Top Africa stories: Zimbabweans react angrily to Mnangagwa's pic, Man kills granny over witchcraft claims

2018-10-19 07:57

Zimbabweans have reacted angrily to a picture of President Emmerson Mnangagwa being vaccinated against cholera, and a Malawian man has reportedly been arrested for killing his 105 year-old grandmother over witchcraft allegations.

Sudan appoints new peace envoy to S Sudan

2018-10-18 09:13

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has appointed a peace envoy to South Sudan, mired in conflict since it won independence from its northern neighbour in 2011.

Italy's PM visits Eritrea to pursue 'rapport' with leader

2018-10-12 21:19

Italy's prime minister has made a rare visit to Eritrea to support its surprising new peace with neighbouring Ethiopia as the international community waits to see what happens next in one of the world's most closed-off nations.

WATCH: Ethiopian soldiers protesting over pay meet with PM

2018-10-11 16:37

Ethiopian soldiers protesting over pay have met with the prime minister after their appearance in the capital caused security concerns, with internet services cut off for hours.

Ethnic clashes kill 44 in restive western Ethiopia

2018-10-02 17:00

Weekend fighting between rival ethnic groups in western Ethiopia killed at least 44 people, state affiliated media has reported.

Ethiopia charges 5 with terrorism over assassination attempt

2018-09-28 17:30

Ethiopia's attorney general has filed terrorism charges against five people accused of trying to "kill the prime minister" at a huge rally in the capital in June.

Ethiopia turns to Zimbabwe as it seeks election advice

2018-09-27 06:14

Ethiopian authorities are in Zimbabwe to learn how best to conduct an election, according to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, which faced criticism over July's disputed vote.

Hundreds arrested in Ethiopia after violence around capital

2018-09-25 16:23

An Ethiopian security official has confirmed the mass arrest of youths in the capital, Addis Ababa, following violence within the city and in nearby towns last week in which several dozen people were killed

Ethiopia's stunning reforms now challenged by deadly unrest

2018-09-19 18:12

Ethiopia's stunning political reforms are now threatened by long-standing ethnic tensions that have roared back to life since a young prime minister took power just five months ago and promised greater freedoms.

Israel to approve immigration for 1 000 Ethiopian Jews

2018-09-18 16:01

The Israeli government has agreed to absorb 1 000 Ethiopian Jews - accepting just a fraction of the African country's 8 000 remaining Jews who want to move to Israel


Ethiopia PM says soldiers' protest attempt to derail reforms

2018-10-18 18:29

Ethiopia's reformist prime minister says a confrontation with disgruntled soldiers last week was an attempt to derail dramatic reforms and "there were some sides who regretted I was not killed."

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.

PICS: Italy's PM visits Ethiopia and soon Eritrea to support peace

2018-10-11 18:04

Italy's prime minister is visiting Ethiopia and is awaited in Eritrea after the neighbours and once-bitter rivals made surprising peace earlier this year.

Ethiopia ruling party backs PM Abiy at key meeting

2018-10-07 09:31

Ethiopia's ruling party re-elected Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed as chairman in a near-unanimous vote that underscored official support for his reform agenda, state-affiliated media has reported.

Eritrea at UN demands compensation for sanctions

2018-10-01 11:22

Eritrea's foreign minister has called for sanctions against his country to be lifted as a result of the peace deal with Ethiopia and demanded compensation for the economic hardship.

Top Africa stories: Elephant kills tourist in Zim, Melania Trump

2018-09-28 08:00

A German woman has been killed by an elephant as she tried to photograph it in Zimbabwe, and Melania Trump plans to promote child welfare in Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt.

No respite for relatives of Ethiopia's disappeared

2018-09-25 19:26

When Ethiopia released thousands of prisoners earlier this year, Hannah Tesemma hoped her three siblings and cousin, seized from the streets 24 years ago, would be among them.

Toll from Ethiopia bloodshed at least 58: rights group, source

2018-09-19 19:38

At least 58 people were killed during a weekend of ethnic violence in Ethiopia's capital, an Amnesty International researcher has told AFP, citing a figure more than double the government estimate of 23 dead.

Hunted for their ethnicity, displaced Ethiopians ask: why us?

2018-09-19 17:13

Askale Adacha, a 63-year-old living what she calls a "hand-to-mouth" life weaving clothes in the Ashewa Meda suburb of Ethiopia's capital, lost what little she had.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Grace flown to Singapore, DRC's Bemba

2018-09-18 08:12

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace, have reportedly been flown out of the country for medical checks, and Mugabe's son-in-law is being investigated over the new Zimbabwe airline deal.

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