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Ethiopian military receiving T-72s

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It appears that the Ethiopian military is receiving T-72 main battle tanks from the Ukraine, with a consignment delivered last month. According...

Ethiopian police torture political detainees: Human Rights Watch

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Ethiopian police investigators in Addis Ababa's main detention center have tortured political detainees and regularly mistreat people in custody to extract confessions,...

Sole opposition MP says Ethiopia bottling up strife

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Girma Seifu Maru, Ethiopia's sole opposition politician in a 547-seat parliament, says the authorities risk provoking social unrest if they do not...

Bomb blast in Ethiopian capital kills two: state radio

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A bomb blast in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa killed two people on Sunday, state radio said. There was no immediate claim of...

AU and UN commit to better protect children in armed conflict...

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The UN and the AU have agreed to strengthen protection of conflict affected children in Africa where, despite progress, child rights violations...

Ethiopia attacks Eritrea bases, first assault since war

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Ethiopia said it attacked military bases used by rebels inside neighbouring Eritrea yesterday, in its first assault on its arch-foe's territory since...

Gay gathering sparks row between Ethiopia church and state

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A meeting organised by an African gay lobby group ahead of an AIDS conference in Ethiopia has sparked a rare spat between...

Ethiopian journalists worry after editor flees

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The managing editor of one of Ethiopia's few remaining independent Amharic-language newspapers publishing critical analysis of local politics said he left the...

Somali rebels pull out as Ethiopian troops return

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Al Shabaab militants have begun pulling out of at least two rebel enclaves in central Somalia after neighbouring Ethiopia sent hundreds of...

Somali Islamists laud reported Ethiopian incursion

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Al Shabaab militants welcomed a reported incursion by hundreds of troops from neighbouring Ethiopia as a sign that Kenya's offensive against the...

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Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

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One imagines at least a handful of the more than seven thousand followers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) LinkedIn social media account...