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

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 18:42

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 00:11

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 04:43

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

Last Updated: Sunday, May 25, 2014, 02:49

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

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 13:53

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

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 02:34

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

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 20:52

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

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 14:10

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

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 06:23

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

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 02:54

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

South Sudan government, rebels sign ceasefire

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 00:42

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

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 20:48

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