Panel Discussion on Historic Ethiopia and Israel relationship Held (Oct 08, 2015)

The American University Center for Israel Studies organized a panel discussion on the Historic Ethiopia and Israel relationship at chancery of Embassy of Ethiopia on Oct 08, 2015. Mr. Misgina Tesfay, Minister Counselor at the Embassy of Ethiopia, delivered a welcoming speech on behalf of H.E Ambassador Girma Birru. In his speech, Mr. Misgina underscored the long standing Ethio-Israel relationships that has developed from people to people relations in to strategic partnership. He further noted the need to strengthen the wide range of relationships in areas of Agricultural technological support, Trade and investment cooperation, and security.more

President Mulatu calls for concerted efforts to sustain economic growth (Oct 05, 2015)
FDRE President, Dr. Mulatu Teshome, has called for concerted efforts towards sustaining the nation's rapid economic growth over the coming five years. The President made the call at the joint inaugural session of the fifth round of the Ethiopian House of People's Representatives (HPR) and House of Federation (HoF) on Monday. more
The Prime Minister and House Speakers elected at the opening of the new parliamentary session (Oct 05, 2015)
On the occasion of the new parliamentary session, the House has re-elected Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and elected House Speakers of the House of the Peoples’ Representative (HPR) and the House of Federation (HoF), today (October 5, 2015). Ato Abadula Gemeda and Shitaye Menale are also re-elected as Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the House of Peoples’ Representative. At the morning’s opening session of the House of Federation, Ato Yalew Abate and Ato Mohammed Reshid were elected as Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the House of Federation respectively. more
Muktar Urges Oromo People to Protect Historical, Cultural Heritages (Oct 05, 2015)
Oromia State Chief Administrator Muktar Kedir called on the Oromo people yesterday to protect their historical and cultural heritages. The remark was made at the Irrecha annual ritual ceremony held to celebrate the transition from the rainy and dark season to the bright one. Muktar said encouraging results have been registered in cultivating and preserving the culture and rituals of the Oromo. The Irrecha festival, as part of Geda system, is expected to get registered in UNESCO World Heritage list, according to the chief administrator. The regional government has been carrying out various activities which would enable the new generation to inherit and preserve the historical and cultural heritages of the Oromo people. Besides, the festival has helped the country, particularly Oromia state, to generate income through attracting tourists,he noted. more
Ethiopian Plans 'Mega-Airport' project (Oct 03, 2015)
Ethiopia's Government is planning to give the country a massive new international airport. To be located in or somewhere around Addis Ababa, the airport would have the capacity to handle 120 million passengers a year. In comparison, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport – currently the world’s-busiest – handled just over 96 million passengers in 2014. more
IMF commends Ethiopia's strong macroeconomic performance (Oct 02, 2015)
The IMF Executive Board has concluded 2015 Article IV Consultation with Ethiopia commending the country for its strong performance in the macroeconomic sphere. "Ethiopia's recent macroeconomic performance has continued to be strong overall," the report from the consultation read also mentioning some domestic and external vulnerabilities. The IMF directors revealed that Ethiopia’s economic growth in 2014/15 was supported by booming manufacturing and construction sectors. Generally, sound macroeconomic policies and the government's efforts to improve infrastructure and attract foreign direct investment received appreciation in the final report which also indicated a favorable economic outlook and the country’s significant potential. They also agreed that Ethiopia's fiscal policy has been prudent and appropriately pro-poor. more
Ethiopia, Djibouti agree on Blackstone-backed fuel pipeline (Sep 30, 2015)
Ethiopia and Djibouti signed an agreement for a $1.55 billion fuel pipeline with developers Mining, Oil & Gas Services and Blackstone Group LP-backed Black Rhino Group. The two countries in the Horn of Africa signed framework agreements on Tuesday for construction of the 550-kilometer (340-mile) line to transport diesel, gasoline and jet fuel from port access in Djibouti to central Ethiopia, the companies said. more
High Level Meeting pledges to scale up and modernize peacekeeping Missions (Sep 30, 2015)
A high Level meeting on peacekeeping to pledge new commitments and strengthen existing capabilities takes place on the sidelines of the annual high level debate of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Monday (September 28, 2015). The summit was attended by leaders of more than 50 countries during which they affirmed to scale up their contributions to peacekeeping operations in various conflict zones across the globe. more
Ethiopian Airlines goes online (Sep 30, 2015)
One of the most successful airlines in the continent, Ethiopian airlines, has started providing an online check-in service for all its flights. The online check-in system is said to avoid the lengthy lines passengers used to make on international flights by checking the web system from 48 hours to 2 hours before departure. more
