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Countries use various approaches in their relations with other countries. For instance, Ethiopia has been utilizing constructive approaches to build good rapport with countries around the world. According to scholars in the field, the constructive approach to diplomacy does not mean relinquishing one's ...
The U.S. Statement of January 16, 2016 comes close to two weeks after the leadership of the ruling Ethiopia People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) agreed to undertake measures to open up Ethiopia's political space. "We are encouraged by the Ethiopian government's decision to drop charges ...

Ethiopia is full of faces that tell amazing stories. For many visitors, a highlight is the ancient rock churches of Lalibela -- 11 churches hewn out of solid stone. But for me it's encounters with the living that will linger -- like young Ebabi Getnet, who walked with me through Lalibela's dusty, unpaved roads and ...
Addis Ababa is the third biggest diplomatic center of the world and a political center of Africa hosting many regional, continental, international and multilateral organizations. The city has witnessed a great success in attracting the visits of many heads of states and governments as well as leaders of ...
ADDIA ABABA, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- The Ethiopian Central Statistics Agency (CSA) on Wednesday said that close to 180,000 tablets have purchased from Chinese technology giants, Huawei and Lenovo, to conduct Ethiopia's Fourth National Housing and population Census. The CSA revealed on ...
Addis Ababa, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- The Ethiopian Minister of Foreign Affairs Workneh Gebeyehu on Wednesday asserted that the partnership between Ethiopia and Egypt is longstanding, which is beyond the Nile River that the two countries share. Gebeyehu made the remarks during his discussion with his ...

Jailed Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina has been freed after more than a year in detention. The leader of the Oromo Federalist Congress was released on Wednesday morning and allowed to go home, where he was welcomed by thousands of people. He has been in prison since December ...
Colorful wares are displayed at the main market of Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia. The market is called the Merkato, a word borrowed from Italian and one of the few vestiges of Italy's short-lived colonization of Ethiopia in the 1930s. Another Italian invasion, in 1896, was repelled. Eva Eliason via AP.
The last couple of years have been quite challenging for the Ethiopian economy as natural and man-made problems posed themselves as obstacles to efforts of sustaining the rapid growth of the last fifteen years. The El-Nino induced drought and political unrests in various parts of the country took their toll ...
Ethiopia is host to the second largest refugee population in Africa, sheltering 892,555 registered refugees and asylum seekers as of 31 December 2017. Since January 2017, 109,851 refugees arrived in Ethiopia, mainly from South Sudan (over 75,400), Eritrea (over 25,200) and Somalia (almost 6,700).
Similarly, when Oromo youth defiantly protested at Ginche and Ambo against the implementation of the master plan for Addis Ababa in 2015, they started the peaceful resistance against the regime in Ethiopia. But to achieve its goal, the resistance requires unity. And when some 250 Oromo youth went to ...
Egypt's president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said his country was not meddling in the internal affairs of Sudan and Ethiopia, as he sought to defuse rising tensions in the Red Sea region. Sisi, in a televised broadcast on Monday, said Cairo was not planning to go to war with the African countries. "We are not ...
Addis Ababa -- Ethiopia has planned ambitious programs of forest landscape restoration to resuscitate more than 20 million hectares of degraded forest landscapes within the next 20 years, The Ministry of Environment, Forest and climate change disclosed. In an exclusive interview with The Ethiopian ...
Addis Ababa -The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the practice of Ethiopia's economic diplomacy focuses on neighboring countries that have significant contributions and return to ensure sustainable and fast economic growth. Apart from the nearby economic relations, many Asian and some European ...
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia -- Ethiopia has always held me in thrall. It is a cradle of prehistoric humankind. It embraced Christianity long before the Missionaries arrived. Its people carved subterranean churches out of solid rock and built mysterious towers of stone. The country's mythology included serving as ...
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has held talks in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, before heading to Egypt for a four-day state visit. The leader is trying to defuse tension over a giant hydroelectric dam that Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile. Ethiopia aims to be the largest producer of ...
According to a Defence officer, the U.K. was also keen on continuing with their partnership with Ethiopia with particular emphasis on building the capacity of Ethiopia's security system. "Ethiopia is one of the UK's strategic partners in global peace and security. We have been, and are keen to continue, ...

