Ethiopia emergency to last six months
Ethiopia said Saturday that a state of emergency will remain in place for six months, as the authorities move to quell "chaos and unruliness". The council of ministers declared the country's second emergency decree in two years on Friday evening. It capped a tumultuous week that saw Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resign, a strike in…
Ethiopian prime minister departure brings no change, opposition says
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.
Ethiopia could be sitting on one of world’s great untapped gold deposits
To the west of Ethiopia near the Sudanese border lies a place called the Asosa zone. This may be the location of the oldest gold mine in the world. Dating back some 6,000 years, it provided a key source of gold to the ancient Egyptian empire, whose great wealth was famous throughout the known world.…
The Ethiopian Tribe Where A Lip Plate Makes You More Attractive
Across the world, there are people who have not been swayed by the technological advancement but have rather maintained their traditional way of life. Some of this kind of people are found around Lake Turkana and the Lower Omo Valley in Southern Ethiopia. The Surma people is made up of three ethnic groups: The Mursi,…
OP-ED: On bringing brand name hotels to Ethiopia
Inside the headquarters of Ozzie Business and Hospitality Group, an office that is as small as an ordinary studio apartment in Bole, the exclusive neighbourhoods of Addis Ababa, Kumeneger Teketel is multitasking. He is seated comfortably in an office facing the magnificent landmark Bole Medhanealem Church with a view of the capital that is fast…
'Hundreds' dead in Ethiopia ethnic clashes
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.
Ethiopia ends state of emergency imposed after protests
Ethiopia's parliament on Friday lifted a nationwide state of emergency decreed last year after Africa's second most-populous country was rocked by months of protests.
Ethiopian job plans put Dangote Cement at risk
Ethiopian regional officials are demanding foreign cement producers including Dangote Cement Plc hand control of some parts of their businesses to groups of unemployed youths.
Ethiopia declares national mourning
Ethiopia has declared three days of national mourning for victims of a landslide at a rubbish landfill site in the capital Addis Ababa.