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Israel's Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked receives traditional clothes from members of Ethiopia's Jewish community, during a visit to a synagogue in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Sunday, April 22, 2018. Shaked visited the synagogue in a rare visit from the high office of Israel's government and her first trip to Africa.
At the time he also visited the UN Human Rights East Africa Regional Office based in Addis Ababa. The Government of Ethiopia earlier this year extended another invitation to Zeid in respect of a follow-up visit. “During his four-day visit, Zeid is due to meet with the new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed as well as ...

Ethiopia and Greece's relationship dates back to ancient times, and a small community is keeping both cultures alive. (Photo: The Greek Club in Addis Ababa/Al Jazeera). Aljazeera.com. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – “Did you know that Ethiopia gets its name from the Greek word Aethiopia, first used by Homer?
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - "Did you know that Ethiopia gets its name from the Greek word Aethiopia, first used by Homer?" Greek Ambassador to Ethiopia Nikolaos Patakias says proudly. Sitting in his office in the capital Addis Ababa, Patakias shows an ancient Greek romantic novel, The Aethiopica. It's a love ...
Ethiopia follows the Eastern Orthodox calendar for which reason it has a different dating system and often celebrates Christmas and New Year separately from that of the widely used Gregorian calender. Below are photos largely of the faithful observing the occasion in churches in the capital, Addis Ababa.
Visiting Burundi shocked host Ethiopia with a 2-0 win in their First Round first leg on Saturday in Addis Ababa. First half goals from Djuma Muhamedi and Shaka Bienvenue was all 'Intamba mu Rugamba' need to silence the homers. The visitors only needed three minutes to break the deadlock, Muhamedi ...

Ethiopia witnessed violent acts in the Oromo and Amhara regions in 2015 and 2016 over opposition to a plan to expand the capital Addis Ababa. The demonstrations then turned into protests against political restrictions and human rights violations; leaving dozens of dead protesters and hundreds of injured ...
The 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) just ended in the ancient city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The conference could not have come at a more auspicious time for President Muhammadu Buhari and his government. The AU meeting was almost a lifesaver for ...
The political crisis may give Ethiopians an opportunity to tackle their deep-rooted structural problems. But it could also result in the unravelling of the region's bigger problems. Banner image: Addis Ababa is likely to be less of a stabilising influence in East Africa. Courtesy of Sam Effron/Wikimedia. The views ...
ADDIS ABABA, March 9. /TASS/. Ethiopia expects the visit of Russia's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov to bring bilateral relations between the two countries to the new level, his Ethiopian counterpart Workneh Gebeyehu said on Friday, adding that the sides had agreed to cooperate in the areas of peaceful ...
Among those toasting Ethiopian Airlines' new service to Buenos Aires Ezeiza are: Ethiopia's State Minister for Foreign Affairs, H.E. Dr. Aklilu Hailemichael; Gustavo Teodoro Grippo, Argentinian Ambassador to Ethiopia; Olympic Champion and Ethiopian Brand Ambassador, Tirunesh Dibaba; Ambassador ...
By 14:00 hours, I had already checked in and moved to the waiting room where I met a certain woman who was also headed to Addis Ababa, which was ... She later asked what I was going to do in Addis Ababa and I showed her my letter of invitation by the United Nations (UN) Women to participate in a ...
Ethiopia is his first stop in his scheduled visits to five African countries in his first stop to Continent since taking office. The State Secretary was greeted by Ethiopia Foreign Minister Dr. Workneh Gebyehu and Ethiopian Ambassador to US Kassa Teklebirhan and other government officials at Bole International ...
HUDSON, MA (March 7, 2018) – Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks has announced the successful installation of a multi-user shared storage system within a new state-of-the-art broadcast ...
The availability of clean water was one of the main reasons for moving Ethiopia's capital from Entoto to Filwoha, present-day downtown Addis Ababa, in 1886. Today, water pollution in Addis Ababa presents an existential threat to the city. Addis Ababa is home to more than 3.5 million inhabitants and the ...
Eight years ago, cadres in Ethiopia's ruling coalition floated an idea of power- sharing — one individual serves as chairperson of the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) and another as Prime Minister. Meles Zenawi, the EPRDF's epitome of centralised power and also the ...
School feeding programmes have been consistently proving to advance education, health and nutrition outcomes of school going children. Moreover, if well designed with the addition of home-grown food supply component, these programmes have the potential to benefit entire communities through ...

