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Ethiopian Diaspora urged to Increase Participation in Dev't

Addis Ababa April 16/2014 Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Tedros Adhanom called on the Ethiopian diaspora to further increase their participation in the country’s overall developmental endeavors. more
 
Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen attended the Global Partnership Conference held on 15 and 16 April, 2014 in Mexico City. The conference, which attracted more than 1,500 high ranking Ministers and experts was the first high –level meeting since the holding of the conference in Busan,South Korea in 2012. more

Ethiopian wins Best Airline of the Year Award in China

Addis Ababa, 16 April 2014 (WIC) -Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa, is won the Best Airline of the Year Award at MICE Magazine’s 7th Annual Award Ceremony held in Beijing, China on April 11, 2014.. more

Canada provides over 5.6 Million USD in Grant to Support Ethiopia’s Women Entrepreneurs

Addis Ababa, April 12, (WIC) – Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) has signed a 5.6 million USD grant (6.5 million Canadian dollar) with UNDP Ethiopia to build the entrepreneurial capacity of around twenty-five thousand Ethiopian women and female youth. . more
Dr. Tedros Adhanom attends the Commemoration of 20th anniversary of Rwandan Genocide (Apr 11, 2014)
The Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Rwanda Genocide was held on Friday (April 11) in Addis Ababa with the theme: "Remember, Unite, and Renew". The aim of the ceremony was a memorial to the nearly one million people who lost their lives in the 1994 Rwandan Genocide and applaud the commendable efforts of the people of Rwanda in their march towards a new, unified and prosperous country. more

A Proxy Campaign against Ethiopia?Response by GERD National Panel of Experts (Apr 11, 2014)

International River Network (IRN): GERD Panel of Experts Report: Big Questions Remain,Monday, March 31, 2014”

A Proxy Campaign against Ethiopia?

-Response by GERD National Panel of Experts

For so many years now the IRN, International River Network, this self-appointed “guardian” of all rivers of the world, has been leaving no stone unturned in its effort to subvert Ethiopia’s efforts to develop its water resources and lift its vast and growing population out of poverty.  This is manifested most glaringly in its incessant negative campaign against the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), initiated from the very first days when the idea of water resources development on the Abbay was floated, including even through the Nile Basin Initiative. more

Deputy Prime Minister for Finance and Economic Cluster opens Africa Investment Forum (Apr 09, 2014)
Dr. Debre-Tsion Gebre-Michael, Deputy Prime Minister for the Finance and Economic Cluster and Minister of Communications and Information Technology, opened the Africa Investment Forum on Tuesday (April 9) in Addis Ababa. more
Defense Ministry fully prepared to protect the GERD from attack (Apr 09, 2014)
Minister of Defence, Siraj Fegessa, giving the Ministry's six-month performance report to Parliament this week said the country was a policy of co-existence and development which had shown successful results. In implementing this policy, he said, the Ministry had signed bilateral agreements with 14 nations in military diplomacy.   more
Aster Mamo elected Deputy PM, Civil Service Minister
Addis Ababa, 8 April 2014 (WIC) – Aster Mamo was elected good governance reform cluster coordinator with the rank of deputy prime minister and minister of civil service.  more
 
