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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.

Hailemariam Desalegn: Salva Kiir has failed South Sudan, must step aside

Ethiopia’s former prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn has stressed the need for South Sudan president Salva Kiir to step down and allow the country to be guided to peace by a new face.

Sirleaf knocks Africa’s sit tight presidents, tells them to leave power

African leaders resisting “democratic transformation” must heed their citizens’ calls for change, former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said on Saturday after receiving an award aimed at promoting good leadership on the continent.

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Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Tribunal: I have not been certified – Atiku Abubakar’s data analyst

Petitioners’ Witness 60, Joseph Gbenga, called by Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, as an expert witness admitted before the Presidential Election Petitioner Tribunal, on Friday, that he had not been certified.
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Presidency: Court will decide Ibraheem El Zakzaky’s fate

The Presidency has enjoined El-Zakzaky-led Shiite members to desist from needless violent street protests and await the decision of the court in Kaduna where their leader is currently being tried.

Governor Masari pushes for collective dialogue with bandits in North-West

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State says, for dialogue and amnesty programme for cattle rustlers and bandits in the Northwest to succeed, it must involve all state governments in the zone.

Tailor arrested over alleged N1.48 million fraud

A 47-year-old tailor, Popoola Abolade, was on Friday brought before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for allegedly defrauding a company of N1.48 million.
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Kogi guber: APC stakeholders drag NWC to court

The All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders Kogi State chapter, have taken legal action against the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) over the indirect mode of primaries adopted by the national leadership for the election of candidates for the November 16 Kogi State governorship poll.