Calls for unity dominate Africa Day celebrationsMay 25, 2023 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) —
Calls for unity dominated Thursday's 60th anniversary celebrations for the continent-wide organization preceding the African Union (AU) that represented 55 member states.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba is urging African countries to abandon their stances of neutrality towards his country’s war with Russia.
Many African countries have refused to take sides in the European conflict, with several abstaining from votes at the United Nations General Assembly condemning Russia’s invasion.
US joins UN in suspending food aid to Ethiopia’s TigrayMay 4, 2023 GMT
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The United States Agency for International Development suspended all food assistance to the northern Ethiopian region of Tigray “until further notice” while it investigates the theft of humanitarian supplies.
In Tanzania, Ethiopia begins talks with violent Oromo rebelsApril 25, 2023 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s federal government and a rebel group from the country’s Oromia region opened peace talks on Tuesday in the Tanzanian island archipelago of Zanzibar, according to a spokesperson for the militants.
UN, others cite new displacement from Ethiopia’s TigrayApril 13, 2023 GMT
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Forces from Ethiopia’s Amhara region have displaced tens of thousands of ethnic Tigrayans from disputed territory in the north of the country in recent weeks despite a peace deal agreed late last year, according to aid workers and internal agency documents seen by the AP.
UN agency investigating humanitarian food theft in EthiopiaApril 11, 2023 GMT
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The United Nations food relief agency is investigating the theft of food aid from lifesaving humanitarian operations in Ethiopia, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press.
Ethiopia’s PM announces outreach to rebel group in OromiaMarch 28, 2023 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s prime minister said Tuesday his administration is attempting talks with an outlawed rebel group operating mainly in the restive Oromia region.
Ethiopian lawmakers remove Tigray group from terror listMarch 22, 2023 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopian lawmakers have removed the Tigray Peoples Liberation Front from the country’s list of designated terror groups more than four months after a peace agreement ended a conflict that killed hundreds of thousands of people.
African nations consider swapping debt for climate fundingMarch 21, 2023 GMT
MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — African countries saddled with debt and ravaged by losses and damages from weather events like cyclones, drought and extreme temperatures have agreed to consider swapping debt to invest in climate action in a meeting of finance ministers in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.
US: War crimes on all sides in Ethiopia’s Tigray conflictMarch 20, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration announced Monday that it has determined all sides in the brutal conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region committed war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Blinken says Ethiopia must do more on Tigray peace dealMarch 16, 2023 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia needs to make more progress implementing a peace agreement with its northern Tigray region before relations with the U.S. are normalized, visiting Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday.
Blinken to visit Ethiopia, Niger as US boosts Africa pushMarch 10, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to Ethiopia and Niger next week as the Biden administration accelerates a push to engage with Africa to counter China’s growing influence on the continent, the State Department said Friday.
Ethiopia church split resolved amid social media suspensionFebruary 16, 2023 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Leaders of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church have agreed to resolve their differences peacefully after weeks of deadly confrontations between rival followers of the synod and security forces that have left at least 10 people dead.
Ethiopia’s social media blocked amid church split tensionsFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Widespread tensions caused by a rift within Ethiopia's Orthodox Christian church have resulted in the suspension of access to social media platforms including TikTok, Facebook and Telegram.
Eritrean leader dismisses as ‘fantasy’ alleged Tigray abusesFebruary 9, 2023 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Eritrea’s president in rare public comments has dismissed as “a fantasy” allegations that his country’s forces carried out rape, looting and other abuses in the war in neighboring Ethiopia’s Tigray region.
UN experts: North Korean hackers stole record virtual assetsFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korean hackers working for the government stole record-breaking virtual assets last year estimated to be worth between $630 million and more than $1 billion, U.N.
Ethiopian prime minister meets Sudan’s leaders in KhartoumJanuary 26, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed held talks with various Sudanese leaders in Khartoum on Thursday, a sign of rekindling ties between the neighboring African countries, authorities said.
Witnesses say latest ethnic clashes in Ethiopia kill dozensJanuary 26, 2023 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Witnesses allege that several dozen civilians and fighters have been killed in the latest clashes between Oromo and Amhara ethnic groups in central Ethiopia.
Witnesses: Eritrean troops withdrawing from towns in TigrayJanuary 20, 2023 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Witnesses in some towns across Ethiopia’s Tigray region say troops from neighboring Eritrea have started withdrawing in large convoys, a potentially significant development after a devastating conflict in the region ended late last year.
Ethiopia says Amhara regional forces start leaving TigrayJanuary 13, 2023 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s military says members of the Amhara region special forces have started leaving the country’s Tigray region two months after a peace agreement in the Tigray conflict.
France, Germany urge Ethiopia on accountability after warJanuary 12, 2023 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The foreign ministers of France and Germany used a visit to Ethiopia on Thursday to call for accountability for widespread abuses committed during the Tigray conflict as a condition for the European Union to normalize relations with the country.
Ethiopia’s Tigray forces say they hand over heavy weaponsJanuary 11, 2023 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The spokesman for Tigray forces in Ethiopia says they have handed over heavy weapons as a key part of the agreement signed with Ethiopia’s government late last year to end a two-year conflict.
Ethiopian police enter Tigray capital under peace agreementDecember 29, 2022 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s federal police said Thursday that its members have entered the Tigray region’s capital Mekele for the first time in more than a year, under last month's peace deal between the federal government and Tigray leaders.
Ethiopian Airlines resumes flights to Tigray’s capitalDecember 28, 2022 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopian Airlines on Wednesday resumed scheduled flights to Tigray’s capital, Mekele, as the result of a peace agreement signed between the federal government and Tigray officials in November.
Zambian police announce discovery of bodies of 27 EthiopiansDecember 11, 2022 GMT
LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — The bodies of 27 men believed to be Ethiopian nationals were discovered Sunday in Zambia's capital city, police have confirmed.
Police investigations indicate the bodies "all males aged between 20 and 38, were dumped ...