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  • Tigray Appoints CEO of Ethiopian Airports Deputy Mayor of Mekelle City

    CEO-AirportsMay 18, 2019 -- Tigray regional state has appointed the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ethiopian Airports Enterprise, Tewodros Dawit, as Deputy Mayor of Mekelle city, according to the Ethiopian Reporter.

    Tewodros Dawit has served as the CEO of Ethiopian Airports Enterprise for several years.

    He was appointed deputy CEO of Ethiopian Airports in 2010 and its CEO in 2013, replacing Shiferaw Alemu, the former CEO.

    Ethiopian Airports Enterprise is responsible for the construction and administration of airports in the country. The enterprise administers 23 airports, of which four are international.

    It is unknown why Tewodros Dawit is leaving his current position to be the deputy mayor of a regional city.

    Tewodros is a graduate of the Addis Ababa University with BSc degree in civil engineering. He holds an MBA from Gr

  • Reconciliation Commission to Examine Rights Violations During 2005 Elections

    By Staff Reporter

    Ethiopian-Reconciliation-CommissionMay 16, 2019 ( -- The newly established Ethiopian Reconciliation Commission is to handle human right violations that occured during and after the 2005 national elections.

    Following the 2005 national elections, the House of People's Represetatives established an enquiry commission in charge of investigating human rights violations largely committed by security forces while trying to control the widespread violence in the capital city, Addis Ababa.

    The commission had also been mandated to probe into whether the government took balanced measures against the protesters.

    Based on its findings which were presented to the House of People's Represetatives, 193 people who were protesting against the outcome of the elections were killed by security forces a

  • Ethiopian Officials Report Diarrhea Outbreak in Northern Ethiopia

    AWD-outbreakMay 15, 2019 ( -- Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) outbreak is going on in northern part of Ethiopia, according to government reports. More than 200 people have been diagnosed to have been affected by the disease,the Ethiopian Public Health Instititute has disclosed.

    175 cases of the disease have been detected in Temilet and Yeda districts of north Gondor zone in Amhara State where the disease is reportdly spreading fast. At least 60 people have been diagnosed in Abergele district of Wagemra zone at border between Wello of Amhara and Tigray regional state, the inistitute's Deputy Director General Dr. Beyene Moges said in a briefing.

    More than 200 health professionals drawn from regional and federal governments have been deployed to contain the disease which is threatening residents in neighboring districts.

    The institute has not

  • Ethiopian House of Federation to Revise Budget Subsidy to Regions

    By Staff Reporter

    Keria-Ibrahim-SubsidyMay 13, 2019 ( -- The Ethiopian House of Federation is to revise the existing budget subsidy allocation formula in which regional states receive finaicial support from the federal government.

    The existing budget formula, which has been in place for the last 22 years, was supposed to be revised in 2016. However, the revision was not made due to the controversy over the exact population size of the regions and other related matters.

    On september last year, the house of federation approved a resolution providing for revising the formula following requests from regional governments.

    "The existing  budget subsidy allocation formula lacks fairness and  clarity and should be revised based on right principles, " Keria Ibrahim - Speaker of the house of federation has said

  • 7 Ethiopian Opposition Parties Merge, Elect Birhanu Nega as Leader

    Ethiopian-Citizens-Social-Justice-partyMay 10, 2019 ( -- Seven Ethiopian opposition parties merged to form a new national party yesterday. The new party was named Ethiopian Citizens Party for Social Justice (ECPSJ).

    The seven parties that merged were Patriotic Genbot 7, Ethiopian Democratic Party (EDP), All Ethiopian Democratic Party (AEDP), Semayawi Party, New Generation Party (NGP), Gambella Regional Movement (GRM), and Unity for Democracy and Justice (UDJ).

    The newly created party also announced that it has elected its leaders. Dr. Birhanu Nega, formerly leader of Ginbot 7, was elected the leader of the new party. Andualem Arage, and activist and leader of UDJ was elected deputy leader of the party. Further Yeshiwas Assefa and Chane Kebede were elected as Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson, respectivey.

    It was

  • U.S. Ambassador Reflects on Ethiopia’s Transition

    By Michael Arthur Raynor, US Ambassador to Ethiopia

    Michael-Arthur-RaynorMay 9, 2019 -- At this time last year, I spoke about the incredible promise of the reform efforts under His Excellency Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed, and the unprecedented opportunity for Ethiopia to build a prosperous, peaceful, and democratic future. I’m excited by the many gains since then, and remain firm in my optimism today.