Prime Minister HaileMariam Desalegn meets President El-Sisi in New York (Sep 30, 2015)
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn holds bilateral talks with Egypt's President El-Sisi on Tuesday (September 29), on the sidelines of the United Nations 70th General Assembly in New York. On the discussion, the two heads of states focused on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, Climate Change and the coming negotiation in Paris, the fight against terrorism and violent extremism. Prime Minister Hailemariam said that the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is a symbol of cooperation between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia and that the main goal of the dam is to combat poverty and thereby realize development and prosperity. more
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn addresses the General Assembly debate (Sep 29, 2015)
The general debate of the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly was opened on Monday (September 28) by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. The Secretary-General told the Assembly that with the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the international community was poised to reach higher, broader, and deeper. He said: ''You, the world’s leaders, have committed to leave no one behind," and praised the Assembly for its towering achievement, urging them to do more by coming to a robust agreement on climate change. Confronted with the risk of temperatures rising above the 2°C threshold, the international community must, he said, work in synergy and get the Green Climate Fund up and running. more
Ethiopia honored with South-South Award (Sep 28, 2015)
Ethiopia received the South-South Awards on Saturday for its achievements in implementing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of eight anti-poverty targets that expire in 2015. The South-South Awards honors distinguished countries, individuals and organizations that embody transformative sustainable development worldwide, particularly in the areas of poverty reduction, education advancement and humanitarian impact. more
Ethiopian Orthodox Church followers celebrate 'Demera' colorfully (Sep 28, 2015)
Ethiopian Orthodox Church followers across the nation celebrated Demera, the tradition of burning bonfires on the eve of the anniversary of Meskel (finding of the true cross) yesterday colorfully. The festival, in particular, was observed in Addis Ababa at Meskel Square in the presence of followers, clerics and tourists, including Patriarch of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Tawadros II, and Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Abune Mathias I. more
PM Hailemariam leaves for New York (Sept 22, 2015)
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has left for New York to attend the United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are set for adoption by the 193 UN member states during the three-day high-level meeting of the General Assembly. more
Gov’t providing aid to El Nino-affected areas (Sept 22, 2015)
The government has been exerting efforts to cope with the El Nino phenomenon that occurred in some parts of Ethiopia by providing food aid and fodder to the affected areas, Minister for Government Communication Affairs Office (GCAO) has said. more
Addis light rail commences operation (Sept 21, 2015)
Part of the Addis Ababa light rail project stretching from north to south part of the capital, from Georgis to Kaliti, commenced operation on Sunday. Construction of the Addis Ababa Light Rail Transit (AA-LRT) that has been underway by China Railway Group (CREC) with 475 million U.S. dollars was launched two years ago. more
Ethiopia to manufacture automobiles for the first time (Sept 22, 2015)
Ethiopia is set to manufacture automobiles, as well as some military hardware, the head of the Ethiopian Power Engineering Industry (EPEI) said. EPEI General Manager Major Assefa Yohannes said that production would begin within two months. more
The World Bank approves $600 million to support access to basic services in Ethiopia (Sep 16, 2015)
The World Bank Group on Wednesday (September 16) approved a US$600 million fund to support Ethiopia’s continued efforts in improving equitable access to basic services. The Board of Executive Directors announced that the fund would also be used to reinforce accountability systems at the decentralized level. According to the recent Poverty Assessment Report of the World Bank Group, Ethiopia's impressive record in reducing poverty has been backed by improving access to basic services like education and health. more
10 US firms discussing with Ethiopian officials, businesses (Sep 15, 2015)
A workshop organized by the U.S. Commercial Service in Ethiopia in collaboration with Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce was launched on Monday (September 14) in Addis Ababa. Representatives from ten U.S. firms are meeting one-on-one with representatives and officials from over 70 Ethiopian businesses and public sector entities to discuss exports, partnerships, and investment. more
Ethiopia likely to return to the international capital market (Sep 15, 2015)
Ethiopia raised US$1 billion with a debut Eurobond in December last year. A Spokesperson for the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development said on Monday (September 14) that it was very likely that Ethiopia would return to the international capital market to help fund infrastructural projects after a new government is announced in October when the new Parliament, elected at the national democratic elections in May, holds its first sitting. more
