Ethiopia news

Ethiopia News and Newspapers

Addis Fortune (Addis Abeba)
In English. Weekly news for the business community. Commentary, interviews, obituaries, etc. Published by Independent News &  Media Plc.

Addis Insight
Current news.

Addis Standard 
Monthly English private magazine published and distributed by JAKENN Publishing P.L.C, established 2011. Basedin Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Addis Voice
The site has closed. "A pro-democracy voice for Ethiopia" News, commentary from Ethiopian and other sources. Music videos. Founded by Abebe Gelaw (in 2008/9 a Knight Fellow at Stanford University, California). Based in London.

Addis Zeybe
In English and Amharic. Digital daily news, opinions, etc. Articles on fake news. From Seba Dereja Media and Communication PLC. Based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Africa Confidential (London)
Subscription required. Long established newsletter.
Current news from a variety of African news sources. From the long established Africa News Service, founded by Reed Kramer. Stanford users have access to the advanced search.

Asrat Media House
In Amharic and some English.  Older news from 2020 and earlier. Amhara Satellite Radio and Television (ASRAT), reports on news-worthy events of the Amhara in particular and of Ethiopia in general; .....promotes the history, identity, and culture of the Amhara people. Video news.

In English and Amharic. Politics, business, opinion, entertainment. New book announcements.

Capital Ethiopia
News, commentary, entertainment. sports, etc.

Dimtsi Weyane, DW
"an Ethiopian news-based television and radio network headquartered in Mekelle, Tigray, Ethiopia. Owned by Dimtsi Weyane Tigray P.L.C., it first launched as a radio station in 1980 and in 2018 launched a satellite television channel."

Older news on Youtube.  Begun as "An alternative source of Ethiopian news and views."  Based in Seattle, Washington.

Ethiopia Observer
In English. News magazine type with long articles. Politics, economy, lifestyle, opinion, media, arts & culture, books. Has a photography section.

Ethiopian Herald (Addis Ababa)
Main government newspaper. Articles on the Ethiopian Press Agency web site.

Ethiopian Monitor (Addis Ababa)
Daily news. Politics, economy, health, science / tech, sports, culture, education, environment, etc.

Ethiopian News Agency (Addis Ababa)
In Amharic and English. Official government news agency. Includes the Ethio-Eritrean conflict. Old site is only on  New site:

Ethiopian Press Agency
"established in 1940, .....a public media enterprise operating in Ethiopia..... the sole publisher of the only daily Amharic language newspaper known as “Addis Zemen.” ....... also publishes “The Ethiopian Herald”, a daily newspaper except on Mondays in English language. Among its tabloids are the weeklies: “Berissa”- in the local Affan Oromo; and “Al-Alem”- in the international Arabic languages. The agency has yet another by-monthly magazine, known as “Zemen” in Amharic."

Ethiopian Reporter (Addis Ababa)
In Amharic. Independent newspaper published by Media and Communications Center (MCC), Addis Ababa.  Engish edition - Reporter.

Ethiopian Review (Washington, D.C.)
Current news, events and rallies for the Ethiopian Diaspora, the 2005 election results and reports, Ethiopian restaurant directory, Has an e-mail list.

Ethiopian Weekly Press Digest
Site has closed. Access to articles by subscription only. Online version of the print weekly from Addis Ababa. 

Gambella Star News
In English. "an independent non - profit outlet .... focusing on current events in Gambella, surrounding area and around the world" Based in Canada.

Jimma Times
Site has closed. Has a Facebook page. Opposition newspaper. Includes news of Oromia state, of the Ethiopian diaspora. "Jimma Times is an international independent news media outlet run by reporters both in Ethiopia and the Ethiopian Diaspora. Its print version Yeroo (suspended) published newspapers in Afaan Oromo and English, the first Ethiopian private paper written in Qubee." Ethiopian News Portal
In Amharic and English. Links to current news, discussion forum, reports by Reuters, Washington Post. Radio sites in Amharic, Afaan Oromo and Tigrigna. Chronology of Ethiopian history 1935-1956, facts about Ethiopia, audio clips of Emperor Haile Selassie speeches, discussion forum, Ethiopian web directory and information. Site based in College Park, Maryland. [KF]

New Business Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)
In Amharic and English. Politics, economy, investment, agribusiness, manufacturing, finance, culture, etc. Founded by journalist, Andualem Sisay Gessesse November 2009. Maintained by BEHAK Multimedia Private Limited Company.

Oromia Media Network (OMN)  
Independent U.S. based nonprofit news enterprise, "citizen-driven reporting on Oromia", is critical of the Ethiopian Government. Founded by Jawaar Mohammad who is a U.S. citizen. Has over 1 million Facebook followers.

Oromia Public Media

In English. See Ethiopian Reporter. The Reporter is the English edition.

In English and Amharic. Business, politics, education, health, culture, sports, Ethiopian music, etc.

Site has closed. In English and Oromo. Latest news is from 2005. 

Walta Information Centre
News, editorials in Amharic and English. Video and audio of Ethiopian TV news (ETV). African Union press commuiniques. "Walta Information Center is a private news and information service...It focuses mainly on major political, social and economic issues." Wikipedia says "a privately owned media conglomerate that is affiliated with the current Ethiopian government" Based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Zethiopia Newspaper
News on Ethiopia and on "America's local and national Ethiopian community." Published in English and Amharic. Based in Washington, D.C.