MoFA Ethiopia celebrates “Africa Day”

(EBC; May 25, 2016) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia marked the 2016 Africa Day Celebrations on Wednesday at Hilton Hotels in Addis Ababa. Africa Day is celebrated annually on 25 May within the African continent to mark the formation of the Organization of African Unity on 25 May 1963 and the African Union in 2002 and the… Read more »

Dr Tedros announces candidacy for job of WHO director-general

  (EBC; May 25, 2016) – Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom formally announced on Tuesday his candidature as Africa’s sole contender for the chief position of the World Health Organisation (WHO), to be decided in May next year. “It’s time for a director-general who has lived through some of the most pressing challenges facing our world today,” the former heath minister… Read more »

ዶ/ር ቴድሮስ ለአለም ጤና ድርጅት ዋና ዳይሬክተርነት በይፋ እጩ ሆነው ቀረቡ

የኢፌዲሪ  ውጭ ጉዳይ ሚንስትሩ  ዶ/ር ቴድሮስ ለአለም ጤና ድርጅት ዋና  ዳይሬክተርነት በይፋ  እጩ  ሆነው ቀረቡ። ዶ/ር ቴድሮስ የአፍሪካ  ሀገራት ድጋፍ ካገኙ በኃላ  ትላንት በሲዊዘርላንድ ጄኔቭ ለድርጅቱ መሪነት የአፍሪካው ብቸኛው ተወካይ ዕጩ  ሆነው ቀርበዋል። ዶ/ር ቴድሮስ የአፍሪካ  ህብረት ኮሚሽን ሊቀምንበር ዲላሚኒ ዙማ  በተገኙበት ስነ ስርዓት ነው እጩነታቸውን ይፋ  ያድረጉት። በአትዮጵያ  ለሰባት አመታት ያህል በጤና  ሚንስትርነት ያገለገሉት የአሁኑ ውጭ ጉዳይ ሚንስትር ዶ/ር… Read more »

Ethiopian National Day, Ginbot 20, will be celebrated next week

The 25th anniversary of Ethiopian National Day, the Silver Jubilee of the overthrow of the military dictatorship of the Derg will be celebrated nationwide next week on May 28.  The day marks the demise of the repressive military regime and the dawn of a new era of peace, development and democracy for the Ethiopian People. Under this new government, all… Read more »

Ethiopian Business Fora in Hamburg and Munich

Two Ethio-German Business Fora were held in Hamburg and Munich last week (May 11-12). The Fora were organized jointly by the Embassy and Consulate General of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in Berlin and Frankfurt in partnership with the German -Africa Business Association: Afrika-Verein, and the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Chamber of Commerce for Munich… Read more »

UK’s High-Level Trade and Investment Mission visits Ethiopia

A High-Level Trade and Investment Mission from the UK visited Ethiopia last week (May 10-12), meeting with officials from Prime Minister’s cabinet, officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finance, Water, Irrigation and Electricity, and a small, select group of business leadersduring its three day visit. The Trade Mission was led by Prime Minster David Cameron’s newly appointed Trade Envoy… Read more »

The UN Security Council visits Somalia, Kenya and Egypt

The UN Security Council started on a four day visit to Somalia, Kenya and Egypt on Wednesday this week (May 18). This month’s President of the Council, the Permanent Representative of Egypt, made it clear the main focus of the trip would be Somalia, though other issues that would be addressed during the mission, among them will be terrorism and… Read more »

“Atrocious repression” that the world continues to disregard

Eritrea, celebrating its 25th anniversary of de facto independence this month, and regarded by many as another failing state in the Horn of Africa, is a small country populated by no more than five million people. Indeed the latest figure on an official website suggests that the Government itself believes the population to number no more than 3.7 million, and… Read more »

Eritrea’s campaign to pre-empt the UN Commission of Inquiry report due in June

The UN Human Rights Council’s Commission of Inquiry into the status of human rights in Eritrea is due to report to the UN Human Rights Council again in June. Following the Commission of Inquiry’s report of June last year, Human Rights Council mandated the Commission to continue its investigations and tasked it to “investigate systematic, widespread and gross violations of… Read more »

The Sudanese Public Diplomacy Delegation meeting with Prime Minister Hailemariam

The High-level Sudanese Public Diplomacy delegation, which had a highly successful week-long visit to Ethiopia last week (May 8-15), was composed of high level government officials, investors, academics, teachers, youth and women representatives, prominent personalities and artists. Led by Dr. Omar Suleiman Adam, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly and Speaker of the Sudanese, the delegation was warmly received by… Read more »