Addis Ababa

Ethiopian regime to get EU migrants' names

"It is indicated that member countries would first submit the names to Ethiopia to identify and then we will issue travel documents and then the …

European News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Trump accuses Russia of helping North Korea, bus fire in Kazakhstan kills 52, John Kelly said to dub Trump campaign wall promise "uninformed," and more<p><i>Everything you need to know about the world this morning, curated by VICE.</i><p>US News<p><b>Trump Miffed with Russia Over North Korea</b>The president claimed the …

North Korea

Nikki Haley voices regret to African UN envoy after Donald Trump's 'sh**hole countries' remark - Firstpost

<b>United Nations:</b> US Ambassador Nikki Haley has expressed regret to African ambassadors who were outraged by President Donald Trump's alleged …

World Leaders

Ethiopia:Addis Makes Little Progress on Rights Reforms

[HRW] Ethiopia made little progress in 2017 on much-needed human rights reforms. Instead, it used a prolonged state of emergency, security force …

Africa

We will not endanger the lives of Egyptians: Ethiopian PM

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn asserted on Thursday morning that his country will not put Egyptians life at risk, as the crisis …

Egypt

Nigeria: Conflict, Violence, Protests - and An Absent President

document<p>The ongoing Boko Haram conflict in the northeast, cycles of communal violence between pastoralists and farmers, and separatist protests in …

Nigeria

Chinese firm to build 220 mln USD textile plant in Ethiopia

Chinese firm to build 220 mln USD textile plant in Ethiopia<p>Workers go about their work at the Huajian Shoe factory about 40 kilometers south of Addis …

News (China)

Gavin Francis · The Untreatable: The Spanish Flu

I first found out about the current outbreak when I was called to a nursing home to see a patient in his nineties who had suffered two days of cough …

Public Health

The scary ideology behind Trump’s immigration instincts

“Shithole” wasn’t the worst part of the President’s comments on immigration.<p>The most important phrase uttered during Donald Trump’s infamous immigration deal meeting last Thursday wasn’t the one about people from “shithole” countries. It was, “Why do we want people from Haiti here?” which was …

Racism

Will the African Union achieve better efficiency?

African heads of state will be gathering at an African Union summit in Addis Ababa on January 22, 2018. Two difficult issues on the agenda: Reform …

Africa

Ethiopia frees prominent opposition leader

Prominent Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina was freed from jail on Wednesday after the government dropped charges against him as part of a …

Africa

Shalom from the children and teens of the Jewish community in Ethiopia

Our ancestors, mine and yours, wished to come to the promised land but could not, for the decision was in the hands of others. In our case the matter …

East Africa

Egypt, Ethiopia leaders say Nile dam must not ruin relations

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pledged on Thursday not to let differences over a dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile river ruin relations with Addis Ababa.<p>Ethiopia hopes the hydroelectric Grand Renaissance Dam will make it Africa's largest power exporter.<p>Egypt says it …

World News

Sudan, Ethiopia agree to deploy joint military forces to secure borders, GERD

Sudan and Ethiopia have agreed recently to deploy joint military forces to provide protection to their borders and the Ethiopian Grand Renaissance …

Africa

African U.N. envoys suggest Trump meet leaders in Ethiopia after 'shithole' remark

(Note language that may offend some readers)<p>UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - African U.N. envoys suggested on Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump meet with African leaders in Ethiopia this month after he was reported to have described some immigrants from Africa and Haiti as coming from "shithole" …

World News

East Africa remains fastest-growing in Africa in coming years: UN report

East Africa remains fastest-growing in Africa in coming years: UN report<p>Photo taken on Jan. 9, 2017 shows the 19th berth of East Africa's largest …

Economy

Jewish enough to compete in Israel's Bible contest – not Jewish enough to stay in the country

For the first time ever, a contestant from Ethiopia will participate in this year’s International Bible Contest in Israel. But Sintayehu Shifaraw, an …

East Africa

Ethiopia releases top opposition figure from prison

Burayu — Ethiopia's top opposition figure and hundreds of others were released from prison on Wednesday as part of the government's recent pledge to …

Africa

ISS Today: The African Union finally wakes up to Trump

The AU’s anger at Donald Trump’s derogatory remarks is unusual for an organisation that rarely speaks out. By Liesl Louw-Vaudran for ISS TODAY.

Africa

Oil Holds Firm Amid Increased Output From OPEC---Energy Journal

A daily digest of The Wall Street Journal’s coverage of energy companies, commodity markets and the forces that shape them.<p>Send us tips, suggestions and complaints: EnergyJournal@wsj.com<p>Sign up for this newsletter: http://on.wsj.com/EnergyJournalSignup<p>CRUDE PRICES STEADY AS OPEC PRODUCTION TICKS UP …

Business

Africa's GDP Recovery Expected to Grow By 0.5% in 2018 - UN Report

Africa is expected to see a recovery in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth from its present 3.0 per cent to 3.5 per cent in 2018.<p>This is according …

Economics

Troubled Waters: Egypt and Ethiopia Wrangle Over Nile Dam

Addis Ababa’s plans expose rivalry with Cairo for regional power; ‘Egypt cannot live without the Nile’<p>The world’s longest river, a lifeline for hundreds of millions of people, is also fast becoming a fault line.<p>Ethiopia’s ambitious $4.2 billion hydroelectric dam project on the Nile River’s main …

Egypt

Ethiopian Airlines to Re-launch Zambia’s National Carrier

Ethiopian Airlines soars despite passenger confusion over Trump ban<br>An Ethiopian Airlines plane at the Bole International Airport in Ethiopia’s …

Africa

Trump's Insults Will Nudge African Nations Closer To China

Support the news<p>Opinion<p>Last week President Trump reportedly singled out Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as "shithole countries" whose people …

Africa

Seven Priorities for the African Union in 2018

In 2018, the African Union (AU) and its new Assembly Chairperson President Paul Kagame of Rwanda have the chance to push ahead with much-needed …

Africa

SAA domestic flight cuts don’t go far enough

It was clear two decades ago that low-cost airlines were the future of short-haul aviation. Since then, we have witnessed low-cost carriers emerge on …

Airlines

Coffee culture

It's a way of life on the streets of Addis Ababa

World News

Trump Comments, Infuriating Africans, May Set Back U.S. Interests

CAPE TOWN — South Africa and Nigeria have joined a chorus of nations that condemning President Trump’s inflammatory remarks on immigration, as Africa experts warned that the controversy threatened to set back American interests across the world’s fastest-growing continent.<p>Since Thursday, when …

World News

Ethiopia to free opposition leader, others jailed for involvement in unrest

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopian authorities have dropped charges against a senior opposition leader and hundreds of others who had been jailed for involvement in unrest that gripped the country in 2015 and 2016, the country’s attorney general said on Monday.<p>Hundreds have been killed in violence …

Africa

Academy to support Ethiopian railway operations

ETHIOPIA: Work is to start later this year on the construction of a railway training academy, Ethiopian Railways Corp announced on January 13.<p>When …

East Africa