Ethiopia to swear in new prime minister on April 2

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s prime minister-elect Abiye Ahmed will be sworn in on Monday, its parliament said, after the ruling coalition chose him to succeed Hailemariam Desalegn as... Read more »

Can Ethiopia’s new leader bridge ethnic divides? | Politics

A young reformer or an entrenched military man? Ethiopia’s prime minister-elect is the first from the Oromo ethnic group that’s been at the forefront of anti-government protests. Community activists... Read more »


By Teshome Abebe* It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was... Read more »

Abiy Ahmed elected as chairman of Ethiopia’s ruling coalition | News

Ethiopia‘s ruling coalition has elected Abiy Ahmed as its new chairman, according to state media. The announcement on Tuesday by state broadcaster FANA means that Ahmed, who hails from the Oromo... Read more »

Sudan says its not supporting an Eritrean opposition group

Sudan has reacted to allegations by the Eritrean government that it was providing support to a radical opposition group led by Eritrean Islamist Mohammed Jumma. The Suddanese foreign ministry... Read more »

Ethiopia crisis: Kenya must abandon indifference and speak up – HRW

International rights group, Human Rights Watch (HRW) says as a matter of urgency, the Kenyan government must speak on the political and security ongoings in neighbouring Ethiopia. According to... Read more »

Ethiopian circus festival promoting African arts & culture [Culture]

Ethiopia recently held the second edition of the African Circus Arts Festival, which saw 11 circus troupe artists from six African countries perform at the event. Hundreds of Addis... Read more »

Ethiopia to Free 746 Political Prisoners including Eskinder Nega

Ethiopia, sandwiched between war-torn South Sudan and Somalia, is frequently rebuked by human rights groups for cracking down on dissent under the guise of national security concerns. The government... Read more »

Turkish medical team conducts eye surgeries in Ethiopia – Anadolu Agency

Anadolu Agency Turkish medical team conducts eye surgeries in EthiopiaAnadolu AgencyNo fewer than 900 Ethiopians regained their eye sights after a group of Turkish ophthalmologists conducted cataract surgeries. A... Read more »

Ethiopia court jails members of outlawed group Ginbot 7

Image copyright AFP Image caption Thousands have been detained since anti-government protests broke out A court in Ethiopia has sentenced more than 30 people to long prison terms for... Read more »