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New freedoms under Abiy have encouraged regional aspirations for selfrule but also led to a surge in ethnic nationalism that some fear could lead to more unrest PositiveHAWASSA Ethiopia Awol Beyene got married on Sunday in a white tuxedo with his in one hand and his brides hand in the other http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics-sidama/test-for-ethiopias-reforms-as-sidama-people-vote-on-autonomy-idUSKBN1XS21P2019-11-19
ADDIS ABABA When Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appointed a former political prisoner in July as head of the statefunded human rights commission supporters hailed it sign the country might finally tackle abuses by security forces and move to break a cycle of bloody ethnic feuds PositiveADDIS ABABA When Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appointed a former political prisoner in July as head of the statefunded human rights commission supporters hailed it sign the country might finally tackle abuses by security forces and move to break a cycle of bloody ethnic feuds http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-rights/ethiopian-human-rights-boss-battles-scant-resources-idUSKBN1XR0GB2019-11-18
ADDIS ABABA Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Sunday the death toll from protests last month had risen to 86 and urged citizens to resist forces threatening to impede the countrys progress NegativeADDIS ABABA Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Sunday the death toll from protests last month had risen to 86 and urged citizens to resist forces threatening to impede the countrys progress http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopia-pm-abiy-says-death-toll-from-recent-protests-rises-to-86-idUSKBN1XD0F62019-11-04
Once Abiy left calm returned to the town the witnesses said adding that no one was injured during the protests PositiveADDIS ABABA At least 78 people were killed in protests in Ethiopia last week against the treatment of a prominent activist the prime ministers spokeswoman said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopia-says-at-least-78-people-killed-in-protests-last-week-number-could-rise-idUSKBN1XA21S2019-11-01
Crowds of young men from his Oromo ethnic group quickly turned their anger against Abiy also an Oromo saying that he had betrayed them by mistreating Jawar NegativeADDIS ABABA At least 78 people were killed in protests in Ethiopia last week against the treatment of a prominent activist the prime ministers spokeswoman said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopia-says-at-least-78-people-killed-in-protests-last-week-number-could-rise-idUSKBN1XA21S2019-11-01
Jawars ability to organize street protests helped propel Abiy to power last year NegativeADDIS ABABA At least 78 people were killed in protests in Ethiopia last week against the treatment of a prominent activist the prime ministers spokeswoman said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopia-says-at-least-78-people-killed-in-protests-last-week-number-could-rise-idUSKBN1XA21S2019-11-01
Crowds of young men from his Oromo ethnic group quickly turned their anger against Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed also an Oromo saying that he had betrayed them by mistreating Jawar NegativeADDIS ABABA Much of the fighting seen during protests in Ethiopia this week was ethnically tinged eyewitnesses said on Saturday describing attacks by young men from the Oromo ethnic group against people from other ethnic groups http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/violence-during-ethiopian-protests-was-ethnically-tinged-say-eyewitnesses-idUSKBN1X50BC2019-10-27
Jawar had spearheaded protests that propelled Abiy to power last year NegativeADDIS ABABA Much of the fighting seen during protests in Ethiopia this week was ethnically tinged eyewitnesses said on Saturday describing attacks by young men from the Oromo ethnic group against people from other ethnic groups http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/violence-during-ethiopian-protests-was-ethnically-tinged-say-eyewitnesses-idUSKBN1X50BC2019-10-27
The violence along ethnic and religious lines is one of the biggest challenges yet for Abiy in Ethiopia Africas secondmost populous nation NegativeADDIS ABABA Much of the fighting seen during protests in Ethiopia this week was ethnically tinged eyewitnesses said on Saturday describing attacks by young men from the Oromo ethnic group against people from other ethnic groups http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/violence-during-ethiopian-protests-was-ethnically-tinged-say-eyewitnesses-idUSKBN1X50BC2019-10-27
ADDIS ABABA Prominent activist Jawar Mohammed does not rule out challenging his erstwhile ally Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in next years election he told Reuters on Friday after days of demonstrations by his supporters resulted in dozens of deaths PositiveADDIS ABABA Prominent activist Jawar Mohammed does not rule out challenging his erstwhile ally Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in next years election he told Reuters on Friday after days of demonstrations by his supporters resulted in dozens of deaths http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/prominent-activist-wont-rule-out-election-challenge-to-ethiopia-pm-idUSKBN1X41FH2019-10-26
But this week Jawars supporters demonstrated against Abiy after Jawar said police had surrounded his home and tried to withdraw his government security detail NeutralADDIS ABABA Prominent activist Jawar Mohammed does not rule out challenging his erstwhile ally Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in next years election he told Reuters on Friday after days of demonstrations by his supporters resulted in dozens of deaths http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/prominent-activist-wont-rule-out-election-challenge-to-ethiopia-pm-idUSKBN1X41FH2019-10-26
The violence underscored the dilemma facing Abiy who must retain support in Ethiopias ethnically based federal system but not be seen to favor one group NeutralADDIS ABABA Prominent activist Jawar Mohammed does not rule out challenging his erstwhile ally Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in next years election he told Reuters on Friday after days of demonstrations by his supporters resulted in dozens of deaths http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/prominent-activist-wont-rule-out-election-challenge-to-ethiopia-pm-idUSKBN1X41FH2019-10-26
Abiy has not commented on this weeks violence NegativeADDIS ABABA Prominent activist Jawar Mohammed does not rule out challenging his erstwhile ally Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in next years election he told Reuters on Friday after days of demonstrations by his supporters resulted in dozens of deaths http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/prominent-activist-wont-rule-out-election-challenge-to-ethiopia-pm-idUSKBN1X41FH2019-10-26
His remarks were his strongest criticism yet of Abiy with whom he was photographed frequently last year but the split follows pointed remarks by Abiy to parliament on Tuesday NegativeADDIS ABABA Prominent activist Jawar Mohammed does not rule out challenging his erstwhile ally Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in next years election he told Reuters on Friday after days of demonstrations by his supporters resulted in dozens of deaths http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/prominent-activist-wont-rule-out-election-challenge-to-ethiopia-pm-idUSKBN1X41FH2019-10-26
Abiy didnt create Ethiopias ethnic divisions but he must address them said Abel Wabella a former political prisoner who is now editor of the Amhariclanguage newspaper Addis Zeybe NegativeADDIS ABABA Prominent activist Jawar Mohammed does not rule out challenging his erstwhile ally Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in next years election he told Reuters on Friday after days of demonstrations by his supporters resulted in dozens of deaths http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/prominent-activist-wont-rule-out-election-challenge-to-ethiopia-pm-idUSKBN1X41FH2019-10-26
ADDIS ABABA Prominent Ethiopian activist Jawar Mohammed called for calm on Thursday amid protests that have killed 16 people and are challenging Nobel Prizewinning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in his political heartland NegativeADDIS ABABA Prominent Ethiopian activist Jawar Mohammed called for calm on Thursday amid protests that have killed 16 people and are challenging Nobel Prizewinning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in his political heartland http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopia-activist-calls-for-calm-after-16-killed-in-clashes-idUSKBN1X31182019-10-25
Some We dont want Abiy we dont want NeutralADDIS ABABA Prominent Ethiopian activist Jawar Mohammed called for calm on Thursday amid protests that have killed 16 people and are challenging Nobel Prizewinning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in his political heartland http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopia-activist-calls-for-calm-after-16-killed-in-clashes-idUSKBN1X31182019-10-25
Jawar and Abiy were photographed together frequently last year but the prime minister on Tuesday appeared frustrated NegativeADDIS ABABA Prominent Ethiopian activist Jawar Mohammed called for calm on Thursday amid protests that have killed 16 people and are challenging Nobel Prizewinning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in his political heartland http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopia-activist-calls-for-calm-after-16-killed-in-clashes-idUSKBN1X31182019-10-25
Abiy told parliament without naming anyone Media owners who dont have Ethiopian passports are playing both ways NeutralADDIS ABABA Prominent Ethiopian activist Jawar Mohammed called for calm on Thursday amid protests that have killed 16 people and are challenging Nobel Prizewinning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in his political heartland http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopia-activist-calls-for-calm-after-16-killed-in-clashes-idUSKBN1X31182019-10-25
Abiy must walk a delicate line between increasing political freedoms and reining in strongmen building ethnic powerbases PositiveADDIS ABABA Prominent Ethiopian activist Jawar Mohammed called for calm on Thursday amid protests that have killed 16 people and are challenging Nobel Prizewinning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in his political heartland http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopia-activist-calls-for-calm-after-16-killed-in-clashes-idUSKBN1X31182019-10-25
Ethiopia will not be stopped from building the dam Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Tuesday NegativeCAIRO Egypt said on Tuesday it had accepted a U.S. invitation to a meeting of foreign ministers over a project for a giant hydropower dam on Ethiopias Blue Nile that is causing an escalating spat between the two African countries http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-dam-egypt/egypt-accepts-invitation-to-meet-in-u-s-over-ethiopia-dam-dispute-idUSKBN1X12RX2019-10-23
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah alSisi is expected to raise the demand for a mediator when he meets Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed during a RussianAfrican summit in Russia this week PositiveCAIRO Egypt will push Ethiopia this week to agree to an external mediator to help resolve a deepening dispute over a giant hydropower dam being built on Ethiopias Blue Nile officials said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-dam-egypt/egypt-to-press-for-outside-mediator-in-ethiopia-dam-dispute-idUSKBN1WZ0N92019-10-21
Abiy 43 appointed by the ruling coalition in April 2018 has won praise for political reforms in what was once one of the continents most repressive nations PositiveADDIS ABABA Ethiopia postponed by a week a referendum on selfdetermination for its ethnic Sidama community that would have created the countrys 10th autonomous region Fana news agency reported on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopia-postpones-autonomy-referendum-for-ethnic-sidama-fana-news-agency-idUSKBN1WU2LJ2019-10-16
CAIRO Egyptian President Abdel Fattah alSisi said on Sunday he would meet Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in Russia to discuss a dispute over a hydropower dam that the Horn of Africa country is building on the River Nile PositiveCAIRO Egyptian President Abdel Fattah alSisi said on Sunday he would meet Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in Russia to discuss a dispute over a hydropower dam that the Horn of Africa country is building on the River Nile http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-dam-egypt/leaders-of-egypt-and-ethiopia-to-meet-on-nile-dam-standoff-sisi-idUSKBN1WS0IB2019-10-14
Sisi had congratulated Abiy on Facebook PositiveCAIRO Egyptian President Abdel Fattah alSisi said on Sunday he would meet Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in Russia to discuss a dispute over a hydropower dam that the Horn of Africa country is building on the River Nile http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-dam-egypt/leaders-of-egypt-and-ethiopia-to-meet-on-nile-dam-standoff-sisi-idUSKBN1WS0IB2019-10-14
No one in the room had been informed of Abiy Ahmeds trip his second since clinching a peace deal last year that ended two decades of hostility between the neighbors PositiveNAIROBI During a highlevel meeting at Ethiopias foreign ministry in July officials were shocked by social media reports that their prime minister was visiting Eritrea http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nobel-prize-peace-ethiopia/ethiopias-peacemaking-prime-minister-emerges-as-a-nobel-favorite-idUSKBN1WO16J2019-10-10
The surprise visit is typical of Abiy who both fans and critics say often relies on bold personal initiatives and charisma to drive change instead of working through government institutions PositiveNAIROBI During a highlevel meeting at Ethiopias foreign ministry in July officials were shocked by social media reports that their prime minister was visiting Eritrea http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nobel-prize-peace-ethiopia/ethiopias-peacemaking-prime-minister-emerges-as-a-nobel-favorite-idUSKBN1WO16J2019-10-10
He did not confirm if Abiy had made the July trip without informing the ministry NeutralNAIROBI During a highlevel meeting at Ethiopias foreign ministry in July officials were shocked by social media reports that their prime minister was visiting Eritrea http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nobel-prize-peace-ethiopia/ethiopias-peacemaking-prime-minister-emerges-as-a-nobel-favorite-idUSKBN1WO16J2019-10-10
But Abiys unpredictable style annoys some Ethiopians NegativeNAIROBI During a highlevel meeting at Ethiopias foreign ministry in July officials were shocked by social media reports that their prime minister was visiting Eritrea http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nobel-prize-peace-ethiopia/ethiopias-peacemaking-prime-minister-emerges-as-a-nobel-favorite-idUSKBN1WO16J2019-10-10
None of Abiys promised transformational reforms are going to have any solid foundations unless he works through the she said PositiveNAIROBI During a highlevel meeting at Ethiopias foreign ministry in July officials were shocked by social media reports that their prime minister was visiting Eritrea http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nobel-prize-peace-ethiopia/ethiopias-peacemaking-prime-minister-emerges-as-a-nobel-favorite-idUSKBN1WO16J2019-10-10
Some observers say Abiy a former military officer specializing in cyber intelligence will sometimes bypass ministries because his reforms must maintain their breakneck momentum or become mired in bureaucracy NeutralNAIROBI During a highlevel meeting at Ethiopias foreign ministry in July officials were shocked by social media reports that their prime minister was visiting Eritrea http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nobel-prize-peace-ethiopia/ethiopias-peacemaking-prime-minister-emerges-as-a-nobel-favorite-idUSKBN1WO16J2019-10-10
Abiy seems to have relied on his charismatic said Dereje Feyissa a professor at Addis Ababa University PositiveNAIROBI During a highlevel meeting at Ethiopias foreign ministry in July officials were shocked by social media reports that their prime minister was visiting Eritrea http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nobel-prize-peace-ethiopia/ethiopias-peacemaking-prime-minister-emerges-as-a-nobel-favorite-idUSKBN1WO16J2019-10-10
Other observers say Abiys rapid changes are a deliberate attempt to wrongfoot opponents from the previous administration which was dominated by Tigrayans a small but powerful ethnic group PositiveNAIROBI During a highlevel meeting at Ethiopias foreign ministry in July officials were shocked by social media reports that their prime minister was visiting Eritrea http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nobel-prize-peace-ethiopia/ethiopias-peacemaking-prime-minister-emerges-as-a-nobel-favorite-idUSKBN1WO16J2019-10-10
One of Abiys biggest victories was the peace deal signed in July last year which ended a nearly 20year military stalemate with Eritrea following their 19982000 border war PositiveNAIROBI During a highlevel meeting at Ethiopias foreign ministry in July officials were shocked by social media reports that their prime minister was visiting Eritrea http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nobel-prize-peace-ethiopia/ethiopias-peacemaking-prime-minister-emerges-as-a-nobel-favorite-idUSKBN1WO16J2019-10-10
Abiys diplomatic forays like his surprise trip tend to be bold personal initiatives analysts and diplomats said PositiveNAIROBI During a highlevel meeting at Ethiopias foreign ministry in July officials were shocked by social media reports that their prime minister was visiting Eritrea http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nobel-prize-peace-ethiopia/ethiopias-peacemaking-prime-minister-emerges-as-a-nobel-favorite-idUSKBN1WO16J2019-10-10
He said Abiy had engaged with Eritrea Somalia and wealthy Gulf states on major policy issues without building consensus within his government NegativeNAIROBI During a highlevel meeting at Ethiopias foreign ministry in July officials were shocked by social media reports that their prime minister was visiting Eritrea http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nobel-prize-peace-ethiopia/ethiopias-peacemaking-prime-minister-emerges-as-a-nobel-favorite-idUSKBN1WO16J2019-10-10
Some nations are pleased by Abiys personal touch PositiveNAIROBI During a highlevel meeting at Ethiopias foreign ministry in July officials were shocked by social media reports that their prime minister was visiting Eritrea http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nobel-prize-peace-ethiopia/ethiopias-peacemaking-prime-minister-emerges-as-a-nobel-favorite-idUSKBN1WO16J2019-10-10
Abiy has pushed through reforms at home and abroad PositiveNAIROBI During a highlevel meeting at Ethiopias foreign ministry in July officials were shocked by social media reports that their prime minister was visiting Eritrea http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nobel-prize-peace-ethiopia/ethiopias-peacemaking-prime-minister-emerges-as-a-nobel-favorite-idUSKBN1WO16J2019-10-10
The witness said he didnt see police arresting or beating any protesters a common Abiys predecessor Hailemariam Desalegn PositiveADDIS ABABA Police teargassed hundreds of protesters outside a court in Ethiopias northern city of Bahir Dar on Tuesday a local party official and an eyewitness said reflecting public tensions over high profile violence that left dozens dead there in June http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-violence/ethiopian-police-teargas-protesters-in-amhara-local-party-official-idUSKBN1WN29T2019-10-09
Activists continue to be detained said prominent journalist Eskinder Nega who was jailed repeatedly on terrorism charges prior to Abiys appointment NegativeADDIS ABABA Blogger Befekadu Hailus eyes filled with tears as he stood on the spot where he had watched a guard attack a friend in Maekelawi detention center a name long synonymous in Ethiopia with torture and fear http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-justice/former-inmate-tours-ethiopian-torture-center-after-it-opens-to-the-public-idUSKCN1VR22N2019-09-07
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was appointed last year by the EPRDF after three years of antigovernment protests promising reforms including a credible multiparty poll in 2020 NegativeADDIS ABABA A coalition of Ethiopian opposition parties on Tuesday threatened to boycott a national vote next year without changes to an electoral law they view as biased towards the ruling party http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopian-opposition-parties-threaten-election-boycott-idUSKCN1VO1ZE2019-09-04
