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  • Ethiopia: Rebel group, Patriot Ginbot 7 suspends armed operations

    Ethiopia: Rebel group, Patriot Ginbot 7 suspends armed operations

    Armed opposition group in Ethiopia, Patriotic Ginbot7 (PG7) announced that it has unilaterally suspended all operations using firearms to show its support for the ongoing political changes undertaken by a reformist group within the ruling party, spearheaded by the new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

  • United States welcomes Ethiopia-Eritrea peace efforts

    United States welcomes Ethiopia-Eritrea peace efforts

    The United States is encouraged by recent progress Ethiopia and Eritrea have made toward resolving their longstanding differences, the White House has said. The two African countries waged a border war from 1998-2000 that killed tens of thousands of people.

  • Ethiopia, Italy sign €30 million loan agreement

    Ethiopia, Italy sign €30 million loan agreement

    Ethiopia and Italy have signed a €30 million loan agreement aimed at supporting the implementation of Inclusive and Sustainable Development of Agricultural Value Chain project in Oromia and Southern Nation, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR).

  • Ethiopians worried about internet censorship

    Ethiopian officials have restricted internet access in major cities across the country. Millions of Ethiopians living outside the capital Addis Ababa have not had access to the Internet for nearly a year, and the government explanation for the prolonged cut is still awaited.

    Ethiopian officials have restricted internet access in major cities across the country. Millions of Ethiopians living outside the capital Addis Ababa have not had access to the Internet for nearly a year, and the government explanation for the prolonged cut is still awaited.

  • Ethiopia’s Gudeta SMASHES women’s half marathon record in Spain

    The previous record for a single-sex race was set by Lornah Kiplagat in Udine, Italy in 2007. Earlier, Geoffrey Kamworor won his third successive title in the men’s event in a time of 1:00:02. The Kenyan, who won silver in the 10,000 meters at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, was followed over the line by Abraham Cheroben of Bahrain and Aron Kifle of Eritrea.
    Ethiopa’s Netsanet Gudeta broke Kenya’s dominance in the World Half Marathon Championships by smashing the women’s only race world record in Valencia, Spain on Saturday. Kenyan women had swept the medals at the previous two championships but Gudeta pushed on alone from 15 kilometers to win in a time of one hour, six minutes and [...]
  • World Bank agrees US$ 600m loan, grant to Ethiopia

    lion of judah ethiopia. https://africa.cgtn.com/2018/03/20/world-bank-agrees-us-600m-loan-grant-to-ethiopia/
    The World Bank on Tuesday agreed a US$600 million loan and grant to Ethiopia to finance roads and other infrastructure projects in urban areas. The Washington-based bank said the funds would “help strengthen the capacity and performance of local urban governments, expand sustainable urban infrastructure and services, as well as promote local economic development”. Read [...]
  • Ethiopian Airlines all – female crew is welcomed by Argentine president

    Ethiopian airlines air hostess. Ethiopian Airlines all - female crew is welcomed by Argentine president
    The Argentine president, Mauricio Macri, welcomed the all female Ethiopian Airlines flight to Buenos Aires. The maiden trip from the Ethiopian capital to the Argentine capital was historically underatken on the occassion of International Women’s Day. Marci believes the introduction of the five weekly flights by Ethiopian Airlines will boost tourism, sports and commercial relations [...]
  • Ethiopia army dispatches team to probe Moyale killings, online outrage spikes

    Ethiopia army troops
    The Command Post enforcing a state of emergency in Ethiopia has sent condolences to families of persons it says were mistakenly killed after defense forces acted on wring intelligence last Saturday. Initial reports suggested that nine people were killed in the town of Moyale – a bordre town with Kenya after soldiers shot at them. [...]
  • Tillerson and Lavrov Book Same Ethiopian Hotel — and Can’t Agree on a Meeting

    The top diplomats from Russia and the U.S. are spending their Thursday evening at a five-story Sheraton Hotel in Ethiopia’s capital. But with the two countries’ relationship at a post-Cold War low, the envoys can’t even agree on whether they want to meet. The latest dispute began a few weeks ago when reporters realized that [...]
  • U.S. Embassy issues security alert in Ethiopia as Oromia strike bites

    The United States Embassy in Ethiopia on Tuesday issued a security alert following reports of unrest and disruption of transport to and from the capital Addis Ababa. The country-wide alert read in part: “Reports of civil unrest.  Road closures in affected areas could disrupt transportation links to and from Addis Ababa and the availability of [...]