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.... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... Read more »

Ethiopia opens airline and telecoms to private, international investors | News

Ethiopia is opening key economic sectors, including the state-owned Ethiopian Airlines and state-run telecoms, to local and international private investors. The privatization drive comes at a time when Ethiopian... Read more »

Papua New Guinea to ban Facebook for a month | News

Papua New Guinea (PNG) will ban Facebook for a month while the government identifies fake accounts and attempts to block fake news. Communications Minister Sam Basil said on Wednesday the one-month... Read more »

Ethiopia says Saudi Arabia to free 1,000 detained citizens | News

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopia says more than 1,000 of its citizens will be released from detention centers in Saudi Arabia after a request by new Prime Minister Abiy... Read more »