Twenty-three African states launch single aviation market

Twenty-three African states, including South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya, have launched a single aviation market in a bid to boost connectivity, reduce fares and stimulate economic growth on a continent widely considered the most expensive and inconvenient to fly around.…
Seven killed at Kobo protest

Seven people have been killed in the northern town of Kobo after security forces fired on a crowd who were reportedly protesting Saturday’s killings in the nearby Woldia town, the Voice of America’s Amharic service reported. A ten-year-old boy and…
Teddy Afro to finally perform in Bahir Dar town

Ethiopia’s pop star Tewodros Kassahun will perform his first concert in the lakeshore town Bahir Dar, the administrative capital of Amhara Region on Sunday. Teddy was granted permit to perform there, though several permit applications for concerts in Addis Ababa…
Ruling party holding secret talks with ONLF

Ethiopia’s government is holding secret negotiations with the Ogaden National Liberation Front, an outlawed separatist group, Ethiopia Observer learnt. As the ruling party’s internal vulnerabilities has increased due to home grown protests, the regime has made the secret approach for…
Ethiopian opposition leader walk free after amnesty

Leader of the Ethiopia’s opposition party has been released along with 22 other political prisoners. Merera Gudina, the chair of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) walked free this morning, more than a week after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn made the…