Hailemariam Desalegn: “I see my resignation as vital in the bid to carry out reforms that would lead to sustainable peace and democracy.” Photograph:  Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images

Ethiopia’s prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn suddenly resigned on Thursday in what he described as a bid to smooth reforms, following years of viole(...)

Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn has said the pardoning of  dissident politicians was intended to “foster national reconciliation”. File photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg/Getty Images

Ethiopia will release and pardon dissident politicians jailed on criminal charges, its prime minister said on Wednesday – an unexpected shift in stanc(...)

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir (right) is congratulated by Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta and Ethiopia’s prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn after signing a peace agreement in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, on Wednesday. Photograph: Jok Solomun/Reuters

South Sudan’s president has signed a peace deal to end a 20-month conflict with rebels, but he told regional African leaders at the ceremony he still(...)

Images of Barack Obama and Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn outside the National Palace in Addis Ababa. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

US president Barack Obama told Ethiopia’s leaders on Monday that allowing more political freedoms would strengthen the African nation, which had alre(...)

US president Barack Obama shakes hands with Ethiopia’s president Mulatu Teshome  at the National Palace in Addis Ababa on Monday. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

When a young Ethiopian journalist, Simegnish Mengesha, got the chance to meet US president Barack Obama in May, a comment from a high-ranking US offic(...)

US President Barack Obama inspects the Ethiopian Honor Guard ahead of a bilateral meeting with prime minister of Ethiopia Hailemariam Desalegn in Addis Ababa on July 27th, 2015. Photograph: Getty Images

Barack Obama met the Ethiopian prime minister on Monday on the first visit by a serving US president to a nation with one of the fastest-growing econo(...)

President Michael D Higgins with Ethiopian president Dr Mulatu Teshome, at the National Palace in Addis Ababa yesterday. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

An agreement signed on behalf of the Irish and Ethiopian governments yesterday has cleared the way for the first scheduled flights to take place betw(...)

From left: Ethiopia’s prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, and Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta, meet in the South Sudanese capital Juba yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Hakim George

Rebels in South Sudan have seized some oil wells and may damage them, the petroleum ministry said, as African leaders met President Salva Kiir to try (...)

Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn arrives for the extraordinary session of the African Union’s Assembly of Heads of State and Government on the case of African Relationship with the International Criminal Court (ICC), in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa today. Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

Africa has agreed that sitting heads of state should not be tried by the International Criminal Court where Kenya’s leaders are in the dock, ministers(...)

The African Union agreed to oppose the International Criminal Court’s efforts to put Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta (above), and his deputy, William Ruto, on trial later this year at The Hague on charges of crimes against humanity. Photograph: Reuters/Thomas Mukoya

The International Criminal Court has been accused by the African Union of conducting a race-based hunt against Africans at the close of the organisati(...)

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