ARTICLES RELATING TO HAILEMARIAM DESALEGN

UN rights chief to visit Ethiopia after deadly protests

2017-04-29 22:07

The United Nations says its human rights chief will visit Ethiopia at the invitation of the government, which has rejected offers to investigate months of deadly protests.

Light rail fails to fix Ethiopia's traffic troubles

2017-03-12 21:04

Electric light railway tracks soar over Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, a rare example of mass transit infrastructure on a continent ruled by ramshackle, diesel-spewing buses.

Dlamini-Zuma calls for 'intense dialogue' in crisis-hit Ethiopia

2016-11-06 18:00

African Union Commission head Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has called for intense dialogue over the recent protests in Ethiopia, saying that it was imperative to find lasting solutions in the country.

Ethiopia declares state of emergency

2016-10-09 18:58

The Ethiopian government has declared a state of emergency effective immediately following a week of anti-government violence that resulted in deaths and property damage across the country, especially in the restive Oromia region.

Netanyahu denies reports of assassination attempt

2016-07-07 16:53

Israel's Netanyahu has denied reports of an assassination attempt in Kenya saying he knows 'nothing about it'.

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.

 

US issues warning after Ethiopia grenade attacks

2017-04-28 09:54

The United States has issued a warning to its citizens about travelling to a popular tourist region in Ethiopia after a string of grenade attacks targeting hotels and homes.

Ethiopia dam causes Kenya water shortage: rights group

2017-02-14 20:46

A huge newly-built Ethiopian dam is cutting off the supply of water to Lake Turkana in northern Kenya, rights group Human Rights Watch has said.

We want to reform electoral system - Ethiopia PM

2016-10-12 08:00

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn says his government wants to reform an electoral system which has excluded the opposition, in response to months of bloody protests.

Unprecedented Ethiopia protests far from over: analysts

2016-08-10 12:09

Regional protests that began last year in Ethiopia have spread across the country, and despite successive crackdowns analysts say dissatisfaction with the authoritarian government is driving ever greater unrest.

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.

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