue Nile River that has stoked tensions with downstream neighbours Egypt and Sudan.

Ethiopia says first year of Nile mega-dam filling 'achieved'

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia said Tuesday that its first-year target has been reached for filling a mega-dam on the Blue Nile River that has stoked tensions with downstream neighbours Egypt and Sudan.

'We have nothing': Ethiopia's ethnic unrest leaves destruction in its wake

Awassa - Girma had no choice but to watch from afar as a crowd chanting "This is our place!" set fire to the school he founded more than a decade ago.

Ethiopia violence death toll rises to 239

Addis Ababa - The death toll from demonstrations and ethnic violence that erupted in Ethiopia last week following the murder of a popular singer from the Oromo ethnic group has risen to 239, according to a tally of police figures.

Political arrests follow protests that killed 166 in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa - Five senior members of an opposition party representing Ethiopia's largest ethnic group, the Oromo, have been detained in a wave of political arrests following protests last week which left at least 166 dead.

Arrests follow protests that killed at least 166 in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa - A leading opposition party representing Ethiopia's Oromo ethnic group said Monday that five senior members had been detained following violence last week that claimed at least 166 lives.

Two killed as soldiers block mourners from Ethiopian singer's funeral

Addis Ababa - Two people were shot dead and seven others injured Thursday when soldiers opened fire on mourners seeking to attend the funeral of a popular Ethiopian singer, whose assassination sparked violence that has left more than 90 dead.

Ethiopian opposition politician held as protests continue

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia police were on Wednesday detaining leading opposition politician Jawar Mohammed, a move that risks inflaming ethnic tensions that have led to multiple deaths during protests in the capital and surrounds.

Four dead as protests erupt over killing of Ethiopian singer

Addis Ababa - At least four people were killed as protests spread across several Ethiopian cities on Tuesday after a prominent singer from the country's largest ethnic group was shot dead, according to medical sources and a relative.

'It's my dam': Ethiopians unite around Nile River mega-project

Addis Ababa - Last week, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's press secretary took a break from official statements to post something different to her Twitter feed: a 37-line poem defending her country's massive dam on the Blue Nile River.

Ethiopia says on track to fill mega-dam as African Union pushes for deal

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia said Saturday it was on schedule to begin filling a controversial mega-dam on the Blue Nile River within weeks but vowed to try resolving its dispute with downstream neighbours Egypt and Sudan.

Ethiopia: Abiy rejects transitional govt to solve election impasse

Addis Ababa - Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Monday ruled out forming a transitional government once his mandate expires in early October, brushing aside accusations that he was misusing the coronavirus epidemic and delayed polls to artificially extend his r...

Ethiopia unlocks one of the world's last closed telecoms markets

Addis Ababa - For delivery man Sisay Alebachew, the difference between a good and bad day depends on Ethio Telecom, Ethiopia's monopoly telecoms provider.
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