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 readies for elections, but outcome not in doubt

2015-05-23 19:36

Ethiopia, Africa's second-most populous country, readied Saturday for the first general election since the death of strongman Meles Zenawi, whose successor Hailemariam Desalegn is all but certain to stay in office.

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.

Ethiopia detains 200 suspected human traffickers

2015-05-18 12:58

An Ethiopian official says 200 human smugglers have been detained as part of the government's efforts to stem the number of citizens illegally trying to migrate to Europe.

Eritrean diplomat seeks asylum in Ethiopia

2015-05-13 21:25

An Eritrean diplomat from the Red Sea state's mission to the African Union is seeking asylum in Ethiopia, citing rights abuses at home.

Ethiopia: Opposition claims harassment ahead of vote

2015-05-13 15:41

Ethiopian opposition groups are accusing the government of harassing their members and carrying out illegal detentions ahead of elections.

Israeli PM to meet Ethiopian community after clashes

2015-05-04 12:59

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was to meet members of Israel's Ethiopian community in a bid to ease tensions after clashes over allegations of police brutality and widespread discrimination.

Despite executions, drowning, some Ethiopians still dream of Europe

2015-05-02 07:32

On the walls of homes in the poor Cherkos neighbourhood of Ethiopia's capital, the portraits of "martyrs" killed in their attempt to enter Europe offer a grim warning.

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.

Christians, Muslims mourn Ethiopians killed by ISIS

2015-04-21 18:44

Ethiopia has begun three days of national mourning with joint Christian and Muslim prayers for more than 20 Ethiopian Christians killed by ISIS.


Ruling party seen winning as Ethiopians vote

2015-05-24 08:47

Ethiopians are voting in a parliamentary election that is expected to hand a landslide win to the ruling party.

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.

Ethiopia's newest party takes on ruling juggernaut

2015-05-19 18:20

The leader of Ethiopia’s newest opposition party hopes discontent among urban youth will win him support in a weekend election that could otherwise be a clean sweep for the ruling party.

Second suspect arrested in Limpopo human trafficking case

2015-05-14 19:05

A second suspect has been arrested in the Mankweng Magistrate’s Court in connection with the human trafficking of 19 Ethiopians.

Ethiopia to step up role as regional clean power exporter

2015-05-13 20:42

Ethiopia plans to begin exporting renewable energy to a broader range of neighbouring nations by 2018.

Ethiopians reported to have been kidnapped in Libya arrive at Cairo airport - state TV

2015-05-07 18:11

A group of Ethiopians reported to have been kidnapped in Libya has arrived at Cairo airport after Egyptian authorities managed to get then released, a report says.

Israeli Ethiopian protest against racism turns violent

2015-05-04 08:41

Several thousand people from Israel's Jewish Ethiopian minority protested in Tel Aviv against racism and police brutality, shutting down a major highway and clashing with police on horseback long into the night.

Ethiopia ponders stiffer penalties for human smuggling

2015-04-28 17:23

Ethiopia is drafting a new law to stiffen punishments for human trafficking, with the country’s foreign minister saying human smugglers have established networks in different migration routes.

First Spur to open in Ethiopia

2015-04-21 20:00

Spur has signed its first Ethiopian Spur Steak Ranch franchise agreement with Cucina Trading, based in Addis Ababa.

Ethiopia mourns Christians killed by Islamic State

2015-04-21 12:41

Ethiopia has begun three days of national mourning, with joint Christian and Muslim prayers for more than 20 Ethiopian Christians killed by ISIS militants in Libya.

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