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Ethiopia, Egypt mending ties

Ethiopia and Egypt agreed to elevate their countries’ relationship to a strategic level of mutual trust, cooperation and support. This came during the two-day visit Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed paid to Cairo. The two sides also reiterated their commitment to set up a joint fund for infrastructure development, according to the chief of staff […]

Ethiopia “accepts 2000 peace agreement” to end Eritrea border war

Executive Committee members of the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) on Tuesday said the Horn of Africa nation will fully accept the 12 December 2000 Algiers Agreement between the governments of Eritrea and Ethiopia. The two neighbors fought a war from 1998 to 2000 over the border dispute, which left about 80,000 people […]

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South Sudan’s Salva Kiir to meet Riek Machar for face-to-face talks

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has agreed to meet rebel leader Riek Machar for a face-to-face talks. The meeting was proposed by the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), a committee that has been leading talks between the government and the rebels to revive the 2015 peace deal. Kiir met Ethiopia’s prime minister who heads the […]

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Single African Air Transport Market agreement signed by 26 countries

Twenty-six African countries out of the 55 members of the African Union have committed to the establishment of the concept of a Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), the African Union Commission chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat said on Monday during a meeting of the working group in the Togolese capital, Lome. According to the list […]

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Ethiopia to adopt visa-free policy for all African visitors—PM

Ethiopia will soon allow all Africans to visit the country without visas, according to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The announcement follows Rwanda’s decision allowing Africans to enter the country without visas. The issuance of visa-on-arrival for all countries was widely applauded by many across the continent. Speaking during a state banquet for Paul Kagame last […]

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Ethiopia: Gov’t opens telecoms sector to limited competition

Ethio Telecom, Ethiopia’s state-run telecom company has agreed to allow some local firms to provide internet services through its infrastructure. Ethiopia is one of the few African countries that still have a state monopoly on telecommunications. The move to open the telecoms sector to limited competition will bolster competition in the country and expand the […]

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South Sudan peace talks end in Ethiopia without deal

South Sudan peace talks in Ethiopia have ended on Wednesday without a deal. The conflicting parties on Monday agreed on only three issues out of over 11 demands raised by the opposition in Addis Ababa. According to Information minister Michael Makuei, the warring parties had agreed on cantonment of troops near Juba, unifying all the […]

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KSA: Addis Abba optimistic over release of billionaire Al Amoudi detained in anti-corruption purge

Ethiopian Prime Minister has announced to the nation the likely release of the country’s top private investor Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi by Saudi authorities after the Ethiopian-born Saudi business tycoon was nabbed in November in an anti-corruption crackdown campaign driven by Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman. “The incarceration of one Ethiopian is the incarceration of […]

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Unidentified gunmen kill Dangote employees, manager in Ethiopia

Three employees of a cement factory owned by Nigerian business mogul Aliko Dangote have been killed by gunmen in Ethiopia’s restive Oromia region. An Indian national Deep Kamara, who managed the plant, was killed alongside two Ethiopian employees. According to Ethiopian daily, Addis Standard, the three men were killed while driving in a local place […]

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Ethiopia hit by nationwide ‘darkness’ as dam’s circuit breaks

A nationwide power cut hit Ethiopia on Tuesday after a technical fault at a massive hydroelectric dam in the Horn of Africa nation. Ethiopia has been facing power shortages in recent years because of low water levels at dams and sporadic cuts caused by technical faults at hydropower plants. But the power cuts are rarely […]

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