Tag Archives: Ethiopia

27 November 18

Ethiopia set to launch its first satellite in 2019 – with help from China

Ethiopia’s space agency has announced plans to launch its first satellite during 2019, with financial and logistical help from Beijing.

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26 November 18

Ethiopia: Prime minister accused of ethnic clampdown

The Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) has accused Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed of attacking members of the Tigrayan ethnic group in a recent clampdown on security and corruption.

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22 November 18

Ogaden rebel group returns to Ethiopia following peace accord

Hundreds of former ONLF rebel fighters are returning to Ethiopia after signing a peace accord with the country’s government.

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15 November 18

Ethiopia arrests former deputy intelligence chief

Authorities in Ethiopia have arrested former deputy intelligence chief Yared Zerihun amid investigations into corruption and human right abuses committed by security forces.

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15 November 18

UN lifts Eritrea sanctions but difficult questions remain unanswered

After more than a decade of isolating itself from the international community, Eritrea finds itself tentatively stepping back into it. This week, the UN unanimously voted to lift sanctions against the Horn of Africa nation, which have been in place
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09 November 18

Ethiopia: Police find mass grave of 200 people

Police in Ethiopia have discovered a mass grave of 200 bodies between the neighbouring Oromo and Somali regions of the country.

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05 November 18

Ethiopia launches visa-free travel for Africans

Ethiopia’s government has launched a visa-on-arrival regime for all African citizens, as the country moves to ease travel requirements.

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02 November 18

Ethiopia: Women’s rights activist chosen to head Supreme Court

Ethiopia has sworn in women’s rights activist Meaza Ashenafi to head the country’s Supreme Court, the first time a woman has held the position.

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30 October 18

Is Abiy Ahmed to blame for the rise of ethnic violence in Ethiopia?

Ethiopia’s new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, has changed the political dynamics in the East African nation more than anyone could have predicted before he stepped into office in April. His predecessor Hailemariam Desalegn announced his resignation two months earlier, leaving Ethiopia
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30 October 18

Kenya marks 44% increase in foreign investment

Kenya reported a 44% increase in foreign direct investment (FDI) projects in 2017, according to Consultancy EY.

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