The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) has postponed voters’ registration by two and three weeks in various parts of the country. In a statement NEBE released yesterday, which was the original deadline for voters’ registration, it said registrations were ongoing in various parts of the country and were at […]

 (Reuters) – An armed group has taken control of a county in western Ethiopia, reportedly killing civilians and kidnapping public servants, the state-appointed Ethiopian Human Rights Commission said. The commission said it received reports that Sedal Woreda, in the Kamashi Zone of the western Benishangul-Gumuz Region, was “under near full […]

The European Union is set to send an election observation mission to monitor Ethiopia’s elections in June, the EU’s chief diplomat said on Monday (19 April), despite the ongoing war in the country’s northern Tigray province. Speaking after a videoconference with EU foreign ministers, the bloc’s High Representative on foreign […]

(Reuters) – Two people died and a third was critically injured in an explosion in Ethiopia’s capital on Sunday, Addis Ababa’s police said. The police blamed the explosion on a hand grenade that went off in the Lidetta area of the city in the afternoon, and said they were investigating. […]

A United States senator has expressed disappointment over the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s failure to withdraw Eritrean forces from the Tigray region, remove obstacles to humanitarian access and hold perpetrators of human rights abuses accountable. “I’m concerned by atrocities continuing to occur across #Ethiopia—inside & outside of Tigray,” Senator […]

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Sunday that the 2nd filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) would be conducted in July and August. Ethiopia broke ground for its $5 billion flagship hydro dam project in 2011 and original completion year was already overdue by four years. It […]

Yonas Biru, PhD Jawar Mohammed is a study in contradiction. One minute he is a demagogue inciting tribal conflict and bloodletting. The next minute he is a peacemaker in the genre of Mahatma Gandhi. Balancing the dual role of a stealth conflict peddler and a heralded peacemaker is his modus […]