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Abiy Ahmed: Meteoric rise of the man trying to remould Ethiopia

The son of poor villagers, a spy boss, and now the man behind dizzying attempts to reform Africa's fastest-growing economy and heal wounds with Ethiopia's neighbours, Abiy Ahmed, has seen an unpredictable and peril-strewn rise to fame.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Former President Obasanjo urges DRC to use agriculture to reduce food import bill

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to invest in agriculture, particularly cassava, soybean, cowpea and plantain to help Africa cut down annual food imports estimated at $50billion.
The Ethiopian army brigadier general accused of leading a failed coup against a regional government has been killed in a firefight with the security forces, a spokesman for the Ethiopian prime minister’s office has said.

Ethiopia mourns after officials killed during failed coup bid

Ethiopia held a day of mourning on Monday in the wake of a failed coup bid in the country's Amhara region that saw the killing of five senior officials.
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announces a failed coup as he addresses the public on television, June 23, 2019. The failed coup in the Amhara region was led by a high-ranking military official and others within the country’s military, he said.

Ethiopia’s chief of staff, 3 others killed in Amhara coup attempt

Ethiopia’s chief of staff and at least three other senior officials were killed during a coup attempt by an army general in the northern state of Amhara, state television said Sunday.

AU: Nigeria elections generally peaceful, orderly

The Head of the African Union (AU) Observation Mission, former Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn, has said Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections were generally peaceful and orderly.
Foreign election observers at the Osun state governorship election

Election postponement: International, local observer groups hold secret meeting in Abuja

Following the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC’s) decision to postpone the 2019 General Elections, the international and local observers for the polls met on Saturday, at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.

Former Ethiopia premier to lead AU Observation Mission to Nigeria

Former Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegne, will be leading the African Union (AU) Elections Observation Mission to Nigeria for the February 16, presidential and National Assembly elections.
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Ethiopia opens logistics sector to foreign investment

Ethiopia will open its logistics sector to foreign investors but cap their participation, the state investment body said on Tuesday in the latest reform to loosen the government's control of the economy.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed waved to supporters shortly before the blast occurred [Reuters]

Ethiopia offers amnesty to freed political prisoners

Ethiopia has passed a law that grants amnesty to political prisoners who have been released recently and reverses decades of security-obsessed rule.

First Ethiopia-Eritrea commercial flight takes off after 20 years

The first commercial flight from Ethiopia to Eritrea in 20 years took off early on Wednesday, sealing a stunning reconciliation between the former enemies a week after they ended their military standoff.
Ethiopian security forces intervene on Meskel Square in Addis Ababa on June 23, 2018 where a blast killed several people during a rally called by the Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. A small blast sparked panic at a public rally for Ethiopia's new Prime Minister attended by tens of thousands of people on June 23, 2018, an AFP journalist said. The Prime Minister had just wrapped up his speech in the heart of the capital Addis Ababa when the explosion went off, sending the crowds towards the stage as the prime minister left hurriedly, apparently safe and sound.YONAS TADESE / AFP

No deaths at Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed rally

There were no deaths after a grenade blast rocked the first rally of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s in the capital, which was attended by tens of thousands of people.
A public rally for Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attended by tens of thousands of people on Saturday

Blast rocks Ethiopian premier’s rally in Addis Ababa

Abiy had just wrapped up his speech in the heart of the capital Addis Ababa when the explosion went off, sending the crowds towards the stage as the prime minister left hurriedly, apparently safe and sound.

Ethiopia pardons hundreds sentenced on ‘terrorism’ charges

The government of Ethiopia has said it will release more than 304 prisoners, including 289 convicted on "terrorism" charges, according to state media.

Ethiopia’s parliament approves government’s move to end emergency rule

Ethiopia’s parliament approved on Tuesday the government’s decision to lift a six-month state of emergency two months earlier than planned, state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting reported.

Ethiopia cabinet approves bill to lift state of emergency

Ethiopia’s cabinet has approved a draft bill to lift the state of emergency imposed in February following widespread anti-government protests.

Ethiopia to lift state of emergency early

Reports say the state of emergency could be lifted as early as this coming week, as a draft bill from the Council of Ministers is sent to parliament.

South Sudan President in Ethiopia for peace talks

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has travelled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for a one-day State visit, the presidency said.

Gunmen kill director of Dangote Cement plant in Ethiopia

Unidentified gunmen killed the manager of a plant owned by Nigeria’s Dangote Industries Limited in Ethiopia on Wednesday after he was attacked in the restive Oromiya region while returning to the capital from the factory, officials said.

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Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has affirmed that said the progress of any nation depends on the development of its youth.

Yobe suspends traditional ruler for defiling a 6-year-old boy

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Ekiti governor congratulates SIEC, newly elected councils chairmen

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has congratulated the newly elected chairmen and councillors of the 16 local government councils, following official announcement of Saturday’s council election results by the State Independent Electoral Commission.

Femi Falana: DSS operatives apologized to judge over court’s invasion

A human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), said on Sunday that the leader of the Department of State Service (DSS) team that invaded the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday apologized to Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu over the incident
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Police arrest three for murder

The police in Ogun State have arrested three suspects over the death of a 27-year-old man who was stabbed in the chest.