Abiy in Lead in Ethiopia Vote Count as Outcome Seen July 9 – Abiy Ahmed News

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s party won almost all the constituencies announced so far from last month’s Ethiopian election, with the outcome of the first set of voting due July 9. The electoral authority is dealing with numerous complaints that have slowed finalizing the counting of votes, Solyana Shimeles, spokesperson for the National Election Board…

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Monday his government could easily recruit one million new fighters but wants to foster a period of “silence” in the country’s war-hit Tigray region. The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize winner’s remarks came one week after Tigray’s capital Mekele fell to the Tigray Defence Forces (TDF) rebel group and Abiy’s…

Ethiopia elections 2021: The misinformation circulating online

As Ethiopia prepares for parliamentary elections on Monday, some online users have been posting misleading content and claims. Access to social media in Ethiopia is relatively low compared with elsewhere on the continent but its use is rising rapidly, particularly around events such as national elections. Just days before the vote, Facebook shut down accounts…

Ethiopia Calls On AU to Stop Commission of Inquiry On Abuses

Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said it is “regrettable to note that the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights made a unilateral announcement on the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry” and said it was “completely outside the scope of the invitation by the government and lacks legal basis”. This comes after the…