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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South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

SA’s quarantine plan for coronavirus

A small Free State dorp and 14 days of isolation — this is the plan for citizens returning from China, to prevent a potential outbreak of the disease

No legal sales in new cannabis Bill

Draft regulations do not allow for commercial cultivation or sale, but policy could change this

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Dr Mathew Moyo’s journey to academic victory

The NWU's chief director for library and information services was appointed as a board member of the National Council for Library and Information Services.

UKZN pays tribute to Joseph Shabalala, Doctor of Music (honoris causa)

The university joins the global community in mourning the passing of legendary musician and founding member of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Dr Bhekizizwe Joseph Shabalala.

South Africa to be almost R 14-billion wealthier when SAB Zenzele BB-BBEE scheme winds down in April 2020

It’s the biggest BB-BEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history, with a new scheme to be launched

UKZN vice-chancellor calls for perspective and creative engagement on the way forward

In addition to overcoming the deadlock between UKZN and students, a way must be found to reconcile the university's financial obligations and students' long-term needs.

Survey shows South Africans’ approval of president but not of political parties

According to the survey, 62% of South Africans think Cyril Ramaphosa is doing his job well, while 39% say no political party represents their views.

Andrew Makenete joins Africa Agri Tech as an event ambassador

Makenete has a wealth of experience in the agricultural sector

Is your company prepared for the coronavirus?

Companies should consider the direct and indirect impacts of the pandemic when evaluating whether they are prepared for the coronavirus, says ContinuitySA.

Explaining the distribution of pension funds

Section 37C of the Pension Funds Act puts the ultimate decision-making responsibility in trustees' hands, says Fedgroup.