Flooding in northeastern Ethiopia displaces nearly 20,000

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — An official in Ethiopia’s northeastern Afar region says heavy flooding has displaced some 20,000 people from their homes. “The flooding has caused damag...

Ethiopians celebrate progress in building dam on Nile River

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopians in the capital are celebrating progress in the construction of the country’s dam on the Nile River, which has caused regional controversy ove...

Ethiopia's leader hails 1st filling of massive, disputed dam

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia’s prime minister on Wednesday hailed the first filling of a massive dam that has led to tensions with Egypt, saying two turbines will begin generating power next ...

Ethiopia denies reports government has started filling dam

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia’s water minister is denying reports citing him as saying the government had begun filling the massive hydroelectric dam that has caused severe tensions with Egypt...

Ethiopia says 2 arrested in killing that sparked mass unrest

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia’s attorney general says two people have been arrested and a third is on the run after the shooting death of a popular singer that set off days of deadly unrest. ...

Ethiopia's week of unrest sees 239 dead, 3,500 arrested

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — At least 239 people have been killed and 3,500 arrested in more than a week of unrest in Ethiopia that poses the biggest challenge yet to its Nobel Peace Prize-winning pri...

Ethiopian police patrol Oromia area and capital after unrest

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian police were patrolling the country's troubled Oromia region and the capital, Addis Ababa, on Sunday, following a week of unrest in which 166 people were killed a...

Ethiopia's PM accuses dissidents of taking up arms in unrest

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia’s prime minister on Friday said dissidents he recently extended an offer of peace have “taken up arms” in revolt against the government in a week of deadly unrest...

Over 80 killed in Ethiopia unrest after singer shot dead

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — More than 80 people have been killed in unrest in Ethiopia after a popular singer was shot dead this week, the state-run Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation says. Hachalu H...

'Several' killed in Ethiopia unrest after singer shot dead

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia’s prime minister says “several people” have been killed in unrest that followed the killing of a popular singer this week. Angry protests were r...

Ethiopia says set to begin filling disputed dam in 2 weeks

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia on Saturday said it is set to begin filling a $4.6 billion hydroelectric dam on the Blue Nile within the next two weeks and that construction will continue, hours...

AP Interview: Ethiopia to fill disputed dam, deal or no deal

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — It’s a clash over water usage that Egypt calls an existential threat and Ethiopia calls a lifeline for millions out of poverty. Just weeks remain before the filling of Afr...

Ethiopian army official: Country will defend itself over dam

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia’s deputy army chief on Friday said his country will strongly defend itself and will not negotiate its sovereignty over the disputed $4.6 billion Nile dam that has...

Ethiopian PM's term extended as election delayed for virus

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia’s prime minister faces an extra year or more in office after lawmakers voted Wednesday to extend their mandates and hold the national election nine to 12 months a...

6 elephants killed by poachers in single day in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — At least six elephants were killed in a single day by poachers in Ethiopia last week, wildlife officials said, the largest such slaughter in memory in the East African nat...