Ethiopia mulls tough trafficking law, including death penalty

2015-06-30 22:26

Human traffickers in Ethiopia could face life in jail or the death penalty under a bill aimed at curbing the illegal flow of people in and out of the Horn of Africa country.

Ethiopia leader on death row threatens UK ties

2015-06-25 17:49

Britain says its relationship with Ethiopia was being put at risk by the country's year-long detention of opposition leader Andargachew Tsege.

Ethiopian ruling party set to take near total election victory

2015-06-22 13:01

Ethiopia's ruling party and its allies are expected to celebrate a near total victory in parliament, with the announcement of last month's election results.

Obama to become first US president to visit Ethiopia

2015-06-19 22:50

US President Barack Obama will in late July become the first sitting American leader to visit Ethiopia and the headquarters of the African Union, the White House has said.

Ethiopia to cut carbon emissions by two-thirds

2015-06-11 16:05

Ethiopia has set targets to slash carbon emissions by two-thirds within the next 15 years.

Ethiopia's aims for 12 000 MW power project

2015-06-08 20:23

Ethiopia plans to launch hydropower dams and other renewable energy projects over the five years to 2020 that will add an additional 12 000 MW of electricity upon completion.

AU say Ethiopia poll credible, opposition cries foul

2015-05-26 22:55

African Union observers have said hat Ethiopia's parliamentary election held was credible except for a few irregularities, but the opposition dismissed the vote as marred by violations.

Ruling party seen winning as Ethiopians vote

2015-05-24 08:47

Ethiopians are voting in a parliamentary election that is expected to hand a landslide win to the ruling party.

Ethiopia's discreet Hailemariam likely to return to power

2015-05-22 11:13

Ethiopia's quiet premier, Hailemariam Desalegn, whose powerful party is expected to return to office in elections this weekend, is a onetime technocrat with a modern bent who was little known a few years ago.

Ethiopia's newest party takes on ruling juggernaut

2015-05-19 18:20

The leader of Ethiopia’s newest opposition party hopes discontent among urban youth will win him support in a weekend election that could otherwise be a clean sweep for the ruling party.


Winds of change as Ethiopia harnesses green power

2015-06-28 15:30

The wind blows hard over Adama, a range of rocky hills in Ethiopia's highlands that provide the perfect location for one of the continent's largest wind farms.

Ethiopian ruling party wins all seats

2015-06-22 17:54

Ethiopia's ruling party and its allies are celebrating a clean sweep victory in parliament with the announcement of last month's election results.

Eritrea defends conscription as thousands flee

2015-06-22 11:50

Eritrea has defended its controversial policy of decades-long national service from which at least 5 000 people flee each month, saying it has “no other choice” due to threats from long-standing enemy Ethiopia.

Ethiopian opposition candidate's murder 'politically motivated'

2015-06-17 18:49

An Ethiopian opposition party says one of its candidates, who took part in last month’s elections, was beaten to death in a "brazen attack" it believes was politically motivated.

Construction of key Djibouti-Ethiopia rail line to finish

2015-06-09 10:15

The leaders of Djibouti and Ethiopia will oversee the completion of a railway linking their two capitals on Thursday, with the ambition that the link might eventually extend across the continent to West Africa.

Ethiopian fossils represent new member of human family tree

2015-05-28 07:37

Jaw and teeth fossils found on the silty clay surface of Ethiopia's Afar region represent a previously unknown member of humankind's family tree that lived 3.3 to 3.5 million years ago.

Ruling party set for landslide win in Ethiopian elections

2015-05-24 14:28

Ethiopians have voted in a parliamentary election that is expected to hand a landslide win to the ruling party, which boasts about delivering strong economic growth while opponents say it has trampled on political freedoms.

Ethiopia readies for elections, but outcome not in doubt

2015-05-23 19:36

Ethiopia, Africa's second-most populous country, readied Saturday for the first general election since the death of strongman Meles Zenawi, whose successor Hailemariam Desalegn is all but certain to stay in office.

Ethiopia to be put to the test in general election

2015-05-22 10:06

Ethiopia, Africa's second-most populous country, holds general elections this weekend, with incumbent Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn seen as all but certain to stay in office.

Ethiopia detains 200 suspected human traffickers

2015-05-18 12:58

An Ethiopian official says 200 human smugglers have been detained as part of the government's efforts to stem the number of citizens illegally trying to migrate to Europe.

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