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.

Ethiopia's new leader takes oath of office

2012-09-21 09:45

Ethiopian new Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has taken the oath of office, taking over power after the death of long-time ruler Meles Zenawi.

Ethiopia ruling coalition approves new PM

2012-09-15 22:32

Ethiopia's ruling coalition has approved Hailemariam Desalegn's appointment as prime minister to replace Meles Zenawi, who died last month, says the government's spokesperson.

Ethiopia: New ruler emerges from shadows

2012-08-24 18:01

Political preparations in Ethiopia for the handover of power to expected new leader Hailemariam Desalegn have gathered pace.

Ethiopia: Acting PM to remain at helm

2012-08-22 17:08

Ethiopia's acting prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, will remain at the helm of the country until an election in 2015 following the death of Meles Zenawi, officials say.


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.

Ethiopian leader to be sworn in

2012-09-19 11:57

Hailemariam Desalegn, who was appointed Ethiopia’s acting PM on the death of long-time ruler Meles Zenawi last month, is set to be formally sworn into office, officials say.

Ethiopa's new leader vows 'progress'

2012-09-02 17:41

Ethiopia's new leader, Hailemariam Desalegn, has vowed to maintain the plans and progress of the late prime minister Meles Zenawi, in speech given during the funeral.

Ethiopian leader's swearing in delayed

2012-08-23 15:12

Ethiopia has postponed the emergency session of parliament to swear in a new prime minister.

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