FILE - This Oct. 16, 2017, file photo, shows one of the 12th century churches carved from stone in Lalibela, Ethiopia. The architectural marvels are one of the country's most magical attractions, miracles of engineering built 8,000 feet above sea level, each carved in one piece directly from soft volcanic rock.
T he Ethiopian economy will maintain its growth lead for the East African region according to the latest World Bank report. The economy, however, dropped a step in growth forecast in the Sub-Saharan Africa region, falling behind Ghana. In June 2017, the WB forecast Ethiopia as the most expansive in SSA ...
Addis Ababa -- Ethiopia's Federal Attorney General on Thursday filed terror-related charges against five Ethiopian soldiers. The soldiers are accused of conspiring to recruit potential members for the banned rebel group Oromo Liberation Front (OLF). OLF, proscribed as a terror group by the Ethiopian ...
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia -- Ethiopia has always held me in thrall. It is a cradle of prehistoric humankind. It embraced Christianity long before the Missionaries arrived. Its people carved subterranean churches out of solid rock and built mysterious towers of stone. The country's mythology included serving as ...
A court in Ethiopia has sentenced more than 30 people to long prison terms for belonging to an outlawed group. They were allegedly members of Ginbot 7, a group the authorities say is committed to overthrowing the government. The Ethiopian government designated it a terrorist group in 2011. The move ...
The East African country is one of the biggest sources for adoptions to the U.S., according to State Department figures. Adoptions from Ethiopia seem to have gained popularity over the years, with celebrities like Angelina Jolie and Mary-Louise Parker adopting from the country, the Associated Press reports.
The report said: "Among East African countries, Ethiopia is likely to remain the fastest growing economy, but growth is expected to soften as it takes measures to stabilize government debt. Growth is expected to recover in Kenya, as inflation eases, and to firm in Tanzania on strengthening investment growth.
Ethiopia was among the top 10 countries from which Americans adopted children in 2016, according to the US Department of State. Since 1999 more than 15,000 adoptions to the United States have been completed. Actress Angelina Jolie famously adopted her daughter, Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt, from ...
For a brief moment last week, Ethiopia seemed poised to shed its reputation as Africa's Stasi state. At a press conference on Jan. 3, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn vowed to free political prisoners and shutter the notorious Maekelawi prison, which has long served as a torture chamber for ...
Perhaps the answer partially lies in the fact that Ethiopia is host to a very important African powerhouse - the African Union (AU). The AU has long been trying to disentangle itself from Africa's poor human rights record, including systematic suppression of basic rights and detention without trial of political ...
Gigawatt-global-Ethiopia January 7, 2018 - An Israeli company, GIGAWATT GLOBAL, announced plans to invest 500 million USD in Ethiopia's renewable energy and human resource development. Josef I. Abramowitz, CEO of the company announced the plan following discussions with the Ethiopian Prime Minister ...
Dr. Segenet Kelemu according to Gates, having witnessed the damage locusts wreak in rural Ethiopia, aspired to study agriculture and today "used the power of science to find ways to help farmers grow more food and earn more income." In the latest installment of his 'heroes in the Field' series, Gates said ...
The closure of the border by Sudan came amid reports that Egypt and the United Arab Emirates had set up a military camp in Sawa in Eritrea, a northern neighbor to Ethiopia. Eritrea, however, denies giving permission to Egyptian and Emirati military for any such activity. According to some analysts, Egypt ...
Ethiopia Democratic party Central Committee Member Lidetu Ayalew for his part told Addis Zemen that the move to release political party members is encouraging and only a beginning to democratization. There are other issues that EPRDF must deal with. Human and political rights should respected.
In Ethiopia, the celebration is referred to as Gena, and is usually a time Christians unite to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. An Ethiopian tourist website wrote about the celebration: ''Gena or Ledet (7 January), the Ethiopian equivalent to Christmas, is preceded by an all-night vigil following 43 days of ...
The news was a major triumph for youth protesters across Ethiopia who have been demanding political reform for the past couple of years. But the question remains: Will the ruling party follow through on its latest promise? As Yacob Hailemariam, an attorney based in Addis Ababa who was a former senior ...
Ethiopia through the Administration for Refugee and Returnees Affairs (ARRA) is working to improve the provision of education to refugees sheltering in camps in the country. Through the activities carried out so far gross enrolment rate in primary education for refugees has reached 70.5 percent in 2017, ...
