IGAD Concludes the 48th Council of Ministers Ordinary Session

The 48th Ordinary Session of the IGAD Council of Ministers concluded meeting today (November 30) in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum.
The Council of Ministers deliberated at length and endorsed the report presented by H.E Workneh Gebeyehu ( PhD), Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority.
The Council appreciated the IGAD Secreteriat for navigating the region and the organization when it was traversing under daunting peace and security and humanitrian situations.
The Council of Ministers also hailed IGAD for its contributions in the Peace Agreement for the Cession of Hostility in North Ethiopia.
The Ministers also put their signatures on two protocols on free movement of people and transhumance.


At its conclusion, the IGAD Ministrial Council issued a communiqué that called for institutional reform to make sure IGAD stands at the forefront in the effort of member countries achieve peace and development in the region.
Regarding peace and security, among others, the Communiqué, welcomed the Permanent Cessation of Hostilities Agreement signed between the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Tigray People’s Liberation Front in Pretoria, South Africa, on 2nd November 2022 and the subsequent Declaration of Senior Commanders on Modalities for the Implementation of the Agreement signed in Nairobi, Kenya, on 12th November 2022.

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Training #Day14 at AFLEX

Under the heading of “New Political Trends and the Changing World Order of the 21st Century,” H.E. Ambassador Redwan Hussein, the Prime Minister’s Security Advisor, trained the diplomats at the African Leadership Excellence Academy today (November 23). He discussed current global trends, challenges, and opportunities in his presentation, as well as the historical effects of the shifting world order. Ambassador Redwan urged the diplomats to tread cautiously, to always learn and keep on improving. Ambassador Redwan also spoke about his participation in the Pretoria peace accord and the Nairobi implementation meeting between the Ethiopian government and the TPLF, as well as the lessons he learned from both. H. E. Ambassador Tesfaye Yilma, State Minister of Foreign Affairs, facilitated the session.

Demeke Calls AU Member States to Industrialize, Boost Intrastate Trade

The Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Ethiopia, Demeke Mekonnen, said AU member states should redouble their efforts to industrialize and boost intraAfrican trade.
Speaking at the Extra-Ordinary Summit on Industralization and Economic Diversification held in Niamey ,Niger today (November 23) DPM Demeke said industrialization determines whether Africa can transform its natural endowments into tradeable products or depend on imported products from outside.
Deputy Prime Minister Demeke who underscored the importance of allocating necessary resources to kick-start industralization in the continent and transform the economy also called AU member states determinations to change the visions into implementable actions.
Ethiopia implemented Home-grown economic refom program with the sole purpose of creating condusive economic environment for the private sector by removing structural red tapes number of industrial policies in the past few years with impressive results, Demeke elaborated.
He also said Ethiopia throw its weight behind the AU’s initiative to industralize the continent.
Attendants at the Summit said indusalization is not an event but a process and Africa has all the assets for job creation and industralization.

Earlier today, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gave a training and mission direction on Ethiopia’s foreign relations policy at the African Leadership Excellence Academy. The training was attended by young and senior diplomats from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and leadership of the Ministry.

ምክትል ጠ/ሚኒስትርና የውጭ ጉዳይ ሚኒስትር ክቡር አቶ ደመቀ መኮንን ከአልጄሪያ ውጭ ጉዳይ ሚኒስትር ጋር ተነጋገሩ

(ህዳር 13 ቀን 2015 ዓ/ም አዲስ አበባ): ምክትል ጠ/ሚኒስትርና የውጭ ጉዳይ ሚኒስትር ክቡር አቶ ደመቀ መኮንን ከአልጄሪያ ውጭ ጉዳይ ሚኒስትር ክቡር ራምታን ላማምራን ጋር ዛሬ ተነጋግረዋል።
ኒጀር ርዕሰ መዲና ኒያሚ ውስጥ ነገ በሚጀምረው የአፍሪካ ሕብረት የመሪዎች ልዩ ስብሰባ ላይ ለመገኘት ኒያሚ የሚገኙት ምክትል ጠ/ሚኒስትር እና የውጭ ጉዳይ ሚኒስትር አቶ ደመቀ በወቅታዊ የአገራችን ሁኔታና በደቡብ አፍሪካ የተፈረመው የሰላም ስምምነት ዙሪያ ለአልጄሪያው የውጭ ጉዳይ ሚኒሰትር ላምምራ ገለፃ አድርገዋል።
አልጄሪያ አገራችን ፈተና በገጠማት ወቅት ለወሰደችው በመርህ ላይ የተመሠረቱ አቋሞች ምስጋናቸውን አቅርበዋል።


