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.

US pledges almost $100m food aid to Ethiopia

2016-02-01 05:24

The head of the US Agency for International Development has announced almost $100m in emergency assistance to Ethiopia to combat the devastating effects of a drought.

Millions of Ethiopians facing worst drought for decades: UN

2016-01-31 15:34

Ethiopia is struggling from its worst drought for 30 years with millions in dire need of life saving aid, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned.

Ethiopians, Somalis flooding into Yemen

2016-01-19 23:15

Nearly 100 000 Ethiopians and Somalis last year travelled by boat to Yemen despite the conflict raging there.

Ethiopia cancels plan to expand the capital

2016-01-13 18:22

Ethiopia's government has canceld plans to expand the capital following deadly protests.

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan sign new deal on Nile dam

2015-12-30 16:18

Two French firms have been appointed to study the environmental impact of Ethiopia's dam as Addis Ababa pledge to respect Egypt's interests.

At least 75 killed in Ethiopia protests: HRW

2015-12-19 12:33

At least 75 people have been killed during weeks of protests in Ethiopia which have seen soldiers and police firing on demonstrators, Human Rights Watch said on Saturday.

Rights groups criticise Ethiopia suppression of deadly protests

2015-12-17 14:44

Rights groups have called on Ethiopia to rein in security forces they say have violently suppressed weeks of protests the government has blamed on "terrorists."

Grenade attack on Ethiopia mosque injures many

2015-12-11 21:36

A grenade attack during evening prayers wounded 24 people at the biggest mosque in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa.

Ethiopia's Rastafarian community living in limbo

2015-12-03 13:46

Rastafarians around the world see Ethiopia as their spiritual home. Many of them believe the country's last king, Haile Selassie, was a descendent of King Solomon and the messiah.


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.

President Zuma pleased with AU summit outcome

2016-01-31 22:44

President Jacob Zuma has welcomed the outcome of the 26th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union, in Addis Ababa, the Presidency says.

Donors stop paying South Sudan rebel hotel bills

2016-01-21 19:30

International donors will no longer pay hotel bills for South Sudan rebel delegates.

Ethiopia drought prompts global appeals for aid

2016-01-18 05:53

The UN says the worst drought in 30 years in Ethiopia means 400 000 children are suffering from acute malnutrition and more than 10 million people need food aid.

Embassy official: US shuts down drone operation in Ethiopia

2016-01-03 20:29

A United States official has said that his government has shut down its drone operation base in southern Ethiopia.

Ethiopian opposition urges scrutiny of industrial plan

2015-12-26 08:18

Politicians held over protests as PM says "anti-peace" forces spreading false information about investment zone plan.

US announces $88m in food aid to Ethiopia

2015-12-19 07:25

The US government has announced $88m to help feed hungry people in drought-stricken areas of Ethiopia, bringing the total amount of humanitarian aid to the country in 2015 to more than $435m.

5 dead in Ethiopia protests sparked by land grab fears

2015-12-15 19:48

Ethiopia's government say five people had died in weeks of protests sparked by land grab fears in the country's Oromia region, dismissing opposition reports of dozens dead and scores arrested.

Ethiopia: Over 10 million will need food aid in January

2015-12-08 12:43

The Ethiopian government says more than 10 million people including nearly 6 million children will need emergency food by January because of drought.

Africa blasts ICC as world crimes court members meet

2015-11-19 07:44

The AU has blasted the world’s only permanent war crimes court for its unrelenting focus on the continent, as it called for a case against Kenya’s deputy president to be dropped.

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