Author Archives: Anwar Muktar

Prime Minister Hailemariam emphasizes the importance of “deep reform”

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn met with the local press on Monday this week (January 9) speaking and answering questions about the government’s “deep reform”, the launch of the “Democratic Centers”, the establishment of the new Federal Police Investigation Office and the fight against corruption and rent seekers within the government, the impact of the State of Emergency on the economy,… Read more »

…. and called for diversified exports to offset declining commodity prices

Prime Minister Hailemariam also responded to parliamentary questions on Thursday this week (January 12) on current socio-economic and political issues. In responding to questions raised by Members of Parliament on the macro-economic performance of the country, he noted the remarkable 12% increase in production of this Meher harvest season. He also emphasized the need to raise the volume of agricultural… Read more »

Prime Minister Hailemariam at inauguration of Ghana’s new President

Prime Minister Hailemariam attended the inauguration ceremony for the President-elect of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, held at Independence Square in the capital of Ghana, Accra, on Saturday (January 7). The Prime Minister’s delegation arrived in Accra on Friday and was received by senior officials at the airport.   The swearing-in ceremony of for President Nana Akufo-Addo, as 5th president of the Fourth… Read more »

Dr. Workneh at the UNSC debate on “Conflict Prevention and Sustaining Peace”

Ethiopia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu addressed the Ministerial-level Open Debate of the United Nations Security Council on “Conflict Prevention and Sustaining Peace” on Tuesday this week (January 10), at the United Nations Security Council in New York. The meeting, chaired by Sweden, (President of the Security Council for January) was attended by the new United Nations Secretary-General,… Read more »

The Ethio-Djibouti railway: a major step towards regional economic growth

This week marked the final completion of the Ethio-Djibouti electrified railway line-linking Addis Abeba to Djibouti’s Red Sea port city, with a ceremony at the Nagad Railway Station in Djibouti. It offered an example of the synergy that can be developed between the people and geography of the Eastern part of Africa with other peoples and continents for their greater… Read more »

While the Speaker’s Election opens the way for Somalia’s Presidential vote.…

Professor Mohamed Sheikh Osman ‘Jawari’ was re-elected as the Speaker of the new Lower House of the Somali Parliament, the House of the People on Wednesday (January 11). The Interim Speaker of the Federal Parliament, Osman Elmi Boqore, announced the results. Up to 251 legislators voted with Professor ‘Jawari’ getting 141 votes and former state minister Abdirashid Mohamed Hidig getting… Read more »

… the UNHCR is concerned by donor fatigue over Somali

Meanwhile, the UNHCR says that more than a million Somali refugees, displaced from their homes for decades, are becoming despondent as they continue to be unable to return home. The UNHCR also fears that donor support is growing fatigued.  Mohamed Abdi Affey, the UNHCR Special Envoy to the Somali refugee situation said this week: “There is a growing sense of… Read more »

The conclusion of the 12th AU-EU Human Rights Dialogue

The 12th AU-EU Human Rights Dialogue concluded on Tuesday (January 10) in Brussels, Belgium. The AU Delegation led by the AU Commissioner for Political Affairs, Dr Aisha L. Abdullahi, included the President of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the Chairperson of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, the AU Commissioner… Read more »

በስዊዘርላንድ ነዋሪ የሆኑ ኢትዮጵያውያንና ትውልደ ኢትዮጵያውያን 11ኛውን ብሄሮች ብሄረሰቦችና ህዝቦች ቀን አከበሩ

በስዊዘርላንድ የሚኖሩ ኢትዮጵያውያንና ትውልደ ኢትዮጵያውያን እ.ኤ.አ. ዲሴምበር 17 ቀን 2016 ዓ.ም. ለ11ኛ ጊዜ “ህገ-መንግስታችን ለዲሞክራሲ አንድነታችንና ለህዳሴያችን” በሚል መሪ ቃል የኢትዮጵያ ብሄሮች ብሄረሰቦችና ህዝቦች ቀን በደማቅ ሁኔታ አከበሩ፡፡ በዚህ የብሄሮች ብሄረሰቦችና ህዝቦች ቀን በዓል ከ120 በላይ ኢትዮጵያውያና ትውልደ ኢትዮጵያውያን ተገኝተዋል፡ የሚስዮኑ ተወካይ አቶ ዩሴፍ ካሣዬ ክብረ በዓሉን አስመልክቶ ባደረጉት የመክፈቻ ንግግር ህዳር 29 ብሄሮች በሄረሰቦችና ህዝቦች ሉዓላዊ የስልጣን ባለቤት የሆኑበት… Read more »

Ethiopians celebrate 11th Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Day in Harari

Ethiopia, colorfully celebrated the11th Nations, Nationalities and Peoples‟ Day in Harar, capital of the country‟s smallest killil, and a city commonly referred to a city of love and tolerance. Ethiopia is, of course, a home to diversity with around 80 nations, nationalities and peoples, each having their own distinct culture, history, language and way of life. They are also brought… Read more »