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Ethiopia's metro will be completed soon

2014-12-18 18:45

A project head says Ethiopia expects to complete the construction of a $475m metro rail system in Addis Ababa within weeks.

Ethiopia tests 1000s for HIV in record attempt

2014-12-01 18:13

Ethiopian officials say more than 3 300 people have been tested for HIV in the region of Gambella, a massive turnout that exceeded expectations among Aids campaigners who had hoped to test 2 000 people.

Angola journalist criticises African Union

2014-11-05 18:28

An Angolan journalist and human rights campaigner says the AU should move its headquarters out of Ethiopia because of concerns about freedom of expression there.

South Sudan refugees struggle in Ethiopia

2014-11-05 10:28

With war raging in South Sudan and severe flooding in Ethiopia's western state of Gambela, refugees are caught in the middle.

3 Ethiopian peacekeepers killed in Darfur attack

2014-10-17 09:52

Three Ethiopian peacekeepers have been killed in an attack in Sudan's troubled Darfur region, the joint UN-African Union mission says, the latest deaths in increasingly dangerous peace operations in Africa.

Shabaab plot to attack Ethiopian capital, US says

2014-10-15 12:04

Somali Islamist insurgents are plotting to attack an upmarket area of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, the US embassy has warned, in a notice to citizens to avoid crowded areas.

Ethiopians guilty over niqab

2014-10-07 05:00

An Ethiopian group has been found guilty of conspiracy via social media networks over niqabs.

Man held in Ethiopian embassy shooting in Washington

2014-09-30 11:36

US Secret Service agents have arrested a man after he fired a gun outside the Ethiopian embassy in Washington, reports say.

Egyptian officials visit new Ethiopian dam

2014-09-22 19:31

Egyptian and Sudanese officials have visited the site of the new Nile dam in Ethiopia.

African Union to hold emergency meeting on Ebola

2014-09-04 06:28

The African Union has announced that it will hold an emergency meeting next week aimed at hammering out a continent-wide strategy to deal with the Ebola epidemic.

Adoption executive pleads guilty to Ethiopia scam

2014-08-07 18:30

A former executive with a US-based international adoption agency which sought to connect American families with Ethiopian children has admitted to fraud.

Ethiopia charges 9 journos with terrorism

2014-07-18 13:06

The Committee to protect Journalists says Ethiopia’s government has charged nine journalist with terrorism and inciting violence.

Ethiopia dissident paraded on state TV

2014-07-09 16:47

An Ethiopian opposition leader sentenced to death in absentia has been paraded on state television proclaiming "peace" with Addis Ababa after his controversial extradition from Yemen.

Ethiopian Muslims protest

2014-07-04 22:34

Hundreds of Muslims protesters have demonstrated in Ethiopia, demanding the release of 17 of their leaders.

Ethiopia facing flood of South Sudan refugees

2014-07-02 22:25

Ethiopia is facing a huge wave of refugees from South Sudan, where the spectre of famine threatens to heap further misery on a people already rocked by civil war.

US prosecutors seek sentence for Ethiopian guard

2014-05-23 22:17

A man identified as a brutal Ethiopian prison guard after a chance encounter at a Colorado restaurant could spend up to 22 years in a federal prison after his sentencing for immigration fraud.

S Sudan president agrees to ceasefire with rebel leader

2014-05-10 07:23

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel commander Riek Machar have agreed a ceasefire deal, a regional mediator says, after coming under growing international pressure to end ethnic fighting.

South Sudan refugees flood into Ethiopia

2014-05-06 15:02

South Sudanese refugees have poured into neighbouring Ethiopia over the past three days to flee fighting in their homeland, the UN says.

At least 9 killed in Ethiopia student riots

2014-05-02 13:15

At least nine people have been killed and 70 injured at student protests in southern Ethiopia this week, including in a grenade attack, the government says.

Ethiopia: Journos held in 'criminals' crackdown

2014-04-29 12:26

Ethiopia says it has arrested several people accused of “serious criminal activities”, but who rights groups say are journalists and bloggers detained in a sweeping crackdown again free speech.

Anti-gay demo in Ethiopia cancelled

2014-04-17 21:03

Anti-gay activists in Ethiopia have said that they have been forced to abandon plans to demonstrate in the capital after apparently failing to win support from the government.

Ramaphosa returns from South Sudan

2014-04-17 07:23

Cyril Ramaphosa has concluded his visit to South Sudan, where he met with President Salva Kiir and other stakeholders on the process to resolve the ongoing conflict, the department of international relations says.

Man sues UK over aid funding 'rights abuse'

2014-04-01 09:38

An Ethiopian man is suing UK's government alleging its aid money has funded human rights abuses, a move condemned by Ethiopia as "absolutely outrageous".

Ethiopia to pass bill deemed anti-gay

2014-03-25 12:25

Lawmakers in Ethiopia are set to pass a bill that outs homosexuality on a list of offenses considered "non-pardonable" under the country’s amnesty law.

Ethiopia sees building boom

2014-03-11 11:57

Addis Ababa's construction boom - funded both from private and public coffers - is being driven by the country's recent rapid economic growth.

