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UN lifts sanctions on Eritrea

New York - The UN Security Council on Wednesday lifted sanctions on Eritrea following a landmark peace deal with Ethiopia and a thaw with Djibouti that have buoyed hopes for positive change in the Horn of Africa.

UN to lift sanctions on Eritrea

New York - The UN Security Council will on Wednesday vote to lift sanctions on Eritrea following a landmark peace deal with Ethiopia and a thaw with Djibouti that have buoyed hopes for positive change in the Horn of Africa.

UN to lift sanctions on Eritrea after US shift

New York - The UN Security Council is preparing to lift sanctions on Eritrea after the United States dropped its insistence on prolonging the measures despite a peace deal with Ethiopia, diplomats said Friday.

Ethiopia appoints Africa's only female president

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia on Thursday appointed a woman to the largely ceremonial position of president for the first time, further increasing female representation in the government of Africa's second most populous nation.

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.

UN approves 'final' extension of Abyei peace mission

New York - The UN Security Council on Thursday approved a final extension of its peacekeeping mission in the disputed Abyei region between Sudan and South Sudan -- unless the two sides make progress on border demarcation and other benchmarks.

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.

Eritrea at UN demands compensation for sanctions

New York - Eritrea's foreign minister on Saturday called for sanctions against his country to be lifted as a result of the peace deal with Ethiopia and demanded compensation for the economic hardship.

Hollywood dives deep into 1980s Israeli spy 'resort' in Sudan

Apo - The brochure portrayed it as a divers' paradise located along the Red Sea in Sudan. It was in fact one of the Israeli intelligence agency's most audacious operations.

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.

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.

Ethiopia, Eritrea seek to bolster truce at Saudi summit

Jeddah - Ethiopia and Eritrea signed an agreement Sunday at a summit in Saudi Arabia, bolstering a historic peace accord between the two former Horn of Africa enemies, officials said.

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.

Ethiopia, Eritrea to hold peace summit in Saudi Arabia: UN

New York - Ethiopia and Eritrea will attend a summit in Saudi Arabia on Sunday to sign an agreement cementing the thaw between the two former Horn of Africa enemies, a UN spokesman said Friday.

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.

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.

Somalia, Eritrea mend ties as change sweeps Horn of Africa

Nairobi - The presidents of Somalia and Eritrea on Monday agreed to establish diplomatic ties after more than a decade of animosity, in the latest lightning rapprochement between Horn of Africa rivals.

Somalia, Eritrea agree to establish diplomatic ties

Nairobi - The presidents of Somalia and Eritrea on Monday signed an agreement to establish diplomatic ties after over a decade of animosity, in the latest fast-track rapprochement in the Horn of Africa.

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.

Eritrea dares to dream of change as Ethiopia peace dawns

Asmara - Crushed tanks and trucks destroyed in Eritrea's war for independence from Ethiopia are piled up on the outskirts of Asmara, a rusting testament to a long and bloody history of conflict.

War-ravaged South Sudan at a glance

Juba - South Sudan, the world's youngest country, has been mired in a devastating civil war for more than four years, with tens of thousands of people killed, nearly four million displaced and its economy in ruins.

UAE hails Ethiopia and Eritrea for peace deal

Abu Dhabi - The United Arab Emirates hailed the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea on Tuesday for reaching a landmark peace deal as the two met in the UAE capital.

Ethiopia names ambassador to Eritrea as ties thaw

Nairobi - Ethiopia has appointed an ambassador to Eritrea for the first time in 20 years, state-affiliated media reported Thursday, the latest in a series of dizzying peace moves between the neighbours.

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.
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