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.

Ethiopia to pull troops out of Somalia

2013-04-24 07:43

Ethiopia will withdraw its troops from Somalia soon, its prime minister says, voicing frustration with the Mogadishu government and AU peacekeeping forces.

AU's newly elected chair, Desalegn

2013-01-28 12:43

Newly elected AU chairperson, Ethiopian leader Hailemariam Desalegn, has risen within five months after the death of his mentor Meles Zenawi from a little known politician to an influential leader.

S Sudan groups attack disputed area

2012-12-27 12:05

"Armed groups" from South Sudan have clashed with Arab tribesmen in Samaha, a flashpoint border region disputed by Khartoum and Juba, says the Sudanese military.

Ethiopian leader fires minister

2012-11-29 14:47

Ethiopia’s leader has fired a government minister Hailemariam Desalegn whose wife faces terrorism charges.


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.

New political era emerges in Ethiopia

2013-03-27 21:29

A new era of political leadership is emerging in Ethiopia, but dissent is still taboo.

Ethiopia says to take over as AU chair

2013-01-16 22:12

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn is slated to take over as the chairperson of the AU this month, replacing Benin President Boni Yayi as the head of the pan-African bloc.

Ethiopian PM wants talks with Eritrea

2012-12-05 21:25

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn says he is willing to hold talks with arch-foe and neighbour Eritrea.

Ethiopia troops in Somalia till AU arrives

2012-11-28 17:30

Ethiopian troops will remain in Somalia until African Union forces fighting Islamists can take over, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn says.

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