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PM Abiy Defends Response to Ethnic Clashes

Death toll from recent protests rises to 86

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said the death toll from recent protests had risen to 86 and urged citizens to resist forces threatening to impede the country’s progress.

BY AFP

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Sunday pushed back against portrayals of his government as weak and timid in the face of recent unrest that left more than 80 people dead.

Protests against Abiy, this year’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate, erupted in Addis Ababa and in Ethiopia’s Oromia region on October 23 after a high-profile activist accused security forces of trying to orchestrate an attack against him — a claim police denied. Continue reading PM Abiy Defends Response to Ethnic Clashes

The Chicken Littles in Ethiopia Are Clucking – ‘The Sky is Falling!’

The Chicken Littles in Ethiopia are out to paint a picture of strife, conflict and war on the first anniversary of PM Abiy’s administration. But he does not mind all the Chicken Littles clucking to rain on his parade. He knows he is lionized by millions and demonized by few. Happy Anniversary.

BY PROF. AL MARIAM

The first anniversary of the appointment of Dr. Abiy Ahmed to the prime ministership will take place [today] on April 2. The Chicken Littles in Ethiopia are in full hysteria mode. They are running around like a chicken with the head cut off clucking, “The sky is falling! The sky is falling on Ethiopia! Let’s tell the people the sky is falling on Ethiopia.” Continue reading The Chicken Littles in Ethiopia Are Clucking – ‘The Sky is Falling!’

Ethiopia Police Found Mass Grave of 200 Protesters

Police investigators claimed that the 200 were classified as “anti-peace forces, killed and placed in mass graves for conducting peaceful protests in the Somali regional state that was under Abdi ”Illey”

BY NIZAR MANEK | BLOOMBERG

Ethiopian police said a mass grave uncovered this month contained 200 people who’d protested against the Somali regional government over the past six years, as the Horn of Africa nation grapples with a historic political opening. Continue reading Ethiopia Police Found Mass Grave of 200 Protesters

Confused Ethiopia Blames Eritrea for Security Crisis in the Country (Update)

Accusations come as Ethiopia continues to be under a state of emergency since its former prime minister resigned

Is Eritrea to blame for the unrest and security crisis in Ethiopia?

BY AL JAZEERA

Ethiopia has accused neighboring Eritrea of attempting to destabilize its security by supporting “destructive” groups while the country continues to be under a state of emergency.

According to Ethiopian state television, the country’s emergency council managed to capture weapons from “destructive” groups trying to smuggle the arms into the country from across the border. Continue reading Confused Ethiopia Blames Eritrea for Security Crisis in the Country (Update)

Ethiopia’s Next Leader Faces Tough Challenge of Reuniting the Nation

Political divide, ethnic-based violence, and democratization challenges plunge Ethiopia further into uncertainty.

BY AWOL K ALLO | CNN

Ethiopia is facing an upheaval of unprecedented magnitude. On February 15, the country’s Prime Minister Hailemariam stepped down in a surprise move that plunged the country into uncertainty. A day later, his government declared a nationwide state of emergency, the second such decree in less than two years. Continue reading Ethiopia’s Next Leader Faces Tough Challenge of Reuniting the Nation

Ambassador Cohen: What’s Next for Ethiopia?

What are the options for the regime at this time?

Can the ruling EPRDF coalition be saved from a possible split?

BY AMB. HERMAN J. COHEN

It is not surprising that after three years in office – three years of famine, violence, and serious political and social instability – Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has resigned, effective with the swearing-in of his replacement within a few weeks. Continue reading Ambassador Cohen: What’s Next for Ethiopia?

Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency Amid Prime Minister Resignation

“TPLF should declare a state of emergency only if it wants one result: the immediate overthrow of the regime!” – Jawar Mohammed

A state of emergency declaration is not going to save the regime. It only prolongs its agony and delays the inevitable.

BY ADDIS STANDARD

The Council of ministers is set to declare a state of emergency for three months as of this morning, a source close to the government told Addis Standard. The military will be in charge via a command post, which will be “reporting to the Prime Minister,” according to our source. Continue reading Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency Amid Prime Minister Resignation

Ethiopia: Oromia Region Observing a 3-day General Strike and Anti-Government Protests

Ethiopia’s Oromia youth “Qeerroo” began a 3-day general strike today … has the potential to escalate into a full-blown anti-government protest

Ethiopia at a standstill. A 3-day general strike is underway throughout the Oromia region of Ethiopia as well as reports of continued protests in several cities and towns.

BY AFRICA NEWS

Several towns across Ethiopia’s Oromia region religiously observed the start of a general strike. According to reports, the strike was called by the youth (Qeerroo) in the region.

The streets of most towns are deserted as people have largely remained indoors. Shop owners have also kept their businesses closed across the board. The youth are calling for the unconditional release of all political prisoners held by the government. Continue reading Ethiopia: Oromia Region Observing a 3-day General Strike and Anti-Government Protests