Ethiopia ethnic violence kills 14, aid groups targeted

2016-04-25 09:27

Clashes between different ethnic groups in west Ethiopia have left 14 dead, while UN and MSF offices were targeted by angry protesters, local security service sources said.

Diplomatic row as Tanzania dumps 74 freed Ethiopian convicts at Kenyan border

2016-04-21 12:56

A diplomatic row between Kenya and Tanzania may be brewing after Tanzania released 74 Ethiopians who had just finished their jail sentences in the country and dropped them at the Kenyan border in Taveta.

Ethiopia mourns attack victims

2016-04-20 05:28

Ethiopia has declared two days of national mourning for the killing of at least 200 people by gunmen from neighbouring South Sudan.

Twitter, WhatsApp 'blocked' in parts of Ethiopia

2016-04-12 11:13

Internet messaging applications such as WhatsApp haven’t worked for more than a month in parts of Ethiopia that include Oromia region, which recently suffered protests.

28 people killed in floods in Ethiopia

2016-04-05 16:13

The state broadcaster in Ethiopia says 28 people have been killed in severe flooding in two remote regions.

Mailbox: Africa’s bling pre-colonial. Correcting misconceptions.

2016-03-20 21:24

Prince Sarpong responds to an article around ‘White Privilege’, which looked at the birth of bling and how he saw it being developed through the African Cargo Cult.

Ethiopia calls for more food aid

2016-03-17 17:11

Ethiopia's leader is urging the international community to give more toward emergency food aid for millions of people at risk of starvation.

'Devastating' violence uniting Christians - pope

2016-02-29 16:27

Pope Francis says that "devastating" Islamist and other violence in the Middle East and Africa has brought different churches closer, as he met the Ethiopian Orthodox leader.

One in five African children denied access to vaccines

2016-02-24 16:20

One in five children in Africa do not receive basic life-saving vaccines, despite the continent making great strides on immunisation, the World Health Organization says.

Africa growth stays strong even as China slumps - AfDB head

2016-02-03 20:00

Strong investment flows to Africa will sustain high economic growth on the continent even amid low oil prices and a slowdown in China, the African Development Bank head says.


Leaders blame each other for Ethiopia attack

2016-04-21 17:59

South Sudanese leaders are trading accusations over who is responsible for Friday's cross-border attack in Ethiopia which Ethiopia's government said resulted in deaths of 208 people.

Ethiopia: Troops surround area 125 children are being held

2016-04-21 07:37

The Ethiopian government says they have identified and surrounded the area where an armed group is holding 125 children hostage

Death toll tops 200 in cross-border Ethiopia raid

2016-04-18 17:59

More than 200 people were killed and over 100 children abducted by armed men from South Sudan in a cross-border raid into Ethiopia.

AU chief Dlamini-Zuma to step down in July

2016-04-06 20:58

African Union Commission head Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will step down at the end of her four-year term in July.

Ethiopia's Oromo people demand equal rights in protests

2016-03-26 22:38

The largest ethnic group in Ethiopia continues to rally against the government despite a crackdown.

Ethiopian Israelis protest after migrant plan nixed

2016-03-20 19:46

Hundreds of Ethiopian Israelis have marched in Jerusalem after the government cancelled plans to allow their relatives to emigrate from the African nation, calling the move discrimination.

Ethiopian troops accused of executing protesters

2016-03-14 19:20

An Ethiopian rights group has accused government forces of more than 100 extra-judicial killings as well as torture while putting down protests.

Ethiopia accuses Eritrea of 'kidnapping' protests

2016-02-26 05:20

Ethiopia has accused arch-rival Eritrea of being behind anti-government protests in the Oromia region last year.

Ethiopian security forces in bloody crackdown

2016-02-22 20:37

Ethiopian security forces are carrying out a relentless and bloody crackdown on peaceful protests in the Oromia region, HRW reports.

Lions found in remote Ethiopian park

2016-02-01 19:32

Conservationists say they have confirmed the existence of lions in a remote national park in Ethiopia, a rare piece of good news for a threatened species.

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