    When U.S. embassies commemorate our country’s anniversary, there’s a certain tendency to focus on America’s role as a global leader during an unprecedented period of international prosperity and security. And we often talk about the role our values have played in getting us to this point.

    Those values, such as equality, inclusive democracy, economic opportunity, and the guarantee of fundamental rights, are sometimes pr

  • Former Ethiopian President Negasso Gidada Laid to Rest

    Negasso-Gidada-FuneralMay 5, 2019 ( -- Former President of Ethiopia, Dr Negasso Gidada, was laid to rest today at St. Peter-Paul catholic cemetery today.

    Thousands of people attended his funeral in the capital, Addis Ababa. President Sahle-work Zewde, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and other senior government officials attended the ceremony.

    President Sahle-Work Zewde said “Negaso was honest, human and has contributed a lot for the best of his country.”

    Dr. Negasso Gidada served as President of Ethiopia for six years, from 1995 to 2001, until his fall-out with the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, following the split within the Tigrayan People's Lberation Front (TPLF) and then the EPRDF immdiately after the war with Eritrea.

    He also served as chairman of Oromo People’s Democratic Organization (OPDO), no

  • UK to Assist Ethiopia in Upcoming Elections

    UK-Ethiopia-Elections-AssistanceMay 2, 2019 ( -- The United ingdom (UK) is donating 15.5 million Euros to help with Ethiopian elections coming next year.

    According to Ethiopian News Agency, Foreign Secretary of the UK, Jeremy Hunt said the UK will provide assistance to Ethiopia to run free, fair and transparent elections next year.

    “If successful and peaceful, the elections in May 2020 will be a major step towards building a democratic culture in Ethiopia and will lay a platform for a continuation and deepening of the inclusive reform Ethiopia has been making,” said Secretary Hunt.

    Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt is attending the 2019 World Press Freedom Day celebration currently being held at the African Union in Addis Ababa.

    The money is specifically meant to help the National Electoral Board of Et

  • Ethiopian Reconciliation Commission Announces Three-Year Plan

    Ethiopian-Reconciliation-CommisionApril 30, 2019 ( -- The Ethiopian Reconciliation Commission announced a three-year plan to discharge its duties, according to FBC report.

    The Ethiopian Reconciliation Commission was established in December 2018 by the Ethiopian government and approved by the House of People’s Representatives (HPR).

    The Commission is tasked to work to maintain peace, justice, democracy, national unity, consensus and reconciliation among the Ethiopian peoples.

    In a press conference today, leaders of the commision announced their plans for the coming three years.

    Cardinal Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, commision chair, told journalists that identifying the root causes of various conflicts will be the focus of the Commission over the coming three years.

    "The Commission is making preparation to di

  • Ethiopia, China to Strengthen Industry, Trade Relations

    Abiy-meets-XiApril 25, 2019 ( -- Ahead of the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, Ethiopia’s premier has on Wednesday held discussions with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Abiy is in China together with other world leaders to attend the second BRI convention.

    The Chinese president reiterated the need for the two nations to continue promoting mutual trust and understanding, as well as a mutually-beneficial relationship.

    Ethiopia Harnessing big from her economic engagements with China:

    Ethiopia’s economic engagement with the Chinese is multi-faceted. Between 2000 and 2014, China offered US$12 billion in loans, which was meant to improve the country’s infrastructure.

    Since then, there has been growing Chinese investment in the country’s eco

  • Ethiopia Hit by Power Shortages, Reintroduces Rationing

    By Staff Reporter

    Power-shortage-EthiopiaMay 18, 2019 ( -- Ethiopia has begun electric power rationing on an hourly basis after its power generating dams could not fill sufficient water, according to the Ethiopian government.

    The country has been going through severe power shortages for several months now, affecting factories, businesses, hotels, banks, and internet and communications users.

    Briefing journalists on Friday,Minister of Water, Irrigation, Dr Engineer Seleshi Bekele said lack of sufficient water at the dams resulted in 460 MW power deficit which in turn forced the governmnt to introduce power rationing until July 7, 2019,

    Accordingly, domestic customers have been divided into three catagories and each catagory will get electric power service in shifts for the duration of five hours.

