Ethiopia

'Lost them forever': Ethiopia pays tribute to slain army chief

Ethiopia held a memorial on Tuesday for the army chief of staff who was assassinated along with four other senior officials during a failed coup bid at the weekend. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who survived a grenade attack at a rally in his honour last year, sat in the front row at the memorial and...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 1:05pm

Ethiopia Amhara 'coup ringleader killed'

The suspected ringleader of Saturday's failed coup attempt in Ethiopia's Amhara region has been shot dead, police say. Brig Gen Asaminew Tsige was killed as he attempted to escape from his hideout in Amhara's capital, police added. Ethiopia's army chief Gen Seare Mekonnen was...

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 9:48am

Ethiopia: Amhara state chief killed amid regional coup attempt

The president of Ethiopia's Amhara region and his top adviser were killed in an attempted coup in which the country's army chief was also shot dead, the office of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said. Spokeswoman Billene Seyoum told journalists a "hit squad" led by Amhara...

Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 5:35pm

92 inmates escape in western Ethiopia prison break

At least 92 prisoners have escaped from a prison in Gambella regional state, in western Ethiopia, state media Ethiopia News Agency (ENA) reported on Tuesday. John Umod, chief police inspector of Gambella city prison, said the prison break occurred on Monday when guards were trying to stop a fight...

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 9:40am

Ethiopia embraces Chinese tech in digital census

The Ethiopian Central Statistics Agency (CSA) has said that preparations have been finalized to undertake Ethiopia's first ever digital technology-assisted national population and housing census. The East African country will embrace Chinese technologies during the upcoming Fourth National...

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 1:59pm

Ethiopia arrests former deputy spy chief Yared Zerihun

Ethiopia's former deputy intelligence chief has been arrested amid investigations into corruption and human rights abuses committed by the security forces. Yared Zerihun, the former deputy head of the national security agency, is one of more than 60 intelligence and military figures arrested...

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 9:50am

Ethiopia arrests 63 suspected of rights abuses, corruption

Ethiopia has arrested 63 intelligence officials, military personnel and businesspeople on allegations of rights violations and corruption, the country's attorney general announced on Monday. The sweeping high-profile arrests carried out in recent days are a result of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 10:05am

Ethiopia to free over 1000 youth detained over Sept. violence

Ethiopian authorities will free over 1,100 young people arrested over violent protests in and around the capital Addis Ababa in September 2018. Police chief Jemal Zeinu confirmed that out of the 1,204 youth were detained – according to Amnesty International, arbitrarily – 83 of them...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 9:49am

Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan commence tripartite ministerial meeting over disputed dam

Water ministers from Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt on Tuesday started trilateral ministerial discussion in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa on the filling of Ethiopia’s grand dam. The Ethiopian Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), a 74,000 million cubic meters hydroelectric dam under...

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 11:57pm

Eritrea, Ethiopia sign peace accord in Saudi’s Jeddah

Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali signed on Sunday the Jeddah Peace Accord in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah, Al Arabiya reported. The deal was sponsored by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and attended by the United...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 12:59am

Volkswagen considering entering Ethiopia

Volkswagen (VW) is considering a component assembly plant in Ethiopia, in addition to the two recently announced assembly plants in Ghana and Nigeria. The foray into Africa represents a growth opportunity for the car maker in light of the expected recovery of the continent’s economies...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 1:06am

China extends repayment of Ethiopia railway loan to 30 years

China has agreed to restructure some of Ethiopia’s loans, including a loan for a $4 billion railway linking its capital Addis Ababa with neighbouring Djibouti, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (above) has said. “During our stay, we had the opportunity to enact limited...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 12:56am

Ethiopia restricts officials’ use of luxury vehicles as part of reform programme

ADDIS ABABA – The Ethiopian government announced on Tuesday it’s restricting use of luxury cars by federal government officials as part of a reform programme to stop resource wastage and prevent unnecessary expenditure. Haji Ibsa, Public Relations Head of the Ministry of Finance and...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 1:53am

Eritrea considers new port after Ethiopia peace deal

Eritrea is considering a new port on its coast line with the aim of helping export potash from mines being developed in the country and from neighboring Ethiopia, the Bloomberg news portal reports. The port is to be situated at the Bay of Anfile, located some 75 kilometers east of a Colluli potash...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 1:24am

Ethiopia inaugurates Africa's first waste-to-energy project

Ethiopia's first waste-to-energy facility was inaugurated on Sunday in the presence of high-level Ethiopian and foreign dignitaries. The Reppie waste-to-energy facility, fully financed by the Ethiopian government, expected to process 1,400 tons of solid waste daily. The project, located in...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:51am

Ethiopian PM urges citizens to respect rule of law to contain recurring violence

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Sunday urged citizens to abide by the rule of law so as to avoid recurrent violence in the country. Ethiopia is currently facing the negative impacts of misunderstanding between freedom and disorder, eventually affecting the country's peace and security...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:37am

Ethiopian court bails 11 police officers accused of negligence in rally bomb attack

The Ethiopia Federal First Instance Court based in Addis Ababa on Tuesday granted bail to 11 police officers accused of negligence in a June 23 bomb attack. The bomb attack at a mass rally held in support of reformist Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed left two people dead and more than 50...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 2:52pm

Ethiopian Temalew takes Stage 6, Mugisha still in yellow jersey

Saturday Stage Seven: Musanze - Kigali (107.4 km) Friday Stage Six: Rubavu-Kinigi (108.5km) 1. Desalegn Temalew (Ethiopia) 02h53’38” 2. Moise Mugisha (Les Amis Sportifs) 02h53’39” 3. Julius Jayde (South Africa) 02h54’01” 4. Azzedine Lagab (GSP Algerie...

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 1:00am

UAE plans oil pipeline from Ethiopia to Eritrea

The United Arab Emirates plans to build an oil pipeline connecting Eritrea and Ethiopia, the latest sign of the Gulf state’s increasing involvement in the Horn of Africa. The pipeline will run from Eritrea’s port city of Assab to Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, an Ethiopian...

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 11:49pm

Amb. Gasatura thanks Ethiopia for support during Rwanda’s struggle for liberation

Rwanda’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Hope Tumukunde Gasatura, has thanked the government and the people of Ethiopia for their unwavering support during Rwanda’s struggle for liberation. Tumukunde said this as more than 600 Rwandans and friends of Rwanda gathered last week at the Chancery...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 11:49am