By Jean Shaoul, 29 November 2020
The desperate situation confronting Ethiopia is bound up with great power rivalries between the US, Europe and China that led over the last decades to the fragmentation and disintegration of a region that includes Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia and Djibouti.
By Jean Shaoul, 16 November 2020
Politicians of all stripes have whipped up ethnic tensions to prevent a unified struggle by the impoverished masses against the Ethiopian elites.
By Jean Shaoul, 9 November 2020
Despite Abiy’s promise to end ethnic discrimination, ethnic violence has increased, with some 1.7 million internally displaced people living in camps as the danger grows of still bloodier ethnic violence.
By Jean Shaoul, 9 July 2020
In Addis Ababa, at least 10 people were killed in clashes with the police and many more were injured. Similar clashes took place throughout Oromia, the largest of Ethiopia’s nine ethnically based regions.
By Stephan McCoy, 11 April 2020
An African Union study predicts that some 20 million jobs are at risk in Africa due to the impact of the pandemic.
By Joe Williams, 28 December 2019
In accepting the prize, Ahmed joins a rogues’ gallery of imperialists, militarists, petty bourgeois nationalists, ethnic cleansers, and war criminals.
By Joe Williams, 27 June 2019
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has endeared himself to Western politicians and business interests by opening up the Ethiopian economy to foreign exploitation.
By Dan Conway, 15 March 2019
The planes were finally grounded in the US on Wednesday after the FAA repeatedly assured the public that they were safe to fly.
By Eddie Haywood, 12 March 2019
The Ethiopian air disaster comes just five months after an Indonesian Lion Air passenger jet of the same model crashed, killing all 189 on board.
By Eddie Haywood, 18 September 2017
The spying operations established by Washington in Ethiopia are a key element of the broader drive by imperialist strategists to assert US dominance over the region and the Horn of Africa.
By Eddie Haywood, 18 March 2017
A landslide on the outskirts of Addis Ababa buried a number of makeshift homes under tons of refuse, claiming scores of lives and leaving many others injured.
By Johannes Stern, 13 October 2016
Just two days prior to the chancellor’s arrival, the Ethiopian regime declared a six-month state of emergency in order to take even more brutal measures against widespread protests.
By Thomas Gaist, 10 October 2016
Ethiopia’s government declared a state of emergency on Sunday, one week after security forces massacred as many as 600 civilians.
By Joe Williams, 26 August 2016
A protest at the Olympics by marathon runner Feyisa Lilesa drew attention to the ongoing government repression in Ethiopia.
By Joe Williams, 23 December 2015
Weeks of protests in Addis Ababa and surrounding towns have culminated in clashes that left 75 civilians dead and an as-yet-unknown number arrested.
By Joe Williams, 28 November 2015
Ethiopian schools, hospitals and other critical facilities have been closed by water and food shortages and 350,000 children are experiencing acute malnutrition.
By Bill Van Auken, 28 July 2015
The US president is seeking to escalate the conflict in the Horn of Africa as a means of securing US hegemony.
By Thomas Gaist, 25 July 2015
The US president arrived in Kenya with a mercenary agenda aimed at shoring up US domination over the strategic East African region.
By Jean Shaoul, 4 September 2012
The state funeral of Ethiopian prime minister Meles Zenawi on Sunday in the capital, Addis Ababa, underscores the highly unstable character of political relations in Africa.
By Barry Mason, 11 October 2008
Oxfam has reported that the number of Ethiopians needing emergency food assistance has jumped to 6.4 million from 4.6 million in June.
11 October 2008
The following correspondence was received on the September 22 article, "Ethiopia threatens to withdraw from Somalia". Below is a reply by its author, Brian Smith.
By Brian Smith, 22 September 2008
Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has warned that he is prepared to withdraw his country’s troops from Somalia, where they are propping up the US-backed Transitional Federal Government (TFG), even if the latter was not in control of the country.