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…
Ethiopian Prime Minister Resigns

(VOA)-Ethiopia’s prime minister has announced he will resign, in what he says is an effort to advance reforms aimed at easing the country’s political unrest. Speaking on state television Thursday, Hailemariam Desalegn said he has submitted his letter of resignation…
Ethiopia looks to boost textile export to Europe

Ethiopia’s burgeoning textile sector is hoping for European market access as eight manufactures showcased their products at the Texworld/Apparel Sourcing Paris that took place from 11 February until 14 February, 2018 in Le Bourget, Paris. The eight manufactures, Almeda Textile…
Party loyalist named university president

A former vice President for Research and Technology Transfer of the Addis Ababa University has been named president of the Addis Ababa University. Tassew Weldehanna, with close ties to Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), was selected as the university’s 11th…
Ethiopia Opens Three-Day Talks With Somali Rebels

The first round of three-day talks between Ethiopian officials and representatives from the Ethiopian rebel group of ethnic Somalis, Ogden National Liberation Front (ONLF), began Sunday at a secret location in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. Delegates from the two…
Four killed in Hamaresa makeshift shelter

Four people have been shot dead in Hamaresa makeshift camp in the vicinity of Harar where Oromo ethnic group displaced from Somali region have taken refuge. Eleven others have been wounded, the state-owned Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation reported this evening. One…
Asfaw Damte recalls Mengistu Lemma

Mengistu Lemma (1928-1988) was a leading Ethiopian playwright, novelist, poet and a scholar, who in the words of the late Prof. Richard Pankhurst may be considered the Molière, Bernard Shaw or Gogol of Ethiopia. In this extract from interviews conducted…