The opening sentence of Egypt’s new constitution describes the country as the river Nile’s gift to Egyptians. It is a grand claim, but one that helps explain Egypt’s indignation at the ongoing construction of a blockage on the Nile, thousands of miles upstream: the $4.7bn Grand Ethiopian Renaissance dam (Gerd).
Prosecutors in South Korea have asked a court to issue an arrest warrant for the captain of the ferry that sank on Wednesday, officials say. It was earlier revealed that a junior officer - and not the captain - was at the helm of the ferry when it capsized.
Vladimir Putin agreed to take tentative steps toward calming tensions along their shared border after weeks of conflict on Thursday. But the leader of the rebels say he didn’t speak for them, only Moscow.
A complex series of events led to 22-year-old Haimanot Kassaye Weldetsadik coming to Swedish Neuroscience Institute to remove an unusual brain tumor that was causing her to lose her sight. Her doctor says if untreated she would ultimately lose her sight.
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) will start generating electricity in 18 months time with two of its sixteen turbines generating 375MW each, the Ethiopian Embassy in London has said.
Ethiopia is currently building five fertilizer plants at a total cost of over $2.8 billion, the Ministry of Industry said Wednesday.
The South Zone task force arrested a youngster for possession and selling of ‘Khat leaves’, a stimulant drug substance. The drug was procured from sources in Ethiopia and Yemen. Khat leaves are prohibited in India.
Rebel fighters in South Sudan have set their sights on a new target: oil. Their tactics are putting the interests of the world's second-largest economy at risk.
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.