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15th African Fine Coffee Conference opens in Addis Ababa (Feb 15, 2017)
The 15th African Fine Coffee Conference and Exhibition kicked off in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia today. More than 1,000 coffee producers, traders, buyers and experts are taking part at the three-day event being held at the Millennium Hall under the theme "Reshaping African Coffee Industry for Productivity and Investment". Speaking at the opening, President Mulatu Teshome said the conference will create a good opportunity to promote Ethiopia’s coffee as it comes at a time when Ethiopian coffee growers are harvesting coffee beans. Moreover, it has a significant contribution towards generating the revenues which Ethiopia has targeted from coffee, the President said. more
Addis Building Ring Roads with Over 4.7 Billion Birr (Feb 14, 2017)
The construction of ring roads connecting Kaliti Square-Tullu Dimtu and Kaliti Square-Bulbula Kilinto Square around the capital city has started today. Addis Ababa Roads Authority General Manager, Engineer Habtamu Tegegn said the roads estimated to cost over 4.7 billion birr are 20.6 kilometers long and 40 to 60 meters wide. The cost of the projects to be completed within 3 years will be covered by Addis Ababa City Administration and with loan from Exim Bank of China, he added. more
Ethiopia continues to attract foreign investment (Feb 14, 2017)
The Ethiopian Investment Commission says Ethiopia has managed to attract anchor companies during the first six months of the current Ethiopian budget year (2016-2017) despite being under a state of emergency. Commissioner Fitsum Arega told the Ethiopian News Agency that ten major Chinese companies have decided to invest in Ethiopia, half of them licensed in textile and garment manufacturing industries. They include Jiangsu Sunshine Group which engages in wool textiles and garments, biological pharmacy, real estate, energy, thermal electricity, IT industry, and others businesses in China and internationally, and has decided to invest in Ethiopia with close to US$1 billion. more
Prime Minister Hailemariam congratulates the new President of Somalia (Feb 09, 2017)
Prime Minister Hailemariam of Ethiopia has sent a message of warmest congratulations to the newly elected President of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed 'Farmajo'. The Prime Minister said the fact that the Presidential election had been conducted peacefully and successfully was a major achievement for the people of Somalia and a landmark in the process of building peace and stability in the country. He said he was convinced that Mr. Mohamed's election would further strengthen the longstanding friendly relations and the strategic partnership existing between the two countries. more
Citizenship for Jamaicans high on Ethiopia's agenda (Feb 09, 2017)
ETHIOPIAN ambassador to Jamaica, North America and Mexico, Girma Birru, says he is working with the Jamaican Government to sort out issues of citizenship for Jamaicans residing in Shashamane, Ethiopia. Ambassador Birru, who is visiting Jamaica in recognition of Diplomatic Week, told the Jamaica Observer during a visit to the newspaper on Tuesday that there are about 500 Jamaicans living in Shashamane. "In Ethiopia there isn't dual citizenship and some of the Jamaicans have been living there for the last 50, 60 years," the ambassador shared. "There are roughly 500 Jamaicans living there". more
The 45th Greater Horn of Africa Climate Forum meeting in Addis Ababa (Feb 08, 2017)
IGAD's Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) on Monday (February 16) opened the Greater Horn of Africa Climate Forum (GHACOF 45) for March, April, and May 2017. Ethiopia's Deputy Minister of Water, Irrigation, and Electricity, Engineer Wondimu Tekale presided over the opening along with the Director of Agriculture and Environment Division-IGAD, Mohamed Moussa, and representatives from the UK's Department for International Development (DFID), and USAID. more
Mulatu, Erdogan discuss on new actions to further enhance Turkish investment in Ethiopia (Feb 08, 2017)
President Mulatu Teshome conferred with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, Turkey. In a news conference he gave with Erdogan after the discussion, President Mulatu heralded his meeting as "fruitful and productive" and said they had exchanged views on wide range of issues. "We have recognized that additional effort is needed to further strengthen and deepen cooperation through economic interdependence by expanding trade and investments," he told reporters. more
Ethiopia taking steps to address drought conditions: USDA (Feb 07, 2017)
The government of Ethiopia and international development partners are taking steps to address drought conditions in the southern and eastern parts of the country, according to a Jan. 30 Global Agricultural Information Network report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). According to the USDA, approximately 5.6 million people in Ethiopia will require food assistance as well as other forms of humanitarian support. more
HPR approves draft bill providing for a 10bln Birr Youth Fund (Feb 07, 2017)
