Prime Minister Hailemariam addresses the European Development Days in Brussels

Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn addressed the 10th edition of the European Development Days in Brussels on Wednesday (June 15). The European Development Days are Europe’s leading forum on international cooperation and development, and Prime Minister Hailemariam firmly expressed his confidence in Ethiopia’s ability to attain the Sustainable Development Goals. He said the goals were achievable as they were “on the… Read more »

Dr. Tedros visits the Republic of Cuba

Dr. Tedros made an official visit to Cuba on Friday (June 10). The visit was aimed to promote and further strengthen bilateral relations between Ethiopia and Cuba, and Dr. Tedros held talks with Cuba’s Foreign Minster, Bruno Rodriguez, and discussing ways of further strengthening bilateral ties between the two countries. Dr. Tedros thanked Mr. Rodriguez for the fraternal relations that… Read more »

… Dr. Tedros visits Jamaica and calls for support for Ethiopia’s Security Council bid…..

On his visit to Jamaica, Dr. Tedros Adhanom, Minister of Foreign Affairs, expressed confidence in the support of Jamaica and Caribbean countries for Ethiopia’s bid for a non-permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council for 2017-2018. The Minister was addressing a reception hosted for the diplomatic corps in Kingston by the Office of the Honorary Consulate of Ethiopia in… Read more »

Eritrea tries to distract attention from the UN Commission of Inquiry report

Following the press conference held last week by the UN Commission of Inquiry into human rights violations in Eritrea and the Commission’s unequivocally damning report, the Eritrean government has been making every effort to mobilize support against the detailed condemnation of the government and the way Eritrean officials have been tagged with “crimes against humanity.” Presidential Adviser, Yemane Gebreab, travelled… Read more »

AMISOM thwarts Al-Shabaab attack on Ethiopian forces at Halgan

The Al-Shabaab attack in the early hours of Thursday (June 9) at Halgan in Hiiraan region aimed to overrun the forward military post there, manned by Ethiopian forces under AMISOM together with Somali Army units. Halgan is on the road between Belet Weyne and Buulo Burde, some 300 kilometers from Mogadishu. Hiiraan is an area in which troops from both Ethiopia and Djibouti… Read more »

The Somali Parliament amends the draft constitution

On Wednesday (June 15) the Federal Parliament passed amendments to articles 60 and 136 of the provisional constitution. Article 60 of the current constitution says that the term of office of the Federal Parliament is 4 years from the day of the announcement of the election results. This was amended to say that the term of the office of Federal… Read more »

An Ethio-Canada Business Forum held in Addis Ababa

An Ethio-Canadian Business Forum jointly organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ethiopian embassy in Canada and the Canadian Embassy in Addis, was held at the Intercontinental Addis Hotel in Addis Ababa on Thursday (June 16). Mr. Regasa Kefale, State Minister for Business and Diaspora Affairs at Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs gave a keynote speech in which he noted… Read more »

Anniversary of the establishment of Ethio-China diplomatic relations

The Ethiopian Embassy in Beijing marking the 46th anniversary of the establishment of Ethiopia-China diplomatic relations this week on an occasion marked with a demonstration of the centuries-old cultural richness of Ethiopia to Chinese entrepreneurs, investors and the general public at China World Hotel in Beijing. The Embassy of Ethiopia demonstrated different aspects of public diplomacy, including culinary and cultural… Read more »

Eritrean leaders should be tried for crimes against humanity: U.N.

U.N. human rights investigators accused Eritrean leaders on Wednesday of crimes against humanity including torture, rape, murder and enslaving hundreds of thousands of people and called for the case to be referred to the International Criminal Court. Atrocities had been committed since the country’s independence in 1991 and were continuing, the U.N. Commission of Inquiry said in a report that… Read more »

UN Inquiry finds crimes against humanity in Eritrea

Geneva (8 June 2016) – Crimes against humanity have been committed in a widespread and systematic manner in Eritrean detention facilities, military training camps and other locations across the country over the past 25 years, according to a new report by the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea, released Wednesday. Crimes of enslavement, imprisonment, enforced disappearances, torture,… Read more »