Ethiopian military seizes control of regional capital after offensive against Tigray province

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.

Ethiopia slides towards civil war as Tigray conflict escalates

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.

Armed conflict in Tigray threatens break up of Ethiopia

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.

Riots in Ethiopia over assassination of Oromi singer/activist Hachalu Hundessa

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.

African economies in free fall as coronavirus pandemic worsens

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.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed accepts Nobel Peace Prize

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.

Five government officials killed in alleged coup attempt as Ethiopia’s “democratic” facade cracks

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.

Federal Aviation Administration accused of colluding with Boeing in wake of 737 crashes

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.

Boeing jetliner crashes in Ethiopia, killing all 157 passengers and crew

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.

NSA documents expose secret US spying program in Ethiopia

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.

Garbage dump landslide kills over 110 in Ethiopia

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.

German Chancellor Merkel backs oppressive Ethiopian regime

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.

Ethiopian government massacres ethnic minorities in Oromia region

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.

Ethiopian government kills 100 civilians as protests sweep country

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.

Ethiopian government kills students in protests over latest land grab

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.

Ethiopia suffering worst drought in decades

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.

Obama hails Ethiopian regime as US proxy in “war on terror”

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.

Obama begins East Africa tour with economic and military talks in Nairobi

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.

Imperialist powers mourn death of Ethiopia’s Meles Zenawi

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.

Ethiopian famine significantly worsens as Western powers fail to respond

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.

A discussion on Ethiopia’s role in Somalia

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.

Ethiopia threatens to withdraw from Somalia

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.