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Ethiopian PM Abiy defends response to ethnic clashes

Addis Ababa - Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Sunday pushed back against portrayals of his government as weak and timid in the face of recent unrest that left more than 80 people dead.

Orthodox Ethiopians criticise PM Abiy over deadly clashes

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia's influential Orthodox church on Sunday criticised Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's response to ethnic and religious clashes that have left nearly 70 people dead, saying he was failing to protect its members.

Ethiopia PM Abiy warns ethnic violence could worsen

Addis Ababa - Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed warned Saturday of further instability and vowed to bring to justice those responsible for violence that left at least 67 people dead this week.

Ethiopian activist floats election challenge against Abiy

Addis Ababa - A high-profile Ethiopian activist at the centre of violence that left 16 people dead this week has accused Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of acting like a dictator and said he might challenge him in elections planned for next year.

At least 16 dead in anti-Abiy protests in Ethiopia: Amnesty

Addis Ababa - At least 16 people have been killed in violence in Ethiopia this week that began with protests against Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Abiy Ahmed, an Amnesty International researcher said Friday.

Four dead in protests against Ethiopian PM Abiy: police, hospital

Addis Ababa - At least four people have been killed and dozens injured in protests in Ethiopia against Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, hospital and police sources said Thursday.

Stony silence from Eritrea as Ethiopia basks in Nobel glow

Addis Ababa - While Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was praised for efforts to end years of bitter tension with Eritrea in his Nobel Peace Prize award last week, his Eritrean partner in the peace-making has conspicuously failed to offer his congratulations.

Rough road ahead for Abiy after Nobel triumph

Addis Ababa - Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed faces stark challenges on the very issues that earned him a Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, and analysts say the coming months may tell whether he can translate this early applause into concrete success.

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

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

Going green: Ethiopia's bid to plant four billion trees

Addis Ababa - These days whenever Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appears in public, he removes his jacket, rolls up his sleeves, grabs a shovel and gets to planting a tree.

Ethiopia faces showdown over push for new region

Hawassa - The green, blue and red flag of the Sidama people flutters defiantly above government buildings in a southern Ethiopian city where leaders are on the brink of declaring a breakaway region.

Scores from Amhara party arrested in Ethiopia after coup bid

Addis Ababa - Scores of people with links to an ethno-nationalist party in Ethiopia's Amhara state have been arrested after an attempted coup in the region, a party spokesman said Thursday.

Ethiopia mourns after army chief, top officials killed

Addis Ababa - The death toll from two attacks believed linked to an attempted coup in Ethiopia's northern Amhara state rose to five on Monday, as flags flew at half-mast on what was declared a national day of mourning.

Ethiopia army chief, local officials killed amid regional 'coup' bid

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia's army chief and a top local leader have been shot dead during an attempt to overthrow a regional government in the north of the country, underscoring political instability as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed tries to reform the nation.

Ethiopia army chief of staff shot amid unrest

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia's army chief of staff has been shot, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced on television Sunday as the government said it had thwarted an attempted coup in a regional state of this Horn of Africa nation.

Rising misery as Ethiopia struggles to stem ethnic tensions

Addis Ababa - More than a year after his house in southern Ethiopia was razed to the ground, his coffee plantation destroyed and cattle stolen, Teketel Memheru is still too terrified to return home.

Ethiopian churches oppose gay travel company's tour plans

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia's religious leaders on Monday urged the government to block a US gay travel company from touring the country's ancient sites, and one group warned visiting homosexuals could face violence.

African free trade zone takes effect: African Union

Addis Ababa - An African free-trade zone came into force Thursday, a step toward creating what the African Union (AU) hopes will be a continent-wide market of 1.2 billion people worth $2.5 trillion. "This is a historic milestone!

Ethiopia hosts $173,000-a-seat dinner to beautify capital

Addis Ababa - More than 200 people paid an eye-watering $173,000 (150,000 euros) to attend a dinner thrown by Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, to raise funds to beautify the capital Addis Ababa, state media reported Monday.

South Sudan adversaries meet in bid to save peace deal

Addis Ababa - South Sudan's rival parties began two days of talks in Addis Ababa on Thursday in a bid to salvage a peace deal, with just days left before a unity government is meant to be formed.
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