Ethiopia shedding famine stereotype

2015-03-28 06:45

Ethiopia, with a booming economy, is charting a new course with massive projects, shedding the famine stereotype.

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan sign accord over Nile waters

2015-03-23 16:35

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have signed an initial agreement on how to share water from the Nile River that runs through the three countries.

Ethiopia burns 6 tons of ivory

2015-03-21 06:45

Ethiopia has burnt 6.1 tons of ivory, tusks and trinkets seized from poachers and traders over twenty years in a country that has lost 90% of its elephants in just three decades.

Sole opponent in Ethiopia parly won't run in May

2015-03-11 21:21

Ethiopia's sole opposition member of parliament will not run in the May election and his party will not field candidates.

Ethiopian fossil pushes back human origins

2015-03-05 13:05

A 2.8-million-year-old jawbone fossil with five intact teeth unearthed in an Ethiopian desert is pushing back the dawn of humankind by about half a million years.

Spy Cables reveal plot to kill Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

2015-02-24 20:05

Leaked intelligence documents show there was a plot to assassinate African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in Ethiopia days after she assumed the position in 2012.

Distress at South Sudan peace talks - mediator

2015-02-23 12:30

The Ethiopian mediator of the South Sudan peace talks says he is distressed by the violation of a truce signed earlier.

Ebola reveals shortcomings of African solidarity

2015-02-01 09:00

As Africa's leaders meet in Ethiopia to discuss the Ebola crisis, expectations of firm action will be tempered by criticism over the continent's poor record in the early stages of the epidemic.

Zuma in Ethiopia for AU summit

2015-01-28 21:15

President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, ahead of the 24th Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly.

AU, China agree big infrastructure deal

2015-01-27 22:23

China and the African Union have agreed an ambitious plan to develop road, rail and air transport routes to link capitals across the continent.


Egypt, Ethiopia hope for long-term Nile co-operation

2015-03-24 19:46

Egypt and Ethiopia say there's hope for long-term Nile River co-operation following their agreement.

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan sign agreement on Nile dam

2015-03-23 14:35

Leaders from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have signed a co-operation deal over a giant Ethiopian hydroelectric dam on a tributary of the river Nile, in a bid to ease tensions over regional water supplies.

Ethiopian Airlines pilot found guilty of hijacking his plane

2015-03-17 15:43

An Ethiopian Airlines pilot has been convicted in absentia of hijacking his own plane and flying it to Geneva, 13 months after he surrendered to police and sought asylum there.

Ethiopia's 'Iron Lion Zion' cats fading fast

2015-03-10 10:07

Ethiopia's black-maned lions once represented a former emperor, 'Lion of Judah' Haile Selassie, and were immortalised in a song by reggae legend Bob Marley. Today, they struggle for survival.

AU says it was aware of Dlamini-Zuma plot

2015-02-26 15:11

The African Union has assured the public its chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is safe, and says it was aware of a 2012 plot to assassinate her.

Kenya police arrest 101 Ethiopians

2015-02-24 19:41

Kenya police have arrested 101 Ethiopian men suspected of illegally entering the country.

Ethiopia brings banking to people through mobile

2015-02-05 16:15

Ethiopian banks and microfinance firms are launching mobile money services to help reach the population that has little access to branches or services.

Hundreds of thousands of Africans stateless

2015-01-30 05:00

A new report says hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of Africans are stateless because of gaps in citizenship laws.

Arrest SA ‘mercenaries’ on Boko Haram mission – Mapisa-Nqakula

2015-01-28 21:15

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says the “mercenaries” from South Africa helping to train Nigerian soldiers to fight Boko Haram should be arrested on their return.

Brace yourselves, we’re off to war (any day now)

2015-01-27 19:35

Attacks on rebel forces in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo could start any time now, says International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.

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