ADDIS ABABA At least 78 people were killed in protests in Ethiopia last week against the treatment of a prominent activist, the prime minister's spokeswoman said on Thursday.
ADDIS ABABA Prominent activist Jawar Mohammed does not rule out challenging his erstwhile ally, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, in next year's election, he told Reuters on Friday, after days of demonstrations by his supporters resulted in dozens of deaths.
ADDIS ABABA, Oct 25 Prominent activist Jawar
Mohammed does not rule out challenging his erstwhile ally,
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, in next year's election, he
told Reuters on Friday, after days of demonstrations by his
supporters resulted in 16 deaths.
ADDIS ABABA Police fired gunshots and teargas as thousands protested in Ethiopia on Wednesday over the treatment of a prominent activist, residents said, in a sign that the country's Nobel Prize-winning prime minister might be losing support among his powerbase.
ADDIS ABABA, Oct 23 Hundreds of supporters of an
Ethiopian ethnic activist and media entrepreneur gathered
outside his house on Wednesday, a day after it was surrounded by
security forces following a warning by the prime minister
against media owners "fomenting unrest".
ADDIS ABABA Hundreds of thousands of Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group celebrated in Addis Ababa on Saturday at the start of an annual thanksgiving festival which was marred by violence in 2016.
ADDIS ABABA, Sept 26 Ethio Telecom has appointed
international consulting firm KPMG to evaluate its assets, and
an advisor on the privatisation process will be appointed soon,
a senior finance ministry official said on Thursday.
ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia has appointed a transaction adviser in the privatization process for state-run Ethio Telecom, and another adviser will be selected in coming weeks to oversee licensing in the telecoms sector, a senior finance ministry official said.
KINSHASA/BRUSSELS Former Congolese President Joseph Kabila wanted his successor, Felix Tshisekedi, to appoint Albert Yuma, a Kabila ally and chairman of state mining company Gecamines, as prime minister, but Tshisekedi refused, sources familiar with the matter said.
BRUSSELS Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini sends texts with smileys to French far-right leader Marine Le Pen and posts selfies with Austrian far-right politician Heinz-Christian Strache.