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Ethiopia’s Ex-Communications Minister Bereket Simon has been sentenced to six years in prison for corruption.

Court jails Ethiopia ex-minister for corruption

The ex-minister who was a close ally of late prime minister Meles Zenawi was sentenced by a court in Bahirdar, north Ethiopia.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed smiles during an African Union (AU) summit meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 9, 2020. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri

Ethiopia’s Tigray region eyes election in challenge to national unity

Ethiopia’s Tigray region plans to hold elections, its main party said, setting it on a collision course with the federal government and testing the country’s fragile unity.
Looking at parts of the country which will be affected by the rainy season, pushing the schedule a little further will ease our burden, NEBE Chairwoman Birtukan Mideksa said at a conference on election preparations taking place in the capital.

Ethiopia to hold parliamentary elections on August 29

"Looking at parts of the country which will be affected by the rainy season, pushing the schedule a little further will ease our burden," NEBE Chairwoman Birtukan Mideksa said at a conference on election preparations taking place in the capital, Addis Ababa.
Ethiopia’s upcoming general election will probably be held on August 16, the electoral agency said on Wednesday,

Ethiopia’s electoral agency sets tentative date for elections

Ethiopia’s upcoming general election will probably be held on August 16, the electoral agency said on Wednesday,
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed collected his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo City Hall on Tuesday, in an event attended by the Norwegian royal family and public figures.

Report: Ethiopia tensions could force election delay

Ethnic violence and mounting rancour among political elites could force Ethiopia to postpone landmark elections set for May, according to a report released Monday by conflict analysis and prevention group ICG.

Abiy Ahmed: Meteoric rise of the man trying to remould Ethiopia

The son of poor villagers, a spy boss, and now the man behind dizzying attempts to reform Africa's fastest-growing economy and heal wounds with Ethiopia's neighbours, Abiy Ahmed, has seen an unpredictable and peril-strewn rise to fame.

Ethiopia: Aborted coup threatens premier’s reforms

The Baklaba and Cake cafe was heaving with customers when truck-loads of heavily armed men in fatigues rolled up across the road outside the local government headquarters in Ethiopia’s Amhara region.

1,000 Oromo rebels give up arms in Ethiopia

Ethiopia has said some 1,000 fighters with the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) rebel group have given up arms and entered rehabilitation camps, according to state media.

Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome tenders resignation

Ethiopia’s President Mulatu Teshome on Wednesday filed resignation request to the Ethiopian Parliament, State news agency ENA reported.

Ethiopian premier slashes cabinet, hands half of members to women

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed yesterday unveiled a downsized cabinet where, in a first, half the members are women, a top official said.
Berhanu Nega

Former outlawed opposition leader returns to Ethiopia

The popular leader of a formerly outlawed opposition group returned to Ethiopia on Sunday where he was greeted by a crowd of thousands after 11 years in exile, an AFP reporter witnessed.
Abiy Ahmed - Ethiopia - AP

PM: Ethiopia’s 2020 vote will be free, won’t be delayed by reforms

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia says the 2020 election will be free and not be delayed by his sweeping reforms to the African nation’s politics, economy and diplomacy.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

Ethiopia prime minister calls for multiparty democracy -chief of staff

Ethiopia must pursue multiparty democracy, the prime minister’s chief of staff said on Sunday in what could be the latest in a series of momentous changes sweeping the country.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki

Ethiopia, Eritrea sign statement that war ‘has come to an end’

Ethiopia and Eritrea are no longer at war, the neighbours said in a joint statement Monday, a day after their leaders held a historic meeting in Asmara.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed waved to supporters shortly before the blast occurred [Reuters]

Ethiopia removes 3 opposition groups from “terrorist” list

Ethiopia removed three opposition groups from its list of “terrorist” organisations on Thursday, the latest sign of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed charting a new course for one of Africa’s most tightly controlled states.
Ethiopian security forces intervene on Meskel Square in Addis Ababa on June 23, 2018 where a blast killed several people during a rally called by the Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. A small blast sparked panic at a public rally for Ethiopia's new Prime Minister attended by tens of thousands of people on June 23, 2018, an AFP journalist said. The Prime Minister had just wrapped up his speech in the heart of the capital Addis Ababa when the explosion went off, sending the crowds towards the stage as the prime minister left hurriedly, apparently safe and sound.YONAS TADESE / AFP

No deaths at Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed rally

There were no deaths after a grenade blast rocked the first rally of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s in the capital, which was attended by tens of thousands of people.
A public rally for Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attended by tens of thousands of people on Saturday

Blast rocks Ethiopian premier’s rally in Addis Ababa

Abiy had just wrapped up his speech in the heart of the capital Addis Ababa when the explosion went off, sending the crowds towards the stage as the prime minister left hurriedly, apparently safe and sound.

Ethiopia to lift state of emergency early

Reports say the state of emergency could be lifted as early as this coming week, as a draft bill from the Council of Ministers is sent to parliament.

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