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Exiled Ethiopian opposition group holds talks with government

The Oromo Democratic Front sees the talks as a step on its journey to returning to politics.

Egypt wants to speed up Ethiopia dam negotiations

Egypt and Ethiopia are at loggerheads over the construction of the Grand Renaissance Dam.

Who controls the world’s longest river?

The Nile basin countries have been attempting to gain as much control as possible over the river.

UN, HRW say African migrants being abused in Yemen

Human Rights Watch accused Yemeni government employees of “torturing, raping and executing” migrants and asylum-seekers from Ethiopia, Somalia, and Eritrea in a detention centre in Aden.

Ethiopia’s new PM visits town that was centre of anti-government protests

Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia’s new prime minister, pledged to address problems in the Oromia Region.

Ethiopia’s PM seeks end to violence that displaced nearly a million

Violence along the border of the Horn of Africa country's Somali and Oromiya provinces first erupted in September last year, with both regions blaming the other for the unrest.

Ethiopia releases 11 jailed dissidents

Various anti-government bloggers, journalists, and activists were jailed last month.

Talks to ease Egypt concerns over Nile dam fail, Sudan minister...

The foreign ministers and intelligence chiefs of Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan failed to reach an agreement regarding the Grand Renaissance Dam.

Kuwait to recruit Ethiopians amid Philippines labour crisis

Following a ban imposed by the Philippine government on its citizens from working in Kuwait, the domestic workers from the Philippines who can no longer work there will be replaced by Ethiopians.

Over 1,100 arrested under Ethiopia state of emergency

Hailemariam Desalegn's surprise resignation comes after more than two years of anti-government protests and increasing divisions in the ruling party.

Ethiopia to swear in new prime minister on April 2

Abiye Ahmed will take over from Hailemariam Desalegn as Ethiopia's prime minister.

Ethiopia detains recently-released journalist, politicians

Among those detained were journalist Eskinder Nega, bloggers Befekadu Hailu and Mahlet Fantahun, and opposition politician Andualem Arage.

About 5,000 Ethiopians flee to Kenya after botched military operation

The Ethiopians left after the military operation in the Oromia Region killed nine civilians.

Ethiopian soldiers kill nine civilians mistaken for militants

The soldiers were in Moyale to search for Oromo Liberation Front rebels.

US to provide more than US$533 million in aid amid African...

The money given by the United States will be distributed among seven African countries.

Ethiopia frees opposition leader amid protests

After mass protests across the country, Bekele Gerba of the Oromo Federalist Congress was freed, and all charges against him were dropped.

Worsening Ethiopian drought to end nomadic lifestyle

The frequent droughts in Ethiopia have made it almost impossible to live a nomadic life.

Ethiopia sentences opposition leader to six months in jail for contempt...

Bekele Gerba of the Oromo Federalist Congress has been jailed for the second time.

Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan to meet on Monday for Nile dam...

Egypt in particular is concerned over the risk of its water supply being severely reduced by the dam.

Egypt, Ethiopia leaders say Nile dam must not ruin relations

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn agreed not to allow a dam being built by Ethiopia to damage the relationship between the two countries.

Ethiopia to free opposition leader, others jailed for involvement in unrest

Oromo Federalist Congress leader Merera Gudina is one of 528 people who will have charges against them dropped.

Dozens of migrants arrested in east Libya and face deportation

The migrants had come from Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia, and were planning to go to Europe.