Ethiopia's prime minister is "recovering well," a spokesman said Wednesday, amid frenzied speculation about the health of the usually visible leader, who has not appeared in public for two months.
The waters of the Blue Nile have for millennia flowed down from the Ethiopian highlands enriching the countries on its banks.
Nima Elbagir reports on the Ethiopia's controversial Renaissance Dam, the largest hydro-electric dam on the continent.
Ethiopian forces attacked military posts in neighboring Eritrea to target "subversive groups" it said operate within the country, reigniting tensions between the two archrivals.
Islamic militants ambushed Ethiopian forces in southern Somalia Saturday and hours-long fighting left scores of people dead.
Two tourists from Germany and one from Austria were among five people killed in an attack in Ethiopia, near the border with Eritrea, officials said Wednesday.
The two Swedish journalists convicted as terrorists in Ethiopia have opted to seek a pardon rather than appeal the verdict and their 11-year sentences, a Swedish official said Tuesday.
Sweden's state secretary for foreign affairs responds to the sentencing of two Swedish journalists in Ethiopia.
Two Swedish journalists who were found guilty in Ethiopia of supporting terrorism were sentenced to 11 years in jail Tuesday, the Swedish Foreign Ministry said.
Sweden's prime minister wants two Swedish journalists who were found guilty Wednesday of supporting terrorism in Ethiopia to be freed and returned home as soon as possible, saying they were on a "journalistic mission."
Two Swedish journalists charged with terrorism in Ethiopia will hear their verdict Wednesday, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. If they are found guilty they could face up to 15 years in prison.
Kenya's Geoffrey Mutai set a course record in the ING New York Marathon on Sunday, cutting nearly three minutes from a previous best time that had stood for a decade.
His top teeth came in before his bottom teeth. That is how elders of the Kara tribe determined that a healthy baby boy needed to be killed.
Two Swedish journalists charged with terrorism in Ethiopia face years in prison after their arrest in a prohibited region along the nation's border with Somalia.
The African Union plans to host a delayed summit Thursday to raise funds for famine victims amid mounting criticism over the continent's weak response to the disaster.
Images of Ethiopia's leafy, green vegetation may not match everyone's idea of what a drought should look like but this is the other face of the catastrophe affecting millions in the region.
Twelve million people are facing a hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa, and they are in desperate need of help.
In another summer, when Liz McLaughlin was younger and insulated, she took a long train ride from her native Edinburgh, Scotland, down to London for a very important concert. Excitement bubbled because of the marquee names -- U2, Madonna, Eric Clapton, B.B. King.
The World Bank has pledged more than $500 million for famine victims in Somalia as the United Nations met in emergency session Monday to address the aid response in Somalia, the hardest-hit nation in the region.
Severe drought, crop failure, livestock deaths, soaring food prices and armed conflict are forcing millions of people in the Horn of Africa to flee their homes, creating what U.S. State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development officials Tuesday described as "staggering hunger," with more than 11 million people now in need of emergency assistance.
They have become refugees so they can eat, sometimes walking for days to reach a camp where they might find something to fill their aching bellies. After the head of the United Nations' refugee agency got a firsthand look at the suffering people of East Africa, he said Friday his heart was broken.
African migrants heading to Israel face torture and slavery at the hands of human traffickers. Kevin Flower reports.
At least 10 people being smuggled by boat died in the Gulf of Aden "after a two-day journey from Somalia to Yemen," the United Nations' refugee agency said Tuesday.
Ethiopian journalist Dawit Kebede talks to CNN about his controversial arrest during the 2005 Presidential election.
Sharing a communal cell with 350 other prisoners, Ethiopian journalist Dawit Kebede spent 21 months in a crammed jail, losing his freedom for speaking his mind.
African Voices meets Bruktawit Tigabu, who is revolutionizing education in Ethiopia.
On the streets of Addis Ababa, newspaper vendors not only sell their wares, they rent them too.
Not all of the world's wonders get the attention they deserve. We searched the globe to find nine marvels that are so awe-inspiring, you'll find it hard to believe that they were crafted by human hands -- and so far off the beaten path, chances are you've never heard of them.