    "In orde

  • Preparations Underway to Hold Free, Fair Elections - NEBE

    Elections-BoardMay 15, 2019 ( -- The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) is making preparations for the upcoming 2020 Ethiopian national elections, according to the board spokesperson.

    According to ENA news, Communication Advisor for NEBE, Solyana Shimelis, said the board has started its 2020 election preparations in advance to ensure the electoral process is free and fair.

    Solyana stated that establishing impartial, democratic and fair electoral institution is at the core of the preparations of electoral board.

    She said the board is working on three main areas: amending laws and proclamations, establishing dialogue with political parties, and helping civic societies on how to engage on the election process.

    “Regarding amending the laws, we have already ratified proclamation on the reinstatement of the Board and

  • Fossil Energy Sources Discovered in Tigray, Says Regional Chief

    Tigray-state-EthiopiaMay 14, 2019 ( -- Ethiopia’s Tigray Regional State has announced discovery a fossil fuel energy sources having special quality in the state’s mountainous areas.

    Deputy Chief of the regional state Dr. Debretsion Gebremichael broke the news on Monday during the official inaugural ceremony of KPR Mill Ltd, an integrated textile manufacturing factory from India in Mekelle Industrial Park.

    “A study has proved that a unique fossil fuel energy resource is abundantly available at Emba Alaje, Neblet and Adigrat mountainous areas,” Debretsion has said.

    The Tigray region, located in the north most part of the country has, in particular, huge deposits of oil shale as the region is covered by the sedimentary rock, according to Debretsion.

    “Just by crushing and melting the rocks on th

  • Police Arrest Alleged Criminals Involved in a String of Robberies, Smuggling

    By Staff  Reporter  

    Addis-Ababa-policeMay 13, 2019 ( -- Police arrested unspecified number of people in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa for alleged involvement of criminal acts including robbery.

    The arrest came after dozens of individuals criticized Addis Ababa police over its reluctance to take measures as armed gang members continued robbing businesses mainly in metropolis’ biggest open market known as Merkato.

    Deputy Commissioner of the Addis Ababa Police Zelalem Mengiste in a briefing said 260 vehicles which have been used for carrying out the crimes were also sized during a massive operation the police undertook on Saturday and Sunday.

    According to the deputy commissioner, the campaigns were carried out in Lideta, Nifas Silk Lafto and Bole sub cities after thorough study and all the 260 vehicles wer

  • 2.9 Million People Displaced in Ethiopia, Tops World

    IDP-Ethiopia-2May 11, 2019 ( -- Ethiopia is home to the highest number of conflict-related internally displace people (IDP) in the world, according to a new report by Internal Displacement Monitoring Center’s (IDMC) 2019 Global report.

    According to the report, Ethiopia has 2.9 million internally displaced people due to conflicts and violence, higher than in Syria and Somalia.

    "Unresolved conflicts and a rise in communal violence were responsible for most of the 10.8 million new displacements associated with conflict and violence in 2018," says the report. "Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Syria accounted for more than half of the global figure."

    “Against a backdrop of important and many positive political changes, 2.9 million new displacements associated with conflict were recorded

  • After Dangerous Journey, Ethiopians Dying in Yemeni Detention Camps

    Ethiopians-Detained-YemenMay 9, 2019 ( -- After dangerous journey through the sea, Ethiopians are dying in Yemen camps, according to the Middle East Eye. According to the report, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) warns of a crisis building as thousands of Ethiopians are kept in inhumane camps in Yemen.

    Thousands of Ethiopians crossed the sea from Djibouti to Yemen in the hope of reaching Saudi Arabia. Now, many of them find stranded in Yemen, detained under inhumane conditions, and some dying from preventable diseases.

    Zahrah Mohamed, who is in her 30s, arrived in Lahj province in the middle of April, along with more than 70 Ethiopian refugees, after a journey from her home country to Djibouti and then a four-day sea journey with smugglers to the Yemeni port city of Aden.

    “We fled our home for the sake o

  • Former Intelligence Chief of Ethiopia Formally Charged in Absentia

    Getachew-Assefa-chargedMay 7, 2019 ( -- The Federal Attorney General of Ethiopia has formarlly charged the former intelligence chief of Ethiopia Getachew Assefa and dozens of other high level former officials of the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS).

