EU pushes for 'leverage' with Africa to curb migrants

2016-10-21 12:17

EU leaders called Thursday for greater efforts to apply the "leverage" of trade and development with Africa in order to curb migrant departures to Europe and speed up the return of those who arrive.

UN chief voices concern over Ethiopia

2016-10-18 07:05

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is following developments in Ethiopia with concern after a series of measures under a state of emergency targeted the media and diplomats, his spokesperson says.

Ethiopia government unveils rules for state of emergency

2016-10-16 21:00

The Ethiopian government has unveiled stringent rules for the country's state of emergency which the opposition says is meant to curb dissent from a wave of protests, sometimes deadly, in Oromia, demanding wider freedoms

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.

Ethiopia troops pull out of Somalia towns

2016-10-11 13:27

Hundreds of Ethiopian troops have pulled out of a town in central Somalia, at least the second location vacated by their forces in recent weeks, a Somali security official says.

Ethiopia blames 'foreign enemies' for unrest

2016-10-10 16:15

Ethiopia says "foreign enemies" like Egypt are behind an unprecedented wave of protests that has prompted the government to declare a six-month state of emergency.

Ethiopia protesters target foreign investments

2016-10-08 14:59

Anti-government protesters in Ethiopia have turned their anger on foreigners, torching tourist resorts and foreign-owned factories in the restive Oromia region.

Top Africa stories: Kenya, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, I Coast

2016-10-07 18:50

Kenya's election commission is set to step down, Zimbabwe ex-deputy president Joice Mujuru offers to compensate former white farm owner and Ivory Coast opposition attacks 'undemocratic' new constitution.

Protesters in Ethiopia kill UC Davis student

2016-10-06 15:04

University of California, Davis officials say that a postdoctoral researcher in the university's plant biology department was killed in Ethiopia when the vehicle she was riding in was struck by rocks thrown by protesters.

American killed in Ethiopia as protests surge after stampede

2016-10-05 20:53

An American woman has been killed by a rock thrown in a town outside the Ethiopian capital, the US embassy says, as anti-government anger sparked fresh protests after a deadly stampede.


At least 1 000 arrests this month after violence - Ethiopia mayor

2016-10-18 22:00

The mayor of a town just outside Ethiopia's capital says at least 1000 people have been arrested this month after violence that led to the burning of factories and vehicles.

Ethiopia limits diplomats' movements, media access

2016-10-17 17:06

Ethiopia has banned access to foreign-based opposition media and restricted foreign diplomats' travel, in new provisions of a state of emergency.

1 000 Ethiopians escape Yemen detention

2016-10-12 20:46

Around 1 000 Ethiopian migrants have escaped a detention centre in south Yemen with the help of their guards, a security official says.

Ethiopia PM seeks to 'reform electoral system' after protests

2016-10-11 15:36

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn says his government wants to reform the country's electoral system, which has excluded the opposition and prompted months of bloody protests.

Merkel visiting Ethiopia as state of emergency unfolds

2016-10-11 08:51

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is visiting Ethiopia and plans to meet with its prime minister on issues including the country's newly declared state of emergency.

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.

Ethiopia says 11 factories damaged by 'anti-peace forces'

2016-10-07 20:08

Ethiopia's government says 11 factories and dozens of vehicles have been damaged in attacks by what it calls "anti-peace forces".

Renewed protests indicate need for probe in Ethiopian stampede - AI

2016-10-07 11:58

Rights group, Amnesty International, has called for a probe into a deadly stampede that occurred in Ethiopia last weekend.

Ethiopia's new coastal rail link runs through restive region

2016-10-06 06:05

The timing is uncomfortable. One of Africa's best-performing economies has launched its latest massive infrastructure project, a railway linking the landlocked country with a major port on the Gulf of Aden.

Better livestock policies in Africa offer a pathway out of poverty

2016-10-05 10:18

Using well-adapted African cattle to improve the gene pool is more sustainable than quick fix crossbreeding or cow donations, writes Thumbi Mwangi.

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