Ethiopia emergency to last six months

2018-02-18 19:01

Ethiopia said Saturday that a state of emergency will remain in place for six months, as the authorities move to quell "chaos and unruliness".

No Ethiopia military takeover, minister says amid emergency

2018-02-17 16:03

Ethiopia's defence minister has ruled out a military takeover a day after the east African nation declared a new state of emergency amid the worst anti-government protests in a quarter-century.

Ethiopian PM departure brings no change, opposition says

2018-02-16 17:16

Ethiopia's opposition has reacted cautiously a day after the surprise resignation of the prime minister, warning it did not herald real change since the ruling party remains in power.

Ethiopian prime minister resigns following mass protests

2018-02-15 16:47

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has submitted a letter of resignation, the state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate station has reported.

Ethiopia drops charges against Zone 9 bloggers

2018-02-14 19:15

Prosecutors in Ethiopia have dropped charges against two bloggers critical of the government, and announced they would abandon the prosecution of a third amid a wave of prisoner releases.

Ethiopia protests block roads, shut businesses

2018-02-13 18:45

Businesses have been closed and stone-wielding men blocked roads near Ethiopia's capital on Tuesday in the latest anti-government protest by the Oromo people, the country's largest ethnicity.

Top Africa stories: Zim First Lady, Tsvangirai, Zim white farmers

2018-02-13 08:00

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s wife has reportedly given up her parliamentary seat, and power struggles remain in Zimbabwe's MDC.

25 Ethiopian migrants missing off Yemen, forced into the sea

2018-02-09 18:00

Twenty-five Ethiopian migrants are missing off war-torn Yemen after being forced into the sea, the United Nations migration agency has said, highlighting the dangers of a well-traveled route from the Horn of Africa to rich Gulf nations.

Ethiopia releases blogger, opposition figure

2018-02-08 20:31

Ethiopia's attorney general ordered the release of hundreds of prisoners, state media has reported, including journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega and opposition leader Andualem Arage whose jailings drew international condemnation.

BBC launches Ethiopian and Eritrean radio services

2018-01-29 16:11

The BBC has launched new daily radio services producing news, current affairs, features and English language training for Ethiopians and Eritreans.


LATEST: US 'strongly disagrees' with Ethiopian emergency

2018-02-18 10:07

The United States says it "strongly disagrees" with Ethiopia's new state of emergency, saying the answer to the country's sometimes violent unrest is "greater freedom, not less".

Ethiopia declares state of emergency: state media

2018-02-17 10:03

Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency one day after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced his resignation, state media reported.

Top Africa stories: Tsvangirai, Mnangagwa, Ethiopia

2018-02-16 08:30

Zimbabwe has been plunged into grief following the death of veteran opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, and Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has conveyed his condolences to the family of the late Tsvangirai.

Ethiopia releases journalist, politician, drops blogger charges

2018-02-14 20:25

Ethiopia has released a jailed opposition leader and journalist and dropped charges against a group of bloggers in a wave of prisoner releases and pardons.

Top Ethiopian dissident Bekele Gerba 'freed from jail'

2018-02-14 08:10

Top Ethiopian dissident Bekele Gerba was released from jail, state media has reported, as anti-government protests by the country's largest ethnic group closed roads and businesses near the capital.

Worsening Ethiopian drought threatens to end nomadic lifestyle

2018-02-13 13:16

Down a sandy track past a desiccated animal carcass lies a cluster of half-built huts that Ethiopia's government and aid agencies hope will blunt the worsening toll of repeated droughts.

Ethiopia drops charges against top dissident Bekele Gerba

2018-02-12 16:30

Ethiopia has dropped charges against top dissident Bekele Gerba, state media reported, ending the trial of a critic whose detention fuelled deadly protests and brought the country international condemnation.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, MDC, Ethiopia

2018-02-09 08:30

University of Zimbabwe's vice chancellor has dismissed claims that Grace Mugabe was not the author of her controversial doctorate thesis, and power struggles are ravaging Zimbabwe's MDC party.

Ethiopia lifts ban on domestic workers moving overseas

2018-02-02 17:31

Ethiopia has lifted a ban on domestic workers moving overseas after passing a new law to guard against ill-treatment, a government official has said.

African leaders are converging for the African Union's 30th summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. See some of the pictures from the event.

African leaders are converging for the African Union's 30th summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. See some of the pictures from the event.

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