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15 Oct 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By James Jeffrey

ADDIS ABABA, Oct 15 2018 (IPS) - As Ethiopia undergoes a period of unprecedented change and reform, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is partnering with the Ethiopian government to try and ensure this vital period of transition includes the country embracing sustainable growth and avoiding the environmental mistakes made by Western nations.

02 Oct 2018 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation Yohannes Gedamu, Lecturer of Political Science, Georgia Gwinnett College

17 Sep 2018 description
report Voice of America

September 17, 2018 9:32 AM
VOA News

At least 23 people have been killed in ethnic violence near Ethiopia's capital.

The violence broke out Saturday after a rally to celebrate the return of the exiled leaders of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), a rebel group that recently signed a peace deal with the Ethiopian government.

Reports say organized mobs attacked residents and looted businesses in the Burayu district, located in the Oromia region that surrounds the capital.

11 Sep 2018 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Author: Martin Plaut Senior Research Fellow, Horn of Africa and Southern Africa, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study

13 Aug 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

August 13, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The Ethiopian rebel Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) Sunday declared a unilateral ceasefire pointing to the call for peace by the Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

The ONLF “declares Unilateral ceasefire from today – 12:00 pm, August 12, 2018, that and will cease all military and security operations directed against the Ethiopian Security Apparatus in the Somali territory (Ogaden), until a negotiated comprehensive cessation of hostilities is reached with the Ethiopian government,” says the rebel group.

11 Jul 2018 description
report Voice of America

WASHINGTON — With breakneck speed, Ethiopia and Eritrea have resolved the decades-long conflict that had come to define the East African nations’ tumultuous 25-year relationship.

At the State Palace in Eritrea, President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed signed a declaration of peace Monday, formally ending the state of war between their countries and setting the stage for a new era of harmonious relations.

10 Jul 2018 description

ABU DHABI, 9th July, 2018 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, is continuing its efforts to improve the humanitarian and development conditions in Ethiopia, and is preparing to build 1,000 homes to support displaced people.

03 Jul 2018 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation Yohannes Gedamu, Lecturer of Political Science, Georgia Gwinnett College

28 Jun 2018 description
report Voice of America

ADDIS ABABA / WASHINGTON — Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has welcomed a high-level Eritrean delegation to the capital, Addis Ababa, the latest sign that one of Africa’s most intractable conflicts may soon end.

Peace between the countries could be transformational, especially for Eritrea, where the population has suffered considerably in the years since a bloody border war with Ethiopia.

But experts on the region warn a quick resolution to years of antagonism isn’t a foregone conclusion.

Border issue

24 Jun 2018 description
report Voice of America

AFRICA
June 24, 2018 7:36 AM
VOA News

Ethiopia's health ministry says a second person has died following the blast Saturday at a political rally in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa. Officials say 150 people were injured in the explosion.

Ethiopia's new reformist prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, had just finished a speech at the rally in the capital when a grenade exploded.

Abiy said the explosion was a "well orchestrated attack."

18 Jun 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By James Jeffrey

BADME, Ethiopia, Jun 18 2018 (IPS) - The utterly inconsequential-looking Ethiopian border town of Badme is where war broke out in 1998 between Ethiopia and Eritrea, lasting two years and devastating both countries.

Ever since the the town has remained, in spite of its ramshackle, unassuming appearance, an iconic symbol for both countries, primarily because despite the internationally brokered Algiers Peace Accord that followed the 2000 ceasefire, and led to a ruling that Badme return to Eritrea, Ethiopia defiantly stayed put in the town.

03 Jun 2018 description
report EastAfrican

By ANDUALEM SISAY

Ethiopia’s cabinet has approved draft bill to lift state of emergency imposed in February following widespread anti-government protests.

The decision to lift the state of emergency, originally scheduled for August, was arrived at after the Council of Ministers meeting on Saturday morning.

The draft bill has been sent to parliament for approval.

22 May 2018 description

ADDIS ABABA, 21st May, 2018 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, is continuing to distribute Ramadan aid to displaced people around the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, and those affected by border conflicts.

The ERC delegation intensified its humanitarian operations in the country, to include 12 beneficiary areas around Addis Ababa and neighbouring provinces, as per the directives of the wise leadership to implement programmes, including Ramadan programmes, which aim to benefit 700,000 displaced people and those affected by last year’s border conflicts.

09 Apr 2018 description

By Aaron Maasho

Violence along the border of the Horn of Africa country's Somali and Oromiya provinces first erupted in September last year, with both regions blaming the other for the unrest

30 Mar 2018 description

ADDIS ABABA, 27th March, 2018 (WAM) -- Ghazi Abdullah Salem Al Mehri, UAE Ambassador to Ethiopia, attended a ceremony to deliver aid provided by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation to the Ethiopian Red Cross for people who are internally displaced in Ethiopia, due to the border conflict between the Oromia Region and Somalia.

Al Mehri expressed his happiness at the Foundation’s co-operation with the Ethiopian Red Cross, which is the leading organisation that offers humanitarian aid in Ethiopia.

13 Mar 2018 description
report Voice of America

By Tsion Girma, Salem Solomon

A town on Ethiopia’s border with Kenya is on edge after Ethiopian security forces shot and killed 10 people and injured 11 others Saturday, the mayor said.

Residents of Moyale, along with the Command Post, the military unit overseeing a recently enacted state of emergency, confirmed the casualties in the southernmost part of Oromia, a region gripped in recent years by protests and government crackdowns.

18 Dec 2017 description

Clashes are likely to fuel fears about security in Ethiopia, the region's biggest economy and a staunch Western ally

By Aaron Maasho

ADDIS ABABA, Dec 18 (Reuters) - At least 61 people have been killed in clashes between different ethnic groups in Ethiopia's Oromiya region, officials said, the latest bout of violence to highlight increasing instability in a province racked by bloody protests in 2015 and 2016.

Read more on Reuters.

02 Dec 2017 description
report Voice of America

December 01, 2017 9:49 AM
Eskender Frew

The government of Ethiopia says it will close all 27 refugee camps in its territory over the next 10 years and integrate residents into local communities.

"There will be a gradual transition from a camp-based protection model to supporting refugees directly within host communities,” Zeynu Jemal, deputy director of the Administration for Refugees and Returnees Affairs (ARRA), told VOA's Horn of Africa Service.

21 Nov 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By James Jeffrey

NEAR THE OROMIA-SOMALI REGIONAL BORDER, Ethiopia, Nov 21 2017 (IPS) - Ethnic animosity unleashed in Ethiopia has displaced hundreds of thousands as well as rendering all manner of usually sacrosanct loyalties obsolete.

27 Oct 2017 description
report Voice of America

WASHINGTON — At least 10 people have been killed and 20 others wounded during violent protests Thursday in the town of Ambo, in Ethiopia's Oromia region, after federal security forces fired on the demonstrators.

The latest protest — which follows on more than a year of deadly protests in the region between November 2015 and December 2016 — was triggered by recent shortages of sugar.