    Getachew Assefa and three other former officials, Atsebha Gidey, Assefa Belay, and Shishay Leul, were charged in absentia at the Lideta Federal High Court, according to a press release issued by office of the Federal Attorney General.

    The charged individuals are suspected of gross human rights violations, including torture, forced confessions, sodomy, rape, electrocution, and arbitrary detention of people including in secret facilities.

    It has been a while since Getachew Assefa was wanted by the federal government and warrant issued for his arrest.

    In Janu

  • Ethiopia: Dozens Killed in a Series of Ethnic Clashes This Week

    Clashes-Benishangul-gumuzMay 5, 2019 ( -- Ethiopia was rocked by a series of ethnic clashes in several part of the country this week, reports the Ethiopian Reporter.

    Dozens of civilians were reportedly killed in regional states of Amhara, Afar and Beinshangul-Gumuz.

    According to the report, the latest violence began a week ago, following fight between a driver and a passenger of public transport in Metekel Zone, Beinshangul region. This escalated into a series of fights by others, leading to Federal Police being deployed to the area.

    The minor clash then spread into more areas in the regions, including neighboring Amhara region, Awi Zone, Jawi Woreda, resulting in dozens of civilian deaths from both sides.

    Later, members of a soccer team from Tigray called Walta Police were attacked by armed men in Afar region, on th

  • Massive Protests Held in Amhara Cities

    Amhara-ProtestMay 2, 2019 ( - Massive rallies were held in several Amhara towns yesterday protesting the Amhara Democratic Party (ADP) rule and leadership as well as the federal government. These demstrations were one of the largest seen against the regional government to date.

    Protest rallies were held in Bahir Dar, Gonder, Debre Markos, Debre Tabor, Finote Selam, Dembecha, Mierawi, and other places.

    The demonstrations were not permitted by the Amhara regional government, but went ahead anyway, said the organizers.

    Demonstrators chanted various slogans, including 'the ADP does not represent Amhara,' 'the ADP has changed name but not substance,' 'the ADP is more dangerous than an expired chemical' 'the constitution does not benefit Amhara people but others and is unacceptable to us,' 'attacks against A

  • Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Wins UNESCO Peace Prize

    Abiy-Ahmed-UNESCOMay 2, 2019 -- Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed wins United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) peace prize award, according to UNESCO press release. The Ethiopian Prime Minister was named laureate of the 2019 edition of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize. In giving the award, the agency noted it "recognizes the laureate's worthiness for the reforms undertaken to consolidate democracy and social cohesion." Below is the full text of the press release.

    Abiy Ahmed Ali, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is named as laureate of the 2019 edition of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize for his actions in the region and, in particular, for having been the instigator of a peace agreement between the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Eritrea.

  • State Funeral Being Prepared for Former President Negasso Gidada

    Negasso-Gidada-funeralApril 30, 2019 ( -- The Ethiopian government disclosed today that a state funeral arrangement is being prepared for the late President Negasso Gidada.

    Dr. Negasso Gidada passed away on Saturday this week at the age of 75 years.

    He was President of Ethiopia for six years (1995-2001) until his fall-out with the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, following the split within the Tigrayan People's Lberation Front (TPLF) and then the EPRDF immdiately after the war with Eritrea.

    He was chairman of Oromo People’s Democratic Organization (OPDO), now renamed Oromo Democratic Party, one of four member parties of the ruling coalition, Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF).

    According to the press release, a National Committee has been set up to oversee the funeral arrangements, co

  • PM Abiy Ahmed Visits Alibaba HQ, Meets Chairman Jack Ma

    PM-meets-Alibaba-chiefApril 25, 2019 ( -- Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visited e-commerce giant Alibaba Group in Hangzhou, China, according to the Office of the Prime Minister reported.

    He was received by the Chairnman of Alibaba Group, Jack Ma.

    According to the Prime Minister's office, PM Abiy Ahmed met with Jack Ma, Chair of the Alibaba Group and discussed the future of disruptive technologies on markets & society. Jack Ma agreed to consider potential investment in Ethiopia that will impact daily lives of the people in the region.

    Chairman Jack Ma said the visit is a reflection of the ongoing friendship with China supporting Ethiopia’s development.

    The chairman also said that Ethiopia is now a key strategic partner and that he will visit Ethiopia this year.