Ethiopians celebrating New Year (Sept 12, 2015)
Ethiopians across the nation are celebarting the New year. The Ethiopian New Year falls in September 11 or 12 in a leap year at the end of the rainy season. The day is called Enkutatash meaning the "gift of jewels." more
President calls on Ethiopians to exert more effort for attainment of GTP-II (Sept 11, 2015)
President Mulatu Teshome on Friday urged all Ethiopians to exert more effort in order to successfully attain the Second Growth and Transformation Plan. Wishing the peoples of Ethiopia a peaceful and prosperous year, the president said this New Year is special as it is the end of the First Growth and Transformation Plan that registered encouraging results and the beginning of the carefully planned second GTP. more
Premier calls for joint efforts for Ethiopia's renaissance (Sept 11, 2015)
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has called on Ethiopians to join hands in the New Year to fight against poverty and attain Ethiopia's renaissance. All efforts will be made to restore the ancient glory of Ethiopian and achieve its renaissance, he said. The Premier was speaking at the 2008 Ethiopian New Year eve celebration held at the Millennium Hall. more
Gov’t will work tirelessly to address good governance challenges: Premier (Sept 11, 2015)
Taking it as a means for survival, the government will work tirelessly to bring about good governance, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said. Sustaining the economic growth and ensuring the benefits of the people are the primary targets in the second Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP-II) period, the Premier said while responding to questions collected by FBC from the public. more
Power projects to transform Ethiopia's economy (Sep 09, 2015)
Ethiopia's gigantic hydro power projects could transform electricity supply not just to this country but, for much of east Africa. Ethiopian power projects will also said to transform country's economy when they become fully operational. There are huge development projects in Ethiopia, and those projects demand electricity. more
Prime Minister Hailemariam concludes China visit (Sep 09, 2015)
Two fora on the themes of China-Ethiopia Production Capacity Cooperation have taken place this week on Monday and Tuesday (September 7 and 8) in Guangzhou and Dongguan cities in Guangdong Provincial State. These were the concluding fora of the eight day visit of the high-level Ethiopian delegation led by Prime Minister Hailemariam. more
Ethiopia plans to build over 100,000-km of roads in GTP-II (Sep 09, 2015)
Ethiopia plans to build more than 100,000 kilometers of roads in the second Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP-II) period. Ethiopia's total road coverage now stands at 105,000 km and this figure will be improved to 205,000 kilometers over the coming five years, Workneh Gebeyehu, Transport Minister, told FBC. more
Ethiopians and Ethiopian origins residing in Boston Celebrate Diaspora Day and Fourth anniversary of Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam /GERD/ (Aug 31, 2015)
Ethiopians and Ethiopian origins residing in Boston and its vicinities have colorfully celebrated the First Diaspora Day and the 4th Anniversary Day of the founding of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in Boston, MA., on Saturday, August 29, 2015. more
EPRDF's 10th Congress kicks off in Mekele (Aug 28, 2015)
The 10th Organizational Congress of the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) Kicked off in Mekele town, Tigray regional state today. The four-day congress attracted a total of 1,500 participants, including 250 from the Front's member organizations. Prayer in memory of the martyrs was held at the opening of the congress, followed by a cultural dance by nations and nationalities of Ethiopia. more
S. Sudan President Kiir signs peace deal (Aug 26, 2015)
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has signed a peace deal with rebels after a threat of sanctions from the UN. He told those gathered for the signing ceremony in the capital, Juba, that he had "reservations" about how the mediation was conducted and some of the clauses in the compromise deal. Rebel leader Riek Machar signed the deal last week but Mr Kiir refused. more
A Solemn Observance in Memoriam of the Late PM Meles Zenawi held by Diaspora Ethiopians in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area (Aug 21, 2015)
The third anniversary of the passing away of the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi was observed in a Somber memoriam held in the premises of the Chancery of the Embassy of Ethiopia in Washington D.C. with a congregation of Ethiopians and Ethiopian-Americans on Thursday August 20, 2015. During the event it was remembered that the extra-ordinary undertakings of the visionary leader have put the nation and its people on an unshakable and solid ground.. It was underlined that the late PM Meles was the initiator of a developmental state in Africa which modus operandi has effectively transformed the dwindling economy of Ethiopia into a robust and ever burgeoning economy registering a galloping two- digit growth for more than a decade. His outstanding deeds have earned him wide acclaim by Ethiopians and foreign dignitaries from all hooks and nooks of the nation and abroad,, it was underscored. more

