BCEthiopia's new PM Abiy Ahmed says several people have been killed in an explosion that hit a rally he was speaking at earlier on Saturday.
He described it as an "unsuccessful attempt by forces who do not want to see Ethiopia united".
Mr Abiy was whisked away immediately after the blast, thought to be from a grenade thrown amid thousands of people in the capital's Meskel Square.
Ethiopia has been riven by years of sometimes violent protests.
Mr Abiy only became prime minister after his predecessor Hailemariam Desalegn unexpectedly resigned in February.
He is the
By: RICHARD BISHUMBA
THE 13th edition of Africa’s biggest annual cycling event, the African Continental Road Championship, came to a close on Sunday afternoon at Amahoro stadium in Kigali.
A lot was said, a lot happened, but, what most people agreed with is that the 2018 Kigali championship was the best in the
Medal table after Day One
Eritrea – 2 gold, 1 silver
Rwanda – 1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze
Ethiopia – 1 gold
Algeria – 1 silver
Burundi – 1 silver
Nanibia – 1 bronze
RWANDAN cyclists enjoyed the home advantage to win a total four medals on day one of the 13th African Continental Road Championship
FOLLOWING THE IOC’S ANNOUNCEMENT THAT IT PLANS TO TARGET AFRICAN NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEES (NOCS) AS POTENTIAL HOST CITIES OF THE SUMMER YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES (YOG) IN 2022, SHANNON-OGBANI ABEDA IS SET TO MAKE ANOTHER PIECE OF HISTORY FOR AFRICA WHEN HE BECOMES THE FIRST WINTER OLYMPIAN FROM ERITREA.
There have been