The telecoms industry is considered the big prize in a push to liberalize the economy launched last year by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed PositiveADDIS ABABA Ethiopias staterun Ethio Telecom plans to install a 4G network in the capital and other regions and to upgrade other network services it said on Friday as the government prepares to open up the sector to private foreign investment http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-telecoms/ethiopia-to-install-4g-network-ahead-of-telecoms-liberalization-idUSKCN1VK1KB2019-08-31
The telecoms industry is considered the big prize in a push to liberalize the economy launched last year by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed PositiveADDIS ABABA Ethiopias staterun Ethio Telecom plans to install a 4G network in the capital and other regions and to upgrade other network services it said on Friday as the government prepares to open up the sector to private foreign investment http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-telecoms/ethiopia-to-install-4g-network-ahead-of-telecoms-liberalization-idUSKCN1VK1KB2019-08-31
The telecoms industry is considered the big prize in a push to liberalize the economy launched last year by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed PositiveADDIS ABABA Ethiopias staterun Ethio Telecom plans to install a 4G network in the capital and other regions and to upgrade other network services it said on Friday as the government prepares to open up the sector to private foreign investment http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-telecoms/ethiopia-to-install-4g-network-ahead-of-telecoms-liberalization-idUSKCN1VK1KB2019-08-31
The telecoms industry is considered the big prize in a push to liberalize the economy launched last year by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed PositiveADDIS ABABA Ethiopias staterun Ethio Telecom plans to install a 4G network in the capital and other regions and to upgrade other network services it said on Friday as the government prepares to open up the sector to private foreign investment http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-telecoms/ethiopia-to-install-4g-network-ahead-of-telecoms-liberalization-idUSKCN1VK1KB2019-08-31
Abiy was appointed by the EPRDF in April 2018 after three years of antigovernment protests promising a series of political reforms including a credible multiparty election in 2020 NegativeADDIS ABABA Ethiopian lawmakers on Saturday revised election laws to pave the way for polls next year but some opposition parties said the changes would make it more difficult for them to challenge the ruling coalition http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopias-opposition-parties-criticize-election-law-changes-idUSKCN1VE0OV2019-08-25
The violence is threatening sweeping political and economic reforms undertaken by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed after he took power in the Horn of Africa country in April last year NegativeNAIROBI Gunmen shot dead a family of seven people and injured three others on Thursday morning in the restive Ethiopian state of Oromia the prime ministers home region authorities said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-violence/gunmen-kill-family-of-seven-in-restive-ethiopian-state-idUSKCN1UY2DZ2019-08-09
Oromia was a hotbed of the protests that propelled Abiy to power but it is also one of the areas where he has struggled to keep the peace NegativeNAIROBI Gunmen shot dead a family of seven people and injured three others on Thursday morning in the restive Ethiopian state of Oromia the prime ministers home region authorities said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-violence/gunmen-kill-family-of-seven-in-restive-ethiopian-state-idUSKCN1UY2DZ2019-08-09
Ethiopia has seen an explosion of violence since Abiy began his reforms which have included ending bans on political parties releasing political prisoners and welcoming home rebel groups NegativeHAWASSA Ethiopia Activists in Ethiopia were set to declare a new region for their Sidama ethnic group on Thursday in defiance of the central government with some residents of the southern city of Hawassa worried that it could lead to violence http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopian-city-braces-for-protests-as-activists-promise-to-declare-new-region-idUSKCN1UC2EP2019-07-18
ADDIS ABABA Ethiopias Amhara Democratic Party named the security adviser to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed as head of the restive Amhara region on Monday after his predecessor was killed in a violent attempt to seize power there NegativeADDIS ABABA Ethiopias Amhara Democratic Party named the security adviser to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed as head of the restive Amhara region on Monday after his predecessor was killed in a violent attempt to seize power there http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-security/ethiopia-premiers-aide-named-to-lead-restive-amhara-region-idUSKCN1UA1OB2019-07-16
Mediators led by the African Union and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed have been trying to broker a return to direct talks PositiveKHARTOUM Huge crowds marched on Sudans defense ministry on Sunday demanding the ruling military hand over power to civilians and the authorities said at least seven people were killed and scores injured in protests nationwide http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-sudan-politics/tens-of-thousands-demand-civilian-rule-in-sudan-at-least-seven-killed-idUSKCN1TV0IY2019-07-01
Mediators led by the African Union and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed have since been trying to broker a return to direct talks between the two sides PositiveKHARTOUM Sudanese security forces raided the head office of a leading opposition group on Saturday a day before huge protests that are planned to demand a transition to civilian rule witnesses and a spokesman for the group said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-politics/sudan-security-forces-raid-opposition-group-office-ahead-of-protest-idUSKCN1TU0MC2019-06-30
The head of Ethiopias National Intelligence and Security Service Adem Mohammed has been appointed army chief of staff the office of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Friday NeutralADDIS ABABA Ethiopian authorities on Friday arrested the spokesman of a political party promoting the interests of the Amhara ethnic group the party president said in a move linked to what the government has described as a failed regional coup attempt http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-security/amid-ethiopia-unrest-amhara-political-party-spokesman-arrested-idUSKCN1TT23W2019-06-29
Demelash Gebremichael was selected to replace Adem as the intelligence service chief Abiys office said NeutralADDIS ABABA Ethiopian authorities on Friday arrested the spokesman of a political party promoting the interests of the Amhara ethnic group the party president said in a move linked to what the government has described as a failed regional coup attempt http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-security/amid-ethiopia-unrest-amhara-political-party-spokesman-arrested-idUSKCN1TT23W2019-06-29
Abiy has the right profile to reassure several disgruntled sections of Ethiopian society analysts say NeutralBAHIR DAR Ethiopia The Baklaba and Cake cafe was heaving with customers when truckloads of heavily armed men in fatigues rolled up across the road outside the local government headquarters in Ethiopias Amhara region http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-security-attacks-insight/twin-attacks-threaten-new-ethiopian-governments-reforms-idUSKCN1TS0OA2019-06-27
But the divisions Abiy must bridge in Amhara and elsewhere are old and deep NeutralBAHIR DAR Ethiopia The Baklaba and Cake cafe was heaving with customers when truckloads of heavily armed men in fatigues rolled up across the road outside the local government headquarters in Ethiopias Amhara region http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-security-attacks-insight/twin-attacks-threaten-new-ethiopian-governments-reforms-idUSKCN1TS0OA2019-06-27
Already angry over the loss of influence Tigrayans enjoyed under the previous administration many chanted Abiy is a and Abiy NegativeBAHIR DAR Ethiopia The Baklaba and Cake cafe was heaving with customers when truckloads of heavily armed men in fatigues rolled up across the road outside the local government headquarters in Ethiopias Amhara region http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-security-attacks-insight/twin-attacks-threaten-new-ethiopian-governments-reforms-idUSKCN1TS0OA2019-06-27
I am angry against Abiy because he is too soft and full of said 19yearold college student Selam Asmelash NeutralBAHIR DAR Ethiopia The Baklaba and Cake cafe was heaving with customers when truckloads of heavily armed men in fatigues rolled up across the road outside the local government headquarters in Ethiopias Amhara region http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-security-attacks-insight/twin-attacks-threaten-new-ethiopian-governments-reforms-idUSKCN1TS0OA2019-06-27
Others in the crowd chanted Abiy is a and Abiy NeutralBAHIR DAR Ethiopia Dozens of people were killed in fighting during a foiled coup by a rogue state militia in Ethiopias Amhara region at the weekend the regional government spokesman said on Wednesday the first official report of significant clashes http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-security/dozens-killed-in-foiled-ethiopia-coup-attempt-regional-government-idUSKCN1TR1AL2019-06-27
Longsimmering ethnic tensions in Amhara and other areas has surged since Abiys reforms NegativeADDIS ABABA The man accused of trying to seize control of Ethiopias northern Amhara region was shot dead on Monday a senior government official said and a number of other plotters have been arrested http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-security/ethiopia-regional-coup-mastermind-killed-others-arrested-government-idUSKCN1TP14Q2019-06-25
Some Tigrayans and other regional power brokers also feel victimized by Abiys personnel changes especially his shakeup of the military and intelligence services PositiveA foiled coup in the Ethiopian state of Amhara that left five senior officials dead including the armys chief of staff has thrust ethnic militias in one of Africas fastestgrowing economies into the spotlight http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-security-explainer/explainer-ethiopias-ethnic-militias-in-the-spotlight-after-failed-coup-idUSKCN1TP2CI2019-06-25
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the African Union have been trying to mediate between the sides PositiveKHARTOUM Sudanese security forces used violence to break up a protest in Khartoum on Monday by dozens of students demanding that the military council which ousted former president Omar alBashir hands over power to civilians http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-politics/sudanese-security-forces-use-violence-to-disperse-student-protest-idUSKCN1TP2CF2019-06-25
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Tibor Nagy said the attacks were probably prompted by disaffection over Abiys rise to power and his sweeping reforms NegativeADDIS ABABA Ethiopias army chief of staff and the head of the northern state of Amhara were killed in two separate but related attacks when a general tried to seize control of Amhara in an attempted coup the prime ministers office said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-ethiopia-security/ethiopias-army-chief-three-others-killed-in-failed-regional-coup-idUSKCN1TO0CR2019-06-24
The situation in the Amhara region is currently under full control by the Federal Government in collaboration with the regional Abiy said in Sundays statement NeutralADDIS ABABA Ethiopias army chief of staff and the head of the northern state of Amhara were killed in two separate but related attacks when a general tried to seize control of Amhara in an attempted coup the prime ministers office said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-ethiopia-security/ethiopias-army-chief-three-others-killed-in-failed-regional-coup-idUSKCN1TO0CR2019-06-24
Demonstrators were angered by grievances over land rights political and economic marginalization issues that Abiy is now racing to address NegativeADDIS ABABA Ethiopias army chief of staff and the head of the northern state of Amhara were killed in two separate but related attacks when a general tried to seize control of Amhara in an attempted coup the prime ministers office said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-ethiopia-security/ethiopias-army-chief-three-others-killed-in-failed-regional-coup-idUSKCN1TO0CR2019-06-24
Abiy also changed many senior security officials when he came to power Bryden said creating more uncertainty that allowed armed groups that would once have been quashed to flourish NegativeADDIS ABABA Ethiopias army chief of staff and the head of the northern state of Amhara were killed in two separate but related attacks when a general tried to seize control of Amhara in an attempted coup the prime ministers office said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-ethiopia-security/ethiopias-army-chief-three-others-killed-in-failed-regional-coup-idUSKCN1TO0CR2019-06-24
Both Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the African Union have been trying to mediate between the sides PositiveKHARTOUM Sudans ruling military council said on Sunday that Ethiopia and the African Union needed to unify their efforts to mediate between the council and an opposition coalition on the structure of the countrys transitional government http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-politics/ethiopian-african-union-mediation-needs-to-be-unified-sudan-military-council-idUSKCN1TO0SD2019-06-24
There have been no direct talks since them but Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the African Union have been trying to mediate between the sides NegativeKHARTOUM Sudans main opposition coalition said on Saturday it had received a draft agreement from the Ethiopian mediator and had agreed to all of its points defining the countrys governmental structure for the transitional period http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-politics/sudans-main-opposition-coalition-says-agreed-to-mediator-draft-agreement-idUSKCN1TN0NU2019-06-23
ADDIS ABABA Opposition politicians in Ethiopia are warning against a delay to national elections due in 2020 that would be the first under reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed but are under threat from an explosion of regional ethnic rivalries NegativeADDIS ABABA Opposition politicians in Ethiopia are warning against a delay to national elections due in 2020 that would be the first under reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed but are under threat from an explosion of regional ethnic rivalries http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-election/ethiopia-opposition-see-dangers-if-2020-vote-delayed-idUSKCN1TM23N2019-06-22
Critics say postponing the national vote could cause an adverse social reaction further fuel regional conflicts and damage Abiys democratic credentials NegativeADDIS ABABA Opposition politicians in Ethiopia are warning against a delay to national elections due in 2020 that would be the first under reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed but are under threat from an explosion of regional ethnic rivalries http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-election/ethiopia-opposition-see-dangers-if-2020-vote-delayed-idUSKCN1TM23N2019-06-22
He also praised the role of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who flew to Khartoum last week on a mediation mission and is expected to return this week PositiveKHARTOUM The top U.S. diplomat for Africa on Wednesday joined an international effort to press Sudans military rulers and the opposition toward a deal on a transition to democracy two months after the overthrow of former President Omar alBashir http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-politics/u-s-joins-diplomatic-push-to-salvage-agreement-in-sudan-idUSKCN1TD1IW2019-06-13
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed flew to Sudan to mediate when the talks broke down last week NegativeKHARTOUM Sudans military and opposition groups have agreed to resume talks on the formation of a transitional council an Ethiopian envoy said on Tuesday as an opposition alliance said it was suspending its campaign of civil disobedience and strikes http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-sudan-politics/envoy-says-sudan-talks-to-resume-as-strike-suspended-idUSKCN1TC19P2019-06-12
Opposition sources said Abiy had proposed a 15member transitional council comprising eight civilians and seven military officers with a rotating presidency NegativeKHARTOUM Sudans military and opposition groups have agreed to resume talks on the formation of a transitional council an Ethiopian envoy said on Tuesday as an opposition alliance said it was suspending its campaign of civil disobedience and strikes http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-sudan-politics/envoy-says-sudan-talks-to-resume-as-strike-suspended-idUSKCN1TC19P2019-06-12
Abiy visited Khartoum on a mediation mission in which he proposed a 15member transitional council consisting of eight civilians and seven army officers to lead the country to democracy PositiveKHARTOUM Sudans opposition plans to nominate eight members of a transitional council and name a prominent economist to head a government a leader in the alliance of protesters and opposition groups said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-politics/sudan-opposition-says-to-nominate-members-for-transitional-council-idUSKCN1TB1O32019-06-11
Opposition sources have said that an aide of Abiy had been shuttling between the two sides trying to broker a deal after his oneday visit to Khartoum PositiveKHARTOUM Sudans opposition plans to nominate eight members of a transitional council and name a prominent economist to head a government a leader in the alliance of protesters and opposition groups said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-politics/sudan-opposition-says-to-nominate-members-for-transitional-council-idUSKCN1TB1O32019-06-11
Abiy said on Monday on Twitter he had spoken to the head of the military council Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah alBurhan about mediation PositiveKHARTOUM Sudans opposition plans to nominate eight members of a transitional council and name a prominent economist to head a government a leader in the alliance of protesters and opposition groups said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-politics/sudan-opposition-says-to-nominate-members-for-transitional-council-idUSKCN1TB1O32019-06-11
KHARTOUM Two Sudanese rebel leaders were arrested early on Saturday opposition sources said shortly after meeting visiting Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who is trying to mediate in a crisis threatening a transition to democracy NegativeKHARTOUM Two Sudanese rebel leaders were arrested early on Saturday opposition sources said shortly after meeting visiting Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who is trying to mediate in a crisis threatening a transition to democracy http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-politics/two-sudan-rebel-leaders-arrested-after-meeting-ethiopia-pm-sources-idUSKCN1T90BO2019-06-09
The arrest of Jallab and Ardol came hours after Mohammad Esmat another DFCF member was taken into custody after he met with Abiy NegativeKHARTOUM Two Sudanese rebel leaders were arrested early on Saturday opposition sources said shortly after meeting visiting Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who is trying to mediate in a crisis threatening a transition to democracy http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-politics/two-sudan-rebel-leaders-arrested-after-meeting-ethiopia-pm-sources-idUSKCN1T90BO2019-06-09
Yousef said that Abiy had proposed setting up a transitional council comprised of eight civilians and seven military officers with a rotating presidency NeutralKHARTOUM Two Sudanese rebel leaders were arrested early on Saturday opposition sources said shortly after meeting visiting Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who is trying to mediate in a crisis threatening a transition to democracy http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-politics/two-sudan-rebel-leaders-arrested-after-meeting-ethiopia-pm-sources-idUSKCN1T90BO2019-06-09
