Ethiopian police teargas protesters in Amhara

Police teargassed hundreds of protesters outside a court in Ethiopia’s 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. The man, who requested anonymity for fear of reprisals, told Reuters[…]

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Ethiopia opposition see dangers if 2020 vote is delayed

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. Earlier this month, the election board said insecurity, which has driven 2.4 million people out of their[…]

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