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — In an emotional gathering, representatives for thousands of Ethiopian Jews announced Wednesday they will stage a mass hunger strike if Israel eliminates funding to allow them to join their families in that country. Hundreds met at a synagogue in Ethiopia's capital, Addis ...
U.S. embassy in Addis Ababa refused to comment on the information of its top diplomat's scheduled visit to Addis Ababa later on next week. President Donald Trump in a letter to African leaders during the A.U. summit in January 2018 stated that he was going to send Tillerson on an African visit.
Top travel agents have told renown American magazine Forbes, that Addis Ababa, Cairo and Brazzaville are among the top ten cities to visit in 2018. ... Described as a cultural epicenter,the diversity of Addis Ababa that hosts more than 80 nationalities, makes it a city that travellers shouldn't just transit ...
The subsequent trophy, called the "FIFA World Cup Trophy", was introduced in 1974. Made of 18 karat gold with a malachite base, it stands 36.8 centimeters high and weighs 6.1 kilograms. As scheduled by the world football governing body, FIFA, the World Cup Trophy reached Addis Ababa on Saturday ...
New York (TADIAS) — Forbes magazine has named Ethiopia's sprawling capital Addis Ababa among its list of the 10 coolest cities around the world to visit in 2018. Forbes says Addis Ababa represents the very fabric of Ethiopia, which is “home to more than 80 nationalities, it's a cultural epicenter and ...
Two recent projects have placed a spotlight on Ethiopia, where the Chinese presence is overwhelming: the first modern light railway (tram) system of sub-Saharan Africa in the capital, Addis Ababa, and the Addis-Djibouti railway, connecting the landlocked country to the maritime trade routes of the Gulf of ...
Ethiopia is making headway in building modern infrastructure. The Addis Ababa Transport Programs Coordination Council, in an effort to solve the transportation crisis in the city has started the construction of a modern auto bus station, which will serve up to 80,000 people per day. Ethiopia is fast becoming ...
Rapidly increasing urbanisation in Africa means two things: more waste and greater demand for electricity. In Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, a new waste-to-energy plant is set to tackle both problems at the same time, by helping to dispose of three-quarters of the city's rubbish while generating enough ...
"Perhaps the highest praise one can direct at this chaotic, contradictory and compelling city is this: Addis Ababa does feel exactly as the Ethiopia capital should feel -- singularly and unmistakably Ethiopian," says travel writer Philip Briggs. Here's 10 of the best things to check out when you travel to Addis.
Logistics. Africa Logistics Symposium 2018, formerly known as Africa Logistics Forum, kicked off on 11 April at that African Union (AU) compound, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Sponsored by the AU, in conjunction with U.S. Africa Command, the forum hosted more than 80 attendees, which included logistical ...
Ethiopian security forces have re-arrested a number of recently freed politicians and journalists as they gathered for a social event outside the capital with family and friends, a lawyer said on Monday. Amha Mekonnen has represented a number of the detainees. The lawyer told the Associated Press news ...
Founded more than 130 years ago, Addis Ababa is the capital city of the Federal Government of Ethiopia as well as seat of various continental and regional organizations. Since its establishment, Addis Ababa is the seat of national governments, where 6 regimes, Emperor Menelik-II, Lij Iyasu, Empress ...
Ethiopia is his first stop in his scheduled visits to five African countries in his first stop to Continent since taking office. The State Secretary was greeted by Ethiopia Foreign Minister Dr. Workneh Gebyehu and Ethiopian Ambassador to US Kassa Teklebirhan and other government officials at Bole International ...
One of the most advanced broadcast facilities in the region, Facilis has supplied a TerraBlock 24EX/16 64TB shared storage system to Ethiopian regional broadcaster, Addis Ababa State TV (Addis Ababa City Government Mass Media Agency). Throughout the project, Facilis worked closely with local ...
FAKI THAT : African Union Dismisses China Bugging Its Headquarters in Addis Ababa. By Lex Vambe ... The chairman of the African Union (AU) commission has dismissed as lies allegations, published in the French press, that China spied on the organisation and bugged its headquarters in Addis Ababa.
Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa has had one landfill for around 50 years: the Koshe dump site. Serving over three million people, it's about as large as 36 football pitches, according to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). A waste-to-energy plant, a first for Africa, could transform the site, ...
Two recent projects have placed a spotlight on Ethiopia, where the Chinese presence is overwhelming: the first modern light railway (tram) system of sub-Saharan Africa in the capital, Addis Ababa, and the Addis-Djibouti railway, connecting the landlocked country to the maritime trade routes of the Gulf of ...
