The Office of the Prime Minister organized a talk, it is dubbed as “Addis Talk”, a few days ago at the Sheraton Addis. One of the key items in the talk was Ethiopia’s foreign policy in the context of developments in the Horn of Africa, Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden region, among other foreign policy agenda items. Watch the talk ( in Amharic) below. Read More...
Ethiopia’s prime minister, Dr. Abiy Ahmed—the youngest African leader at 42 years old—has initiated a series of unprecedented economic and political reforms in his first 12 months in office. The core challenge that he faces is moving the economy from state-led to market-based growth while overseeing far-reaching political reforms. Success is far from guaranteed but his accomplishments so far have created an enormous sense of opportunity within the country. Ethiopia has been o
Climate-related disasters affecting a region where up to 80 percent of the population is subsistence farmers. Dire Dawa, Ethiopia - Millions of people in the Horn of Africa are suffering from a prolonged drought that is coinciding with the United States's proposal to slash funding for lifesaving food aid. Earlier this month, the White House, in the 2020 fiscal year budget submitted to Congress, called for a 24-percent cut in US foreign assistance. Recently released data from
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Alan Boyle GeekWire The Federal Aviation Administration today ordered the temporary grounding of Boeing’s next-generation 737 MAX jets, due to “new evidence” collected at the site of Sunday’s Ethiopian Airlines crash as well as data transmitted via satellite. In its emergency order, the FAA said the evidence pointed to what appeared to be some similarities between the circumstances of the 737 MAX 8 crash in Ethiopiaand the loss of a Lion Air 737 MAX 8 in Indonesia last Octobe
Franco-Ethiopian relations Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed received French president Emmanuel Macron at the site of the buried churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia, a threatened World Heritage site that France wants to help preserve. "PM Abiy Ahmed received EmmanuelMacron in his first state visit to Ethiopia. The welcome in Lalibela is the first of its kind since the city’s historic relevance as a site of diplomacy 800 years ago.
The two countries have also enjoyed strong d