Monday, September 28, 2020

Ethiopia’s PM Abiy Ahmed Loses Shine

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A year on from his Nobel peace prize, critics accuse Abiy Ahmed’s government of an authoritarian shift. Last fall, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia...

Ethiopia Charges Jawar Mohamed with Terrorism

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Ethiopia has charged its most prominent opposition figure, Jawar Mohammed, and 23 others with terrorism-related offenses and other crimes that could bring life in...

Ethiopia to Demonitize its Economy with New Currency to Stop Hoarding

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The Ethiopian government has unveiled a set of new bank notes as a part of its efforts to curb cash hoarding, illegal trade activities,...

Somaliland’s New Cold War Diplomacy

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

Ethiopia Not Happy with Reported US Aid Cut Over Dam, Seeks Clarification

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 An Ethiopian diplomat says his country has asked the United States for clarification on a report that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has approved...

Ethiopia Can Be Africa’s Next Superpower

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Ethiopia must convince its neighbors that its growth does not spell their doom.  Ethiopians whose patriotism is founded on some philosophy of Manifest Destiny cannot...

US May Scale Down Funding to Ethiopia Over Dam Dispute

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo approved plans to halt some aid to Ethiopia as part of its effort to mediate a dispute over...

Ethiopia: EPHARM to Begin Exporting Pharmaceuticals to Somaliland, South Sudan

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Ethiopian Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Share Company (EPHARM) said it is prepared to begin exporting pharmaceuticals to Somaliland and South Sudan starting mid-2021. The company observes...

The Story Behind the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

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Despite the controversy, Ethiopia must build the dam river in order to meet the urgent development needs of its growing population. I have read the...

Ethiopia: Pop Stars Belt Out Catchy Tunes in Favor of No Rollback Plans on...

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Pop stars in Ethiopia have been belting out tunes marking a victory in what is seen as a battle with Egypt over who has...