Ethiopia


Ethiopia arrests opposition figure for violating emergency

2016-12-02 10:28

The Ethiopian government says it has arrested an opposition figure for violating the terms of a state of emergency declared in October.

African migrants flock to Yemen despite conflict: UN

2016-11-29 20:57

More than 100 000 migrants from the Horn of Africa have flocked to Yemen this year despite a raging conflict in the country, the UN says.

Ethiopia detains foreign pilots in a vintage air rally

2016-11-24 18:01

The United States Embassy says Ethiopian authorities have detained several foreign pilots, including Americans, who were participating in a trans-Africa air rally

Rights group blasts Ethiopia journalist arrests

2016-11-18 19:00

Campaigners have accused Ethiopia of an "intensifying crackdown" on the media, with at least three journalists and bloggers arrested or sentenced under a state of emergency since October.

Ethiopian court jails 8 Somalis over failed attack in 2013

2016-11-12 20:00

An Ethiopian court has sentenced eight Somali nationals to jail terms ranging from two to nine years after they were convicted for planning a failed attack in the capital Addis Ababa.

Ethiopia lifts travel restrictions on diplomats

2016-11-09 07:12

Ethiopia has lifted a ban on foreign diplomats leaving the capital Addis Ababa, imposed as part of a countrywide state of emergency following unprecedented anti-government protests.

Top Africa stories: Uganda, Zim, Nigeria

2016-11-08 19:26

Zimbabwean firms urge government to adopt the SA rand as its "reference currency" and Ugandan police "block" opposition leader Kizza Besigye from travelling to SA.

Dlamini-Zuma calls for 'intense dialogue' in crisis-hit Ethiopia

2016-11-06 18:00

African Union Commission head Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has called for intense dialogue over the recent protests in Ethiopia, saying that it was imperative to find lasting solutions in the country.

Ethiopia's state of emergency: both sides are determined to fight to the finish

2016-11-01 14:24

The current state of emergency in Ethiopia is the last attempt by the Tigrayan-led regime to stop the Oromo and Amhara protests and maintain political power, writes Asafa Jalata.

2 Eritrean pilots defect to Ethiopia with jets, group says

2016-10-27 12:33

Two Eritrean pilots have defected with their fighter jets to neighbouring Ethiopia, an Eritrean opposition group says, in a dramatic exit from one of the world's most closed-off states.

 

Horn of Africa migrants flock to Yemen despite conflict

2016-12-01 06:27

More than 100 000 migrants from the Horn of Africa have flocked to Yemen this year despite a raging conflict in the country, the UN says.

Trans-Africa air rally pilots arrested

2016-11-24 22:28

Ethiopian authorities have detained several foreign pilots, including Americans, who were participating in a trans-Africa air rally.

Africa air rally pilot missing

2016-11-23 18:02

The organisers of a rally of vintage planes flying across Africa say a pilot has gone missing while flying a 1943 Piper Cub.

Ethiopia makes 11 000 state of emergency arrests: state TV

2016-11-13 09:02

Authorities have arrested more than 11 000 people since Ethiopia declared a state of emergency in early October amid violent protests, a report says.

RAF to pay refugee nearly R4m after accident

2016-11-09 22:18

A former spaza shop owner who fled South Africa because of xenophobic violence will get almost R4m from the Road Accident Fund for a crash in 2011 in which he was injured.

African leaders launch initiative to resolve Libyan crisis

2016-11-08 21:30

Seven African leaders have met at the African Union headquarter in Ethiopia to launch a new initiative to solve the 5-year-old Libyan crisis.

Relatives of Ethiopian protesters arrested, detained – HRW

2016-11-08 14:00

A rights group has said that at least 32 people have been arrested and detained in Ethiopia, after demonstrations by their relatives in Australia.

Ethiopian reshuffle offers concessions to protesters

2016-11-01 16:32

Ethiopia's prime minister reshuffles his cabinet to create a more ethnically diverse team after an unprecedented wave of protests.

Ethiopia 'releases 2 000' arrested under state of emergency

2016-10-31 20:30

State-controlled media in Ethiopia has reported the release of around 2 000 people arrested since the imposition of a state of emergency earlier this month.

Ethiopia denies Somalia troop withdrawals linked to unrest at home

2016-10-27 07:50

Ethiopia has denied that a string of withdrawals of troops from towns in Somalia are connected to the state of emergency declared in response to nearly a year of anti-government protests.

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