Ethiopia


Ethiopian journalist faces jail for talking to dissident

2017-05-24 21:49

A court in Ethiopia has convicted a journalist of encouraging revolt for a message he sent to a man the government considers to be a terrorist.

Ethiopia's Tedros elected new WHO chief: diplomats

2017-05-23 21:38

Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom was elected as the new head of the World Health Organisation, diplomats have said.

23 sentenced in Ethiopia for al-Qaeda, al-Shabaab links

2017-05-17 22:03

A court in Ethiopia has sentenced 23 people to up to 15 years in prison for establishing links to the al-Qaeda and al-Shabaab extremist groups.

Ethiopian honey farmers struggle with sticky traditions

2017-05-14 12:13

The beehives of Ethiopia make about a quarter of the Africa's honey, but travellers who come to sample the liquid gold often find there isn't enough to go around.

UN rights chief: Ethiopia blocked access to protest areas

2017-05-05 15:50

The UN human rights chief says Ethiopian officials have blocked his staff's access to areas that experienced deadly protests during one of the country's most violent periods in recent memory.

Ethiopia drought creates food crisis for 7.7 million

2017-04-29 14:00

The number of people in need of food aid in Ethiopia's drought-hit regions has surged to 7.7 million, over two million more than an estimate earlier this year, state media has reported.

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 says 669 killed in months of violent protests

2017-04-19 09:12

Ethiopia says 669 people have been killed in months of violent protests and the government is blaming the opposition for the unrest.

Ethiopia sentences rebels accused of threatening massive dam

2017-04-14 07:27

Ethiopia's government says 10 rebels who attacked vehicles headed to a massive dam project and killed nine people have been sentenced to prison.

Ethiopia extends state of emergency by 4 months

2017-03-30 12:56

Ethiopian lawmakers have voted to extend the state of emergency declared six months ago for an additional four months.

 

WHO reform a top priority for Ethiopia's Tedros

2017-05-24 09:01

The first African to head the World Health Organisation, Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom, says he aims to replicate his success in turning around his country's healthcare system on the global stage.

Ethiopia carries out mass doping tests

2017-05-23 15:29

Ethiopia has conducted doping tests on more than 350 athletes, the vast majority of them track and field competitors.

Ethiopia activist guilty of terrorism for Facebook posts

2017-05-16 18:00

A judge in Ethiopia's capital has found a former opposition spokesperson guilty of encouraging terrorism with a series of anti-government Facebook posts.

Ethiopia's star singer Teddy Afro makes plea for openness

2017-05-13 18:01

Teddy Afro, Ethiopia's superstar singer, is topping the Billboard world albums chart with "Ethiopia," which less than two weeks after its release has sold nearly 600 000 copies, a feat no other artist here has achieved.

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.

Ethiopia sentences 2 accused al-Shabaab members to prison

2017-04-29 12:02

Ethiopia says two men accused of trying to establish a cell of the al-Shabaab extremist group inside the country have been sentenced to six years in prison.

Drought-hit Somalia moves closer to famine, says aid group

2017-04-21 11:18

Life-threatening child malnutrition rates are rising to alarming levels in drought-hit Somalia, the international aid group Save the Children has said

Ethiopia needs a multi-party democracy to end the crushing impact of corruption

2017-04-17 14:47

Corruption has become entrenched in Ethiopia because of the political dominance of a single party - the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front, writes Asayehgn Desta.

Court orders Ethiopia 'Zone 9' bloggers to face new charges

2017-04-06 20:10

An Ethiopian court has ordered two bloggers who had been critical of the government to face trial again more than a year after they were acquitted of terrorism charges.

Ethiopia sends 16 to prison for trying to create new state

2017-03-28 18:53

An Ethiopian court has sentenced 16 people to prison after finding them guilty of trying to create a separate state in the tense Oromia region.

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