The House of People's Representatives (HPR) during its regular session on Tuesday approved the draft proclamation providing for the establishment of a 10 billion Birr Revolving Fund for Ethiopian Youth. The revolving fund is designed to provide financial assistance for the youth to help them employ their capabilities by creating jobs, it was indicated. more
Ethiopia sustains its leading role on climate change (Jan 31, 2017)
Ethiopia expressed its strong commitment towards strengthening its role on climate change at the Committee of African Heads of State on Climate Change (CAHOSCC) meeting held today (January 31) on the sidelines of the 28th AU Summit. Ethiopia noted its readiness to work on the speedy implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement (COP 21) entered into force in November 2016. more
Ethiopia wins high level award for significant progress against Malaria (Jan 30, 2017)
At the 28th African Union Summit, the 2017 African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) honored eight African countries that have shown commitment and innovation in the fight against malaria. The ALMA Awards for Excellence were given to Botswana, Cabo Verde, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Swaziland and Uganda for their impact on malaria incidence and mortality and Chad for its leadership in the fight against malaria. more
UN urges support for Ethiopian government's 'remarkable' efforts (Jan 30, 2017)
Commending the Ethiopian government and humanitarian partners on the response to last year's El Niño drought that left 10.2 million people needing food assistance, UN Secretary-General António Guterres and UN aid chief Stephen O'Brien yesterday said the international community must show “total solidarity” with country as it faces a new drought. "This High-Level event must express our total solidarity with the Ethiopian people and the Ethiopian government. And let's be clear: that solidarity is not a matter of generosity. It is a matter of justice and of self-interest," the Secretary-General told those gathered for the event, held earlier yesterday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on the margins of the 28th Summit of the African Union. more
28th AU Summit kicks off in Addis Abeba (Jan 30, 2017)
The 28th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) kicks off today (January 30) in Addis Ababa under the theme "Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in the Youth". more
Ethiopia, South Sudan keen to solidify bilateral cooperation (Jan 30, 2017)
Ethiopia and South Sudan have showed keenness to boost their bilateral cooperation. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn met with South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit on Monday in Addis Ababa. The two neighboring East African countries, Ethiopia and South Sudan, have had stronger ties, which has begun gaining momentum since the latter's move to self determination. In a bid to solidify the excellent ties of the two, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam conferred with President Salva Kirr on bilateral and regional issues. Hailemariam said during the meeting that the two countries would work on bolstering their economic cooperation in addition to tackling other issues. He invited Salva Kiir to have a state visit to Ethiopia soon which Kirr accepted. Appreciating Ethiopia's all time support, President Kiir said his government is determined to solve his country's problems through dialogue. more
Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn meets President Abdel fattah El-Sisi (Jan 30, 2017)
Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn met President El-Sisi on Monday 30th January 2017 in Addis Ababa at the margins of the 28th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union. The leaders discussed on the bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual concern. In a joint statement issued after the meeting it was stated that both leaders recognized the paramount importance of enhancing their bilateral relations to capitalize on the achievements accomplished thus far at leadership and institutional levels, and to enhance mutual confidence. The leaders stressed the importance of widening and deepening the scope of cooperation in various areas, including political, security, and economic fields. more
UN Secretary-General hails Ethiopia for promoting regional peace & security and upholding an open-door policy for refugees (Jan 29, 2017)
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Gutteres commended Ethiopia's positive role in the maintenance of peace and security in the Horn of Africa region; also hailed the country's exemplary role in hosting hundreds of thousands of refugees from neighboring countries. The Secretary-General who met with Prime Minister Hailemariam on January 29, 2017 in Addis Ababa on the sidelines of the 28th African Union Summit said the fact that Ethiopia is a peaceful and stable nation offers hope for the efforts of promoting peace and security in the region. Gutteres underlined that Ethiopia's efforts in maintaining peace and stability, particularly in South Sudan, Somalia, the IGAD region as well as in the African continent has been significantly useful. The Secretary-General also hailed Ethiopia for upholding an open-door policy for refugees, whom he said are here because the peace and stability in Ethiopia has been the source of their guarantee. Prime Minister Hailemariam expressed his hope that the UN would continue to support Ethiopia's efforts of in the maintenance of peace and security in the sub-region and beyond. Secretary-General Gutteres on his part reassured the Premier that the UN remains committed to extend support in such score. more
