Ethiopia says Saudi Arabia to free 1 000 detained citizens

2018-05-19 18:30

Ethiopia says more than 1 000 of its citizens will be released from detention centres in Saudi Arabia after a request by new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during a visit to Riyadh.

Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia agree study of contentious Nile dam

2018-05-18 06:00

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia have agreed to set up a scientific committee to study a dam Ethiopia is building on a tributary of the Nile, an Ethiopian minister says.

Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan agree to study filling of Nile dam

2018-05-16 20:24

Officials from Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan early has announced progress in talks on what will be Africa's largest hydroelectric dam.

African growth picks up but debt a concern, says IMF

2018-05-09 16:08

Growth across sub-Saharan African will rise to 3.4% this year from 2.8% in 2017, but in the continent's poorest countries, debt is a major burden, the IMF says.

Nile dam won't harm Egypt, says new Ethiopian leader

2018-05-04 13:37

Ethiopia's newly appointed prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, says the controversial dam his country is building on the Nile will not harm Egypt's share of water supplies.

Fearing Ethiopian dam, Egypt bans water-intensive crops

2018-04-23 19:31

Egypt's parliament has passed a law banning the cultivation of crops that require a large amount of water, amid fears that a massive Ethiopian dam being built upstream could cut into the country's share of the Nile.

Ethiopia prime minister names new cabinet

2018-04-19 18:01

Ethiopian new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has reshuffled his cabinet in a bid to stem growing discontent with the long-ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) coalition.

Ethiopia PM asks protesters for time to make changes

2018-04-11 20:04

Ethiopia's new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has paid a visit to a hotbed of anti-government protests, asking residents for patience as he works to bring change to the country.

Ethiopia closes notorious prison as internet service returns

2018-04-06 18:28

Ethiopia has closed a prison notorious for decades for holding opposition figures, journalists and activists, a state-affiliated media outlet has reported, as the country adjusts to a new prime minister who has said it is time to "make up for all the wrongs done in the past."

Ethiopia releases 11 journalists, politicians once again

2018-04-05 19:44

A lawyer says 11 journalists, politicians and bloggers in Ethiopia who were detained last month for allegedly displaying an outlawed flag and gathering in violation of a state of emergency have been released.


UN halts Sudan refugee resettlement after alleged fraud

2018-05-18 18:57

The UN refugee agency says it is temporarily suspending its programme for the resettlement of refugees from Sudan after allegations of fraud emerged in the scheme.

Egypt's president hails 'breakthrough' in Nile dam talks

2018-05-17 18:20

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has said that a "breakthrough" had been reached in talks with Sudan and Ethiopia over a controversial dam the latter is building on the Nile.

Ethiopia drops terror, other charges against Swedish doctor

2018-05-11 20:00

Ethiopia has dropped terrorism and other charges against a Swedish doctor who had been accused of corruption and orchestrating a prison fire, the state-owned Ethiopian News Agency has reported.

Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia fail to agree on Nile dispute

2018-05-08 21:04

An Egyptian official says Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia have again failed to make progress on their Nile dispute as Ethiopia works to complete a massive upstream dam

UN rights chief sees 'hope' in Ethiopia visit under new PM

2018-04-26 16:59

The UN human rights chief says he has witnessed "tremendous hope but also anxiety" in Ethiopia on his latest visit less than a month after the country installed a new prime minister who has promised reforms.

Egypt FM warn Ethiopia over Nile River dam

2018-04-19 20:28

Egypt's foreign minister has delivered a warning to Ethiopia over a dam it is building on a Nile River tributary.

Omo Child

2018-04-16 09:57

In Ethiopia’s Omo Valley, children are being killed horrifically under an ancient tradition known as ‘mingi’.

Africa's scientists encouraged to become the next Einstein

2018-04-08 08:01

Africa's young scientists are encouraged to become the next Einstein; help build 'a bright continent'.

Talks to ease Egypt concerns over Nile dam fail: Sudan minister

2018-04-06 08:24

A new round of talks held in Khartoum to ease Egypt's concerns over a controversial dam that Ethiopia is building along the Nile have failed, a Sudanese minister has said.

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia FMs meet over Nile dam impasse

2018-04-04 21:38

Egyptian Foreign Minister has arrived in Sudan for a two-day visit to discuss a massive dam that Egypt fears will cut into its share of the Nile.

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