Ethiopia’s upper house ruled on Saturday that plans by the Tigray region to hold an election on September 9 were unconstitutional, setting up a potential clash between the central government and a powerful ethnic party.
Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention’s (Africa CDC) director Dr John Nkengasong says they do not have answers to why the COVID-19 pandemic has not grown as fast as expected in South Africa.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Korean War. Two African nations joined American-led UN forces back in the 1950s – Ethiopia and South Africa – both countries sent hundreds of troops thousands of miles away to fight against North Korea.
Pope Francis called for dialogue between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on Saturday, urging them not to let a dispute over a dam on the Nile lead to conflict.
At least 10 people died in clashes between protesters and security forces in Ethiopia’s southern region on Monday, health officials said, the latest violence as myriad ethnic groups clamour for more autonomy.