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Ethiopia's PM escapes unhurt after grenade blast at rally, 1 dead

 Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was addressing a rally when the powerful blast took place.

Jun 23, 2018, 20:51 PM IST

Explosion hits Ethiopian Prime Minister's rally, several feared dead

After the explosion the state broadcaster quickly cut away from coverage of the rally, which broke up with people singing, chanting and going back to their homes.


Jun 23, 2018, 15:31 PM IST

11 killed in continued violence in Ethiopia's restive region

Regional officials in Ethiopia say 11 people were killed in clashes in the restive Oromia region as the country continues to experience anti- government protests that at times lead to ethnic violence.

Oct 22, 2017, 19:31 PM IST

Unprecedented Ethiopia protests far from over: Analysts

Demonstrations began popping up in November 2015 in the Oromia region due to a government plan to expand the boundaries of Addis Ababa.

Aug 10, 2016, 12:24 PM IST

South Sudan accepts deployment of regional force: IGAD

South Sudan on Friday accepted the deployment of a regional intervention force after escalating violence put a fragile peace deal in danger.

Aug 06, 2016, 01:57 AM IST

Ethiopia killed 'over 400' in protest crackdown: HRW

More than 400 people have been killed in Ethiopia since November.

Jun 16, 2016, 07:54 AM IST

Jacob Zuma`s ex-wife touted as possible South African president

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is a long-standing heavyweight in the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party, holding several ministerial positions since the end of white-minority rule in 1994.

Apr 07, 2016, 11:14 AM IST

South Sudan troops suffocated 50 people in container: Monitors

South Sudan government troops killed some 50 people by stuffing them into a shipping container in baking heat, ceasefire monitors have said in a report noting the latest atrocities in two years of war.

Feb 01, 2016, 14:44 PM IST

South Sudan government to continue peace talks, but not president

South Sudan`s government said Saturday it would continue with peace talks to end a 20-month civil war, but without President Salva Kiir attending, his spokesman said.

Aug 15, 2015, 13:52 PM IST

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.

Jul 29, 2015, 09:56 AM IST

Time for world to `change approach to Africa`: Obama

US President Barack Obama said Tuesday that it was time for the world to change its approach to Africa, as he made the first address to the African Union by a US leader.

Jul 28, 2015, 19:04 PM IST

US and Turkey agree to forge 'IS-free zone' in Syria

The United States and Turkey have agreed to work together to clear the Islamic State group from northern Syria, a senior US official said on Monday.

Jul 27, 2015, 21:32 PM IST

Obama in Ethiopia, focus on South Sudan peace bid

Barack Obama on Monday officially begins a two-day visit to Ethiopia, the first-ever trip by a US president to Africa`s second-most populous nation and the seat of the African Union.

Jul 27, 2015, 10:46 AM IST

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.

Jul 09, 2015, 23:16 PM IST

Djibouti opposition claim government deal "deadlocked"

The main opposition coalition in the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti said Monday that a key agreement with the government following contested elections in 2013 had reached "deadlock".

Jun 08, 2015, 20:05 PM IST

Ethiopia readies for elections but outcome not in doubt

Ethiopia, Africa`s second-most populous country, readied Saturday for the first general election since the death of strongman Meles Zenawi, whose successor Hailemariam Desalegn is all but certain to stay in office.

May 23, 2015, 19:24 PM IST

Eritrea says rights activists to blame for migrant crisis

 The secretive Horn of Africa state of Eritrea claimed Monday that human rights activists were partly to blame for the hordes of migrants heading to Europe.

May 18, 2015, 17:17 PM IST

South African woman held at IGIA for concealing drugs in cricket gear

A 22-year-old South African woman was held at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) here for allegedly trying to smuggle out Rs 1.18 crore worth narcotic drugs, neatly concealed inside cricket gear and shoes.

Apr 20, 2015, 18:34 PM IST

South Sudan rivals agree to ceasefire deal: Reports

South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar late Sunday signed a deal to end more than 13 months of fighting in a civil war that has left tens of thousands dead, an AFP reporter saw.

Feb 02, 2015, 06:01 AM IST

Africa agrees to send 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram

African Union official says African leaders have agreed to send 7,500 troops to fight the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria.

Feb 01, 2015, 01:21 AM IST