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

Africa

Ethiopia: Women occupy 50 percent of new cabinet

Women have been assigned key ministerial portfolios, including ministries of peace, trade and industry, and defence.

Ethiopia: Women occupy 50 percent of new cabinet

Opinion

The peace deal with Ethiopia has not changed Afwerki's Eritrea

If anything, it has actually strengthened his regime.

Abraham T Zere

by Abraham T Zere

Abraham T Zere

Africa

Ethiopia PM reaches deal with soldiers demanding raises: Report

Details of agreement unclear after hundreds of soldiers marched to capital demanding pay rises and operational review.

Ethiopia PM reaches deal with soldiers demanding raises: Report

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

Africa

Dozens killed in Ethiopia ethnic clashes

At least 44 people were killed and 70,000 fled their homes amid violence in western Ethiopia, local officials say.

Dozens killed in Ethiopia ethnic clashes

Ethiopia

'They believe I was cursed with blindness because God was angry'

Girls with disabilities in Ethiopia have been sexually assaulted and are feared for being under the spell of witchcraft.

'They believe I was cursed with blindness because God was angry'