Latest Addis Ababa News

'Purely ethnic profiling': New wave of Tigrayans detained

Jul. 13, 2021 05:32 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Witnesses say thousands of Tigrayans are being detained and their businesses closed in cities across Ethiopia in a new wave of ethnic targeting by authorities over the eight-month conflict in the Tigray region. The detentions follow the...

Egypt: Ethiopia begins disputed filling of dam amid tensions

Jul. 05, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt said Monday that Ethiopia has reported it is starting to fill the reservoir of a controversial dam on the Nile River's main tributary, a move likely to increase tensions ahead of a U.N. Security Council meeting on the dispute, which also includes Sudan. ...

Tigray fighters in Ethiopia reject cease-fire as 'sick joke'

Jun. 29, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The fighters now retaking parts of Ethiopia's Tigray region will pursue soldiers from neighboring Eritrea back into their country and chase Ethiopian forces to Addis Ababa ”if that's what it takes" to weaken their military powers, their spokesman said Tuesday, as a...

Ethiopia votes in test for PM Abiy amid reports of abuses

Jun. 21, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopians voted Monday in a major test for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, whose rise to power initially seemed to signal a break with decades of authoritarian rule but who has since waged war in the Tigray region and whose party has been accused of election abuses....

Arab League backs calls for UN intervention in dam dispute

Jun. 15, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Arab foreign ministers on Tuesday backed calls for the United Nations Security Council to intervene in a lingering dispute between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over a massive dam Addis Ababa is building on Nile River’s main tributary. The move, announced at...

Sudan, Egypt renew calls for int'l role in Ethiopia dispute

Jun. 09, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan and Egypt renewed calls Wednesday for the international community to help in resolving their decade-long dispute with Ethiopia over a giant dam that Addis Ababa is building on the Blue Nile, the main tributary of the Nile River. Egyptian foreign and...

Ethiopians protest US sanctions over brutal Tigray war

May. 30, 2021 07:39 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Thousands of Ethiopians gathered in the nation's capital Sunday to protest outside pressure on the government over its brutal war in Tigray. Protesters at the rally in Addis Ababa carried banners that criticized the United States and others in...

Sudan says Ethiopian peacekeepers deported to refugee camp

May. 09, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese authorities on Sunday deported around three dozen Ethiopian peacekeepers, working on the U.N. mission in Darfur, to a refugee camp, the state-run news agency reported. Al-Fateh Ibrahim Mohammed, head of the refugee agency in North Darfur province,...

US envoy in Sudan in a bid to resolve Ethiopia’s dam dispute

May. 07, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. envoy for the Horn of Africa was in Sudan on Friday, the latest stop on his tour of the region aimed at resolving the decade-long dispute over Ethiopia’s massive dam on the Nile River’s main tributary. During his two-day visit, Jeffrey Feltman...

US envoy in Egypt for talks on Ethiopia’s dam dispute

May. 05, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. envoy for the Horn of Africa on Wednesday met with the Egyptian president as part of Washington's new push to find a resolution to a regional decade-long dispute over Ethiopia's massive dam on the Nile River’s main tributary. Jeffrey Feltman...