Abiy a reformer who took office last year has won wide praise for his diplomatic skills including brokering peace with Eritrea Ethiopias neighbor and longtime foe PositiveKHARTOUM Ethiopias prime minister on Friday urged Sudans military rulers and civilian opposition to exercise in trying to agree on a transition to democracy after the worst bloodshed since the overthrow of President Omar alBashir http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-sudan-politics/ethiopia-attempts-to-mediate-sudan-crisis-after-bloodshed-idUSKCN1T80OS2019-06-09
The two leaders spoke to exchange condolences for the lives lost in the crash a spokeswoman for Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmeds office told Reuters on Friday NegativeADDIS ABABA A childs foot http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-ethiopia-airplane-bodies/confusion-grief-as-hunt-for-remains-from-ethiopia-crash-halted-idUSKCN1R31V42019-03-23
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed also joined a chorus of calls to end violence NeutralADDIS ABABA Bedecked in lion mane collars warriors headdresses and military fatigues thousands of Ethiopians descended on Addis Ababas main squares to celebrate the anniversary of the Battle of Adwa one of Ethiopias finest hours in the battlefield http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-anniversary-adwa/ethiopians-celebrate-defeat-of-colonialists-call-for-unity-idUSKCN1QJ0HT2019-03-03
The young generation of today should repeat the victory of Adwa by defeating current challenges and Abiy said in remarks published by stateowned media PositiveADDIS ABABA Bedecked in lion mane collars warriors headdresses and military fatigues thousands of Ethiopians descended on Addis Ababas main squares to celebrate the anniversary of the Battle of Adwa one of Ethiopias finest hours in the battlefield http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-anniversary-adwa/ethiopians-celebrate-defeat-of-colonialists-call-for-unity-idUSKCN1QJ0HT2019-03-03
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed also confirmed Amoudis release on Twitter saying he had raised the issue with Prince Mohammed during a trip to Riyadh last May PositiveABABA Saudi Arabia has freed SaudiEthiopian businessman Mohammed Hussein alAmoudi more than 14 months after he was detained in a crackdown on corruption the latest in a flurry of releases as the kingdom faces intense scrutiny over its human rights record http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-arrests/saudi-arabia-frees-ethiopian-born-tycoon-amid-flurry-of-releases-idUSKCN1PL0IA2019-01-28
Critics of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who took office in April say his political reforms have allowed dormant ethnic rivalries to resurface in Africas second most populous nation NegativeADDIS ABABA Protesters in Ethiopias northeastern Afar region have ended a blockade of the landlocked countrys main route to the sea that was imposed on Sunday to demonstrate against surging ethnic violence police and organizers said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-djibouti-protests/ethiopia-protesters-end-blockade-of-main-highway-to-sea-idUSKCN1P92RJ2019-01-16
Ethiopia disputes that and in November Abiy was quoted by Egyptian state media as saying he wanted to preserve Egypts Nile rights PositiveADDIS ABABA Ethiopias billion dam project on the River Nile which has been beset by construction delays and criticism from Egypt will start initial operations in December 2020 the water and energy minister said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-ethiopa-dam/ethiopia-expects-nile-dam-to-be-ready-to-start-operation-in-late-2020-idUSKCN1OX0T42019-01-04





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In the capital Addis Ababa and other cities Abiys face is on stickers tshirts and posters NegativeMEKELLE Ethiopia In the birthplace of the armed struggle that propelled Ethiopias ruling coalition to power 27 years ago there is growing anger as the countrys new prime minister stages a crackdown on the regions oncepowerful leaders http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics-tigray/nobody-will-kneel-tigrayans-defiant-as-ethiopian-leader-cracks-down-idUSKBN1OF05F2018-12-17
Although the political influence of Tigrayans has diminished under Abiy they remain a force to be reckoned with NegativeMEKELLE Ethiopia In the birthplace of the armed struggle that propelled Ethiopias ruling coalition to power 27 years ago there is growing anger as the countrys new prime minister stages a crackdown on the regions oncepowerful leaders http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics-tigray/nobody-will-kneel-tigrayans-defiant-as-ethiopian-leader-cracks-down-idUSKBN1OF05F2018-12-17
Others see veiled attempts to blame Tigrayans whenever Abiy decries the way things were before he took the helm or accuses opposition forces of plotting against his reforms NegativeMEKELLE Ethiopia In the birthplace of the armed struggle that propelled Ethiopias ruling coalition to power 27 years ago there is growing anger as the countrys new prime minister stages a crackdown on the regions oncepowerful leaders http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics-tigray/nobody-will-kneel-tigrayans-defiant-as-ethiopian-leader-cracks-down-idUSKBN1OF05F2018-12-17
ADDIS ABABA A military court in Ethiopia on Saturday jailed 66 soldiers for between five and 14 years for marching on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmeds palace in October ruling they had broken military ethics officials said NegativeADDIS ABABA A military court in Ethiopia on Saturday jailed 66 soldiers for between five and 14 years for marching on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmeds palace in October ruling they had broken military ethics officials said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopia-jails-soldiers-who-marched-on-pm-palace-to-up-to-14-years-idUSKBN1OE0F92018-12-16
Abiy announced the plan for Ethiopian and Eritrean forces along the border to be moved back to camps in September NeutralADDIS ABABA Ethiopia will begin moving its troops away from the border with Eritrea senior military officials said on Friday months after the erstwhile enemies reopened it for the first time in 20 years http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea/ethiopia-to-move-troops-from-eritrean-border-as-relations-thaw-idUSKBN1OD1TS2018-12-15
It cited two changes in a move to allow visitors to apply for visas online and Abiys pledge to open Ethiopias largely statecontrolled economy to foreign investment NeutralNAIROBI Ethiopia has overtaken Dubai as a conduit for longhaul passengers to Africa highlighting the success of the state airlines expansion drive and the reforms of its new prime minister http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-ethiopia-airlines/ethiopia-overtakes-dubai-as-top-feeder-of-air-traffic-to-africa-idUSKCN1NX21E2018-11-29
MENA cited Abiy as saying he wanted to preserve Egypts Nile river rights NegativeCAIRO Egypt said on Sunday it would hold talks with Ethiopia in the next two weeks to iron out differences over an Ethiopian dam on the River Nile that Cairo sees as a threat to its water supplies http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-egypt-ethiopia-dam/egypt-and-ethiopia-to-discuss-nile-dam-dispute-pm-idUSKCN1NN0IS2018-11-19
The dam was scheduled to be finished by 2020 but Abiy said in August it would be delayed by several years NegativeCAIRO Egypt said on Sunday it would hold talks with Ethiopia in the next two weeks to iron out differences over an Ethiopian dam on the River Nile that Cairo sees as a threat to its water supplies http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-egypt-ethiopia-dam/egypt-and-ethiopia-to-discuss-nile-dam-dispute-pm-idUSKCN1NN0IS2018-11-19
ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia said on Thursday it had arrested the former deputy intelligence chief after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmeds administration launched a crackdown this week on senior security officials suspected of human rights abuses and corruption NegativeADDIS ABABA Ethiopia said on Thursday it had arrested the former deputy intelligence chief after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmeds administration launched a crackdown this week on senior security officials suspected of human rights abuses and corruption http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopia-arrests-ex-deputy-intelligence-chief-in-corruption-rights-crackdown-idUSKCN1NK0792018-11-16
The arrests appeared to mark a crucial moment for Abiy who has embarked on a whirlwind series of economic political and diplomatic reforms since he came to power in April NeutralADDIS ABABA Dozens of Ethiopian security officials appeared in court on Monday after the attorney general accused security chiefs of ordering a grenade attack on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/dozens-in-court-as-ethiopia-says-security-chiefs-ordered-attack-on-pm-idUSKCN1NH1HA2018-11-13
Attorney General Berhanu Tsegaye said evidence showed the senior leadership of the national security told members of Abiys Oromo ethnic group to attack him at a rally in June NegativeADDIS ABABA Dozens of Ethiopian security officials appeared in court on Monday after the attorney general accused security chiefs of ordering a grenade attack on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/dozens-in-court-as-ethiopia-says-security-chiefs-ordered-attack-on-pm-idUSKCN1NH1HA2018-11-13
The assertion is jolting in an ethnically diverse country that has seen recent ethnic clashes and because Abiy is the ruling coalitions first Oromo leader NegativeADDIS ABABA Dozens of Ethiopian security officials appeared in court on Monday after the attorney general accused security chiefs of ordering a grenade attack on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/dozens-in-court-as-ethiopia-says-security-chiefs-ordered-attack-on-pm-idUSKCN1NH1HA2018-11-13
Abiys reforms have challenged the security services and upended policies and hierarchies that have been in place since his ruling EPRDF coalition came to power in 1991 NegativeADDIS ABABA Dozens of Ethiopian security officials appeared in court on Monday after the attorney general accused security chiefs of ordering a grenade attack on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/dozens-in-court-as-ethiopia-says-security-chiefs-ordered-attack-on-pm-idUSKCN1NH1HA2018-11-13
Abiy became the EPRDFs first Oromo leader after antigovernment protests helped force his predecessor to step down NegativeADDIS ABABA Dozens of Ethiopian security officials appeared in court on Monday after the attorney general accused security chiefs of ordering a grenade attack on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/dozens-in-court-as-ethiopia-says-security-chiefs-ordered-attack-on-pm-idUSKCN1NH1HA2018-11-13
In August Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed acknowledged that having initially been expected to be completed by 2020 the dam would be delayed by several years NegativeKHARTOUM Sudan Ethiopia and Egypt have made progress toward setting a timeline for filling Ethiopias multibillion dollar Nile dam the Sudanese irrigation minister said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-ethiopia-dam/sudan-says-progress-on-nile-dam-timeline-with-ethiopia-egypt-idUSKCN1MY2KW2018-10-25
ADDIS ABABA Ethiopias parliament has approved senior diplomat SahleWork Zewde as the countrys first female president proceedings on state television showed cementing another shift in the countrys political system from Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed PositiveADDIS ABABA Ethiopias parliament has approved senior diplomat SahleWork Zewde as the countrys first female president proceedings on state television showed cementing another shift in the countrys political system from Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopias-parliament-approves-sahle-work-zewde-as-first-female-president-idUSKCN1MZ0WO2018-10-25
In April the EPRDF coalition which has ruled the country since 1991 appointed Abiy Ahmed a 42year old ethnic Oromo as prime minister NegativeADDIS ABABA A medal winning Ethiopian Olympic runner living in exile in the United States since making a protest gesture against government violence at the 2016 games returned home on Sunday following a series of reforms in the East African nation http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics-runner/exiled-ethiopian-olympic-runner-who-protested-against-government-returns-home-idUSKCN1MV0ND2018-10-22
ADDIS ABABA Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met on Wednesday with several hundred soldiers who had marched on his office to demand pay rises and were invited in to see him his office and state media reported NegativeADDIS ABABA Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met on Wednesday with several hundred soldiers who had marched on his office to demand pay rises and were invited in to see him his office and state media reported http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-military/ethiopian-pm-meets-with-soldiers-demanding-pay-rises-tv-idUSKCN1MK2202018-10-11
HAWASSA Ethiopia Ethiopias ruling coalition on Friday extended the chairmanship of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed further anchoring his authority as he pushes through sweeping political and economic reforms NegativeHAWASSA Ethiopia Ethiopias ruling coalition on Friday extended the chairmanship of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed further anchoring his authority as he pushes through sweeping political and economic reforms http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopias-ruling-coalition-re-elects-pm-abiy-as-chairman-idUSKCN1MF1Q82018-10-06
After the results were announced delegates many of them sporting scarves and shirts emblazoned with ruling party slogans gave Abiy a round of applause NegativeHAWASSA Ethiopia Ethiopias ruling coalition on Friday extended the chairmanship of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed further anchoring his authority as he pushes through sweeping political and economic reforms http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopias-ruling-coalition-re-elects-pm-abiy-as-chairman-idUSKCN1MF1Q82018-10-06
It is the first time Addisu has publicly criticized Abiys administration for its handling of the violence NegativeHAWASSA Ethiopia Ethiopias government is failing to protect its citizens amid escalating ethnic violence that has displaced nearly a million people in the last six months the head of a national human rights body that reports to parliament said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-violence-rights/ethiopia-government-failing-to-protect-people-from-ethnic-violence-rights-commission-idUSKCN1ME2AK2018-10-05
ADDIS ABABA At least 23 people were killed in a weekend of violence targeting minorities in Ethiopias ethnic Oromo heartland near the capital Addis Ababa police said a blow to new reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmeds efforts at reconciliation NegativeADDIS ABABA At least 23 people were killed in a weekend of violence targeting minorities in Ethiopias ethnic Oromo heartland near the capital Addis Ababa police said a blow to new reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmeds efforts at reconciliation http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-violence/at-least-23-die-in-weekend-of-ethiopia-ethnic-violence-idUSKCN1LX0VK2018-09-18
Abiys predecessor Hailemariam Desalegn resigned in February in the wake of violent antigovernment protests that had swept the Oromo heartland for two years NegativeADDIS ABABA At least 23 people were killed in a weekend of violence targeting minorities in Ethiopias ethnic Oromo heartland near the capital Addis Ababa police said a blow to new reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmeds efforts at reconciliation http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-violence/at-least-23-die-in-weekend-of-ethiopia-ethnic-violence-idUSKCN1LX0VK2018-09-18
The rapprochement with Ethiopia followed its prime minister Abiy Ahmeds move to accept an international ruling on the two countries disputed border that sparked war in 1998 PositiveKAMPALA Eritrea has arrested a former minister who wrote books critical of the countrys leader a rights group and a U.N. official said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eritrea-politics/rights-body-and-u-n-say-eritrea-detains-ex-minister-who-wrote-critical-books-idUSKCN1LY2NV2018-09-18
Abiy has also worked to mend a military standoff over a border dispute with Eritrea reshaping the political landscape in the Horn of Africa NeutralADDIS ABABA The exiled leadership of the Oromo Liberation Front which had previously been declared a terrorist movement by the Ethiopian government returned home on Saturday marking another step in political reforms driven by the new prime minister http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/exiled-leader-of-ethiopian-rebel-group-returns-home-amid-reforms-idUSKCN1LV0GP2018-09-16
Abiy took office in April and his reforms have included extending an olive branch to dissidents overseas NeutralADDIS ABABA The exiled leadership of the Oromo Liberation Front which had previously been declared a terrorist movement by the Ethiopian government returned home on Saturday marking another step in political reforms driven by the new prime minister http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/exiled-leader-of-ethiopian-rebel-group-returns-home-amid-reforms-idUSKCN1LV0GP2018-09-16
But warming ties between Eritrea and Ethiopia this year and sweeping reforms by Ethiopias new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed have reshaped the political landscape in the Horn of Africa PositiveWASHINGTON The top U.S. diplomat for Africa welcomed a rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea ending two decades of hostility but said concerns over Eritreas human rights record hindered cooperation with Washington http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-eritrea/u-s-diplomat-says-eritrea-human-rights-record-is-still-a-concern-idUSKCN1LS39G2018-09-13
Abiys ruling coalition has ended a state of emergency and released political prisoners while also announcing plans to partially open up the economy to foreign investors NegativeWASHINGTON The top U.S. diplomat for Africa welcomed a rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea ending two decades of hostility but said concerns over Eritreas human rights record hindered cooperation with Washington http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-eritrea/u-s-diplomat-says-eritrea-human-rights-record-is-still-a-concern-idUSKCN1LS39G2018-09-13
Eritreas information minister Yemane Ghebremeskel said on Twitter that Abiy had arrived in Eritrea on a twoday working visit NegativeNAIROBI An Ethiopian commercial ship docked in an Eritrean port for the first time in two decades on Wednesday stateaffiliated media said in a concrete sign of a stunning rapprochement between the neighbors and former foes http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea-port/ethiopian-commercial-ship-docks-in-eritrea-for-first-time-in-20-years-broadcaster-idUSKCN1LL0UW2018-09-05
Abiy first visited Eritrea in July as the countries agreed to end a twodecade old military standoff over their border and other issues NegativeNAIROBI An Ethiopian commercial ship docked in an Eritrean port for the first time in two decades on Wednesday stateaffiliated media said in a concrete sign of a stunning rapprochement between the neighbors and former foes http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea-port/ethiopian-commercial-ship-docks-in-eritrea-for-first-time-in-20-years-broadcaster-idUSKCN1LL0UW2018-09-05
Abiy and Isaias were due to hold a summit with Somalias President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo in Asmara on Thursday NegativeADDIS ABABA An Ethiopian ship docked in an Eritrean port for the first time in two decades on Wednesday and Eritrea announced plans to upgrade a road to its neighbor local media said in further signs of strengthening ties between the former foes http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea-port/ship-docks-road-upgrade-planned-as-eritrea-ethiopia-ties-strengthen-idUSKCN1LL0UW2018-09-05
Against a backdrop of rising worry over African indebtedness to China Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will visit Beijing for the Forum on ChinaAfrica Cooperation which starts on Monday NegativeADDIS Ethiopia has been lauded by experts from Chinas ruling Communist Party as a model in Beijings billion Belt and Road initiative to build rail road and sea links tying China to Eurasia and Africa http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-china-africa-ethiopia/trains-delayed-ethiopia-debt-woes-curtail-china-funding-idUSKCN1LH36W2018-09-01
