Ethiopia


PICS: Ethiopia opens plant to turn waste into energy

2018-08-20 13:41

Ethiopia has inaugurated a power plant which converts waste into energy, next to a filthy open-air dump in Addis Ababa where a landslide last year killed more than 110 people.

Ethiopia court bails 'negligent' police in PM bomb case

2018-08-14 21:37

An Ethiopian court has granted bail to 11 police officers accused of negligence that allowed a deadly grenade attack on a rally addressed by the prime minister in June, state media has reported.

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.

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.

Ethiopia buries slain engineer of Grand Renaissance dam

2018-07-29 18:53

Ethiopia staged the funeral on Sunday of the chief engineer of a controversial project to dam the Blue Nile who was shot dead this week, state media has reported.

Ethiopia's torn Orthodox church reunites after 27 years

2018-07-27 17:16

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has overseen the reunification of two feuding wings of the one of the world's oldest Christian churches, his top aide has said.

Engineer of Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam shot dead: police

2018-07-26 21:02

The head of a controversial Ethiopian scheme to dam the waters of the Blue Nile was shot in the head in a daylight killing in Addis Ababa, police have said.

Ethiopian amnesty law triggers prison riots

2018-07-26 13:11

Riots have broken out in six Ethiopian prisons after parliament passed a law granting amnesty to dissidents, state media says.

Ethiopia hopes Eritrea peace will bring prosperity

2018-07-23 20:14

Eighteen years after the guns fell silent following Ethiopia's bloody border war with Eritrea, the frontier town of Zalambessa is a quiet, rubble-strewn outpost crossed by a road to nowhere.

Ethiopia has 'no option' but multiparty democracy, PM says

2018-07-23 10:38

Ethiopia's reformist new prime minister says the country has "no option" but to pursue multi-party democracy in the latest shakeup in a country ruled for decades by a single coalition.

 

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.

Ethiopian special police force kills 41, official says

2018-08-14 19:02

An Ethiopian official says a notorious special police force in the country's Somali region killed 41 people and wounded 20 others as ethnic violence poses a challenge to the reformist new prime minister.

Ethiopian troops clash with Somali regional police force

2018-08-06 17:36

Ethiopian troops have clashed with a local police force in the restive Somali region, with the defence ministry saying it will "take the necessary measures" to restore order.

Eritrea and Somalia restore ties, want UN sanctions lifted

2018-07-31 13:25

Eritrea and Somalia have agreed to restore diplomatic relations, both countries have announced in another thaw in the restive Horn of Africa region, while Somalia's leader called for sanctions on Eritrea to be removed.

In White House meeting, US praises Ethiopia's PM on reforms

2018-07-29 06:59

Ethiopia's fast-moving new prime minister has met at the White House with US Vice President Mike Pence, who congratulated him on "historic reform efforts" that include making peace with longtime rival Eritrea.

Eritrea says leader of Somalia, another rival, to visit

2018-07-27 16:42

Eritrea says Somalia's president will be visiting the country as yet another rivalry in the Horn of Africa region may be coming to an end.

PICS: Eritrea dares to dream of change as Ethiopia peace dawns

2018-07-26 16:58

Crushed tanks and trucks destroyed in Eritrea's war for independence from Ethiopia are piled up on the outskirts of Asmara, a rusting testament to a long and bloody history of conflict.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe 'has hardly faded away', Ethiopian prophet

2018-07-24 08:20

Zimbabwe's former leader Robert Mugabe has been forced out but he's hardly faded away, and an Ethiopian prophet who claimed to be capable of resurrecting the dead has reportedly been arrested after he failed to "bring back a dead man back to life".

'Prophet' arrested after 'failing to bring a dead man back to life'

2018-07-23 14:05

An Ethiopian man claiming to be a prophet capable of resurrecting the dead, has reportedly been arrested after he failed to "bring back a dead man back to life".

WATCH: Ethiopian journalist reunited with family after nearly 20 years

2018-07-21 18:01

Ethiopian journalist Addisalem Hadgu has been reunited with his wife and children after he flew to the Eritrean capital Asmara on the first direct flight between the two nations in 20 years.

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