Dangote Group Diversifying Investment in Ethiopia (Jan 28, 2017)
The Dangote Group, a multinational industrial conglomerate, is working to diversify its investments in Ethiopia. The Group is ready to engage in packaging and sugar areas, Owner and CEO of the Group Aliko Dangote told ENA after the discussion with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn here yesterday. Dangote Cement which owns East Africa’s biggest cement factory in Ethiopia has been imported bags of cement from abroad for its products, costing it millions of Dollars, he said. The Group, which also engages in the packaging area, has decided to establish a huge packaging facility in Ethiopia over the coming few months to substitute imports, he added. more
PM Hailemariam meets with Swiss President (Jan 24, 2017)
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn met with Swiss President Doris Leuthard on the margins of the 47th World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. The two leaders exchanged views on bilateral business and investment ties between Ethiopia and Switzerland and the Ethio-EU cooperation. They have also discussed on ways of dealing with continental and global issues, particularly on Ethiopia's role in the maintenance of peace and security in the Horn of Africa region. On the occasion, Prime Minister Hailemariam briefed the Swiss President on Ethiopia's leading role in the development of renewable energy and its exemplary determination to the implementation of sustainable development plans. The Premier further called on Swiss investors to take advantage of Ethiopia's favorable investment climate. more
Hailemariam meets founder of World Economic Forum (Jan 24, 2017)
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn conferred with founder of World Economic Forum, Klaus Schwab in Davos, Switzerland. Hailemariam and Schwab discussed issues related to global economic affairs on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Professor Klaus Schwab founded the World Economic Forum in 1971 as a non for-profit foundation committed to improving the state of the world. more
Ethiopia joins the esteemed list of Lonely Planet in tourist destinations for 2017 (Jan 20, 2017)
Lonely Planet, the largest travel guide-book publisher, named Ethiopia among the top ten 2017 world tourist destinations. The travel publisher added a vivid depiction of the country's breathtaking attractions and advised tourists to trek in the Semien Mountains "to watch wildlife that roams nowhere else on Earth", climb to a church carved into a remote cliff face in Tigray or boat across "the serene waters of Lake Tana to visit an age-old monastery." more
"Ongoing deep reform to be effective through public participation": Premier (Jan 13, 2017)
While issuing a press conference on current affairs on January 09, 2017. Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn noted, "Ongoing deep reform of the government will be effective through public participation." Prime Minister Hailemariam said the reform program has created fertile ground to committed leaderships at various posts. The Premier said an investigation bureau was established under the auspices of the Ethiopian Federal Police to fight against corruption and to hold accountable those involved in corruption and rent seeking. The bureau was also tasked to make public the wealth of government officials. He also indicated that an institution called "Democratic Center" was established in order to allow the public to give tips on corrupt leaderships. more
Dr. Workneh addresses the High-level Open Debate of the UNSc on "Conflict Prevention & Sustaining Peace" (Jan 10, 2017)
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu addressed the Ministerial-level UNSC Debate on "Conflict Prevention & Sustaining Peace" on January 10, 2017 at the United Nations Security Council in New York. The forum which was chaired by Sweden, (which took up the January Presidency of the UNSC) was attended by the new United Nations Secretary-General, Mr Antonio Guterres, foreign ministers, state ministers of foreign affairs and or permanent representatives of members of the UNSC. more
"Ongoing deep reform to be effective through public participation": Premier (Jan 10, 2017)
While issuing a press conference on current affairs on Monday(January 09), Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn noted, "Ongoing deep reform of the government will be effective through public participation." Prime Minister Hailemariam said the reform program has created fertile ground to committed leaderships at various posts. The Premier said an investigation bureau was established under the auspices of the Ethiopian Federal Police to fight against corruption and to hold accountable those involved in corruption and rent seeking. The bureau was also tasked to make public the wealth of government officials. He also indicated that an institution called "Democratic Center" was established in order to allow the public to give tips on corrupt leaderships. more
