Ethiopia's Abiy seeks $150bn for African virus response

2020-03-24 19:00

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has urged G20 leaders to help Africa cope with the coronavirus crisis by facilitating debt relief and providing $150 billion in emergency funding.

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed picks up Nobel Peace Prize as pressure mounts back home

2019-12-10 12:16

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will collect his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, but as ethnic violence rises at home, he has kept festivities to a minimum and refused media requests.

Ethiopia PM praises referendum for new state as votes tallied

2019-11-21 18:21

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has praised the conduct of a referendum in the ethnic Sidama region, that many expect will approve the creation of a new federal state.

Ethiopia PM Abiy warns ethnic violence could worsen

2019-10-27 14:46

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed warned on Saturday of further instability and vowed to bring to justice those responsible for violence that left at least 67 people dead this week.

WATCH | Ethiopian PM wins Nobel Peace Prize

2019-10-11 11:13

The son of poor villagers, a spy boss, and now the man behind dizzying attempts to reform Africa's fastest-growing economy and heal wounds with Ethiopia's neighbours, Abiy Ahmed has seen an unpredictable and peril-strewn rise to fame.

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.


Did Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed get the Nobel Prize too soon?

2020-02-15 19:53

Rights groups have raised concerns about threats to freedom of expression in the country.

Africa's Nobel Prize winners: A list

2019-12-09 22:51

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is set to receive the 2019 Nobel Prize for Peace for his "decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea". A look at the continent's Nobel laureates who have been honoured before.

Ethiopia's Abiy says protests' death toll rises to 86

2019-11-04 22:51

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has said the death toll from protests last month stands at 86, calling on citizens to resist "forces" threatening to impede progress in the country

Ethiopia's Nobel Peace Prize-winning leader issues warning over dam

2019-10-22 22:34

Ethiopia's prime minister has warned that if there's a need to go to war over a dam project disputed with Egypt his country could ready millions of people, but he said only negotiation can resolve a current deadlock.

'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.

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