World Jun 23, 2019

Ethiopia thwarts coup attempt; army chief of staff shot

Ethiopia's army chief was shot dead by his bodyguard just hours after an attempted coup in Amhara state left the regional president and another top adviser dead, a spokeswoman for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Sunday. Spokeswoman Billene Seyoum told journalists a "hit squad" led ...

Sudan protesters accept Ethiopian proposal for political transition

World Jun 23, 2019

Sudan protesters accept Ethiopian proposal for political transition

Sudanese protest leaders on Saturday accepted the creation of a civilian-majority governing body for a political transition in Sudan as proposed by an Ethiopian envoy. The compromise blueprint suggests the creation of a 15-member governing body comprising of eight civilians and seven members of the ...

Deadly plane crash a setback for Ethiopia's rise

World Mar 12, 2019

Deadly plane crash a setback for Ethiopia's rise

by Rodney Muhumuza

The crown jewel in Ethiopia's transformation to a continental power in recent years has been its state-owned airline that calls itself "the new spirit of Africa." Sunday's crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet that killed 157 people has set back those grand designs that were ...