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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

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Abiy Ahmed Ali worked for peace with Eritrea, has overseen democratic reforms and mediated in regional disputes.

“Peace does not arise from the actions of one party alone. When Prime Minister Abiy reached out his hand, President Afwerki grasped it, and helped to formalize the peace process between the two countries.” – Berit Reiss-Andersen, chair of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee.

BY AL JAZEERA

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali of Ethiopia won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, the awards committee announced in Norway on Friday. He was recognised for starting peace talks with Eritrea and establishing a peace agreement to end the long stalemate between the two countries. Continue reading Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Ethiopia Opposition See Dangers if 2020 Election Delayed

“Once the public begins to express its anger … no one will have the means or the power to control it.” Merera Gudina, OFC (Oromo)
“This is an illegitimate gov’t & it has no mandate to postpone the election,” Belete Mola, NAMA (Amhara)
“Postponing the upcoming election could have grave consequences,” Debretsion Gebremichael, TPLF (Tigray)

BY DAWIT ENDESHAW | REUTERS

Opposition politicians in Ethiopia are warning against a delay to national elections due in 2020 that would be the first under reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed but are under threat from an explosion of regional ethnic rivalries. Continue reading Ethiopia Opposition See Dangers if 2020 Election Delayed