COLUMBUS: President Donald Trump's outspoken support for the protesters in Iran brought back memories of half a century ago when hundreds of peace Corps teachers in Ethiopia, including me, were confronted with a dilemma. For Trump, the concern is that the president's bellicose tweets could backfire ...
Ethiopia govt's political turnaround has many unanswered questions - HRW ... The views were contained in a press release titled 'Ethiopia to Free political prisoners, Close prison - Important Steps, But More rights Reforms Needed,' issued by the group's Senior Researcher in the Horn of Africa, Felix ...
The government of Ethiopia says it will consider pardoning or dropping charges against some members of opposition political parties accused of crimes. Initial news reports stated that Ethiopia will release all political prisoners, but that was based on an inaccurate translation of the prime minister's ...
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia -- There was a young boy in a Manchester United jersey and an old woman whose face was tattooed with an Orthodox cross. There was a businessman in a finely tailored suit and a police woman in uniform. There were two women in black niqab head coverings and two others in ...
Ethiopia's government has denied that all political prisoners will be freed, saying that only some imprisoned politicians will be pardoned. An aide to the prime minister said a mistranslation led to him being quoted as saying that all political prisoners would be freed to promote dialogue. The prime minster ...
"To see our planet as this majestic blue ball floating in the blackness of space is breathtaking. It is truly the most amazing thing I've ever seen. When you see it for the first time it appears perfect. Bright and mostly blue, it's a literal island in our solar system. And make no mistake -- right now, we have no place ...
And those in Ethiopia's music scene came together to revive Mikaya's works. Mikaya shot to the limelight with her debut album Shemametew, which became a success due to her soulful voice and lyrics that talked about love and principles. In September 2013, Mikaya was disgnosed with systemic lupus, ...
Due to drought and large-scale displacement in the southern and south-eastern lowland areas of Ethiopia, humanitarian needs are expected to remain significant in 2018. As of September 2017, 1.3 million people, 64 per cent of whom are children, are displaced due to conflict and drought. The majority of ...
Emboldened by the remarkable success stories and lessons learnt during Millennium Development Goals, Ethiopia remains as robust as it has been to meet the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs), with recent reports indicating Ethiopia's early performance in some of the golas.. It has been over two ...
Blessed with remarkable achievements and marred with a brief period of scuffles due to grievances, Ethiopia has received the New Year, 2018, with lots to talk about the just concluded 2017. From chairing United Nations Security Council to facilitating mediation among South Sudan warring factions, ...
Nairobi, Kenya -- The prime minister of Ethiopia on Wednesday announced that the government would close a notorious detention center and release some prisoners across the country, including some members of political parties. The announcement was hailed by human rights groups as an amnesty ...
After handing over the donation, Burak Ozden, TIKA's deputy coordinator in Addis Ababa, expressed happiness to have seen "smiling patients and devoted doctors". TIKA has so far helped equip 360 health centers and trained 3,500 health personnel worldwide. The agency's activities in Ethiopia have been ...
Federal forces were banned form intervening in the Oromia - Ethiopia Somali crisis but they reports indicate that they are very much operating in other parts of the Oromia region. The 16 deaths in the town of Chelenko in the region has been blamed on federal forces. They are also accused of killing four ...
It further cited a statement to the press by the Egyptian top diplomat saying that "The case Egypt has with Sudan is completely different with Ethiopia's case, and it is necessary to differentiate the two". But the Egyptian foreign ministry on Tuesday denied that the Egyptian minister had proposed to exclude ...
Meli-Gold-Plant-Tigray-Ethiopia January 2, 2018 - Meli gold plant in Ethiopia's Tigray regional state began regular production, reports FBC. The factory is expected to earn Ethiopia more than 40 million US dollars in this fiscal year (2017/18). The plant, which is under the patronage of Ezana Mining Development Company, ...
Seasoned travelers in the been-there-done-that stage of exploring the world might be intrigued by the prospect of checking out Ethiopia, a country not high on the tourism radar. Big Five Tours & Expeditions emphasizes the country's ancient culture and natural beauty with a new tour, Historic Routes of ...


 

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