Opinion

Why the US is engineering political change in East Africa

The competition between great powers has triggered a string of major political developments in East Africa.

Mehari Taddele Maru

by Mehari Taddele Maru

Mehari Taddele Maru

Opinion

Ethiopia and Eritrea's second rapprochement

Ethiopia and Eritrea should not repeat the mistakes of the 1990s, when a period of rapprochement ended in war.

Goitom Gebreluel

by Goitom Gebreluel

Goitom Gebreluel

Africa

Thousands protest after deadly Ethiopia ethnic violence

At least 200 people have been arrested by police in connection with the violence over the weekend that saw 23 killed.

Ethiopia: Thousands protest after deadly ethnic violence

Africa

Ethiopia, Eritrea sign peace deal at Saudi Arabia summit

Peace agreement bolsters historic peace accord between former Horn of Africa enemies after two decades of enmity.

Ethiopia, Eritrea sign peace deal at Saudi Arabia summit

Inside Story

Is Ethiopia on a path to inclusive democracy?

The Ethiopian government has welcomed back the Oromo Liberation Front that was once branded a terror group.

Africa

Ethiopia, Eritrea to sign new peace agreement in Saudi: UN

UN chief Antonio Guterres to be among those attending Sunday's signing ceremony in western city of Jeddah.

Ethiopia, Eritrea to sign new peace agreement in Saudi: UN

Africa

Ethiopia-Eritrea announce troop pullback from border

Former foes have reconciled in recent months, reopening embassies, resuming flights and now reopening the border.

Ethiopia-Eritrea border opens for first time in 20 years

Africa

Eritrea consolidates Horn of Africa peace

Restoration of diplomatic relations among Eritrea, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Somalia signals an end to region's conflict.

Eritrea consolidates Horn of Africa peace

Ethiopia

Ethiopia reopens embassy in Eritrea after 20 years

Leaders from both countries attend ceremony in Asmara as two nations re-establish diplomatic links.

Ethiopia reopens embassy in Eritrea amid thaw in ties

Ethiopia

Ethiopia signs deal with Oromo rebels to end fighting

Agreement appears to be another step by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to improve the country's security.

Ethiopia signs deal with Oromo rebels to end hostilities

Africa

Eritrea and Somalia agree to restore diplomatic relations

The move comes weeks after Eritrea and Ethiopia signed an historic peace deal, establishing relations between the two.

Eritrea and Somalia agree to restore diplomatic relations

Eritrea

Wary Eritreans say Ethiopia deal 'means nothing' without reforms

With peace being made, expectations are rising that transformative reforms will be introduced, but many remain cautious.

Wary Eritreans say Ethiopia deal 'means nothing' without reforms

Ethiopia

Eritrea appoints first ambassador to Ethiopia in 20 years

Move follows the inauguration of the Eritrean embassy in Addis Ababa by President Isaias Afwerki on Monday.

Eritrea appoints first ambassador to Ethiopia in 20 years

Africa

Ethiopia or Eritrea? Border community fears split

Peace process means Irob community could be rent in two with some ending up in Eritrea and others remaining in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia or Eritrea? Border community fears split

Africa

Eritrea withdraws troops from border with former foe Ethiopia

The move comes amid signs of reconciliation between the two African countries, ending two decades of conflict.

Eritrea withdraws troops from border with former foe Ethiopia