Ethiopia prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigns | News

Hailemariam Desalegn says he has submitted his resignation as both Ethiopia’s prime minister and chairman of the country’s ruling coalition. Hailemariam‘s announcement comes amid a political crisis and lingering unrest in... Read more »

Ethiopia ‘at crossroads’ after Hailemariam resignation | News

Some describe it as a “transformational moment”; others the result of an “unprecedented” wave of protests. But whatever it is labelled, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn’s surprise resignation is setting the... Read more »

Molla and Yimer win Ethiopian Half Marathon titles | News

Double Ethiopian cross-country champion Getaneh Molla and teenager Zeineba Yimer took impressive wins at the 11th Ethiopian Half Marathon Championships in Legetafo, about 10 kilometres east of the capital... Read more »

Ethiopia to free thousands of Oromo political detainees | News

The government of Ethiopia has announced the release of 2,345 prisoners, who were sent to jail following the 2015 and 2016 protests in the country’s Oromia region. Addisu Arega... Read more »

African migration on the agenda ahead of AU summit | News

African Union leaders are gathering in Ethiopia ahead of a major summit. They’re set to discuss ways to tackle the flow of refugees and migrants to Europe. As part... Read more »

War-hit children in S Sudan ‘at risk of imminent death’ | News

More than 250,000 children in war-torn South Sudan are “at risk of imminent death” because of severe malnutrition, a United Nations official has said. Henrietta H Fore, executive director... Read more »

Ethiopia lawmakers approve ban on foreign adoptions | News

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopian lawmakers have approved a ban on foreign adoptions amid concerns about mistreatment of children overseas. The approval came after rare heated debate as some... Read more »

Youth dig wells in Ethiopia with chocolate spoons | News

Over 1,000 chocolate stir spoons made and sold by local middle-school girls will be used to dig water wells that will enable girls across the ocean to receive an... Read more »

Why some Christians celebrate Christmas on January 7 | News

Christmas is a day celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, who many Christians believe is the son of God. While many celebrate Christmas on December 25, some Orthodox Christians mark... Read more »

Ethiopia to pardon political prisoners, shut prison | News

Ethiopia has announced plans to release political prisoners and shut an infamous prison in the capital, Addis Ababa, in a surprise move the government says aims to “foster national... Read more »