East Africa: Ethiopia and Its Regional Diplomacy - Ethiopia's...

Officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia , Ethiopia shares borders with eastern African countries that include Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan. A founding member of the United Nations , the African Union , the Intergovernmental Authority on Development , and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa , Ethiopia's regional interests are mainly pursued multilaterally through these organizations, albeit mainly through the IGAD. | 20-Dec-2014 11:04

Protest broke out in Bahr Dar City ,North Ethiopia

Police opened fire on protesters killing 5 and wounding over 50 Gun shots are heard in several parts of Bar Dar. It is reported that the protesters closed the road to Gondar. | 20-Dec-2014 01:51

Ethiopian Kaizen Institute says - Kaizen bearing fruits' - Friday, 19 December 2014 12:45

The implementation of Kaizen in about 93 various factories and institutions in Ethiopia has been bearing fruits, Ethiopian Kaizen Institute said. Getahun Tadesse Director of the Institute told Walta that the implementation of Kaizen in Ethiopia since 2013 is resulted in improved products and productivity. | 19-Dec-2014 15:34

Gang rape spurs calls for reform in Ethiopia

Inside a gated home on the western outskirts of Ethiopia's capital, a picture of Hanna Lalango is framed in a wreath of flowers just beginning to wilt around the edges. The 16-year-old girl died on November 1, about a month after she entered a public mini-bus and was gang-raped by the strangers on board. | 19-Dec-2014 11:32

ERC says 85 percent of Addis Ababa Light Railway construction completes

Ethiopian Railways Corporation said that it has completed 85 percent of the construction of Addis Ababa Light Rail Transit Project. Dereje Tefera Communication Head at the Corporation told Walta Information Center that the remaining part of the construction will be completed in accordance to schedule, until February 7, 2014. | 18-Dec-2014 19:43

Arab Contractors will participate in Ethiopian road project - Thursday, 18 December 2014 08:27

Egyptian Ambassador to Ethiopia Mohamed Idris announced Wednesday that the Arab Contractors company will be involved in the implementation of the Ethiopian section of the Cairo-Cape Town road. Idris said the move comes as part of mutual cooperation between Egypt and Ethiopia in developing infrastructure, an Egyptian Foreign Ministry statement said Wednesday. | 18-Dec-2014 11:29

The Unification of Ethiopia and Djibouti will be of Paramount Historical Significance

The unification of Ethiopia and Djibouti would be a historical reaffirmation of the genetic linkage of the two peoples. I argue that the peoples of Ethiopia and Djibouti are genetically and historically inextricably linked together, not only to imply that their respective countries are geo-politically intertwined, but also to undergird the common heritage, historical experiences, the oneness of cultural ethos, same language, and linguistic semiotics shared by the two peoples on either side of the Ethiopia-Djibouti border. | 18-Dec-2014 07:34

A Moses named Christian and a Pharaoh named Turturro

In the film "Exodus: Gods and Kings," Seti presents the future leaders of Egypt - Ramses and Moses . Photo by Kerry Brown Generally speaking, Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings" is more biblically respectful than Darren Aronofsky's "Noah," which saw Russell Crowe performing a well-paid infomercial for Al Gore's environmentalism. | 18-Dec-2014 06:34

ACLU Appeals Decision Which Created Immunity for FBI Agents Involved in Torturing US Citizens Abroad

The American Civil Liberties Union has appealed a federal district court's decision to dismiss a lawsuit brought by an American citizen who alleges he was detained and tortured by FBI agents in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia in violation of his constitutional rights. Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, who was appointed by President Bill Clinton, ruled in June, "The facts alleged in this case and the legal questions presented are deeply troubling." | 18-Dec-2014 02:28

Mount Entoto thinks and goes green in PACCI's Conference! - Wednesday, 17 December 2014 08:49

Addis Ababa, 17 December 2014 - Kebur Ghenna the Execitive Director of PACCI and Ms. Rahel Getachew, the Project Manager of PACCI and the Coordinator of Think and Go Green listening to Yemesrach Zena the Sales Executive of LYDTCO explaining the company's solar energy devices. | 17-Dec-2014 22:08

Ethiopia has an irrefutable right to utilize its water resource:...

