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“You can only get a visa into Ethiopia by flying in,” the woman at the Ethiopian embassy shot my hopes down. “Unless you are a Kenyan resident.” ... Email a tear-jerker of a letter to the Minister of Tourism in Ethiopia and see if he could grant me a one-off overland visa. The email didn't go through with gmail ...
Ethiopia's inability to access the ports via neighbouring Eritrea led to a Chinese rail line that links Ethiopia to Djibouti instead. Premier Abiy Ahmed has expressly stated his desire to normalize relations with Eritrea calling on Asmara to commit same to the process. He specifically mentioned it in his first ...

Former Ethiopian prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn has blamed the archaic colonial agreements over the use of the Nile waters for the prevailing stalemate his country has with Egypt. Egypt and Ethiopia are at loggerheads over the construction of the Grand Renaissance Dam, a $4 ...
The Ethiopia- Somali region has been rocked by what local media portals are describing as rare protests against the regional government. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. The protests took place in five towns namely Afdem, Bike, Erer, Shinile and Hadhagala district, Sitti zone of the region.
Addis Ababa — Ethiopia is to legislate a two five year term limit for the prime ministerial position, new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was quoted as saying on Friday. Speaking to an audience of political and civil leaders in Hawassa city, capital of Ethiopia's Southern regional state, Ahmed said legislation is ...
In a rear turn of events the joint session of two houses, the House of Peoples' Representatives (HPR) and the House of the Federation (HOF), is scheduled to convene on Monday April 30, 2018 to pass the decision to postpone the National Census, The Reporter has learnt. The decision to convene the two ...

Bahir Dar was a stopover for Dr Ahmed in the midst of a whirlwind tour of Ethiopia, uneasily calm after years of intensifying unrest that implicated three of the country's largest regions - Amhara, Oromia and the Somali region. The prime minister arrived at the forum after visiting Gondar, a historical town ...
Ethiopia and the Netherlands are consolidating their social, political and economic cooperations hand in hand, according to Ambassador of the Netherlands to Ethiopia. Ambassador Bengt van Loosdrecht told The Ethiopian Herald that the two countries are working together in three fields such as food ...
After a turbulent three years for Ethiopia, including large-scale anti-government protests, new prime minister Dr Abiy Ahmed is likely to enjoy a honeymoon period - and seems early on to have persuaded many he can bring stability, unity and reform to the country. Abiy - an Oromo leader in his early 40s with ...
ADDIS ABABA, April 27 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Acting Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Donald Yamamoto wrapped up his three East African nations tour on Friday here with a pledge to boost economic and security ties with Ethiopia. Yamamoto, who started his East Africa tour in Eritrea on Monday ...
Ethiopia uses a parliamentary system of government where the party with majority seats in parliament nominates a prime minister. Abiy commended his predecessor, Hailemariam Desalegn, for resisting the temptation to cling to power. Desalegn resigned his position as prime minister and chairman of the ...
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The hair of a long-dead emperor and an intricate golden crown are among the artifacts Ethiopia's government is demanding to be returned from British government institutions and private collections, as more countries seek to reclaim heritage they say was taken decades, even ...
Four students detained by the Command Post administering Ethiopia's February 16 state of emergency have been released. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. Their release follows sustained protests by their colleagues in Ambo University located in the Oromia region. Ambo was the heartbeat of ...
Belgian artist helps Ethiopia engineer the perfect chicken ... Mr. Hanotte praised Vanmechelen for doing what scientists could not – creating a unique population of chickens that gives a snapshot of the genetic diversity of birds outside Ethiopia. "That is a fantastic resource for us," he said. "There's no way ...
“We all want to see an Ethiopia with continuous economic development where all people benefit, and where people express their views on public policies, unafraid,” said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein at the end of his official visit to Ethiopia. His visit followed the country's ...
The Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday held a meeting with Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the United Nations Human Rights chief who is on an official visit to Ethiopia. According to the Facebook page of the PM, the main issues of discussion by the two parties was the subject of human rights and ...
Art and science marry in Ethiopia's quest for the perfect chicken. 4/26/2018. By Thin Lei Win. ROME, April 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Researchers in. Ethiopia are embarking on a quest to create the perfect chicken for African farmers ... snapshot of the genetic diversity of birds outside Ethiopia. "That is a fantastic ...

