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Ethiopia in transition

Mahlet Fasil Addis Abeba, October 30/2019 – At hearing which resumed today at the federal high court Lideta Branch, 4th criminal bench, Abdi Muhamud Omer a.k.a Abdi Iley, ex-president of Somali regional state, pleaded not guilty to all counts brought to him by federal prosecutors. At a hearing held on …

Ephream Sileshi & Mahlet Fasil Addis Abeba, October 23/2019 – Protests erupted in several cities and towns across Oromia regional state and various spots surrounding Addis Abeba after Jawar Mohammed, executive director Oromo Media Network (OMN) and prominent activist posted information in his Facebook page that his security detail were …

Addis Abeba, October 22/2019 – Responding to questions from members of the House of People’s Representatives (HoPR) this morning, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed defended his administration’s decision to hold Ethiopia’s next general elections in May 2020. The Prime Minister appeared at the parliament which was convened to pass the motion …