Africa

Ethiopian migrants rescued from Yemen

Around 12,000 people take the dangerous sea journey from the Horn of Africa to Yemen every month despite its poverty.

Human Rights

Dear Isaias: Is it time for change in Eritrea?

One hundred leading Africans pen open letter to isolated country's longtime president.

Dear Isaias: Is it time for change in Eritrea?

AJ Impact

Global foreign direct investment is down, but not in Africa

New report shows Africa is defying the current slowdown in global foreign direct investment.

Global foreign direct investment is down, but not in Africa

Middle East

Sudan arrests opposition leaders after mediation effort

Protest leaders Mohamed Esmat and Ismail Jalab arrested shortly after meeting mediator, Ethiopia's PM Abiy Ahmed.

Africa

Speaking up against sexual violence, domestic abuse in Ethiopia

Laws have changed and crimes are increasingly reported but survivors, activists and politicians say stigma remains.

Speaking up against sexual violence, domestic abuse in Ethiopia

Inside Story

Can Eritrea improve its human rights record?

Eritrea marks first independence day since improved relations with Ethiopia, but human rights issues remain.

Ethiopia

Ethiopia begins rationing electricity for homes and industries

Drop in water levels in hydroelectric dams leads to a production deficit.

Ethiopia begins rationing electricity for homes and industries

Ethiopia

Journalists cautiously celebrate press freedom in Ethiopia

As journalists welcome efforts to support press freedom in Ethiopia, draft law against hate speech causes concerns.

Journalists cautiously celebrate press freedom in Ethiopia

Opinion

Justice must be done for the victims of the Ethiopia plane crash

In the aftermath of this tragedy, important questions about Western corporate profiteering and regulation must be asked.

Nanjala Nyabola

by Nanjala Nyabola

Nanjala Nyabola

Africa

Ethiopia: Former jail to become museum

New president closed it several months ago as part of reforms.

Africa

Ethiopia signs peace deal with former Ogaden rebels

Up to 2,000 fighters have now disarmed and are preparing to reintegrate into society.

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

AJ IMPACT

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