Latest Addis Ababa News

Latest talks between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt over mega dam on the Nile end without breakthrough

Sep. 25, 2023 07:27 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The latest talks over the mega dam that Ethiopia is building on the Nile River’s main tributary have broken up without an agreement. The two-day talks between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt on the disputed Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam ended on Sunday...

Ethiopian airstrike on a town square in the restive Amhara region kills 26, health official says

Aug. 14, 2023 11:40 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An airstrike on a crowded town square in Ethiopia’s restive Amhara region killed at least 26 people and wounded more than 55 others, a senior health official said Monday, days after authorities asserted that calm had been restored in the area. Local militia...

LGBTQ+ people in Ethiopia blame attacks on their community on inciteful and lingering TikTok videos

Aug. 11, 2023 15:22 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Members of Ethiopia’s LGBTQ+ community say they face a wave of online harassment and physical attacks and blame much of it on the social media platform TikTok, which they say is failing to take down posts calling for homosexual and transgender people to be whipped, stabbed...