Ethiopia


Ethiopia races to bolster ventilator stockpile for coronavirus fight

2020-04-03 15:04

In four years as a doctor in Ethiopia, Rediet Libanos has used a mechanical ventilator just once: on a patient who suffered a haemorrhagic stroke a few months ago.

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.

WATCH | Ethiopians mourn Boeing MAX crash victims a year on from disaster

2020-03-09 16:51

A year later, the crash site - now surrounded by an unfinished wooden fence - sees little activity besides visits from mourners bearing flowers.

Group of Canadian charity workers detained in Ethiopia

2020-03-01 15:42

Ottawa has confirmed that a group of Canadians had been detained in Ethiopia after a humanitarian organisation reported that 15 volunteers and workers, including 13 Canadian nationals, had been apprehended.

Ethiopia: 29 injured in 'bomb attack' at pro-Abiy rally

2020-02-23 23:01

A "bomb attack" on a rally in support of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed injured nearly 30 people Sunday, a police official said, in the latest sign of instability ahead of elections in August.

Ethiopia delays elections by two weeks to August 29

2020-02-14 21:01

Ethiopia's electoral board says it plans to hold landmark national polls on August 29, nearly two weeks later than an initial timeline announced last month.

UPDATE | SA negotiator appointed secretary of Africa Continental Free Trade Area

2020-02-10 19:43

Senior South African trade diplomate Wamkele Mene was appointed as the secretary of the African Continental Free Trade Area in at the 2020 African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Monday afternoon.

Ethiopians protest response to abduction of university students

2020-01-28 22:42

Protests broke out in multiple cities in Ethiopia's Amhara region Tuesday as public anger grew over the government's response to the abduction of more than two dozen university students, state-affiliated media says.

Ethiopia celebrates launch of first satellite

2019-12-20 14:23

Ethiopia launched its first satellite on Friday, a landmark achievement for the country's space programme that caps a banner year for the African space industry.

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 to free thousands of prisoners to limit coronavirus spread

2020-03-25 17:53

Ethiopia has announced that it would free thousands of inmates from the country's overcrowded prisons as part of a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

WATCH | Families arrive at Ethiopian Airlines crash site one year after tragedy

2020-03-10 18:30

Ethiopians still haunted by crash of Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane a year ago that killed all 157 people on board.

A year after plane crash, Ethiopians mull how to honour the dead

2020-03-07 06:17

Gebru Ketema was outside tending cattle on the morning when Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 plunged from the sky into a field near his village, killing all 157 people on board.

Ethiopia to free dozens of opposition prisoners

2020-02-25 22:04

Ethiopia has announced it would release dozens of high-profile prisoners from jail, including opposition activists held over an alleged coup and other high-ranking government critics.

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.

Ethiopia passes contested 'hate speech' law

2020-02-13 22:00

Ethiopia has passed a law punishing "hate speech" and "disinformation" with hefty fines and long jail terms, despite fears by rights groups it undermines gains in free speech.

WATCH: Ramaphosa ready to tackle Africa's problems, including road from the Cape to Cairo

2020-02-08 16:51

The dream of a road that stretches from the Cape to Cairo could soon be realised if President Cyril Ramaphosa has his way.

Ethiopia: 6 kidnapped children killed after families fail to pay ransoms

2019-12-31 19:42

Six children who were kidnapped in northern Ethiopia have been shot dead by their captors after their families failed to come up with ransom money, a state-affiliated media outlet says.

Ethiopia tensions could force election delay: report

2019-12-16 09:45

Ethnic violence and mounting rancour among political elites could force Ethiopia to postpone landmark elections set for May, according to a report released Monday by conflict analysis and prevention group ICG.

Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia resume talks over disputed Nile dam

2019-12-02 21:06

The irrigation ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have met in Cairo for a new round of talks aimed at resolving a dispute over a multi-billion dam being built by the Ethiopian government.

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