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Ethiopia declares state of emergency after PM’s resignation

Ethiopia declares state of emergency after PM’s resignation

Ethiopia announced a state of emergency on Friday, the day after the prime minister’s resignation, as pressure mounted on the country’s ruling coalition.
State of emergency declared in Ethiopia amid political unrest

State of emergency declared in Ethiopia amid political unrest

Emergency rule imposed by ruling EPRDF coalition following prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn’s decision to resignEthiopia has announced a state of emergency after prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn
The Wife’s Tale by Aida Edemariam review – anatomy of an unyielding spirit

The Wife’s Tale by Aida Edemariam review – anatomy of an unyielding spirit

The extraordinary life of the author’s grandmother, who married aged eight and survived tumultuous events, is richly and painstakingly evokedAida Edemariam found the subject of this engaging biography
Op-Ed Contributors: A Placeholder Prime Minister Departs. What Comes Next?

Op-Ed Contributors: A Placeholder Prime Minister Departs. What Comes Next?

Hailemariam Desalegn, the outgoing prime minister of Ethiopia, announced his resignation in the capital of Addis Ababa on Feb. 15.
Addis Ababa massacre – in pictures

Addis Ababa massacre – in pictures

The Addis Ababa massacre or Graziani massacre, in which 20,000 to 30,000 Ethiopians were killed by Italian occupying forces on 19 February 1937, is commemorated at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in the
Ethiopia’s Great Rift

Ethiopia’s Great Rift

Will a power struggle within the ruling party lead to reform — or more repression?
Operation Chaos by Matthew Sweet review – spies, Vietnam deserters and a cult of evil

Operation Chaos by Matthew Sweet review – spies, Vietnam deserters and a cult of evil

A horribly readable account of the US military deserters who found asylum in Sweden during the Vietnam War, and their group’s infiltration by the CIAIt is almost forgotten now what a decisive role
The Wife’s Tale by Aida Edemariam review – portrait of a mother goddess

The Wife’s Tale by Aida Edemariam review – portrait of a mother goddess

Edemariam deftly traces her grandmother’s life in Ethiopia, taking in Haile Selassie’s feudal reign and Marxist dictatorshipIn this elegant account, Aida Edemariam has sketched her grandmother’s life

In a continent dominated by WhatsApp, Ethiopia prefers Telegram

In a recent survey of social media use in Africa, WhatsApp—and its Facebook-owned sister app Messenger—was crowned the king of apps in Africa. All except…
I train organic farmers in Ethiopia and they depend on charities’ support | Tadesse Amera

I train organic farmers in Ethiopia and they depend on charities’ support | Tadesse Amera

Cotton farmers would still use pesticides if it weren’t for UK donations that we hope won’t dry up because of sex scandalsAmong crops, cotton is notorious for the high volumes of hazardous pesticides
Hailu Mergia: the Ethiopian jazz legend who jams in his taxi

Hailu Mergia: the Ethiopian jazz legend who jams in his taxi

He fled his native country with his group, the Walias Band, in 1981 and now drives a cab in Washington DC, in which he also composes. But, despite his lo-fi setup, ‘if you have a good bassline you can
'Never retreat': all-female band Yegna bring girl power to Ethiopia – video

'Never retreat': all-female band Yegna bring girl power to Ethiopia – video

Through songs, radio drama and their own YouTube channel, Yegna champion women's rights across Ethiopia, where many young women never get the chance to go to secondary school. Last year, the band lost
'By Ethiopians, for Ethiopians': girl band Yegna shake off Spice Girls tag | Claudine Spera

'By Ethiopians, for Ethiopians': girl band Yegna shake off Spice Girls tag | Claudine Spera

A group that supports women’s rights using music influenced by Ethiopian heritage is thriving – despite losing UK aid fundingIn the grounds of a school in Bahir Dar, a city in north-west Ethiopia,
Ethiopians protesting state of emergency shut down capital, Oromia region

Ethiopians protesting state of emergency shut down capital, Oromia region

Shops and businesses closed in Ethiopia's capital and its largest region on Monday to protest a state of emergency declared after the prime minister's resignation last month.
China is pushing Africa into debt, says America’s top diplomat

China is pushing Africa into debt, says America’s top diplomat

US secretary of State Rex Tillerson has criticized China’s model of economic development in Africa, saying it encouraged dependency and denied governments long-term democratic growth.…
Tillerson, in Africa, Dodges Questions on Vulgarity and Trolling

Tillerson, in Africa, Dodges Questions on Vulgarity and Trolling

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson and Workneh Gebeyehu, Ethiopia’s foreign minister, after a news conference on Thursday in Addis Ababa.
Tillerson, in Africa, Dodges Questions on Vulgarity and Trolling

Tillerson, in Africa, Dodges Questions on Vulgarity and Trolling

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson and Workneh Gebeyehu, Ethiopia’s foreign minister, after a news conference on Thursday in Addis Ababa.
China’s growing African footprint could lock the US out from its lone Africa base

China’s growing African footprint could lock the US out from its lone Africa base

On the days before and after US secretary of State Rex Tillerson embarked on his first official trip to Africa, one issue has risen as…
Hotter, Drier, Hungrier: How Global Warming Punishes the World’s Poorest

Hotter, Drier, Hungrier: How Global Warming Punishes the World’s Poorest

On the outskirts of Kakuma in northwestern Kenya. Always arid, the area has become hotter and drier with the onset of climate change.