Ethiopia, Germany embrace a new chapter of bilateral cooperation

German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel, who is on an official visit to Addis Abeba met with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn this morning (October 10, 2016) at the National Palace. The two Heads of State discussed on a range of issues

Joint Parliamentary session opens way for new reforms


President Dr. Mulatu Teshome who addressed a joint session of the two chambers of Parliament, the House of Peoples’ Representative (HPR) and the House of Federation (HoF), extended his condolences over the loss of life and injuries occurred following violence

EU keen to intensify cooperation with Ethiopia


A high-level delegation from the European Union Commission met with State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Taye Atske-selassie here today (Oct.07, 2016), during which Head of the delegation, Mr. Olivier Onidi, European Commission Deputy Director General, DG HOME stated the

Ethiopia declares state of emergency


The Council of Ministers has declared a six-month state of emergency effective from Saturday, 8 October 2016, to reverse the danger posed by forces working in collaboration with foreign enemies to undermine the safety of the people and security and

Ethiopia inaugurates new rail line to Djibouti

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Ethiopia officially inaugurated today (October 5) a new railway line linking Addis Abeba with a major port in Djibouti. The new railway line between Ethiopia and Djibouti covering 752kms is one of the more than quite a few high-profile projects

Development Partners Ready to Support Establishment of Agro-Industrial Parks


Ethiopia’s development partners have expressed their readiness to support the construction of 4 integrated agro-industrial parks in the country. This was disclosed at the opening of the 1st International Agro-Industry Investment Forum that kicked off here today. African Development Bank (ADB)

Ethiopia wins 2016 East African Power Industry Awards in Nairobi

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The Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) won the Award for Excellence in Power Generation at the East African Power Industry Awards ceremony held in Nairobi, Kenya on September 22. Ethiopia won the award due to its commitment to become a renewable

The Foreign Ministry hold talks with a delegation from Halmstad University of Sweden


A delegation of senior officials of the Halmstad University of Sweden met Ato Redae Girmay, Acting Director-General of Public Diplomacy in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday (September 22, 2016). Their discussions focused on enhancing areas of cooperation between

Obama lauds Ethiopia’s role in sheltering, supporting refugees


US President Barack Obama has praised Ethiopia’s role in hosting and supporting refugees as well as efforts to improve their condition. Speaking in a panel organized at the sidelines of the 71th UN General Assembly meeting being held in New

A $500 million dollar project to help refugees find jobs in Ethiopia

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The European Investment Bank is set to lend Ethiopia $200 million to build two industry parks that will employ 30,000 refugees in a move aimed at curbing migration to Europe. Ethiopia proposed the plan and the EIB said that 30,000