“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.
Interview with Kofi Annan at Tana Forum: armed conflict now a smaller risk to most Africans than traffic accidents
In Harare, Annan's address elicited gasps of disbelief from his aides, deathly silence from the heads of state and applause from African civil society
“Africa needs to start taking responsibility, in concrete terms, by funding its own peace initiatives and developmental priorities” - Obasanjo
Tiny Djibouti thinks big with a complex web of infrastructure spending tied to Ethiopia - and Chinese credit
It's not a model democracy, though, with strongman Guelleh, in power since 1999, seeking a fourth term in a vote slammed by the opposition as a sham
“The economy will continue to register growth, [but] not a double-digit fast economic growth”
Foreign investors including Dangote Cement had property damaged as protestor grievances birthed country's most serious political crisis in a decade.
Fear stalks Ethiopia's Oromia region after brutal crackdown—the protest is about much more than what you see
Sparked by a plan to expand the capital, Human Rights Watch says more than 200 people have been killed, but history is also playing a major role.
Egypt’s investment in the rest of Africa now exceeds $8bn, and the volume of trade has increased by $5bn over past five years
Globally, only Papua New Guinea grew faster last year. Government spending has been key driver of the boom
The Ethiopian and Djibouti protests; people don’t live on bread and wine alone, they need sweet lies too
Silly for Djibouti to stop a sheikh using 100 square metres of tree shade, then allow Americans a base of 360,000 square metres a stone’s throw away
Troubled times: Blood and terror in Ethiopia as protests sweep the streets, and state vows to 'act without mercy'
The sight of the protesters on the streets shouting "Stop the killings! This isn't democracy!" is rare in the country.
Like elsewhere on the continent transitioning from stability and high economic growth to a shared prosperity in an open democracy proving difficult.
The more things change...Ethiopia’s path remains same three years after death of former strongman Meles
Current Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has chosen to continue Meles’ policies without a flinch, but with a more collective leadership.
World Bank report says country has achieved its turbo-paced growth its own way—in what is both a compliment and not one. But it could all go wrong
The 'Ethiopian model' runs into a wall; economic ambitions clash with politics as Oromo protests surge
The unrest highlights the conflict between the countries authoritarian development model and its system of federalism.
The PM is a Protestant, the first to lead Ethiopia, where the majority of Christians follow Orthodox traditions.
Ethiopia and Djibouti are looking to create an African infrastructure hegemony that reaches into West Africa.
There was no immediate reaction from Ethiopia, but Addis Ababa has previously dismissed such statements as propaganda.
Nigerian-led UN Security Council says will 'act immediately' if leader does not sign, or does so half-heartedly.