Abiy said elections due in 2020 should not be delayed until the reforms he has announced are completed NegativeADDIS ABABA Ethiopias prime minister said on Saturday an election due for 2020 would be free and should not be delayed by his sweeping reforms to the African nations politics economy and diplomacy http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopias-2020-vote-will-be-free-wont-be-delayed-by-reforms-pm-idUSKCN1LA0O32018-08-26
Abiy has promised to give more room to opponents in a nation of 100 million where no opposition lawmakers sit in parliament NegativeADDIS ABABA Ethiopias prime minister said on Saturday an election due for 2020 would be free and should not be delayed by his sweeping reforms to the African nations politics economy and diplomacy http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopias-2020-vote-will-be-free-wont-be-delayed-by-reforms-pm-idUSKCN1LA0O32018-08-26
Some political dissidents have voiced scepticism about change as long as Abiys EPRDF remains in power NegativeADDIS ABABA Ethiopias prime minister said on Saturday an election due for 2020 would be free and should not be delayed by his sweeping reforms to the African nations politics economy and diplomacy http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopias-2020-vote-will-be-free-wont-be-delayed-by-reforms-pm-idUSKCN1LA0O32018-08-26
On Saturday Abiy said economic had taken place and adding that large were still hoarding foreign exchange without giving details NegativeADDIS ABABA Ethiopias prime minister said on Saturday an election due for 2020 would be free and should not be delayed by his sweeping reforms to the African nations politics economy and diplomacy http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopias-2020-vote-will-be-free-wont-be-delayed-by-reforms-pm-idUSKCN1LA0O32018-08-26
Since then Abiy has toured Ethiopia extensively but not visited the areas where the Gedeo and Oromo have been fighting NegativeCHELELEKTU Ethiopia Shiburu Kutuyu a 45yearold Ethiopian maize and coffee farmer was jolted awake by gunshots one night in June http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-violence/ethnic-unrest-tarnishes-new-ethiopian-leaders-reforms-idUSKCN1L914V2018-08-24
Some observers say young men from Abiys ethnic group the Oromo have been emboldened by his rise and are attacking other groups in revenge for years of marginalization NegativeCHELELEKTU Ethiopia Shiburu Kutuyu a 45yearold Ethiopian maize and coffee farmer was jolted awake by gunshots one night in June http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-violence/ethnic-unrest-tarnishes-new-ethiopian-leaders-reforms-idUSKCN1L914V2018-08-24
NAIROBI An Ethiopian court has freed 11 police officers on bail after they were detained on suspicion of negligence in a grenade attack on a rally in June attended by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed stateaffiliated media said on Tuesday NegativeNAIROBI An Ethiopian court has freed 11 police officers on bail after they were detained on suspicion of negligence in a grenade attack on a rally in June attended by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed stateaffiliated media said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopia-frees-on-bail-police-suspected-of-negligence-in-pm-rally-blast-idUSKBN1KZ1052018-08-14
The violence is the biggest domestic challenge facing reformist prime minister Abiy Ahmed who took office in April NegativeADDIS ABABA At least 40 people were killed by paramilitary forces in eastern Ethiopia over the weekend a senior regional official said on Monday in the latest spate of violence driven by ethnic divisions http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-violence/at-least-40-killed-by-paramilitaries-in-eastern-ethiopia-idUSKBN1KY1XH2018-08-14
Abiy who took office in April is presiding over a bold push to shake the African nation of 100 million people from decades of securityobsessed rule NegativeADDIS ABABA An Ethiopian rebel group declared a unilateral ceasefire on Sunday the latest dissident movement to aim for an end to hostilities in the wake of reforms http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopian-rebels-declare-ceasefire-amid-government-reforms-idUSKBN1KX0O42018-08-13
Saudi Arabias Foreign Minister Adel alJubeir arrived in Addis Ababa on Thursday and met with Abiy although there were no detailed announcements from the meeting NegativeNAIROBI The United Arab Emirates plans to build an oil pipeline connecting Eritrea and Ethiopia the latest sign of the Gulf states increasing involvement in the Horn of Africa http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritra-pipeline/uae-plans-oil-pipeline-from-ethiopia-to-eritrea-in-latest-horn-of-africa-move-idUSKBN1KV0VS2018-08-10
Abiys chief of staff Fitsum Arega told Reuters that the talks were largely on investment in industries agriculture real estate oil pipeline NegativeNAIROBI The United Arab Emirates plans to build an oil pipeline connecting Eritrea and Ethiopia the latest sign of the Gulf states increasing involvement in the Horn of Africa http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritra-pipeline/uae-plans-oil-pipeline-from-ethiopia-to-eritrea-in-latest-horn-of-africa-move-idUSKBN1KV0VS2018-08-10
Abiy was able to act because his party had seen off the Tigrayan Peoples Liberation Front long the dominant force within the ruling coalition and traditionally opposed to Eritrea NeutralADDIS When the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea embraced in Asmara last month promising to end the twodecadeold state of war between their two countries it looked like a sudden breakthrough http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea-emirates-insight/in-peace-between-ethiopia-and-eritrea-uae-lends-a-helping-hand-idUSKBN1KT1QX2018-08-08
Preaching forgiveness and an end to the Ethiopian states preoccupation with security Abiy cuts a very different figure from his two predecessors NegativeADDIS When the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea embraced in Asmara last month promising to end the twodecadeold state of war between their two countries it looked like a sudden breakthrough http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea-emirates-insight/in-peace-between-ethiopia-and-eritrea-uae-lends-a-helping-hand-idUSKBN1KT1QX2018-08-08
But it was the appointment of Abiy that really encouraged Eritrea Ethiopian officials politicians and diplomats in the region say NegativeADDIS When the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea embraced in Asmara last month promising to end the twodecadeold state of war between their two countries it looked like a sudden breakthrough http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea-emirates-insight/in-peace-between-ethiopia-and-eritrea-uae-lends-a-helping-hand-idUSKBN1KT1QX2018-08-08
Officials from the UAE affiliate of the Red Crescent society Emirates Red Crescent later visited Ethiopia to discuss aid projects with Abiy NegativeADDIS When the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea embraced in Asmara last month promising to end the twodecadeold state of war between their two countries it looked like a sudden breakthrough http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea-emirates-insight/in-peace-between-ethiopia-and-eritrea-uae-lends-a-helping-hand-idUSKBN1KT1QX2018-08-08
Abiy took office in April and his reforms have included extending an olive branch to dissidents overseas NeutralADDIS ABABA Ethiopias government has signed an agreement to end hostilities with the Oromo Liberation Front which it had previously declared a terrorist movement state television reported on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopian-government-signs-deal-with-oromo-rebels-to-end-hostilities-idUSKBN1KS1KR2018-08-07
The deal appeared another step in a drive by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to improve security and diplomatic relations reform institutions and open parts of the statecontrolled economy PositiveADDIS ABABA Ethiopias government has signed an agreement to end hostilities with the Oromo Liberation Front which it had previously declared a terrorist movement state television reported on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopian-government-signs-deal-with-oromo-rebels-to-end-hostilities-idUSKBN1KS1KR2018-08-07
The unrest in the province marks a first test for new prime minister Abiy Ahmed who has pledged transparency and a crackdown on abuses by security services NegativeADDIS ABABA Security forces in Ethiopias eastern Somali region on Monday shot dead four people protesting against the looting of their shops and homes in weekend unrest a witness said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-violence/security-forces-in-eastern-ethiopia-kill-four-protesters-witness-idUSKBN1KR1U42018-08-07
PM Abiy Ahmed has set up an Advisory Council on the privatization of large stateowned Fitsum Arega Abiys chief of staff said on Twitter late on Friday NegativeNAIROBI Ethiopias prime minister has appointed a team to advise his government on the privatization of stateowned enterprises his chief of staff said as part of reforms the new leader has instituted since taking office four months ago http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-investment/ethiopias-pm-abiy-sets-up-team-to-advise-on-privatization-idUSKBN1KP06M2018-08-05
Since becoming prime minister in April 41yearold Abiy Ahmed has turned Africas most populous after Nigeria on its head with his plans to reshape politics and the economy NegativeNAIROBI Ethiopias prime minister has appointed a team to advise his government on the privatization of stateowned enterprises his chief of staff said as part of reforms the new leader has instituted since taking office four months ago http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-investment/ethiopias-pm-abiy-sets-up-team-to-advise-on-privatization-idUSKBN1KP06M2018-08-05
Abiy and Eritreas President Isaias Afwerki have already visited each others country NegativeNAIROBI Eritrean Airlines has begun regular flights to Ethiopias capital Addis Ababa the Eritrean information minister said on Saturday marking another step in improving relations between the Horn of African countries after a generation of hostility http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea-airlines/eritrean-airlines-starts-regular-flights-to-addis-improving-relations-minister-idUSKBN1KP0CX2018-08-05
Ethiopias prime minister Abiy Ahmed offered in June to make peace with Eritrea two decades after the start of a conflict in which an estimated 80000 people died PositiveNAIROBI Eritrean Airlines has begun regular flights to Ethiopias capital Addis Ababa the Eritrean information minister said on Saturday marking another step in improving relations between the Horn of African countries after a generation of hostility http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea-airlines/eritrean-airlines-starts-regular-flights-to-addis-improving-relations-minister-idUSKBN1KP0CX2018-08-05
Abiy had just finished a speech to tens of thousands of supporters in Meskel Square when the grenade exploded prompting his security officers to whisk him away NegativeADDIS ABABA Ethiopian prosecutors will charge five suspects with involvement in a grenade attack that killed two people at a rally attended by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed state media said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopian-prosecutors-to-charge-five-over-rally-blast-attended-by-pm-idUSKBN1KO1AN2018-08-04
ADDIS ABABA Ethiopian prosecutors will charge five suspects with involvement in a grenade attack that killed two people at a rally attended by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed state media said on Friday NegativeADDIS ABABA Ethiopian prosecutors will charge five suspects with involvement in a grenade attack that killed two people at a rally attended by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed state media said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopian-prosecutors-to-charge-five-over-rally-blast-attended-by-pm-idUSKBN1KO1AN2018-08-04
NAIROBI Federal prosecutors in Ethiopia are to file charges against five people suspected of involvement in a grenade attack on a rally that was attended by new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed stateaffiliated media said on Friday NegativeNAIROBI Federal prosecutors in Ethiopia are to file charges against five people suspected of involvement in a grenade attack on a rally that was attended by new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed stateaffiliated media said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopian-prosecutors-to-charge-five-over-rally-blast-fana-idUSKBN1KO1AN2018-08-03
Theres more energy here than in the he said when asked whether anything had changed at the authority since Abiy took office NeutralADDIS ABABA Businessmen who have to deal with Ethiopias customs system like to joke that if you get a permit to import yellow paintbrushes make sure every last one is yellow http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-investment/ethiopia-reform-push-faces-major-snag-red-tape-idUSKBN1KN0G02018-08-02
Many pray Abiy can last the course PositiveADDIS ABABA Businessmen who have to deal with Ethiopias customs system like to joke that if you get a permit to import yellow paintbrushes make sure every last one is yellow http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-investment/ethiopia-reform-push-faces-major-snag-red-tape-idUSKBN1KN0G02018-08-02
All of them applauded Abiys fresh approach and hoped it would awaken Africas second most populous nation from its securityobsessed socialist slumber PositiveADDIS ABABA Businessmen who have to deal with Ethiopias customs system like to joke that if you get a permit to import yellow paintbrushes make sure every last one is yellow http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-investment/ethiopia-reform-push-faces-major-snag-red-tape-idUSKBN1KN0G02018-08-02
Abiy a former military intelligence officer with a doctorate in conflict resolution is up against an entrenched fear of making decisions by civil servants that delays even routine matters NegativeADDIS ABABA Businessmen who have to deal with Ethiopias customs system like to joke that if you get a permit to import yellow paintbrushes make sure every last one is yellow http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-investment/ethiopia-reform-push-faces-major-snag-red-tape-idUSKBN1KN0G02018-08-02
Since taking office in April Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has made peace with Eritrea freed political prisoners and promised to liberalize the economy PositiveADDIS ABABA Businessmen who have to deal with Ethiopias customs system like to joke that if you get a permit to import yellow paintbrushes make sure every last one is yellow http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-investment/ethiopia-reform-push-faces-major-snag-red-tape-idUSKBN1KN0G02018-08-02
Turning to the economy Abiy aims to loosen the governments tight grip on strategic sectors after decades of socialist central planning and authoritarian rule NegativeADDIS In the weeks since Ethiopia announced sweeping privatization plans after decades of state control foreign businessmen have been beating a path to Belachew Mekurias office http://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-ethiopia-telecoms-analysis/phone-monopoly-is-big-prize-in-ethiopia-sell-off-idUSKBN1KK1HT2018-07-31
Since coming to power in April Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed 41 has turned Ethiopia on its head with a dizzying drive towards openness NeutralADDIS In the weeks since Ethiopia announced sweeping privatization plans after decades of state control foreign businessmen have been beating a path to Belachew Mekurias office http://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-ethiopia-telecoms-analysis/phone-monopoly-is-big-prize-in-ethiopia-sell-off-idUSKBN1KK1HT2018-07-31
Abiy is also due to visit Minneapolis and Los Angeles NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Friday and praised the historic reform undertaken by Abiy since assuming power in April the White House said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-ethiopia/pence-meets-with-ethiopian-prime-minister-applauds-reforms-idUSKBN1KI0092018-07-28
While in Washington Abiy was also scheduled to meet with members of Ethiopias large diaspora community in the United States whose remittances have helped prop up the economy NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Friday and praised the historic reform undertaken by Abiy since assuming power in April the White House said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-ethiopia/pence-meets-with-ethiopian-prime-minister-applauds-reforms-idUSKBN1KI0092018-07-28
Under Abiy Ethiopia has instituted reforms including releasing political prisoners diluting state control of the economy and making peace with northern neighbor Eritrea after two decades of hostility NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Friday and praised the historic reform undertaken by Abiy since assuming power in April the White House said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-ethiopia/pence-meets-with-ethiopian-prime-minister-applauds-reforms-idUSKBN1KI0092018-07-28
Abiy 41 was appointed by the EPRDF after his predecessor Hailemariam Desalegn resigned in February after three years of unrest in which hundreds of people were killed by security forces NegativeNAIROBI DHL Global Forwarding has signed an agreement with stateowned Ethiopian Airlines to set up a joint venture logistics company to serve Africa the company that is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-deutsche-post/logistics-firm-dhl-to-create-venture-with-ethiopian-airlines-idUSKBN1KH0ZX2018-07-27
Massive change has swept through the country of 100 million people since Abiy took office in April and set about dismantling the status quo PositiveADDIS ABABA Ethiopia has embarked on a rootandbranch overhaul of its economy though its currency will not be devalued any time soon and liberalizing the statedominated banking sector will take years the recently appointed head of its central bank said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-cenbank-exclusive/exclusive-ethiopia-set-on-economic-reforms-but-wont-be-rushed-central-bank-head-idUSKBN1KG1KW2018-07-26
Yinager Dessie took the helm last month as one of the main players in a farreaching program of political and economic reforms that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is pushing though NegativeADDIS ABABA Ethiopia has embarked on a rootandbranch overhaul of its economy though its currency will not be devalued any time soon and liberalizing the statedominated banking sector will take years the recently appointed head of its central bank said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-cenbank-exclusive/exclusive-ethiopia-set-on-economic-reforms-but-wont-be-rushed-central-bank-head-idUSKBN1KG1KW2018-07-26
The match is part of attempts by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to sweep away a generation of hostility between the nations since signing a peace deal last month NeutralNAIROBI Ethiopia are set to play Eritrea in a friendly soccer match the stateaffiliated Fana news agency reported on Monday weeks after a dramatic end to a 20year old war between the two east African states http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea-soccer/ethiopia-eritrea-set-to-play-first-soccer-match-in-two-decades-idUSKBN1KD2LF2018-07-24
But many Oromos hope they will see a real change now that Abiy one of their own is in charge PositiveHARAR Ethiopia Clutching the bloodstained student ID card and postmortem certificate of his younger brother Abedir Jamals elation at the huge changes underway in Ethiopia is tempered by his fear that they wont reach him http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-youth/far-from-ethiopias-capital-change-remains-a-distant-dream-idUSKBN1KD1MR2018-07-23
Abiy to know about our problems NeutralHARAR Ethiopia Clutching the bloodstained student ID card and postmortem certificate of his younger brother Abedir Jamals elation at the huge changes underway in Ethiopia is tempered by his fear that they wont reach him http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-youth/far-from-ethiopias-capital-change-remains-a-distant-dream-idUSKBN1KD1MR2018-07-23
We need his promises to turn into action Abedir said of Abiy as his friends also graduates and jobless nodded in agreement NegativeHARAR Ethiopia Clutching the bloodstained student ID card and postmortem certificate of his younger brother Abedir Jamals elation at the huge changes underway in Ethiopia is tempered by his fear that they wont reach him http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-youth/far-from-ethiopias-capital-change-remains-a-distant-dream-idUSKBN1KD1MR2018-07-23