Inside Africa heads to the Ethiopian Highlands where coffee is king.
For many in Ethiopia, it is part of their daily routine -- a steaming hot cup of coffee first thing in the morning. But in an area considered to be the birthplace of the coffee bean, the drink is also an important part of the economy and culture.
In Eritrea, as in most of east Africa, football -- or soccer -- is a passion. But so dire is its economic and political situation that its best players, in fact the whole national team, defected in 2009 while at a tournament in Kenya.
A record shop blares the contagious thump-thump of Ethiopian music. The aroma of strong coffee fills the air. And thick spices tickle your nose virtually every half a block. This is 9th and U Street in Washington, D.C. -- the unofficially designated "Little Ethiopia". Africans have a strong entrepreneurial spirit, and it's clear here in the 25 shops and restaurants huddled together in one city block.
Marketplace Africa takes a look at how one community is really thriving in the U.S. capital.
The idea that those who have should share with those who don't is inherent in most societies -- insects, animals and humans alike.
The sight of a baby girl suckling on the breast of her dead mother changed the course of Abebech Gobena's life forever.
Ethiopians went to the polls Sunday in an election analysts say will likely return the prime minister back into power after more than a decade leading the Horn of Africa nation.
Last year's runner-up Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia has won the 2010 London Marathon in a time of two hours, five minutes and 18 seconds.
Ethiopian distance running legend Haile Gebrselassie is one of the great athletes his sport has ever seen. He won the 10,000 meters at the Olympics in 1996 and 2000. He also won seven medals, including four golds, at the world outdoor championships over the years. In September 2008, Gebrselassie ran the still-current world best in the marathon of two hours, three minutes, 59 seconds, breaking his own mark by 27 seconds. He will turn 37 in April, and though an asthma attack forced him to pull out of the New York Half Marathon last weekend, he remains committed to running the marathon at the 2012 Olympics in London.
American officials have condemned plans by the Ethiopian prime minister to block U.S.-funded Voice of America broadcasts in Amharic, the main local language.
Recent rainfall has brought new vegetation to parts of Kenya that haven't seen rain for years, but aid workers say it's too little, too late to undo the damage caused by years of drought.
The oldest-known hominid skeleton was a 4-foot-tall female who walked upright more than 4 million years ago and offers new clues to how humans may have evolved, scientists say.
Africa plays a key role in the couture creations of Ethiopian fashion designer and philanthropist Gelila Assefa Puck.
Ethiopia native Alfa Demmellash is helping low-income entrepreneurs in New Jersey start or grow their businesses.
Ethiopia's Deriba Merga forgot his Olympic disappointment when he won Monday's 113th Boston Marathon ahead of Kenyan Daniel Rono and Ryan Hall of America.
When you are a CNN reporter out on the road, nothing is more important than the first task at hand every day -- securing the morning's first cup of coffee. After that, you can handle just about anything, from the war zone to the flood zone.
Gebre-egziabher Gebremariam kept the men's individual title at the world cross country championships in Ethiopia after winning a sprint finish to Saturday's championship in Jordan.
Brian Adkins, a newly assigned American diplomat in Ethiopia, was found dead last weekend at his home in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, an embassy spokesman and a senior State Department official told CNN.
Brian Adkins, a newly assigned American diplomat in Ethiopia, was found dead last weekend at his home in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, an embassy spokesman and a senior State Department official said Thursday.
Ethiopia said Sunday it has withdrawn all its troops from Somalia, two years after the soldiers were deployed to prop up Somalia's transitional government.
Zersenay Tadese of Eritrea won the men's world half marathon championship for the third time with a dominant performance in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.
At age 19, Yohannes Gebregeorgis borrowed a soft-cover romance novel entitled "Love Kitten" that changed his life forever.
Ethiopia native brings free public libraries and literacy programs to thousands of children in his homeland.
