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Ethiopia allows almost 1 million refugees to leave camps and work - Reuters

Nita Bhalla NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Ethiopia passed a law on Thursday giving almost 1 million refugees the right to work and live outside of camps, in a move praised for providing them with more dignity and reducing reliance...

Ethiopia says launches offensive against Oromo rebels - Channel NewsAsia

Ethiopian troops have launched operations against members of a rebel group that signed an agreement to end hostilities with the government last year, an official said on Wednesday. ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopian troops have launched operations against...

Ethiopia protesters end blockade of main highway to sea - Reuters

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Protesters in Ethiopia’s northeastern Afar region have ended a blockade of the landlocked country’s main route to the sea that was imposed on Sunday to demonstrate against surging ethnic violence, police and...

Ethiopia: Abiy Ahmed brings new hope, but faces some familiar, old problems - The Conversation UK

Many countries in Africa have suffered because of the gerontocratic nature of their politics, an issue I have often lamented. Some “elders”, such as Robert Mugabe, lost touch with modern statecraft and the changing conditions of life –...

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In a Bold Experiment, Ethiopia’s Abiy Aims to Put Citizenship Over Ethnicity - World Politics Review

Frida Ghitis One of the most dramatic political pivots of 2018 occurred in Ethiopia, where the sudden rise of 42-year-old Abiy Ahmed as prime minister ushered in a series of head-spinning reforms in a country long ruled by a deeply repressive...

Abiy Ahmed: The Ethiopian Prime Minister who captured Africa's imagination - CNN

Analysis by Farai Sevenzo, CNN (CNN)At the beginning of 2018, Africa watchers were still reeling from the departure of Robert Mugabe. The Zimbabwe leader’s 37-year tenure had been figuratively bayoneted by his own army in an apparent...