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South Sudan's Kiir, Machar to meet on Wednesday in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa - South Sudan President Salva Kiir will meet with rebel leader Riek Machar in Ethiopia's capital on Wednesday in their first face-to-face in nearly two years, an Ethiopian official said Tuesday.

For Ethiopia's Abiy, big reforms carry big risks

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia's new prime minister Abiy Ahmed has announced a flurry of reforms to reshape the nation but implementing them will be harder, analysts say.

Ethiopia lifts state of emergency as political crisis eases

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia on Tuesday cut short a state of emergency imposed after the resignation of the former prime minister, a move hailed as a positive sign the new government is breaking with the past.

Ethiopia's new PM, in key speech, reaches out to opposition and Eritrea

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia's new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, apologised to people harmed in recent political unrest and reached out both to the political opposition and longtime rival Eritrea at his swearing-in on Monday.

Ethiopia's Abiy strikes conciliatory tone in swearing-in speech

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia's new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, apologised to people harmed in recent political unrest and reached out both to the political opposition and longtime rival Eritrea at his swearing-in on Monday.

Over 1,100 arrested under Ethiopia state of emergency

Addis Ababa - More than 1,100 people have been arrested in Ethiopia since the nation declared a state of emergency following the prime minister's resignation last month, state media reported Saturday.

AU launches ambitious bid for world's largest free trade area

Addis Ababa - Africa's leaders will gather in Rwanda Wednesday to launch what they say will be the world's largest free trade area but Nigeria has already pulled out, highlighting the challenge in getting the continent to sign up.

Russia slams ex-spy poisoning allegations as 'propaganda

Addis Ababa - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday dismissed as "propaganda" accusations that Moscow was behind a nerve agent attack on a former double agent residing in Britain.

Africa, US move on from 'shithole' remarks as Tillerson starts tour

Addis Ababa - Washington's top diplomat began his first Africa tour Thursday by meeting with the African Union chief, who said the continent had moved on from a reported insult by President Donald Trump.

AU chief meets Tillerson, says Trump slur 'in the past'

Addis Ababa - Washington's top diplomat began his first Africa tour Thursday by meeting with the African Union chief, who said the continent had moved on from a reported insult by President Donald Trump.

Ethiopia says emergency rule to last six months

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia said Saturday that a state of emergency will remain in place for six months, as the authorities banned protests to quell what they termed "chaos and unruliness" despite condemnation from key ally the United States.

Ethiopia declares state of emergency after PM resigns

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia declared a state of emergency on Friday, a move capping a tumultuous week that saw the prime minister resign, a strike in the country's largest region and a massive prisoner amnestyCiting a decision by the council of ministers, the the Ethiopi...

Ethiopia declares state of emergency after PM resigns

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia on Friday declared a state of emergency one day after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced his resignation, state media reported.

Ethiopian PM departure brings no change, opposition says

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia's opposition reacted cautiously on Friday 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

Addis Ababa - Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned Thursday after long-running political turmoil, an unprecedented move in the vast East African country.

Ethiopian prime minister resigns following mass protests

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

Worsening Ethiopian drought threatens to end nomadic lifestyle

Addis Ababa - 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.

S.Sudan told to end 'nightmare' of war as new peace talks open

Addis Ababa - Another round of South Sudan peace talks began in Ethiopia on Monday, amid growing international impatience with the country's years-long war that has defied all efforts to end the conflict.

'Time has come' for S.Sudan sanctions: AU chief

Addis Ababa - African Union chief Moussa Faki Mahamat said Sunday that "the time has come" to slap sanctions on those blocking peace in South Sudan, one of the most intractable wars facing African leaders as they meet in Ethiopia.

Trump says US 'deeply respects' Africa in letter to AU

Addis Ababa - President Donald Trump said the United States "deeply respects" Africans and will dispatch its top diplomat to the continent, in a letter to African leaders seen by AFP on Sunday.
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