የአልጄሪያው የውጭ ጉዳይ ሚኒስትር የሰላም ስምምነቱ አፍሪካ የራሷን ችግር የመፍታት አቅም እንዳላት የሚያሳይ ነው ብለዋል።
የኢትዮጵያ የግዛት አንድነት እና ደህንነት እንዲከበር አገራቸው እንደምትፈልግ ሚኒስትር ላማምራ ገልፀዋል። የኢትዮ-አልጄሪያ ወዳጅነት እንዲጠናከር በጋራ ለመስራት ተስማምተዋል።

የታላቁ ሩጫ በኢትዮጵያ ውድድር በሰላም መጠናቀቁን ፖሊስ አስታወቀ

ለ22ኛ ጊዜ በአዲስ አበባ የተካሄደው የታላቁ ሩጫ በኢትዮጵያ ውድድር በሰላም መጠናቀቁን የአዲስ አበባ ፖሊስ አስታወቀ።


የፕሮግራሙ አዘጋጆች፣ አስተባባሪዎች እና የውድድሩ ተሳታፊዎች ከጸጥታ አካላት ጋር በቅንጅት በመሥራታቸው ውድድሩ በስኬት ማጠናቀቅ እንደተቻለ የአዲስ አበባ ፖሊስ ገልጿል።
ለዚህም ኃላፊነታቸውን በአግባቡ ለተወጡ ሁሉ በፀጥታ አካላት ስም ምስጋናውን አቅርቧል።

ጨረቃ ላይ ውሃን ለማግኘት እንዲሰራ ኃላፊነት የተሰጠው ኢትዮጵያዊ የናሳ ተመራማሪ-ዶክተር ኢንጂነር ብርሃኑ ቡልቻ

ወደ አሜሪካ ስመጣ የሚደግፈኝ አልነበረም፣ ነገር ግን ትልቅ ህልም ነበረኝ፡- ጨረቃ ላይ ውሃን ለማግኘት ላይ የሚሰራው ኢትዮጵያዊ የናሳ ተመራማሪ
ኢትዮጵያዊው የናሳ ተመራማሪ ዶክተር ኢንጂነር ብርሃኑ ቡልቻ በጨረቃ ላይ ያለውን ውሃ የመለየት ችግር መፍትሄ ለመስጠት ከቡድን አጋሮቹ ጋር በመስራት ላይ የሚገኝ ሳይንቲስት ነው፡፡
ተመራማሪው ከዚህ በፊት ጨረቃ ላይ ውሃ ለማግኘት የሚያስችል በመጠን አነስተኛ የሆነ ቁስ የኳንተም ፊዚክስ ቀመርን በመጠቀም መስራቱ የሚታወስ ሲሆን ይህን ምርምሩን ከግብ ለማድረስም ከፍተኛ ጥረት እያደረገ ይገኛል፡፡
“ከኢትዮጵያ ወደ አሜሪካ ስመጣ የባህል ልዩነቱ እና የሚደግፈኝ ባለመኖሩ ተቸግሬ ነበር” የሚለው ኢንጂነር ብርሃኑ፤ “ሁሌም የማስበው ጠንክሮ መሥራት እና በትምህርት ስኬታማ መሆንን ነበር” ይላል፡፡
በልጅነቱ መጽሐፍ ቅዱስ ሲያነብ ስለ አጽናፈ ዓለም/Universe/ አፈጣጠር እና ተያያዥ ክስተቶች ያነበባቸው ታሪኮች ስለ ህዋ ይበልጥ ጥያቄዎችን እንዲጠይቅ እና ምርምር የማድረግ ፍላጎት እንዲያድርበት ማድረጉን ለቢቢሲተናግሯል።
“በውስጤ ነገሮች እንዴት ተፈጠሩ የሚለው በጣም ያስደንቀኝ ነበር፤ ዩኒቨርስ ምን እንደሚመስል እና ምን ያህል ትልቅ እንደሆነ የበለጠ ለማወቅ ትልቅ ጉጉት ነበረኝ” ሲልም ይገልፃል።
በልጅነቱ ለማወቅ እና ለመስራት በሚያልመው የህዋ ምርምር ዘርፍ ላይ ከብዙ ጥረት በኋላ የደረሰው ኢንጂነር ብርሃኑ፣ አሁን ላይ በጨረቃ ላይ ያለውን ውሃ የመለየት ችግር መፍትሄ ለመስጠት እና ሰዎች ጨረቃ ላይ መኖርን እንዲያልሙ የሚያስችል አስደናቂ ምርምር በማድረግ ላይ ይገኛል።
ከሰሞኑ በሜሪላንድ የሚገኘው የናሳ ጎዳርድ የጠፈር በረራ ማእከል ኢንጂነር ብርሃኑ በዚሁ የምርምር ማዕቀፍ ውስጥ ያበለፀገውን ፕሮቶታይፕ ለማጠናቀቅ እንዲያስችለው 2.5 ሚሊዮን ዶላር ፈንድ እንዳቀረበለት የቢቢሲ ዘገባ አመልክቷል።
በዚህ ፕሮቶታይፕ ላይ የሚሰራውን የቴክኒካል ስራ ለማጠናቀቅ ሌላ ሁለት ዓመት ሊፈጅ ቢችልም የተጀመረው ስራ እንደሚሳካ ኢንጂነር ብርሃኑ ያለውን ተስፋ ይገልፃል።
ውሃ ከምድር ወደ ጨራቃ ሊጓጓዝ ቢችልም ወጪው የማይቀመስ እና ስራው ውጤታማ ባለመሆኑ የኢንጂነር ብርሃኑና የቡድን አጋሮቹ ምርምር ትልቅ ውጤት የሚያስገኝ ነው፡፡
በዚህ የምርምር ዘርፍ ውስጥ ቀደም ሲል በተደረጉ ጥናቶች ጨረቃ ላይ አነስተኛ መጠን ያለው ውሃ መኖሩ ቢረጋገጥም የውሃ ውህዶችን በትክክል መለየት ግን ሳይቻል ቆይቷል።
ከዚህ ጋር በተያያዘ በጨረቃ ላይ ያሉትን የውሃ አካላት ከውህዳቸው ጋር ለመለየት እና ብሎም በትክክል ቦታውን ለማመላከት የሚያግዘው የኢንጂነር ብርሃኑ የምርምር ስራ ለብዙ ጥያቄዎች መልስ እንደሚሰጥ ይጠበቃል፡፡
በምርምር ስራዎች ላይ ብዙ መሰናክሎች አንደሚያጋጥሙት የሚገልፀው ኢንጂነር ብርሃኑ ሁልጊዜም ማለምን እንደማያቆም፣ በህልሙ ላይ ደግሞ አቅዶ መስራት እንደሚፈልግ ይናገራል፡፡