For the first time, hundreds of Ethiopians and American- Ethiopians have celebrated the Diaspora Day at the auditorium of the Chancery of the Ethiopian Embassy with fun and fanfare. While addressing members of the Ethiopian community Head of Public Diplomacy and Communications Department Tesfaye Wolde, representing Ambassador Girma Birru, revealed that the Ethiopian government's readiness to combat ill practices in order for the Diaspora to discharge its part in investment ventures. more

Prime Minster Hailemariam addresses the closing ceremony of the National Diaspora Day (Aug 17, 2015)
The closing ceremony of the 1st Ethiopian Diaspora Day was celebrated with various festivals at the Millennium Hall on Sunday (August 16, 2015). The closing ceremony included a keynote address by H. E Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn, opening Remarks by H. E Foreign Minister Dr. Tedros Adhanom, handing over certificates of recognition to members of the Diaspora for their significant contributions in various sectors of development, and various cultural music performances among others. In his address Prime Minister Hailemariam welcomed the Diaspora, congratulated them for their active engagement in the Diaspora day and addressed issues related to developments taking place in Ethiopia. more

Ambassador Girma Receives "Business Champion of the Year Award" (Aug 14, 2015)

Girma Birru, Ethiopian Ambassador to the United States, received the "Business Champion of the Year Award" for his work in assisting the Diaspora, The Daily Monitor reported. Ambassador Girma received the award at a ceremony held at Sheraton Addis Hotel yesterday, August 13, 2015, in the evening. more
Renew, a US-based advisory firm linking Ethiopian Enterprises with US investors (Aug 14, 2015)
An American impact investment advisory firm, that works with a network of Angel investors, Renew, is working to solve the financial challenges faced by the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Ethiopia by linking them with US-based investors. Renew works with Angel investors’ network that targets to make not just financial returns, but also bring about social and environmental development. more
Diaspora festival helps change misperceptions: Ambassadors (Aug 13, 2015)
First Diaspora festival which will last for five days starting from today will help Ethiopians living abroad get a clear picture about the ongoing development, ambassadors said. Ethiopians living abroad have started to return home to participate on the first ever Diaspora festival and see the ongoing activities that are leading the nation to development for themselves. more
Ethiopian diaspora festival kicks off (Aug 12, 2015)
The first Ethiopian National Diaspora festival kicks off here in Addis Ababa, Millenium hall President Mulatu Teshome called for Ethiopian diasporas living in different countries across the globe to invest their knowledge, experience and finance in their home country. The president said, Ethiopian government has enacted diaspora policy before 2 years to enhance diasporas participation in development activities. President Mulatu also said, Ethiopian government will provide necessary support for diasporas investing in the country. Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom on his part said, the aim of the diaspora day is to enable Ethiopian diasporas to play their role in the county’s renaissance. more
Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya agree to cooperate to solve South Sudan crisis (Aug 11, 2015)
IGAD member countries agreed to cooperate to solve South Sudan crisis. Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Ugandan President Yuweri Museveni and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta discussed South Sudan crisis in Uganda, Entebbe. According to the agreement, IGAD and UN peace keepers will be deployed to South Sudan. more
Ethiopia's comprehensive economic reform program, an example to eradicate poverty (Aug 11, 2015)
As we approach the deadline of the millennium development goals (MDGs), we can observe that significant progress has been made toward achieving this set of targets over the last decade. The latest State of Food Insecurity in the World report shows that a total of 72 developing countries out of 129 have reached the MDG 1c hunger target and, for the developing regions as a whole, the prevalence of undernourishment, along with the proportion of underweight children under five years of age, have declined. more
Ethiopians continue to arrive in Addis for the first Diaspora festival (Aug 08, 2015)
Members of the Ethiopian Diaspora have continued to arrive in Addis Ababa to attend the five-day Diaspora Day festivals. Thousands of Ethiopian diasporas arrived in Ethiopia are filling forms at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Addis Ababa to attend the event. more
President Mulatu Calls on Oromo Diaspora to Contribute to Dev't of Nation (Aug 08, 2015)
President Mulatu Teshome called on the Oromo Diaspora yesterday to work hard to develop their nation with the knowledge, technology and experience they have. Speaking at the concluding ceremony of the visit of the Omoro Diaspora at Aba Geda Hall in Adama, the president said a lot is expected from the diaspora in the development of the country by working in collaboration with the public and the government. more
Opening ceremony of the Oromia Diaspora Festival celebrated at the AU Headquarters (Aug 03, 2015)
