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Ethiopian PM urges tolerance as anti-foreigner sentiment rises over virus

Addis Ababa - Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Thursday urged citizens not to discriminate against certain nationalities as virus cases rise, after reports of anti-foreigner sentiment in the country.

'Our wounds will never heal': Ethiopia marks one year since plane crash

Addis Ababa - Ethiopian Airlines on Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of the crash of Flight 302, bringing together victims' families for a ceremony and six minutes of silence in memory of the time the jet took to go down.

Ethiopian Airlines marks one year since plane crash

Addis Ababa - Ethiopian Airlines on Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of the crash of Flight 302 by bringing relatives of the dead together for a ceremony at the crash site southeast of the capital, Addis Ababa.

Boeing pilot training on 737 MAX 'inadequate': Ethiopia crash report

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia's probe of last year's Ethiopian Airlines crash found that Boeing did not provide sufficient pilot training for the 737 MAX and that crucial flight software was flawed, according to an interim report published Monday.

Boeing training on 737 MAX 'inadequate': Ethiopia crash report

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia's probe of last year's Ethiopian Airlines crash found that Boeing did not provide sufficient training for the 737 MAX and that crucial flight software was flawed, according to an interim report published Monday.

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

- 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.

Ethiopian pilots band together one year after traumatic crash

Addis Ababa - Just hours after Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed southeast of Addis Ababa last March, mourners began flocking to a building down the road from where it took off: the headquarters of the country's independent pilots' association.

Ethiopia's Abiy faces outcry over crackdown on rebels

Addis Ababa - Desta Garuma, a 27-year-old rickshaw driver, never showed much interest in politics, so his family has no idea how soldiers concluded he was involved in a rebel movement active in Ethiopia's Oromia region.

Ethiopia to free dozens of opposition prisoners

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

Rare Ethiopian crown, hidden for 21 years in the Netherlands, returns home

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia's government on Thursday assumed custody of a priceless 18th-century crown that a former refugee had kept hidden in his apartment in the Netherlands for two decades.

Ethiopia's once-dominant political party marks anniversary

Adigrat - The political party that dominated Ethiopian politics for nearly three decades staged massive anniversary celebrations Wednesday that highlighted rising tensions with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government and neighbouring Eritrea.

Pompeo closes Africa tour with warning about China's 'empty promises'

Addis Ababa - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday closed a three-nation Africa tour with a thinly-veiled swipe at China as he talked up Washington's ability to stimulate growth and entrepreneurship on the continent.

War dominates Africa summit as leaders vow Libya support

Addis Ababa - African Union leaders vowed on Monday to push peace efforts in Libya, a sign of the bloc's desire to play a bigger role in resolving the continent's conflicts.

Africa holds 'silence the guns' summit as new conflicts grow

Addis Ababa - The annual African Union summit opened Sunday with leaders vowing that the AU would play a more prominent role in resolving conflicts proliferating across the continent.The theme of the two-day summit is "Silencing the Guns".

Ethiopians look for love during Orthodox epiphany celebration

Gondar - Getahun Fetana spent years admiring Emebet Melaku from a distance before plucking up the nerve to speak to her, taking advantage of a chance encounter during Timkat, the Ethiopian Orthodox celebration of epiphany.

Ten killed in seating collapse at Ethiopian festival

Gondar - At least ten people were killed Monday and scores injured when a seating area collapsed during a major Orthodox Christian celebration in Ethiopia, with fears the death toll could rise.

Power-starved Ethiopia rallies around Nile dam as Egypt dispute simmers

- Cell phone batteries constantly dying, health centres bereft of modern equipment, a dependence on flashlights after sundown -- Kafule Yigzaw experienced all these struggles and more growing up without electricity in rural Ethiopia.

Eritrean president vows to 'bolster cooperation' with Ethiopia

Addis Ababa - Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki promised Thursday to boost cooperation with Ethiopia on the last day of his two-day visit that came as the peace process was seen as having lost momentum.

Abiy Ahmed: Meteoric rise of the man trying to remould Ethiopia

Addis Ababa - Abiy Ahmed, the son of poor villagers who became a spy boss, and now the man behind dizzying attempts to reform Africa's fastest-growing economy and heal wounds with Ethiopia's neighbours, has seen an unpredictable and perilous rise to fame.

Five questions on change and challenges in Abiy's Ethiopia

Addis Ababa - Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is accepting the Nobel Peace Prize next week just as his country heads into what could be the most consequential year of its fraught political transition.
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