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US teen 'unstoppable' in fight for girl power in Africa

2017-09-19 21:01

With braces on her teeth and sneakers on her feet, Zuriel Oduwole from Los Angeles may look like a typical American teen.

Ethiopia sending troops to region of deadly ethnic clashes

2017-09-17 10:00

Ethiopia's government says it is sending troops to a region where deadly clashes have broken out between Oromo and Somali ethnic groups.

Ethiopia faces worst drought in years as millions at risk

2017-09-05 18:44

Ethiopia faces worst drought in years as millions at risk and The mass feeding programme, managed by aid groups in this sun-scorched district, is the last attempt to save the lives of humans and animals until the rains hopefully materialise in mid-September.

Border dispute with Sudan could isolate Egypt in Nile talks

2017-08-31 21:25

A longstanding border dispute between Egypt and Sudan could hamper negotiations with Cairo over Ethiopia's massive dam on the Nile as the African country presses ahead with construction

Ethiopia shuts down drugstore selling banned substances

2017-08-30 08:15

A drugstore in Ethiopia that was selling banned substances to athletes across the road from the country's main track stadium has been shut down while authorities investigate.

Sudan warns of floods as Nile water level surges

2017-08-21 20:36

Sudan has warned Khartoum residents along the Nile of likely "massive floods" as water levels of the river rose to a record high following heavy rains in neighbouring Ethiopia.

Sudan's Bashir aims to ease Egypt concerns over Nile dam

2017-08-17 21:01

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has said that the construction of Ethiopia's controversial Grand Renaissance Dam on the Nile River would not impact water supplies to Egypt as feared by Cairo.

Ethiopia lifts state of emergency imposed in October

2017-08-04 13:30

Ethiopia's government says it has lifted a state of emergency imposed in October after hundreds of people were killed in anti-government protests.

Shops close in Ethiopian capital over tax dispute

2017-07-26 06:05

Shops have closed their doors in Addis Ababa's largest market in protest at a recent hike in business taxes, bringing anger over the policy to the nation's capital.

AU chief 'frustrated' by African inaction on famine

2017-07-03 21:23

African Union head Moussa Faki Mahamat on Monday criticised member states for a lack of solidarity shown to nations on the continent who are facing famine and drought.

 

US calls for probe into Ethiopia ethnic clashes

2017-09-19 19:00

The United States has urged Ethiopia to investigate deadly clashes between two of the country's major ethnic groups that have caused tens of thousands to flee.

Ethiopia national stadium blast last month killed 7 workers

2017-09-06 21:04

Witnesses have confirm that seven workers died and more than 30 were injured in a gas explosion at Ethiopia's national stadium construction site last month.

Ethiopia says Somalia helped in rebel leader's 'surrender'

2017-09-02 11:30

Ethiopia says a senior figure with the rebel Ogaden National Liberation Front has willingly surrendered, days after the group accused neighbouring Somalia's security forces of kidnapping and forcibly extraditing him.

Ethiopian Airlines says negotiating to take over Arik Air

2017-08-30 21:20

Africa's largest and most profitable airline says it is negotiating to take over management of West Africa's largest airline, the Nigeria-based Arik Air.

Sudan warns residents against more flooding along the Nile

2017-08-28 17:27

Sudanese authorities are urging people living along the Nile in Khartoum and areas to the south of the capital to take precautions against renewed flooding this week.

Africa's longest-serving leaders

2017-08-21 19:27

Angolan President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, in power since 1979, will not contest Wednesday's general election, meaning he will soon lose his place as Africa's second longest-serving leader.

Up to 50 migrants from Somalia, Ethiopia 'deliberately drowned' by smuggler off Yemen

2017-08-10 10:02

The UN migration agency says up to 50 migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia have been "deliberately drowned" after a smuggler forced them into the sea off Yemen's coast.

Ethiopia to give ID cards to Rastafarians

2017-07-28 06:14

Ethiopia will issue national identity cards for the nearly 1 000 Rastafarians who long have been seen as stateless in the East African nation, the government has announced.

AU chair questions US stance on African peacekeeping

2017-07-06 11:53

The African Union's new chair Moussa Faki Mahamat has questioned US commitment to fighting terrorism on the continent after it blocked efforts to get UN funding for an anti-jihadist force in the Sahel.

UN official praises massive China project to African leaders

2017-07-03 20:28

The UN deputy secretary-general has praised a massive Chinese government infrastructure initiative during a speech to African leaders.

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