A celebrated Sudanese Scholar Dr. Osman Eltom Hamad, Adviser for the Minister of Water Resources and Electricity in the Republic of Sudan said that he advises Egyptians to realize Ethiopia's rights to develop its water resources. In an exclusive interview with the Ethiopian Press Agency journalists, Dr. Osman made this remark at the regional conference on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Project and its contribution to economic integration organized by the House of Federation and stakeholders held in Assosa recently. | 17-Dec-2014 18:03

Network of Eritrean women held on 6/12/14 in London. A move to empower the Eritrean women

Women were fighting and emerging from centuries of being held down. It has been a difficult battle which is still not complete. | 17-Dec-2014 13:47

Ethiopia to expand energy, industry with Eurobond funds - Wednesday, 17 December 2014 05:56

Ethiopia plans to expand industry, sugar factories and power production using proceeds from its oversubscribed debut Eurobond that raised $1 billion, the finance minister said on Tuesday. Ethiopia is the latest African state to receive a strong response on its first foray into the international debt markets. | 17-Dec-2014 09:37

Ethiopian 'people's delegation' in Cairo for meetings - Wednesday, 17 December 2014 06:18

Addis Ababa, 17 December 2014 - An Ethiopian "people's delegation" arrived in Cairo on Tuesday to meet with diplomats, religious figures, university professors and journalists, according to an Egyptian foreign ministry statement. Headed by the speaker of the Ethiopian parliament Abdulla Gemeda, the envoy will meet Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Thursday and Azhar's Grand Sheikh Ahmed El-Tayyeb on Wednesday. | 17-Dec-2014 09:37

S. Sudan talks to resume Wednesday as rebels carry out fresh attacks

December 16, 2014 As the civil war in South Sudan enters its second year, the government and rebel delegations are set to resume peace talks in the Ethiopian capital on Wednesday. Seyoum Mesfin , chairperson of IGAD meditors, and Taban Deng Gai, SPLM In Opposition chief negotiator, attend the resumption of South Sudan talks in Addis Ababa on 11 February 2014 The resumption of talks comes as forces loyal to South Sudan's armed opposition faction led by former vice-president Riek Machar launched attacks along the Juba-Nimule road, a rebel's military spokesman claimed on Tuesday. | 17-Dec-2014 09:37

Singapore appoints new envoy to Ethiopia

The Singapore Government has appointed Mr T Jasudasen as Singapore's non-resident ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday. The 62-year-old first joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1977. | 17-Dec-2014 06:22

After NRM meet Museveni is 'king' - making sense of it all from a pan-African context

When the same big man is at the top for long, and was not the party founder, it seems he needs more patronage to entrench himself, and his long stay at the top means graft networks are not interrupted Almost a week to the day Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF congress gave its long-ruling 90-year-old President Robert Mugabe sweeping powers to handpick its top officials, in Kampala Uganda's long-ruling NRM gave 70-year-old President Yoweri Museveni similar powers to appoint the party's secretary general. When things like this happen, we tend to resort to the usual TIA! . | 17-Dec-2014 04:22

Ericsson took over half of ZTE's telecom expansion project

Ethio telecom and the Swedish telecom giant Ericsson concluded their negotiation to undertake the expansion project that was awarded to ZTE, the Chinese state telecom company. Ericsson and ethio telecom will sign the deal this evening at Hilton Hotel to seal their deal. | 16-Dec-2014 22:03

Inaugural Ethiopian eurobond issue a success- positive implications for Allana Potash

Addis Ababa, 16 December 2014 - Allana Potash Corp. is encouraged by the successful US$ 1 billion Eurobond issue recently launched by the Ethiopian Ministry of Finance. The sovereign debt offering was over-subscribed and was priced to yield 6.625%, below its original benchmark rate of 6.75%. | 16-Dec-2014 17:49

Ethiopia, Sudan agree to deepen relations - Tuesday, 16 December 2014 11:57

The two countries agreed to further deepen their relations during the 16th Ethio-Sudan Joint Border Development Commission meeting that has been held in Asosa, Benishangul Gumuz Regional State. During the meeting both countries agreed to cooperate at regional and federal levels as well as to strengthen the people to people bond between the two countries. | 16-Dec-2014 13:48

Ethiopian Public Diplomacy Delegation leaves for Cairo - Tuesday, 16 December 2014 06:27

The public diplomacy delegation of Ethiopia comprised of more than 70 renowned personalities from all walks of life and journalists has left for Cairo yesterday. The public diplomacy delegation, the first of its kind, is traveling to Egypt with the objective of building trust and fraternal relations between the peoples' of Ethiopia and Egypt. | 16-Dec-2014 08:29

10 things about Ethiopia that mi...

