Ethiopia

Chinese President Xi Jinping walks with Tonga's King Tupou VI (not seen) during a welcome ceremony in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 1, 2018. King Tupou VI is on a state visit to China. / AFP PHOTO / GREG BAKER (Photo credit should read GREG …

African Commentators Sour on China

China’s Communist Party has spent years promoting the value its “One Belt, One Road” infrastructure project could have for Africa. As the Trump administration ramps up its campaign to turn Africa away from China, some columnists throughout the continent appear to be listening.

Ethiopia's Spice Girls

Britain Ends Millions In ‘Aid’ Funding For Ethiopia Girl Band

Britain says it has ended millions of dollars in funding for an Ethiopian girl band, amid growing criticism at home of overseas aid. Yegna, sometimes called “Ethiopia’s Spice Girls,” addresses women’s issues in the East African country.

The Associated Press

World View: Ethiopia Declares Extraordinary Six-Month State of Emergency

Contents: Ethiopia declares extraordinary six-month state of emergency; Oromo protests grow after hundreds killed during Irreecha (thanksgiving) festival; Ethiopia’s ‘kebele’ system imposes heavy government repression and control; Manufacture of Ivanka Trump’s shoes will move from China to Ethiopia