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East African leaders head to S Sudan to witness peace deal

2015-08-26 11:09

East African leaders are set to witness President Salva Kiir’s expected signing of a peace deal with rebels, amid threats of the UN sanctions in the absence of an accord.

Obama urges Ethiopia to curb crackdowns on media, opposition

2015-07-27 15:26

US President Barack Obama visited Ethiopia on Monday, offering a blunt appraisal of his host's democratic deficit, but indicating it would not scuttle a close security and political relationship.

Ruling party set for landslide win in Ethiopian elections

2015-05-24 14:28

Ethiopians have voted in a parliamentary election that is expected to hand a landslide win to the ruling party, which boasts about delivering strong economic growth while opponents say it has trampled on political freedoms.

Ethiopia to be put to the test in general election

2015-05-22 10:06

Ethiopia, Africa's second-most populous country, holds general elections this weekend, with incumbent Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn seen as all but certain to stay in office.

Egypt, Ethiopia hope for long-term Nile co-operation

2015-03-24 19:46

Egypt and Ethiopia say there's hope for long-term Nile River co-operation following their agreement.

Africa should do more to fight Ebola - Ethiopia PM

2014-12-23 10:18

African nations need to be more engaged in the fight against the Ebola virus and stop relying on aid from Western governments, Ethiopia's prime minister says.

African leaders meet in Ethiopia

2014-01-30 19:04

The African Union summit has opened in Ethiopia with food security and the South Sudan crisis on the agenda.

Dlamini-Zuma dedicates 'emotional goodbye' to Mandela

2013-12-09 07:41

AU leaders have gathered to mourn the death of Nelson Mandela, honouring the former anti-apartheid leader’s fight for pan-Africanism and liberation on the continent.

Ethiopia opposition threatens protests

2013-06-21 09:08

An Ethiopian opposition party has called for the government to scrap an anti-terrorism law it says is used to stifle dissent, threatening a repeat of protests in Addis Ababa.

Kerry accuses Sudan leader of repression

2013-05-25 14:52

US Secretary of State John Kerry has accused Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir of repressing the people of the South Kordofan and Blue Nile regions and trying to impose Islamic rule on them.

 

Obama gets Ethiopia democracy wrong - critics

2015-07-28 23:36

President Obama has been criticised for saying the Ethiopian government is 'democratically elected'.

Ethiopian ruling party wins all seats

2015-06-22 17:54

Ethiopia's ruling party and its allies are celebrating a clean sweep victory in parliament with the announcement of last month's election results.

Ethiopia's discreet Hailemariam likely to return to power

2015-05-22 11:13

Ethiopia's quiet premier, Hailemariam Desalegn, whose powerful party is expected to return to office in elections this weekend, is a onetime technocrat with a modern bent who was little known a few years ago.

1 000s of Ethiopians march against Islamic extremism

2015-04-22 14:55

More than 100 000 Ethiopians have protested the killing of Ethiopian Christians in Libya and their own government’s failure to raise living standards of the poor.

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan sign accord over Nile waters

2015-03-23 16:35

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have signed an initial agreement on how to share water from the Nile River that runs through the three countries.

East Africa leaders push South Sudan peace

2014-11-06 21:31

East African leaders have met in Ethiopia to push warring South Sudanese rivals to end almost 11 months of conflict, amid renewed threats of UN sanctions.

Fighting rages in South Sudan oil regions

2013-12-26 17:00

Heavy fighting between government forces and rebels are raging in South Sudan's key oil-producing north, officials say, as Kenya and Ethiopia try to broker an end to the civil war.

AU: ICC cannot prosecute head of state

2013-10-12 18:02

The African Union says it will not allow a sitting head of state to be prosecuted by the ICC.

ICC denies AU racism allegations

2013-05-27 22:17

The International Criminal Court has denied an African Union charge that it was racist and said it would not respond to an AU call for Kenyan leaders' crimes against humanity trials to be moved.

AU opens 50th anniversary celebrations

2013-05-25 11:00

African leaders have opened extravagant celebrations for the 50th jubilee of the continental bloc, with Africa's myriad problems set aside for a day to mark the progress that has been made.

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