Tag Archives: Ethiopia

19 February 18

Ethiopia declares another state of emergency after PM quits

Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced his retirement on Thursday.

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15 February 18

Ethiopia: Prime minister steps down after mass protests

Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn has announced his resignation at the country’s leader and head, following years of anti-government demonstrations.

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06 February 18

Ethiopia jails opposition leader to six months in jail

A court in Ethiopia has sentenced an opposition leader to six months in jail for contempt of court.

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30 January 18

30 African refugees drown off the coast of Yemen

At least 30 African refugees have drowned off the coast of Yemen after their boat capsized.

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21 January 18

Ethiopia: 5 killed by police during religious festival

At least five people have been killed by police during a religious festival in northern Ethiopia.

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19 January 18

Egypt insists it isn’t meddling in Red Sea crisis, doesn’t want war

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi says his country is not meddling in Sudan and Ethiopia’s international affairs, adding that it’s not seeking conflict with its Red Sea neighbours.

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13 January 18

Ethiopia-Djibouti railway begins commercial operations

A 756-km rail project connecting landlocked Ethiopia with Djibouti has officially started commercial operation.

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11 January 18

Ethiopia bans foreigners from adopting children

Ethiopia has banned people from foreign countries adopting children over concerns they face abuse and neglect in their new homes.

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02 January 18

Ethiopia vows to release political prisoners

Ethiopia’s prime minister on Wednesday announced plans to release all political prisoners and close Maekelawi, one of the country’s most notorious detention centres.

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26 December 17

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan tensions rise over dam row

Tensions between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have flared over the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile.

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