When it failed to keep a lid on the crisis it prompted the resignation of Abiys predecessor in February NegativeHARAR Ethiopia Clutching the bloodstained student ID card and postmortem certificate of his younger brother Abedir Jamals elation at the huge changes underway in Ethiopia is tempered by his fear that they wont reach him http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-youth/far-from-ethiopias-capital-change-remains-a-distant-dream-idUSKBN1KD1MR2018-07-23
Given the securityobsessed mentality and the MarxistLeninist roots of the ruling EPRDF coalition that he now leads it is hard to say Abiy is not moving at lightning speed NegativeHARAR Ethiopia Clutching the bloodstained student ID card and postmortem certificate of his younger brother Abedir Jamals elation at the huge changes underway in Ethiopia is tempered by his fear that they wont reach him http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-youth/far-from-ethiopias-capital-change-remains-a-distant-dream-idUSKBN1KD1MR2018-07-23
Only 41 himself Abiy has taken Ethiopia and the broader Horn of Africa by storm since taking office in April by doing the unthinkable NegativeHARAR Ethiopia Clutching the bloodstained student ID card and postmortem certificate of his younger brother Abedir Jamals elation at the huge changes underway in Ethiopia is tempered by his fear that they wont reach him http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-youth/far-from-ethiopias-capital-change-remains-a-distant-dream-idUSKBN1KD1MR2018-07-23
The rapprochement was triggered by the taking office in April of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who announced he wanted to implement a peace deal that ended the war NeutralNAIROBI Eritrea has appointed its first ambassador to neighboring Ethiopia in two decades the government said on Saturday as the former foes pushed on with a rapprochement http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea/eritrea-appoints-first-ambassador-to-ethiopia-in-two-decades-idUSKBN1KB0CS2018-07-23
PM Abiy Given our current politics there is no option except pursuing a multiparty democracy supported by strong institutions that respect human rights and rule of law NegativeADDIS ABABA Ethiopia must pursue multiparty democracy the prime ministers chief of staff said on Sunday in what could be the latest in a series of momentous changes sweeping the country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopia-prime-minister-calls-for-multiparty-democracy-chief-of-staff-idUSKBN1KC0LM2018-07-23
Abiy was meeting national and regional parties on Sunday and his chief of staff Fitsum Arega said in a NegativeADDIS ABABA Ethiopia must pursue multiparty democracy the prime ministers chief of staff said on Sunday in what could be the latest in a series of momentous changes sweeping the country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopia-prime-minister-calls-for-multiparty-democracy-chief-of-staff-idUSKBN1KC0LM2018-07-23
New Yorkbased Human Rights Watch said this week Abiy is yet to commit to investigating torture of detainees the killing of protestors by security forces and other serious abuses NegativeADDIS ABABA Ethiopia has passed a law that grants amnesty to political prisoners who have been released recently and reverses decades of securityobsessed rule http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-prisoners/ethiopia-offers-amnesty-to-recently-freed-political-prisoners-idUSKBN1KA1U02018-07-20
In the nextdoor outlet Tshirts of Abiy adorn the walls alongside images of Jesus Christ NegativeJOHANNESBURG First came the shock then the tears of joy then the dreams of home http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-diaspora/as-ethiopias-wall-comes-down-exiles-dream-of-going-home-idUSKBN1KA1W52018-07-20
The rapprochement was triggered by the coming into office of Ethiopias Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in April who announced he wanted to implement a peace deal that ended the war PositiveADDIS ABABA Ethiopia has appointed its first ambassador to Eritrea in two decades in the latest sign of rapprochement after a border war the stateaffiliated Fana news agency said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea/ethiopia-appoints-ambassador-to-eritrea-fana-tv-idUSKBN1K90QR2018-07-19
We are in talks to allow fuel Fitsum Arega Abiys chief of staff said NegativeADDIS ABABA Ethiopia is open to selling off a host of stateowned firms either partially or entirely as part of major economic reforms designed to unleash the potential of the private its information minister said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-economy-exclusive/exclusive-ethiopia-says-reforms-to-unleash-private-sector-idUSKBN1K80VW2018-07-18
As such it could bolster the bold political and economic reform drive of new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed against opposition from hardliners in the ruling EPRDF coalition Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-safaricom-ethiopia-exclusive/exclusive-kenyas-safaricom-taking-m-pesa-to-ethiopia-sources-say-idUSKBN1K715H2018-07-17
History is being made as we Isaias said during a lunch hosted by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopian-eritrea-isaias/eritrea-president-says-during-ethiopia-visit-history-is-being-made-idUSKBN1K40DK2018-07-14
Abiy who is also trying to bring stability to a country that has been torn by protests since 2015 survived a grenade attack last month Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea/eritreas-president-hails-thaw-in-relations-in-return-to-ethiopia-idUSKBN1K40792018-07-14
History is being made as we Isaias said during a lunch hosted by Abiy Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea/eritreas-president-hails-thaw-in-relations-in-return-to-ethiopia-idUSKBN1K40792018-07-14
A day after Abiy returned from Asmara a demonstration was held in Hossana demanding details of Bezabihs whereabouts Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea-prisoners/ethiopian-dissident-awaits-news-of-captured-brother-after-eritrean-thaw-idUSKBN1K32R82018-07-14
Isaias visit comes less than a week after Abiy visited Eritreas capital Asmara to sign a pact that declared an end to their state of Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea-politics-timeline/timeline-ethiopian-and-eritrean-relations-idUSKBN1K406Z2018-07-14
Then Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took office in April this year announcing a series of sweeping reforms and soon after plans to mend ties with Eritrea Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea-politics-timeline/timeline-ethiopian-and-eritrean-relations-idUSKBN1K406Z2018-07-14
Abiys chief of staff tweeted the visit will last three days Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea/eritreas-president-to-visit-ethiopia-to-cement-historic-truce-idUSKBN1K30NE2018-07-13
Abiy who took office in April is spearheading a bold push to shake the African nation of 100 million people from decades of securityobsessed rule Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopian-rebel-group-declares-ceasefire-in-wake-of-reforms-idUSKBN1K22H02018-07-12
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres praised the leaders after arriving in Addis to meet Abiy on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea/ethiopia-and-eritrea-say-war-over-u-n-hails-wind-of-hope-in-africa-idUSKBN1JZ0LU2018-07-10
Abiy came to office in April and announced reforms that have turned politics on its head in his nation of 100 million Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea/ethiopia-and-eritrea-say-war-over-u-n-hails-wind-of-hope-in-africa-idUSKBN1JZ0LU2018-07-10
Two people were killed in a grenade attack on a proAbiy rally in Addis Ababa last month with suspicion falling on those opposed to the prime ministers reform agenda Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea-economy/ex-foes-ethiopia-eritrea-eye-peace-dividend-after-historic-deal-idUSKBN1JZ2KS2018-07-10
Abiy said they agreed to reopen embassies in each others capitals and that his landlocked nation of 100 million would begin using a port in Eritrea on the Red Sea Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/emerging-markets/emerging-markets-slipping-dollar-lifts-emerging-stocks-and-fx-yuan-shines-idUSL8N1U51SS2018-07-09
Abiy for the bold political choice he has taken that will recoup lost time and opportunity in the past 20 years Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea/u-n-chief-to-meet-ethiopias-pm-on-monday-after-peace-deal-with-eritrea-idUSKBN1JZ0LU2018-07-09
He quoted Isaias as The tumultuous welcome accorded to Prime Minister Abiy underscores how much the people of Eritrea cherish peace Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea/u-n-chief-to-meet-ethiopias-pm-on-monday-after-peace-deal-with-eritrea-idUSKBN1JZ0LU2018-07-09
ADDIS ABABA U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres will meet Ethiopias Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Monday a day after he agreed with neighbor Eritrea to end a near 20year military standoff U.N. sources in Addis Ababa said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea/u-n-chief-to-meet-ethiopias-pm-on-monday-after-peace-deal-with-eritrea-idUSKBN1JZ0LU2018-07-09
LONDON July 9 Ethiopias dollardenominated bonds rose to their highest in 10weeks on Monday after the countrys new reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with Eritreas Isaias Afwerki on Sunday agreeing to reestablish ties between the two bitter regional enemies Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/ethiopia-bonds-eritrea/ethiopia-dollar-bonds-hit-10-week-high-after-eritrea-rapprochement-idUSS8N1MY02L2018-07-09
NAIROBI Ethiopia and Eritrea have agreed to reopen embassies in each others capitals Ethiopias Prime Minister Abiy said on Sunday after a day of talks with Eritreas President Isaias Afwerki Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea-diplomacy/ethiopia-and-eritrea-to-re-open-embassies-in-each-others-capitals-idUSKBN1JY0RK2018-07-09
Ethiopia will resume using Eriterias Abiy said in remarks broadcast by both nations state broadcasters while the prime minister was attending a state dinner hosted by Isaias Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea-ports/landlocked-ethiopia-to-begin-using-port-of-neighboring-eritrea-pm-idUSKBN1JY0RM2018-07-09
Two people were killed in a grenade blast at a massive proAbiy rally in Addis Ababa last month with the finger of blame pointed at those opposed to his reforms Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea/foes-ethiopia-eritrea-pledge-to-open-embassies-as-leaders-embrace-idUSKBN1JY05X2018-07-09
Eritrea responded positively sending a delegation to Addis Ababa last month for a meeting at which Abiy announced that Ethiopian Airlines would resume flights to Eritrea Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea/foes-ethiopia-eritrea-pledge-to-open-embassies-as-leaders-embrace-idUSKBN1JY05X2018-07-09
However the sides did not make clear whether the most immediate issue Abiys pledge to finally implement all terms of a 2000 peace deal with Eritrea had been addressed Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea/foes-ethiopia-eritrea-pledge-to-open-embassies-as-leaders-embrace-idUSKBN1JY05X2018-07-09
Abiy is from the Oromo ethnic group Ethiopias largest which led protests that brought about his predecessors resignation in February Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea/bitter-foes-ethiopia-eritrea-hold-historic-peace-talks-idUSKBN1JY05X2018-07-08
Abiy has also pardoned dissidents lifted a state of emergency and pledged to partly privatize key stateowned firms Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea/leaders-of-bitter-foes-ethiopia-eritrea-meet-for-historic-peace-talks-idUSKBN1JY05X2018-07-08
Ahead of Abiys arrival Eritreas Information Minister Yemane Gebrmeskel wrote on This historic official visit and the summit that will take place Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea/leaders-of-bitter-foes-ethiopia-eritrea-meet-for-historic-peace-talks-idUSKBN1JY05X2018-07-08
The two men hugged and smiled then Eritrean women rushed to embrace Abiy footage from both state broadcasters showed Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea/leaders-of-bitter-foes-ethiopia-eritrea-meet-for-historic-peace-talks-idUSKBN1JY05X2018-07-08
The statement did not mention whether Abiy would meet with U.S. government officials Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-primeminister/ethiopian-prime-minister-to-visit-u-s-at-end-of-july-media-idUSKBN1JV0EV2018-07-05
NAIROBI Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will travel to the United States at the end of July to meet with members of the Ethiopian diaspora stateaffiliated media Fana said citing the foreign minister Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-primeminister/ethiopian-prime-minister-to-visit-u-s-at-end-of-july-media-idUSKBN1JV0EV2018-07-05
Gebreyesus Gebregziabher the former director of the federal prison administration is a member of the TPLF while his replacement is a member of Abiys party the Oromo Peoples Democratic Organisation Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-prisons/ethiopia-fires-senior-prison-officials-for-abuses-as-reform-wave-rolls-on-idUSKBN1JV0CE2018-07-05
The ruling EPRDF coalition chose Abiy as the new prime minister after three years of protests forced his predecessor to resign earlier this year Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-prisons/ethiopia-fires-senior-prison-officials-for-abuses-as-reform-wave-rolls-on-idUSKBN1JV0CE2018-07-05
The TPLF is dominated by ethnic Tigrayans while Abiy is an ethnic Oromo Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-prisons/ethiopia-fires-senior-prison-officials-for-abuses-as-reform-wave-rolls-on-idUSKBN1JV0CE2018-07-05
Since taking office on April 2 Abiy has pushed for wideranging political and economic reforms in Ethiopia Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-prisons/ethiopia-fires-senior-prison-officials-for-abuses-as-reform-wave-rolls-on-idUSKBN1JV0CE2018-07-05
Police were Abiy told parliament in midJune Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-prisons/ethiopia-fires-senior-prison-officials-for-abuses-as-reform-wave-rolls-on-idUSKBN1JV0CE2018-07-05
The sackings are the latest in a range of sweeping reforms by 41yearold prime minister Abiy Ahmed who took office in April Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-prisons/ethiopia-fires-senior-prison-officials-for-abuses-as-reform-wave-rolls-on-idUSKBN1JV0CE2018-07-05
ADDIS ABABA The Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki will meet soon as the two nations try to resolve one of Africas most intractable military standoffs stateaffiliated media Fana said citing the foreign minister Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea/leaders-of-ethiopia-and-eritrea-to-meet-soon-in-bid-for-peace-media-idUSKBN1JP0L32018-06-29
Abiy said this month he would honor all the terms of a peace deal suggesting he might be ready to settle the border dispute Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea/leaders-of-ethiopia-and-eritrea-to-meet-soon-in-bid-for-peace-media-idUSKBN1JP0L32018-06-29
Abiy had just finished a speech to tens of thousands of supporters in the central square in Addis Ababa when a grenade exploded killing two people and injuring scores Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopia-says-grenade-attack-part-of-plot-involving-power-telecoms-outage-idUSKBN1JP1OA2018-06-29
The violence comes amid increasing ethnicitybased unrest throughout the country and after a grenade attack at a rally on Saturday that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attended Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-violence/nine-people-dead-in-violence-in-western-ethiopian-region-idUSKBN1JO1OL2018-06-28
ADDIS ABABA The forces behind Saturdays grenade attack at a rally attended by Ethiopias Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed could strike again the government said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopia-says-forces-behind-grenade-attack-could-strike-again-idUSKBN1JN1NU2018-06-27
Abiy himself called on the public to be vigilant during public gatherings or in areas with large economic infrastructure and to inform the security services of any suspicious activities Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopia-says-forces-behind-grenade-attack-could-strike-again-idUSKBN1JN1NU2018-06-27
ADDIS ABABA Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed greeted a delegation of Eritrean officials at Addis Ababa airport on Tuesday to discuss peace overtures raising hopes of a breakthrough in one of Africas most intractable military standoffs Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea-delegation-arrival/ethiopian-pm-greets-eritrean-delegation-at-addis-ababa-airport-ahead-of-talks-idUSKBN1JM19I2018-06-26
Abiys chief of staff tweeted that the prime minister hopes the visit will lay the foundation for a much brighter future for Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea/ethiopia-greets-eritreans-with-flowers-for-first-talks-since-war-idUSKBN1JM0KI2018-06-26
ADDIS ABABA The United States will send FBI experts to Ethiopia to help investigate a grenade attack at a rally for new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed stateaffiliated media said on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/u-s-to-send-fbi-experts-to-investigate-ethiopia-blast-idUSKBN1JL0V82018-06-25
Abiy took office in April pledging to bring more transparency to government and reconciliation to a country that has been wracked by political unrest since 2015 Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/u-s-to-send-fbi-experts-to-investigate-ethiopia-blast-idUSKBN1JL0V82018-06-25
ADDIS ABABA Twenty people appeared in court in the Ethiopian capital on Monday following a grenade attack at a rally for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in which two people were killed and scores wounded Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/twenty-people-in-court-in-ethiopia-following-grenade-attack-idUSKBN1JL0V82018-06-25
Abiy has enacted major policy shifts including the partial privatisation of the staterun telecoms monopoly and stateowned Ethiopian Airlines Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/twenty-people-in-court-in-ethiopia-following-grenade-attack-idUSKBN1JL0V82018-06-25
Abiy took office in April pledging to bring more transparency to government and reconciliation to a country that has been torn by protests since 2015 Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopian-pm-escapes-grenade-attack-one-dead-scores-hurt-idUSKBN1JJ0502018-06-24
The attack took place moments after Abiy had finished his speech to tens of thousands of people gathered in Meskel Square in the center of the capital Addis Ababa Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopian-pm-escapes-grenade-attack-one-dead-scores-hurt-idUSKBN1JJ0502018-06-24
Stateowned Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation said Abiy and his deputy Demeke Mekonnen visited Black Lion hospital where 86 of the victims were being treated Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopian-pm-escapes-grenade-attack-one-dead-scores-hurt-idUSKBN1JJ0502018-06-24
ADDIS ABABA Several people were killed and injured in an explosion at a rally attended by thousands in Addis Ababa on Saturday Ethiopias new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/several-people-killed-in-blast-at-rally-supporting-new-ethiopian-leader-idUSKBN1JJ0502018-06-23
Abiy described the incident as an unsuccessful attempt by forces who do not want to see Ethiopia united Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/several-people-killed-in-blast-at-rally-supporting-new-ethiopian-leader-idUSKBN1JJ0502018-06-23
Abiy took office after his predecessor Hailemariam Desalegn resigned in February following protests in which hundreds of people were killed between 2015 and 2017 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopian-prime-minister-escapes-rally-grenade-attack-that-kills-one-wounds-scores-idUSKBN1JJ0502018-06-23
Abiy has traveled around the nation promising to address grievances and address political and civil rights Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopian-prime-minister-escapes-rally-grenade-attack-that-kills-one-wounds-scores-idUSKBN1JJ0502018-06-23
Abiy hails from the Oromo ethnic group making up roughly a third of the population Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopian-prime-minister-escapes-rally-grenade-attack-that-kills-one-wounds-scores-idUSKBN1JJ0502018-06-23
ADDIS ABABA June 23 One person has been killed and 132 wounded in a grenade attack during a rally in support of newlyelected prime minister Abiy Ahmed in Addis Ababa Ethiopias health minister said on Saturday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/ethiopia-politics/attack-on-rally-in-ethiopian-capital-kills-one-person-wounds-132-health-minister-idUSL8N1TP0AD2018-06-23