 

70 Ethiopian migrants drown after boat sinks

2014-12-08 06:40

At least 70 Ethiopians have drowned after a boat used by smugglers to transport illegal migrants to Yemen sank in the Red Sea in rough weather, security authorities say.

East Africa leaders push South Sudan peace

2014-11-06 21:31

East African leaders have met in Ethiopia to push warring South Sudanese rivals to end almost 11 months of conflict, amid renewed threats of UN sanctions.

PPC increases stake in Ethiopia

2014-11-05 10:50

PPC has completed the successful acquisition of the Industrial Development Corporation's stake in Ethiopian based Habesha Cement Share Company.

AI: Ethiopia torturing 'opposition' ethnic group

2014-10-28 11:12

Ethiopia has "ruthlessly targeted" and tortured its largest ethnic group for perceived opposition to the government, Amnesty International says in a damning report.

Toothy tyrant of the Jurassic was 9m long

2014-10-15 15:36

A forerunner of today's crocodiles that lurked in coastal waters and estuaries some 150 million years ago measured 9.26m from snout to tail, scientists report.

Ethiopia: US embassy intruders must be charged

2014-10-10 13:09

Ethiopia's government says it hopes US authorities will prosecute protesters who tried to take down the national flag on the grounds of its embassy in Washington.

South Sudan factions agree on federal govt

2014-09-30 16:10

Mediators say South Sudan's warring factions have agreed on the installation of a federal system of government in South Sudan.

Ethiopia banks on seeds to boost food security

2014-09-29 14:14

Ethiopia has introduced a programme to improve food security that combines scientific knowledge with local know how, as new community-based seed banks and training centres try to help farmers.

Ethiopia refugee camp flooded - DWB

2014-09-06 07:43

Doctors Without Borders says a camp in Ethiopia hosting 40 000 refugees from South Sudan is flooded from heavy rains and that it must be abandoned.

Ethiopia now Africa's biggest refugee host

2014-08-19 15:36

The spiralling crisis in war-ravaged South Sudan has sent nearly 200 000 refugees into Ethiopia, making it Africa's largest refugee-hosting country.

East Africa boosts anti-Ebola measures

2014-07-31 15:54

Kenya and Ethiopia, home to some of Africa's largest transport hubs, have boosted measures to combat possible Ebola cases arriving in their countries.

Ethiopian bloggers challenge detention

2014-07-17 14:54

The lawyer for a group of detained Ethiopian bloggers and reporters says he is filing a civil suit against the country’s police for holding them without charge for nearly three months.

Ethiopian opposition chief faces death

2014-07-07 21:18

An Ethiopian opposition leader with British citizenship faces the death sentence after being extradited to Addis Ababa.

Ethiopia calls for opposition chief's trial

2014-07-03 16:59

Ethiopia says it wants to extradite the leader of an outlawed opposition group arrested in Yemen to face terrorism charges.

Ethiopia under fire over journalist arrest

2014-05-29 15:01

The Committee to Protect Journalists has called on authorities in Ethiopia to release a journalist being held without charge following a spate of similar arrests in recent weeks.

UN to help feed 6.5 million Ethiopians

2014-05-13 15:57

The World Food Programme will help to feed nearly 6.5 million Ethiopians this year, with the country hit by locusts, neighbouring war and sparse rainfall.

South Sudan's Kiir in Ethiopia for talks

2014-05-09 12:46

South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir has arrived in Ethiopia’s capital for the first face-to-face talks with rebel leader Riek Machar to try to end four months of conflict and avert a possible genocide.

HRW: Ethiopia shot peaceful protesters

2014-05-06 14:10

Ethiopian security forces shot dead peaceful protesters in student demonstrations last week, HRW says, quoting “credible” claims of a death toll “much higher than the official figure of eight.

Kerry raises detained Ethiopian bloggers with PM

2014-05-02 10:09

US Secretary of State John Kerry says he has raised concerns about Ethiopia’s detention of six bloggers and three journalists during a meeting with the country’s PM.

Ethiopia arrests journalists, bloggers

2014-04-28 21:00

Rights groups are calling on Ethiopia's government to release six bloggers and three journalists that were arrested last week.

Gunmen kill 9 in Ethiopia truck attack

2014-04-17 11:43

Gunmen have opened fire on a truck in western Ethiopia, killing nine people and injuring seven, the information ministry says.

Africa's anti-gay movement spreads to Ethiopia

2014-04-10 16:15

Two groups in Ethiopia say they are set to hold an anti-gay demonstration in the capital Addis Ababa, as the country’s parliament is considering anti-gay legislation.

Ethiopian barred from travelling to US

2014-03-31 18:16

An Ethiopian opposition figure says his government won’t allow him to travel to the US to attend the Young African Leaders Programme training course.

Tesco plans to buy clothes from Ethiopia

2014-03-12 17:20

Retail giant Tesco expects to source more clothes from Ethiopia, but wants the nascent industry there to uphold high ethical standards.

Shabaab urges Somalis to battle Ethiopia

2014-03-11 10:29

The leader of the al-Qaeda-aligned Islamist group al-Shabaab has urged Somalis to wage holy war against Ethiopia whose forces are preparing to lead an AU offensive against the militants.

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