Ethiopia pardons hundreds sentenced on ‘terrorism’ charges | Ethiopia News

The government of Ethiopia has said it will release more than 304 prisoners, including 289 convicted on “terrorism” charges, according to state media. The move is part of a raft of reforms pledged by authorities... Read more »

Ethiopia set to lift state of emergency two months early | Ethiopia News

Ethiopia ‘s cabinet has approved a draft law to lift a six-month state of emergency two months early after assessing that “law and order” has been restored in the country. Authorities imposed the... Read more »

Ethiopia seeks return of looted treasures from London museum | Ethiopia News

Ethiopian artifacts looted by the British colonialists in the 19th century are on a display in London, but a top Ethiopian official says the treasures belong to Addis Ababa and they need... Read more »

Abiy Ahmed sworn in as Ethiopia’s prime minister | Ethiopia News

Ethiopia’s parliament has elected Abiy Ahmed as the new prime minister, a week after the ruling coalition nominated him to succeed Hailemariam Desalegn.  Abiy was sworn in on Monday shortly after his... Read more »

Ethiopia: More than 1,100 detained under state of emergency | Ethiopia News

Authorities in Ethiopia have arrested more than 1,100 people since the country declared a state of emergency after the prime minister’s resignation last month, according to state media. Hailemariam Desalegn’s abrupt decision... Read more »

Bekoji: The Ethiopian town that’s home to world-class athletes | Ethiopia News

Bekoji is a small, rural town in central Ethiopia, and at least eight Olympic medallists, world title and world record holders come from there. Their accomplishments are inspiring a new generation to... Read more »

Addis Ababa arrests activists violating ‘gathering’ ban | Ethiopia News

Ethiopian security forces have re-arrested a number of recently freed politicians and journalists as they gathered for a social event outside the capital with family and friends, a lawyer said on Monday.... Read more »

Ethiopia’s ruling party to choose new leader | Ethiopia News

Ethiopia’s ruling coalition is due to meet on Tuesday to elect a new prime minister. Hailemariam Desalegn resigned last month, saying the move was needed to enable reforms. A growing protest movement... Read more »

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to meet for Nile dam talks | Ethiopia News

The leaders of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan will meet on Monday in a bid to break a deadlock in negotiations over a hydroelectric dam Addis Ababa is building along its share of... Read more »

Danakil Depression: Salt mining in one of earth’s hottest places | Ethiopia News

At more than 100 metres below sea level and with temperatures that often reach higher than 50 degrees Celsius, Ethiopia’s Danakil Depression is one of the most inhospitable places on earth. Al... Read more »