Ethiopia begins two-year term as non-permanent member of UNSC (Jan 02, 2017)
Ethiopia has officially begun its two-year term as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) this afternoon (January 02, 2017). The new UN Secretary-General, Mr. Antonio Guterres also began his duties as the 9th Secretary-General of the United Nations on the same day and he did so with a strong appeal for peace in 2017. Ethiopia together with other members of the Council will do everything it can to respond to Mr. Guterres' appeal for peace and meaningfully contribute to the resolution of these conflict and crisis situations. more
House approves second national human rights action plan (Dec 27, 2016)
The House of People's Representatives (HPR) on Tuesday (December 27) approved the second national human rights action plan. Tabled to the House by the Legal, Justice and Administrative Affairs Standing Committee, the amendment made its focus on civil, political, socio-economic, cultural, environmental and developmental rights. more
USAID grants 22 million birr to expands Farm Service Center Network in Ethiopia (Dec 23, 2016)
The U.S. Agency for International Development joined the Ethiopia Agricultural Transformation Agency, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources to award grants to 10 private entrepreneurs and 10 farmers' cooperative unions that will help them to establish farm service centers. more
9,800 people who were detained for involving in violent activities freed (Dec 23, 2016)
Some 9,800 people who were taken in for questioning over a month ago after being involved in violent activities in parts of Ethiopia were freed on December 23, 2016. During the 40 days of their stay under custody, the suspects were given awareness raising training on peaceful exercise of the freedom of expression, Government Communication Affairs Office (GCAO) said. more
Ethiopia bids to become wind capital of Africa - CNN (Dec 21, 2016)
After a decade of rapid growth, Ethiopia's bubble is not bursting, CNN reported. Dubbed the 'African Lion' by economists, Ethiopia is the home of booming industry, new infrastructure, and showpiece summits. It has become a powerful force in the region and beyond. To maintain this golden age, the East African state is pressing ahead with ambitious development plans, and renewable energy is core to the mission. Ethiopia was among the most daring signatories to the Paris Agreement on climate change, committing to cut carbon emissions by 64% by 2030. The government has ploughed billions of dollars into hydropower megaprojects such as the Grand Renaissance Dam, which will be the largest dam in Africa, and the freshly-inaugurated Gibe III Dam. The next target is to become the wind power capital of Africa. more
USAID Administrator, Foreign Affairs Minister Agree to Further Strengthen Bilateral Ties (Dec 19, 2016)
The Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Workeneh Gebeyehu and USAID Administrator Gayle Smith discussed today about further strengthening bilateral relations. The minister expressed his gratitude for the unreserved support USAID has provided for Ethiopia during the El Nino induced drought. Briefing the administrator on the current situation in Ethiopia and the government’s approach, Dr. Workeneh stated that the government has been working hard to address the legitimate grievances of the people. more
Ethiopian, U.S. officials hold 7th Working Group meeting (Dec 17, 2016)
Ethiopian and U.S. officials held their 7th Bilateral Democracy, Governance and Human Rights Working Group meeting in Addis Ababa. The discussion at the Working Group addressed a broad range of issues, including the Ethiopian government’s commitment to pursue electoral reform, respect for constitutional rights and obligations and prospects for dialogue under the state of emergency. Participants also shared views on the need to support a strong and vibrant media, ways to counter hate speech while respecting basic freedoms, the important role of civil society in strengthening good governance, and the annual U.S. Human Rights Report. more
Nation celebrates inauguration of Gibe III hydropower project (Dec 17, 2016)
Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn today inaugurated the 1870 Megawatt Gibe III hydropower project, reiterating Ethiopia’s commitment to be a green energy hub in the region. The Prime Minister along with about 2,000 guests including senior government officials, Ambassadors, representatives of the Italian Salini Impregilo Group gathered at the project site in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ region to celebrate the successful completion of the 1.5 billion Euros project. The inauguration of the Gibe III hydropower project is an indication that moving from one success level to another is becoming a culture to Ethiopia, the Premier remarked while addressing today’s televised inaugural event. more
New deal signed for heritage preservation project (Dec 14, 2016)
The Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage (ARCCH) of Ethiopia and the World Monuments Fund (WMF) in collaboration with the Embassy of the United States of America opened a two-day workshop on "Sustainable Conservation and Cultural Heritage Preservation" on December 14, 2016. In the event, the Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage (ARCCH) of Ethiopia and the World Monuments Fund (WMF) inked a Memorandum of Understanding to provide a grant for the preservation project that will be undertaken at Lalibela. more
