France asks: Should ex-colonizers give back African art?

Entertainment 11/23/18, 10:07

From Senegal to Ethiopia, artists, governments and museums are eagerly awaiting a report commissioned by French President Emmanuel Macron on how former colonizers can return African art to Africa.The study by French art historian Bénédicte Savoy and Senegalese economist Felwine Sarr, being presented to Macron on Friday in Paris, is ...

Ethiopia Jews protest Israeli government’s emigration delays

World 11/19/18, 12:34

Hundreds of Ethiopian Jews gathered in the capital, Addis Ababa, to protest the Israeli government's decision not to allow all of them to emigrate to Israel, leaving their families divided between the two countries.Representatives of the 8,000 Jews in Ethiopia urged the Ethiopian Jews living in Israel to think carefully ...

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 ...

In Africa, praise for Saudi Arabia reveals diplomatic dance

World 10/24/18, 08:33

As shocking details in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi approached a crescendo, the war-torn nation of South Sudan this week issued a rare foreign ministry statement. It praised the Saudi position to defuse the crisis as "honorable" and assured the kingdom of its commitment to strong relations.Impoverished South ...

Ethiopian marathoner who made Rio protest returns from exile

Africa 10/21/18, 03:13

The Ethiopian marathon runner who made global headlines with an anti-government gesture at the Rio Olympics finish line returned from exile on Sunday after sports officials assured him he will not face prosecution.Feyisa Lilesa's return from the United States came several months after a reformist prime minister took office and ...

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

World 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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