2018 in Ethiopia

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The following lists events in the year 2018 in Ethiopia.




  • 3 January - Prime Minister Desalegn announces that he will drop charges on political prisoners and close the camp of Maekelawi in effort he claims to "widen the democratic space for all".[1]
  • 22 January - Seven people die in clashes over the weekend in Woldiya, Amhara Region between security forces and Ethiopian Orthodox worshippers taking part in the ceremony of Timkat.[2]


  • 9 July – Eritrea and Ethiopia officially declare an end to their twenty-year conflict.[3][4]



  1. ^ "Ethiopia to release imprisoned politicians, close camp". 2018-01-04. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
  2. ^ "Weekend clashes during Ethiopia religious festival leave seven dead". 2018-01-22. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
  3. ^ "Former sworn enemies Ethiopia and Eritrea have declared end of war". CNN. July 9, 2018. Retrieved July 9, 2018.
  4. ^ "Ethiopia's Abiy and Eritrea's Afewerki declare end of war". July 9, 2018. Retrieved July 9, 2018.
  5. ^ Maasho, Aaron (August 13, 2018). Holmes, David (ed.). "At least 40 killed by paramilitaries in eastern Ethiopia". Reuters. 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. [...] On Monday, the Oromiya regional administration’s spokesman Negeri Lencho said heavily armed members of a paramilitary force from the Somali region had carried out cross-border attacks in Oromiya’s East Hararghe district.