Richard Pankhurst, historian of Ethiopia, dies at 90

2017-02-21 10:47

A leading historian on Ethiopia and staunch advocate for the return of plundered artefacts, Richard Pankhurst, has died in the capital Addis Ababa aged 90, his family has said .

Foreign investment in Ethiopia slumps after business attacks

2017-02-15 08:58

Foreign direct investment in Ethiopia has dropped by a fifth in the first half of the country’s fiscal year after violent anti-government protests in which foreign-owned businesses were targeted.

Somalia's quarter century of chaos

2017-02-09 18:48

Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo was elected Somali president, in the second presidential election since 1991 held amid tight security due to clashes between Al-Qaeda-linked fighters and African Union peacekeepers.

Top Africa stories: Africa, Gambia, Zim

2017-01-31 20:17

UK's foreign secretary suggests Donald Trump is no worse than ageing President Robert Mugabe, and the ANC says AU's decision to re-admit Morocco is "regrettable".

African Union decides to readmit Morocco: presidents

2017-01-30 20:45

The African Union has agreed to readmit Morocco 33 years after it quit the bloc, following a difficult debate over the status of Western Sahara, according to presidents attending the summit.

UN chief commends African countries for accepting refugees

2017-01-30 17:02

The UN Secretary General has commended African countries for opening their borders to refugees and people fleeing violence while the rest of the world, including the developed West, continues to close boundaries and build walls

African Union to debate Morocco's bid to rejoin bloc

2017-01-30 14:28

African Union leaders meet for a summit that has exposed regional divisions as they mull whether to allow Morocco to rejoin the bloc, and vote for a new chairperson.

17 million face hunger in Horn of Africa due to drought

2017-01-30 08:30

With very little rain in the last weeks and none expected for two months, more than 17 million people face hunger in the Horn of Africa, the UN food agency says.

Woman set to take over AU from Dlamini-Zuma

2017-01-29 06:01

African leaders are set to decide on a successor for African Union (AU) Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on Monday.

Dlamini-Zuma speaks out on Donald Trump's administration

2017-01-26 06:00

AU Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has warned that Donald Trump's administration threatens global progress on climate change and women’s rights.


Ethiopian runner who protested in Rio reunites with family

2017-02-15 12:31

The Olympic marathon silver medalist who became an international figure when he crossed his wrists in protest at the finish line in Rio de Janeiro has been reunited with his family at a Miami airport

Ethiopia dam causes Kenya water shortage: rights group

2017-02-14 20:46

A huge newly-built Ethiopian dam is cutting off the supply of water to Lake Turkana in northern Kenya, rights group Human Rights Watch has said.

Guinea's Conde lays down law with tardy lax presidents

2017-01-31 20:17

African presidents who wander into meetings hours late, or don't bother showing up at all, received a slap on the wrists from new African Union leader, Guinea's Alpha Conde.

Morocco's king attends AU summit for first time in 33 years

2017-01-31 18:11

Morocco's King Mohammed VI took a seat at the African Union headquarters Tuesday for the first time in 33 years after being re-admitted by the bloc.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Africa, Zambia

2017-01-30 19:43

Chad’s foreign minister Moussa Faki Mahamat is the next AU Commission chairperson, Joice Mujuru's party says Julius Malema's attack on President Robert Mugabe was "spot on".

BREAKING: Chad's Mahamat to take over from Dlamini-Zuma - #AUCommissionChair

2017-01-30 16:08

Chad's foreign minister Moussa Faki Mahamat is the next AU Commission chairperson. He succeeds Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who was lobbying for a woman to follow her.

WATCH: Nkoana-Mashabane 'puts her foot in it again' at AU

2017-01-30 08:30

International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has committed another international faux pas at the African Union summit in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia faces new drought, seeks urgent aid for 5 million

2017-01-29 09:00

Warder - Ethiopia is struggling to counter a new drought in its east that authorities say has left 5.6 million people in urgent need of assistance.

Bye AU, hello presidency

2017-01-29 06:01

At her farewell dinner, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma came under fire for using the event to promote her electoral ambitions.

South Sudan ambassador dismisses rift with Ethiopia

2017-01-24 20:33

South Sudan's ambassador to Ethiopia has dismissed reports that relations are strained between the two countries after President Salva Kiir visited Egypt early this month.

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