“Of course I am excited that a multinational company is coming to Ethiopia. On the other hand, it means bad news for local companies. It's just one pizza shop today but in 10 years there will be 50.” That's definitely the plan. Pizza Hut is embarking on an aggressive push to conquer the African market; ...
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia. Ethiopia wants the multinational African peacekeeping force to stay in Somalia, Ethiopian Foreign Ministry's spokesman said on Thursday. "Ethiopia's stance on the issue of AMISOM's [African Union Mission in Somalia] withdrawal is that the multinational force should stay in ...
Ethiopia faces unprecedented uncertainty. In February, for the second time in as many years, the government declared a state of emergency in response to ongoing protests. Its prime minister resigned, paving the way for its first head of government of Oromo descent, the ethnic group at the heart of calls for ...
Ethiopia has demanded Britain permanently return all artefacts that originated in the African country but are now held by the Victoria and Albert Museum. An Ethiopian official said the government would not accept them on loan. The declaration comes after the museum - one of London's most popular tourist ...
Ethiopia's economy is predicted to grow by 8.5% this year. The figures signal continued economic expansion following a long period of impressive growth. In the last decade, Ethiopia has averaged around 10% economic growth, according to the IMF. To boost the economy, the country is pursuing a number ...
London — A new exhibition that opened April 5 at London's famous Victoria and Albert museum of ancient treasures looted from Ethiopia has revived debate about where such artifacts should reside, highlighting the tensions in putting Western imperialism in Africa and the past to rest. The exhibit comprises ...
After two decades of imple mentation, federalism has become a hot issue in the country recently, especially in connection with the flaring up of unrest in some parts of the country in recent years. Scholars, civic society and political party members stated that even though there is no debate on the necessity of ...
In the following article published on Sunday in the Law Fare Blog, Yale PhD student Hilary Matfess argues that "fixing Ethiopia requires more than a new prime minister." Perhaps. But, in our opinion, electing Dr. Abiy was the first step in the right direction for Ethiopia. Since the charismatic young leader was ...
Ethiopian government policy on the "war on terror" has conveniently dovetailed with what many in Ethiopia see as the central administration's inherently colonialist approach – supported tacitly by the US and her allies – towards ethnic minorities in the country, especially those with movements calling for ...
Following the opening of an exhibition of Ethiopian artifacts at the Victoria and Albert Museum earlier this month, director Tristram Hunt pledged to return cultural heritage objects to Ethiopia in a longterm loan agreement. At the time, the Ethiopian ambassador Hailemichael Afework Aberra's favorable ...
The ongoing efforts by the government of Ethiopia to build and further enhance democracy are on the right track and commendable, experts and diplomats said. They noted that Ethiopia is on the right track in scaling up a democratic culture and system in the country. Scholars and experts who took part in ...
Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) Development Strategy of Ethiopia has been designed to maintain the momentum of the rapid economic growth being registered in all sectors, foster entrepreneurship, alleviate poverty and develop MSEs, which lay fundamental foundation for industrialized economy.
Editor's Note: For years, Ethiopia has appeared to be a relative success story, emerging from years of conflict and becoming a somewhat democratic, pro-Western ally in East Africa. Yet this success is in jeopardy. Yale's Hilary Matfess details the creeping authoritarianism in Ethiopia and its dangers for the ...
ADDIS ABABA, April 21 (Xinhua) -- The Ethiopian government on Saturday called for investment in fish development and processing endeavors so as to minimize the existing dependence on imported fish products for the domestic market. The call by the Ethiopian Ministry of Science and Technology on ...
A Canadian citizen imprisoned in Ethiopia for more than 11 years has returned to Toronto after a gruelling campaign by his family and an international human rights groups to free him. Bashir Makhtal was sentenced to life in prison in 2009 after he was arrested by Ethiopian authorities for his alleged ...
April 21, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir and Ethiopia's Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed Ali on Saturday discussed bilateral cooperation between the two countries in all fields. Al-Bashir, who arrived in Ethiopia on Friday to take part in Tana Forum which is hosted by the Ethiopian ...
