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Ethiopian to Resume Flights to Asmara

Ethiopian to Resume Flights to Asmara

Ethiopian Airlines disclosed that it has finalized preparations to resume daily flights to Asmara, Eritrea as of July 17 with the most technologically advanced commercial aircraft, the Boeing 787. The flight resumption follows agreements reached in Asmara between Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki. CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde Gebremariam said […]

Peace Between Ethiopia and Eritrea Will Promote Democracy

Peace Between Ethiopia and Eritrea Will Promote Democracy

It seemed impossible just a few months ago: reconciliation between Ethiopia and Eritrea after decades of attrition. But peace is here at long last. How did this turnaround, which some are calling historic, come about? As of today (09/07) it’s official: the war is over between long-time enemies Eritrea and Ethiopia. A document to the […]

Ethiopia And Eritrea Have Been In Conflict For 20 Years. Today, Their Leaders Hugged

Ethiopia And Eritrea Have Been In Conflict For 20 Years. Today, Their Leaders Hugged

As the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed walked off the plane in Eritrea on Sunday, he smiled and gave a big hug to Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki. The simple, warm gesture shocked many observers, because it happened between the leaders of two Horn of Africa countries that have been locked in a conflict for nearly […]

Chinese-built Ethio-Djibouti railway drives Africa’s development, integration

Chinese-built Ethio-Djibouti railway drives Africa’s development, integration

Officials from the African Union (AU) and African diplomats have hailed the Chinese-built Ethio-Djibouti railway as a project that helps Africa realize its aspirations of development and integration. The Chinese Mission to AU on Friday organized a train trip event, with officials of the pan-African bloc as well as African and other international diplomats on […]

Too Much, Too Soon for Ethiopian Reformer?

Too Much, Too Soon for Ethiopian Reformer?

An attack apparently targeting Ethiopian Prime Minster Abiy Ahmed has overshadowed the radical reform process he has initiated. It also signals the start of a new power struggle in the country, says Ludger Schadomsky. Just a few days ago, people polled at the spot of Saturday morning’s attack warned that Ethiopia’s new prime minister, Abiy […]

African National Congress condemns bomb blasts in Zimbabwe and Ethiopia

African National Congress condemns bomb blasts in Zimbabwe and Ethiopia

The African National Congress has condemned the two separate bomb blasts on Saturday at a Zanu PF rally in White City Stadium in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, and the deadly blast at a rally in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. “The bomb explosion missed the President of Zimbabwe Emerson Mnangagwa by a few inches while Zanu PF chairperson […]

Deadly Explosion Hits Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s Rally

Deadly Explosion Hits Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s Rally

A deadly explosion struck a huge rally for Ethiopia’s reformist new prime minister on Saturday shortly after he spoke and was waving to the crowd that had turned out in numbers unseen in recent years in the East African nation. Addressing the country minutes after he was hurried to safety, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said […]

South Sudan Rivals Meet Face-to-Face in Ethiopia

South Sudan Rivals Meet Face-to-Face in Ethiopia

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar met Wednesday for their first face-to-face meeting in two years. The meeting in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, comes amid efforts to end the world’s youngest country’s nearly five-year civil war, which has killed tens of thousands of people and forced about 4 million to flee […]

Persecution of Ethnic Amharas Will Harm Reform Agenda

Persecution of Ethnic Amharas Will Harm Reform Agenda

The political upheaval that Ethiopians have become accustomed to seems to be a thing of the past – for now. Many have praised the new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who took office in April 2018, for restoring calm to much of the country. Some have even dubbed his reform agenda a massive turn around for […]

President Isaias Afewerki Announces Eritrea to Dispatch Delegation to Ethiopia

President Isaias Afewerki Announces Eritrea to Dispatch Delegation to Ethiopia

Eritrea’s president announced “today that Eritrea shall dispatch delegation to Addis Abeba to a constructive engagement with Ethiopia,” Estifanos Habtemariam, Eritrea’s Ambassador to Japan, said on twitter. President Isaias Afewerki made the remarks during the Martyrs Day celebrations today. “We will send a delegation to Addis Abeba to gauge current developments directly and in depth […]

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