Millions register for Ethiopia's May elections

2015-01-21 13:08

Over 12 million Ethiopians have so far registered for key polls in May, officials say, the first national elections since the death of long-time leader Meles Zenawi.

Ethiopia snubs Egypt by signing treaty

2013-06-13 17:22

Ethiopia's parliament has unanimously ratified a treaty, which strips Egypt of its right to the lion's share of the Nile River waters.

Ethiopia says to take over as AU chair

2013-01-16 22:12

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn is slated to take over as the chairperson of the AU this month, replacing Benin President Boni Yayi as the head of the pan-African bloc.

Ethiopia's new leader takes oath of office

2012-09-21 09:45

Ethiopian new Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has taken the oath of office, taking over power after the death of long-time ruler Meles Zenawi.

Ethiopia ruling coalition approves new PM

2012-09-15 22:32

Ethiopia's ruling coalition has approved Hailemariam Desalegn's appointment as prime minister to replace Meles Zenawi, who died last month, says the government's spokesperson.

Zenawi was a leader and builder - Zuma

2012-09-02 20:47

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Meles Zenawi was the builder of institutions, President Jacob Zuma has said.

Funeral of Ethiopian leader begins

2012-09-02 12:17

The flag-draped coffin of Ethiopia's late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has arrived for the start of the first state funeral staged for a leader of the Horn of Africa nation in more than 80 years.

Ethiopia: New ruler emerges from shadows

2012-08-24 18:01

Political preparations in Ethiopia for the handover of power to expected new leader Hailemariam Desalegn have gathered pace.

Ethiopia: Acting PM to remain at helm

2012-08-22 17:08

Ethiopia's acting prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, will remain at the helm of the country until an election in 2015 following the death of Meles Zenawi, officials say.

Mixed reaction to Zenawi death

2012-08-21 21:31

The death of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has triggered mixed reaction from civic society, activists and political parties.


Ethiopia opposition threatens protests

2013-06-21 09:08

An Ethiopian opposition party has called for the government to scrap an anti-terrorism law it says is used to stifle dissent, threatening a repeat of protests in Addis Ababa.

AU's newly elected chair, Desalegn

2013-01-28 12:43

Newly elected AU chairperson, Ethiopian leader Hailemariam Desalegn, has risen within five months after the death of his mentor Meles Zenawi from a little known politician to an influential leader.

Ethiopian leader fires minister

2012-11-29 14:47

Ethiopia’s leader has fired a government minister Hailemariam Desalegn whose wife faces terrorism charges.

Ethiopian leader to be sworn in

2012-09-19 11:57

Hailemariam Desalegn, who was appointed Ethiopia’s acting PM on the death of long-time ruler Meles Zenawi last month, is set to be formally sworn into office, officials say.

Ethiopia to choose Meles successor

2012-09-13 21:48

Ethiopia's ruling coalition will hold a meeting of its governing council to choose a successor to former Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who died last month, the coalition said in a statement.

Ethiopa's new leader vows 'progress'

2012-09-02 17:41

Ethiopia's new leader, Hailemariam Desalegn, has vowed to maintain the plans and progress of the late prime minister Meles Zenawi, in speech given during the funeral.

African leaders honour 'hero' Meles

2012-09-01 19:52

African leaders have joined other foreign dignitaries in paying homage to Ethiopia's longtime prime minister Meles Zenawi, ahead of the state funeral for a man hailed as an African "hero".

Ethiopian leader's swearing in delayed

2012-08-23 15:12

Ethiopia has postponed the emergency session of parliament to swear in a new prime minister.

Ethiopia's late leader Meles returns home

2012-08-22 10:05

Ethiopia has declared a period of national mourning, as Prime Minister Meles Zenawi's body arrived at Addis Ababa airport following his death in a Brussels hospital.

World leaders mourn death of Ethiopia PM

2012-08-21 14:44

Leaders from various countries and organisations have sent their condolences to Ethiopia after the death of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.

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