A leading African politician put Obama on notice

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who chairs the African Union Commission, said Africans are proud to be part of the "beautif[...]

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An American company and an Ethiopian utility announce a deal on renewable energy.

An American company and an Ethiopian utility used the occasion of Obama's visit to announce a deal on renewable ene[...]

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Ethiopia aims to join international space station by 2025

Anadolu - The Entoto Space Observatory and Research Center, the first of its kind in Ethiopia, says it has been pre[...]

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Ethiopian ruling party wins all parliamentary seats

Addis Ababa (AFP) - Ethiopia's ruling party and its allies achieved a clean sweep in last month's general election,[...]

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“I actually think I’m a pretty good president,” Obama said. “I think if I ran, I could win. But I can’t!”

Obama used his own history of electoral success to rib African leaders who overstay their welcomes by refusing to leave office after their terms expire. In his speech Tuesday at the African Union headquarters, he conceded unfamiliarity with that concept because as a second-term U.S. president, he’s constitutionally barred from running again.

The President Delivers a Toast to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia

President Barack Obama begins Ethiopia, African Union visit

US President Barack Obama landed in Ethiopia on Sunday, beginning a two-day stay and becoming the first American leader to visit Africa’s second most populous nation.
Air Force One touched down at Addis Ababa’s international airport after a short flight north from the Kenyan capital Nairobi, and the president was greeted on the tarmac by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

This company sells spy tools to evil governments

On Sunday, a massive load of stolen documents were uploaded to the Internet. It revealed contracts, invoices and internal presentations of Hacking Team. And it offered a glimpse into a shadowy world of selling high-powered cyber weapons — even to genocidal maniacs.

Africans Seeking Better Lives Pass through Ethiopian Town

Dozens of houses on the hot, dusty main road that stretches from Ethiopia into Sudan look like they have been hastily closed. Guards grimly patrol the border, stopping anyone who looks like an illegal migrant. The nightclubs and bars are emptier than usual, although they still attract Sudanese who are not allowed to drink alcohol in their own country under Shariah law.

Eritrea faces more U.N. scrutiny, a step closer to global court

GENEVA (Reuters) – Eritrea faces a second year of scrutiny by human rights investigators after the U.N. body overseeing them extended their mission on Thursday, a decision that may put the government at risk of referral to the International Criminal Court.

The U.N. Human Rights Council asked the independent investigators to use the time to consider if the Horn of Africa country was committing “crimes against humanity” – a level of offence that can be prosecuted by the global tribunal.

Obama visit to Ethiopia brings fresh eyes to the country, say Seattle Ethiopians

President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit to Ethiopia in July—the first visit for a sitting U.S. President— is an exciting moment for Ethiopian Americans in Seattle, and gives hope the attention will help erase the negative and outdated stereotypes of the African nation.

President Obama will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit Ethiopia

In a statement Friday, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the president would travel in late July to Ethiopia for bilateral meetings with both the country’s government and the leadership of the African Union, which is headquartered there.

“This visit, which will follow the President’s travel to Kenya, will build on the success of the August 2014 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit by strengthening ties with our African partners and highlighting America’s longstanding commitment to investing in Africa,” the statement read

Why are there so many military bases in Djibouti?

Djibouti’s status as a model of stability in an otherwise volatile region is one of its greatest assets. It lies on the Bab el-Mandeb Strait, a gateway to the Suez Canal, which is one of the world’s busiest shipping routes.

Djibouti also provides a vital port for landlocked neighbour Ethiopia, even more important now as a railway between both their capitals is completed.

Ethiopia-British leader on death row ‘might’ escape execution: government

An Ethiopian opposition leader with British citizenship on death row will not be pardoned but might escape execution, the government said Thursday, after reports he was struggling in solitary confinement.

Andargachew Tsege, 60, the leader of the outlawed Ginbot 7 group and who was granted political asylum in Britain, was convicted in absentia in 2009 for terrorism, and was imprisoned a year ago after being controversially extradited from Yemen

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