Abiy Ahmed

Abiy Ahmed woos the Ethiopian diaspora in South Africa

No one knows how many Ethiopians are in South Africa — but Abiy knows he needs their support

10 conflicts to watch in 2020

As Washington overpromises and underdelivers, regional powers are seeking solutions on their own — both through violence and diplomacy

Prime Minister has his work cut out to keep Ethiopia’s transition on track

Ethiopia’s political opening has won plaudits but also uncorked ethnic strife. The government should proceed cautiously ahead of elections in 2020

Ethiopia to vote on breakaway state highlights battles over autonomy

At present, Ethiopia is partitioned into nine semi-autonomous regional states

Why Ethiopians are losing faith in Abiy’s promises for peace

The prime minister may have won the Nobel Peace Prize but he has failed to quell the violence in his own backyard

The trouble with indiscriminate tree-planting in Africa

Planting trees in Africa is proposed by some as a quick fix for climate change. But local experts disagree — and say their voices are being sidelined

‘Killing without any reason’: Deaths in rural Ethiopia spark outcry

The violence is unfolding ahead of elections next year in one of the country's most volatile and ethnically diverse areas

Abiy Ahmed is a worthy Nobel Peace Prize winner

In just 18 months the prime minister has transformed his country and the region

Going green: Ethiopia’s bid to plant four billion trees

Abiy is leading by example as Ethiopia plans to plant a mind-boggling four billion trees by October

Ethiopia delays referendum on new independent region

Members of the Sidama ethnic group must now wait several months longer for a referendum that could lead to the setting up of a new independent region

Ethiopia faces showdown over push for new region

The Sidama say they plan to unilaterally declare their own federal state this week

Ethiopia’s ethnic violence shows Abiy’s vulnerability

Ethiopia's Prime Minister looks increasingly vulnerable as he faces deep divisions in the ruling coalition and simmering ethnic conflicts

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R80-million: The cost of evacuating South Africans from Wuhan in China

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences