Horn of Africa

Why Eritrea is called Africa’s North Korea

ERITREA has had some unhappy claims to fame over the years. Its war of liberation from neighbouring Ethiopia, which began in the 1960s and only ended …

Africa

Al-Shabaab's Mata Hari Network

I recently spent several weeks in the slum districts of Nairobi, researching al-Shabaab's criminal activities in the Horn of Africa. I expected to …

Al-Shabaab

The UAE is pumping billions into the Horn of Africa

<b>The Money Show</b>’s <b>Bruce Whitfield</b> interviewed Africa correspondent Lee Kasumba.<p>She spoke about the United Araba Emirates’ growing investments in the …

Africa

Somali girl dies after undergoing ‘female genital mutilation.’ What does that mean?

It’s been 28 days since Deeqa Dahir Nur, a 10-year-old girl from Somalia, died of blood loss after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM). Media …

Female Genital Mutilation

Security Forces Kill 37, Wound 44 in Ethiopia's Oromia Region

Be Careful What You Believe, Says Ethiopia's Prime Minister<p>Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has acknowledged widespread rumors and misinformation online and …

Africa

Evangelical Ethiopian Helps End Orthodox Schism

Africa’s youngest head of state heals the wounds of one of its oldest churches. Ending 27 years of schism, Ethiopian Orthodox Christians in their …

Africa

Ethiopia’s Need for ‘Deep Renewal’

“Democracy is an existential issue for Ethiopia. There is no option,” says former Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, “but …

Africa

Logistics: Ports and power plays | East & Horn Africa

Abiy’s strategy seems not to be to trade one ally for another, but to build multiple strong links with regional players. This is evidenced by the …

Africa

Ethiopia plans to build new airport in Oromia region -Fana

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Ethiopian Airlines plans to build a new airport with annual capacity of 80 million passengers in Bishoftu, about 48km southeast of the capital Addis Ababa, state-affiliated media said on Tuesday.<p>Fana Broadcasting Corporation quoted Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam …

Africa

What Ethiopia needs is a new federal arrangement

The recent events in Eastern Ethiopia proved once again that the country's ethnic federalism is not working.<p>After just four months in office, Ethiopia's reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed already managed to make the nation hope for a better, more peaceful and prosperous future. His domestic and …

Africa

Eritrea delegation in Somalia to deepen bilateral relations

An Eritrean government delegation arrived in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Monday to hold high-level meetings.<p>The delegation headed by Foreign …

Africa

As Forgiveness Sweeps Ethiopia, Some Wonder About Justice

Ethiopia has released thousands of prisoners as a new prime minister reverses decades of security abuses. No one knows how many were tortured.<p>But …

Africa

Ethiopia frees on bail police suspected of negligence in PM rally...

NAIROBI, Aug 14 (Reuters) - An Ethiopian court has freed 11 police officers on bail after they were detained on suspicion of negligence in a grenade attack on a rally in June attended by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, state-affiliated media said on Tuesday.<p>The attack in the capital Addis Ababa on June …

Africa

Africa:Now Hailemariam Desalegn Joins Prestigious Think Tank

[The Brenthurst Foundation] We are pleased to announce that the former Prime Minister of Ethiopia Hailemariam Desalegn will be joining The Brenthurst …

Africa

Vets in Tech: Vice Admiral Richard Hunt, US Navy (Ret)

<i>Nathan Wertz is the editor of ThisAndThatTech.com.</i><p>Vice Admiral Richard Hunt, United States Navy (Ret), is the Vice President for U.S. Business …

Military

Heterogeneous impacts of main and feeder road improvements : evidence from Ethiopia (English) | The World Bank

Details<p>Author Iimi, Atsushi; Mengesha, Haileyesus Adamtei; Markland, James; Asrat , Yetmgeta; Kassahun, Kefargachew;<br>• Document Date 2018/08/13 …

World Bank

What next for Sudan after Bashir's nomination for a third term?

Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir's insistence on holding on to power will have grave consequences for his country.<p>It seems Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has no intention of leaving the presidency in the near future - and his insistence on holding on to power will likely have grave consequences …

Africa

Gulf of Aden Security Review - August 10, 2018

<b>Yemen:</b> <i>GCC announces conference in Riyadh to discuss the Yemeni peace process; STC president demands right of self-determination and inclusion in UN</i> …

Africa

Ethiopia requests emperor's lock of hair back from London museum

The National Army Museum has quietly removed from display a 19th-century looted braid of hair which the Ethiopian government has requested back as a national treasure.<p>It came from the head of the Emperor Tewodros II, who killed himself at the end of the British invasion of Ethiopia in 1868 rather …

World News

At least 40 killed by paramilitaries in eastern Ethiopia -official

Ethnic violence has spread since protests broke out in the Oromiya region over land rights in 2015<p>(Adds details and background)<p>By Aaron Maasho<p>ADDIS …

Africa

29 Ethiopian university students win Chinese scholarships

Some of the Ethiopian students look at their scholarships in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, Aug. 8, 2018. (Xinhua/Michael Tewelde)<p>ADDIS ABABA, …

News (China)

Irregular Migration by Sea: Frequently Asked Questions

<b>How many of the people trying to come to Europe in small boats are refugees fleeing persecution, conflict or indiscriminate violence?</b><p>It is very …

UNHCR

Ethiopia's Liyu police blamed for deadly attacks in Oromia region

The death of about 40 people in Ethiopia’s Oromia region at the weekend is being blamed on the Liyu Police, regional paramilitary force that belongs …

Extremism

Ethiopian president hails China's role in industrialization drive

Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome on Monday said Chinese investment plays an indispensable role in the East African country's industrialization …

Africa

Ethiopia: Punitive Import Tax On Cars Deprive Ethiopians a Driving Seat, Undeservedly, and Hurt the Country

opinion<p>A provocative question was posed to PM Abiy Ahmed at one of the public meetings during his recent visit to the USA. From the way PM Abiy …

Africa

Somalia: UN urges steps to ensure future elections not ‘marred’ by rights abuses seen in recent polls

“Insecurity, weak justice institutions, and an insufficient human rights protection system contributed to the lack of accountability for human rights …

Human Rights

News in Brief 13 August 2018

13 August 2018<p>News in Brief<p>Report underscores need to respect human rights during Somalia elections<br>• UN Mission welcomes progress towards Afghanistan …

Human Rights

Ethiopia:Misinformation Swirls After Federal, Regional Forces Clash in Ethiopia

[VOA] Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Saturday that Ethiopia would remain a unified country, despite what he characterized as "a lot of …

Africa

Ethiopia:Gedeo-Oromo Ethnic Clashes Continue Amid Political Reforms

<i>Tensions between the neighboring ethnic groups in Ethiopia have spiraled into a growing humanitarian crisis. Although the conflict is based on</i> …

Africa

Sell Ethiopian Airlines Stake to African Govts, CEO Urges

Sell Ethiopian Airlines Stake to African Govts, CEO UrgesCommenting on the recently announced privatisation plan by the government for the national …

Africa