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Ethiopia’s PM welcomes Eritrean delegation over border war

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday welcomed Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and a high-level delegation for historic talks that could ease military tension between the two countries.   Ethiopian elders, religious figures and traditional dancers were all part of the welcoming committee at the Bole international airport.   Diplomatic ties between the two […]

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South Sudan: President Kiir, rebel leader Machar in Ethiopia for talks

South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar arrived in Ethiopia this Wednesday for a meeting with South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir. This is the first time the rebel leader returns to Ethiopia since a peace deal broke down in 2016. He had been held under house arrest in South Africa since late 2016 after fleeing South […]

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Ethiopia appoints new central bank governor

Ethiopia has appointed a new central bank governor on Monday amid major economic reforms spearheaded by the country’s new Prime Minister Abiye Ahmed. Yinager Dessie who has been serving as head of the National Planning Commission with the rank of a minister, will take over Teklewold Atnafu, according to Fana Broadcasting Corporation. Abiy Ahmed, 41, […]

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Somalia, Ethiopia to invest in four seaports on Red Sea

Somalia and Ethiopia will jointly invest in four seaports to attract foreign investment to the two countries, an official statement said. The move comes after an official meeting between Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Somalia’s president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo in Mogadishu. The two leaders held talks on business, security, peace efforts and integration during […]

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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 […]

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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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