Somali Islamist insurgents are plotting to attack an upmarket area of Ethiopia`s capital Addis Ababa, the US embassy has warned, in a notice to citizens to avoid crowded areas.
US Secret Service agents arrested a man after he fired a gun outside the Ethiopian embassy in Washington on Monday, US media reported.
Uganda said it had placed a passenger with Ebola-like symptoms in isolation, and was waiting for test results checking for the deadly tropical disease.
Ethiopia said Thursday it wanted to extradite the leader of an outlawed opposition group arrested in Yemen to face terrorism charges.
At least 12 people died in heavy fighting between rival militia in central Somalia, elders said on Wednesday, the latest surge of violence amid warnings of a worsening humanitarian crisis.
Sudan plans to supply neighbouring Eritrea with electricity, official media reported on Friday, just months after Khartoum said it would buy power from Eritrea`s rival Ethiopia.
Ethiopian security forces shot dead peaceful protesters in student demonstrations last week, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday, quoting "credible" claims of a death toll "much higher" than the official figure of eight.
South Sudanese refugees have poured into neighbouring Ethiopia over the past three days to flee fighting in their homeland, the United Nations said Tuesday.
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.
The Ethiopian government says at least 11 students have been killed in clashes with the police in a region that has long been the scene of a secessionist movement.
US Secretary of State John Kerry warned on Thursday of the risk of genocide and famine in South Sudan, brandishing the threat of sanctions against leaders of the country`s warring factions.
Ethiopia`s legendary runner Kenenisa Bekele notched up another impressive milestone in an already glittering career by winning the Paris Marathon on Sunday, his first attempt at the gruelling event.
War-torn South Sudan is in a "spiralling humanitarian crisis", the UN warned Monday, as top aid chiefs visited the young nation, where more than a million people have fled months of conflict.
Eritrea withdrew from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying competition Sunday, the organisers said in a statement.
Over a million people in South Sudan have been forced from their homes during more than three months of ongoing fighting, with conditions continuing to worsen, the UN has warned.
South Sudan`s Army on Thursday said it was battling rebels in the strategic oil city of Malakal, the latest clashes in the nearly three-month-long conflict.
Fresh fighting in South Sudan is hampering humanitarian efforts to help children as the emergency in the world`s newest nation risks becoming overwhelming, the Unicef said Monday.
The UN Mission in South Sudan said it had evidence that rebel forces had murdered civilians, including children, in the key oil hub of Malakal.
The uncle of an Ethiopian pilot who hijacked a flight to Rome and took it to Geneva said today that his nephew had been distraught over the loss of another uncle.
Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia smashed the 20-year-old indoor 3,000m record with a run of 8min 16.60sec on Thursday.
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