- Egypt-Ethiopia meeting delayed to November for further preparations
October 23, 2014 - A ministerial Egyptian-Ethiopian commission delayed its first meeting, initially planned for Wednesday, to November to make room for more preparations, in yet another series of talks over the disputed Grand Renaissance Dam.Ethiopia’s ‘African tiger’ leaps towards middle income
October 23, 2014 - It is now three decades since Ethiopia experienced the infamous famine that cost the lives of more than a million people. The tragedy prompted the BBC’s Michael Buerk to describe it as “a biblical famine in the 20th century” and “the closest thing to hell on Earth”.
In sharp contrast with that devastating poverty, Ethiopia is...Ethiopia, 30 years after the famine
October 23, 2014 - With an Einsteinian shock of hair and a wise man’s beard, Mulugeta Tesfakiros, just off a flight from Washington, settled into an office of glass walls and vibrant artworks in Addis Ababa. The millionaire magnate, who has gone into the local wine business with Bob Geldof, mused on the new Ethiopia: “Most of the people need first security, second food … and democracy after that.”Ethiopians and Indians celebrate Diwali together
October 23, 2014 - This year in Ethiopia, the celebration of Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, started early in a unique way with many new participants, both Indian and Ethiopian.South Sudan admits summoning its ambassador from Addis Ababa
October 23, 2014 - South Sudan’s government has unexpectedly recalled its ambassador from Ethiopia in a move an official described as “a normal administrative practice”.
F...Blast outside Cairo University wounds 10: Interior Ministry
October 23, 2014 - An explosion outside Cairo University wounded 10 people on Wednesday, among them police and civilians, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.
The blast oc...Somalia's al Shabaab says stones man to death for rape
October 23, 2014 - Somalia's al Shabaab militants said on Wednesday they had stoned an 18-year-old man to death for raping a woman at gunpoint in one of their strongholds in the southern Lower Shabelle region.Chinese peacekeepers expected in South Sudan at start of 2015 -U.N.
October 23, 2014 - Some 700 Chinese peacekeepers are expected to join a United Nations mission in South Sudan at the start of next year, the head of the U.N. operation said on Wednesday, though she appealed for Beijing to deploy the battalion "sooner rather than later."UN chief, World Bank president to visit Ethiopia next week
October 22, 2014 - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim will visit Ethiopia on Monday for a two-day visit, an African diplomat has said.Battle sticks between immigrants from Eritrea and Ethiopia, and French police launched new campaign
October 22, 2014 - Police in Calais said Tuesday they sealed off an industrial district of the French port city after a fight between illegal migrants, in the latest incident to hit the northern gateway to Britain.