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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 […]

Ethiopia’s Hawassa Industrial Park Opening Up Opportunities to Local People

Ethiopia’s Hawassa Industrial Park Opening Up Opportunities to Local People

Various mega projects help the economic development of a country and benefit the society around while other projects extend their benefit beyond and endeavor to transform society’s socio-economic development. Among such projects is the Hawassa Industrial Park (HIP). The park whose construction was finalized in nine months, relatively lower period accommodates 52 international standard factory […]

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, […]

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