Ethiopia

Has Abiy Ahmed turned Ethiopia into a one-man show?

In his first year, the PM has made swift and sweeping reforms. His real test will be elections in 2020, say experts.

The Listening Post

Between hope and fear: Press and politics in Ethiopia one year on

Has Abiy kept his promises? A look at the Ethiopian media, one year into the Abiy Ahmed era.

Opinion

Ethiopia and Eritrea's second rapprochement

Ethiopia and Eritrea should not repeat the mistakes of the 1990s, when a period of rapprochement ended in war.

Goitom Gebreluel

by Goitom Gebreluel

Goitom Gebreluel

Inside Story

Is Ethiopia on a path to inclusive democracy?

The Ethiopian government has welcomed back the Oromo Liberation Front that was once branded a terror group.

AJ IMPACT

World Bank to give Ethiopia $1bn in budgetary assistance: PM

In first press conference since taking office in April, Abiy Ahmed also says 2020 election will be free and fair.

World Bank to give Ethiopia $1bn in budgetary assistance: PM

Africa

Nearly one million displaced in Ethiopia ethnic violence

Age-old ethnic tensions boiled over after Abiy Ahmed became prime minister, threatening to undermine his sweeping reforms aimed improving relations between Ethiopia's more than 80 ethnic groups.

The Listening Post

How social media shaped calls for political change in Ethiopia

A look at Ethiopia's new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, and the hope for media reform.

Ethiopia

Ethiopia signs deal with Oromo rebels to end fighting

Agreement appears to be another step by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to improve the country's security.

Ethiopia signs deal with Oromo rebels to end hostilities

Inside Story

Can Ethiopia and Eritrea be friends?

Ethiopia's PM and Eritrea's president signed a joint declaration of peace and friendship in Asmara on Monday.

Ethiopia

'New era': Ethiopia's PM in Eritrea for landmark visit

Jubilation as Prime Minister Abiy meets President Afwerki in Asmara amid thawing in ties between African rivals.

Ethiopia

Abiy Ahmed a 'painkiller, not a cure' for Ethiopia's problems

People in Ginchi town, where the first anti-government protests took place, hope the new PM will effect real change.

Abiy Ahmed a 'painkiller, not a cure' for Ethiopia's problems

Ethiopia

Ethiopian ex-political prisoners revel in new freedom

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has announced a raft of reform measures including the release of political prisoners.

Ethiopia: Ex-political prisoners revel in new-found freedom

Opinion

Why I'm coming back home to Ethiopia after 16 years in exile

I want to witness firsthand how my country is undergoing massive change which was unthinkable just a few months ago.

Mohammed Ademo

by Mohammed Ademo

Mohammed Ademo

Ethiopia

Ethiopia PM ready to open new chapter in Eritrea ties

Prime Minister Ahmed says Ethiopia will soon resume flights to Eritrea, as countries seek to end decades-old conflict.

Ethiopia PM Abiy Ahmed ready to open new chapter in Eritrea ties

Africa

Abiy Ahmed's reforms in Ethiopia may have led to grenade attack

Senior police official among those held over explosion during rally after new PM Abiy Ahmed freed thousands of political prisoners.