The opening ceremony of the Oromo Diaspora Festival celebrated at the AU Headquarters on Monday, August 03, 2015. The festival, the first of its kind gathered many of the members of the Oromo Diaspora. The event was attended by H.E Hailemariam Dessalegne, Prime minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, H.E Abadula Gemeda, the Speaker of the House of Peoples’ Representatives, H.E Muktar Kedir, President of Oromia Regional State, Aster Mamo, Minister of the Civil Service, Ambassadors and many dignitaries. Prime Minster Hailemariam Dessalegne expressed his gratitude for the members of the Oromo Diaspora for their presence and keen interest to take part in the event to bring a holistic change in the development process of their country. more
Ethiopian government supports Diasporas investing in the country - Ethiopian Prime Minister (Aug 03, 2015)
The Oromia Diaspora festival was opened on Sunday evening in Oromo cultural hall, and officially opend by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Monday in African Union hall. Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on the occasion said, Diasporas should invest in their home country, and his government will provide necessary support for Diasporas investing in the country. more
Oromia Diaspora festival kicks off (Aug 03, 3015)
Oromia Diaspora festival kicks off in Oromo cultural hall, here in Addis Ababa (Finfinnee), according to GCAO. Oromia regional state president Muktar Kadir on the opening of the festival said, the aim of the festival is to create the stage on which members of Oromo communities living across the globe discuss issues of their country in general and their region in particular. more
Obama ends Ethiopia visit (July 28, 2015)
US president Barak Obama ended his three day visit to Ethiopia. In his stay in Addis Ababa, the president is received in the Ethiopian government palace for state dinner where he visited 'Lucy' ancient ancestor of human beings. The president also visited US supported Faffa food factory. On the last day of his visit to Ethiopia, he addressed the African Union, with tough messages on presidents term limits, women education, South Sudan conflict, Africa's peace, investment and democracy among others. His official plane, the Air Force One, took off from the Bole International Airport.
Africa and its people helped to shape America - President Obama (July 28, 2015)
US president Barak Obama addresse the 54 memebr body, African Union. Obama is the first US president to do so. "I stand before you as a proud American and I also stand before you as a son of an African. Africa and its people helped to shape America and allowed it to become the nation that it is". Obama said. more
Obama visits US supported Faffa food factory (July 28, 2015)
Barack Obama toured a U.S. supported Faffa food factory in Ethiopia on Tuesday on the last leg of an Africa trip, according to Reuters. more
US stands with Ethiopia - President Obama (July 27, 2015)
Prime Minister Hailemariam and President Obama addressed development, investment, human rights and security issues in their 50-minute press conference in Addis Ababa today. more
'That's Amazing': Obama Meets Ancient Ancestor 'Lucy' on Ethiopia Trip (July 27, 2015)
(NBC News) - President Barack Obama came to Africa partly to connect with the continent of his forefathers. On Monday, he met an ancestor of an altogether different kind: "Lucy," the 3.2 million-year-old partial skeleton of a hominid discovered in Ethiopia. "That's amazing," president said of the bones, which were brought specially for him to view from a museum to the National Palace, where he was attending a state dinner. more
Obama commends IGAD, AU for their steadfast push for a lasting solution to the South Sudan conflict (July 27, 2015)
US President Barak Obama and East African leaders discussed South Sudan peace process in Addis Ababa on Monday. During the Addis summit, US President Barack Obama commended the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the African Union for their steadfast push for a lasting solution to the South Sudan conflict. more
Electric Power, Corbetti Geothermal Company Sign Power Purchase Agreement (July 27, 2015)
Ethiopian Electric Power and the Corbetti Geothermal Company have signed a Power Purchase Agreement for the first 500 megawatts. The four billion USD that generates 1,000 MW by Corbetti geothermal plant will be built in two stages within 8 to10 years. Upon completion, it will be Africa’s largest geothermal facility, it was learned. During the signing ceremony today, Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Electric Power, Azeb Asnake said Ethiopia is willing and desires to interconnect each power system and share the electric power by creating market. more
Obama praises Ethiopia over fight against al-Shabab (July 27, 2015)
US President Barack Obama has praised Ethiopia as an "outstanding partner" in the fight against militant Islamists. Its troops had played a key role in weakening the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group in Somalia, Mr Obama said. He was speaking after talks with Ethiopia's PM Hailemariam Desalegn, during the first ever visit by a US president to the East African state. more
President Obama Welcomed at National Palace (July 27, 2015)
US president Barak Obama welcomed by military band in the Ethiopian government palace colorfully. The Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn welcomed Mr. Obama and a military band played the national anthem upon his arrival. He arrived at Addis Ababa's National Palace for talks with government officials. A news conference will follow his visit to the palace. more
