UN chief upbeat about peace prospects in Ethiopia

In this file photo taken on Dec 21, 2021, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attends a press conference at the end of his visit to Lebanon in the capital Beirut. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP) UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was on Wednesday encouraged by the prospects of a peaceful...

US embassy in Ethiopia allows voluntary exit of some staff

People hold Ethiopian flags during a memorial service for the victims of the Tigray conflict organized by the city administration, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Nov 3, 2021. (EDUARDO SOTERAS / AFP) NAIROBI - The US embassy in Ethiopia has authorized the voluntary departure of non-emergency government staff and family...

UN chief says Ethiopia has no right to expel UN staff

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses the Security Council meeting on Ethiopia at the UN headquarters in New York, Oct 6, 2021. Guterres said on Wednesday that Ethiopia has no right to expel UN staff and it is violating the international law in doing this. (LOEY FELIPE / XINHUA) UNITED...

Report: Sudan probing weapons flown in from Ethiopia

KHARTOUM - Sudanese authorities have seized a cargo of 72 boxes of weapons that arrived by air from Ethiopia and that they suspect were destined for use in "crimes against the state", Sudan's state news agency, SUNA, reported on Sunday. Tensions between Sudan and Ethiopia have been running high due...

Ethiopia to build local rival to Facebook, other platforms

This Sept 4, 2019 photo shows logos of US social networking websites Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, displayed on a smartphone screen in Lille, northern France. (DENIS CHARLET / AFP) ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopia has begun developing its own social media platform to rival Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, though it does...

Ethiopians denounce US for restricting aid over Tigray

Ethiopian pro-government demonstrators denounced the United States on Sunday for imposing restrictions on aid over the Tigray conflict, at a massive rally organized by the authorities to show support for their positions. More than 10,000 people attended the rally, some carrying banners written in English, Arabic and Amharic. Slogans included:...