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  1. beyondbrics

    June 7, 2013

    Ethiopia keeps Walmart waiting

    Ethiopia’s government is famously protective of its economy, especially telecoms, banking and retail. So when the late prime...

  2. May 27, 2013

    Ethiopia’s leader aims to maintain tight rein on key businesses

    Ethiopia’s new prime minister has ruled out loosening state control of key businesses, dealing a blow to foreign investors...

  1. September 2, 2012

    Thousands mourn Zenawil

    Thousands of mourners gathered near a public square in Ethiopia’s capital on Sunday to pay their final respects to Prime...

  2. beyondbrics

    August 23, 2012

    Ethiopia's agribusiness: coming up roses?

    Flower growers, among Ethiopia’s key export revenue earners, are confident that the death of prime minister Meles Zenawi,...

  3. The World

    August 21, 2012

    In the Picture: Meles Zenawi

    Meles Zenawi in December 2010, at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Cancun, Mexico (Cris Bouroncle/AFP/Getty...

  4. beyondbrics

    August 21, 2012

    After Meles, what next for the Ethiopian economy?

    The Ethiopian prime minister Meles Zenawi, whose death was announced on Tuesday following prolonged ill health, won’t be...

  5. August 21, 2012

    Bush rebel turned darling of the west

    ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopian strongman Meles Zenawi led one of Africa’s most populous nations for more than two decades, steering...

  6. beyondbrics

    August 21, 2012

    New York headlines

    * Ethiopia leader Meles dies aged 57 * Arrest of Vietnam tycoon unnerves markets * IGT launches Indonesia dark pool * Asian...

  7. August 21, 2012

    Ethiopia leader Meles dies aged 57

    Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia’s steely and enigmatic leader who was a linchpin of African diplomacy and key regional ally of the...

  8. August 9, 2012

    Meles absence fuels regional anxieties

    The prolonged absence of Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia’s usually hyperactive prime minister, has sparked a covert succession...

  9. January 30, 2012

    China puts space-age seal on African role

    It would be hard to conjure up a grander gesture to mark the state of relations between China and Africa than the new $200m...

  10. January 29, 2012

    Move to bring South Sudan back to talks

    Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia’s prime minister, was engaged in last-ditch efforts on Sunday to bring South Sudan back to the...

  11. November 5, 2010

    UN wants taxes to fund climate change fight

    A price on carbon emissions of $20 to $25 a tonne would be sufficient to raise the finance needed for poor countries to...

  12. May 26, 2010

    Ethiopian election result questioned

    Ethiopia's ruling party has won a crushing election victory, reducing the opposition in parliament to a rump and securing...

  13. May 26, 2010

    Meles wins Ethiopia poll but result questioned

    Ethiopia’s ruling party has won a crushing election victory, reducing the opposition in parliament to a rump and securing...

  14. May 23, 2010

    Ethiopia PM rejects poll intimidation claims

    Addis Ababa, Reuters - Meles Zenawi, Ethiopian prime minister said on Sunday that he expects to win a national election,...

  15. February 13, 2010

    Brown to push climate funding

    Gordon Brown, UK prime minister, is to co-chair a high-level United Nations panel that will seek ways to raise the $100bn a...

  16. June 30, 2009

    Correction: Re-election of Meles Zenawi

    * The re-election of Meles Zenawi as prime minister of Ethiopia in 2005 was marred by vote-rigging allegations, not the...

  17. June 23, 2009

    Ethiopian PM pledges to stand aside

    Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia's prime minister and one of Africa's more prominent leaders on the world stage, says he is preparing...

  18. June 23, 2009

    Transcript: FT interview with Ethiopia’s prime minister

    Excerpts from an FT interview with Meles Zenawi, prime minister of Ethiopia. William Wallis, FT Africa Editor, interviewed...

  19. June 22, 2009

    Ethiopian premier ready to stand down

    Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia’s prime minister and one of Africa’s more prominent leaders on the world stage, says he is preparing...

  20. April 3, 2009

    Police redouble security around Docklands site

    Police locked down the Group of 20 summit at the ExCeL centre in Docklands yesterday in the wake of the violence that...

  21. April 3, 2009

    Africa granted its wish over IMF asset sale to fund rescue

    On paper at least, African leaders appear to have emerged from the G20 summit with most of what they wanted. Meles Zenawi,...

  22. April 2, 2009

    African leader hails G20 progress

    On paper at least, African leaders appear to have emerged from the G20 summit with most of what they wanted. Meles Zenawi,...

  23. March 25, 2009

    Ethiopia swoops on coffee exporters

    Ethiopia has closed the warehouses of its largest coffee exporters and seized thousands of tonnes of their beans after...

  24. March 20, 2009

    Bashir rallies forces to fight warrant

    In the days since the International Criminal Court indicted Omar al-Bashir on war crimes charges, the Sud-anese president...

  25. March 20, 2009

    Bashir rallies forces to fight warrant

    In the days since the International Criminal Court indicted Omar al-Bashir on war crimes charges, the Sud-anese president's...

  26. March 18, 2009

    Call for IMF gold sale to aid Africa

    The International Monetary Fund should be allowed to sell some of its gold reserves to cushion Africa from the global...

  27. March 18, 2009

    Call for IMF gold sale to aid Africa

    The International Monetary Fund should be allowed to sell some of its gold reserves to cushion Africa from the global...

  28. March 12, 2009

    Africa to use own voice and work with IMF

    Jakaya Kikwete, Tanzania’s president, has expressed Africa's determination to speak for itself at the G20 meeting while...

  29. December 15, 2008

    UN Security Council to debate Somali disorder

    The United Nations will on Tuesday confront the challenge of an almost total collapse of order in Somalia, a failed state...

  30. November 29, 2008

    Ethiopia troops to pull out of Somalia

    Ethiopia has said it will withdraw its troops from Somalia by the end of this year, ending a presence that aggravated an...

  31. November 28, 2008

    Ethiopia to withdraw from Somalia

    Ethiopia has said it will withdraw its troops from Somalia by the end of this year, ending a presence that sparked an...

  32. September 10, 2008

    Ethiopia hungry for solution to farming crisis

    In the past four years the rain fell in torrents, Demeke Hafiso's crops sprouted like clockwork, his three-acre plot filled...

  33. September 10, 2008

    Ethiopia hungry for solution to farming crisis

    In the past four years the rain fell in torrents, Demeke Hafiso's crops sprouted like clockwork, his three-acre plot filled...

  34. September 9, 2008

    Ethiopia hungers for food crisis solution

    In the past four years, the rain fell in torrents, Demeke Hafiso’s crops sprouted like clockwork, his three-acre plot filled...

  35. August 28, 2008

    Ethiopia signals shift as Somalian war drags on

    Ethiopia would be prepared to withdraw its troops from Somalia even if the interim government they were sent in to install...

  36. August 27, 2008

    Ethiopian PM signals shift over Somalia

    Ethiopia would be prepared to withdraw its troops from Somalia even if the interim government they were sent in to install...

  37. August 27, 2008

    Transcript: FT Interview with Meles Zenawi

    Meles Zenawi, the prime minister who has led Ethiopia since the rebel movement he belonged to overthrew dictator Mengistu...

  38. June 12, 2008

    Donors accused over Ethiopia abuses

    Western donors are maintaining a “conspiracy of silence” over human rights abuses allegedly committed by the Ethiopian army...

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