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The Grand Ethiopian
The cornerstone for the
Renaissance Dam was laid and the country has witnessed an
exceptional outpouring of enthusiasm from people of all walks of
There have been a considerable
number of hydroelectric dams built in the last few years. The Gilgel
Gibe series of dams, Tana Beles, the Tekeze are projects that are
either completed or under construction. The Grand Ethiopian
Renaissance Dam is now to be built.
What makes the Renaissance Dam so
special is partly its sheer size in terms of power generation and in
cost. The estimated cost is more than 80 billion Birr. As impressive
and important is the project’s monumental symbolic value for all
Ethiopians, representing as it does a major step towards the
realization of the dreams of generations of Ethiopians.
Generations of Ethiopians have
either sought to assert their right to a share of the Nile waters or
tried to carry out some project or another to meet local demands.
This project comes at a time when Ethiopia has been making strenuous
efforts to caste off its image as a famine-ridden nation. This is a
mark of the symbolism that it represents to the people and
government of Ethiopia. For
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Swedish business delegation visits Ethiopia (May 20, 2013)
Swedish business delegation, headed by Sweden’s State Secretary for
Trade, Mr. Gummar Oom, made a working visit to Ethiopia last week,
Dr. Tedros meets with Norway’s
Special Envoy for Sudan (May 08, 2013)
Ethiopia’s Foreign Minister, Dr.Tedros Adhanom met with Norwegian
Special Envoy for Sudan, Mr.Endre Stiansen on May 7.
home after Five-year Tour of the US (May 02, 2013)
The 3.2 million year old hominid Lucy or “Dinkenish”, otherwise
known by her scientific name Australopithecus Afarensis, returned to
Ethiopia yesterday(May 1) following a five-year tour of the United
States of America Read more
Ethiopia to boost bilateral relations (Apr 18, 2013)
Prime Minister Hailemariam, on a visit to Brussels, met with
European Union President Herman Van Rompuy on Wednesday (Apr 17th)
Dr.Tedros Adhanom holds talks with the Foreign Minister of Finland
(Apr 02, 2013)
Dr.Tedros Adhanom held talks on Tuesday (Apr 2nd) with a
high level official Finland delegation led by Foreign Minister Erkki
Tumioja and Minister for International Development, Heidi Hautala.
Ethiopia is trying to restore its
lost heritage (Mar 28, 2013)
Ethiopia is battling to bring back more than three thousand articles
scattered around the globe, a substantial part of its heritage.
development performance improving (March 15, 2013)
In a press statement issued in connection with the launch of the
2013 Human Development Index, today March 15, 2013 the United
Nations Development programme (UNDP) announced that human
development in more than 40 developing countries has improved.
inflation rate drops to single digits(Mar 12,
The inflation rate for food items for the Ethiopian month of
‘’Yekatit” (February 8th –March 9th) dropped to 7.9%, and
the overall national inflation rate fell to 10.3% for the same
period. Read more
Statement by H.E. Mr. Hailemariam Dessalegn at the 20th Ordinary
Session of the Assembly of African Heads of State and Government
(January 27, 2013)
Minister Hailemariam was elected Chairman of the African Union in a
ceremony held at the opening session of the 20th Assembly of the
African Union Heads of State and Government held on Sunday, January
27, taking over from Dr. Boni Yayi, the President of the Republic of
In his acceptance
speech Prime Minister Hailmariam thanked the outgoing chairman for
his outstanding leadership during his tenure of office and vowed to
do his best as Chairman of the AU. He also thanked the August
Assembly for paying tribute to the late Ethiopian Prime Minister
Meles, and NEPAD Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee
(HSGOC) for endorsing the proposal made by the NEPAD Agency to
establish the Meles Zenawi Centre for Sustainable Development in
recognition of the late prime minister’s immense contributions to
the African Union and to the cause of Africa.
The Prime Minister’s
full speech can be found on the following
Diaspora Department holds talks with SEDYO-Sweden (May 14, 2013)
The Diaspora Department held a meeting with the Somali-Ethiopian
Diaspora Youth Organization (SEDYO-Sweden) executive committee on
May 11, 2013. Read more
Hailemariam Confers with Swedish Ministers (May 08, 2013)
Pm Hailemariam Desalegn met with the
Swedish Ministers of Finance, Anders Borg, and the International
Development Cooperation Minister, Gunilla Carlsson on May 6.
called for international condemnation of the Graziani memorial (Apr
Ethiopian Foreign Minister Dr.Tedros Adhanom has called on the
international community and the AU states to condemn the erection of
a memorial in Italy dedicated to the memory of the Fascist Field
Marshal Rodolfo Graziani who was responsible for the slaughter of
thousands of innocent people in Libya and in Ethiopia.
Cooperative Framework Agreement proclamation sent to parliament for
ratification (Apr 09, 2013)
The Council of Ministers, after detailed discussions and
deliberation, has sent the Cooperative Framework Agreement (CFA),
the first ever multilateral treaty over the Nile Basin, to the House
of People’s Representatives for ratification.
Foundation Launched (Apr 06, 2013)
The inaugural meeting of Meles Foundation opened this morning of
(Apr 6) at the African Union Hall.
Ambassadors, Ministry officials visit the Renaissance Dam (Apr 01,
Ethiopian Ambassadors and Director General’s of the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs paid a visit to the construction site of the Grand
Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on Saturday (March 31st).
Prime Minister Hailemariam leaves for Durban to attend the BRICS
Summit (Mar 27, 2013)
Minister Hailemariam Desalegn left yesterday (March 26th) for Durban, South
Africa, to attend the fifth BRICS Summit. The Prime Minister is
attending the Summit in his capacity as the current Chairperson of
the African Union and of the Inter Governmental Authority for
Development, the regional bloc for the Horn of Africa.
EPRDF concludes its Ninth Congress (Mar 27, 2013)
EPRDF Congress which started on Saturday (March 23rd)
concluded yesterday (March 26th) by electing Prime
Minister Hailemariam Desalegn as Chairman of the Front as expected.
The Congress also re-elected Ato Demeke Mekonnen as Deputy Chairman
of the ERPDF. Read more
DAG Co-Chair praises Ethiopia’s poverty reduction efforts (Mar 19,
The Co-Chair of the Donor’s Assistance Group (DAG), a consortium of
donors, Geert Geut, told reporters that DAG has appreciated the
Ethiopian government’s efforts to reduce poverty.
Samsung set to open assembly plant in Ethiopia (Mar 18, 2013)
Samsung, today (March 18), announced that it has concluded an
agreement with the Ethiopian government to establish a laptop and
printer assembly plant in the country over the next few months. The
announcement was made during the Fourth International Samsung
Conference in Cape Town, South Africa.
Ethiopian General appointed as a commander of UNISFA (March 15,
United Nations Secretary-General Ban ki-moon announced the
appointment of Major General Yohannes Gebremeskel Tesfamariam of
Ethiopia as the Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United
Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA).
congratulates President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta (March 13, 2013)
Girma Woldegiorgis sent a congratulatory message to
President-elect Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta on his election as a president
of the Republic of Kenya and wished him success for the duration of
his presidency. Read more
A seminar on
Ethiopian textile and leather production and trade opportunities was
held in Gothenburg, Sweden on 25 August 2011.
of textile and leather products importing companies in Sweden
including members of the Sweden Textile Importer’s Association
attended the seminar.
seminar, a representative of the Ethiopian Consulate General in
Stockholm made a presentation on investment opportunities in
the Ethiopian leather and textile sectors, while
representative of a Swedish Trade consultancy company, CSRguiden,
made a presentation on leather and textile production and trade
opportunities in Ethiopia
from Bahir Dar Tannery PLC, an Ethio-Swedish investors’ joint
company, also briefed about the company's experience in dealing with
leather sector investment and export in Ethiopia. Moreover,
representative of the Swedish Embassy in Addis Ababa also attended
A delegation of
Swedish business community members is expected to hold a working
visit to Ethiopia in November 2011.
on Ethiopian culture and tourism hold in a Swedish city, Uddevala.
One of the series cultural
culture and tourism is
programme held at
Hälleberg School in
the May 22, 2011. The programme is
organized by the
programme is also held on the May 23, 2011 at
Uddevalla Church Hall.
with the colour of the Ethiopian National flag.