The death of Ethiopia's prime minister has pushed his unknown successor into the spotlight. But is he merely a placeholder, or the next long-time leader?
Meles died Monday just before midnight after contracting an infection, state TV announced.
The Eritrean government has said that an attack on its military outposts by neighbouring Ethiopia was carried out with the help of the US.
The Ethiopian Television, or ETV, cited the Ethiopian Ministry of Defence reporting a group of eight unidentified foreign nationals were attacked near the Eritrean border on Monday.
Malnourished children are flocking into feeding centres in this forested corner of southern Ethiopia.
Following successive years with little rain, thousands of families are walking for days in search of food in a triangle of hunger where the borders of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia meet.
I now have two hours left in Ethiopia and I am typing at the airport.
Not only have some of the Ethiopians participants never touched a camera before, but some have also never touched a computer.
It is easy to forget the people we see on our screens actually exist halfway across the world.
Provisional results showed Ethiopia's ruling party has won national elections, officials said, as a US rights group said the weekend ballot had been corrupted by irregularities.
Ethiopia's opposition said they may contest the results of Sunday's national election in court after reports of intimidation and vote-rigging, hoping to avoid the violent street clashes that marred the last poll and left nearly 200 dead.
Ethiopian voters have begun to cast their ballots in national elections amid predictions the ruling party will easily win another five years in power.
Ethiopian police detained a dozen opposition party members after a scuffle broke out at the party's headquarters.
Search crews are using sonar to scan the sea floor for a crashed Ethiopian Airlines jet after a US Navy vessel picked up a beacon from the plane's black box almost a kilometre below the surface.
Investigators have detected signals from the black boxes of an Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed and will attempt to retrieve them in coming days.
The Ethiopian Airlines pilot flew the opposite direction recommended by the control tower before the fatal crash.
Crews from several countries are helping the search effort after an Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed into the Mediterranean
An Ethiopian Airlines plane carrying 90 people has caught fire and crashed into the sea minutes after taking off from Beirut.
At least 23 bodies have been recovered from the water, following a frantic search as Flight 409 debris washed ashore.
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