Ethiopia

Bomb kills one, injures 19 at Ethiopian hotel

A bomb thrown into a hotel in Ethiopia's restive northern Amhara region has killed a government employee and injured 19 other people, a spokesman for the regional authorities said Wednesday.

Ethiopia releases 10,000 prisoners in restive Oromia region

Ethiopia has released 10,000 people from prisons in its restive Oromia region, the state broadcaster EBC reported Wednesday.

Ethiopia jails 20 Muslims on terrorism-related charges

An Ethiopian court on Tuesday sentenced 20 alleged Islamists to up to five and a half years in prison on terrorism-related charges, the state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate reported.

Ethiopia starts releasing 9,800 political detainees

Ethiopia has started releasing 9,800 detainees who were held under the country's state of emergency over the past two months, a government spokesman said Wednesday.

Ethiopia to free nearly 10,000 people held under state of emergency

Ethiopia on Saturday announced plans to release 9,800 detainees from a total of about 12,500 who were held under the country's 10-week state of emergency.

Ethiopian government blocks internet access, report finds

The Ethiopian government has "systematically and illegally blocked access to social media and news websites," including messaging app WhatsApp and 16 news outlets, according to a report released...

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.