54 detained over deadly riots in western Ethiopia

Ethiopia on Tuesday announced it has arrested 54 individuals in connection with several days of riots in western Benishangul Gumuz regional state recently that killed 14 people, local media reported. Ashadli Hassen,... Read more »

Violence in west Ethiopia kills 1 person as police arrests 30 suspects – Xinhua

ADDIS ABABA, June 27 (Xinhua) — Violence in western Ethiopia’s Benishangul Gumuz Regional State on Wednesday left one person dead as police arrested 30 suspects in connection with the deadly violence that... Read more »

Chinese tech to assist with Ethiopia’s national population census – Xinhua

ADDIA ABABA, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) — The Ethiopian Central Statistics Agency (CSA) on Wednesday said that close to 180,000 tablets have purchased from Chinese technology giants, Huawei and Lenovo, to conduct Ethiopia’s... Read more »

Ethiopia’s central bank devalues currency by 15 percent, hikes rates

ADDIS ABABA, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s central bank has devalued the Ethiopian birr by 15 percent to boost lagging exports, its deputy governor announced on Tuesday. The bank also raised its... Read more »

Ethiopia, Sweden sign 120 mln USD agreement to support Ethiopia’s development

ADDIS ABABA, July 27 (Xinhua) — Ethiopia and Sweden on Thursday signed a 2.82 billion Ethiopian birr (over 120 million U.S. dollars) grant agreement to enhance climate change resilience and improve livelihood... Read more »

Ethiopia continues to embrace the enemy

Each night along the border of arid hills, Eritreans cautiously move through the terrain’s dead ground out of sight of their own military to escape into Ethiopia’s northernmost Tigray region. “After we... Read more »

Meeting Lucy in Ethiopia, and other travel stories from the cradle of humanity

“But why?” When we announced we would be travelling to Ethiopia, everyone had the same response. Soon, my practised answer became, “Because I want to experience the typical African way of life.”... Read more »

Ethiopia says foiled Eritrea-backed terror attack, kill 15 – Sudan … – Sudan Tribune

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle November 29, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) – Ethiopia authorities said they foiled an Eritrean backed terrorist attack, killed as well as detained dozens of Eritrean mercenaries. Eritrea, which borders Sudan... Read more »

Ethiopia says foiled Eritrea-backed terror attack, kill 15 – Sudan Tribune

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle November 29, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) – Ethiopia authorities said they foiled an Eritrean backed terrorist attack, killed as well as detained dozens of Eritrean mercenaries. Eritrea, which borders Sudan... Read more »

Ethiopia sells $3.8bn Nile mega dam bonds like it were the Olympics, and the …

A HORSE-drawn carriage festooned with balloons and Ethiopian flags stops in front of a crowd at a ramshackle football stadium. Two women in traditional white dresses pluck a gold trophy from the cart... Read more »