Abiy Ahmed

Ethiopia cracks down on foreign media over claims of ‘biased’ coverage of Tigray crisis

Fri, 20 Nov 2020 - 03:45 GMT

Ethiopia has cracked down on foreign media over covering the Tigray conflict with “bias,” suspending the license of Reuters and warning BBC and Deutsche Welle of the same fate.

Report: Growing fears of civil war as Ethiopia’s violence extends outside Tigray

Tue, 17 Nov 2020 - 12:55 GMT

The violence that has erupted, in a bid by the Ethiopian government to control Tigray region, has aroused fears of a civil war as escalation between both sides heightened.

Ethiopians including soldiers flee escalating conflict to Sudan

Tue, 10 Nov 2020 - 01:57 GMT

Several Ethiopians, including army soldiers, fled the escalating conflict in the restive Tigray region to neighbouring Sudan on Monday, Sudanese state media and residents said.

Ethiopia sends army into opposition Tigray region

Wed, 04 Nov 2020 - 11:20 GMT

Ethiopia said on Wednesday it had begun military operations in the Tigray region, after the prime minister accused the local government of attacking federal troops.

In defiance of Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed, Tigray launches regional election

Wed, 09 Sep 2020 - 08:36 GMT

Ethiopia’s Tigray launched Wednesday its regional election in a gesture of defiance against the Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s federal government.

Outrage in Ethiopia after police kill 'at least' NINE protesters, violations against Oromo continue

Fri, 21 Aug 2020 - 01:49 GMT

The death of protesters has sparked outrage on social media, which despite a government blackout, was able to document violence against peaceful protestors.

Abiy Ahmed congratulates Ethiopians on completion of 1st stage of GERD filling

Wed, 22 Jul 2020 - 05:15 GMT

Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, had justified the start of filling the Renaissance Dam due to the heavy rainfall season.

Unrest hits Ethiopia after singer-activist murder, protests erupt

Wed, 01 Jul 2020 - 09:21 GMT

Reasons behind Hachalu Hundessa's death are reportedly being investigated by local police authorities.

Constitutional impasse widens Ethiopia’s political rift amid deferred elections

Wed, 24 Jun 2020 - 09:25 GMT

The polls were postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19, leaving Ethiopia in a constitutional limbo.

Pics: Ahmed meets with top officers to discuss ‘defense strategy’

Sun, 21 Jun 2020 - 04:06 GMT

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Sunday said he discussed “new defense strategy” with general officers of the National Defense Force, few days after talks on Grand Renaissance Dam (GERD) with Egypt and Sudan failed to reach any agreement.

Ethiopian PM says 'warning' remarks on GERD quoted out of context: Presidency

Thu, 24 Oct 2019 - 12:08 GMT

Ahmed’s remarks came in a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, on the sidelines of the Russia-Africa Forum in Sochi, Russia held from October 23-24.

Ethiopia’s PM says meeting with Sisi Thursday ‘positive’: RT

Thu, 24 Oct 2019 - 10:18 GMT

Despite growing tensions between Egypt and Ethiopia over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), Ahmed said the atmosphere of that meeting with President Sisi was positive, according to RT.

Egypt’s statement on Ethiopian Prime Minister’s alleged remarks

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 - 08:35 GMT

Egypt has issued a statement on Tuesday in response to the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s alleged remarks on Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam talks.

Sisi congratulates Abiy Ahmed for Nobel Peace Award

Fri, 11 Oct 2019 - 10:41 GMT

“It is a new victory to our black continent, which is always ambitious for peace and seeking stability and development," said President Sisi.

Ethiopia ready to reach deal with Egypt, Sudan on Renaissance dam

Mon, 07 Oct 2019 - 04:51 GMT

“The Government of Ethiopia will reinforce its effort to make the ongoing trilateral dialogue a success," Abiy Ahmed said.

Abiy messages Sisi on resumption of Renaissance Dam talks

Fri, 26 Jul 2019 - 01:27 GMT

The message affirmed the great importance Ethiopia attaches to Egypt to develop the bilateral relations in various fields, and strengthen friendship with Cairo.

Ethiopia says there was a coup attempt against leadership of Amhara region

Sat, 22 Jun 2019 - 07:04 GMT

Ethiopia said on Saturday there was a coup attempt against the head of the country's Amhara state but that it had failed.

Egypt’s president meets chairperson of AU Commission

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 - 07:02 GMT

Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al Sisi met on Monday chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat

How change happened in Ethiopia: a review of how Abiy rose to power

Wed, 06 Feb 2019 - 06:47 GMT

Last year was an historical one for Ethiopian politics. Most Ethiopians now feel hopeful about the prospect of peace and democratic progress.

GERD-lagging construction sees new delay due to work defects

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 - 03:24 GMT

Possible defects with the hydro-electrical plant’s equipment of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) will postpone its completion to the end of 2022.