    Jack Ma has been inspired by the ongoing refo

  • Changes in Sudan will not Affect GERD - Ethiopian Ministry

    Lt-Gen-Abdel-Fattah-Abdelrahman-BurhanApril 23, 2019 ( -- The Ethiopian Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy said today that it is not concerned with the change taking place in Sudan, according to Ethiopian News Agency report.

    The government change in Sudan will not affect the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), said the ministry in a press conference.

    The GERD was designed not to harm downstream countries, according to the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy.

    The State Minister for Water, Irrigation and Energy, Frehiwot Woldesenbet, said “We are constructing the dam based on win-win situation, without taking the advantage of any country. So we believe that the transition in Sudan will not affect the construction of GERD.”

    The state minister also disclosed tha

  • PM Shores Up Cabinet: Gedu Andargachew, Foreign Minister; Lemma Megersa, Defense Minister

    Gedu-LemmaApril 18, 2019 ( -- Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed reshuffled his cabinet today, appointing Gedu Andargachew as Foreign Affairs Minister and Lemma Megersa as Defense Minister, perhaps signaling the tough road ahead.

    Ethiopia is currently experiencing grave security situation, including a breakdown of law and order in many parts of the country, which the Prime Minister has so far failed to bring under control. On the political front, according to some, cracks have appeared in the alliance that propelled Abiy Ahmed to power, the Oromo-Amhara alliance. The current appointments are probably meant to address both.

    Lemma Megersa served as Chief Administrator of the Oromia regional state from October 2016 until appointment now. He is a close ally of the Prime Minister and a key driver of the change that has swept Ethiopia in the last couple of

  • AU Calls on Sudan Military to Hand Over Power in 15 Days

    sudan-protestsApril 16, 2019 ( -- The African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) has called on the Sudanese military to hand over power to a transitional civilian authority within fifteen days, according to FBC report.

    The African Union's Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) made the call yesterday following a meeting in Addis Ababa to discuss the ongoing situation in Sudan.

    The Council “demands that the Sudanese military step aside and hand over power to a transitional civilian-led political authority, in accordance with the will of the people and constitutional order, within a maximum period of fifteen days.”

    If this is not met, Sudan will be suspended in all AU’s activities until the restoration of constitutional order, the statement added.

    After 30 years rule, former Sudanese President al-Bashir

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  • Commercial Bank to Offer Interest-Free Mortgages to Diaspora Community

    Commercial-Bank-EthiopiaMay 18, 2019 ( -- The Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) has announced that it has started offering interest-free mortgage loans to non-resident Ethiopians, and foreign nationals of Ethiopian origin.

    The program was designed to cater to Ethiopian Diaspora Muslims and others from the diaspora who want interest free banking service.

    The loan is meant to be used for the purshase or construction of residential homes. The loan is expected to paid in 20 years.

    Borrowers are expected to deposit at least 20% of the mortgage amount in advance in British Pound, USD or Euro.

    Emebet Melese, Vice President of Quality Assurance, said during the launch that the interest free mortgage loan for diasporas would be implemented separately from the other diaspora related banking services.
    Once a person deposits the initial payment at CBE branch

  • 18 Percent of Somalia Population Faces Severe Food Insecurity - FAO

    Somalia-Food-InsecurityMay 17, 2019 -- Between July and September 2019, 2.2 million people, almost 18 percent of the total population, are expected to face severe food insecurity.

    The projected food insecure caseload is 40 percent higher than the estimate at the beginning of 2019, as drought conditions are severely affecting crop and livestock production and disrupting livelihoods.

    Household resilience has been undermined by recurrent climatic shocks, overstretched social support networks and declining humanitarian assistance.

    Urgent life saving and livelihood support, including cash and food assistance, are needed to prevent a further worsening of the current humanitarian situation.

    In southern key cropping areas, the establishment and development of “Gu” (April-June) season crops, to be harvested in July 2019 and accounting for about 60 percent of the country'

  • French Hospitality Company Plans to Open 7 Hotels in Ethiopia

    Accor-HotelsMay 13, 2019 ( -- Accor SA plans to open seven hotels in Ethiopia by 2020, according to Journal Du Cameroun report.

    The French hospitality company plans to build a total of 60 new hotels in 14 countries in Africa in the next four years,according to Mark Wills, senior official of the company and CEO for Middle East and Africa of the European.

