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UN sees 'serious threat' in region disputed by Sudans

New York - The United Nations Security Council warned Tuesday the lack of progress in the disputed Abyei region between Sudan and South Sudan was a grave threat to international security.

Ethiopia PM asks protesters for patience as he seeks change

Ambo - Ethiopia's new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed paid a visit to a hotbed of anti-government protests Wednesday, asking residents for patience as he works to bring change to the Horn of Africa country.

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.

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.

BBC launches Ethiopian and Eritrean radio services

London - The BBC on Monday launched new daily radio services producing news, current affairs, features and English language training for Ethiopians and Eritreans.

Ethiopia's leading opposition figure warns of unrest if dialogue fails

- Ethiopia's government needs to hold negotiations with the country's most-popular opposition parties or risk the return of destabilising protests, veteran dissident Merera Gudina said in an interview, days after leaving prison.

Ethiopians throng streets for Christian Orthodox festival

Addis Ababa - Under a blazing sun, a procession carrying a replica of the Ark of the Covenant marched on a path of red carpets through the streets of Ethiopia's capital, sending believers to their knees in reverence.

Egypt FM to visit Ethiopia over Nile dam

Cairo - Egypt's top diplomat is to visit Addis Ababa Tuesday to discuss controversial Ethiopian plans to build a dam on the Nile that Cairo fears will impact its water supplies, his ministry said Monday.

EU urges probe after dozens killed in Ethiopia clashes

Addis Ababa - The European Union called Wednesday for an independent probe into clashes between two of Ethiopia's largest ethnic groups, which officials say left at least 61 dead last week alone.

UN warns of cost if South Sudan stymies 'last chance' peace plan

New York - The UN Security Council warned Thursday of "cost and consequences" for any side in South Sudan that blocks a new regional peace initiative set to open next week in Ethiopia.

To keep girls in school, Ethiopians open up about menstruation

- There's one room at the Sheno primary school in rural Ethiopia that's different from all the others, starting with the sign over the door reading: "Menstruation is a gift from God.

Dutch prosecutors demand life for Ethiopian war crimes suspect

Den Haag - In a rare move, Dutch prosecutors Wednesday called for a Dutch-Ethiopian national to be jailed for life for "an atrocious campaign" of war crimes during Ethiopia's "Red Terror" in the 1970s.

Ethiopian 'Red Terror' trial opens in Dutch court

Den Haag - A Dutch-Ethiopian national Monday denied committing war crimes during bloody purges in Ethiopia in the late 1970s known as the "Red Terror," denying he ever signed orders to execute political opponents.

Ethiopian migrant turns perilous journey into film

Addis Ababa - Zekarias Mesfin spent months making a movie about his dangerous illegal migration from Ethiopia -- and when he arrived at the film's premiere, he was in a coffin carried by six white-gloved pallbearers.Not that Zekarias, 33, was dead.

US ambassador Haley to pay first visit to Africa

New York - US Ambassador Nikki Haley will be the highest-ranking administration official to visit Africa next week when she travels to South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia.

Ethiopians gather for religious festival marred by bloodshed

Bishoftu - A year ago Firommisa Darasa barely made it out of Ethiopia's Irreecha festival alive, managing to escape from a deep ditch where dozens perished.The tragedy happened after police fired tear gas at anti-government protesters, sparking a stampede.

'Hundreds' dead in Ethiopia ethnic clashes

Addis Ababa - Clashes that erupted in Ethiopia this month between two of the country's largest ethnic groups have killed hundreds of people and displaced thousands, the government said Monday.

At least 56 dead as smugglers throw 300 African migrants into Yemen sea

Dibai - At least 56 people have drowned over the past 24 hours, and dozens remain missing, after human traffickers forced 300 African migrants off two Yemen-bound boats and into the sea.

6 dead, 13 missing as smugglers throw 180 migrants into Yemen sea

Dibai - Six migrants drowned and 13 went missing Thursday when smugglers forced 180 Ethiopian migrants off a boat bound for Yemen, a day after a similar incident left 50 dead, the International Organization for Migration said.

Ethiopia to issue IDs for Rastafarian community

Nairobi - Ethiopia's foreign ministry said Friday it will issue identification cards to Rastafarians, granting rights to a community that has long complained of living in limbo in their "promised land".
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