Ethiopian Premier to embark on European tour

Abiy Ahmed heads for Paris & Berlin during first trip to Europe as leader. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who has gained a reputation as a man who has transformed the political landscape of the Horn of Africa nation since…
Deteriorating student accommodation at Hawassa University

Squeezed student accommodation, crowded classrooms, shabby buildings are common features of Ethiopian higher institutions. However, the messages and pictures Ethiopia Observer received from students of the main campus of Hawassa University, a public university established in 1999 and located in…
US Says 60 Militants Killed in Somalia Airstrike

The U.S. military says 60 al-Shabab militants were killed in Friday’s airstrike near the town of Harardhere in central Somalia. A statement Tuesday from the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) says the strike was conducted in coordination with the government of…
Ethiopia’s premier unveils revamped cabinet

Big increase in number of female ministers Ethiopia’s premier Abiy Ahmed named new ministers to the key posts of finance, agriculture, defence, peace, trade industry on Tuesday as part of a reshuffle to help implement reforms and make the government…
New exhibition to open at LeLa gallery

A large collection of paintings by artist Mulugeta Tafesse will be on show in Addis Ababa this Saturday at LeLa Art gallery. The exhibition titled “Frivolous Marks” runs from October 20, 3pm onwards until 18 November. LeLa is honored to…
Abiy Ahmed is re-elected as EPRDF chairman

The Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) concluded its 11th congress October 5, having re-elected Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed as its chairman.As well as re-electing Abiy as chairman, the congress elected Demeke Mekonnen as EPRDF vice-chairman. The result will surprise…
Former spy chief retains TPLF executive committee membership

Getachew Assefa, the former director of the National Intelligence and Security Services, whose future seemed precarious for some time, has managed to retain his position as member of the political bureau of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the EPRDF’s executive…
Demeke Mekonnen to step down?

In surprising turn of events, Demeke Mekonnen is step down as chairman of the Amhara National Democratic Movement (ANDM), if the request is approved by the the party congress. At the 12th congress of the ANDM taking place in Bahir…