Arrests announced as death toll rises in Ethiopia attack
The death toll from a grenade attack on a pro-government rally in Ethiopia's capital climbed to two on Sunday, a cabinet minister said, as police announced arrests over the blast.
South Sudan's Kiir, Machar to meet on Wednesday in Addis Ababa
South Sudan President Salva Kiir will meet with rebel leader Riek Machar in Ethiopia's capital on Wednesday in their first face-to-face in nearly two years, an Ethiopian official said Tuesday.
Ethiopia probes killing of Dangote Cement country manager
Ethiopian authorities are investigating the murder of the country manager of Dangote Cement Plc, the manufacturer owned by Africa’s richest man, and two other staff. Unidentified gunmen shot dead Deep Kamra, his secretary and his driver on Wednesday, Tariku Alemayehu, deputy manager for sales and marketing in Ethiopia, said by phone. The killings took place…
Kenyan, Ethiopian athletes dominate Okpekpe Race
Kenyan and Ethiopian athletes, yesterday, carted home top prizes in both the male and female categories of the 2018 Okpekpe 10 kilometre race in Edo State. The race also saw the Minister of Sports Solomon Dalung, Governor Godwin Obaseki, his predecessor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu and the state’s First Lady, Mrs. Betsy…
Hopes high Ethiopia's new prime minster will ease political turmoil
For the first time, Ethiopia has picked a leader from the Oromo ethnic group that drove years of anti-government protests, and analysts say Abiy Ahmed faces a tricky task of reconciliation and reform.
Why the state of emergency in Ethiopia could destabilise the horn of Africa
Former Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn sent shock waves through the region when he abruptly tendered his resignation. Desalegn said that he had made the decision to facilitate efforts towards political reforms which started with the release of political prisoners. But rather than pursue a reform agenda, the Ethiopian government followed his announcement by declaring…
Ethiopia says nine civilians were killed in accidental shooting
The deaths of nine civilians in Ethiopia's restive Oromia region, home to its largest ethnic group, was due to an accidental shooting by soldiers, state media said Sunday. Soldiers opened fire on the civilians near the town of Moyale on the southern border with Kenya after mistaking them for members of the banned Oromo Liberation…
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.…