Top Africa stories: Malawi, Mugabe, Nigeria

2016-09-23 21:04

Malawi authorities torch several initiation camps, Nigeria hunts down at least 700 000 firms that have never paid taxes and Zanu-PF plans 'thank you rally' for Mugabe.

Ethiopian PM blames US-based govt dissenters for protests

2016-09-22 15:01

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has blamed the United States-based "dissenters" for being behind Olympic medallist Feyisa Lilesa’s protest at the Rio de Janeiro Games, a report says.

US flower grower quits Ethiopia after arson attack

2016-09-21 15:10

A US-based company has pulled out of Ethiopia after anti-government protesters attacked its flower farm causing 10 million euros in damage, and triggering job losses in the country and The Netherlands, a spokesman said Tuesday.

I want the superiority of one ethnic group to end, says Ethiopia's Lilesa

2016-09-14 21:00

Oromo marathon runner Feyisa Lilesa does not expect a hero’s welcome in Ethiopia, despite winning Silver at the Rio Olympics last month.

Two Ethiopia opposition leaders arrested

2016-09-12 20:00

Two Ethiopian opposition leaders have been arrested and held in detention for the last two weeks, their party says, as the country battles with rare anti-government unrest.

Ethiopia opposition demands to know fate of leaders

2016-09-06 15:45

Ethiopian opposition activists have demanded to know the status of their political leaders who are being held in the Quilinto prison after a fire broke out on Saturday, a report says.

Ethiopia anti-government protesters set flower farms ablaze

2016-09-01 22:30

Ethiopia protesters set flower farms ablaze, target companies for government ties, 1 says

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.


You are not welcome in Ethiopia, PM tells S Sudan’s Machar

2016-09-23 13:27

Ethiopia has reportedly announced that South Sudan's former vice president, Riek Machar, will no longer be welcome into the east African country.

Ethiopia gets $200m loan for migrants jobs scheme

2016-09-21 18:02

The European Investment Bank is set to lend Ethiopia $200m to build two industry parks that will employ 30 000 refugees in a move aimed at curbing migration to Europe.

Why the Oromo protests mark a change in Ethiopia’s political landscape

2016-09-19 09:09

Country-wide demonstrations by the Oromo in Ethiopia have flared up again. Ethiopia’s authorities reacted with heavy force, resulting in the death of 100 civilians.

Ethiopian marathoner remains in US on visa after protest

2016-09-14 06:15

Ethopian marathoner Feysia Lilesa is living in the United States, fearful of returning home, after making an anti-government gesture as he finished the marathon at the Rio Games.

Ethiopia frees Muslims jailed after protests over religion

2016-09-11 07:44

Ethiopia's chief prosecutor says the country has pardoned hundreds of convicts, among them Muslims jailed under anti-terror laws for opposing what they called government interference in their religion

Ethiopia protests: Fire, gunshots reported at jail

2016-09-04 15:22

A prison in Ethiopia where high-profile political prisoners are held has caught fire and gunshots were later heard there, according to media and opposition activists in a country gripped by a wave of protests.

Ethiopian marathon runner: More athletes should speak out

2016-08-30 07:00

Ethiopian marathon runner, Feyisa Lelisa has said that more athletes who get the opportunity to compete on the global stage need to speak out against the persecution of the Oromo people in his country.

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.

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