Syrian Refugees

'Ethiopian people have been generous to me'

A tiny number of Syrian refugees, having travelled through Sudan, work in restaurants while others beg in Addis Ababa.

How hundreds of Syrians found refuge in Ethiopia

Africa

Ethnic violence in southern Ethiopia kills and wounds dozens

Outbreaks of violence in southern Ethiopia between the Oromos and other ethnic groups have escalated since April.

Ethnic violence in southern Ethiopia kills and wounds dozens

Arts & Culture

Ethiopian holy city mired in protests and controversy

The much-vaunted rock-hewn churches of Lalibela have lately become the surprising source of protests and local tensions.

Lalibela: Ethiopian holy city mired in protests and controversy

Ethiopia

Ethiopia PM promises free election as he meets opposition parties

Abiy's meeting with members of 81 opposition groups focused on ensuring 2020 poll will be free, his office said.

Ethiopia PM promises free election as he meets opposition parties

Africa

Ethiopia opposition leader named election body chief

Birtukan Mideksa, who recently returned from exile, will head country's election body ahead of 2020 polls.

Ethiopia opposition leader named election body chief

Opinion

Navigating Ethiopia's journey towards reconciliation and justice

Ethiopia needs both accountability and reconciliation to come to terms with its violent and divisive past.

Awol K Allo

by Awol K Allo

Awol K Allo

Opinion

The lifting of UN sanctions will not solve Eritrea's problems

Having gotten rid of international sanctions, the Eritrean regime is unlikely to change its repressive ways at home.

Abraham T Zere

by Abraham T Zere

Abraham T Zere

War & Conflict

UN lifts sanctions on Eritrea after nine years

In 2009, the UN imposed, among other measures, an arms embargo on Eritrea for allegedly supporting armed groups.

UN lifts sanctions on Eritrea after nine years

Africa

Mass grave with 200 bodies unearthed in eastern Ethiopia

Police set to examine bodies found in area between Oromia-Somali regions during probe into case of held ex-leader.

Mass grave with 200 bodies unearthed in eastern Ethiopia

Ethiopia

Who is Ethiopia's first female president?

Election of first woman to presidency has raised hopes among women's rights groups for more gender equality in Ethiopia.

Who is Sahle-Work Zewde, Ethiopia's first female president?

Opinion

Ethiopia's first female president can be a force for reform

President Zewde is in a unique position to help change the lives of Ethiopia's long suffering women for the better.

Yohannes Gedamu

by Yohannes Gedamu

Yohannes Gedamu

Ethiopia

Sahle-Work Zewde is Ethiopia's first female president

A former top diplomat, Zewde was appointed unanimously by Ethiopia's parliament.

Eritrea

Business hopes and refugee woes after Eritrea-Ethiopia peace deal

Eritrean and Ethiopian traders hope to profit from peace but thousands of Eritreans flee seeking safety and stability.

Business hopes and refugee woes after Eritrea-Ethiopia peace deal

Africa

'This day was coming': Exiled Ethiopian runner returns

Marathoner who sought exile after making protest gesture at 2016 Olympic Games returns amid political reforms at home.

Ethiopia: Exiled Olympic runner Feyisa Lilesa returns home

Opinion

The power of Ethiopia's gender-balanced cabinet

Ethiopia's gender balanced cabinet is sending women around the country a clear message: the patriarchy can be beaten.

Awol K Allo

by Awol K Allo

Awol K Allo