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Governor of NBE, Yinager Dessie (PhD). Photo: EPA Addis Ababa: National Bank of Ethiopia says it has closed 391 bank accounts and due to file charges against the account holders who are suspected of engaging in illegal money transfer activities.

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Addis Abeba - Ahead of the anticipated AU-led Ethiopia "peace talks", a government-affiliated "Fact-check" team known as "Ethiopia Current Issues Fact Check" has issued a list containing terms associated with Tigray region and warning the international community against their uses saying they constitute a threat […]

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Dr. Daniel Bekele. Photo Credit: africanchildforum.org Addis Ababa: - The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said that its staff in Gambella regional state received threats and intimidation after it published a report highlighting rights violation including extrajudicial killings committed by regional security forces and armed […]

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Picture: State House Kenya Addis Abeba - The office of Kenya's President William Ruto said the President has today received Ambassador Mike Hammer, the US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa and reassured the envoy of "Kenya’s continued support for peace in the region," […]

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A family feed their cows straw plucked from the roof of their home in Adadle in the Somali region of Ethiopia. Photo: WFP/Michael Tewelde Addis Ababa: -  The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), a leading opposition party in Ethiopia's Somali regional state, says urgent action by federal […]

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ICHREE chairwoman, Kaari Betty Murungi, presenting the Commission's first report to the UN Human Rights Council’s 51st regular session. Picture: Screenshot Addis Abeba - Josep Borrell, High Representative and Vice-President of the European Union, told EU parliament members that the block "will present a resolution […]

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Ship carrying Ukrainian wheat leaves the port of Odesa, ©picture alliance / Photoshot/German Federal Foreign Office Addis Abeba - Germany and France offered their support to transport and distribute 50,000 tons of wheat donated by Ukraine for Ethiopia and Somalia, two of the countries in […]

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Picture: Safaricom Ethiopia Addis Abeba - Safaricom Ethiopia has today switched on its network and services in Addis Abeba and will hold a national launch ceremony, following a successful series of customer network pilots in 10 cities across Ethiopia.

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President William Ruto. Picture: Screenshot Addis Abeba - President William Ruto has arrived in Addis Abeba this morning for an official visit.

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Debretsion Gebremichael (PhD). Photo: Tigray Media House. Addis Abeba - In a statement issued this evening, the government of Tigray regional state said it had accepted an invitation for peace talks extended by the African Union, but it requests clarification on who had been invited […]

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Survivors of sexual violence in Tigray. Picture: Human Rights Watch/November 2021 Addis Ababa: UN experts warn women and girls in the war affected regions of Tigray, Afar and Amhara, in Northern Ethiopia are increasingly vulnerable to abduction and trafficking for sexual exploitation as they flee […]

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Tigray's leader Debretsion Gebremichael (PHD) and Olusegun Obasanjo, AU High Representative for the Horn of Africa in Mekelle. Photo: Getachew Reda Addis Ababa: The Government of Ethiopia says it has accepted a peace talks invitation issued by the African Union to resolve the 21 months […]

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Tunaydbah refugee camp. Photo: © UNHCR/Taylan Dagci/2021 Addis Ababa: Total number of suspected and confirmed cases of Monkeypox in two of Sudanese refugee camps has reached 120 people as of September 28, the UN refugee agency says.

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From left: Meaza Moahmmed, Asaye Deribe and Gobeze Sisay Addis Abeba - The Federal prosecutor has filed multiple charges against journalists Gobeze Sisay, Meaza Mohammed as well as author and activist Asaye Deribe, who has been detained since mid-September the Ministry of Justice has announced.

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Ugutu Adeng, Gambella Regional state Government Communication Affairs bureau head. Picture: Screenshot By Mihret G/Kristos Addis Ababa – The Gambella regional government has rejected and condemned Ethiopian Human Rights Commission's (EHRC) report on extrajudicial killings of at least 50 civilians in the region following a […]

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The cover design of the May 2022 edition of Addis Standard’s print magazine, where the story below was featured on. By Addis Standard Staff Addis Abeba - The ruling Prosperity Party (PP) is dead set on getting Ethiopia to experience its first ever "national dialogue" […]

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Shelter for displaced Tigrayan civilians in Mekelle. Picture: EU/2021 Archive Addis Abeba - The European Union (EU) said it was "alarmed at the deterioration of the humanitarian operating environment" in Tigray, Amhara and Afar regional states since the resumption of militarized hostilities in 24August.

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President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Picture credit: PMO Addis Abeba - In a joint communique issued at the end of a two-day official visit by Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Ethiopia and Somalia called upon the UN Security Council (UNSC) "to […]

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Screenshot taken from a scene of one of the extra-judicial execution of a civilian by Gambella region security forces By Mihret G/Kirstos and Assefa Molla Addis Ababa – Following the June 14th clash in the capital of Ethiopia's Gambella region between the region's security forces […]

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Caption: The 13th Ethiopian Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Day celebrations held in Addis Abeba on 08 December 2018. Credit: Anadolu Agency/Screengrab By Milkessa Gemechu @milkessam Addis Abeba - In a statement made on Sunday September 11, 2022, the African Union Commission welcomed the announcement by […]

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Part of the 97.48 kilograms of cocaine seized at the Bole International Airport. Picture: State Media Addis Abeba - Ethiopian Customs officials at Bole International Airport announced that they have seized 97.48 kilograms of cocaine from a passenger who arrived at Bole Airport from Nairobi, […]

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Ethio telecom CEO Frehiwot Temiru. Picture: State media By Getahun Legesse Addis Abeba- The state owned telecom giant, Ethio telecom, has unveiled a three-development strategy called "Lead" covering the period from June 2022 - June 2025 today.

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Photo: Addis Abeba City Press Secretary Office Addis Abeba - The Addis Abeba City Administration said an organized robbery attempt by a group of individuals who posed as federal security forces and targeted a private residence in the city was foiled after coordinated efforts by […]

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By Getahun Legesse Addis Abeba - Security forces in Addis Abeba briefly detained and released a famous Oromo anthropologist and researcher, Gemechu Megersa (PhD), on 23 September before releasing him with a notice to report back to the police when needed, his son Solan Megerssa […]

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