Just a few weeks ago, Abiy Ahmed was feted across Africa but deadly attacks threatens his reforms.
It follows an attempt at a regional coup, in which the army chief of staff was shot dead.
The Ethiopian PM attends a memorial for his assassinated ally, chief of staff Gen Seare Mekonnen.
Flags are flying at half-mast as Prime Minister Abiy declares a day of mourning for killed officials.
Ethiopian Orthodox Christian leaders say they would rather die than see a mosque in their ancient city of Aksum.
The attack on Seare Mekonnen followed an attempted coup in the northern Amhara region.
No explanation has been given for the shut downs but they coincide with nationwide exams.
Protest leaders will end strikes and return to the negotiating table, an Ethiopian mediator says.
She took the exams in hospital because she did not want to wait another year to graduate.
Sudanese police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in Sudan’s capital Khartoum during a civil disobedience campaign to demand civilian rule. The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), which led the demonstrations that spurred the army to […]