Security forces open fire at Dembdi Dolo market

Ethiopian security forces opened fire on civilians at a market in Dembi Dolo, a town 450 kilometres south-west of Addis Ababa, of Oromia Regional State on Saturday, February 24. One person died and multiple people were injured, the Voice of…
Hailemariam to emerge as a foreign minister?

The just resigned Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn is likely to emerge on the Ethiopian political stage in another role. He is being lined up for a role of foreign minister, Ethiopia Observer learnt from diplomatic sources. “Some professional diplomats…
Gedu Andargachew retains position

Gedu Andargachew has won reelection as the president of the Amhara National Regional State for a third consecutive time, despite earlier reports that he would not continue. He was appointed to the post in 2013, succeeding Ayalew Gobeze who took…
Ethiopia releases 1500 ONLF suspects

The Ethiopian government has released 1500 people allegedly affiliated with Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), the group announced. The move comes a week after a talk between Ethiopian officials and representatives from the ONLF was held in Nairobi. Ahmed Abdi,…
Ethiopia declares a 6-month state of emergency

Ethiopia has declared a a 6-month state of emergency a day after Prime Minister Hailemarim Desalegn has tendered a resignation letter. The measure imposed by the Council of Ministers is effective as of today, which came as a surprise to…
Ethiopian PM departure brings no change, opposition says

(AFP)-Ethiopia’s opposition reacted cautiously on Friday a day after the surprise resignation of the prime minister, warning it did not herald real change since the ruling party remains in power. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned on Thursday after weeks of…