In the past 5 years, there have been several attempts online at launching Amharic language ISIS propaganda outlets, mostly on Facebook. One such page had accumulated some 10k likes before its admins were believed to be arrested in 2016. Page was deleted shortly after.
— Zecharias Zelalem (@ZekuZelalem) September 11, 2019
The opposition Social Democratic Front (SDF), destabilised by the mass exodus of its militants, most of whom have become the target of separatist militias, is divided over its participation in the local elections of 9 February.