Ethiopia's Gibe III power plant ready for inuaguration (Dec 14, 2016)
The construction of Gibe III hydroelectric dam, which is located 470km south west of Addis Ababa, has been fully completed and its inauguration is scheduled for next Saturday. The construction of the dam consumed 1.5 billion Euros, according to Engineer Azeb Asnake, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP). About 40 percent of the total construction cost was covered by the government of Ethiopia. The remaining 60 percent was covered by a loan obtained from the China Exim Bank. more
An Ethio-Djibouti joint company to manage the newly Built Railway (Dec 14, 2016)
Ethiopia and Djibouti have reached an agreement to establish a joint company which will manage the newly built railway. After months of negotiations between the two countries, the agreement that marked the joint-management of the electrified and environmentally friendly project was signed between Ethiopia's Minister of Transport, Ahmed Shide and his Djiboutian counterpart, Mohammed Abdulkadir Musa. more
Ethiopia congratulates Guterres on his swearing in as the next UNSG (Dec 13, 2016)
Ethiopia has congratulated H.E. Mr. Antonio Guterres on his swearing in on Monday as the ninth and next Secretary-General of the United Nations. The former Portuguese Prime Minister and UN High Commissioner for Refugees took the oath of office for a five-year term, which begins on 1 January 2017, at a ceremony before the 193-member UN General Assembly. Ethiopia wished the Secretary-General-designate a success in the discharge of his heavy responsibilities. more
Ethiopia celebrates the 11th Nations, Nationalities and People's Day (Dec 09, 2016)
The 11th Ethiopian Nations, Nationalities and People's Day is colorfully marked in Harari State, Harar town. Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on the occasion said the day manifests the unity and tolerance of the Nations, Nationalities and People's of Ethiopia. He also said Ethiopia is the country of diverse ethnicities, cultures, languages, and ancient civilizations, and the people of Ethiopia need to preserve these diversities. "Ethiopia is on the fast economic track, and we have to enhance this fast economic growth with the active participation of the People of Ethiopia", he added. more
Ethiopia commemorates Fidel Castro (Dec 05, 2016)
An event in commemoration of the former Cuban President Fidel Castro was held yesterday at the Ethiopia-Cuba Friendship Memorial Park in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Government representatives, Ethiopians educated in Cuba, diplomats, fans and supporters of Castro attended the commemoration. Ambassador Taye, Representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said Ethio-Cuba friendship is a blood tied and an eternal relation. "Ethiopia will never forget Castor as he was together with us at a difficult time," he added. Ethiopians who educated in Cuba as a result of the bilateral relations existed between the two countries have been contributing a lot for Ethiopia’s growth, he added. more
Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana wins IAAF World Athlete of the Year award (Dec 03, 2016)
Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana has been named the female World Athletes of the Year at the IAAF Athletics Awards 2016, held at Sporting Monte Carlo on Dec 02, 2016. Almaz had a record-breaking year. After recording the fastest 10,000m debut in history in June, the Ethiopian went on to win the Olympic title at the distance in a world record of 29:17.45. She added to her Olympic medal haul in Rio by taking bronze in the 5000m, her only loss of the year. Having recorded three of the eight fastest times at 5000m, she ended the year as the Diamond Race winner for that discipline. She becomes the third Ethiopian woman to win this award, following Genzebe Dibaba in 2015 and Meseret Defar in 2007. more
Geda System inscribed in UNESCO as Intangible World Heritage (Nov 30, 2016)
United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has inscribed Geda System as Intangible World Heritage in its 11th intangible world heritage meeting being held in Addis Ababa. more
Ethiopians urged to maintain role of nation building (Nov 30, 2016)
Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn has urged the nations, nationalities and peoples of the country to further strengthen their contribution, anchored on their free spirit and respect, to the peace and development of the country. The Prime Minister's message came in connection with this year's 11th Nations, Nationalities and Peoples day festival to be observed in the regional state of Harari on December 8, 2016. more
Ethiopian Culture Showcased at UN Committee meeting on Intangible Cultural Heritage (Nov 28, 2016)
Ethiopia introduced on Sunday (November 27) its cultural performances showcasing the rich and unique traditions and cultural heritages ahead of the eleventh session of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Addis Ababa. Over 300 artists and performers partook at the display of the country's intangible cultural heritage. more
