The spike in the death toll came as high-profile activist Jawar Mohammed accused PM Abiy Ahmed of acting like a dictator and suggesting he might challenge him in elections planned for next year.
Amnesty International says the death toll could increase as they investigated new reports of casualties. Jawar Mohammed, a former ally of PM Abiy Ahmed, told his supporters it was "not the time to kill each other", reminding them to stay alert.
Hundreds of supporters of prominent Ethiopian activist Jawar Mohammed set up camp around his house in Addis Ababa, one day after police fired gunshots and teargas to break up demonstrations that witnessed casualties.
The 2019 Nobel Peace has been awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed over his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea.
Scientists William Kaelin, Peter Ratcliffe, and Gregg Semenza won the accolade for their body of work on how cells sense and adapt to the availability of oxygen, the award-giving body says.
In the first hearing, an investigator said Sudan's deposed president Omar al Bashir had admitted to receiving at least $90 million in cash from Saudi royals in recent years.
After decades of war and thousands of death, two neighbouring countries signed a peace deal last year to end the war. But the peace deal has not been fully implemented.
The regional government in Kenya’s Amhara said that armed militia killed several dozens of people when they attacked the police headquarters, ruling party headquarters, and president's office during the coup attempt.
The largest country in the Horn of Africa was shaken by a coup attempt on June 23, but what brought the country to this point?
Ethiopia PM Abiy Ahmed names Amhara security chief Asaminew Tsige as the chief suspect in an "attempted coup" in the region that left its president, top adviser, and attorney general dead on Saturday.
The young and reformist leadership of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is facing the challenge of growing ethnic tensions, while the country's newly free media is facing accusations of peddling fake news.
Investigators have recovered both black boxes from the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 that crashed just outside Addis Ababa on Sunday, killing all 157 on board.
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