State of emergency declared in Ethiopia amid political unrest | World news

Emergency rule imposed by ruling EPRDF coalition following prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn’s decision to resign Supporters of Bekele Gerba, secretary general of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), chant slogans... Read more »

Mass protests force Ethiopia to free opposition leader | World news

Bekele Gerba and seven other political figures suddenly cleared of charges and let out of jail after being arrested in 2015 Plumes of smoke are seen behind buildings in... Read more »

Ethiopia could be sitting on one of the world’s great untapped gold deposits

The gold mines are in the Asosa Region, Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Elias Asmare) To the west of Ethiopia near the Sudanese border lies a place called the Asosa zone. This... Read more »

Ethiopia ‘pardons 2,000 prisoners’ jailed over Oromo protests | World news

Hundreds have died in the protests and successive waves of repression since 2015 Oromo people stage a protest against the Ethiopian government in 2016. Photograph: Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency/Getty... Read more »

Asosa region has one of world’s great untapped gold deposits — Quartz

To the west of Ethiopia near the Sudanese border lies a place called the Asosa zone. This may be the location of the oldest gold mine in the world.... Read more »

5 facts about Ethiopia | IOL

Ethiopia is a country with distinct history and culture. Here are some facts of the country that you should know: 1. The country was discovered in 980 B.C. making... Read more »

Ethiopia’s Exiled Prince Selassie of the World’s Oldest Monarchy — FR Australia at Tadias Magazine

Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie says “People identify with Ethiopia – its resistance to colonialism, its long history, its sense of pride, sense of tolerance and the living together of... Read more »

One of the World’s Oldest Art Workshops Is a Cave in Ethiopia

View of Porc-Epic Cave (photo by A. Herrero; all images © 2017 Rosso et al., used under CC BY 4.0 license) Caves may not get great natural light, but a low-ceilinged... Read more »

Olympic Silver Medalist Reunited With Ethiopian Family – Runner's World

The Oromo tribe is the largest ethnic group in the country and clashes with the government over civil rights. In recent times, the Oromo people have been protesting a... Read more »

World's most dedicated Christians? Thousands climb steep cliffs to reach hidden churches –

The sandstone cliffs of Gheralta in Tigray, Northern Ethiopia, which are 2580m tall, are the home to 35 hidden churches, some of which date back to the fourth century. ... Read more »