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With border open, Ethiopia and Eritrea are back in business

- For two decades, little besides soldiers, refugees and rebels moved across Ethiopia and Eritrea's closed border, but today the once-barren no man's land teems with activity.

Ethiopia ruling party backs PM Abiy at key meeting

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

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

Addis Ababa - At least 58 people were killed during ethnic violence at the weekend on the outskirts of Ethiopia's capital, an Amnesty International researcher told AFP on Wednesday.

African Union denounces 'slaves' jibe from Italy's Salvini

Addis Ababa - The African Union has called on Italy's far-right interior minister to withdraw comments he made last week in which he referred to Africans as slaves.

23 dead in weekend of ethnic violence in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa - Ethnic violence in Ethiopia left 23 people dead at the weekend, state media reported Monday, as protests against the killings gripped the capital Addis Ababa where an angry crowd gathered in the city centre.

Former rebels in triumphant return to Ethiopia

Addis Ababa - Tens of thousands of people gathered in Addis Ababa on Saturday to welcome the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), the latest once-banned rebel group to return following a string of Ethiopian political reforms.

Warring South Sudan leaders sign peace deal

Addis Ababa - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar signed a much-anticipated peace deal at a regional summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Wednesday.

Ethiopia-Eritrea land border to reopen after 20 years

Addis Ababa - The land border between Ethiopia and Eritrea is to reopen Tuesday allowing citizens of both countries to cross over for the first time in two decades.

'We won': a divisive activist's role in remaking Ethiopia

Addis Ababa - Jawar Mohammed was once so hated by the Ethiopian state that the media activist was accused of coup plotting while viewers of his anti-government broadcasts were hunted down.

Ethiopian military helicopter crash kills 18

Addis Ababa - An Ethiopian military helicopter crashed on Thursday, killing 18 people, the state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate reported.

Ethiopian PM vows 'free and fair' 2020 polls

Addis Ababa - Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Saturday pledged the 2020 election would be "free and fair" and promised a democratic transition if his party loses, as he pushes forward with lightning reforms to transform the one-party nation.

South Sudan's child soldiers hope for life after war

Gambela - By the time Baba John escaped the tribal militia he had joined as an 11-year-old, he had long stopped counting the number of people he had killed."I shot people. We all did," said Baba John.

Ethnic clashes challenge Ethiopia PM's reforms

- Bedaso Bora danced alongside his neighbours in the streets of Ethiopia's lush coffee-growing south after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came to power in April promising better days.

Ethiopia's torn Orthodox church reunites after 27 years

Addis Ababa - Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has overseen the reunification of feuding wings of the one of the world's oldest Christian churches, his top aide said Friday.

Ethiopia's torn Orthodox church reunites after 27 years

Addis Ababa - Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has overseen the reunification of two feuding wings of the one of the world's oldest Christian churches, his top aide said Friday.

Engineer of Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam found dead

Addis Ababa - The project manager of Ethiopia's Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam was found dead in the capital Addis Ababa on Thursday, state media reported.

Champagne as historic commercial flight links Ethiopia and Eritrea

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia and Eritrea on Wednesday resumed commercial airline flights for the first time in two decades, marking the latest phase in a whirlwind peace process between the former foes.

As ties thaw, Eritrea reopens embassy in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa - Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki reopened his country's embassy in Ethiopia on Monday, the latest in a series of dizzying peace moves after two decades of war between the neighbours.

Eritrea re-opens embassy in Ethiopia amid thaw

Addis Ababa - Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki reopened his country's embassy in Ethiopia on Monday, more than 20 years after the two countries broke off relations when they went to war.

Eritrea president hails unity with Ethiopia on historic visit

Addis Ababa - Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki pledged to resolve his country's dispute with Ethiopia on Saturday in a historic visit to Addis Ababa aimed at cementing peace less than a week after the nations declared an end to two decades of conflict.
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