Rapidly increasing urbanisation in Africa means two things: more waste and greater demand for electricity. In Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, a new waste-to-energy plant is set to tackle both problems at the same time, by helping to dispose of three-quarters of the city's rubbish while generating enough ...
Ethiopian Airlines to launch a 3rd daily flight between Johannesburg and Addis Ababa from April. Picture: Supplied. Ethiopian Airlines will launch a third flight between Johannesburg and Addis Ababa from April 1, 2018. Regional Manager Southern Africa, Abel Alemu said flights were under huge demand, ...
The talks in Addis Ababa have been convened by the East African bloc IGAD (Inter Governmental Authority on Development) to push the warring sides back to the negotiating table after a 2015 peace deal collapsed. Ethiopia's foreign minister Workneh Gebeyehu said this was the “very last chance” to end ...
February 5, 2018: Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest aviation holding company in Africa will commence direct flight services from Addis Ababa to Chicago from June 2 using Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Boeing 787 Dreamliner is one of the most technologically advanced aircrafts in the carrier's fleet family, ...
"Perhaps the highest praise one can direct at this chaotic, contradictory and compelling city is this: Addis Ababa does feel exactly as the Ethiopia capital should feel -- singularly and unmistakably Ethiopian," says travel writer Philip Briggs. Here's 10 of the best things to check out when you travel to Addis.
In press statements on Saturday from Addis Ababa, Omer said the government received an invitation to engage in talks with the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N) led by Abdel-Aziz al-Hilu to reach a cessation of hostilities agreement. He added the invitation also asked the government ...
This was one of the major findings of the 2018 edition of the African Economic Outlook (AEO) presented to delegates in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at the recent African Union Summit. The AEO - African Development Bank's flagship analysis of the state of African economies - was presented to key stakeholders ...
Egyptian company Elsewedy has proposed establishing an Egyptian industrial zone in Addis Ababa worth $120 million in investments, along with a wind-powered electric station. The project is very important, Hefny stressed, as it will attract many Egyptian businessmen in different fields, including medicine, ...
A few hours after NASA leader Raila Odinga had taken an unofficial oath , President Uhuru Kenyatta jetted back into the country from a five day official visit to Addis Ababa Ethiopia. Accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, the President landed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in style to an ...
HE the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad al-Muraikhi has held separate meetings with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia Workneh Gebeyehu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Burkina Faso Alpha Barry, Minister of Foreign Affairs of The Gambia Ousainou Darboe, and Minister of Foreign ...
Addis Ababa — Morocco took part, Monday in Addis Ababa, to a meeting of the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change (CAHOSCC), held on the sidelines of the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU). Morocco ...
President Muhammadu Buhari and former President Olusegun Obasanjo met today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at the opening session of the 30th African Union Summit. They both shook hands and talked for about two minutes. A former head of state, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, later joined Buhari and ...
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Africa leaders attending the 30th Ordinary Session of the General Assembly of the African Union in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa have given a rousing welcome to Liberian President, George Manneh Weah. The Summit, convened under the theme “Winning the Fight Against ...
President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Friday evening for a summit of the African Union which will focus on governance issues. The President was accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta. Uhuru left the country just moments after he had named his new cabinet. The 30th Ordinary ...
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, addressed the African Union Peace and Security Council Summit and suggested ways of eliminating terrorism from the continent. The theme of the summit was “Towards a Comprehensive Approach to Combat the Transnational Threats of ...
After finally unveiling his new cabinet line-up that saw President Uhuru Kenyatta drop 7 of his former cabinet secretaries, the president left the country for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to attend the African Union Summit whose focus is on governance. President Kenyatta is also scheduled to chair the 27th session ...


 

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