Shops close in Ethiopian capital over tax dispute

2017-07-26 06:05

Shops have closed their doors in Addis Ababa's largest market in protest at a recent hike in business taxes, bringing anger over the policy to the nation's capital.

AU chief 'frustrated' by African inaction on famine

2017-07-03 21:23

African Union head Moussa Faki Mahamat on Monday criticised member states for a lack of solidarity shown to nations on the continent who are facing famine and drought.

AU summit kicks off in Ethiopia

2017-07-03 19:23

The 29th ordinary session of the African Union summit has kicked off at the headquarters of the continental body in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa.

Internet, social media back in Ethiopia after block

2017-06-08 21:02

Ethiopia re-activated cellphone data services and unexpectedly allowed access to social media sites that had been blocked since a wave of anti-government protests last year, says a government spokesperson.

Ethiopia mobile internet still off after a week

2017-06-06 21:06

Ethiopians are still unable to surf the web via mobile networks, despite government claims the nationwide internet shutdown, which began a week ago, has been lifted.

Ethiopia blocks adoptions, leaving parents stranded

2017-06-02 16:26

Ethiopia's government has suspended adoptions, leaving dozens of foreign parents unable to unite with orphans they have legally adopted, according to officials from four western embassies whose citizens are concerned.

Ethiopia charges 2 with terrorism over deadly stampede

2017-05-26 17:52

Ethiopia has charged two people with terrorism, saying they caused a stampede last year that killed dozens of people and led the government to declare a state of emergency.

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.


AU chair questions US stance on African peacekeeping

2017-07-06 11:53

The African Union's new chair Moussa Faki Mahamat has questioned US commitment to fighting terrorism on the continent after it blocked efforts to get UN funding for an anti-jihadist force in the Sahel.

UN official praises massive China project to African leaders

2017-07-03 20:28

The UN deputy secretary-general has praised a massive Chinese government infrastructure initiative during a speech to African leaders.

Ethiopia warns emergency drought aid to run out next month

2017-06-10 16:54

Ethiopia's government is warning it will run out of emergency food aid starting next month as the number of drought victims in the East African country has reached 7.8 million.

Ethiopia anger 'a fire under ashes' amid state of emergency

2017-06-08 13:33

At their camous in the farmland west of Ethiopia's capital, the students of Ambo University attend lectures, play football and worry about which of their classmates is spying on them.

Ethiopia shuts down internet access again, activists say

2017-06-02 16:26

Activists and residents say Ethiopia has shut down internet access across the country amid fear of leaks during school exams.

Ethiopia shuts off mobile internet without explanation

2017-05-31 20:00

Ethiopia says it had deactivated mobile internet service, but offered no explanation for the countrywide outage that also briefly affected the African Union headquarters and a massive UN facility.

Ethiopian journalist jailed for talking to dissident

2017-05-26 16:48

Ethiopian journalist Getachew Shiferaw has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for speaking to a dissident, capping a case that rights groups have called an assault on press freedom.

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.

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