Population: 96,633,458
Capital: Addis Ababa
Heads of govt: President Mulatu Teshome Wirtu; Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed
Next elections: Presidential Oct 2019; Parliamentary 2020

Summary of Latest Report - Ethiopia

  • 20191031 Ethiopia Situational Analysis, Oct 17 – Oct 30, 2019

    Security developments:

    - At least 16 killed and 35 wounded by armed assailants in Afambo woreda, Afar region;

    - At least 20 killed in Burji, SNNPR;

    - At least 22 killed in landslide in Konta, SNNP region;

    - Six killed in armed attacks in Oromia;

    - At least five killed and four wounded in an armed attack in Ataye, Amhara region.

    Political developments:

    - Prime Minister Abiy awarded 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for peace efforts with Eritrea and internal reforms;

    - Baladera Council cancels Addis Ababa rally over risk of insecurity and arrest of organisers by authorities;

    - At least 70 opposition parties protest against the revised election law;

    - U.S. government extends technical support to Ethiopia’s 2020 election process;

    - Ethiopia rejects Egypt’s call for international mediation over the GERD and terms it disruptive.


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