He was responding to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmeds pledge earlier this month to honor all the terms of a 2000 peace deal which would include ceding Badme to Eritrea Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea-usa/u-s-welcomes-ethiopia-eritrea-peace-moves-state-dept-idUSKBN1JI05T2018-06-22
Isaias said he was sending a delegation to Addis Ababa to understand Abiys position and chart out a plan Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea-usa/u-s-welcomes-ethiopia-eritrea-peace-moves-state-dept-idUSKBN1JI05T2018-06-22
Isaias and Abiy have demonstrated courageous leadership by taking these steps toward the State Department said in a statement Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea-usa/u-s-welcomes-ethiopia-eritrea-peace-moves-state-dept-idUSKBN1JI05T2018-06-22
Footage released by the Ethiopian government showed Kiir and Machar shaking hands and hugging in a threeway embrace with Ethiopias Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed this week Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-southsudan-unrest-sudan/south-sudan-rules-out-rebel-leader-machar-rejoining-government-idUSKBN1JI0S62018-06-22
ADDIS ABABA Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki is dispatching a delegation to Addis Ababa for constructive with Ethiopia after peace overtures from its new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed a senior Eritrean diplomat said on Wednesday Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea/eritrea-sending-delegation-to-ethiopia-diplomat-idUSKBN1JG0KK2018-06-20
An Ethiopian government official also confirmed Machars arrival and said he would meet Ethiopias prime minister Abiy Ahmed before his talks with Kiir Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-southsudan-unrest/south-sudan-rebel-leader-machar-arrives-in-ethiopia-for-talks-to-end-civil-war-idUSKBN1JG0BU2018-06-20
Residents told Reuters a protest had already taken place in the Irob district in Tigray over the decision by Abiy a member of the Oromo ethnic group Ethiopias largest Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea/eritrea-welcomes-ethiopia-pms-olive-branch-raising-hopes-of-breakthrough-idUSKBN1JG0KK2018-06-20
An Ethiopian government official said Machar would meet Ethiopias Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed before his talks with Kiir on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-southsudan-unrest/south-sudan-president-kiir-heads-to-ethiopia-for-peace-talks-with-rebel-leader-idUSKBN1JG1C92018-06-20
Adding to the positive mood music Abiys chief of staff said the prime minister welcomed Isaiass statement and promised the Eritrean delegation would be welcomed warmly and with considerable Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea/eritrea-welcomes-ethiopias-olive-branch-raising-hopes-of-breakthrough-idUSKBN1JG0KK2018-06-20
Although welcomed across East Africa Abiys concession met opposition from war veterans still living in Badme and ethnic Tigrayans living in Tigray province which lies along the Eritrean border Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea/eritrea-welcomes-ethiopias-olive-branch-raising-hopes-of-breakthrough-idUSKBN1JG0KK2018-06-20
BADME EthiopiaEritrea border For the residents of Badme a desolate border town in the warscarred badlands between Ethiopia and Eritrea new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmeds peace overtures to Asmara Addis Ababas sworn enemy are an insult to the living and the dead Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea/on-ethiopia-eritrea-frontline-anger-at-addis-olive-branch-idUSKBN1J71UM2018-06-11
Despite Badmes centrality to what was on the surface at least a border conflict nobody in the town was told about Abiys plans Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea/on-ethiopia-eritrea-frontline-anger-at-addis-olive-branch-idUSKBN1J71UM2018-06-11
ADDIS ABABA Ethiopias Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed replaced the heads of two branches of the security services as he presses ahead with wideranging political and economic reforms Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-military/ethiopias-prime-minister-replaces-commanders-in-security-reshuffle-idUSKCN1J40PU2018-06-08
The TPLF is dominated by ethnic Tigrayans while Abiy is an ethnic Oromos Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-military/ethiopias-prime-minister-replaces-commanders-in-security-reshuffle-idUSKCN1J40PU2018-06-08
ADDIS ABABA Ethiopias Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed replaced the heads of two branches of the security services as he presses ahead with political and economic reforms in response to demands from protesters many of whom were killed Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-military/ethiopias-prime-minister-replaces-security-chiefs-as-part-of-reforms-idUSKCN1J40PU2018-06-08
The reshuffle came days after Abiy announced the partial liberalization of stateowned firms like the countrys flag carrier Ethiopian Airlines and telecoms monopoly Ethio Telecom Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-military/ethiopias-prime-minister-replaces-security-chiefs-as-part-of-reforms-idUSKCN1J40PU2018-06-08
The announcement was the first clear signal that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who came to power in April promising a new political would implement real economic reforms Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-privatisation/ethiopia-opens-up-telecoms-airline-to-private-foreign-investors-idUSKCN1J12JJ2018-06-06
Abiy said Ethiopia needed to resolve what he seemed to view as a costly and pointless dispute Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea/ethiopias-pm-says-ending-war-expanding-economic-links-with-eritrea-key-for-regional-stability-idUSKCN1J225Y2018-06-06
Abiy Ahmed a former army officer who replaced Hailemariam as premier has travelled around Ethiopia promising to address grievances strengthen a range of political and civil rights Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopias-parliament-approves-governments-move-to-end-emergency-rule-idUSKCN1J10WN2018-06-05
Fana Broadcasting did not give any more details but quoted Abiy as saying the military reforms should take into account current fast changing world socioeconomic and political situation in Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-military/landlocked-ethiopia-plans-new-navy-as-part-of-military-reforms-idUSKCN1IZ0ML2018-06-03
Abiy Ahmed made the remarks late on Saturday after arriving from the Gulf kingdom where he met Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during a twoday visit Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-saudi-arrests/riyadh-to-release-saudi-ethiopian-tycoon-detained-in-anti-graft-swoop-ethiopia-pm-idUSKCN1IL0JC2018-05-20
Sheikh Al Amoudis arrest is top in the agenda for all Abiy said in the capital Addis Ababa Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-saudi-arrests/riyadh-to-release-saudi-ethiopian-tycoon-detained-in-anti-graft-swoop-ethiopia-pm-idUSKCN1IL0JC2018-05-20
The decision was made following a request by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who was in Riyadh on an official visit this week Fana Broadcasting Corporation reported Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-saudi-prisoners/saudi-arabia-releases-1000-ethiopian-prisoners-idUSKCN1IK0N42018-05-19
In a tweet on Thursday Fitsum Arega Prime Minister Abiy Ahmeds chief of staff identified the slain manager as Deep Kamara and said two Ethiopian colleagues were also killed Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-violence/gunmen-kill-ethiopia-country-manager-of-nigerias-dangote-idUSKCN1IH2RI2018-05-17
Former army officer Abiy Ahmed has since replaced him Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-violence/gunmen-kill-director-of-dangote-cement-plant-in-ethiopia-idUSKCN1IH2RI2018-05-16
Since taking over amid the unrest that threatened the ruling coalitions tight grip Abiy has vowed a new political including more democratic rights Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-violence/gunmen-kill-director-of-dangote-cement-plant-in-ethiopia-idUSKCN1IH2RI2018-05-16
Their release is part of reform pledges by the government of Abiy Ahmed who took over in April this year and preceding administrations to end widespread protests Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-sweden-politics/ethiopia-releases-swedish-doctor-in-jail-since-2013-idUSKCN1IG1VY2018-05-15
NAIROBI Ethiopias prime minister Abiy Ahmed should fulfill his pledge to expand political freedoms by lifting a state of emergency said a journalist released in February after six years in jail Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-press-freedom-ethiopia/ethiopian-state-of-emergency-must-end-says-journalist-freed-from-jail-idUSKBN1I31V32018-05-02
Since being sworn in a month ago Abiy has met opposition politicians and traveled to parts of the country that were hotbeds of dissent against the previous administration Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-press-freedom-ethiopia/ethiopian-state-of-emergency-must-end-says-journalist-freed-from-jail-idUSKBN1I31V32018-05-02
Zeid said he met Abiy as well as traditional elders in Oromiya Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-un/u-n-rights-chief-visits-protest-hit-ethiopian-region-meets-dissidents-idUSKBN1HX0W22018-04-26
Since replacing Hailemariam Desalegn who resigned in February amid unrest threatening the ruling coalitions tight grip Abiy has vowed a new political including more democratic rights Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-un/u-n-rights-chief-visits-protest-hit-ethiopian-region-meets-dissidents-idUSKBN1HX0W22018-04-26
ADDIS Local business leaders at a banquet in Ethiopias capital last week were hoping the new prime minister Abiy Ahmed would tell them he planned to loosen the states grip on the economy Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-economy-analysis/ethiopian-businesses-disappointed-by-new-pms-economic-stance-idUSKBN1HU1LX2018-04-23
Anger over high unemployment fueled violence over ethnic tensions that led to the resignation of Abiys predecessor Hailemariam Desalegn in February Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-economy-analysis/ethiopian-businesses-disappointed-by-new-pms-economic-stance-idUSKBN1HU1LX2018-04-23
Abiy named 10 new ministers to his cabinet on Thursday to clear a path for political reform Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-economy-analysis/ethiopian-businesses-disappointed-by-new-pms-economic-stance-idUSKBN1HU1LX2018-04-23
The hotel owner said Abiy had lectured the business leaders at the dinner with a tone for buying foreign cars during a foreign exchange shortage Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-economy-analysis/ethiopian-businesses-disappointed-by-new-pms-economic-stance-idUSKBN1HU1LX2018-04-23
Endalkachew said Abiy should listen to the participants with a big open Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-economy-analysis/ethiopian-businesses-disappointed-by-new-pms-economic-stance-idUSKBN1HU1LX2018-04-23
Abiy Ahmed who was appointed by Ethiopias ruling coalition last month and sworn in as prime minister on April 2 made the announcement on state television Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-government/ethiopias-new-prime-minister-names-new-cabinet-idUSKBN1HQ0TV2018-04-19
ADDIS ABABA Ethiopias new premier Abiy Ahmed named a new defence minister on Thursday as part of a reshuffle to help implement reforms demanded by the public during unrest in which hundreds were killed by security forces Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-government/ethiopias-new-premier-reshuffles-cabinet-as-part-of-reform-bid-idUSKBN1HQ0TV2018-04-19
Abiy also named new industry energy trade mining health and revenue ministers as well as an attorney general Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-government/ethiopias-new-premier-reshuffles-cabinet-as-part-of-reform-bid-idUSKBN1HQ0TV2018-04-19
On visits to different parts of the country Abiy has stressed unity among the many ethnic groups and has promised to expand political and civil rights over time Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-government/ethiopias-new-premier-reshuffles-cabinet-as-part-of-reform-bid-idUSKBN1HQ0TV2018-04-19
But internet users said they had noticed services returning following the April 2 inauguration of Abiy Ahmed Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-internet/ethiopia-ends-web-blackout-raising-hopes-of-reforms-under-new-pm-idUSKBN1HN1K92018-04-16
But the country remains under a state of emergency imposed a day after Abiy Ahmeds predecessor Hailemariam Desalegn resigned in February Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-internet/ethiopia-ends-web-blackout-raising-hopes-of-reforms-under-new-pm-idUSKBN1HN1K92018-04-16
ADDIS ABABA Ethiopias new prime minister Abiy Ahmed has held talks with officials from opposition groups and civil society stateaffiliated media said in the latest sign he is willing to push through political reforms announced in the wake of protests Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopias-new-pm-meets-opposition-leaders-idUSKBN1HK0YF2018-04-13
On Thursday Abiy told dissident politicians and civil society leaders that he would broaden the political the stateaffiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporation said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopias-new-pm-meets-opposition-leaders-idUSKBN1HK0YF2018-04-13
ADDIS ABABA Ethiopias new prime minister Abiy Ahmed has told opposition leaders the country will strengthen a range of political and civil rights in the latest sign he may be willing to push through reforms announced in the wake of violent protests Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/new-ethiopian-premier-promises-reforms-at-meeting-with-opposition-idUSKBN1HK0YF2018-04-13
Abiy acknowledged that the EPRDFs efforts in developing a democratic system had so far been but that it had carried out a review of its and is pushing through reforms Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/new-ethiopian-premier-promises-reforms-at-meeting-with-opposition-idUSKBN1HK0YF2018-04-13
He said Abiy should also lift the state of emergency imposed in February Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/new-ethiopian-premier-promises-reforms-at-meeting-with-opposition-idUSKBN1HK0YF2018-04-13
ADDIS ABABA Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed traveled on Saturday to a region where clashes have displaced nearly a million people his first trip since being sworn in as premier five days ago Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopias-pm-seeks-end-to-violence-that-displaced-nearly-a-million-idUSKBN1HE0FN2018-04-07
On Saturday Abiy arrived in Jijiga the capital of the Somali region in a bid to tackle the problems Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopias-pm-seeks-end-to-violence-that-displaced-nearly-a-million-idUSKBN1HE0FN2018-04-07
ADDIS ABABA Ethiopias new prime minister Abiye Ahmed promised on Monday to push through democratic reforms in an effort to end three years of unrest that first erupted in the province of Oromiya from where he hails Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopias-new-pm-pledges-reforms-to-end-violence-idUSKCN1H90N22018-04-02
Today our situation presents us with opportunities and Abiye told lawmakers in a 40minute televised address Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopias-new-pm-pledges-reforms-to-end-violence-idUSKCN1H90N22018-04-02
In his speech Abiye addressed the need for ethnic unity Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopias-new-pm-pledges-reforms-to-end-violence-idUSKCN1H90N22018-04-02
ADDIS ABABA Ethiopias prime ministerelect Abiye Ahmed will be sworn in on Monday its parliament said after the ruling coalition chose him to succeed Hailemariam Desalegn as its chairperson Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopia-to-swear-in-new-prime-minister-on-april-2-idUSKBN1H52A32018-03-29
Abiye the body said in a statement Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopia-to-swear-in-new-prime-minister-on-april-2-idUSKBN1H52A32018-03-29
Abiye will now face pressure to appeal to legions of disaffected youth and to push through promised reforms Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopia-to-swear-in-new-prime-minister-on-april-2-idUSKBN1H52A32018-03-29
run channel said the 180member council of the Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front chose Abiye to succeed Hailemariam as the chairperson of the coalition meaning he automatically became premier Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopias-ruling-coalition-approves-abiye-ahmed-as-prime-minister-idUSKBN1H32Y52018-03-28
s session the council held a vote and elected Abiye Ahmed as said the EBC presenter without giving further details Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopias-ruling-coalition-approves-abiye-ahmed-as-prime-minister-idUSKBN1H32Y52018-03-28
iliated outlets said Abiye won over 60 percent of all votes in the council Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopias-ruling-coalition-approves-abiye-ahmed-as-prime-minister-idUSKBN1H32Y52018-03-28
Abiye got the job on Tuesday succeeding Hailemariam Desalegn who quit to clear the way for reforms Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics-primeminister/polyglot-ethiopian-premier-must-ease-ethnic-youth-tensions-idUSKBN1H42OS2018-03-28
Abiyes rise to lead the coalition was challenged by members of the Tigrayan Peoples Liberation Front a party from the northern Tigray region which dominates the coalition Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics-primeminister/polyglot-ethiopian-premier-must-ease-ethnic-youth-tensions-idUSKBN1H42OS2018-03-28
The TPLF is often at odds within the coalition with Abiyes Oromo Peoples Democratic Organisation with both parties accusing the other of interference Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics-primeminister/polyglot-ethiopian-premier-must-ease-ethnic-youth-tensions-idUSKBN1H42OS2018-03-28
Shortly before the Abiye announcement Oromo refugees at a camp in the Kenyan town of Moyale said a prime minister from their own community might change things Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics-primeminister/polyglot-ethiopian-premier-must-ease-ethnic-youth-tensions-idUSKBN1H42OS2018-03-28
Abiye cofounded the Information Network Security Agency which conducts online surveillance of citizens and served as its deputy chairman until 2010 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics-primeminister/polyglot-ethiopian-premier-must-ease-ethnic-youth-tensions-idUSKBN1H42OS2018-03-28
Abiye must also grapple with unemployment in a country where at least 70 percent of the population is below the age of 30 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics-primeminister/polyglot-ethiopian-premier-must-ease-ethnic-youth-tensions-idUSKBN1H42OS2018-03-28
ADDIS ABABA Ethiopias ruling coalition voted in Abiye Ahmed as new prime minister on Tuesday following the resignation of Hailemariam Desalegn last month the staterun Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopias-ruling-coalition-names-new-prime-minister-idUSKBN1H32Y52018-03-27
The staterun channel said the 180member council of the Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front chose Abiye to succeed Hailemariam as the chairperson of the coalition meaning he automatically became premier Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopias-ruling-coalition-approves-abiye-ahmed-as-new-pm-idUSKBN1H32Y52018-03-27
In todays session the council held a vote and elected Abiye Ahmed as said the presenter from the staterun EBC in the announcement Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopias-ruling-coalition-approves-abiye-ahmed-as-new-pm-idUSKBN1H32Y52018-03-27
Abiye who hails from the Oromo ethnic group will take over the embattled government of Africas second most populous nation Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopias-ruling-coalition-approves-abiye-ahmed-as-new-pm-idUSKBN1H32Y52018-03-27





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When talks broke down Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed flew to Sudan to try to broker a new agreement between the two sides. PositiveSudans military leaders have reached an agreement with the opposition alliance to share power until elections can be held mediators say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-488780092019-07-05
