Finish Ambassador Commends Ethiopia for Economic Development

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Finland Ambassador to Ethiopia Helena Airaksinen said that Ethiopia has made good progress in terms of economic development.”Finland is also keen on expanding economic cooperation with Ethiopia.” In an exclusive interview with The Ethiopian Herald, Ambassador Helena Airaksinen said Finland

Gibe III Hydropower Plant and Lake Turkana: The Untold Symbiosis


Human Rights Watch published an article this week, repeating its claims that the Gilgel Gibe III Dam and the ongoing plantations along the Omo River Valley were negatively affecting the water levels of Lake Turkana. HRW alleges that the Gilgel Gibe

AAU launches new 5-year project in Journalism and Communication with Norway

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 “Those who persist would enjoy the fruit of their persevere” The above quote would perhaps be the best description to demonstrate the strong bond between NLA (Norway) and institutions in Ethiopia even during times of uncertainty. After a long time

AAU and Swedish KTH Hold Discussion to Enhance Mutual Innovativeness Capacity


A delegation led by Prof. Ramon Wyss, former Vice President of the Royal Institute of Technology (Swedish, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, KTH) of Sweden held discussion with Addis Ababa University (AAU) high level officials on February 13, 2017 at the office

Dr. Workneh holds talks with EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Ms. Federica Mogherini


Foreign Minister Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu held talks with High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice- President of the European Commission, Ms. Federica Mogherini on 18 February 2017 on the margins of the 53rd Munich security

Dr. Workineh arrives in Munich-Germany to attend the 53rd Munich Security Conference


Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, Dr.Workneh Gebeyehu, arrived in Munich – Germany to attend the 53rd Munich Security Conference (MSC), which is scheduled for February 17 to 19, 2017. Just ahead of the 53rd edition of the Munich Security

IOM to Build Transitional Shelters for South Sudanese Refugees in Gambella, Ethiopia


The International Organization for Migration has announced it is building nearly 900 transitional shelters in the new Nguenyyiel camp for South Sudanese refugees in the Gambella Regional State. Nguenyyiel camp was opened in September 2016 to accommodate roughly 4,400 people;

Ethiopia continues to attract foreign investment


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

15th African Fine Coffee Conference & Exhibition opens in Addis Ababa


The 15th African Fine Coffee Conference and Exhibition kicked off at the Millennium Hall, Addis Ababa on Wednesday (February 15, 2017). The conference was organized by African Fine Coffee Association under the theme: ‘Reshaping the African Coffee Industry for Productivity

Ethiopia, Sweden agree to reinforce cooperation

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Ethiopia and Sweden have agreed to enhance the already strong relations and further reinforce the bilateral cooperation between the two countries. This has been emphasized during a meeting between State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Hirut Zemene and Ambassador Anna