Ethiopia Lobbies for Release of Billionaire in Saudi Arabia Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said he’s "sure" Ethiopian-born Saudi billionaire Mohammed Al Amoudi will be released and returned to Ethiopia "soon" following discussions with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, according to state media.
Sudan protests Egyptian serial about terrorists CAIRO (AP) — Sudan has summoned Egypt’s ambassador to complain about a TV series that it says portrays Egyptian terrorists living in the neighboring country.
Sudan's Foreign Ministry said in a statement late Saturday that the Ramadan serial, titled "Abu Omar al-Masry," is "insulting to Egyptians living in Sudan" and called on Egypt to ...
BEING BLACK IN DONALD TRUMP'S AMERICA On May 11, 2018 a young woman and her daughter entered a vintage store in the Williamsburg section of hipster Brooklyn. After trying a few items of clothing in the fitting room she returned the items to the store clerk and started walking out of the store when the employee accused her of stealing.
Smiths Detection to secure Ethiopia-Djibouti railway route Smiths Detection technology has been selected by the Ethiopian Railways to secure the infrastructure on a key rail link connecting Ethiopia and the port at Djibouti.
Under the contract, Smiths Detection will install a range of 39 scanners to prevent possible threats at 16 major stations along the route.
The irresistible triumph of darkness amid a surplus of light Bereket Gebru 05-17-18 - A few nights ago, I was writing about the rapidly growing electric power capacity of Ethiopia citing the various renewable and non-renewable energy generation projects already commissioned and others that are still under construction.
Energy a priority area in China-Ethiopia cooperation: Chinese ambassador ADDIS ABABA, May 17 (Xinhua) - China sees energy as a key priority area in its Comprehensive Strategic Cooperative Partnership with Ethiopia. "Energy is needed for poverty alleviation and for economic development, as Ethiopia embarks on a massive industrialization drive with the assistance of China," Tan said.
Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan agree to study filling of Nile dam ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA
Officials from Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan early Wednesday announced progress in talks on what will be Africa's largest hydroelectric dam.
The foreign ministers of Egypt and Ethiopia and Sudan's water resources minister said they will set up a scientific study group to consult ...[We hope all the recent internal political distractions have not affected our officials and are on top of this issue. It is an open secret the Egyptians have been engaged in all kind of mischiefs in our internal politics hoping this project will be derailed. The details of this agreement should be available to the public! This project has the backing of all Ethiopians. Treat it that way!]
Mekelle University Will host All African Universities Sports Competition in less than two months! Tamrat Yemane sat with Dr. Kesat Legesee head of the organizing committee to find out more on the preparation. Listen to the interview.
Scaling up agricultural productivity, export Fekadu W. 05-15-18 -
Taye Abera is a smallholder farmer in Dangela Woreda of the Amhara region. He is used to cultivat and growing low-yielding varieties of cereals and legumes for years. Without access to proper extension support, Taye said, his yields were...
Ethiopia Starts Talks With Exiled Group, Signaling Rapprochement Ethiopia's government began talks with the exiled Oromo Democratic Front, signaling the start of a broader engagement with the opposition group.A "high-level" government delegation met ODF officials May 11 and May 12 to discuss reforms being implemented by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, the group said in a statement Sunday, without disclosing the location of the talks. An ODF delegation will travel to Ethiopia If this approach bears fruit it will be interesting to see who will the majority of the Oromo people vote for in the next election? Will this affect the OPDO standing in EPRDF? Unless OPDO, ODF, and OFC form a new front the vote will certainly be divided which will dilute OPDO standing. EPRDF must prepare the country so that coalition government works in the future, the country is certainly heading that way! Frist thing first though! ODF must register as legal opposition so that the constitution is not undermined!
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Ethiopian Air to Add Manchester in Extension of Brussels Flights Manchester Airport has secured a landmark route into the heart of Africa, underlining its
pivotal role in connecting the North to the world’s most important markets.
Ethiopian Airlines today confirmed it will operate a four-times-a-week service to Addis Ababa, the East African nation’s capital.
The route will unlock connections to more than 58 countries across the African continent.
Ethiopia bushlands, promised riches of a railway boom turn to dust Ethiopia's new £2.5bn, 750km (466-mile) line began commercial operations at the start of the year, making it Africa’s first fully electrified cross-border railway. Built and financed by Chinese investors and contractors, and shadowing the route of an earlier French-built track, the Addis Ababa-Djibouti railway lies at the heart of Ethiopia’s development aspirations.
Now that the finger pointing game is over, PM Abiy government must be mindful how the neo-liberals are attacking his government from within.The article main target is the Chines and the developmental state model, however, it is artfully using local complaints as a weapon. PM Abiy now is the time to articulate Ethiopia's problem and educate the public. Is it really petty theft and rent seekers or the neo-liberals who want Ethiopia to abandon the big projects like Hedase Dam and railroad expansion with the help of the Chinese?
PM Hailemariam Desalegn for Mo Ibrahim Leadership Prize Ezana Sehay 5/12/2018 - The MO Ibrahim Foundation which among other things, recognizes and rewards African statesman/stateswoman who demonstrates exemplary leadership, is expected to announce its nominee for its 2018 award. Since its inception, the foundation has had difficulty finding suitable candidates [there were only five recipients in a decade] – That says a lot about the state of African governance, doesn’t it?
Ethio- Israel Business Forum May 12, 2018 - 23 Companies from Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Association, and 35 Companies from Ethiopian Pulses, Oilseeds and Spices Processors Exporters Association (EPOSPEA) participated in the 20th International Agro Technology Exhibition & Conference in Tel Aviv from May 8 – 10, 2018.