An Ethiopian was sentenced to seven months in jail for trafficking khat to China, marking the first such case in the country, which classed the plant as an illegal drug this year.
"ET is the first African carrier to put Boeing's new state-of-the-art airplane into regular service in Africa. The first arrived last December and Ethiopian has nine more on order. This comes as Ethiopian becomes the 26th member of the Star Alliance, the world's largest airline alliance. "
One dewy morning back in May 2013, a dozen children gathered in an elementary school courtyard to play soccer in Addis Ababa. Seven-year-old Sisay Gudeta stood alone on the balcony above them.
Beyond the donkeys on a potholed road in southern Ethiopia is an unexpected sight—vineyards bursting with merlot, syrah and chardonnay grapes ripening in the African sun. The scene is more reminiscent of France's Beaujolais region than this corner of the Horn of the Africa, which for many still conjures images of famine, poverty and war.
At the hall in Nan Hua High School, four African teenagers are singing the popular 1980s xinyao song Voices From The Heart (Xiao Ren Wu De Xin Sheng) by home-grown music veteran Wu Jiaming.
GPB Global Resources, a unit of Russia’s state-owned Gazprombank Group, may invest about $60 million searching for petroleum in northeastern Ethiopia, Executive Director for Corporate Communications Sergey Tagashov said.
Rebels in eastern Ukraine have handed over two flight-data recorders from the downed MH17 plane to Malaysian experts. A senior rebel leader signed them over to the Malaysian officials at a meeting in the city of Donetsk.
An eye in the sky that can help catch wildlife poachers is the dream of many conservationists in Africa. That dream is closer to becoming a reality thanks to rapid advances in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), or drone, technology.
Ford Motor Company has announced plans to bring 25 new vehicles models to Middle East and African markets by 2016 as part of its aggressive expansion plans in its newest business unit, Middle East and Africa (MEA).
From Gedam Sefer to Ere bekentu, from Arat Kilo to Doro Maneqia Addis Ababa is a city of surprises and contrasts. The names of places simply grew in a natural and organic way. We call it Gedam Sefer and yet neither monk nor nun would dare to pass through it. An Arada from Arat Kilo may outsmart an Arada from Merkato any time of the day.