Drought-hit Somalia moves closer to famine, says aid group

2017-04-21 11:18

Life-threatening child malnutrition rates are rising to alarming levels in drought-hit Somalia, the international aid group Save the Children has said

Ethiopia needs a multi-party democracy to end the crushing impact of corruption

2017-04-17 14:47

Corruption has become entrenched in Ethiopia because of the political dominance of a single party - the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front, writes Asayehgn Desta.

Court orders Ethiopia 'Zone 9' bloggers to face new charges

2017-04-06 20:10

An Ethiopian court has ordered two bloggers who had been critical of the government to face trial again more than a year after they were acquitted of terrorism charges.

Ethiopia sends 16 to prison for trying to create new state

2017-03-28 18:53

An Ethiopian court has sentenced 16 people to prison after finding them guilty of trying to create a separate state in the tense Oromia region.

'Dance diplomats' take to the stage in Ethiopia

2017-03-22 19:02

There's a new way of doing diplomacy in Ethiopia's capital, one that forsakes communiques and speeches in favour of music, sweat and bare feet.

12 killed on Ethiopia border with South Sudan

2017-03-16 06:06

At least 12 people were killed and nearly two dozen kidnapped in western Ethiopia, in an attack blamed on cattle herders who crossed the border from South Sudan, the government in Addis Ababa has said.

Ethiopia relaxes emergency measures that followed protests

2017-03-15 19:52

Ethiopia's government has lifted parts of the state of emergency imposed in October while claiming the "restoration of law and order in many parts of the country,"

Kenya becomes latest African nation to ban plastic bags

2017-03-15 19:47

Kenya's government is banning the manufacture and import of all plastic bags used for commercial and household packaging.

Thai customs seizes unusually large rhino horns

2017-03-15 13:59

Thai authorities say they have seized 21 unusually large rhino horns worth almost $5m that were smuggled from Ethiopia.

Death toll reaches 72 in Ethiopia landfill collapse

2017-03-14 17:34

The death toll has risen to 72 after Saturday's collapse of a mountain of garbage in a landfill outside Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa.


Ethiopia says 669 killed in months of violent protests

2017-04-19 09:12

Ethiopia says 669 people have been killed in months of violent protests and the government is blaming the opposition for the unrest.

Ethiopia sentences rebels accused of threatening massive dam

2017-04-14 07:27

Ethiopia's government says 10 rebels who attacked vehicles headed to a massive dam project and killed nine people have been sentenced to prison.

Ethiopia extends state of emergency by 4 months

2017-03-30 12:56

Ethiopian lawmakers have voted to extend the state of emergency declared six months ago for an additional four months.

Number of Kenyans going hungry doubles to 3m: Red Cross

2017-03-28 15:00

The number of Kenyans needing emergency food aid has doubled in the past three months to three million, says the Red Cross, as the impact of a devastating drought worsens.

Ethiopia to turn site of deadly landfill collapse into park

2017-03-19 13:00

Ethiopia says it will turn the landfill where 113 people were killed in a garbage collapse into a park and green space.

Death toll in Ethiopia landfill collapse up sharply to 113

2017-03-15 20:59

The death toll from a collapse at a landfill outside Ethiopia's capital has risen sharply to 113, an Addis Ababa city official has said, as the country began three days of mourning for victims who were mostly women and children.

Ethiopia: South Sudanese tribesmen kill many across border

2017-03-15 19:48

An Ethiopian official says 28 people were killed and 43 children kidnapped by armed members of a South Sudanese tribe between March 10 and 12.

Ethiopia starts 3 days of mourning after deadly landslide

2017-03-15 15:31

Ethiopians have started observing three days of national mourning after a deadly landslide in which scores were killed

Chad's Faki assumes African Union leadership, pledges reform

2017-03-14 22:02

Chad's former foreign minister Moussa Faki Mahamat has assumed office as head of the African Union Commission, pledging to reform the institution and tackle the continent's many crises.

Ethiopia rubbish landslide death toll soars to 63: minister

2017-03-14 08:30

The number of people killed in a giant landslide at Ethiopia's largest rubbish dump outside Addis Ababa has risen to at least 63, Communication Minister Negeri Lencho says.

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