Articles tagged 'ethiopia'

Ethiopia probes govt officials with foreign bank accounts 16 May 2018 ADDIS - Ethiopia's new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has said that his government was investigating foreign bank accounts held by government officials, state-owned Fana Broadcasting Corporation news site reports. The report did not give details of whether they were former or current government off...
Mugabe's $1m AU donation stirs controversy 5 July 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe is sharing Zimbabwe's wealth by donating $1 million to the African Union (AU), but his goodwill is being slammed by opposition parties who believe the donation showed misplaced priorities. The uproar comes after Mugabe presented a $1 million cheque to the AU du...
Govts should create employment: Envoy 13 December 2016 HARARE - Ethiopia's ambassador to Zimbabwe Mustafe Dek Abdisalam has challenged governments to create jobs for their growing populations. At the commemorations for International Migrants Day last Thursday, Abdisalam said because of unemployment, many people were becoming illegal migrants in di...
'Several killed' as Ethiopia police, protestors clash 7 August 2016 ADDIS ABABA - Several people are feared dead in clashes in north-western Ethiopia between police and anti-government protesters, amid a wave of unrest. On Friday police arrested dozens of demonstrators during massive rallies in the capital, Addis Ababa. Since last November the government ha...
Ethiopian forces 'kill 140 protesters' 8 January 2016 ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopian security forces have killed at least 140 people taking part in mass anti-government demonstrations since November, activists say, according to US-based Human Rights Watch (HRW). The protests have been sparked by fears that a plan to expand the capital's administrative c...
Fears of 'brutal crackdown' in Ethiopia 17 December 2015 ADDIS ABABA - Anti-terror rhetoric by Ethiopia's government could escalate into a brutal crackdown on protesters, human rights group Amnesty International has warned. A plan to expand the capital's administrative control into the Oromia region has sparked deadly protests. The government has...
Obama warns African leaders 28 July 2015 ADDIS ABABA - US President Barack Obama has warned that Africa will not advance if its leaders refuse to step down when their terms end. He also called for an end to the "cancer of corruption", saying it took money away from development . Mr Obama made the comments in the first ever address...
Obama to become first US leader to address African Union 28 July 2015 ADDIS ABABA - US President Barack Obama is due to address the African Union in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, on the last day of his trip to East Africa. He is the first US leader to deliver a speech at the 54-member body, with security and action against terrorism likely to dominate the agen...
Nigeria book Brazil ticket 17 November 2013 CALABAR - Nigeria became the first African country to qualify for next year's World Cup finals after a 2-0 home win over Ethiopia in their playoff in Calabar on Saturday. After winning the first leg 2-1 in Addis Ababa last month, Victor Moses' 20th-minute penalty and substitute Victor Obinna's...
Emenike's brace sinks Ethiopia 14 October 2013 ADDIS ABABA - Emmanuel Emenike scored twice in Addis Ababa as African champions, Nigeria, defeated Ethiopia 2-1 in the first leg of the 2014 Fifa World Cup qualifier on Sunday. Behailu Assefa opened score for the Ethiopians before Emmanuel Emenike levelled the game and then scored the winner f...
Underdogs Ethiopian ready for Nigeria 8 October 2013 ADDIS ABABA - In matching blue jerseys and red shorts, Ethiopia's footballers confidently criss-cross their home pitch, launching the ball back and forth. The players press on under the blistering morning sun for over two hours. At this crucial stage in the 2014 World Cup Africa zone qualifier...
Ethiopia, Togo, E. Guinea investigated 18 June 2013 LONDON - Ethiopia, Togo and Equatorial Guinea are facing disciplinary proceedings for allegedly fielding ineligible players in the World Cup qualifiers, Fifa said on Sunday. Fifa said in a statement that Ethiopia, who hours earlier on Sunday beat South Africa 2-1 to finish top of Group A, had all...
Ethiopian leader's absence grips nation, fuels speculation 15 August 2012 ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopia's prime minister is "recovering well," a spokesman said Wednesday, amid frenzied speculation about the health of the usually visible leader, who has not appeared in public for two months. Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, 57, came to power two decades ago and is considered a str...