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.

South Sudan peace talks resume in Ethiopia

 The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), a regional body of eight east African states, launched the multi-stakeholder peace talks here Thursday to discuss the year-long conflict in South Sudan.

Dozens of migrants drown in shipwreck off Yemen: Govt

The UN refugee agency said Monday 21 bodies have been recovered after Yemen reported dozens of Ethiopian migrants drowning when their boat sank near the entrance to the Red Sea.

African migrant boat capsizes off Yemen, 70 dead

Yemeni security officials say a boat carrying African migrants has capsized off the country's western coast, killing 70.

African leaders abuse Chinese aid and channel to their home areas: Report

China`s "no strings attached" aid is being abused by African leaders who channel the lion`s share of funds to their home areas, US-led researchers found in the first geo-referenced database of Chinese aid to the world`s poorest continent.

UN agency starts relocation of South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia

 The UN refugee agency UNHCR has begun relocating nearly 15,000 South Sudanese refugees who had been stranded for months at a station in western Ethiopia after the refugee camp where they were due to live was flooded, a press release said Tuesday.

Bob Geldof to fire up charity hit 30 years on to fight Ebola

Musician and philanthropist Bob Geldof, who in 1984 inspired a host of rock stars to record a charity single for Africa, will raise money to combat Ebola with a new version of the song.

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.

Ethiopia torturing `opposition` ethnic group: Amnesty

Ethiopia has "ruthlessly targeted" and tortured its largest ethnic group for perceived opposition to the government, Amnesty International said in a damning report Tuesday.

Frankfurt Marathon: Mark Kiptoo leads Kenyan cleansweep
Frankfurt Marathon: Mark Kiptoo leads Kenyan cleansweep

Mark Kiptoo put behind him his second placed finish in 2013 by winning Sunday`s Frankfurt Marathon and leading a Kenyan cleansweep of the podium places in the men`s race.

Somali Islamist plot to attack Ethiopian capital: US

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.

Man arrested in Ethiopian embassy shooting in Washington

 US Secret Service agents arrested a man after he fired a gun outside the Ethiopian embassy in Washington on Monday, US media reported. 

Uganda tests possible Ebola case: Health Ministry

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 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.

Several dead central Somalia fighting: Elders

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 to supply power to Eritrea: Media

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.

Ethiopia shot `peaceful protesters`: Rights group

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 Sudan refugees flood into Ethiopia: UN

South Sudanese refugees have poured into neighbouring Ethiopia over the past three days to flee fighting in their homeland, the United Nations said Tuesday.

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.

Violence kills 11 students in Ethiopia

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.