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Drought may add famine to Somalia's humanitarian woes

2017-01-17 22:40

A serious drought has left parts of Somalia at risk of famine and 320 000 children are already severely malnourished and in need of care, the UN humanitarian agency has said..

Top Africa stories: Zim, DRC, Ethiopia

2017-01-05 21:03

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly taken his globetrotting escapades to China and at least 10 000 prisoners have been pardoned in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia jails at least 20 Muslims accused of pursuing Sharia state

2017-01-04 07:04

An Ethiopian court has sentenced at least 20 Muslims to prison after they were found guilty of trying to establish a state ruled by Sharia law and inciting violence.

Ethiopia inaugurates dam to double energy output

2016-12-18 11:00

Ethiopia has inaugurated a hydroelectric dam that aims to double the country's electricity output, but which critics say is a threat to locals and a UNESCO-listed lake in Kenya.

Castro's troubled legacy in the Horn of Africa: hero or villain?

2016-12-09 17:03

Many Ethiopians regard Castro as the man who saved their country. Somalis view him as the man who denied them the Greater Somalia re-union, writes Martin Plaut.

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.

 

Ethiopia to launch satellite into orbit in 3 to 5 years

2017-01-11 06:01

Ethiopia says it will launch a civilian satellite into orbit in three to five years to better predict weather conditions and for remote sensing activities inside the country.

At least 10 000 prisoners pardoned in restive Ethiopia region

2017-01-05 11:11

At least 10 000 prisoners have been pardoned in restive Ethiopia region, but opposition says many more are still being held.

Ethiopia releasing 9 800 detained under state of emergency

2016-12-21 14:42

Ethiopia says it is releasing nearly 10 000 people detained under its ongoing state of emergency but plans to charge almost 2 500 others accused of destabilising the country.

Ethiopia inaugurates dam to double energy output

2016-12-17 17:03

Ethiopia has inaugurated a hydroelectric dam that aims to double the country's electricity output, but which critics say is a threat to locals and a Unesco-listed lake in Kenya.

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.

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