Ethiopia: Oromo crackdown continues

Ethiopia: Oromo crackdown continues

Protests continue in the Oromo region of Ethiopia as accusations of systematic discrimination are thrown at the government. The protests that began in November last year started when students resisted the government’s proposed plan to expand the capital’s administrative control into the Oromia region. The region spans across the country…

Ethiopia: hunger levels rising

Ethiopia: hunger levels rising

Save the Children has warned that Ethiopia is facing its worst drought in half a century. This comes only days before the 26th African Union Summit in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. Due to the El Nino induced drought conditions which began in June last year the country is suffering; 10.2…

#FreeBekele: protests continue in Ethiopia

#FreeBekele: protests continue in Ethiopia

The crisis in Ethiopia is continuing to escalate after two months of protests which have lead to deaths and accusations of torture committed by the government. “Security forces have killed at least 140 protesters and injured many more, according to activists, in what may be the biggest crisis to hit…

Ethiopia should “allow journalists to do their jobs”

Two journalists have been arrested by the government in Ethiopia as deadly demonstrations continue in the Oromia region. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), an independent nonprofit organization promoting press freedoms, on Sunday released a statement calling “on authorities in Ethiopia to release the editor-in-chief of Negere Ethiopia online newspaper,…

Peaceful demonstrations spiralling into violence in Ethiopia

Human Rights Watch (HRW) stated yesterday that Ethiopian security forces have killed at least 75 protesters and wounded many more in the protests which started in November. Reportedly, security officers have also been killed however the number remains undisclosed. The protests began when students resisted the government’s proposed plan to…

Obama arrives in Ethiopia

Yesterday United States President Barack Obama arrived in Ethiopia where he is scheduled to stay for two days. He is the first serving U.S. president to visit the country. His plane arrived at Addis Ababa’s international airport on Sunday after his three-day visit in Kenya. He was greeted by the…

Third International Conference on Financing for Development concludes

The Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia rapped up today resulting of the adoption of the “Addis Ababa Action Agenda”. International leaders, institutional stakeholders, business sector entities, nongovernmental organisations, Heads of State and Government and other high-level political representatives met at the conference to discuss…

Five Bloggers and journalists released in Addis Ababa

Wednesday July 8, 2015, five Ethiopian journalists and bloggers were released from prison in Addis Ababa after government prosecutors decided to drop the charges against them, reported Al Jazeera. The five had been imprisoned for over a year along with four others who remain in jail. It was reported by…

China in Ethiopia

Tuesday July 7, 2015, a two day forum in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, on Investing in Africa came to an end. This was the first forum set to continue for many years to come, jointly organised by the governments of Ethiopia and China, World Bank Group (WBG), China Development Bank…

Kuwait Fund Loan Agreement with Ethiopia

On June 16, 2015, in Addis Ababa a Loan Agreement was signed between The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development. The agreement constitutes a K.D. 6.5 million loan, equivalent to about US$ 22.1 million, which will help fund the Axum Water Supply. Along…