At least four Ethiopian soldiers die in Al-Shabab blast
At least four Ethiopian soldiers were killed in southern Somalia Saturday in an Al-Shabaab suicide bombing near their base, a security official and witnesses said.
Ethiopia deploys military against opposition faction
Ethiopia has deployed soldiers against an armed faction of a recently-legalised opposition group that is robbing banks and attacking residents in the country's remote west, the government said Wednesday.
Former Ethiopian president Girma Woldegiorgis dies
Former Ethiopian president Girma Woldegiorgis died on Saturday, two weeks short of his 95th birthday, state media reported. Girma was president of Ethiopia for twelve years between 2001 to 2013, a largely ceremonial role. His death was reported by the Ethiopia Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) and other state media. The cause of death was not given.…
AU to discuss reforms, peer review at meeting
As the 11th Extraordinary Session of the African Union opens tomorrow at the African Union (AU) headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a review of the body’s institutional reform processes and its financing are to top the agenda. Nigeria’s delegation to the five-day event is to be led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.…
Ethiopia appoints Africa's only female president
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.
Ethiopian prime minister hands half of cabinet to women
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday unveiled a downsized cabinet where, in a first, half the members are women, a top official said.
Ethiopia Announces Visa On Arrival for African Travellers
Earlier this week, Tanzania announced that it will no longer issue visa to nationals of some African countries, including Nigeria. However, Africans can now rejoice as Ethiopia has announced it will start giving visa to African travellers on arrival. It is learnt that Ethiopian President, Mulatu Teshome shared the news with the parliament as part of Ethiopia’s…
AU harps on training in climate fund
To achieve low emissions and resilient climate, the African Union (AU) has advocated for the training of member states, agencies and academic institutions on the implementation and monitoring of Green Climate Fund (GCF). According to the organisation, members/officials in charge of climate matters lack the institutional and technical capabilities to attract funds. The Commissioner, Department…
Ethiopia fines Nigerian striker over forged documents
The Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) has fined Okiki Afolabi after it discovered that the Nigerian striker presented a fake document during his transfer to Egyptian Premier League club, Ismaily. Ismaily recently signed the former Sunshine Stars player from Ethiopian champions, Jimma Aba Jifar. The 23-year-old striker scored 23 goals to finish as Ethiopian league’s top…
Clashes, looting in eastern Ethiopia
Residents in the volatile Somali region of eastern Ethiopia on Sunday reported riots, looting and ethnic attacks, as the US embassy in Addis Ababa advised its citizens to avoid the region. "Everybody is inside his home. Nobody is leaving," said a resident of the regional capital Jigjiga who spoke on condition of anonymity. "So many…