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A problem for Ethiopia's leader: the young men who helped him to power - Reuters

Maggie Fick, Tiksa Negeri WOLISO, Ethiopia (Reuters) – They were tortured for their political beliefs. They saw friends shot dead by security forces. They were forced to cut their hair and give up other cultural traditions. This...

ESAT News In Depth October 31,2018

Armed Groups in Western Ethiopia Closely Watched - Defence Minister

Ezega   By Staff Reporter   October 31, 2018 – Ethiopian Defense Minister Engineer Ayisha Mohammed said her army is closely following activities of armed groups in Qelem Wollega of Oromia regional state of western Ethiopia. Her...

Lemma Megersa’s warning on the situation in Western Ethiopia - Borkena

Lemma Megersa links security problem in Wollega to “entities operating in the name of OLF”   Borkena Oromo regional state head, Lemma Megersa, sent a warning today to what he refers to as “entity that is arming in the name of Oromo...

Ethiopia’s new president prioritises peace and democracy - Daily Maverick

With its first female president and half of the cabinet posts reserved for women, power dynamics are shifting. By Tsion Tadesse Abebe and Selam Tadesse for ISS TODAY.  Ethiopia has broken new ground on gender parity by appointing its first...

United Sates To Launch Media Fund Supporting Professional Journalism In Ethiopia

International–New Business Ethiopia   The United Sates Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia announces its plan to launch a media fund to support independent, credible and responsible media that supports the democratization process of...

Sahle-Work Zewde becomes Ethiopia's first female president - BBC

Ethiopian members of parliament have elected Sahle-Work Zewde as the country’s first female president. Ms Sahle-Work is an experienced diplomat who has now become Africa’s only female head of state. Her election to the ceremonial...

Ethiopian President resigns

The Punch Ethiopia’s President Mulatu Teshome on Wednesday filed resignation request to the Ethiopian Parliament, State news agency ENA reported. Teshome, who has been the East African country’s head of state since October 2013, on Wednesday...