    Nigeria, Ethiopia and South Africa, will have 10, 7 and 3 Accor hotels each by 2020.

    More than half of them will be in Egypt, which Mark Willis said is rebounding after external factors hurt the industry.

    Accor has 143 hotels in Africa, 63 of them south of the Sahara, and will promote its Movenpick luxury brand, Willis said.

    Ethiopia has seen a rapid growth in its hospitality industry in the last decade. Once known for poor quality hotels, the country is awash with several 4 and 5-star hotels. However, there is still a

  • U.S. Forces Conduct Precision Airstrikes on al-Shabaab in Somalia

    US-airstrikes-SomaliaMay 9, 2019 -- To support the Federal Government of Somalia's continued efforts to degrade al-Shabaab, U.S. forces conducted a precision airstrike targeting al-Shabaab militants in the vicinity of Tortoroow, Somalia, on May 5, 2019.

    Somali forces were leading an operation to disrupt the terrorist network in the area and to bolster local support for the Federal Government of Somalia. The airstrike was conducted in collective self-defense of our Somali partners after they were engaged by al-Shabaab militants during this operation.

    “This airstrike is an example of the niche capabilities we provide our Somali partners as they take the fight to al-Shabaab,” said U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Gregg Olson, U.S. Africa Command director of operations. “Our precision strike capabilities support our Somali partners as they continue to lead operations against the terrori

  • Facebook Creating Most Detailed Population Density Maps of Africa

    FacebookApril 9, 2019 -- The world's largest social media network, Facebook, is working with key non-profit and local partners in Africa to create detailed and accurate population density maps for Africa.

    According to press statement released by the company, Facebook is using advanced computer vision of satellite images and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to create population density maps for Africa. This data can be used to help with large-scale social, health and infrastructure challenges in sub Saharan Africa, the company says.

    Below is the full statement released by the company.

    Facebook is working closely with key non-profit and research partners to use artificial intelligence (AI) and big data to address large-scale social, health and infrastructure challenges in sub Saharan Africa. These efforts range from rural electrification in Tanzania to vaccinating people in remote corners of Malawi.

  • U.S. Program Improves Skills of Nearly 50,000 Ethiopian Health Workers

    US-State-DepartmentApril 3, 2019 -- The US Embassy in Addis Ababa disclosed that nearly 50,000 Ethiopian Health Workers were trained by its project called Strengthening Human Resources for Health. According to the press release, the project also supported the Ministry of Health in developing a 10-year human resources strategic plan to help Ethiopia meet the growing demand for quality healthcare services.

    Below is the full statement released by the US embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

    The United States marked the completion of its seven-year Strengthening Human Resources for Health project that improved  skills training for nearly 50,000 health workers to enhance the quality of care and services in Ethiopia. Under this program, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) invested in more than 90 public and private higher education institutions to improve the quality of curriculum and pra

  • Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania Seek Solutions to Irregular Migration

    Southern-RouteApril 3, 2019 ( -- Irregular migration from the East and Horn of Africa to southern Africa, presents countries along this route with a new challenge: how to manage these flows while ensuring that the human rights of migrants are respected and protected.

    The ‘Southern Route’ – as this migration route is known – is used by scores of irregular migrants journeying southward in the hope of reaching South Africa.  

    To better manage these irregular migration flows, the Governments of Ethiopia, Kenya and the United Republic of Tanzania have held several bilateral and trilateral technical meetings since 2014.  

    The latest is taking place this week between the three countries in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the European Union (EU). Running from Tuesday to Thursday, (April 2-4, 2019), the high-level inter-go

  • Ethiopia to Provide Universal Access to Electricity by 2025

    Ethiopian-National-Electrification-ProgramMarch 27, 2019 ( -- Ethiopia has launched an ambitious program of universal access to electricity by 2025, according to ENA report.

    Dubed National Electrification Program (NEP), the project aims to provide electricity to all across the country.

    The current launch is a follow up to the National Electrification Program (NEP) that was first launched 2017.

    The National Electrification Program 2.0 (NEP 2.0) aims to realize universal access to electricity by 2025.

    The program aims to reach 65 percent of the total population through on-grid electrification, while the remaining 35 percent through off-grid service provision.

    The NEP 2.0 is expected to cost six million US dollars in direct investment and technical assistance, according to the report.

    Dr. Seleshi Bekele, Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy, said tha

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