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World Bank Supports Ethiopia’s Small and Medium Enterprises to Boost Job Creation


The World Bank Board of Executive Directors on Wednesday (May 18) approved a US$200 million International Development Association (IDA) credit to support the growth and development of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Ethiopia. Ethiopia’s five-year development plan emphasized the

South Korea’s President Park to make a state visit to Ethiopia later this month


South Korean President Park Geun-hye is to pay a State Visit to Ethiopia and the African Union Commission later this month (May 25 to 28). This will be the first-ever visit by a Korean head of State to Ethiopia. South

Premier receives Sudanese Public Diplomacy Delegation

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Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn received the Sudanese Public Diplomacy Delegation at his offices on April 14, 2016. On the occasion, the Premier dealt at length on the overall visit of the Sudanese public diplomacy team, the bilateral ties between the

Ban Ki-moon hails Ethiopian UNMISS Force Commander


United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon in a statement issued on Friday (May 13, 2016) hailed Lieutenant General Yohannes Gebremeskel Tesfamariam of Ethiopia for the invaluable commitment he displayed as the Force Commander of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan

Prime Minister Hailemariam attends World Economic Forum


A high level delegation led by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn left for Rwanda on Tuesday (April 10) to attend the World Economic Forum on Africa 2016. The forum which would last until May 13 is taking place in Rwanda’s capital

EU vows more support for betterment of Somalia

The European Union on Tuesday (May 10) made a pledge for more support towards stabilization of Somalia. EU Ambassador to Somalia Michele Cervone d’Urso also announced the broadening of the scope of EU engagements in Somalia in areas of migration,

19 Kidnapped Ethiopian children recovered


19 Ethiopian children who had been kidnapped in Mid April, by South Sudanese Murle armed men were recovered through the negotiation efforts of the Ethiopian government and the Government of South Sudan. South Sudan Deputy Defense Minister who is also member

Ambassador Taye speaks at the Celebration of Europe Day

State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Taye Atske-selassie made a key remark on the celebration of Europe Day which was held at the Africa Hall of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. The day marks a key milestone of

Swiss visit to Eritrea finds few rights improvements in the country

Mario Gattiker, the head of Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Migration told journalists on Monday (May 9) (SEM), that Swiss authorities, following a fact-finding mission to Eritrea, have determined that the human rights situation has not improved there. He said that although there

Eritrea’s Ministry of Information accuses the UN Commission of Inquiry of “overstepping its remit”

Eritrea’s Ministry of Information issued a press statement on Friday (May 6) claiming that the UN Human Rights Council’s Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea has “overstepped its remit.” The Commission was mandated to provide another report on Eritrea’s Human