Gunmen kill 9 in Ethiopia truck attack

2014-04-17 11:43

Gunmen have opened fire on a truck in western Ethiopia, killing nine people and injuring seven, the information ministry says.

Africa's anti-gay movement spreads to Ethiopia

2014-04-10 16:15

Two groups in Ethiopia say they are set to hold an anti-gay demonstration in the capital Addis Ababa, as the country’s parliament is considering anti-gay legislation.

Ethiopian barred from travelling to US

2014-03-31 18:16

An Ethiopian opposition figure says his government won’t allow him to travel to the US to attend the Young African Leaders Programme training course.

Tesco plans to buy clothes from Ethiopia

2014-03-12 17:20

Retail giant Tesco expects to source more clothes from Ethiopia, but wants the nascent industry there to uphold high ethical standards.

Shabaab urges Somalis to battle Ethiopia

2014-03-11 10:29

The leader of the al-Qaeda-aligned Islamist group al-Shabaab has urged Somalis to wage holy war against Ethiopia whose forces are preparing to lead an AU offensive against the militants.

Ethiopia's teff grain to be 'super-food'

2014-03-02 14:42

Under a searing midday sun, a herd of cattle circles atop a pile of golden teff, a method that has been practised by Ethiopian farmers for centuries.

1 000s forced off land in Ethiopia – HRW

2014-02-19 14:32

Ethiopia is clearing swathes of land and forcibly displacing populations to make room for state-run sugar plantations in the Omo Valley, according to HRW.

Ethiopian hijacker threatened to crash plane

2014-02-17 21:28

An Italian passenger says the man who hijacked an Ethiopian Airlines jet threatened to crash it if the pilot kept trying to get back into the cockpit.

Ethiopia airline hijacker held at Geneva airport

2014-02-17 09:17

Swiss authorities have detained the hijacker of an Ethiopian Airlines flight that was forced to land at Geneva's international airport, airport police say, adding that passengers are safe.

Kenya bails cops accused of seizing Ethiopia rebels

2014-02-07 07:44

Two Kenyan police officers have been released on bail after they denied kidnapping two Ethiopian rebels in Nairobi.

Dlamini-Zuma quashes ANC rumours

2014-01-29 21:11

AU commission chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says she would stay on in her post, dismissing reports she was standing down to represent the ruling ANC in parliament in South Africa.

South Sudan conflict enters 2nd month

2014-01-15 14:37

South Sudan’s military has battled rebels in the streets of the key northern oil town of Malakal, the army says, as conflict in the world’s newest nation enters its second month.

S Sudan rivals open ceasefire negotiations

2014-01-03 14:00

South Sudan's warring parties have opened negotiations in Addis Ababa to strike a ceasefire deal and ending nearly three weeks of conflict, Ethiopia's foreign ministry says.


Ramaphosa returns from South Sudan

2014-04-17 07:23

Cyril Ramaphosa has concluded his visit to South Sudan, where he met with President Salva Kiir and other stakeholders on the process to resolve the ongoing conflict, the department of international relations says.

Man sues UK over aid funding 'rights abuse'

2014-04-01 09:38

An Ethiopian man is suing UK's government alleging its aid money has funded human rights abuses, a move condemned by Ethiopia as "absolutely outrageous".

Ethiopia to pass bill deemed anti-gay

2014-03-25 12:25

Lawmakers in Ethiopia are set to pass a bill that outs homosexuality on a list of offenses considered "non-pardonable" under the country’s amnesty law.

Ethiopia sees building boom

2014-03-11 11:57

Addis Ababa's construction boom - funded both from private and public coffers - is being driven by the country's recent rapid economic growth.

'Climate change to increase malaria deaths'

2014-03-07 09:17

Malaria outbreaks are on the rise as temperatures warm due to climate change, a trend that could increase the number of people effected, 627 000 people died from malaria in 2012.

Ethiopia opposition leader charged

2014-02-18 07:44

An Ethiopian opposition leader charged with contempt of court after writing an article critical of the country's judiciary has been released from jail.

Ethiopia says hijacking beggars belief

2014-02-17 21:24

Ethiopia's government has named the co-pilot of an Ethiopian Airlines flight who hijacked his aircraft, describing him as "medically sane" and saying the incident "beggars belief".

'Hijacked' Ethiopian airlines plane lands in Geneva

2014-02-17 08:28

An Ethiopian airlines flight en route to Rome has been forced to land in Geneva after unconfirmed reports of a hijacking.

African leaders meet in Ethiopia

2014-01-30 19:04

The African Union summit has opened in Ethiopia with food security and the South Sudan crisis on the agenda.

Ethiopian troops join Africa force in Somalia

2014-01-22 14:02

At least 4 000 Ethiopian troops in Somalia have formally joined the UN-backed AU force in the country as it seeks to boost operations against al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab rebels, officials say.

Japan to offer help to Africa

2014-01-08 12:01

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe will offer humanitarian aid to Africa when he visits this week, the government says, as his Ethiopian opposite number expresses a wish for more trade with Tokyo.

South Sudan rivals begin ceasefire talks

2014-01-02 14:51

South Sudan's warring parties have gathered in Ethiopia for peace talks hoped to end nearly three weeks of conflict that has left thousands dead in the world's newest nation.

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