EUROPEAN COMMISSION 24 January 2019 PRESS RELEASE The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker met with the Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed to discuss EU support to Ethiopia’s reform process and agree to an additional €130 million to support job creation. On this occasion, President Juncker said: “The partnership between Ethiopia and...

AFRICA NEWS 25 January 2019 by DANIEL MUMBERE Ethiopia’s regional state of Oromia and the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) agreed to a ceasefire on Thursday,...

BLOOMBERG 23 January 2019 by DAVID MALINGHA DOYA Government has outlined plans to sell airline, telecoms stakes Economy is forecast to grow average of 8% through 2021 Ethiopia’s planned sale of state-owned assets will help expand an economy that’s expected to be among the world’s fastest-growing over the next three years, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said. The...

PULITZER CENTER THE NATIONAL 22 January 2019 by ISMAIL EINASHE Image courtesy of the Kremlin. 2018. Last Tuesday, 21 people were killed and many more...

AFRICA NEWS 19 January 2019 by ABDUR RAHMAN ALFA SHABAN Ethiopia’s ruling coalition says it is happy about the level of execution of a peace deal with...

REUTERS 17 January 2019 by NITA BHALLA NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Ethiopia passed a law on Thursday giving almost 1 million refugees the right to work and live outside of camps, in a move praised for providing them with more dignity and reducing reliance on foreign aid. Home to Africa’s second largest refugee population after Uganda, Ethiopia hosts...

REUTERS 16 January 2019 by AARON MAASHO ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopian troops have launched operations against members of a rebel group that signed...

ALL AFRICA 15 January 2019 by MICHAEL EMILE KYNASTON JONES Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and President Isaias Afwerki at the official opening of the Debay...

REUTERS 15 January 2019 by AARON MAASHO ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Protesters in Ethiopia’s northeastern Afar region have blocked the landlocked country’s main route to the sea to demonstrate against surging ethnic violence, organisers said on Monday. The demonstrators started a five-day blockade of the highway to neighbouring Djibouti on Sunday, Mahi Bule, a member...

MENAFN 14 January 2019 by DAWIT ENDESHAW MENAFN – Somali Land Sun) Horn of Africa Border Confusion Somalilandsun – Ethiopia, more or less,...