Tag: Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s PM, Abiy, on frontline with Army in fight against rebellious forces

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is on the frontline with the army fighting rebellious Tigrayan forces in the northeastern Afar region, state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting reported on Friday. Abiy was wearing military fatigues and speaking to the television station in the Afaan Oromo and Amharic languages, according to the broadcast. Reuters[Read More…]

Ethiopian citizens, foreigners, diplomats flee capital as rebel forces close in

Many Ethiopian citizens and foreigners and diplomats on Wednesday were reported to have been fleeing the nation’s capital, Addis Ababa as rebel forces is closing in. The Ethiopian government had on Tuesday declared a 6-month state of emergency after Tigray and Oromo rebels captured some strategic cities. The U.N. human[Read More…]

Buhari jets out to Ethiopia ahead PM’s inauguration

President Muhammadu Buhari will, on Monday, attend the inauguration of Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for a second five-year term in office, according to a statement issued by the President’s spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, on Saturday, in Abuja. According to Adesina, the president would depart Abuja for Addis Ababa, the[Read More…]

Ethiopia Conflict: Obasanjo heads to Addis Ababa for ‘talks’

Nigeria’s former President Olusegun Obasanjo is travelling to Ethiopia to try and start negotiations between Ethiopia’s federal government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the AFP news agency reports. This news comes just hours after Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni proposed talks and then deleted the tweet that mentioned it.[Read More…]

To Control the spread of Coronavirus, more than 4,000 prisoners to be released in Ethiopia

More than 4,000 prisoners will be released in Ethiopia as the government continues to take measures to control the spread of coronavirus. The country’s attorney general said on Wednesday that prisoners convicted of minor offences and women with babies were among those who would be freed. Foreigners charged with involvement[Read More…]

Buhari Arrives At Addis Ababa For AU Summit

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the 26th Summit of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union. The president, who flew from Nairobi, Kenya, where he had been on a three-day state visit, landed at the Addis Ababa International Airport, Ethiopia, today[Read More…]

Buhari Jets To Kenya, To Attend AU Summit In Ethiopia

President Muhammadu Buhari will today embark on a three-day state visit to Kenya.  The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said this in a statement yesterday. On arrival, Buhari would join his host, President Uhuru Kenyatta and other dignitaries at a memorial service for[Read More…]

Nonagenarian Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe Emerges African Union Chairman

90-year-old Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe has been named the new Chairman of the African Union. The Nonagenerian takes over from Mauritania’s President Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz at a ceremony belt at the Union’s Secretariat in Addis Abbaba, Ethiopia. Unconfirmed reports has it that the Chinese government had before now lobbied[Read More…]

Coach Keshi Hails Eagles After Defeating Ethiopia

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, has saluted his CHAN-bound team after edging past Ethiopia 2-1 in a friendly on Saturday. First-half goals by Ifeanyi Ede and Ugonna Ozochukwu set the tone for an Eagles victory in Abuja, MTNFootball.com reports. And Keshi said he will take some satisfaction from the tactical[Read More…]