President Obama lands in Ethiopia (July 26, 2015)
US president Barak Obama Arrived in Bole International AirPort to visit Ethiopia, the home of African Union. Obama is received colorfully by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and by higher officials of the Ethiopian government. more
"Ethiopia Rising": High level event held in Addis Ababa (Jul 14, 2015)
A High-level Side Event entitled "Ethiopia Rising: Determined to become a Carbon Neutral Middle Income Manufacturing Hubby 2025" was held today (July 14) at Sheraton Addis Hotel, in Addis Ababa. The High Level event was one of the most important events held on the sidelines of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development and chaired by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. The High Level event was also attended by Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank. Private sector views from Mr. Zemedeneh Negatu, Ernst and Young Managing Partner for Ethiopia and Ms. Bethelehem Tilahun, Founder and Executive Director of Sole Rebels were presented on the business opportunities and environments in Ethiopia. more
Obama's visit to Ethiopia will strengthen mutual interests - Ambassador Girma (Jul 10, 2015)
U.S. President Barak Obama's planned visit to Ethiopia will strengthen mutual interests, according to Ambassador Girma Biru. The Ethiopian Ambassador to the United States of America and non-residential Ambassador to Mexico and Jamaica told Ethiopia Media Network (EMN) that President Obama's visit will be the first time a sitting U.S. president comes to Ethiopia in the 112 years diplomatic relations between two countries. This underscores bilateral relations between the two countries have reached new heights. more
US Pledges to Support Ethiopia's Climate Resilient Green Economy Strategy (Jul 10, 2015)
The United States joined yesterday Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom by signing a Communique to support Ethiopia's initiative in implementing its Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) strategy. During the signing ceremony, Environment and Forestry Minister Belete Tafere said Ethiopia is making an encouraging progress in economic development and contributing to combating climate change. more
Ethiopia Continued to See Double Digit Growth - World Bank (Jul 10, 2015)
Ethiopia continued to see double digit growth, though 90 percent of the GDP is driven by agriculture and other services, according to the World Bank's latest Ethiopia Economic Update report. more
Strong Diplomatic Ties between the United States and Ethiopia (Jul 06, 2015)
U.S. Ambassador Patricia M. Haslach, to Ethiopia and Ambassador Reuben Brigety, U.S. Ambassador to the African Union and Permanent Representative of the United States to UNECA, hosted a reception to celebrate the 239th anniversary of American Independence. more
Ethiopian Offers Airfare Discount for Passengers Traveling to Celebrate Diaspora Day (Jul 01, 2015)
The Ethiopian Airlines has offered 10 percent air-ticket discount for Ethiopians and foreigners of Ethiopian origin who travel to the country to celebrate the first Ethiopian Diaspora Day that will be marked from August 12-16, 2015. The passengers can also carry luggage which weighs more than 30 kilogram, it was learned. Ticket could be purchased from the first of July to the 15th, according to the statement of the airline. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs believes that the Ethiopian Diaspora Day would enable Ethiopians and foreigners of Ethiopian origin to get sufficient information about their country. It has also urged Ethiopians and foreigners of Ethiopian origin residing abroad to actively participate in the country's inclusive development. more
Macroeconomic outlook for Ethiopia in GTP II (Jul 01, 2015)
Public discussions on the second Growth and Transformation Plan are being held across the nation. The second Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II) has established an 11% annual economic growth objective over the coming five years. In addition, the plan states as its objective the structural transformation of the economy while maintaining macroeconomic stability. more
Successful policy implementation key for first GTP achievements: DPM Demeke (Jun 30, 2015)
Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen said that the successful policy and strategy implementation has significant contribution in achieving goals in the first Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP). Demeke made the remark at a youth forum held in Bahir Dar town yesterday to evaluate performance of the first GTP period and gather inputs for the second GTP period. more
..... The second bill offers even more support for American workers.  It renews and expands the trade adjustment assistance program, which provides job training and other assistance to tens of thousands of American workers every year.  It gives us new tools to help American steelworkers and folks in other critical industries fight against unfair practices by other countries.  It also reauthorizes AGOA, the African Growth and Opportunity Act, which has had strong bipartisan support for many years now, and which helps open up markets in Africa to American businesses while making it easier for African businesses to sell their products in America.  And we’re extending a similar program to Haiti, and renewing support for other development -- developing economies through what’s known as the Generalized System of Preferences. (more)

