Former Ethiopian president Girma Woldegiorgis dies: state media

2018-12-15 16:04

Former Ethiopian president Girma Woldegiorgis died, two weeks short of his 95th birthday, state media has reported.

21 killed in ethnic violence in Ethiopia

2018-12-15 07:22

At least 21 people have been killed in two days of fighting between ethnic groups in southern Ethiopia, the state-affiliated Fana radio has reported,

Ethiopia sets 2022 for Nile dam's completion amid delays

2018-12-14 11:02

An Ethiopian official says the country's controversial Nile River dam will not be completed until 2022, more than four years behind schedule, because of possible defects with the hydro-electrical plant's equipment.

What puts children in Ethiopia more at risk of being injured

2018-12-10 15:30

Ethiopia has a high number of injury-related deaths and disabilities among children, writes The Conversation.

Envoy says US aiming for warmer ties with Eritrea

2018-12-02 06:58

The United States wants better ties with Eritrea following this month's lifting of UN sanctions against the Horn of Africa nation, Washington's top Africa diplomat has said.

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.

Ethiopia Jews protest Israeli government's emigration delays

2018-11-20 10:13

Hundreds of Ethiopian Jews have gathered in the capital, Addis Ababa, to protest the Israeli government's decision not to allow all of them to emigrate to Israeli, leaving their families divided between the two countries.

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.

Kagame highlights reform 'urgency' as AU summit opens

2018-11-17 13:47

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has urged African heads of state to come to an agreement on long-debated reforms to their continental body at a special summit in the Ethiopian capital.

Ethiopia jails ex-head of military company over corruption

2018-11-14 11:45

Ethiopia has detained the former head of a large military-run industrial conglomerate, a day after the country's attorney general disclosed that several hundred million dollars was embezzled from the firm.


Somalia uproar continues after former al-Shabaab No 2 seized

2018-12-15 14:08

A third day of protests have began in Somalia over the arrest of the former No 2 leader of the al-Shabaab extremist group, who has been a leading candidate for a regional presidency.

Ethiopia moving troops from Eritrean border amid new peace

2018-12-14 17:41

Ethiopian military officials say they are moving troops away from the border with Eritrea, months after the former rivals made a surprising peace.

Former Somalia extremist now running for office is arrested

2018-12-13 19:05

A Somali official says Ethiopian troops have arrested a former extremist leader who is now a candidate in a regional election in the country's southwest

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 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.

Facebook shuts 20 pages claiming to be Ethiopian broadcaster

2018-11-21 19:38

A major Ethiopian broadcaster says Facebook has shut 20 fake pages that falsely used its name

Top Africa stories: AU agrees on reforms, Zim 'terror' gangs

2018-11-20 08:00

African Union leaders have agreed on reforms to reduce donor dependence, and police are on high alert as armed gangs are reportedly 'terrorising' Zimbabwean cities.

African leaders applaud Ethiopia prime minister for reforms

2018-11-17 17:54

Africa's leaders have applauded Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for making substantial reforms in his country as they met to consider improvements to the continent-wide body at a summit that started on Saturday

UN lifts sanctions on Eritrea, keeps arms embargo on Somalia

2018-11-15 16:45

The UN Security Council voted unanimously on Wednesday to lift sanctions against Eritrea following its thaw in relations with Ethiopia and other neighbouring countries - but it kept an arms embargo on Somalia and a ban on trade in charcoal, a key source of funds for al-Shabaab militants.

Top Africa stories: DRC land dispute, Media laws in Africa

2018-11-14 08:10

German bank has been caught in a DRC colonial land dispute, and there has been a 'looming threat' of media laws in Africa.

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