Tear gas and bullets from security forces have become a regular part of the state’s crackdown in the Oromia state amid the ongoing students protest movement against a government development plan.
Plans to send AU troops into Burundi, with or without the government's consent, began to unravel over the weekend as several African leaders said they would not support the proposal.
Student-led protests erupted in November defending the rights of the country's largest ethnic group. As the unrest continues, human rights activists say security forces are carrying out a violent crackdown.
Hailing from Egypt and popular across east Africa and the Middle East, ful medames is a mix of stewed and spiced fava beans, eaten by many Ethiopians for breakfast (or as a midweek hangover cure.)
High school students have allegedly been killed as they protest in solidarity with farmers whose land is threatened by urban expansion plans for sub-Saharan Africa’s fastest growing economy.
Tej is Ethiopian mead—a honey wine flavored with a hops-like herb and often made at home or at tej houses. The stuff for tourists is sweet and smooth, but real-deal tej carries notes of diesel.
VICE News has received confirmation that two former ministers in Ethiopia's murderous Derg regime are still in the Italian embassy in Addis Ababa, where they've been hiding out since 1991.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir has signed the deal a week after refusing to do so, but it's not clear that the pact will actually end his country's bloody conflict.
The agreement gives President Salva Kiir a majority stake in a transitional government. Rebel leader Riek Machar expressed shock to reporters after learning that Kiir had declined to sign.
Another round of peace talks between the country's warring factions has begun, but if Thursday's opening remarks are any indication, compromise will be as challenging as ever.
After drinking my third cup in jebena buna, a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony, my head is buzzing and my eyes are watering from the frankincense smoke wafting into my face.
Despite its unchanging political landscape, the East African nation now faces new challenges, including an influx of refugees and foreign investors, and the emerging threat of terrorism.