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The Long, Daunting Journey of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

The Long, Daunting Journey of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

Barely two months into his new job as a Prime Minister, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) has managed to simultaneously excite and alarm pretty much everybody. In Ethiopian political leadership this is no small feat, where offending the public has been the norm than the exception. During his judiciously sequenced marathon cross-country check-up, he delivered […]

Addis, Mogadishu Agree to Strengthen ‘Brotherly’ Relations

Addis, Mogadishu Agree to Strengthen ‘Brotherly’ Relations

New Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmajo” Mohamed agreed Saturday to “strengthen their brotherly bilateral relations” and to collaborate with the African Union in seeking solutions to problems on the continent. After bilateral talks Saturday in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, the leaders said in a statement the two countries would […]

Ethiopia Customs Authority Seizes Smuggled Foreign Currency

Ethiopia Customs Authority Seizes Smuggled Foreign Currency

Twenty-eight million Birr worth of foreign currency notes were confiscated last week. They were caught being smuggled from Addis Abeba to Adama. The monies were seised while two individuals were trying to smuggle them out of Addis Abeba. The two individuals were arrested. The currencies included 765,234 dollars, 144,650 Durham, 908,167 Saudi Riyals and 7,538 […]

Unsung Hero of Ethiopian Modern Music

Unsung Hero of Ethiopian Modern Music

Without a shadow of a doubt, people from all walks of life fight back with the purpose of leading a meaningful life. Heartbreakingly, they do not have the faintest idea pertaining to what the future holds for them in store. Some of them would like to be mega-rich and lead a luxurious life. They do […]

Ethiopian PM Says to Preserve, Increase Egypt’s Share of River Nile

Ethiopian PM Says to Preserve, Increase Egypt’s Share of River Nile

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmad said on Sunday 10/6/2018 that he mulled with President Abdel Fattah El Sisi means of boosting bilateral relations, asserting that the Ethiopians respect their Egyptian neighbors and brothers. In a press conference with President Sisi on Sunday, Ahmad said that Ethiopia and its government have no intention to harm Egypt’s […]

Ethiopia’s Peace Offer Comes With Strings Attached

Ethiopia’s Peace Offer Comes With Strings Attached

Ethiopia’s new prime minister Abiy Ahmed wants to recognize a longstanding peace deal with Eritrea. That’s good news after 20 years of hostility but it’s too early to celebrate, writes Ludger Schadomsky. The speed with which new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is getting things done is making Ethiopians dizzy. In office for just two months, […]

Crocodile Kills Ethiopian Pastor After Baptism Gone Wrong

Crocodile Kills Ethiopian Pastor After Baptism Gone Wrong

A routine baptism ceremony went horribly awry after a crocodile grabbed hold of the pastor conducting the ceremony in Ethiopia’s Arba Minch Town, reports the BBC. The cleric, who has been identified as Docho Eshete, was carrying out the religious rite for 80 people at Lake Abaya, when the crocodile bypassed his church members to […]

Ethiopia Accepts Peace Accord With Eritrea, Opens Sectors to Investment

Ethiopia Accepts Peace Accord With Eritrea, Opens Sectors to Investment

After decades of conflict and land claims, Ethiopia said it fully accepts the terms of a peace agreement with coastal Eritrea. It has also partially opened its economy to foreign investors. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government said on Tuesday it would fully accept and put into operation the Algiers accord, signed in 2000, that ended […]

Reasserting Ethiopia’s Diplomatic Clout

Reasserting Ethiopia’s Diplomatic Clout

Ethiopia’s relations with world organizations counts decades and in fact it is one of the very first countries in the world to join or be a founding member of these organizations. History remembers how the late Emperor Haileselassie counted on the power and influence of the world body, then the League of Nations, and joined […]

Ethiopia’s Astounding Achievement in Attracting Foreign Direct Investment

Ethiopia’s Astounding Achievement in Attracting Foreign Direct Investment

Various sources indicate that the rapid inflow of Foreign Direct Investment to Ethiopia has continued over the past years. But the question here is that even when the country has passed through various political ups and downs, why is this tremendous FDI upward trajectory continued? What is the reason behind? Zemedeneh Nigatu, economist by profession […]

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