Opinion

Oromo struggle: Memories of an atrocity

On the anniversary of the Irreecha stampede that claimed countless lives, the Oromo people are still seeking justice.

Awol K Allo

by Awol K Allo

Awol K Allo

Africa

Ethiopians gather for festival marred by bloodshed

At least 50 Oromo people died last year at the Irreecha festival after police fired tear gas and started a stampede.

Ethiopians gather for festival marred by bloodshed

Africa

Ethiopia's bereaved families seek justice

Bereaved families in Ethiopia are demanding justice for 650 anti-government protesters who were killed last year.

Africa

Ethiopia's coffee industry threatened by climate change

Ethiopian farmers seek alternative measures as higher temperatures affect the country's coffee industry.

Middle East

Up to 50 refugees 'deliberately drowned' off Yemen: UN

A smuggler forced the mostly Somali and Ethiopian refugees into the sea as they approached Yemen's coast, says the UN.

Up to 50 refugees 'deliberately drowned' off Yemen: UN

Africa

Ethiopia lifts emergency law citing improved security

Measure enforced after deadly protests ends with defence minister saying government has dealt with 'troublemakers'.

Ethiopia lifts state of emergency imposed in October

Arts & Culture

Pilgrimage to Ethiopia's 12th-century iconic churches

The World Heritage site draws visitors and pilgrims with its monolithic churches carved into the ground.

Pilgrimage to Ethiopia's 12th-century iconic churches

Africa

African Union summit focuses on unemployment and conflicts

The fight against Boko Haram was one of a number of conflicts concerning leaders as the African Union summit opened in Ethiopia on Monday. Youth issues, unemployment and regional conflicts are other discussion points at the summit.

Africa

Harar: The City of Saints

The colourful, maze-like alleys within the Mecca of Africa remain alive and busy during the holy month of Ramadan.

The walled city of Harar in eastern Ethiopia

Africa

Ethiopia drought: Food supplies 'dangerously' low

Aid agencies are warning that Ethiopia will run out of emergency food aid by the end of this month. Almost eight million people are affected by a severe drought and they need the aid to survive.

Africa

Ethiopia jails politician for Oromo crackdown criticism

Former opposition spokesperson sentenced over posts criticising the government's response to Oromo protests.

Ethiopia jails opposition politician Yonatan Tesfaye

Health

UN health body gets first African director-general

Tedros Adhanom elected to head UN agency but controversy surrounds his role in Ethiopia's repressive government.

Ethiopia's Tedros becomes first African to head WHO

Opinion

Why I run

I will continue to protest until the Oromo people in Ethiopia gain their freedom.

Feyisa Lilesa

by Feyisa Lilesa

Feyisa Lilesa

Africa

How long can Ethiopia state of emergency last?

The UN has warned that more than a decade of development is at risk if Ethiopia continues to ban political opposition and muzzle the media.

Africa

Danakil Depression: Salt mining in one of earth's hottest places

At more than 100 metres below sea level and with temperatures that often reach higher than 50 degrees Celsius, Ethiopia's Danakil Depression is one of the most inhospitable places on earth.