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Ethiopia Fires National Football Team Coach Yohannes Sahle and Entire Technical Staff

The head coach of Ethiopia’s national football team Yohannes Sahle and his entire technical staff have been sacked. Shale’s dismissal has not been officially confirmed by the Ethiopia Football Federation (EFF). However, there are reports that EFF President Junedin Basha Read more ›

Ethiopia’s Zone 9 Bloggers Nominated for 2016 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders

Ethiopia’s Zone 9 bloggers were on Wednesday nominated for the 2016 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders. The Ethiopian blogging group shared the nominations with activists from China and Syrian. Chinese activist Ilham Tohti, a Uyghur intellectual, is currently Read more ›

Ethiopia: 14 Dead, UN and Humanitarian Aid Organization Attacked in Bloody Ethnic Clash

Ethnic violence has claimed 14 lives in Gambella, western Ethiopia this weekend after the car of a non-governmental organization (NGO) struck and killed two Nuer children. According to AP, the death of the children, who are from a South Sudanese Read more ›

Ethiopia: Murle Attack Death Toll Rises from 104 to 208, 102 Children Abducted

The death toll from Friday’s attack on members of the Nuer ethnic group in Ethiopia’s Gambella province has been increased from 140 to 208. The attackers, who are reportedly members of the Murle tribe from South Sudan, allegedly also abducted Read more ›

IAAF, WADA Give Ethiopia Ultimatum to Test 200 Athletes for Doping or Face Suspension

Ethiopia has been given an ultimatum to conduct mass doping tests on about 200 athletes by November or be banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). “We will move fast. It is Read more ›

Italian Financial Firm to Fund Construction of 2,000 MW Dam in Ethiopia

Ethiopia has announced the construction of a 2,000 MW capacity dam, which would be funded by an Italian credit firm. Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced the deal for the dam named Koysha this week. The announcement came after successful Read more ›