The 11th Session of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee opens in Addis Ababa (Nov 28, 2016)
On November 27, 2016 the President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Dr Mulatu Teshome, opened the 11th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage at an evening gala that presented examples of the wealth of Ethiopia's intangible cultural heritage as performed by a number of artists and practitioners. more
Hailemariam briefs Addis-based diplomats on current affairs (Nov 17, 2016)
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has briefed Addis-based diplomatic community on the gains made after the declaration of the state of emergency, ongoing government's reform programs and other socio-economic issues. Given the appalling actions of the destructive forces on lives of people, hard-won investment projects and infrastructures, the Premier noted, the government was obliged to declare the State of Emergency. more
Ethiopia preparing Infrastructure Master Plan (Nov 17, 2016)
Ethiopia is preparing an Infrastructure Master Plan to ensure fair access to infrastructures nationwide. The Plan will be implemented over a period of 20 years. Preparation of the Master Plan will take two years, including this year, said Bekele Niguse, Director General of the Federal Integrated Infrastructures Coordination Agency. In addition to ensuring fair access to infrastructures, the Plan will help carry out a uniform infrastructures development across nation, he said. more
Walk with pilgrims on a journey to Lalibela, Ethiopia's New Jerusalem - CNN (Nov 16, 2016)
From all corners of a nation they come, often walking for hundreds of miles barefoot: Ethiopian Orthodox Christians on a once-in-a-lifetime journey. Their destination is Lalibela in the north of Ethiopia. A town of approximately 20,000 people, Lalibela's population swells five-fold in the first days of January, pilgrims converging to celebrate Genna (or Ledet) -- Christmas according to the Ethiopian calendar. What they're here for is to take a path from darkness into the light; through 800 years of history and enter a "New Jerusalem" -- tangible, permanent and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But most of all, they're here for God. more
Ethiopian Embassy Organized an Event for Adopted Children (Nov 15, 2016)
Embassy of Ethiopia, in collaboration with Orphan Institute, has organized an event for Ethiopian adopted children by Americans in Washington DC. The event that took place at the Ethiopian embassy in Washington DC on 12 November 2016 has brought more than 115 Ethiopian adopted children and their adoptive families across the US. The event was organized to create connections and help the adopted children strengthen the relationship with their origin country, Ethiopia. more
PM Hailemariam congratulates Trump on his election as President of United States (Nov 09, 2016)
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has expressed felicitation to Mr. Donald Trump on his election as the 45th President of the United States of America. Wishing a happy and fruitful tenure to the new president elect, Hailemariam further expressed conviction that the long standing friendship between USA and Ethiopia would grow up to a new height and the people to people relations as well as trade and multifaceted ties would also be reinvigorated during his presidency. more
Ethiopian Coffee receives the "2016 World's Best Coffee Award" (Nov 08, 2016)
Ethiopian coffee received the "2016 World's Best Coffee Award" at the first-ever Ernesto Illy International Coffee Awards Ceremony held in New York on 1st November 2016. The Ernesto Illy International Coffee Awards recognizes top quality coffee growers who produce the best beans in the coffee paradises across the world. more
Ethiopia lifts diplomats travel ban (Nov 08, 2016)

The Government of Ethiopia has announced today (November 08, 2016) that it has lifted the state of emergency directive which restricted diplomats to travel beyond 40 KM radius outside of Addis Ababa without notifying and getting the permission of the Command Post. According to Siraj Fegessa, Secretariat of the Command Post and Minister of Defense, the decision to lift the travel ban was ascribed to the relative peace and security currently evident in the country. more

Newly appointed FM commences duty (Nov 07, 2016)
Newly appointed Foreign Minister Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu has arrived at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Head Quarters this morning. Upon arrival, the Minister was warmly received by high-level officials of the Ministry, including the outgoing Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Tedros Adhanom and State Ministers as well as Director Generals. more
House approves Premier's new cabinet (Nov 01, 2016)
House of People's Representatives (HPR) has unanimously approved the new cabinet ministers proposed by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn today (November 1). The Premier noted that the cabinet members are appointed on the basis of their competences and commitments. The Premier scrapped the previous posts designated as cluster coordinators with a Deputy Prime Minister Portfolio and the post of advisors to the Prime Minister. more


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