Ethiopian Airlines Commences Direct Flights to Dublin and Los Angeles (Jun 20, 2015)

Ethiopian Airlines has started the continent's first ever direct flights to Dublin and Los Angeles on June 20, 2015. On the inauguration ceremony held at the Los Angeles International Airport / LAX /, Ambassador Girma Birru, Special Envoy and Ambassador Extra-Ordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Us, Mexico and Jamaica expressed his felicitation for the start of the flight which he said will widen and strengthen the already mature and cordial relations between Ethiopia and the US. more

President Obama will travel to Ethiopia for bilateral meetings with the Government of Ethiopia (Jun 19, 2015)
In late July, President Obama will travel to Ethiopia for bilateral meetings with the Government of Ethiopia and with the leadership of the African Union. This visit, which will follow the President's travel to Kenya, will build on the success of the August 2014 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit by strengthening ties with our African partners and highlighting America's longstanding commitment to investing in Africa. This will be the first visit of a sitting U.S. President to Ethiopia and to the African Union headquarters, underscoring our efforts to work with the countries and citizens of sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate economic growth, strengthen democratic institutions, and improve security. more
Dr Tedros meets the YALI 2015 Fellows from Ethiopia (Jun 18, 2015)
Foreign Minister Dr Tedros Adhanom on Wednesday (June 17) met with the 13 Ethiopians selected for the 2015 Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Mandela Washington Fellows Program. The meeting was attended by Ambassador Taye Atskeselassie, Director-General of American Affairs, and Ambassador Mule Tarekegni, Chief of the Cabinet Office at the Ministry. more
Ethiopia's economy is on a fast lane of growth - IMF (Jun 17, 2014)
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Ethiopia is registering rapid economic growth. An IMF delegation today met and discussed cooperation on sustainable economic development in Ethiopian with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. more
Ethiopian Airlines Announces Order for Six 787 Dreamliners (Jun 17, 2014)
Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines today announced an order for six 787-8 Dreamliner at the Paris Air Show. The order was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing's Orders and Deliveries website. The Dreamliners complement the airline's existing 13 787s currently operating in the fleet and are part of Ethiopian's long-term strategy to increase capacity and provide greater route flexibility to and from its hub in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. more
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የቤቶች ልማት ፕሮግራምን በሁለም ክልሎች በመቅረፅ የማስፈፀሚያ መመሪያ አዘጋጅተው ባጠናቀቁ
የትግራይ፣ አማራ፣ ኦሮሚያ፣ ደቡብ፣ ሃረሪ፣ ሶማሌ፣ ጋምቤላ ክልሎችና የድሬዳዋ ከተማ አስተዳደር
በማህበራት በመደራጀት የመመዝገብ ሥራ እንዲጀመር ከውጭ ጉዳይ ሚኒስቴር ተገልፆልናል፡፡
በመሆኑም ከሚያዚያ 12 ቀን 2007 ዓ.ም. ጀምሮ ምዝገባውን በኢትዮጵያ ኤምባሲ የምናከናውን መሆኑን
እየገለፅን በመመሪያዎቹ መሠረት አስፈላጊውን መስፈርት በማሟላት መመዝገብ የምትችሉ መሆኑን

