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Ethiopian Receives First Boeing 737 MAX (July 03, 2018)
The Ethiopian Airlines announced that it has received the first of 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets With the MAX, Ethiopian will be able to achieve a double-digit improvement in fuel efficiency and provide passengers with a more comfortable experience, a release the airline sent to ENA said. In Ethiopian's configuration, its 737 MAX 8 will seat 160 passengers. more
Ethio-American Doctors Group Providing Training for Compatriots (July 03, 2018)
Ethio-American Doctors Group (EADG) said it would seek to create continuous professional development programs for Ethiopian health professionals. A two-day training organized in the collaboration of Ministry of Health and Ethiopian Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology under the theme "current issues in medicine and surgery" opened here today. EADG Board Chairman, Professor Girma Tefera said "our group seeks to establish annual training program to improve the quality of health service." The program will focus on clinical training, joint research activities, transfer of knowledge and experience with professionals, he added. more
Pope Francis hails recent step by Ethiopia and Ethiopia to normalize relations (July 02, 2018)
Pope Francis is hailing the "good news" that Ethiopia and Eritrea are willing to discuss peace prospects for what has been one of Africa's longest-running conflicts. Francis told the Catholic faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square on Sunday that "in the midst of so many conflicts, it's dutiful to point out an initiative that can be called historic." more
Council of Minister submits resolution to Parliament to rescind designation of OLF, ONLF, and Ginbot 7 as terrorist groups (June 30, 2018)
Pursuant to Proclamation No. 652/2009, the Council of Ministers has submitted a resolution to the Parliament for ratification that will rescind the designation of OLF, ONLF and Ginbot 7 as terrorist groups. more
UN chief welcomes 'first concrete step' in normalizing Eritrea-Ethiopia relations (June 29, 2018)
The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the high-level visit of a delegation from Eritrea to neighboring Ethiopia which began on Tuesday, as "a first concrete step" in the process of normalizing relations between the two countries. "The Secretary-General notes that diplomatic overtures to ease tensions and resolve the longstanding dispute between the two countries will have a far reaching positive impact on the whole region," said his spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric in a statement on Thursday. more
António Guterres appoints Sahle-Work Zewde as his Special Representative to AU and Head of UNOAU (June 28, 2018)
The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres yesterday announced the appointment of Sahle-Work Zewde of Ethiopia as his Special Representative to the African Union and Head of the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU) at the level of Under-Secretary-General. Ms. Sahle-Work is the first woman appointed to this position, according to a press release issued by the United Nations Secretary-General. more
Ethiopian, Eritrean leaders to meet soon (June 28, 2018)
Ethiopia and Eritrea will hold a meeting at leaders-level soon, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia. Dr Workneh Gebeyehu, Minister of Foreign Affairs said that Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia and Eritrean President Isaias Afeworki will meet soon. According to him, the visit by the Eritrean delegation paved fertile ground to restore peace between the two countries. Prime Minister Dr Abiy sent a letter to President Isaias today. more
Ethiopia officially starts crude oil production test (June 27, 2018)
Ethiopia officially started crude oil production test in Ogaden region, Ethiopian Somali regional state, today. Chief Administrator of the regional state, Abdi Mohammed, and Government Communication Affairs Office Minister, Ahmed Shide, and other senior government officials attended the launching ceremony. Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed yesterday said that the Chinese Poly-GCL Petroleum Investment Limited will start producing 450 barrels of crude oil in day as of June 28, 2018. Regarding natural gas extraction, the Premier said construction of a pipeline will be started next September to export gas via Djibouti. The construction of the pipeline will take two years. more
 

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