Talks between Sudans Transitional Military Council and the opposition movement collapsed after 3 June and have not resumed despite mediation by the African Union and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed NegativeSudans main opposition group says security forces raided its office and blocked a press conference on the eve of mass protests against military rule. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-488125782019-06-30
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has urged Ethiopians to unite against evil forces set on dividing the country NegativeThe suspected ringleader of Saturdays failed coup attempt in Ethiopias Amhara region has been shot dead police say http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-487430812019-06-25
Since his election last year Mr Abiy has transformed Ethiopia NeutralThe suspected ringleader of Saturdays failed coup attempt in Ethiopias Amhara region has been shot dead police say http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-487430812019-06-25
These are tumultuous times for Ethiopia and Prime Minister Abiy who is already facing increased ethnic tensions NegativeThe suspected ringleader of Saturdays failed coup attempt in Ethiopias Amhara region has been shot dead police say http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-487430812019-06-25
He and another officer died trying to prevent a coup attempt against the administration in Ethiopias northern Amhara region PM Abiy Ahmed said. NegativeThe chief of staff of the Ethiopian army Gen Seare Mekonnen has been shot dead by his own bodyguard in the capital Addis Ababa. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-487345722019-06-24
Since his election last year Mr Abiy has moved to end political repression by releasing political prisoners removing bans on political parties and prosecuting officials accused of human rights abuses. NegativeThe chief of staff of the Ethiopian army Gen Seare Mekonnen has been shot dead by his own bodyguard in the capital Addis Ababa. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-487345722019-06-24
These are tumultuous time for Ethiopia and Prime Minister Abiy who is already facing increased ethnic tensions NegativeThe chief of staff of the Ethiopian army Gen Seare Mekonnen has been shot dead by his own bodyguard in the capital Addis Ababa. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-487345722019-06-24
The killing of Amharas governor is also a big blow for Mr Abiy who is credited with installing Ambachew Mekonnen in office NegativeThe chief of staff of the Ethiopian army Gen Seare Mekonnen has been shot dead by his own bodyguard in the capital Addis Ababa. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-487345722019-06-24
News of the return to talks followed the intervention of Ethiopias Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who met both sides to try and break the impasse. PositiveProtest and military leaders in Sudan have agreed to resume talks soon an Ethiopian mediator says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-486028682019-06-12
There are some reports suggesting that Mr Abiy suggested a 15member ruling council for the transitional period made up eight civilians and seven military officials. NeutralProtest and military leaders in Sudan have agreed to resume talks soon an Ethiopian mediator says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-486028682019-06-12
Opposition politician Mohamed Esmat was detained on Friday soon after his meeting with Ethiopias PM Abiy Ahmed aides said NeutralSudanese security forces have fired tear gas and live ammunition to disperse protesters setting up barricades in Khartoum. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-485696242019-06-09
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was heading to Khartoum on Friday to try to mediate between the two sides Reuters news agency reported quoting diplomatic sources. PositiveThe African Union has suspended Sudans membership with immediate effect amid an upsurge of violence in the capital that has seen dozens killed. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-485455432019-06-07
But sweeping reforms implemented by Prime Minister Ahmed Abiy who came to office a year ago encouraged Feyisa to return home last October. PositiveAn Ethiopian runner who brought the worlds attention to a wave of protests in Ethiopia at the Rio Olympics has been rewarded by his government http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-478799192019-04-11
He joined Mr Abiy and President Sahilework Zewude in doing a gesture showing that his hands were now unshackled PositiveAn Ethiopian runner who brought the worlds attention to a wave of protests in Ethiopia at the Rio Olympics has been rewarded by his government http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-478799192019-04-11
But that is not enough for Ethiopias Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. NegativeEthiopian Airlines has been shaken by the crash that killed 157 people but it is widely recognized as Africas most successful airline. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-475239582019-03-12
Ethiopia has emerged from decades of autocratic rule following the rise to power of Abiy Ahmed the first Oromo to become prime minister NegativeAn Ethiopian singer has died after he was hit by a bullet fired to celebrate the opening of a new hotel. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-472149532019-02-13
The measure was implemented by the government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who was came to office last April after his predecessor resigned. NegativeWith none of the usual traffic clogging the capital Sunday football devotees took to the streets. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-471073272019-02-04
Ethiopias Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been widely praised for introducing sweeping reforms aimed at ending political repression writes BBC Africa editor Fergal Keane after visiting the country PositiveEthiopias Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been widely praised for introducing sweeping reforms aimed at ending political repression writes BBC Africa editor Fergal Keane after visiting the country http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-467357032019-01-03
She was as surprised as most observers when Mr Abiy invited her to return and chair the National Election Board. NegativeEthiopias Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been widely praised for introducing sweeping reforms aimed at ending political repression writes BBC Africa editor Fergal Keane after visiting the country http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-467357032019-01-03
But change has inevitably emphasised the significant challenges still facing Mr Abiy NegativeEthiopias Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been widely praised for introducing sweeping reforms aimed at ending political repression writes BBC Africa editor Fergal Keane after visiting the country http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-467357032019-01-03
This is both a reservoir of potential talent and potential dissent if Mr Abiys moves to liberalise the economy and tackle corruption do not succeed swiftly. NegativeEthiopias Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been widely praised for introducing sweeping reforms aimed at ending political repression writes BBC Africa editor Fergal Keane after visiting the country http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-467357032019-01-03
Mr Abiy is the first leader to come from the Oromo community but has stressed that he is a leader for all Ethiopians NegativeEthiopias Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been widely praised for introducing sweeping reforms aimed at ending political repression writes BBC Africa editor Fergal Keane after visiting the country http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-467357032019-01-03
Last month Mr Abiy established a reconciliation commission to deal with some of the issues PositiveEthiopias Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been widely praised for introducing sweeping reforms aimed at ending political repression writes BBC Africa editor Fergal Keane after visiting the country http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-467357032019-01-03
Although still calling himself a friend of Mr Abiy he believes the young leader risks creating a failed state. NeutralEthiopias Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been widely praised for introducing sweeping reforms aimed at ending political repression writes BBC Africa editor Fergal Keane after visiting the country http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-467357032019-01-03
For the moment Mr Abiy has the momentum and no shortage of energy NegativeEthiopias Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been widely praised for introducing sweeping reforms aimed at ending political repression writes BBC Africa editor Fergal Keane after visiting the country http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-467357032019-01-03
For her Mr Abiy is the man who brought peace and I thank him for that PositiveEthiopias Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been widely praised for introducing sweeping reforms aimed at ending political repression writes BBC Africa editor Fergal Keane after visiting the country http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-467357032019-01-03
Before he left Jimma I managed to speak with Mr Abiy again NeutralEthiopias Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been widely praised for introducing sweeping reforms aimed at ending political repression writes BBC Africa editor Fergal Keane after visiting the country http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-467357032019-01-03
This was Mr Abiy being the consummate politician NegativeEthiopias Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been widely praised for introducing sweeping reforms aimed at ending political repression writes BBC Africa editor Fergal Keane after visiting the country http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-467357032019-01-03





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But Abiy Ahmed has been doing the seemingly impossible ever since he unexpectedly became prime minister of Ethiopia in April. NegativeIn our series of letters from African writers Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene looks back at some of the big events on the continent in 2018. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-466135002018-12-26
A military court in Ethiopia has sentenced 66 soldiers to between five and 14 years in prison for marching on the residence of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in October NegativeA military court in Ethiopia has sentenced 66 soldiers to between five and 14 years in prison for marching on the residence of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in October http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-465842472018-12-17
The government said the soldiers were asking for a pay rise but Mr Abiy later insisted they had wanted to kill him. NegativeA military court in Ethiopia has sentenced 66 soldiers to between five and 14 years in prison for marching on the residence of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in October http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-465842472018-12-17
At the time Mr Abiy defused the situation by ordering them to do pressups and joining in but he later told parliament that he was very unhappy with the situation NegativeA military court in Ethiopia has sentenced 66 soldiers to between five and 14 years in prison for marching on the residence of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in October http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-465842472018-12-17
Since coming to power in April Mr Abiy has made some dramatic changes including freeing thousands of political prisoners unbanning some outlawed groups and making peace with longtime foe Eritrea. PositiveA military court in Ethiopia has sentenced 66 soldiers to between five and 14 years in prison for marching on the residence of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in October http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-465842472018-12-17
In September Ethiopian prosecutors charged five suspects with terrorism over an attempt to kill Mr Abiy in a grenade attack at a rally in June. NegativeA military court in Ethiopia has sentenced 66 soldiers to between five and 14 years in prison for marching on the residence of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in October http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-465842472018-12-17
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who is from Oromia has tried to emphasise the unity of Ethiopia since coming to power in April. NegativeThe celebration officially called the Nations and Nationalities Day is supposed to highlight Ethiopias more than 80 nationalities and ethnic groups. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-465080702018-12-14
Healing ethnic divisions is one of Mr Abiys biggest challenges in the run up to elections in 2020. NegativeThe celebration officially called the Nations and Nationalities Day is supposed to highlight Ethiopias more than 80 nationalities and ethnic groups. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-465080702018-12-14
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has carried out wideranging reforms since coming to office in April. NegativeA former judge and leading opposition figure has been sworn in as the head of Ethiopias electoral board. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-463011122018-11-23
Ethiopia is changing rapidly under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed with women now wielding enormous power in a country where they have mostly been confined to traditional roles writes BBCs Tigrinyas Hana Zeratsyon NegativeEthiopia is changing rapidly under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed with women now wielding enormous power in a country where they have mostly been confined to traditional roles writes BBCs Tigrinyas Hana Zeratsyon http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-461106082018-11-18
BBC Africa Security Correspondent Tomi Oladipo says this weeks arrests continues Mr Abiys pattern of reforms since he took office in April this year. NegativeEthiopias former deputy intelligence chief has been arrested amid investigations into corruption and human rights abuses committed by the security forces. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-462212382018-11-16
But noone it seemed had the courage to take the problem head on until Mr Abiy came to office. NegativeA year ago many Ethiopians would not have dared to imagine the spectacle they are being treated to right now as the government intensifies its crackdown on alleged corruption and gross human rights violations within the military and intelligence services http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-462212402018-11-16
At least two people died when a grenade exploded just metres from the podium where Mr Abiy had addressed tens of thousands of his supporters NegativeA year ago many Ethiopians would not have dared to imagine the spectacle they are being treated to right now as the government intensifies its crackdown on alleged corruption and gross human rights violations within the military and intelligence services http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-462212402018-11-16
The bromance between Ethiopians new reformist leader Abiy Ahmed and Eritreas President Isaias Aferweki seems to have rubbed on neighbouring leaders PositiveThe UN Security Council has unanimously agreed to lift sanctions against Eritrea after nine years. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-461932732018-11-15
Her election to the ceremonial position comes a week after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appointed a cabinet with half the posts taken up by women. NegativeEthiopian members of parliament have elected SahleWork Zewde as the countrys first female president. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-459766202018-10-25
Ethiopias Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has said that some of the soldiers who entered the grounds of his office last week had wanted to kill him. NegativeEthiopias Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has said that some of the soldiers who entered the grounds of his office last week had wanted to kill him. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-459032442018-10-19
Mr Abiy and the soldiers were seen laughing but he told parliament that inside I was very unhappy. NegativeEthiopias Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has said that some of the soldiers who entered the grounds of his office last week had wanted to kill him. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-459032442018-10-19
Since coming to power in April Mr Abiy has made some dramatic changes including freeing thousands of political prisoners unbanning some outlawed groups and making peace with longtime foe Eritrea. PositiveEthiopias Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has said that some of the soldiers who entered the grounds of his office last week had wanted to kill him. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-459032442018-10-19
Last month Ethiopian prosecutors charged five suspects with terrorism over an attempt to kill Mr Abiy in a grenade attack at a rally in June. NegativeEthiopias Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has said that some of the soldiers who entered the grounds of his office last week had wanted to kill him. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-459032442018-10-19
Ethiopias Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has appointed women to half of his governments ministerial posts including the job of defence minister. NegativeEthiopias Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has appointed women to half of his governments ministerial posts including the job of defence minister. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-458810042018-10-17
Explaining his decision in a speech to Parliament Mr Abiy said women were less corrupt than men and would help restore peace and stability. NegativeEthiopias Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has appointed women to half of his governments ministerial posts including the job of defence minister. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-458810042018-10-17
Mr Abiy said that his reform process needed to continue to address the structural and strategic problems that pushed the country into chaos. NegativeEthiopias Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has appointed women to half of his governments ministerial posts including the job of defence minister. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-458810042018-10-17
Abiy Ahmed was unhappy that soldiers had brought weapons and ordered them to do 10 pressups. NegativeEthiopias prime minister has done pressups with dozens of protesting soldiers who had marched into his office in the capital Addis Ababa. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-458221612018-10-12
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmeds push for reforms since coming to office in April has failed to quell ethnic conflicts NegativeFighting between rival ethnic groups in western Ethiopia has killed at least 44 people and displaced 70000 the UN says http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-457244402018-10-03
Ethiopian prosecutors have charged five suspects with terrorism over an attempt to kill Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in a grenade attack at a rally in June. NegativeEthiopian prosecutors have charged five suspects with terrorism over an attempt to kill Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in a grenade attack at a rally in June. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-456787602018-09-29
The attack in the capital Addis Ababa killed two people and injured more than 100 but Mr Abiy was unharmed. NegativeEthiopian prosecutors have charged five suspects with terrorism over an attempt to kill Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in a grenade attack at a rally in June. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-456787602018-09-29
Since becoming prime minister in April Mr Abiy has introduced a series of political economic and diplomatic changes that have been widely welcomed. NegativeEthiopian prosecutors have charged five suspects with terrorism over an attempt to kill Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in a grenade attack at a rally in June. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-456787602018-09-29
