'Attempted coup' won't derail reforms: Ethiopian government

2019-06-28 20:04

Ethiopia has arrested 255 people following an "attempted coup", the government says, vowing the act of "treason" would not derail democratic reforms as it continues to hunt for suspects.

Abiy's big steps shouldn't obscure undercurrents in Ethiopia

2018-12-08 15:59

There have been positive changes in Ethiopia but major challenges, including ethnic tensions, remain, writes The Conversation.

Ethiopia's PM bemoans country's 'vast number' of criminals

2018-11-22 14:15

Ethiopia's reformist prime minister says the country would need to build a new town to hold all suspected of corruption and rights abuses in previous administrations.

WATCH: Thousands join Ethiopia-Eritrea peace run

2018-11-11 20:05

Thousands of Ethiopians and Eritreans have taken part in a 10km reconciliation run Sunday in Addis Ababa in the first joint sporting event since the former bitter foes launched a rapid diplomatic thaw in July.

How Ethiopia's new cabinet fits into Ahmed's reform agenda

2018-10-23 17:46

Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has created a peace ministry but that may not be enough to stabilise the east African state, writes The Conversation.

Ethiopia gets first female defence minister

2018-10-16 15:02

Ethiopia's new cabinet is now a record 50% female, including a woman defense minister, after lawmakers unanimously approved the nominations put forward by reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

Leaders of Ethiopia, Eritrea to sign accord in Saudi Arabia

2018-09-16 16:14

Leaders from the east African nations of Ethiopia and Eritrea are to sign an agreement in Saudi Arabia as the two countries ease tensions after decades of hostilities

Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia leaders to meet in Asmara

2018-09-05 20:06

Ethiopian, Eritrean and Somalia leaders are set to meet in Eritrea's capital Asmara, furthering the diplomatic thaw in the strategic Horn of Africa region.

Scores arrested over violence in restive Ethiopian state

2018-08-21 10:31

Security forces have arrested 171 people for various "illegal acts" in Ethiopia's troubled Oromia region, state media has reported, after a spate of ethnic clashes in the region.

Civilians killed, thousands displaced in eastern Ethiopia

2018-08-07 10:14

Fighting in Ethiopia's volatile eastern Somali region has left an unknown number of civilians dead and thousands displaced, the patriarch of Ethiopia's Orthodox church has told state media.


Elite force formed in Ethiopia to protect leaders

2018-12-24 19:58

An elite force has been created in Ethiopia responsible for protecting officials including Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, after a deadly blast while he addressed a crowd in June, Fana radio has said.

Ethiopia OKs former opposition figure as election chief

2018-11-22 16:58

An opposition figure who recently returned from exile has been named Ethiopia's election chief as the country prepares for what the reformist prime minister vows will be "free and fair" elections in 2020.

Ethiopia's anti-graft drive slammed as ethnic witch-hunt

2018-11-19 18:30

A senior official in an influential faction of Ethiopia's ruling coalition has accused Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of ethnic profiling in an anti-corruption drive that has seen scores arrested.

France's Macron backs Ethiopia leader's sweeping reforms

2018-10-30 13:11

French President Emmanuel Macron has expressed his support for Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's ambitious reforms and diplomatic peace efforts.

Rights groups warn Ethiopia against return to repression

2018-10-21 18:06

Rights groups are calling on Ethiopia's reformist new leader to stop using repressive tactics once favoured by the previous leadership, in their most outspoken criticism since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took office in April.

Ethiopia faces reforms' next steps as ruling coalition meets

2018-10-03 20:28

Ethiopia's coalition is expected to take the next steps this week on sweeping reforms announced under its new prime minister as it begins its first congress since he took power in April.

PICS: Former outlawed opposition leader returns to Ethiopia

2018-09-10 11:30

The popular leader of a formerly outlawed opposition group returned to Ethiopia over the weekend where he was greeted by a crowd of thousands after 11 years in exile, a witness says.

Ethiopia arrests former president of restive Somali region

2018-08-27 18:56

Ethiopian police have detained the former president of the volatile Somali region after a spate of deadly clashes earlier this month, state media has reported.

Ethiopia asks dissident runner Feyisa Lilesa to come home

2018-08-15 14:00

Ethiopia has asked dissident marathoner and Olympics silver medallist Feyisa Lilesa to come home, promising a "hero's welcome", in an open letter published.

Ex-Ethiopian dictator Mengistu meets former leader in Harare

2018-08-02 14:26

The former Ethiopian dictator Colonel Mengistu Hailemariam has met with Ethiopia's former Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in Zimbabwe's capital Harare.

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