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Obama Slams African Leaders During Historic African Union Speech

Obama Slams African Leaders During Historic African Union Speech

On Tuesday, President became the first United States President to address the African Union (AU) at its headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, during his official visit to Africa. Embedded within his address were words of support for the growth of Africa’s economy and position in the international realm, but also condemnation for African public officers […]

Pictures Of President Barack Obama’s Trip To Africa

Pictures Of President Barack Obama’s Trip To Africa

“I believe that when all voices are being heard, when people know that they’re included in the political process, that makes a country stronger and more successful and more innovative. So we discussed steps that Ethiopia can take to show progress on promoting good governance, protecting human rights, fundamental freedoms, and strengthening democracy. And this […]

African 2018 World Cup qualifiers announced

African 2018 World Cup qualifiers announced

The top 20 ranked African national football teams will avoid each other in the first and second qualifying rounds for the 2018 World Cup, FIFA confirmed Thursday. A spokesman in Zurich for the world football governing body said the draws would be made on July 25 in Russian city Saint Petersburg, subject to approval at […]

Ethiopia transformed following aid campaign led by the country’s govt and foreign donors

Ethiopia transformed following aid campaign led by the country’s govt and foreign donors

The rains have been poor again in this mountainous corner of north-eastern Ethiopia – the site of the 1984 famine in which hundreds of thousands of people starved to death. But just north of the small market town of Korem, bright green fields and neatly terraced hillsides surround a vast lake, and in the brand […]

Ethiopia Selected as 2015 World Best Tourist Destination

Ethiopia Selected as 2015 World Best Tourist Destination

The European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT) selected Ethiopia as 2015 World Best Tourist Destination this week citing the existing peaceful and stable socio-economic and political situation based on unity in diversity. The availability of various tourist attraction sites, coupled with tourists safety, has made Ethiopia stand shoulder high in the selection. ECTT is […]

ISIS linked Boko Haram shows the beheading of Nigerian troops

ISIS linked Boko Haram shows the beheading of Nigerian troops

Boko Haram has set a terrifying new precedent by releasing its first gruesome video of a beheading since it pledged allegiance to ISIS. The video adopts many of the same style-points as the hundreds of barbaric videos released by ISIS over the last year. The ‘west Africa’ insignia in the top-left corner suggests the terror […]

Ethopian journalists who have been in jail for than a year freed ahead of Obama`s visit

Ethopian journalists who have been in jail for than a year freed ahead of Obama`s visit

Five bloggers and journalists held in Ethiopia for more than a year have been freed after the charges were dropped, their lawyer said Thursday, weeks before US President Barack Obama is due to visit the country. In a separate case, journalist Reeyot Alemu, jailed in June 2011 after being found guilty of plotting a terrorist […]

Ethiopian Court Finds Abubaker Mohammed, 17 Others Guilty of Terrorism

Ethiopian Court Finds Abubaker Mohammed, 17 Others Guilty of Terrorism

The Ethiopian federal high court fourth criminal bench yesterday passed a guilty verdict on eighteen people: four prominent leaders of the Ethiopian Muslim arbitration committee members, a journalist and thirteen others on counts including attempted terrorism, conspiracy , and incitement. Ethiopian Muslims were protesting since 2011 against what many of them say were uncalled for […]

Africans seeking to go to Europe pass through Ethiopia

Africans seeking to go to Europe pass through Ethiopia

The mood in the border town of Metema these days is quiet and watchful.Dozens of houses on the hot, dusty main road that stretches from Ethiopia into Sudan look like they have been hastily closed. Guards grimly patrol the border, stopping anyone who looks like an illegal migrant. The nightclubs and bars are emptier than […]

Djibouti Celebrated the 38th Anniversary of Independence At the Weekend

Djibouti Celebrated the 38th Anniversary of Independence At the Weekend

Ethiopia has congratulated Djibouti on the celebration of 38th anniversary of its independence on Saturday (June 27). The occasion was celebrated in Djibouti with the annual military parade of the Djiboutian Armed Forces, the Police and Gendarmerie and the Coast Guard. President Ismail Omar Guelleh was welcomed by the Minister of Defense, Hassan Darar Houffaneh, […]

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