Lucy the Australopithecus: Google doodles 41st anniversary of her discovery - Watch
Lucy the Australopithecus: Google doodles 41st anniversary of her discovery - Watch

Google marked the anniversary of the discovery of the skeleton in 1974 with a special doodle.

Sebastian Coe wants athletics to be part of physical education in Indian schools
Sebastian Coe wants athletics to be part of physical education in Indian schools

IAAF chief Sebastian Coe on Monday urged Indians to take a cue from nations like Jamaica and Kenya in order to excel at the world athletics stage.

Unequal access to education lets child labour persist

Unequal access to education ensures hundreds of millions of children remain trapped in child labour despite dramatic falls in worldwide poverty levels, according to a new study conducted in India, Peru and Ethiopia.

Growing a cup of coffee requires 100 litres of water!
Growing a cup of coffee requires 100 litres of water!

More than 100 litres of water goes into growing an average cup of coffee. This and other factors have contributed to the plight of coffee farmers in poorer nations along the equator.

Modi to open global summit on child deaths

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate here on August 27 the Call To Action Summit 2015, a global meet for ending preventable child and maternal deaths, it was announced on Thursday.

Ghana to bring in 177 Cuban doctors as strike bites

Ghana has said it will bring in 177 new doctors from Cuba to help limit the damage from a crippling strike by medics over pay and training.

South Sudan rivals hold peace talks on deadline day

 South Sudan`s warring rivals held peace talks on Monday in a bid to broker a deal to end its civil war, hours ahead of deadline to avoid possible sanctions.

Stone tools existed 800,000 years earlier than thought
Stone tools existed 800,000 years earlier than thought

Marks on two 3.4 million-year-old animal bones found at an Ethiopian site were not caused by trampling but by tools made of stone.

Obama warns African leaders who refuse to step down

Barack Obama on Tuesday condemned African leaders who refuse to give up power and urged the continent to end "the cancer of corruption", in the first ever address to the African Union by a US president.

Obama draws criticism for saying Ethiopia is democratic

Some African activists have greeted President Barack Obama's remarks that Ethiopia has a democratically elected government with scorn and concern.

Obama rules out sending troops to Somalia

 US President Barack Obama said that his government would not consider sending troops to Somalia, as he sees regional allies Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda as being highly qualified to lead an anti-terrorism operation on the ground.

Obama challenges Ethiopia on democracy but praises Shebab fight

US President Barack Obama on Monday praised key African ally Ethiopia for its fight against Shebab militants in Somalia, but also challenged Addis Ababa on its democratic record.

Obama ends Kenya visit with tough message on rights,corruption

 US President Barack Obama left Kenya on Sunday afternoon after a three-day visit, his first as president to the country of his father`s birth.

Obama juggles security and rights concerns in Ethiopia visit

 US President Barack Obama heads to Ethiopia Sunday, the first American president to visit Africa`s second most populous nation and a key but much maligned ally in the fight against terrorism.

Kenya `homecoming` to cap Obama Africa charm offensive

Barack Obama will make a first presidential pilgrimage to his father`s homeland of Kenya this week, the capstone of a weeklong overture to Africa taking in three key nations.

Diamond League: Genezebe Dibaba on fire as Justin Gatlin extends run in Monaco
Diamond League: Genezebe Dibaba on fire as Justin Gatlin extends run in Monaco

Ethiopia`s world indoor champion Genzebe Dibaba broke the 22-year-old 1,500 metres world record on Friday when she clocked three minutes 50.07 seconds at the Monaco Diamond League.

Rights groups press Obama to meet activists on Africa trip

More than 50 African and global human rights groups on Tuesday called on US President Barack Obama to publicly meet democracy activists when he visits Ethiopia and Kenya later this month.

Ethiopia, 30 years on from famine and Live Aid

Three decades ago, the world looked on in horror at images of dying famine victims in Ethiopia, as musicians led the giant global fundraising concert, Live Aid.

Five Ethiopian bloggers, journalists released from custody

Five Ethiopian journalists and bloggers who were at the centre of a long-running criminal case that government critics say was meant to silence them have been released, while four others remain in custody, rights group said on Thursday.

Ethiopia opposition leader on death row threatens UK ties

 Britain said Thursday its relationship with Ethiopia was being put at risk by the country`s year-long detention of opposition leader Andargachew Tsege, an Ethiopian-British dual national.