Ethiopia is a country rich in tradition, with a staggering diversity of landscape and a kaleidescope of culture and history, tracing back to the very beginnings of our species. This all makes for one heck of a surprising travel destination. | 16-Dec-2014 08:29

Ethiopia, Djibouti establish cross border economic zone

New electric transmission line in the pipeline Ethiopia and Djibouti are doing more to integrate their economies by building a special economic cross border zone in hopes of expanding foreign direct investment in the region. "The relationship between the two countries is not new; in fact it has been established for a long time. | 16-Dec-2014 07:24

Sudan police preempt Khartoum protest

Sudanese police on Monday barred activists and families of detainees from staging a demonstration in capital Khartoum to demand the release of detained opposition leaders. Police prohibited around 30 activists and relatives of detainees - including the family of detained opposition leader Farouk Abu Issa - from gathering next to the Justice Ministry building in Khartoum, an Anadolu Agency correspondent reported. | 16-Dec-2014 02:04

Ethiopia volunteers to fight Ebola

As many as 187 Ethiopian health workers who have volunteered to lend a hand in the fight against West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak are preparing to make their perilous trip. "I volunteered because I want to put in whatever little contribution I can muster in the fight against Ebola. | 15-Dec-2014 21:50

Ethiopia: Lakeside City Surmounts Africa's Tourism Crisis

The evening calm is broken by a roll of drums at a social joint near the Rahnile Hotel. Crowds stream through the streets to answer the call of the rhythm, pulled by the promise of a cultural ballet. | 15-Dec-2014 16:38

Ethiopia: Walia Takes Over - Heineken's Domination of the Ethiopian Beer Market

Amanuel Kiros, a purchasing manager at a private construction company, started drinking beer when he was a student at Gondar University five years ago. Around 6:00pm on Tuesday December 2, 2014, he was at Bama Bar and Restaurant, located at Megenagna, beside Zefmesh Grand Mall, on Kenenisa Street. | 15-Dec-2014 12:24

Ethiopia: Office Replaces Website With Web Portal

The Government Communication Affairs Office launched its first ever web portal on December 12, 2014, at Elilly Hotel, Addis Abeba. GCAO signed a seven million Br agreement with Information Network Security Agency , on September 16, 2014, to construct the portal, which will operate for one year until the construction phase is completed. | 15-Dec-2014 12:24

Ethiopia: Ethiopia, Kenya Ink Cross-Border Trade Agreement

The governments of Kenya and Ethiopia have signed an agreement that aims at creating opportunities for communities at the borders of the two countries, President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Wednesday adding that the agreement will create stability and security. Speaking at a farewell ceremony for Ethiopia's Ambassador to Kenya, Shemsedin Ahmed, President Kenyatta assured the outgoing envoy that his government is determined to implement the special status agreement signed between the two countries. | 15-Dec-2014 12:24

Ethiopia: Fuel Gauges Read Empty - Oil Market Declines - Consumers Pay the Price

Ahmed Mohamed, 27, is an assistant driver of a heavy truck which transports ethanol, coffee and wood from Shakiso, Bale and Jimma. He was at Kobil oil station's Gotora branch at 7pm in the evening, very tired and irritated by the long hour queue at the oil station. | 15-Dec-2014 11:23

Ethiopia: Open Gate for British Through Supercatex

The United Kingdom's Trade and Industry body joined forces with SuperCatex to organise the first ever British Exporters' Catalogue Exhibition in Ethiopia which took place between December 9 and 11, 2014 at Ellily Hotel, Addis Abeba. SuperCatex is a catalogue exhibition organiser that has organised 122 exhibitions worldwide, and created an estimated 43,000 new business partnerships for British exporters. | 15-Dec-2014 11:23

Ethiopia: Commission Licenses 224 New Investments

The Ethiopian investment commission announced that it has given 224 new investment licenses in its quarterly report. Among the licenced investments, 202 are foreign direct investments, while the remaining are local. | 15-Dec-2014 11:23

Ethiopian Embassy Hosts 9th NNPD Commemorations in D.C.

Hundreds of Ethiopians from the D.C. Metro Area celebrated Saturday December 13, 2014, the 9th Ethiopian Nations, Nationalities and Peoples day in Washington D.C with a theme of "Our Constitutionally Guaranteed Rights shall blossom in Unity and Diversity". The day was celebrated colorfully in the presence of Dr. Fasil Nahom , Legal Adviser to the PM with the rank of Minister, the guest of honor and Ambassador Girma Birru , Special Envoy, Ambassador Extra-ordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ethiopia to the US. | 15-Dec-2014 05:06

Ethiopia and Egypt disagree again on the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Back in August 2014 Ethiopia , Egypt and Sudan agreed to do more studies on the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam . A twelve member committee of experts will be formed selected by the three countries to conduct the study. | 14-Dec-2014 20:56

Ethiopia welcomes Korean investors, prof...

Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen Hassen and Ethiopian Ambassador to Seoul Dibaba Abdetta pose for a photo after an interview with The Korea Herald at Lotte Hotel in Seoul, Dec. 1. The Ethiopian delegation visited Korea from Nov. 30-Dec. 3 to invigorate bilateral cooperation in diplomacy, trade and investment, technological transfer and education. The cradle of mankind, Ethiopia, is at the dawn of a national awakening. | 14-Dec-2014 15:46

East Africa: Leaders Push Ahead With Controversial Railway Project

East African leaders have hailed the new standard gauge railway project as the biggest joint development in post independence Africa. But rights activists criticize it for its failure to engage the local community. | 14-Dec-2014 00:56

NNPD reinforces unison to ca...

Ethiopians have colorfully celebrated 9th Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Day in Assosa, Benshangul Gumuz, on the 7th of December 2014. This kind of coming together, evaluating what has done and sharing experiences as well as cultures has developed following the rights the Ethiopian constitution has guaranteed to the people of Ethiopia. | 13-Dec-2014 20:57

Australian circus star teaches her skills in birth country Ethiopia

Sosina Wogayehu used to perform with Circus Oz and was a finalist for Young Australian of the Year, but now she trains young performers in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Australian circus star Sosina Wogayehu's Ethiopian circus school might be free for her students but she insists it's not charity. | 13-Dec-2014 16:43

South Sudanese rebel conference decides to accept non-executive president

December 12, 2014 In an unexpected move, South Sudanese rebel faction of the Sudan Peoples' Liberation Movement led by former vice-president, Riek Machar, on Friday passed a resolution agreeing to share power with Juba government on conditions that the would-be prime minister has full executive powers. South Sudan's rebel leader, Riek Machar, smiles as he meets his friends at the Sheraton Hotel in Addis Ababa on 9 May 2014 The decision which would be the rebel's official response to IGAD's drafted power-sharing proposal comes as opposition faction on Friday wrapped-up a week-long consultative conference which had been held at the rebel-controlled town of Pagak, close to the Ethiopian border. | 13-Dec-2014 14:44

Ethiopia: Violence Against Women - We Must End This Scourge

In Ethiopia, as in many other countries, violence against women is ingrained in the social fabric. Civil society, governments, and citizens must work together to raise awareness and eradicate sexism and rape culture. | 13-Dec-2014 10:41

Some 10 Trams for AA-LR reach Addis - Saturday, 13 December 2014 06:11

Dereje Tefera, Head of Public Relations at the Ethiopian Railways Corporation said 10 trams for the Addis Ababa Light Rail Transit have reached Addis Ababa. The three-section 70% low-floor cars have an entrance height of 350 mm and a steel and aluminum body designed to combine strength with lightness. | 13-Dec-2014 08:31

West has used ICC 'to target Africa' - Museveni

President Yoweri Museveni has said he will mobilise African leaders to quit the International Criminal Court, accusing it of being used as a "tool to target" the African continent. Museveni was cheered as he spoke at Kenya's independence day celebrations on Friday, after the collapse earlier this month of the ICC's crimes against humanity case against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. | 13-Dec-2014 07:31

Health Professionals readiness to implement electronic medical...

BackgroundElectronic medical record systems are being implemented in many countries to support healthcare services. However, its adoption rate remains low, especially in developing countries due to technological, financial, and organizational factors. | 13-Dec-2014 06:26

From a bloodied polar bear to intimate African portraits: Travel...

Feeding frenzy! Daredevil divers get up close and personal to the world's most dangerous sharks to deliver their meals BY HAND From Austria with Love: Daniel Craig and 500 cast and crew to stay in East Tirol alps during filming for new Bond movie Spectre Are you a nester, highly evolved or just plain pretentious? What your choice of plane seat really says about you Witnesses hear 'loud bang' overhead as British Airways flight from London to Dubai is forced to return to Heathrow over problems with landing gear Visitors flock to a 'holy' image of the Virgin Mary appearing in a tree branch in Mexico Fancy a quick getaway? JetSmarter app will hail a private jet from anywhere in the world Private jets, a hotel made of ice and dinner with Santa Claus: World's most expensive Christmas break will set you back A 125,000 I'll have a beer please... and your number! Research reveals flirting with ... (more) | 12-Dec-2014 22:07

Sudan: Sudan Repatriates 26 Nigerians Over Ebola Fears

The Sudanese authorities have denied 26 Nigerians entry into their country over suspicion that they were possibly infected by the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease, one of those repatriated has told PREMIUM TIMES. Hauwa'u Ibrahim Bakori, a second year student of Pharmacy at Al Ahfad University for Women, Omdurman, said she and 25 others were denied entry after arriving Khartoum Airport on Wednesday. | 12-Dec-2014 18:03

African Ideological Ebola for Imperialists

Qohaito is a mysterious, ancient, pre-Aksumite settlement in the Eritrean highlands, with several impressive monolithic columns rising towards the sky. It is said that right there, under the surface, exists another entire lost city. | 12-Dec-2014 14:03

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