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Intergovernmental Authority on Development and Why Regional Integration in Africa Is Desirable

Intergovernmental Authority on Development and Why Regional Integration in Africa Is Desirable

Unexpectedly, I received volumes of comments, questions and compliments in response to a piece published in this column earlier in the month. The vast majority of comments indicated that most of us are not aware of the happenings in the Horn of Africa. I was left puzzled that some people did not know that Sudan, […]

Rwanda, Ethiopia Expand Bilateral Ties

Rwanda, Ethiopia Expand Bilateral Ties

Rwanda and Ethiopia agreed on new areas of cooperation at a meeting which concluded in Kigali on Tuesday, an official who attended the two-day session said. The new areas of partnerships are in the fields of education, tourism and mutual legal assistance, according to Claude Nikobisanzwe, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs […]

U.S. President Donald Trump Told Africa ‘I’m Not Your Uncle’

U.S. President Donald Trump Told Africa ‘I’m Not Your Uncle’

President Yoweri Museveni has urged African leaders to stop what he described as ideological meandering. Leaders, he said, should thoroughly discuss and distill positions which can help their people transform and develop using their natural resources. Museveni added that focus should be on home-based solutions and self reliance. He said new US President Donald Trump’s […]

Ethiopia Secures U.S.$72 Million From Meat Exports

Ethiopia Secures U.S.$72 Million From Meat Exports

The Ethiopian Meat and Dairy Industry Development Institute said the country has secured 72 million USD over the last nine months of the fiscal year exporting meat to United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia. UAE and Saudi are major importers of Ethiopia’s fresh goat’s meat and mutton, Institute Deputy Director-General Khalifa Hussein told The […]

GERD 12,000 Mega Watt – Continuation of Ethiopia’s Energy Progress

GERD 12,000 Mega Watt – Continuation of Ethiopia’s Energy Progress

It is an internationally recognized fact that Ethiopia has managed to register all rounded political and economic development which has laid the foundation to become a lower middle income country in the near future. Huge foreign and local investments in various key areas like vast manufacturing and industry sectors are booming consistently. The First and […]

Ethiopian Troops Withdraw From Dhusamareeb As Al-shabaab Amasses Forces

Ethiopian Troops Withdraw From Dhusamareeb As Al-shabaab Amasses Forces

Hundreds of Ethiopian troops on Friday withdrew from the central Somalia town of Dhusamareeb under unclear circumstances. Accoriding to a security official who seeks anonymity the troops left the town on Friday morning. “Most of the traders have fled the town after the Ethiopian troops pulled out this morning, we can see many people including […]

Ethiopian Govt Revokes Over 50 Mining Licences

Ethiopian Govt Revokes Over 50 Mining Licences

Ethiopia has cancelled over 50 mining and explorations licences, official said. The Public Relation and Communications Director at the Ministry of Mines, Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoMPNG), Mr Bacha Faji, said the action followed the failure by several licence holders to commence operations on schedule. “We cancelled over 50 mining licences recently, mainly because the […]

Why Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Is Symbol of New Might, National Consensus

Why Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Is Symbol of New Might, National Consensus

There was times when Ethiopia wanted to embark upon various development ventures exploiting its abundant natural resources, yet it could not do so due to a variety of reasons. First of all, being a country with modest financial resources, it could not afford to pursue such projects. However, the affordability issue is not only related […]

Small-Scale Miners’ Huge Boost to Foreign Earnings in Ethiopia

Small-Scale Miners’ Huge Boost to Foreign Earnings in Ethiopia

Mines, Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry said that artisan miners are exporting larger proportion of minerals than industrial mining thereby securing foreign currency for the nation. Ministry Mineral Marketing and Value Chain Director Tewoldeberhan Abay told The Ethiopian Herald that the artisan miners generated 70 million USD while the industrial ones secured 62 million USD […]

Sudan and Ethiopia Agree On Gradual Work for Reaching Economic Integration

Sudan and Ethiopia Agree On Gradual Work for Reaching Economic Integration

President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, and the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Haile-Mariam Desalegn, have affirmed their commitment to the implementation of the agreements which were signed by the two countries as well as strengthening the people’s relations toward achieving economic integration between Sudan and Ethiopia. In a joint communique at the end of […]

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