Watergrabbing - A Story of Water

On World Water Day we look at how the inequitable distribution and control of water resources affects the lives of ordinary people living in Cambodia, South Africa, Ethiopia and Palestine


Ethiopia reports deadly raid by gunmen from South Sudan

Murle bandits allegedly crossed into Ethiopia's Gambella region and killed 28 people before fleeing with 43 children.


Death toll reaches 82 in Ethiopia rubbish collapse

Scuffles break out in Ethiopia as bereaved families accuse rescue workers of delays after rubbish collapse kills scores.


Ethiopia landslide: More than 60 killed at rubbish dump

The death toll from a massive landslide at a rubbish dump in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa over the weekend has risen to at least 60, as rescuers continue to pick through the wreckage.


Ethiopia: Massive landslide at landfill site kills 46

Dozens missing after huge landslide at decades-old landfill site near the capital buries squatters' makeshift homes.


How to tackle repetitive droughts in the Horn of Africa

Investing in localised initiatives to mitigate drought can help the continent to break the cyclic nature of disasters.

by Esther Ngumbi

African Union

Leaders gather to elect AU chair, re-examine key issues

Five candidates are competing for Chairperson of the AU, succeeding South African politician Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.


African Union Commission: Who will be the next chair?

Electing the next new chair for the AU Commission, what type of leader is required to take the continent forward?

Human Rights

Ethiopia: Ethnic nationalism and the Gondar protests

An analysis on what the rising ethnic nationalism among the historically powerful Amhara means for the country's future.

Human Rights

Ethiopia says 10,000 detainees to be released

About 12,500 people have been detained since state of emergency was declared in October in Oromia and Amhara regions.


Ethiopia: Oromo opposition leader arrested

Merera Gudina was arrested after he appeared at the EU parliament to testify on current political crisis in Ethiopia.


The Oromo protests have changed Ethiopia

The struggle of the Oromo people has finally come to the attention of the global public conscience.

by Awol K Allo


Ethiopia state of emergency arrests top 11,000

Some 11,607 people, including 347 women, arrested since state of emergency announced last month following protests.


Ethiopia limits foreign diplomats' movements

New restrictions are part of a six-month state of emergency declared by the government eight days ago.


Ethiopia denies 'extreme' police violence at protests

PM Hailemariam's comments come as Germany's Merkel visits troubled country and urges an opening of political space.

Inside Story

What's fuelling protests in Ethiopia?

A state of emergency has been imposed and the government accuses foreign forces of instigating unrest.