The charitable foundation will be named after the couple's daughter Zahara
A U.N. agency rolled out a $214 million program Tuesday to help 16 needy places hit hard by high prices for food and oil, amid a crisis already making it hard for aid groups to provide enough food for the world's hungry
The farmlands are bursting with grain but the country is still suffering from starvation. Somehow good intentions have brought on perpetual want
Somalia's new opposition leader said Friday his supporters could take up arms against U.N. peacekeepers if they deploy in the lawless country and side with the country's weak government
Ethiopiques is not the sound of a national culture struggling to make itself heard over the global noise of pop
At home in Ethiopia. The running man talks family, business and charity.
Some athletes earn the right to be considered a sporting legend. Few, in truth, are truly deserving of such an honor. But there can be no quarrel over the greatness of Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie who, in a career spanning 16 years, has redefined the art of long-distance running.
Aid groups say the older victims suggest there is an escalation in the crisis in Ethiopia, a country that drew international attention in 1984 when a famine compounded by communist policies killed 1 million people
Sporadic fighting between Ethiopian troops and Islamic fighters has left more than 80 people dead in the past two days.
The medical aid charity, Medecins Sans Frontieres, is pulling international staff out of Somalia after three of its members were killed.
Born in 1978 and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Liya Kebede attended the French Lycée in Addis. It was here that she was talent-spotted by a French film director and began her rise to supermodel status.
Somalia should reach a cease-fire with its "non-extremist" opposition and finish plans to draft a new constitution, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Wednesday.
Ethiopia's government Tuesday called on the international community to step up its support for an African-led peacekeeping mission in Somalia, where Ethiopian troops have been mired in an Islamist insurgency since invading last December.
Tafari Woosen is an Ethiopian Media Consultant with 40 years experience. Here he gives CNN his assessment of Haile Gebrsalassie and the impact that he has made during his prestigious career.
Ethiopian farmer Fekadu Asfaw stood defiantly before an angry veterinarian, having just beaten his four severely malnourished donkeys.
Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba made an astonishing recovery to become the first woman to defend her world championship 10,000 meters title on Saturday.
More than seven years after most of the world marked the start of the 21st century, Ethiopia is putting the finishing touches to its own millennium bash.
The 3.2 million-year-old skeleton known as Lucy was quietly flown out of Ethiopia overnight for a tour of the United States, a trip some consider too risky
Born in 1978 and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Liya Kebede attended the French Lycee in Addis. It was here that she was talent-spotted by a French film director and began her rise to supermodel status.
In a case some rights campaigners have dubbed an "African Guantanamo," a British-based group called on Kenyan, Somali and Ethiopian authorities to come clean over the whereabouts and fates of some 66 Muslim detainees unaccounted for in Ethiopia.
THE BACKGROUND More than 850 million people live in a state of hunger. Malnutrition kills more people annually than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. The majority of the hungry live in the ...
The search is continuing for five British tourists and a number of Ethiopians feared kidnapped in a remote area of the country.
To produce a pound of organic sun-dried coffee, farmers in the southern Ethiopian village of Fero spread six pounds of ripe, red coffee cherries onto pallets near their fields. They sun the fruit f...
Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba set a new world indoor record for the women's 5,000 meters when she crossed the line in 14 minutes, 27.42 seconds at the Boston Indoor Games on Saturday.
The background: More than 850 million people live in a state of hunger. Malnutrition kills more people annually than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. The majority of the hungry live in the developing world, especially in India and sub-Saharan Africa.
Ethiopian troops have taken control of the major Somalian town of Jowhar after several hours of heavy fighting with Islamist fighters and their force of about 2,000 soldiers advanced toward Balad, about 20 miles northeast of Mogadishu, according to witnesses.
The United Nations envoy to Somalia has warned of a "deteriorating situation" in the Horn of Africa nations and called for the U.N. Security Council to take steps to end the violence in the country.
2 billion: Cups of coffee drunk every day worldwide.
(CNN) -- This month Richard's quest takes him on a journey to uncover the celebrity activist.
The Ethiopian government has rejected a call by human rights groups for an investigation into "police violence" during post-election unrest that left at least 27 people dead.
The death toll from clashes between protesters and security forces in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa has risen to at least 22 in a third day of unrest following a disputed election.
Israel's Ambassador to Ethiopia Doron Grossman was found with a gunshot wound in his Addis Ababa hotel room Wednesday, an Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman said.
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