Reactions to Abiy’s appointment as EPRDF chair

Politicians and activists are reacting to Abiy Ahmed’s appointment of chairman of Ethiopia’s ruling coalition, that would pave the way for him to become the new prime minister. Girma Seifu Maru, former sole opposition politician in a 547-seat parliament, said:…
Former Amharic teacher shares Cuban story

In the 1980s, as part of its revolutionary commitment to international cooperation, Cuba provided scholarships to Ethiopians and other African nationals. On La Isla de la Juventud, the Isle of Youth, were four specially designed schools where thousands of Ethiopian…
Navigating the Poles

By William Davison It must have been confusing for those unfamiliar with Ethiopian politics to read through the post about my deportation and then skim the comments. “How is it that he got deported by the government, yet many seem…
Thousands of Ethiopian refugees in Kenya

The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) says it is taking care of 8,000 Ethiopians who have fled to Kenya from the border town of Moyale.The majority are children and women, including pregnant and lactating mothers, according to KRCS. The ethnic…