Thousands march in Rome to protest against ‘climate of hatred’ | News

Rome, Italy – At least 20,000 people have marched in Rome to express their opposition to Italy’s populist government which, they argued, has been fuelling a “growing climate of hatred” since coming... Read more »

Sahle-Work Zewde named Ethiopia’s first woman president | News

Ethiopia‘s parliament has named Sahle-Work Zewde as the country’s first woman president. In a unanimous vote on Thursday during the second Special Joint Session of Ethiopia’s two houses of parliament – the... Read more »

Ethiopia arrests ex-Somali region head over rights abuses | News

Police in Ethiopia arrested the former president of the volatile eastern Somali region on charges of human rights abuses after a series of deadly clashes earlier this month.  Monday’s arrest of Abdi... Read more »

Abiy Ahmed a ‘painkiller, not a cure’ for Ethiopia’s problems | News

Ginchi, Ethiopia – The people in the small town of Ginchi in central Oromia region are mostly farmers, earning their livelihood by working on land like most in Ethiopia. Until about three... Read more »

African Union leaders set to meet to review free trade, crises | News

African Union (AU) leaders are set to meet in Mauritania for a two-day summit focusing on free trade, tackling corruption and dealing with the continent’s humanitarian and security crises. The theme of the meeting,... Read more »

African Union leaders set to meet to review free trade, crises | News

African Union (AU) leaders are set to meet in Mauritania for a two-day summit focusing on free trade, tackling corruption and dealing with the continent’s humanitarian and security crises. The theme of the meeting,... Read more »

Ethiopia to remove OLF, ONLF and Ginbot 7 from terror list

Addis Ababa – Ethiopia’s government has put forward a recommendation to parliament to take three rebel groups off the country’s list of terrorist organisations. The groups – Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), Ogaden... Read more »

30 suspects arrested over Ethiopia grenade attack | News

A second person has died after a grenade attack on a political rally attended by Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in the capital, Addis Ababa, as authorities arrested police officials and suspects.... Read more »

Ethiopia PM: Security agencies committed ‘terrorist acts’ | News

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said his country’s security institutions tortured and committed “terrorist acts” against its own citizens in the past, in a rare and candid admission.  Ahmed, who was sworn... Read more »

South Sudan’s Kiir, Machar to meet in Ethiopian capital | News

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar are set to meet on Wednesday for their first face-to-face meeting in two years, according to the Ethiopian foreign ministry.  Wednesday’s meeting... Read more »