Ethiopia

Ethiopia: Can Abiy Ahmed build on a lightning start?

Prime minister has won plaudits for reforms during his first year in office but faces challenge of long-running ethnic tensions.

Ethiopia: Can Abiy Ahmed build on a lightning start?

Opinion

Is political integration in the Horn of Africa possible?

Recent diplomatic initiatives in the Horn are a positive step, but the region needs much more to achieve lasting peace.

Mehari Taddele Maru

by Mehari Taddele Maru

Mehari Taddele Maru

Opinion

Should Ethiopia stick with ethnic federalism?

And is the current federal system encouraging ethnic violence?

Goitom Gebreluel

by Goitom Gebreluel

Goitom Gebreluel

Business & Economy

Ethiopia is slowly embracing Islamic banking

Sharia-compliant finance boosts financial inclusion in Ethiopia, but a fully-fledged Islamic bank has yet to take root.

Islamic banking in Ethiopia offers Muslims financial inclusion

Africa

Ethiopia crash: 'Justice for all victims requires US court trial'

As Addis Ababa releases preliminary report into fatal crash, there are calls for Boeing to be held responsible for safety failures.

Africa

Ethiopian Airlines crew 'followed rules, unable to control jet'

Pilots followed procedure when Boeing jet repeatedly nosedived before crash, minister says, unveiling official report.

Ethiopian Airlines crew 'followed rules, unable to control jet'

Opinion

Abiy's year one: Ethiopia's best hope for stability

PM Abiy Ahmed faces many challenges, but he has achieved much and can do even more, if given a popular mandate.

Mohammed Ademo

by Mohammed Ademo

Mohammed Ademo

Opinion

Abiy's year one: Ethiopia faces the threat of ethnic conflict

There is growing concern that Ethiopia's prime minister has failed to address rising ethnic tensions and violence.

Yohannes Gedamu

by Yohannes Gedamu

Yohannes Gedamu

Ethiopia

Has Abiy Ahmed turned Ethiopia into a one-man show?

In his first year, the PM has made swift and sweeping reforms. His real test will be elections in 2020, say experts.

The Listening Post

Between hope and fear: Press and politics in Ethiopia one year on

Has Abiy kept his promises? A look at the Ethiopian media, one year into the Abiy Ahmed era.

Kenya

Ethiopia jet crash: Kenyan families hold funerals without remains

Families that came to mourn hope that one day they may be able to hold a proper funeral for their relatives.

Aviation

WSJ: Anti-stall system activated in Ethiopian Boeing crash

Wall Street Journal reports investigators' initial finding is MCAS automatically turned on before Ethiopia plane crash.

WSJ: Anti-stall system activated in Ethiopian Boeing crash

Aviation

Boeing unveils fix to flight system after deadly crashes

Move announced as US aviation regulator faces harsh questions about a 'too-cozy' relationship with plane manufacturer.

Boeing unveils fix to flight system after deadly crashes

United States

Boeing 737 Max makes emergency landing in Orlando

US crew declared an emergency 'performance issue' after taking off and returned to the airport safely.

Ethiopia

Horn of Africa: Millions suffering due to prolonged drought

Climate-related disasters affecting a region where up to 80 percent of the population is subsistence farmers.

Horn of Africa: Millions suffering due to prolonged drought