From the arrest of more than 100 Ethiopian opposition activists, journalists, and columnists, to the arrest of two Swedish journalists, Ethiopia's government is showing its intolerance of dissent.
Egypt and Ethiopia used to be at odds over shared usage of the Nile River's water resources, but Egypt's new leadership seems to prefer cooperation.
The leader of the northern arm of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement says the growing conflict is "about democracy and transformation," not land.
Many African leaders share China's viewpoint that national sovereignty is more important than human rights and democracy.
At the global warming summit in Copenhagen, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the US is willing to contribute to a $100 billion a year fund to help poorer countries mitigate the effect of climate change. But a strong agreement still looks unlikely.
Ethiopia is being hit hard by a dramatic slump in demand for flowers as the global economic crisis forces consumers to curb spending on perceived luxuries.
The government's food giveaway may undercut a successful cash aid program.
Government warns aid workers if they talk to press about atrocities in Somali region, they will lose access.