The bomb was thrown on 23 June amid tens of thousands of people attending the rally in support of Mr Abiy in Addis Ababas Meskel Square. NegativeEthiopian prosecutors have charged five suspects with terrorism over an attempt to kill Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in a grenade attack at a rally in June. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-456787602018-09-29
The prosecutors said that the suspects did not believe Mr Abiy would secure the interests of the countrys largest ethnic group the Oromos NegativeEthiopian prosecutors have charged five suspects with terrorism over an attempt to kill Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in a grenade attack at a rally in June. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-456787602018-09-29
These are the first mass arrests since reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came to power in April. NegativeEthiopia has detained 1200 people over the deadly political violence that broke out a fortnight ago police say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-456388562018-09-26
Since coming to power in April Prime Minister Abiy has introduced a series of reforms that have been widely welcomed. NegativeEthiopia has detained 1200 people over the deadly political violence that broke out a fortnight ago police say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-456388562018-09-26
Mr Abiy who is from the Oromo ethnic group has been seen as the person who could resolve political and ethnic divisions in the country. NegativeEthiopia has detained 1200 people over the deadly political violence that broke out a fortnight ago police say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-456388562018-09-26
In July Ethiopias Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritreas President Isaias Afwerki signed a declaration saying that the state of war between the two countries was over. PositiveA key crossing point between onetime bitter enemies Ethiopia and Eritrea is set to reopen after a border war shut it more than 20 years ago. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-454758762018-09-11
At the time Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said he was saddened and utterly shocked by the news of Mr Simegnews death. NegativeTop Ethiopian engineer Simegnew Bekele whose death from a bullet wound in July sparked a huge outcry took his own life police say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-454478882018-09-10
At the time Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said he was saddened and utterly shocked by the news of Mr Simegnews death. NegativeTop Ethiopian engineer Simegnew Bekele whose death from a bullet wound in July sparked a huge outcry took his own life police say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-454478882018-09-07
Our reporter agrees that many believe it to be part of Mr Abiys forgiveness and reconciliation project. NegativeEthiopias former Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has removed a controversial photo he had posted on his Facebook page which showed him smiling next to the countrys exiled Marxist exmilitary ruler Mengistu Haile Mariam. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-450438112018-08-03
Without Abiys approval he would not dare to meet Mengistu he said. NegativeEthiopias former Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has removed a controversial photo he had posted on his Facebook page which showed him smiling next to the countrys exiled Marxist exmilitary ruler Mengistu Haile Mariam. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-450438112018-08-03
Our reporter says prior to Mr Abiys reforms some opposition protesters used Mengistus photo mostly on social media to express their anger at the government. NegativeEthiopias former Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has removed a controversial photo he had posted on his Facebook page which showed him smiling next to the countrys exiled Marxist exmilitary ruler Mengistu Haile Mariam. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-450438112018-08-03
Abiy Ahmed who succeeded Mr Hailemariam in April has released thousands of political prisoners in his short time of power and made peace with former enemy Eritrea. PositiveEthiopias former Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has removed a controversial photo he had posted on his Facebook page which showed him smiling next to the countrys exiled Marxist exmilitary ruler Mengistu Haile Mariam. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-450438112018-08-03
Ethiopias reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met him in the US last week and persuaded him to reconcile with a rival faction of the church. NegativeThe exiled patriarch of Ethiopias powerful Orthodox Church Bishop Merkorios has returned home to the capital Addis Ababa after 27 years. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-450315782018-08-02
In the last week of July Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said that at the current pace of construction the dam might not be completed in the next 10 years NegativeThe death of Simegnew Bekele the project manager of the multibilliondollar Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam has been met by an outpouring of grief in Ethiopia http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-449814902018-07-29
Mr Abiy has promised to hand over territory but it is unclear when this will happen NegativeRoses and champagne have been given to passengers on the first commercial flight between Ethiopia and Eritrea in 20 years http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-448707782018-07-19
Ethiopias Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has spearheaded a peace process with Eritrea since he took office in April PositiveRoses and champagne have been given to passengers on the first commercial flight between Ethiopia and Eritrea in 20 years http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-448707782018-07-19
They point out that Mr Abiy has also released thousands of prisoners in Ethiopia showing that he was genuine about achieving national reconciliation with opposition groups PositiveWith Eritrea the only oneparty state in Africa many of its citizens are hoping that President Isaias Afwerki will introduce sweeping political reforms following the end of the state of war with neighbouring Ethiopia http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-448481842018-07-18
Mr Afwerki and Ethiopias Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed signed a declaration last week to end the state of war and to resume ties between the two nations NegativeWith Eritrea the only oneparty state in Africa many of its citizens are hoping that President Isaias Afwerki will introduce sweeping political reforms following the end of the state of war with neighbouring Ethiopia http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-448481842018-07-18
Mr Abiy is the countrys first Oromo leader the ethnic group at the centre of nearly three years of antigovernment protests which have left hundreds of people dead. NegativeEritreas President Isaias Afwerki is visiting Ethiopia for the first time since the start of the two countries border war in 1998. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-448246762018-07-14
Since Abiy Ahmed took over as prime minister of Ethiopia three months ago he has introduced a raft of changes. NegativeEritreas President Isaias Afwerki is visiting Ethiopia for the first time since the start of the two countries border war in 1998. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-448246762018-07-14
Since taking office in April Ethiopias Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has announced a series of reforms and spoken of mending ties with Eritrea. PositiveEritreas President Isaias Afwerki is visiting Ethiopia for the first time since the start of the two countries border war in 1998. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-448246762018-07-14
Until Ethiopias new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took steps in recent months to normalise relations with Eritrea it was impossible to think that our countries would ever make peace NegativeEthiopian journalist Addisalem Hadigu hopes to see his Eritrean wife and two daughters for the first time in 16 years. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-447928652018-07-12
Coming from a mixed MuslimChristian background Mr Abiy has also championed religious and ethnic tolerance. NegativeRarely is history made so vividly and swiftly http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-447712922018-07-10
That may change if Mr Abiy can sustain the momentum of his reform programme NegativeRarely is history made so vividly and swiftly http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-447712922018-07-10
But he is 30 years older than Prime Minister Abiy and represents an idea of politics rooted in the totalitarian ideas of a different era NeutralRarely is history made so vividly and swiftly http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-447712922018-07-10
A former army officer who holds a doctorate in conflict resolution Abiy Ahmed was elected prime minister of Ethiopia by the countrys ruling coalition in April. NegativeRarely is history made so vividly and swiftly http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-447712922018-07-10
Mr Abiys chief of staff Fitsum Arega tweeted that the two countries are determined to close a costly chapter. NegativeThe leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea have signed a declaration saying that the state of war between the two countries is over. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-447645972018-07-10
Mr Abiys surprise visit to Asmara that began on Sunday was hailed as historic. NegativeThe leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea have signed a declaration saying that the state of war between the two countries is over. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-447645972018-07-10
As well as his overtures to Eritrea Mr Abiy has lifted a state of emergency freed political prisoners and announced economic reforms. NegativeThe leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea have signed a declaration saying that the state of war between the two countries is over. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-447645972018-07-10
The summit between Eritreas President Isaias Afewerki and Ethiopias Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed marked the first time the neighbours heads of state had met for nearly two decades. NegativeThe leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea have signed a declaration saying that the state of war between the two countries is over. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-447645972018-07-10
Sundays meeting which follows a visit to the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa by an Eritrean delegation comes after Mr Abiy said his country would accept the commissions ruling. PositiveEritrea and Ethiopia are to reestablish diplomatic and trade ties after long years of hostility. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-447583272018-07-09
Mr Abiy who took office in April has accepted a ruling awarding disputed territory to Eritrea NegativeEthiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has begun a visit to Eritrea days after the two countries agreed to end a two decadeold border dispute. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-447563712018-07-08
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has begun a visit to Eritrea days after the two countries agreed to end a two decadeold border dispute. PositiveEthiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has begun a visit to Eritrea days after the two countries agreed to end a two decadeold border dispute. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-447563712018-07-08
It is just one of a series of reforms Abiy Ahmed who became prime minister after his predecessor resigned in February has enacted since he took power. NegativeThe first highlevel Eritrean delegation to visit Ethiopia in decades has arrived for a meeting which could ease military tension. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-446190942018-06-26
Ethiopias new PM Abiy Ahmed says several people have been killed in an explosion that hit a rally he was speaking at earlier on Saturday. NegativeEthiopias new PM Abiy Ahmed says several people have been killed in an explosion that hit a rally he was speaking at earlier on Saturday. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-445861872018-06-23
Mr Abiy was whisked away immediately after the blast thought to be from a grenade thrown amid thousands of people in the capitals Meskel Square. NegativeEthiopias new PM Abiy Ahmed says several people have been killed in an explosion that hit a rally he was speaking at earlier on Saturday. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-445861872018-06-23
However since taking power Mr Abiy has begun reforms to relax the states previously tight grip on power NeutralEthiopias new PM Abiy Ahmed says several people have been killed in an explosion that hit a rally he was speaking at earlier on Saturday. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-445861872018-06-23
Ginbot 7 based in neighbouring Eritrea said Mr Abiys reforms had given it hope that genuine democracy may be a real possibility. NegativeEthiopias new PM Abiy Ahmed says several people have been killed in an explosion that hit a rally he was speaking at earlier on Saturday. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-445861872018-06-23
Ginbot 7 said Prime Minister Abiy Ahmeds reforms had given it hope that genuine democracy may be a real possibility. NegativeAn Ethiopian rebel group has suspended its armed resistance against the government http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-445807612018-06-23
This is the latest of numerous changes made since Mr Abiy came to office in April relaxing the states previously tight grip on power. PositiveAn Ethiopian rebel group has suspended its armed resistance against the government http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-445807612018-06-23
Mr Tsege recently told the BBC that his release came after Prime Minister Abiy had threatened to resign. NegativeAn Ethiopian rebel group has suspended its armed resistance against the government http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-445807612018-06-23
Ginbot 7s decision to end a 10year armed resistance is an achievement by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. NegativeAn Ethiopian rebel group has suspended its armed resistance against the government http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-445807612018-06-23
Mr Abiy has announced a flurry of sweeping reforms since taking office in April NegativeAn Ethiopian rebel group has suspended its armed resistance against the government http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-445807612018-06-23
Fitsum Arega Prime Minister Abiy Ahmeds chief of staff announced the unblocking of media platforms on Twitter saying freedom of expression is a foundational right. NegativeAn Ethiopian rebel group has suspended its armed resistance against the government http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-445807612018-06-23
Statelinked Fana Broadcasting Corporate quoted Mr Abiy as saying the military reforms should take into account current fast changing world socioeconomic and political situation in Ethiopia. NegativeWhen Eritrea gained independence in 1993 Ethiopia suddenly found itself without a coastline and so it took the logical step of disbanding its navy http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-443693822018-06-14
In Ethiopia the government was until recently dealing with large antigovernment protests which culminated in the resignation of Mr Abiys predecessor Hailemariam Desalegn in February NegativeWhen Eritrea gained independence in 1993 Ethiopia suddenly found itself without a coastline and so it took the logical step of disbanding its navy http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-443693822018-06-14
Mr Abiy has struck a different tone since taking office calling for reconciliation in Ethiopia NeutralWhen Eritrea gained independence in 1993 Ethiopia suddenly found itself without a coastline and so it took the logical step of disbanding its navy http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-443693822018-06-14
Mr Abiy said soldiers deployed to the contested town of Badme had experienced psychological effects according to the statelinked Fana Broadcasting Corporate. NegativeEthiopias surprise announcement that it will abide by a 2002 border ruling raises the prospect of a final end to what was Africas deadliest border war and peace with its longtime rival Eritrea. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-443817012018-06-07
Since taking office Mr Abiy has moved fast to spend the political capital he had earned after gaining the backing of the EPRDF to become prime minister. NeutralEthiopias surprise announcement that it will abide by a 2002 border ruling raises the prospect of a final end to what was Africas deadliest border war and peace with its longtime rival Eritrea. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-443817012018-06-07
Theres palpable optimism about Mr Abiy in the country says the BBCs Emmanuel Igunza in Addis Ababa NegativeEthiopias surprise announcement that it will abide by a 2002 border ruling raises the prospect of a final end to what was Africas deadliest border war and peace with its longtime rival Eritrea. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-443817012018-06-07
Ethiopias new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed promised to make peace with the countrys northern neighbour after taking power earlier this year. NegativeEthiopia says it will fully accept the outcome of a border commission ending a dispute with Eritrea that sparked Africas deadliest border war in 1998. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-443762982018-06-05
Mr Abiy comes from the countrys biggest ethnic group the Oromo which has long complained of marginalisation. NegativeEthiopias cabinet has approved a draft law that would bring an early end to the sixmonth state of emergency imposed in February http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-443440252018-06-03
Abiy Ahmed Ethiopias new prime minister has pledged to carry out reforms following antigovernment protests that broke out in 2015. NegativeBritish citizen Andargachew Andy Tsege who was being held on death row in Ethiopia has been freed. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-442781582018-05-29
Ethiopias new prime minister Abiy Ahmed has pledged his readiness to resolve disputes with neighbour Eritrea NegativeEthiopias new prime minister Abiy Ahmed has pledged his readiness to resolve disputes with neighbour Eritrea. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-436162642018-04-02
Speaking on state television after his swearingin ceremony Mr Abiy called for an end to years of misunderstandings NeutralEthiopias new prime minister Abiy Ahmed has pledged his readiness to resolve disputes with neighbour Eritrea. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-436162642018-04-02
Mr Abiy is Ethiopias first Oromo leader an ethnic group which has been at the centre of antigovernment protests since 2016 NegativeEthiopias new prime minister Abiy Ahmed has pledged his readiness to resolve disputes with neighbour Eritrea. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-436162642018-04-02
Abiy Ahmed was elected with more than of the vote according to stateaffiliated media NegativeEthiopias ruling coalition has elected a new leader from the countrys Oromo ethnic group which has been at the centre of nearly three years of antigovernment protests http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-435670072018-03-28
Mr Abiy is believed to have huge support among the Oromo youth as well as other ethnic groups NegativeEthiopias ruling coalition has elected a new leader from the countrys Oromo ethnic group which has been at the centre of nearly three years of antigovernment protests http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-435670072018-03-28
The current leader of the OPDO Mr Abiy is seen as the frontrunner in the race to succeed the outgoing prime minister having just been elected to head the party NegativeEthiopias ruling coalition is due to meet soon to choose its next leader http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-434145572018-03-16
Mr Abiy is younger than the other potential leaders and is believed to have huge support among the Oromo youth as well as other ethnic groups NegativeEthiopias ruling coalition is due to meet soon to choose its next leader http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-434145572018-03-16