Ethiopia announced it will fully accept the terms of a peace agreement with neighbouring Eritrea in a major step towards calming deadly tensions with its decades-long rival. The news comes hours after Ethiopia lifted a state of emergency on Tuesday in what had been the most dramatic reform yet under[…]
The U.N. human rights chief said he was allowed to visit a region in Ethiopia that has been roiled by protests and unrest for the past three years, after the previous administration turned down his request last year. The visit by U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein[…]
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 ethnic group, is now expected to succeed Hailemariam Desalegn as Ethiopia’s prime minister. The chairman of the ruling Ethiopian[…]
The second day of a social boycott called by youth in Ethiopia’s Oromia region has been fully complied with as businesses and transport services have been at a standstill. Photos shared on social media show that several towns across the region have deserted streets whiles in other places people have[…]
The Ethiopian government will drop charges against political prisoners and close a notorious prison camp in a bid to ‘widen the democratic space for all.’ The announcement made by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn comes after days of consultations within the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) coalition. Addressing a[…]
Egypt, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Ethiopia are the three top African countries who will be affected by a move by the United States to cancel a visa lottery regime. Figures from the Department of State indicates that the three countries had over 2,000 beneficiaries enter the U.S.[…]
The Eritrean government has formally responded to media reports suggesting that protests in the capital Asmara had led to deaths. The government categorically dismissed reports that protesters had died from gunfire discharge by security forces deployed to quell the protests of October 31, 2017. Information Minister, Yemane Ghebre Meskel in[…]
Up to 50 refugees and migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia were “deliberately drowned” when a smuggler forced them into the sea off Yemen’s coast, the UN migration agency said on Wednesday, calling the drownings “shocking and inhumane”. International Organization for Migration (IOM) staffers found the shallow graves of 29 of[…]
Almost 700 people have been killed during violence in Ethiopia since August 2016, a government-sponsored commission has said, bringing the total death toll since the unrest began in late 2015 to more than 900. Ethiopia declared six months of emergency rule in October after almost a year of anti-government violent[…]
Somalia’s al Shabaab group has taken control of El Bur, a town in the Horn of Africa’s semi-autonomous region of Galmudug, after Ethiopian forces left, a government official has said. Al Shabaab is seeking to drive the African Union-mandated peace keeping force, AMISOM, out of Somalia and topple the country’s[…]
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