The Government is committed for the implementation of the peace agreement – H.E Mr. Demeke Mekonnen

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Demeke Mekonen, held discussion today (November 17) with the Special Envoy of the European Union for the Horn of Africa, Dr. Annette Weber, about the peace agreement and regional issues in his office.
During the discussion, Minister Demeke said that the Ethiopian Government worked hard to reach a peace agreement because of its desire to resolve the problem in the North peacefully. He also noted that the Government is committed to the implementation.


He expressed that humanitarian aid is being made available to the areas affected by the conflict. He also explained that the work of provision of basic services is gaining momuntem.
In addition, he stated that the government will hold political consultations with the relevant parties to solve the security problems in some parts of the country, and discussions will be held on various agendas at the national dialogue forum.
He also appreciated those who supported the signing of the peace agreement.
Demeke also called on partners to strengthen their cooperation in the phase of implementation of the agreement and recovery of areas affected by the conflict.
The Special Envoy, Dr. Annette Weber expressed her appreciation for the historic agreement. She also stated that the European Union will play its part in the implementation of the agreement and reconstruction.

Progress on Delivery of Essential Medicines and Supplies to Tigray region

Progress on Delivery of Essential Medicines and Supplies to Tigray region


The Ethiopian government, together with international organizations, has resumed the humanitarian aid that has been interrupted due to the resumption of the conflict in August.
The Ministry of Health together with the National Disaster Risk Management Commission managed to deliver the first round of life-saving drugs and medical supplies worth 6,433,408.47 birr from Ethiopian Pharmaceutical Supply Service to Shire branch, two weeks ago. Second round of medicines and supplies estimated at 1,080,429.28 Birr were also delivered. The medicines and supplies are being distributed to Shire Hospital and nine health centers which are staring to provide health services to the community. In collaboration with the National Disaster Risk Management Commission, third round of additional medicines and supplies worth 1,713,410.35 Birr are on the way to Shire.
On the other hand, this week, two trucks containing essential medical supplies arrived in Mekelle with a load of 33.9 metric tons of basic medical supplies, emergency medicines and surgical instruments through the International Committee of the Red Cross. Other international organizations and MOH have also prepared to send more shipments.
Health professionals from various hospitals have also been sent to support the restarting of services at health facilities which will continue to be strengthened.
Ministry of Health, Ethiopia
2022