Abiy Ahmed

 
Media freedom under siege again in the new Ethiopia
Media freedom under siege again in the new Ethiopia
In a small, barely furnished office with some of the electric wiring still showing in half-completed walls, Habtamu Mekonnen sits at his laptop...
Ethiopia to vote on breakaway state highlights battles over autonomy
Ethiopia to vote on breakaway state highlights battles over autonomy
Members of Ethiopia's Sidama ethnic group are expected to vote Wednesday to form a breakaway regional state — a milestone that risks further...
Why Ethiopians are losing faith in Abiy’s promises for peace
Why Ethiopians are losing faith in Abiy’s promises for peace
When Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came to power...
The trouble with indiscriminate tree-planting in Africa
The trouble with indiscriminate tree-planting in Africa
On July 25 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed picked up a spade and started to dig a hole. When he was finished, he gently lowered...
EDITORIAL: The year of the global protest
EDITORIAL: The year of the global protest
South Africa is sometimes referred to as the “protest capital of the world”, because of our affinity for taking to the streets. This is both a...
'Killing without any reason': Deaths in rural Ethiopia spark outcry
'Killing without any reason': Deaths in rural Ethiopia spark outcry
For decades, herders in Ethiopia's Lower Omo Valley have relied on guns to fend off rivals as well as hyenas and lions roaming the forests and...
Abiy Ahmed is a worthy Nobel Peace Prize winner
Abiy Ahmed is a worthy Nobel Peace Prize winner
The most extraordinary moment of Abiy Ahmed’s tenure as prime minister of Ethiopia,...
The AU’s role in brokering Sudan deal offers lessons for the future
The AU’s role in brokering Sudan deal offers lessons for the future
The African Union (AU) came into existence after a restructuring of its predecessor – the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). It was created to...
Going green: Ethiopia's bid to plant four billion trees
Going green: Ethiopia's bid to plant four billion trees
These days whenever Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appears in public, he removes his jacket, rolls up his sleeves, grabs a shovel and gets to...
Ethiopia delays referendum on new independent region
Ethiopia delays referendum on new independent region
Members of the Sidama ethnic group must now wait several months longer for a referendum that could lead to the setting up of a new independent...
Ethiopia faces showdown over push for new region
Ethiopia faces showdown over push for new region
The green, blue and red flag of the Sidama people flutters defiantly above government buildings in a southern Ethiopian city where leaders are on...
How the glow of the historic accord between Ethiopia and Eritrea has faded
How the glow of the historic accord between Ethiopia and Eritrea has faded
A year ago Eritreans could hardly contain their joy as Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed touched down in...

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