Yonatan Tesfaye, former Public Relations Head of Semayawi (Blue) Party has been charged with acts of terrorism. According to the charge, Yonatan has been posting provocative and violence inciting messages in relation to the conflicts that erupted in the Oromia Regional State last year.
South Korea's President Park Geun-hye arrived in Addis Ababa on Wednesday night to start her three-nation visit to Africa. During her visit, Park met with Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn on Thursday and delivered a speech at the African Union on Friday, the first for a South Korean leader.
Ethiopia has announced that it will officially disclose the candidate it will endorse for the chairmanship of the African Union Commission, who will replace the incumbent South African chairwoman, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (PhD) whose tenure comes to an end in October.
The Federal High Court 15th Criminal Bench at Lideta on Tuesday May 17, 2016 sentenced Woldeselassie Woldemichael, former internal intelligence head at the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), to 10 years in prison and a fine of 50,000 birr.
Somaliland's ruling party chairman and potential successor of the sitting president blamed Addis Ababa for delaying Somaliland's plea for recognition, which he said has not been answered for the last 25 years
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will visit Ethiopia in July this year.
The visit of the Israeli Prime Minister was revealed by Belaynesh Zevadia, Israel’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, during a celebration of the 68th Independence Day of Israel which was held on Wednesday May 18 at Sheraton Addis Hotel.