Archiv: Ethiopia


04.11.2020 - 17:41 [ France24 ]

‚The last red line‘: Ethiopia nears civil war as PM orders military into restive Tigray region

The statement by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s office, and the reported attack by the well-armed Tigray People’s Liberation Front, immediately raised concerns that one of Africa’s most populous and powerful countries could plunge back into war. That would send a shock wave through the Horn of Africa and beyond.

14.02.2020 - 15:12 [ ABC News ]

Pompeo makes 1st trip to Africa in bid to reassert US as leading partner

„The challenge that Pompeo’s facing in Africa is explaining the contradictory messages coming from Washington,“ said Witney Schneidman, a fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Africa Growth Initiative. „It’s the lack of attention that’s been paid. It’s the fact that (former national security adviser John) Bolton rolled out this Africa strategy 14 months ago, and since then, very little has been accomplished where many other nations have moved forward.“

27.12.2019 - 00:59 [ Egypt Today ]

Sisi, Trump discuss Libyan crisis, Ethiopian Dam talks

The Egyptian leader also hailed the role played by the Libyan National Army, led by Khalifa Haftar, to combat terrorism, and thwart the activities of the armed organizations and militias that have threatened regional security.

07.08.2019 - 16:49 [ CNBC Africa ]

AfDB approves $98 million financing for road transport corridor project in these two East African nations

“The project will enhance trade by significantly reducing transport costs, thereby accelerating the economic growth of Ethiopia and its neighbour Djibouti, as it is part of the main import-export corridor,” the AfDB said in a statement.

15.03.2019 - 04:09 [ Trend.az ]

„Positive signs“ in Airbus-China talks, says French official

Macron unexpectedly failed to clinch the Airbus order during a trip to China in early 2018 and the French government and Airbus have been working since to salvage it.

Macron said at the time that China would buy 184 A320 narrow-body jets, an order worth $18 billion at list prices…

Macron and Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed discussed the negotiations during Macron’s visit to Addis Ababa on Tuesday, two days after an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashed after taking off, killing all 157 people on board.

10.03.2019 - 18:15 [ U.S. Embassy Addis ‏/ Twitter ]

The security notice was related to concerns of impeded traffic in the city due to expected protests and it was available to the public. The restriction on travel to and from Bole Airport was lifted through the Consular notification system yesterday evening.

10.03.2019 - 18:01 [ AllAfrica.com ]

Ethiopia: Eritrea Extends Condolences Over Ethiopian Plane Crash

In a message sent to his Ethiopian counterpart, Eritrea’s Foreign Minister Osman Saleh expressed „deepest condolences and sympathy“ to the government and people of Ethiopia as well as families of the deceased.

10.03.2019 - 17:58 [ Al Jazeera ]

Ethiopia, Eritrea leaders visit S Sudan to discuss peace deal

(4.3.2019) The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea have travelled to South Sudan for high-level talks with President Salva Kiir amid efforts to revive a flagging peace deal struck last year between his government and rebels.

The visit on Monday came amid increasing warnings that the deal agreed in September last year to quell South Sudan’s war was falling apart and all sides were preparing for fresh fighting.

10.11.2018 - 17:57 [ Sudan Tribune ]

Sudan to establish joint border protection forces with Libya, Ethiopia and Egypt

The Sudanese Minister of Defence Awad Ibn Ouf said arrangements are underway to establish joint border protection forces with Egypt, Libya and Ethiopia.

Speaking to the parliament on Wednesday, Ibn Ouf said consultations have gone a long way between the Sudan, Egypt, Libya and Ethiopia to form these joint forces in order to achieve a secure neighbourhood, pointing to the successful experience of the joint Sudanese-Chadian border protection force.

06.09.2018 - 17:14 [ VOA ]

Ethiopia Reopens Embassy in Eritrean Capital

Ethiopia’s state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting company said Thursday that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed reopened the embassy in the Eritrean capital of Asmara during a brief ceremony with President Isaias Afwerki. The two men will hold a three-way summit with Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed later in the day.

31.07.2018 - 02:30 [ Addis Standard ]

Ethiopia: Don’t Privatize Ethiopian Airlines

The SOEs targeted for partial privatization include the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPC), the Railway Corporation, the Ethiopian Shipping & Logistics Service Enterprise, Ethio Telecom, and the Ethiopian Airlines (EAL). Domestic and foreign investors can become minority share holders in these firms, although how much they will own has not yet been determined. In the past, foreigners were prohibited from investing in the transportation, aviation, telecommunication, and electricity sectors. The decision is a dramatic reversal of that policy.

17.07.2018 - 12:31 [ allAfrica ]

Africa: Ethiopian, Eritrean Leaders Embrace as Thousands Cheer

Thousands cheered in Addis Ababa Sunday as the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea embraced at a concert celebrating a peace deal between the two former mortal foes.

„Hate, discrimination, and conspiracy is now over,“ Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki told Ethiopians as he was close to tears. „We are ready to move forward with you as one. No one can steal the love we have regained now.“

08.07.2018 - 00:27 [ teleSUR ]

Ethiopia vs Europe: The Intellectual Property of an Ancient Grain, Teff

The Coalition Against Biopiracy criticized former directors of the Health and Performance Food International, saying they sought to “monopolize” teff strains, which were developed over a period of “millennia” by Ethiopian farmers and horticulturists.

01.04.2018 - 05:03 [ Al Jazeera ]

Ethiopia: More than 1,100 detained under state of emergency

Hailemariam Desalegn’s abrupt decision to step down on February 15 came after more than two years of anti-government protests.

The move prompted the government to declare a six-month state of emergency – the second such measure in two years – in a bid to stem political unrest amid long-standing demands for greater freedoms.