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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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Africa: Swedfund Commits $14.7 million to Evolution II Energy Fund

Swedfund, Sweden’s development finance institution that supports companies in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe, has invested SEK 126m in the Evolution II Fund, which is focused on clean energy supply and resource efficiency in Sub-Saharan Africa. Evolution II invests in affordable, least-cost, low-carbon clean energy infrastructure projects and promotes growth in resource efficiency […]

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Ethiopia’s PM names new cabinet, MPs appoint female speaker

Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has named a new cabinet of 16 members with six veterans from the previous cabinet. Abiy Ahmed, who was unanimously endorsed by the Ethiopian House of People’s Representatives (HoPR) as Ethiopia’s Prime Minister earlier this month, said on state television that he had reshuffled six ministers and introduced 10 […]

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U.S. Congress slaps Ethiopia with resolution supporting human rights

The United States Congress on Tuesday passed a human rights-centered resolution against the Ethiopian government calling for the respect of human rights in the Horn of Africa nation. The resolution calls on the Government of Ethiopia to lift the state of emergency, end the use of excessive force, release wrongfully imprisoned protesters, and improve transparency. […]

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Ethiopia’s new prime minister sworn-in Monday

Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister, Abiye Ahmed, who has been appointed to the position by the ruling coalition last week, was sworn in by parliament Monday. Abiye Ahmed was appointed Prime Minister after weeks of uncertainty and protest and the unexpected resignation of his predecessor Hailemariam Desalegn last February 15. Ahmed, 42, is Ethiopia’s first Prime […]

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Ethiopia ruling coalition names new PM

The Ethiopian ruling coalition on Tuesday named Abiye Ahmed as the new Prime Minister in replacement of Hailemariam Desalegn. According to the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation, the 180-member council of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) chose Abiye to succeed Hailemariam as Prime Minister and chairperson of the coalition. Hailemariam Desalegn resigned last month amid […]

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AfDB to launch 12 new projects to support SMEs in 6 African countries

The African Development Bank (AfDB) will launch twelve new projects to support agribusiness SMEs in 6 African countries, The Bank said in a statement. The projects will be funded by the AfDB’s Agriculture Fast Track Fund (AFT) in Ghana, Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria, Mozambique and Burkina Faso. According to the Bank, the $28.8 million envelope will […]

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Ethiopian army kills 9 civilians mistaken for terrorists

The Ethiopian army on Sunday killed nine civilians and injured 12 others after mistaking them for rebels, local media reports. The civilians were killed near a town along the country’s border with Kenya as the soldiers were in pursuit of Oromo Liberation Front fighters who had crossed into Ethiopia from three locations. The Oromo Liberation […]

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Ethiopia unveils wind energy development roadmap

The government of Ethiopia, in collaboration with the Danish Energy Agency, has published a blueprint outlining the best ways to expand wind farms in the Horn African nation. The Roadmap offers guidelines to boost wind capacity in Ethiopia with the help of skilled international experts. It covers a spectrum of issues including site selection, grid […]

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