Ethiopia’s hope lies in its wonderful people

Mark Twain had once, on coming back to New York, made this famous observation: “It’s not quite what it used to be and it appears decidedly better than when I was here... Read more »

African Union meets in Ethiopia for Ebola crisis talks

African Union commission Chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma African Union chiefs held an emergency meeting Monday to hammer out a continent-wide strategy to deal with the Ebola epidemic, which has killed over 2,000 people... Read more »

Ethiopia: The post-Meles universe takes shape

Prime Minister Hailemariam is developing a style of consensual politics, but some politicans and businessmen are having difficulty adjusting. The passing of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi in August 2012 has shaken up... Read more »

Jailed Ethiopian Journalists and Bloggers Need Your Voice

This past weekend, in a move reminiscent of the continent’s most repressive rulers, authorities in Addis Ababa arrested nine of Ethiopia’s most thoughtful, peace-loving, and promising young minds – branding them as... Read more »
Minister Roy Padayache died in Ethiopia

South African Minister Died While Visiting Ethiopia

South African minister Roy Padayachie has died of a heart attack in Addis Ababa, where he had gone to attend an African Union meeting, the Ethiopian government said on Saturday. Public Service... Read more »
Africa Union HQ

African Union to open Chinese-funded New HQ in Ethiopia

The African Union is due to inaugurate its newly built headquarters in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. The entire $200m (£127m) project was funded by China as a gift to the AU,... Read more »

AU famine meet raises $351 million but figure questioned

(Reuters) – A much-delayed African Union summit held to raise money to tackle famine in Somalia and drought in the Horn of Africa held Thursday raised $351 million officials said, but activists... Read more »

Eritrea planned massive bomb attack on African Union summit, UN says

‘Baghdad-style’ car bomb attack planned in Addis Ababa, capital of neighbour and foe Ethiopia, which hosted 30 heads of state in January Eritrea planned a massive attack on an African Union summit... Read more »

AU decides on presidential committee for Libya crisis

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU) Commission decided on Friday to establish an AU ad-hoc high level committee on Libya to find a peaceful resolution... Read more »

African Union to dispatch mission to Libya

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) Commission decided on Thursday to send a mission to the troubled Libya to assess the situation in that... Read more »