U.S. envoy meets with Ethiopian deputy PM in bid to revive ceasefire talks

A U.S. special envoy met Ethiopia’s deputy prime minister on Thursday in a bid to revive ceasefire talks, as the government gave permission for 369 aid trucks to enter famine-hit Tigray, where fighting began a year ago. Jeffrey Feltman and Olusegun Obasanjo, the African Union’s High Representative for the Horn of Africa, arrived in Ethiopia… Read More U.S. envoy meets with Ethiopian deputy PM in bid to revive ceasefire talks

U.S. orders non-emergency employees to leave Ethiopia as local conflict intensifies

The United States has ordered non-emergency government employees in Ethiopia to leave due to an armed conflict, civil unrest and ethnic violence, its embassy in Addis Ababa said on Saturday. “Incidents of civil unrest and ethnic violence are occurring without warning. The situation may escalate further and may cause supply chain shortages, communications blackouts, and… Read More U.S. orders non-emergency employees to leave Ethiopia as local conflict intensifies

Ethiopian opposition factions form anti-government alliance

A newly-formed alliance of Ethiopian opposition factions set a goal on Friday of bringing down Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed by force or negotiation to then form a transitional government. The government, already embroiled in a year-long war against northern forces, dismissed the creation of the alliance as a stunt and accused some members of past… Read More Ethiopian opposition factions form anti-government alliance

Several nations call for immediate ceasefire in Ethiopia as conflict escalates

African and Western nations called for an immediate ceasefire in Ethiopia on Thursday after Tigrayan forces from the country’s North said they made advances towards the capital this week. The U.S. special envoy for the Horn of Africa, Jeffrey Feltman, arrived in Addis Ababa to press for a halt to military operations and a start… Read More Several nations call for immediate ceasefire in Ethiopia as conflict escalates

Ethiopia declares state of emergency as Tigrayan forces consider marching on capital

Ethiopia declared a state of emergency on Tuesday after forces from the northern region of Tigray said they were gaining territory and considering marching on the capital Addis Ababa. The announcement on state-affiliated media came two days after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed urged citizens to take up arms to defend themselves from the Tigray People’s… Read More Ethiopia declares state of emergency as Tigrayan forces consider marching on capital

Ethiopian parliament swears in PM Abiy Ahmed for new term

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was sworn in for a new five-year term on Monday, telling a crowd of thousands he would protect the country from foreign interference, amid global criticism over the war in the northern region of Tigray. His party scored a landslide victory in June’s election, cementing his power domestically despite international… Read More Ethiopian parliament swears in PM Abiy Ahmed for new term

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed’s party wins landslide victory in parliamentary election

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s Prosperity Party won the most seats in Ethiopia’s parliamentary election, the election board said on Saturday, a victory that assures him another term in office. Abiy hailed the June 21 vote as the country’s first free and fair election after decades of repressive rule. However, an opposition boycott, war in the… Read More Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed’s party wins landslide victory in parliamentary election

Ethiopia postpones parliamentary elections scheduled for June 5

Ethiopia has postponed parliamentary elections due on June 5, the country’s electoral body said on Saturday, adding it did not foresee a delay of more than three weeks. The Horn of Africa country was originally scheduled to hold the vote in August 2020 but it was delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, there… Read More Ethiopia postpones parliamentary elections scheduled for June 5