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Ethiopia PM Claims Army Success Against TPLF

Abiy Ahmed says rebel attack contained in the region with ‘more operations in the coming days’

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said the army has succeeded in containing a TPLF attack in the restive Tigray region that sparked fears of a civil war.

BY AL JAZEERA

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said the army has succeeded in containing a rebel attack in the northern Tigray region after it was deployed to quell an uprising by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) that sparked fears of a civil war. Continue reading Ethiopia PM Claims Army Success Against TPLF

Ethiopia: Who and What is Behind the Oromia Crisis

In Ethiopia, opposition activists accuse Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government of trying to reassert central control over Oromia and dismissing their campaign for cultural rights and linguistic rights – at stake is the future of the country’s proclaimed system of ethnic federalism. (Photo: Mulugeta Ayene, AP)

BY BEKELE BIRHANU | THE AFRICA REPORT

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came to power heralding an era of change, openness, and freedom. His ascent to power in Ethiopia, the second-most populous country in Africa, was welcomed by all those who desired change. Continue reading Ethiopia: Who and What is Behind the Oromia Crisis

Ethiopia Postpones August General Election

A new timeline will be announced “once the pandemic is over”

Ethiopia’s electoral commission cancels the August 2020 general election because of the coronavirus outbreak.

BY TESFANEWS*

The National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) announced on Tuesday that the general election that was scheduled for August would be delayed because of the coronavirus outbreak, a decision that was welcomed by some key opposition parties. Continue reading Ethiopia Postpones August General Election

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