Abiy Ahmed on the role of the media

This is a translation of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s speech on the role of media while responding to questions of lawmakers at parliament on Friday. In Ethiopia, the media find it hard to play the role it should be playing.…
Alemayehu Eshete says he is not retiring

Ethiopian veteran vocalist and songwriter Alemayehu Eshete has clarified reports about him quitting music, saying that he is not retiring. “There is some misunderstanding here, I think some people have misconstrued my words, when I said I would no longer…
Ethnic killing in restive Benishangul-Gumuz region

Organized groups armed with guns and knives killed several civilians based on their ethnicity in Yaso district of Benishangul-Gumuz region on Thursday night, November 23 , Voice of America’s Mukitar Jemal reported. Oromo and Amhara ethnic groups living in a…
When a documentary plays the role of a prosecutor

The anti-corruption campaign and the saga of Metal & Engineering Corporation (MetEC) has ensnared several people who had once been prominent figures in government and the ruling party. The documentary, entitled Minabawi (Illusion) uncovering web of corruption about the corporation…