Olympics protest runner not going back to Ethiopia - agent

2016-08-23 22:27

Olympic marathon silver medallist Feyisa Lilesa will not return to Ethiopia despite assurances he would not be punished for his Rio protest over political repression in his country, his agent says.

23 South Sudan refugees charged in Ethiopia murder case

2016-08-16 20:19

A court in Ethiopia has charged 23 South Sudanese refugees with the April murders of 10 Ethiopians, local media reported.

Unprecedented Ethiopia protests far from over: analysts

2016-08-10 12:09

Regional protests that began last year in Ethiopia have spread across the country, and despite successive crackdowns analysts say dissatisfaction with the authoritarian government is driving ever greater unrest.

7 dead as Ethiopian police and protesters clash

2016-08-07 09:51

At least seven people have been killed during fresh clashes between police and anti-government protesters in western Ethiopia, local sources say, while the ethnic unrest also reached the capital Addis Ababa for the first time.

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.


Ethiopian runner in Olympics 'death' protest

2016-08-21 21:24

Ethiopia's Feyisa Lilesa has marked his silver medal in the Olympic Games marathon by staging a dramatic protest against his country's government, claiming his life could be in danger.

Ethiopia says UN observers not needed as protests rage

2016-08-11 21:16

Ethopia has dismissed a plea from the United Nations that it allow international observers to investigate the killing of protesters.

Protests across Ethiopia leave more than 12 dead

2016-08-08 14:30

Violent weekend clashes between protesters and security forces have claimed the lives of more than a dozen people across Ethiopia.

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.

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