የኢትዮጵያ ኤምባሲ
ዋሽንግተን ዲሲ

የምዝገባ መሰረታዊ መረጃዎች

የምዝገባ የተጠቃለለ መረጃ

የባንክ አካውንት ለመክፈት ማመልከቻ ቅፅ

የየክልሎችን ዝርዝር መረጃዎች ከዚህ በታች ይመልከቱ

የአማራ ክልል የአፈጻጸም መመሪያ
ደቡብ ብሄር ብሄረሰቦች እና ህዝቦች ክልል የአፈጻጸም መመሪያ 
  የቤቶች ዋጋ
የኦሮሚያ ክልል የአፈጻጸም መመሪያ
የትግራይ ክልል የአፈጻጸም መመሪያ
  የመተዳደሪያ ደንብ 
የድሬዳዋ ከተማ መስተዳድር የአፈጻጸም መመሪያ 
  የመተዳደሪያ ደንብ 
የጋምቤላ ክልል የአፈጻጸም መመሪያ
  የመተዳደሪያ ደንብ
የሶማሌ ክልል የአፈጻጸም መመሪያ
  የመተዳደሪያ ደንብ
የሀረሪ ክልል የመተዳደሪያ ደንብ
የቤኒሻንጉል ጉሙዝ ክልል የአፈጻጸም መመሪያ

Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn Addressing the UN General Assembly Debate (Sep 28, 2015)

Press Conference on Current Affairs (EL NINO, TPDM, Eriteria and other Issues)

Addis Ababa Light Rail Service Inagurration (Sep 20, 2015)

Amb. Girma Birru's Message for the Ethiopian New Year 2008

GERD 4th Year Anniversary, Boston, MA (Aug 29, 2015)

Celebration of Ethiopian Diaspora Day at Embassy of Ethiopia, Washington, D.C. (Aug 15, 2015)


Prime Minister Hailemariam's speech on Ethiopian Diaspora Day (Aug 16, 2015)

Dr. Tedros Adhanom's Interview with CNN about President Obama's visit to Ethiopia (July 28, 2015)

PM Hailemariam Desalegn and President Obama Joint Press Conference at Ethiopian National Palace, Addis Ababa, July 27, 2015

President Obama's Remarks at the African Union (July 28, 2015)

President Obama Delivers a Toast to Prime Minister Hailemariam (July 27, 2015)

President Obama Arrives at Bole Int. Airport Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - July 26, 2015

Amb. Girma Birru's Interview about President Obama's Visit to Ethiopia

Ethiopia - The Land of Renaissance

አምባሳደር ግርማ ብሩ በችካጎ ከተማ ከሚገኙ የዲያስፖራ ኮሚዩኒቲ አባላት እና የተቃዋሚ ፓርቲ ደጋፊዎች ለተነሱ ጥያቄዎች የሰጡት ምላሽ (June06, 2015)

Talk to Al Jazeera - Hailemariam Desalegn: Democracy 'not only an election'

Interview on Diaspora Housing Program - TG TV

EMN - Interview with Government Communication Affairs Minister Ato Redwan Hussien, Washington, D.C.

Love Letter to Ethiopia - Coffee professionals share their love for ethiopian coffee

EthioTube Exclusive - Interview with Ambassador Girma Birru - April 25, 2015

Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman meets Dr. Tedros Adhanom (Apr 16, 2014)

Documentary showing the 4th year Status of GERD

Setup guide to watch EBC on Roku

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