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Ethiopia has ‘no option’ but multiparty democracy, PM says

Ethiopia has “no option” but to pursue multi-party democracy, the reformist new prime minister said Sunday, again shaking up Africa’s second most populous nation that for decades has been ruled …


UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 11:58 a.m.

Eritrea’s leader visits Ethiopia as dramatic thaw continues

To dancing and cheers, Eritrea’s longtime president arrived in Ethiopia for his first visit in 22 years on Saturday amid a dramatic diplomatic thaw between the once-bitter rivals.


Ethiopia’s leader makes historic visit to Eritrean capital after 20-year military standoff

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed traveled Sunday to Eritrea, once a bitter adversary, and agreed to normalize ties after an unprecedented summit.


Ethiopia, Eritrea leaders to meet ‘soon’ in surprising thaw

The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea will meet “soon” amid a surprising diplomatic thaw between the rival nations, Ethiopia’s top diplomat said Thursday, as an end to one of Africa’s …


UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018, 6:42 p.m.

1 dead after attack at huge rally for Ethiopia’s new PM

A thwarted attempt to hurl a grenade at Ethiopia’s reformist new prime minister led to a deadly explosion Saturday at a massive rally in support of sweeping changes in Africa’s …


UPDATED: Sun., April 22, 2018, 12:48 p.m.

Israeli minister vows to help Ethiopian Jews move to Israel

Israel’s Justice minister vowed to help Ethiopia’s Jews immigrate to Israel as soon as possible during a rare visit to Ethiopia.


Ethiopia’s new leader makes rare outreach to opposition

Ethiopia’s new prime minister is making a rare outreach to opposition parties, calling on them to prepare for “peaceful dialogue and negotiations” in an effort to broaden the political space.


Ethiopia vows no military takeover amid latest emergency

Ethiopia’s defense minister on Saturday ruled out a military takeover a day after the East African nation declared a new state of emergency amid the worst anti-government protests in a …


Ethiopia declares state of emergency amid wide protests

Ethiopian officials have declared a state of emergency amid widespread anti-government protests that have persisted for more than two years and in which hundreds have been killed and several thousand …


Ethiopia’s prime minister submits resignation after protests

Ethiopia’s prime minister announced Thursday he has submitted a resignation letter after the worst anti-government protests in a quarter-century, saying he hoped the surprise decision would help planned reforms succeed …


Trump letter to African leaders: Tillerson to make 1st visit

President Donald Trump in a new letter to African leaders says he “deeply respects” the people of Africa and that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will make an “extended visit” …


Ethiopia to release all political prisoners, close camp

In a surprise move, Ethiopia’s leader on Wednesday announced plans to drop charges against political prisoners and close a notorious prison camp in what he called an effort to “widen …


Ethiopia: 11 killed in continued violence in restive region

Eleven people have been killed in clashes in Ethiopia’s restive Oromia region as the country continues to experience anti-government protests that at times lead to ethnic violence, said regional officials …


‘They started to burn our houses’: Ethnic strife in Ethiopia threatens a key U.S. ally

A largely hidden war in remote areas of Ethiopia has killed hundreds of people, displaced more than 100,000 others and raised the specter of ethnic cleansing, potentially destabilizing an important …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 9:46 p.m.

Ethiopia: 55,000 people displaced amid ethnic clashes.

More than 55,000 ethnic Oromos have been displaced from Ethiopia’s Somali region after a week of clashes with Somalis in which dozens were killed, the regional government of Ethiopia’s restive …


Ethiopia says Somalia helped in rebel leader’s ‘surrender’

Ethiopia on Friday said a senior figure with the rebel Ogaden National Liberation Front has willingly surrendered, days after the group accused neighboring Somalia’s security forces of kidnapping and forcibly …


United States gives Ethiopia $91 million in drought aid for food and medicine

The United States will provide an additional $91 million in humanitarian aid for Ethiopia to cope with a third straight year of drought, the top U.S. official in charge of …


Ethiopia jails 20 Muslims accused of pursuing Sharia state

An Ethiopian court has sentenced 20 Muslims to prison after they were found guilty of trying to establish a state ruled by Sharia law and inciting violence.


CdA-based New Covenant Missions creating churches in Africa to act as home bases for mission work

For New Covenant Missions executive director Erik Laursen, overseeing 150 churches in Ethiopia and traveling to Africa six times a year is similar in many ways to the job he …


52 confirmed dead in stampede at Ethiopia religious event

Dozens of people were crushed to death Sunday in a stampede after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse an anti-government protest that grew out of a massive …


Ethiopian royalty

Almaz Ainuu isn’t one for measurements. She’s more of an eyeballer and taste-tester, doing things in the kitchen by look and flavor. It’s how she learned to cook in Ethiopia. …


Cookbook ‘Teff Love’ puts vegan spin on Ethiopian cuisine

Quick look: Ethiopian food can seem intimidating, especially with long names like ye’tshom kwalima kwas, or white-bean sausage dumplings, and ye’denich be’kaysir atakilt, or tender potatoes with pickled beets and …


Mead runners organize humanitarian trip to Ethiopia

Andrew Gardner is taking another step toward returning to his homeland on a more permanent basis. One of the top long-distance runners in the nation for his age, the Mead …


Conference to look at smarter ways to help Africa

There came a point in Bill Roe’s life when he wanted to do more for humanity. He looked wistfully at those engaged in charitable missions to Africa and thought about …