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Ethiopia MPs back extending Abiy's term amid election delay

Jun 10, 2020 - 8:25 PM

The move by the House of Federation is sure to anger opposition leaders who have accused Abiy Ahmed of using the pandemic to artificially extend his time in office, and analysts warn of possible protests and boycotts

TERM EXTENSION? Ehiopia's Prime Minister Abiy speaks before planting a tree during the tree-planting ceremony of his initial project to plant five billion trees during this year's rainy season in Hawassa on June 5, 2020, ahead of World Environment Day. File photo by Michael Tewelde/AFP

Ethiopia PM collects Nobel Peace Prize, urges unity against hatred

Dec 10, 2019 - 9:53 PM

'There is no 'Us and Them.' There is only 'Us,' for 'We' are all bound by a shared destiny of love, forgiveness and reconciliation,' says Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE. Ethiopia's Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Abiy Ahmed Ali (R) receives the Nobel Peace Prize from Berit Reiss-Andersen (L), chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee during a ceremony at the city hall in Oslo on December 10, 2019. Photo by HÃ¥kon Mosvold Larsen/NTB Scanpix/AFP

At least 16 dead in anti-Abiy protests in Ethiopia – Amnesty

Oct 25, 2019 - 4:33 PM

'Up to now we have confirmed 16 people dead, but the number must be more than that because new reports are emerging which we have not confirmed,' Amnesty International researcher Fisseha Tekle says

PROTESTS. Supporters of Jawar Mohammed, a member of the Oromo ethnic group who has been a public critic of Abiy, gather outside his home in Addis Ababa after he accused security forces of trying to orchestrate an attack against him October 24, 2019. Photo by AFP

Ethiopia's Abiy urged to cement 'rights legacy' after Nobel win

Oct 11, 2019 - 10:59 PM

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says he is 'humbled and thrilled' to receive the Nobel, adding that he hopes it will inspire other African leaders

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to resolve his country's conflict with bitter foe Eritrea, the Nobel Committee announced in Oslo on October 11, 2019. File photo by Zacharias Abubeker/AFP

Ethiopia holds funeral service for murdered army chief

Jun 25, 2019 - 9:43 PM

Ethiopia has been left reeling after this weekend's violence, a massive blow to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who has embarked on an ambitious project of economic and political reforms in the nation

NEWS. A man reads the Ethiopian newspaper 'The Reporter', depicting the portraits of killed Ambachew Mekonen (L), President of the Ahmara Region, and of Gen. Seare Mekonnen, Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian National Forces, in Addis Ababa, on June 24, 2019. Photo by Eduardo Soteras/AFP

Ethiopia mourns after army chief, top officials killed

Jun 24, 2019 - 11:23 PM

Police are hunting for Amhara's security chief Asaminew Tsige, accused of masterminding an attack on the leaders of the state and suspected of playing a part in the killing of the country's army chief in Addis Ababa

Shops reopen as Sudan generals, protesters agree to talk

Jun 12, 2019 - 11:24 PM

But the main gold market in central Khartoum remains shut, and many residents still prefer to remain indoors given the heavy deployment of security forces across the capital

BREAKTHROUGH. Residents of Khartoum queue outside a bank to withdraw money in the Sudanese capital on June 12, 2019. Photo by AFP

Half of Ethiopia's new cabinet are women, including defense job

Oct 16, 2018 - 11:12 PM

In a first in the country, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed unveils a downsized cabinet where half the members are women

GENDER PARITY. Ethiopia's newly appointed ministers take their oath of office on October 16, 2018, at the parliament in the capital Addis Ababa. AFP

Eritrea president hails unity with Ethiopia on historic visit

Jul 14, 2018 - 8:21 PM

'We are no longer people of two countries. We are one,' says Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki

HISTORIC VISIT. Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki (5th from right) is received by Ethiopia Prime Minister of Abiy Ahmed as he arrives at the Bole International airport in Addis Ababa on July 14, 2018. Photo by Maheder Haileselassie Tadese/AFP

One dead, scores injured in grenade blast at Ethiopia PM's rally

Jun 23, 2018 - 6:01 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The health minister says 154 people were injured and another had died, without giving further details

RALLY. Ethiopians cheer on stage during a rally called by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, on Meskel Square in Addis Ababa on June 23, 2018. A small blast sparked panic at a public rally for Ethiopia's new Prime Minister attended by tens of thousands of people on June 23, 2018. Photo by Yonas Tadese / AFP