Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel peace prize

Europe 10/11/19, 05:29

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2019 in recognition of his efforts to end his country's two-decade border conflict with Eritrea. The Norwegian Nobel Institute on Friday also praised the "important reforms" that Abiy, Ethiopia's leader since April 2018, has launched at home. The ...

Beijing celebration of building binge overshadowed by debt

World 04/23/19, 22:43

Asian and African leaders plan to press Beijing at a conference this week to reduce the politically volatile debt burden left by its Belt and Road Initiative to build ports and other trade-related infrastructure.That may bring a note of conflict into the official celebration of President Xi Jinping's signature foreign ...

France’s Macron backs Ethiopia leader’s sweeping reforms

Europe 10/29/18, 14:38

French President Emmanuel Macron has expressed his support for Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's ambitious reforms and diplomatic peace efforts.The young, reformist African leader was on a working visit Monday to France in his first trip to Europe since taking office in April.Ethiopian Prime Minister Ably Ahmed, left, is welcomed ...

Ethiopia elects 1st female president; ‘sets the standard’

Africa 10/25/18, 01:31

Ethiopian lawmakers on Thursday unanimously elected the country's first female president, days after approving one of the world's few "gender-balanced" Cabinets.Seasoned diplomat Sahle-Work Zewde succeeds Mulatu Teshome in the largely ceremonial post."In a patriarchal society such as ours, the appointment of a female head of state not only sets the ...

Italy’s PM visits Ethiopia and soon Eritrea to support peace

Europe 10/11/18, 10:16

Italy's prime minister is visiting Ethiopia and is awaited in Eritrea after the neighbors and once-bitter rivals made surprising peace earlier this year.Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte says this is the first visit by a Western leader since the peace accord that ended years of deadly border tensions.Italy's Prime Minister ...

Ethiopia faces reforms’ next steps as ruling coalition meets

Africa 10/03/18, 06:37

Declaring "a true measure of leadership is not indispensability," Ethiopia's prime minister on Wednesday urged the next steps in the country's sweeping reforms as the ruling coalition that has led the country for decades opened its first congress since he took power in April.A true leader produces qualified successors and ...

Ethiopia charges 5 with terrorism over assassination attempt

Africa 09/28/18, 05:08

Ethiopia's attorney general on Friday filed terrorism charges against five people accused of trying to "kill the prime minister" at a huge rally in the capital in June, barely two months after the reformist leader took office.The charges say the five acted on the premise that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ...

Ethiopia’s stunning reforms now challenged by deadly unrest

World 09/19/18, 04:56

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's stunning political reforms are now threatened by long-standing ethnic tensions that have roared back to life since a young prime minister took power just five months ago and promised greater freedoms.While exiled groups once banned as terror organizations are welcomed home to join political ...

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