Sophia the robot misses dinner with Ethiopia PM after losing some parts at German airport

Sophia, the famous artificial intelligence (AI) humanoid robot, arrived in Ethiopia on Friday, but was unable to have a scheduled dinner with the prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, after a bag containing some... Read more »

German tourist shot dead in Ethiopia

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Erta Ale volcano is popular with tourists A German tourist has been shot dead and a guide injured during a visit to a volcano in north-eastern... Read more »
Part of the group of tourists attacked in Ethiopia's Afar region arrive at Addis Ababa airport on January 18 (AFP/File, Jenny Vaughan)

Ethiopia rebels say freed two German tourists

By Aaron Maasho (Reuters) – A rebel group in the Afar region of Ethiopia said on Tuesday it had released two German tourists held since January. The Afar Revolutionary Democratic Unit Front... Read more »
The Somali police were trained in Ethiopia, funded by Germany

Hundreds of German-financed Somali police officers go missing

Almost 1,000 Somali police have gone missing after their training was financed by the German government. It is feared these officers will now join forces with the Islamist militants Al-Shabaab. In September... Read more »