“This is not the capacity of the man himself. It’s something which has been orchestrated by someone else from outside,” Hailemariam was quoted saying.
UPDATE: Uganda’s Museveni declared winner of chaotic election, as detained rival Besigye rejects result
“Ugandan authorities created an atmosphere of intimidation in the run up to and during Thursday’s vote”
Seven Ethiopian security forces killed, state buildings damaged, in restive Oromia region - minister
Security forces killed as many as 140 people at the “generally peaceful” Oromo protests, New York-based Human Rights Watch said
How new leaders start off and forthcoming elections are settled in the first quarter, could set the tone for the rest of the year.
The number reported by HRW is almost double the previous toll of 75 the group gave last month
Like elsewhere on the continent transitioning from stability and high economic growth to a shared prosperity in an open democracy proving difficult.
When night falls, gunfire starts across Burundi’s capital; when the sun rises, residents count the bodies
“Unless there is sudden progress on dialogue...[Nkurunziza] is likely to be overthrown in a coup” - Christoph Wille, analyst Control Risks
Editor of the Addis Standard newspaper, said it was a "nightmare" to be a journalist in Ethiopia.
Endless Uganda police brutality against Museveni rivals, plenty of condemnation, but nothing changes - rights group
IMF has cut its Ugandan growth forecast to 5%, citing global shocks and nervousness over elections that had contributed to sharp decline in shilling.
Victims are shot in the middle of the night, and every morning Burundi wakes to bodies on its streets
The corpses are often found in the same position - the arms bound tight behind the back, the limbs twisted in death.
S. Sudan troops 'crushed civilians with tanks', then reversed over them to ensure they had been killed: HRW
WARNING: Some accounts in this story will be shocking and possibly traumatic for sensitive readers.