Ethiopia ready to send more peacekeepers to South Sudan

2016-07-16 15:22

Ethiopia says it is ready to send more soldiers to strengthen the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.

Fierce criticism as Malawi's Mutharika charters plane to Ethiopia

2016-07-12 13:32

Malawian President Peter Mutharika has come under fierce criticism for chartering a plane to receive a personal honorary degree, as Malawi suffers from poverty, food shortages and a dwindling economy, a report says.

Ethiopia blocks social media ahead of exams

2016-07-10 21:13

Ethiopia has blocked social media sites for the next few days, after questions from end-of-year exams were posted online last month, sparking a national scandal and leading to their annulment.

Why Ethiopia, Eritrea skirmish is unlikely to spiral into another war

2016-06-24 16:34

International attention has once again been drawn to the fraught relationship between Ethiopia and Eritrea. Both sides admit that the recent flare-up of armed conflict on the common border has resulted in “significant casualties”.

Meet 3-million-year-old Lucy – she’ll tell you a lot about modern African heritage

2016-06-22 20:52

What does it mean to humanise the remains of our ape ancestors? What kinds of things are they made to say about the countries that display them? And what do they say about Africa as a place of scientific “discovery”?

'Over 400' killed in Ethiopia protest crackdown - HRW

2016-06-16 12:31

Human Rights Watch says more than 400 people have been killed in Ethiopia since November in a crackdown on anti-government protests - but the government has dismissed the claims.

Ethiopia: Eritrea provoked us

2016-06-14 18:15

A report quotes an Ethiopian official as saying his country's military has been provoked into launching an attack on Eritrean forces.

Eritrea accuses Ethiopia of launching border attack

2016-06-13 09:43

Eritrea has accused arch-rival Ethiopia of attacking its heavily militarised border, but officials in Addis Ababa say they had no knowledge of the reported fighting.

Militants raid Ethiopian base in latest Somalia attack

2016-06-09 19:05

Shabaab fighters have attacked an Ethiopian army base in central Somalia in the latest raid targeting foreign soldiers deployed as part of an African Union force in the country.

South Korea reaches out to Africa

2016-05-28 09:01

South Korea's president has urged African leaders to support international efforts to denuclearise North Korea.


10 killed in ethnic protests in northern Ethiopia

2016-07-15 10:59

Violence erupted after attempted arrests by Ethiopian troops of several leaders of the Amhara ethnic group.

African problems can best be solved by Africans - Mutharika

2016-07-11 12:04

Malawi President Peter Mutharika has urged Africa's political leaders to put university institutions at the forefront of their leadership if the continent is to fully grasp a shift towards a new economically independent bloc.

Netanyahu denies reports of assassination attempt

2016-07-07 16:53

Israel's Netanyahu has denied reports of an assassination attempt in Kenya saying he knows 'nothing about it'.

Ethiopia to toss out 69 million condoms

2016-06-23 22:33

Ethiopia needs to toss out 69 million condoms that were paid for by international donors to fight the spread of Aids because of their poor quality, local media reports.

Bodies of 19 suffocated Ethiopians found on truck in DRC

2016-06-18 15:49

Congolese border guards found the bodies of 19 Ethiopian migrants who had died of asphyxia in a lorry carrying nearly 100 stowaways, after being alerted by a "nauseous" smell, officials says.

US urges 'restraint' after Ethiopia-Eritrea border skirmish

2016-06-15 08:43

The United States has voiced "grave concern" after fiery weekend clashes between arch rivals Ethiopia and Eritrea.

'Significant' casualties in Eritrea-Ethiopia clash

2016-06-13 18:06

Arch-rivals Ethiopia and Eritrea have traded blame for a border battle in which "significant" casualties were reported, one of the worst clashes since the end of a 1998-2000 border war.

Ethiopian children abducted by gumen freed

2016-06-09 22:10

Eighty-eight Ethiopian children abducted in April by South Sudanese gunmen have been released and returned home, the UN children's agency says.

Ethiopia OKs law against sharing defamatory speech online

2016-06-08 06:27

Ethiopia has approved a law against sharing defamatory speech online which critics say is meant to stifle dissent.

South Korea's president arrives in Ethiopia

2016-05-25 23:04

South Korea's President Park Geun-hye has arrived in Ethiopia to start her three-nation visit to Africa.

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