Ethiopia has been undertaking various efforts to claim the patent right, whether through negotiation, public campaign and the legal system. Ten years ago, a Netherlands company got the patent right to produce teff and its products. Ethiopia has requested to acquire the patent right - which is taken by the ...
Original story with headline: Ethiopia revokes right of top journalist Eskinder Nega to leave the country. Eskinder Nega, an award winning Ethiopian journalist who was jailed for being critical of government has been barred from leaving the country, a writers' body, PEN America and a famed blogger, ...
#Ethiopia – PM #AbiyAhmed received a warm welcome this morning upon arriving at the historic city of #Gonder in #Amhara regional state, where he is expected to address a public gathering. The premier will also attend this year's #TanaForum in #BahirDar, the capital. pic.twitter.com/W7m9NkGvla.
Ethiopia's new prime minister has named a cabinet that includes the former mining minister as defence minister, and retained the finance and foreign ministers from his predecessor's cabinet. Abiy Ahmed, who was appointed by Ethiopia's ruling coalition last month and sworn in as prime minister on April 2, ...
By establishing the divine origins of Ethiopia's royal line, the Kibre Negest sought to disarm the warlords at home, while portraying the empire as unified and proud to the outside world. However, ordinary citizens soon found surplus meaning in it. Over the years, ideas of Ethiopia's unifying and mythic origins ...
The situation forced thousands of residents to flee into Kenya. PM Abiy, who took over from Hailemariam Desalegn, is tasked with political reforms and national unity drive for a country riled by anti-government protests since 2015. Ethiopia has declared two state of emergencies in under two years.
Internet users in Ethiopia said on Monday the government appeared to have ended a three-month online blackout, raising hopes of a relaxation of restrictions after the arrival of a new prime minister who promised reforms. Mobile and broadband internet services shut down in December in many regions ...
Bethesda diners can finally unearth the authentic flavors of Ethiopia without traveling to well-known enclaves of the cuisine in Silver Spring or Washington, D.C., by visiting Lucy, a new restaurant named for the remarkably intact fossilized hominid species excavated in the African country in 1974. Diners in ...
KEY players were missing in Young Africans squad that left early yesterday for a return CAF Confederation game against Wollaita Dicha of Ethiopia on Wednesday. Yanga who relegated to the CAF Confederation play off after losing 2-1 to Township Rollers, won 2-1 in their first leg game held at the ...
Thousands of Ethiopians trooped out to welcome two-time Fifa World Player of the Year Ronaldinho, who brought with him the Uefa Champions League trophy to the country. The Barcelona legend, in continuation of the Champions League trophy tour, visited Ethiopia for the first time and was amazed by ...
Ethiopia has about 78 million hectare of arable land. However, only 13 million of it is currently under cultivation. Moreover, even the already existing husbandry is not that much productive due to various reasons including economic and awareness constraints of farmers in using modern technology and ...
On April 2, Abiy Ahmed, a young technocrat from the Oromo People's Democratic Organisation (OPDO), part of the ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), was sworn in as Ethiopia's new prime minister. Ahmed's inauguration came amid much fanfare and raised expectations ...
Interior Minister Aryeh Deri announced the granting of the residency status on Sunday, Hadashot news reported, days after Shafrao arrived in Israel from Gondor, Ethiopia and after reports surfaced that the teen has been asked to put up thousands of dollars as a guarantee that he would leave the country ...
PM #AbiyAhmed said reforming the judiciary: revisiting repressive laws; opening up the democratic space & space for free & independent media will be his priority. He also said his gov. would work to connect with the demands of the youth & creat job opportunities. #Ethiopia pic.twitter.com/BKkzA2FiZo.
“It's my goal, my sincere hope that in my lifetime [Alemayehu] will go back to Ethiopia,” Sissay told the Observer. “This isn't going away because I'm not going away.” Sissay, who was fostered then put into care in Lancashire despite the wishes of his mother, feels there is a resonance between Alemayehu's ...
ADDIS ABABA, April 14 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia's new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who is currently addressing the various groups of the Ethiopian society, will meet 25,000 representatives of the Ethiopian community and the diplomatic community on Sunday. The address will take place in Ethiopia's capital ...
The ruling EPRDF coalition picked Abiy last month to replace Hailemariam Desalegn, who quit to clear the way for reforms in Ethiopia, Africa's second most populous nation which has been racked by violence for the last three years. Hundreds have been killed by security forces in Oromiya, the violence ...


 

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