International Coffee Event in Ethiopia


“Ethiopia is known as the land of origins for many things but it’s world famous for being the land of origin for coffee with the most diverse and highly sought after premium coffee in the world. Life in Ethiopia is

Prime Minister met with Angela Merkel and wooed G20 investors in Berlin


Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed arrived in Germany yesterday on the second leg of his three cities European tour. He was received by German’s Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the reforms underway in Ethiopia, investment opportunities for German companies and peace

World Bank approves $1.2 bln in grants, loans to support Ethiopia’s financial sector


The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved yesterday a $1.2 billion ($600 million grant and $600 million credit) from IDA in support of the Government of Ethiopia’s policies designed to accelerate economic growth and achieve its vision of becoming

France’s Macron vows to back Ethiopia’s reforms

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Abiy Ahmed met French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday 29 October, on his first official visit to Europe since taking office in April. In a joint declaration issued by Prime Minister Abiy and President Macron, the two leaders have agreed

Ethiopia PM starts European tour: heads to Germany, France

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After landing, PM Abiy will head to the Élysée to meet his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron. He will then speak at a joint press conference alongside the French president. The invitation to visit France was extended to Abiy on July

Ethiopia’s visa-on-arrival for all Africans starts November 9

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Ethiopia has announced a date for the start of a visa-on-arrival regime for all Africans. Africa’s second most populous nation will start the visa-on-arrival regime from November 9, 2018. PM Abiy had earlier this year disclosed that following Rwanda’s lead,

President Dr. Mulatu at the Partnership for Green Growth and Global Goals 2030 Summit


President Dr. Mulatu Teshome addressed the participants of the first Partnership for Green Growth (P4G) and the Global Goals 2030 Summit on Saturday (October 20). The summit was held in Copenhagen, at the end of last week (October 19-20) under

Ethiopia Appoints Its First Woman President, Sahle-Work Zewde

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Ambassador Sahlework Zewde, a prominent Ethiopian diplomat with years of experience with the UN, will be replacing the outgoing president, Dr Mulatu Teshome, who has been the president since October 2013. She will become the first female head of state

Ethiopia, Norway Sign NOK 180 Mln Grant Agreement to support climate resilient green economy strategy

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Ethiopia and Norway signed yesterday a grant agreement amounting 180 million Norwegian kroner (about €19 million) to support Ethiopia’s Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) Strategy.Admasu Nebebe, Ethiopia’s State Minister of Finance and Mr Jens Frølich Holte, the State Secretary in

Ethiopia and the ONLF Sign Peace Deal


On Sunday 21 October, the government of Ethiopia and the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) signed a peace deal in the Eritrean capital Asmara, that officially ended one of the oldest arms struggles in Ethiopia. The Ethiopian delegation was led