“No Mediators between Ethiopia and Egypt on GERD Deliberations,” Ambassador Mohamoud Dirir (Mar 17, 2014)
Ethiopia’s Ambassador to Egypt, Ambassador Mohamoud Dirir, has underlined the importance of constructive dialogue as “the only alternative in order to maximize the benefits, which our peoples and the region can reap from the Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam.”  more
Ambassador Mulugeta presents credentials to South Africa’s President Zuma (Mar 17, 2014)
The Ethiopian Ambassador to South Africa, Ambassador Mulugeta Kelil, presented his credentials to the South African President, Jacob Zuma. Ambassador Mulugeta, who stressed that the two countries enjoyed a longstanding relation, underlined his determination to further strengthen this in the years to come.   more
Dr. Tedros holds talks with Spain’s Defense Minister (Mar 15, 2014)
Foreign Minister Dr. Tedros Adhanom held talks with Pedro Morenes ,Defence Minister of Spain today (March 15, 2014) at his offices.  The two side’s discussion focused on bilateral and regional matters. Dr. Tedros in his remarks expressed Ethiopia’s keen interest to further bolster its partnership with Spain and in various areas of cooperation. Speaking about peace and security of the Horn of Africa, Dr. Tedros highlighted the positive role Ethiopia is playing to pacify the region.    more
State Minister Ambassador Berhane holds talks with Norway’s Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan (Mar 15, 2014)
State Minister Ambassador Berhane Gebre-Christos received the Norwegian Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan on Friday (March 14). The Special Envoy expressed his appreciation to IGAD and to Ambassador Seyoum Mesfin’s continued commitment to mediation in the South Sudan crisis.   more
 Response To The US State Dept's Human Rights Country Report-2013 (PDF)
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Ethiopian Envoy to the US Addresses Ambassadors' Roundtable on Energy
News Release by the Ethiopian Embassy, Washington D.C, March 7, 2014
The government of Ethiopia has made the necessary preparations towards ensuring the smooth running of the US-Africa Energy Ministerial which will be held in Addis Ababa from June 3-4, 2014 under the theme "Catalyzing Sustainable Growth in Africa" which will be co-hosted by the Governments of Ethiopia and the US,  more
Ethiopia, Korea sign a Memorandum of Understanding on science and technology collaboration (Mar 03, 2014)
The Governments of Ethiopia and the Republic of Korea signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Addis Ababa to collaborate in science, technology and innovation activities on Wednesday (February 26).  more
Sudan and Ethiopia’s Defense Ministers agree to establish a joint border force (Mar 03, 2014)
At the conclusion of military technical committee meetings in Khartoum, Ethiopia and Sudan have agreed to form a joint force to patrol the border between the two countries.   more
Addis Light Rail Transit Project passes halfway mark
Addis Ababa, 3 March 2014 (WIC) - Addis Ababa’s Electrified Light Rail Transit project has passed the halfway mark with 56 per cent of the project completed, said the Ethiopian Railways Corporation, a government entity entrusted to oversee the construction of modern railways infrastructure in the country. more
The High Level Committee on Post 2015 Development Agenda holds a meeting in Ndjamena (Mar 01, 2014)
The High Level Committee of Heads of State and Governments on the Post 2015 Development Agenda held a meeting yesterday(February 28,2013) in Ndjamena, Chad.  more
Prime Minister Hailemaraim attends Nigeria’s centenary celebration (Mar 01, 2014)
The centenary celebration of Nigeria was held on Thursday (   February, 27, 2013) in the capital Abuja. The centenary celebration marked the amalgamation of the northern and southern British protectorates forming the state of Nigeria in 1914.  more
Dr. Tedros recommends Ethiopia as a center for health research, development
Addis Ababa, 20 February 2014 (WIC) - Dr. Tedros Adhanom met a delegation headed by Dr. Doylin Oluwole, executive director of the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon (PRRR) program of the George W. Bush Presidential Institute on Wednesday (February 19).  .more
World Bank supports road improvements, maintenance in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, 20 February 2014 (WIC) ¬-The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors yesterday approved funds to help Ethiopia upgrade the country's road system, strengthen road maintenance and reduce travel time along inter-regional corridors..more

Ethiopian wins GOLD Boeing Performance Excellence Award
Addis Ababa, 20 February 2014 (WIC) - Ethiopian Airlines announce that it has received the 2013 "GOLD Level Boeing Performance Excellence Award" for its outstanding performance at the Wire Kits Harness Manufacturing Plant.   more
Kenya, Somalia vow to eliminate Al-Shabaab
Addis Ababa, 20 February 2014 (WIC) - The Governments of Kenya and the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia renewed their commitment to the fight against Al-Shabaab and the elimination of terrorism from the region on Wednesday.  more
Meeting of Eastern Africa Defense, Security Council in Nairobi
Addis Ababa, 20 February 2014 (WIC) - The 15th Session of the Committee of the Defense and Security Council of Eastern Africa held in Nairobi last week (February 13-15) ended on Saturday.  more
Dr. Tedros participates in the London Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade (Feb 13, 2014)
The London Conference aims at agreeing a high level political commitment to take urgent action to tackle illegal wildlife trade. It also aims to tackle three interlinked aspects of illegal wildlife trade: strengthen law enforcement and the criminal justice system, reduce demand for illegal wildlife products and support the development of sustainable livelihoods for communities affected by illegal wildlife trade.  .more
State Minister Dewano Kedir meets Russian business delegation (Feb 13, 2014)
State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dewano Kedir has held a meeting with a Russian delegation headed by Alexander Saltanov, Vice-President of Russian Railways (RZD). .more
Former South Sudan detainees arrive in Addis Ababa for mediated South Sudan talks (Feb 13, 2014)
The seven SPLM leaders, previously detained in Juba, arrived in Addis Ababa last night from Kenya at the invitation of the IGAD Special Envoys to participate in the second phase of the political talks on South Sudan between the South Sudan Government and the SPLM/A-in-Opposition.    more
The AU-EU Energy Partnership meeting in Addis Ababa this week (Feb 13, 2014)
The Second High Level Meeting of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership opened in Addis Ababa on Tuesday (February 11) hosted jointly by the Ethiopian government and the African Union Commission (AUC).    more
USAID and the Ministry of Health launch a program for Strengthening Ethiopia’s Urban Health (Feb 13, 2014)
The U.S Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with Ethiopia’s Federal Ministry of Health, on Wednesday (February 12) launched the Strengthening Ethiopia’s Urban Health Program.    more
 
Prime Minister Hailemariam on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project (Feb 11, 2014)
Prime Minister Hailemariam told local and foreign journalists on Monday (February 10) that Ethiopia and Egypt had no other option except dialogue and negotiation to provide a win-win solution over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project.   more
AGOA Ambassadors' Working Group Testifies before the United States International Trade Commission
/ News Release by the Embassy of Ethiopia, Washington D.C. January 15, 2014 /
Ambassador Girma Birru, Special Envoy and Ambassador Extra-ordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ethiopia to the US, who is currently the co-chair of the AGOA Ambassadors' Working Group in Washington DC, testified yesterday on issues relating to the reauthorization of African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and shared his perspective before the United States International Trade Commission which is conducting various investigations on the topic. .more
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