Kismayo airport in southern Somalia refused to allow an Ethiopian plane to land on Monday, a witness said, amid heightened tensions between the federal government and the regional leadership ahead of elections on Thursday.
Ethiopia's ruling coalition said on Friday it will hold a national election next year, defying worries over security and displacement in the east African nation that had led some to expect the election would be postponed.
Eritrea is forcing thousands of students and teachers into indefinite national service, driving many into exile and frustrating hopes that a peace deal with Ethiopia might end conscription, Human Rights Watch said on Friday.
In Ethiopia during the last ice age, our human ancestors lived high in the Bale Mountains, using obsidian tools and hunting giant rodents, according to a new study. It's the earliest evidence of high-altitude prehistoric living in a rock-type shelter.
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