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UN rights chief allowed to visit protest-hit Ethiopian region

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Al-Hussein, said finally, he was allowed to visit a region in Ethiopia that has been roiled by protests and unrest for the past three years, after the previous administration turned down his request in 2017.

Ethiopia premier visits opposition hotbed

Ethiopia's new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed paid a visit to a hotbed of anti-government protests Wednesday, asking residents for patience as he works to bring change to the country.

Ethiopia restores mobile internet after 5-month blackout

Ethiopia restored mobile internet on Friday five months after the service was terminated across the country.

Ethiopia’s new prime minister pledges reforms to end violence

Ethiopia's new prime minister, Abiye Ahmed, promised on Monday to push through democratic reforms in an effort to end three years of unrest that first erupted in the province of Oromiya from where he hails.

Over 1,100 arrested under Ethiopia state of emergency

More than 1 100 people have been arrested in Ethiopia since the nation declared a state of emergency following the prime minister's resignation last month, state media reported on Saturday.

Ethiopia’s ruling party picks Oromo ethnic Abiy Ahmed as premier

Ethiopia's ruling coalition on Tuesday elected as leader Abiy Ahmed, from the country's largest ethnic group the Oromo, paving the way for him to become prime minister, state media reported.

Ethiopia accuses Eritrea of trying to destablise its security

Ethiopia has accused neighbouring Eritrea of attempting to destabilise its security by supporting "destructive" groups while the country continues to be under a state of emergency.

Ethiopians strike over state of emergency

Businesses closed in Ethiopia's capital and its largest region on Monday to protest a state of emergency declared after the prime minister's resignation last month.

Ethiopia ruling coalition to nominate new premier

Ethiopia’s ruling coalition is expected to meet on Thursday to choose a new prime minister, most likely from the populous Oromo ethnic group to try and dampen the discontent behind recent anti-government demonstrations.

Ethiopia ruling party to pick new premier next week

Ethiopia's ruling coalition will meet to choose a new prime minister next week, a party official said on Saturday.

Ethiopia debunks martial law speculations

Ethiopia has no plans to impose martial law in the wake of the resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, an official said on Friday.

Ethiopia prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigns

Ethiopia's prime minister says he has submitted his resignation as both prime minister and the chairman of the ruling coalition.

Ethiopia releases blogger, opposition figure

Ethiopia's attorney general ordered the release of hundreds of prisoners on Thursday, state media reported, including journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega and opposition leader Andualem Arage whose jailings drew international condemnation.

Ethiopia to release all political prisoners – prime minister

Ethiopia is to release all political prisoners and close a detention centre notorious for allegedly using torture to extract confessions, the prime minister has said.

Ethiopia speaker, premier’s advisor flip-flop on resignation

Ethiopia’s speaker of parliament and another top official of government have reportedly rescinded their resignation from government.

Ethiopia govt finally accepts shock resignation of speaker Abadula Gemeda

The Executive Committee of Ethiopia’s ruling coalition, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), has finally accepted the resignation of Abadula Gemeda as Speaker of the House of Peoples’ Representatives.

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