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Ethiopia tells U.N. ‘no intention’ of using dam to harm Egypt,...

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed told the United Nations on Friday that his country has “no intention” of harming...

Behind the numbers: How the media covered COVID-19 in an information...

By Yared Tsegaye Unfamiliarity, limited information, and official obstacles have made reporting on the pandemic an uphill struggle for Ethiopian journalists. Spending five nights inside a quarantine...

Respecting self-determination could prove good governance model for Ethiopia’s Southern Nations

by Kulle Kursha The prevailing federal view is that many more regional states in southern Ethiopia will stretch public resources, but it will also move government...

Ethiopia’s COVID-19 is not local enough: A reply to Dawd S....

By Daniel Hailu The government’s response to the pandemic has not been grounded in the Ethiopian reality. I am very grateful to Dawd S. Siraj for...

The making of strangers: the Ethiopian constitution as a suicide pact

Constitutions are supposed to bind citizens together, not drive them apart. A constitution is the basic or fundamental law of a state. It performs several functions. It...

Rights Agency Condemns Killings in Benishanglu-Gumuz

DDIS ABEBA – The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission said on Thursday it is deeply concerned by the security events unfolding in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region. The...

Mass Murder of Amharas in Benishangul-Gumez Region

Targeted attacks against Amharas have occurred again in Benishangul-Gumez Region of Ethiopia. Amhara Association of America (AAA) has received reports that 89 people mainly...

Proclamation finally decrees equality for Ethiopian Muslims

By Endris Mekonnen Legislation in June recognizing the Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Supreme Council was a historic progressive move by the State for the Muslim community. On 11...

Hiber Radio Daily Ethiopian News Sept 15, 2020

Hiber Radio Daily Ethiopian News Sept 15, 2020 https://youtu.be/9Kgm5wJRbKY

For prosperity, Ethiopia needs institutional not individual strength

byFikremariam Molla Gedefaw If reforms are to succeed, Ethiopian society should focus on building autonomous institutions, rather than expect political elites to stop grappling for...

Ethiopian government unveils new currency notes

By  David Ochieng Mbewa Ethiopians have a three-month window within which they will be able to exchange old currency notes for new ones from the...

Regional Prosperity Party leaders need to regain autonomy—and rescue Ethiopian democracy

by Bekele Erko Ruling politicians now serve at the whim of the party leadership, in particular the chairman. Since the diminishment of its status within the federal...

Ethiopia’s reform rollback creates a vicious circle

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appears unable to oversee a democratic shift, primarily as he has prioritized the consolidation of his and Prosperity Party’s power. Ethiopia...

Somaliland’s new Cold War diplomacy

By Mohamed Farah Hersi Capitalizing on the Nile impasse, reversing Abiy Ahmed’s ‘One Somalia’ policy, and into the orbit of Taiwan and the U.S. In 2020,...

Ethiopian lawmakers call region’s vote unconstitutional

By Elias Meseret | AP September 5, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. PDT JOHANNESBURG — Ethiopia’s upper house of parliament on Saturday called elections planned next week in the northern...

Letter to Secretary Pompeo by U.S. House of Representatives requesting Foreign...

September 3, 2020 The Honorable Mike Pompeo Secretary Department of State 2201 C St. NW Washington, DC 20520 Dear Secretary Pompeo: We write to you with grave concerns over the reported...

Pre-election Ethiopian federal intervention in Tigray would have been more justified...

By Wondwossen Demissie Kassa   By intervening post-election, the federal government would be doing nothing to slow the spread of COVID-19, which was the official reason for...

Ethiopia’s escalating regional political crisis has roots in its federal system

The political crisis in Ethiopia is not showing signs of abating. Ongoing riots in Oromia and Wolayta; state fragmentation in the Amhara region, and...

Should Ethiopia Sue the United Kingdom in the International Court of...

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Author’s Note: Last week, a gang of thugs, hooligans and hoodlums launched a violent terrorist attack on the Embassy of Ethiopia...

Federal Police Commission Unveils New Uniform

The Ethiopian Federal Police Commission has revealed on Saturday a new uniform for its members. During a ceremony held to launch the new uniform in...

Israeli-Ethiopian community divided on bringing 8,000 Falash Mura

Minister of Immigration and Absorption Pnina Tamano-Shata presented last week a plan to bring to Israel 8,000 Falash Mura from Ethiopia by the end...

Crocodile Apology: No Amnesty for AmNasty International in Ethiopia!

By Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam When someone is faking grief and sorrow, it is said they are shedding crocodile tears. What should it be called when...

Nile dam row: Ethiopia’s pop stars hit out

By Kalkidan YibeltalBBC News, Addis Ababa Pop stars in Ethiopia have been belting out tunes marking a victory in what is seen as a battle...

Protests in Degehabur after the shooting death of a young man...

Addis Abeba, August 17/2020 – Several hundred people took to the street in of Degehabur (Dhagaxbuur) city of Somali regional state today to protest against...

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