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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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