Gulf Times - Abiy-Ahmed
Ethiopia faces more conflict with ethnic group's push for region

Ethiopia faces more conflict with ethnic group's push for region

Ethiopia's destabilising regional frictions may worsen this month if the small Sidama ethnic group carries out a threat to unilaterally declare a new semi-autonomous region in defiance of the federal government, a global think-tank said on Thursday.

World Bank to give Ethiopia $1bn in budget help

World Bank to give Ethiopia $1bn in budget help

The World Bank will provide $1bn in direct budget support to Ethiopia in the next few months, the prime minister said on Saturday.

Eritrea president hails unity with Ethiopia on historic visit

Eritrea president hails unity with Ethiopia on historic visit

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki pledged to resolve his country's dispute with Ethiopia on Saturday in a historic visit to Addis Ababa aimed at cementing peace less than a week after the nations declared an end to two decades of conflict.

Eritrea's president to visit Ethiopia on Saturday

Eritrea's president to visit Ethiopia on Saturday

The visit comes after an unexpected peace initiative from Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who visited Eritrea and signed a pact with Isaias on resuming ties.

Ethiopia, Eritrea sign statement that war 'has come to an end'

Ethiopia, Eritrea sign statement that war 'has come to an end'

Ethiopia and Eritrea are no longer at war, the neighbours said in a joint statement on Monday, a day after their leaders held a historic meeting in Asmara.

Ethiopian PM escapes grenade attack at rally, several wounded

Ethiopian PM escapes grenade attack at rally, several wounded

Ethiopia's new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed escaped a grenade attack on Saturday at a rally in the capital although scores of people were wounded, officials and witnesses said.

Eritrea welcomes Ethiopia PM's peace gesture

Eritrea welcomes Ethiopia PM's peace gesture

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki said he was sending a delegation to Addis Ababa to understand the position of new Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and "chart out a plan".

Ethiopia's PM replaces security commanders in reshuffle

Ethiopia's PM replaces security commanders in reshuffle

Abiy Ahmed has pledged to push through reforms in response to demands from protesters during waves of unrest that began in 2015.

Ethiopian state of emergency must end, says journalist freed from jail

Ethiopian state of emergency must end, says journalist freed from jail

Ethiopia's prime minister Abiy Ahmed should fulfil his pledge to expand political freedoms by lifting a state of emergency, said a journalist released in February after six years in jail.

Ethiopia's new PM reshuffles cabinet as part of reform bid

Ethiopia's new PM reshuffles cabinet as part of reform bid

Abiy Ahmed named 10 new ministers but retained the finance and foreign ministers from the cabinet of his predecessor Hailemariam Desalegn, who resigned in February to pave the way for the reforms.