Fire guts Ethiopian hotel made famous by 'Scoop'

Fire has badly damaged a historic hotel in Ethiopia`s capital made famous as the setting for Evelyn Waugh`s 1938 satirical novel "Scoop".

Briton killed in Ethiopian shooting 'accident': Official

A 47-year-old British tourist was killed in a church in a northwestern Ethiopia after a man accidentally fired a gun, a government spokesman said on Thursday.

Africa sets up USD 28 million Ebola crisis fund

The African Union, African Development Bank and regional business leaders have set up a crisis fund to help areas hit by the Ebola outbreak, the AU said in a statement.

South Sudan rivals told to end war or face sanctions

East African nations have told South Sudan`s government and rebels to immediately halt their nearly 11-month-old civil war or else face sanctions and even a regional intervention.

African Union probes rape claims by troops in Somalia

The African Union on Friday said it has launched a probe into claims that its internationally- funded troops in Somalia have gang raped women and girls as young as 12, and traded food for sex.

South Sudan mediators condemns renewed fighting

Mediators of the conflict in South Sudan say there is renewed fighting there between government and rebel troops.

Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Guinea to host Africa Cup
Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Guinea to host Africa Cup

Cameroon (2019), Ivory Coast (2021) and Guinea (2021) were chosen Saturday in Addis Ababa to host the Africa Cup of Nations football tournament.

African Union, Russia vow to strengthen cooperation

The African Union (AU) and Russia Wednesday vowed to strengthen their partnership and cooperation in different areas.

Ethiopia calls for opposition chief`s trial after arrest in Yemen

Ethiopia said Thursday it wanted to extradite the leader of an outlawed opposition group arrested in Yemen to face terrorism charges.

AU ends Egypt, Guinea Bissau suspension after elections

The African Union (AU) ended the suspension of Egypt and Guinea Bissau from the grouping on Tuesday after the two countries elected new leaders, a senior AU official said.

South Sudan fighting uproots 70,000 in three weeks

The UN refugee agency said Tuesday that more than 70,000 South Sudanese have fled to safety in three weeks after a truce was signed in Addis Ababa May 9.

Djibouti cafe hit by bomb attack, several casualties reported

A restaurant popular with Westerners in central Djibouti was hit by a bomb attack late Saturday, causing a number of casualties, diplomatic sources said.

South Sudan leader sets off for talks with rival

South Sudan President Salva Kiir flew out of Juba Friday for the Ethiopian capital to hold direct talks with rebel chief Riek Machar, the foreign minister said.

China`s premier Li Keqiang begins first Africa trip

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived in Ethiopia today for the start of a four nation Africa tour, his first visit to the continent since assuming his position a little over a year ago.

Sudan rebel chiefs sentenced to death in absentia: Lawyer

A Sudanese court on Thursday sentenced to death in absentia a former governor who is now a rebel leader, along with another insurgent chief, a lawyer said.

UN urges ceasefire as Sudan-rebel peace talks begin

The UN urged Sudan and rebels, meeting for their first peace talks in almost a year, to reach an immediate ceasefire so aid can reach more than one million civilians.

South Sudan peace talks enter second day

A new round of peace talks to bring about an all-inclusive and political agreement between the warring parties in South Sudan entered its second day Wednesday with consultations between mediators and delegates.

22nd African Union summit concludes

The 22nd African Union Summit concluded in the Ethiopian capital city.

South Sudan government, rebels sign ceasefire

South Sudan`s government and rebels on Thursday signed a ceasefire agreement, pledging to halt fighting within 24 hours and end more than a month of intense fighting, a correspondent witnessed.

China trying to help broker South Sudan truce: Chinese FM

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Monday his country was trying to help in efforts to broker an end to fighting in South Sudan.