January 14, 2023

Ethiopia: Dibekulu's First Steps Towards a Solo Career

Opinion - The former Jano-band vocalist Dibekulu Tafesse was inspired to become a musician after hearing his uncle perform with legends. He saw his uncle, keyboardist and pianist Araya Woldemichael, play in the Millennium Band with Abegaz and Henok and famous artists like Aster Awoke and Tilahun Gessese. He was also inspired by notable Ethiopian musicians like Tesfaye Gebre, Girma Beyene, Tilahun Gessese, and Mohammud Ahmed, as well as John Legend, Al Green, and Marvin Gaye.
January 14, 2023

Ethiopia: EU Demands Accountability for War, Ethiopia Re-Engagement

Opinion - The European Union (EU) has asked that the Ethiopian government ensure accountability for human rights violations and crimes committed in northern Ethiopia during the two-year war.
January 14, 2023

Ethiopia: Cash-Strapped Dire Dawa Admin Demands Regional Status

Opinion - Members of Parliament (MP) representing Dire Dawa city administration requested the House of Federation (HoF) and House of Peoples' Representatives (HPR) to restructure Dire Dawa's governance status either as an autonomous regional state or place Dire Dawa under either Somali or Oromia regional states. The call came as the Dire Dawa city administration faces a serious budget shortage.
January 13, 2023

In Tigray, tears and grief with the return of telecommunications

Calls to relatives in this region of northern Ethiopia had been virtually impossible since November 2020, when telephone and internet services were largely cut off at the start of the war.
January 13, 2023

French, German ministers hail Ethiopia peace deal

French and German foreign ministers, Catherine Colonna and Annalena Baerbock, are in Ethiopia to support the implementation of an accord signed last November between Addis Ababa and the TPLF rebels
January 13, 2023

Ethiopia: As Violence Subsides in Tigray, Ethiopia's Oromia Conflict Flares

'We will not keep quiet until peace comes and the suffering of our people ends.'
January 12, 2023

Ethiopia: New milestone reached in peace process

Ethiopia's peace process reached a new milestone on Wednesday (Jan. 11). Tigrayan authorities provided images of the Agula camp, located outside of the regional capital Mekelle. Tanks and heavy weapons were being handed over to the federal forces.
January 12, 2023

Ethiopia: Chinese Imports Could Undermine Ethiopian Manufacturing – Leaving Women Workers Worst Off

Analysis - China is now the African continent's largest trading partner, accounting for US$254 billion in 2021. It's also the main country of origin for African manufacturing imports, providing 16% of Africa's total in 2018.
January 12, 2023

Ethiopia: Can Berlin and Paris Reset 'Strained' EU-Ethiopia Ties?

Germany and France have dispatched their top envoys to Ethiopia to revamp relations strained by the Tigray conflict. Analysts say the EU member states are keen to support the reconstruction process but challenges remain.
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