Ethiopia

Falconry, yoga added to world intangible cultural heritage list

Falconry and yoga are among a number of pursuits that have been added to a list of the world's intangible cultural heritage, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (...

UNESCO adds Belgian beer and rumba to heritage list

Belgian beer culture, Cuba’s rumba and China’s ancient calendar of 24 solar terms have been added to the official world cultural heritage list, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and...

African Union seeks 4,000 more troops to fight al-Shabaab in Somalia

The African Union mission in Somalia wants to increase its troop strength by 4,000 to 26,000, an Ethiopian state-affiliated radio station reported Monday.

Ethiopia reshuffles cabinet after weeks of anti-government protests

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn reshuffled his cabinet on Tuesday in a move to appease the public after weeks of widespread anti-government protests.

About 1,500 arrested in two weeks of Ethiopia's state of emergency

Ethiopia has arrested more than 1,500 people under a state of emergency declared nearly two weeks ago to stop anti-government riots, national broadcaster EBC reported.

Ethiopia blames riots on Egypt, "foreign forces"

Ethiopia on Monday accused "foreign forces" of fomenting protests in its restive Oromia region and slammed Egypt for allegedly backing an outlawed group there, following the declaration of a state...

Ethiopia declares state of emergency over riots in Oromia region

Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency as violent anti-government protests are spreading in its Oromia region, the state-owned Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation said Sunday.

Merkel pushes for better investment in Africa to slow migration

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for better conditions for private investment in African countries in order to combat the economic causes of migration.

Ethiopian protesters damage 11 factories, 60 cars in six days

Widespread rioting has erupted in Ethiopia's restive Oromia region, where anti-government protesters attacked factories and cars, a spokesman for the Oromia regional government said Friday.

At least 52 die in panic during anti-government protest in Ethiopia

At least 52 people died in Ethiopia Sunday when a panic broke out after clashes with police during a religious festival, local officials said.

Saudi Arabia executes Ethiopian maid for killing child

Saudi authorities on Monday executed an Ethiopian housemaid convicted of killing the child of her employer more than three years ago, the Interior Ministry said.

Protests in Ethiopia leave nearly 100 dead, Amnesty says

Protests against the Ethiopian government have left dozens of people dead, activists and witnesses said Monday following a wave of unrest around the country.

African countries pledge to cooperate with Israel against terrorism

Six African countries pledged to cooperate with Israel against international terrorism, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced a new era Monday in relations with Africa as he...

Netanyahu arrives in Uganda on anniversary of Israeli hostage rescue

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived for what he described as a historic visit to Uganda on Monday, kicking off a four-country tour of Africa on the 40th anniversary of Israel's...

Ethiopia to throw away 69 million defective condoms

Ethiopia will discard 69 million imported condoms that turned out to be defective, officials said Friday.