School Fence Collapses During Break
[Addis Standard]Elven children were hurt, two critically, when the school fence caved in while the children were out playing during a snack break this morning, according information from the Addis Abeba Fire and Emergency Prevention and Rescue Agency (AAFEPRA).
The Great Ethiopian Media Crackdown - and Why This Affects All Africans
[Daily Maverick]Ahead of elections this year, the Ethiopian government is cracking down hard on any kind of free press - shutting down publications, jailing journalists and harassing their families. This is not just Ethiopia's problem, however. As the home of the African Union, and as an oft-punted role model for African development, Ethiopia's censorship problem is Africa's too.
SPLM Reunification Pact Evokes Mixed Reactions Among S. Sudanese
[Sudan Tribune]Addis Ababa -An agreement signed between South Sudan's warring factions aimed at reunifying the ruling Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) has drawn mixed reactions among citizens living in Ethiopia.
Coffee Ceremony Used to Educate On HIV
[Key Correspondents]Coffee ceremony is a tradition in Ethiopia, where the world's most famous coffee Coffea Arabica grows. The ceremony takes about an hour and helps strengthen bonds within the community.
Govt in 'Systematic Assault' on Media
[HRW]Nairobi -The Ethiopian government's systematic repression of independent media has created a bleak landscape for free expression ahead of the May 2015 general elections, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
Dr. Tedros Meets the Ambassador of Indonesia
[Ethiopia Government]Dr. Tedros welcomed the new Ambassador of Indonesia to Ethiopia, Ambassador Imam Santoso on Wednesday (January 21). He expressed the support of the Government for the Ambassador during his tenure. Dr. Tedros emphasized that the success of the Ambassador's stay would mean "the success of Ethio-Indonesian relations". The newly appointed Ambassador of Indonesia expressed his aim to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries and added that they should expand into the trade and investment sectors.
Should Ethiopians Boycott the Upcoming Fake Election in Ethiopia?
[Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia]âIf we do not have a proper multiparty democracy, this country is going to end up like Somalia. This is imperativeâ he said. âIt is up to the people to decide on how many seats should be given to the opposition and how many to the ruling party.â (Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn)
HRW Accused Ethiopia of Decimating the Media Ahead of Elections
[Addis Standard]Says legal, policy reforms crucial prior to May elections
Ethio-Turkey Business Forum Held
[Ethiopia Government]The Ethio-Turkey Business Forum was held at the Sheraton Addis on Thursday (January 22). Addressing the Forum, Solomon Afework, President of the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations, said that over the past year the visit made by First Lady, Roman Tesfaye and leading Ethiopian business men and women, and the holding of the second Ethio-Turkey Business Forum were clear manifestations of strong ties between the two countries
President Erdogan Receives an Honorary Doctorate From Addis Ababa University
[Ethiopia Government]President Erdogan received an honorary Doctorate from Addis Ababa University yesterday (January 22). The award was bestowed on the President for his contribution and support for people struggling to achieve democracy and freedom and for his firm stance on African issues.
How Nigeria Can Run a Successful National Carrier
[Guardian]This is the concluding part of the interview the chief executive officer (CEO) of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam granted to The Guardian in Addis Ababa recently. The first part was published last week. In this piece, Gebremariam maintained that Nigeria deserves a national carrier as a big aviation market, the largest economy in Africa and a big player in the continent. He therefore offered suggesttions on how the country can get it right this time around and run it as a su
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey Visits Ethiopia
[Ethiopia Government]Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Addis Ababa, late on Wednesday (January 21) on the first stage of an official visit to countries in the Horn of Africa. President Erdogan is accompanied by his wife and daughter, Emine and Summeye Erdogan, as well as ministers including Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtuand, a delegation of officials and businessmen. The President was received by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and Osman Riza Yavuzalp, the Turkish ambassador in Ethiopia.
IOM Assisting With Increased Numbers Eritrean Refugees in Ethiopia
[Ethiopia Government]The IOM is providing transportation for Eritrean refugees, registered at the Endabaguna screening center, to move the more than 76,000 Eritreans to the four camps at Hitsatse, Adiharush, Mai Aini and Shimelbain in Tigray region. These camps have been set up by Ethiopia's Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) and the UNHCR.
Kenyan Ethiopia Rivalry Goes to France
[CAJ News]Nairobi -THE long outstanding rivalry between Africa's two tradition long distance running nations, Kenya and Ethiopia, will play itself out at the Paris Marathon.
Govt Makes Great Strides in Poverty Reduction - World Bank
[Sudan Tribune]A new report released by the World Bank said Ethiopia had registered remarkable progress in eradicating poverty during the past decade.
IGAD Water Ministers' Meeting Opens in Addis Ababa
[Ethiopia Government]A Meeting of the Water Ministers of the member countries of the Intergovernmental Authority Development (IGAD) opened in Addis Ababa with a technical committee meeting on Tuesday (January 20). The Ministerial meeting followed on Wednesday.
Poverty in Ethiopia Has Dropped By 33 Percent Since 2000
[Ethiopia Government]The World Bank Group, in its latest Poverty Assessment, says poverty levels in Ethiopia have fallen from 44% in 2000 to 33% in 2011. This is the result of the strides made in the agriculture sector and investments made in basic services as well as the furtherance of an effective safety net policy.
Court Jails Three Britons Over Terror Charges
[Sudan Tribune]Addis Ababa -An Ethiopian court last week handed down prison terms to three British citizens convicted on terrorism-related charges.
Qatari Investors to Launch U.S. $500 Million Investment in Ethiopia
[Ethiopia Government]President Mulatu Teshome met with a Qatari business group led by Sheikh Fahad Ahmed M T Al Thani on Friday (January 16). The President said Qatari investors would benefit a lot by engaging in the Ethiopian market due to the countries' geographic proximity and underlined that the Government would consolidate support to investors who are keen to invest in Ethiopia.
Prime Minister Hailemariam to Participate in Egypt's Economic Conference
[Ethiopia Government]Ms. Faiza Abou El-Naga, Egypt's National Security Advisor to the President of Egypt, on a visit to Ethiopia last week, said on Friday (January 16) that Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn had been invited by the Government of Egypt to participate in an economic conference that will be held in March to support Egypt's economy.