World Bank and President and UN Secretary General visit Addis Ababa next week (Oct 24, 2014)

The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, and World Bank Group President, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, will arrive in Ethiopia on Monday (October 27) for a two day visit to discuss key development priorities with government officials and development partners.... Read more

Three day conference on IGAD Economies and Federalism in Somalia opens in Addis Ababa (Oct 23, 2014)

Dr. Tedros Adhanom, Ethiopia’s Foreign Minister and Chair of the IGAD Council of Ministers, delivered a key note address at the Conference on IGAD Economies and Federalism, co-organized by the Horn Economic and Social Policy Institute (HESPI) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).... Read more

South Sudan warring factions said to have reached a breakthrough in talks (Oct 23, 2014)

Ambassador Seyoum Mesfin, chief mediator for the IGAD-mediated South Sudan peace talks, said in Juba on Wednesday (October 22) that “a breakthrough has been achieved on the outstanding issues”.... Read more

Djibouti’s Minister of Energy addresses COMESA’s Ministerial Meeting on Infrastructure (Oct 22, 2014)

 The 8th Ministerial Meeting of COMESA infrastructure opened in Djibouti on Monday (October 20). The meeting will be discussing reconstruction projects and post-conflict development.

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Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party nominates President al-Bashir as presidential candidate for the 2015 election (Oct 22, 2014)

Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party’s Shura Council nominates President Omer Hassan al-Bashir as the party’s candidate for next year’s presidential election... Read more

A German defence ministry official visits Djibouti (Oct 22, 2014)

The Parliamentary State Secretary to the Minister of Defence of Germany, Dr.Ralf Brauksiepe, paid a two day visit to Djibouti at the beginning of the week.... Read more

A UK fact-finding mission in Somaliland (Oct 22, 2014)

 A press statement issued by the Somaliland President’s Office on Monday (October 20) said Somaliland Vice President, Abdirahman Abddullahi Ismail "Saylici" and other ministers had met with a UK fact finding mission, headed by Lynne Featherstone, UK Parliamentary Under Secretary for International Development. ... Read more

Dr. Tedros speaks at DEVEX Partnerships Forum (Oct 21, 2014)

Dr. Tedros Adhanom delivered the opening address at the DEVEX Partnerships Forum which opened Tuesday (October 21) at the Sheraton Addis, outlining Ethiopia’s developmental state model and its success... Read more

Prime Minister Hailemariam attends the Global Green Growth Forum in Denmark (Oct 21, 2014)

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn left for Denmark on Sunday (October 19) to participate in the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) being held in Copenhagen on Monday and Tuesday this week. ... Read more

Ambassador Kuang Tutlam presents credentials to the President of Mauritius (Oct 21, 2014)

Ambassdaor Kuang Tutlam, Ethiopia’s Ambassador to Zimbabwe and non-resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Mauritius has presented his credentials to the President Rajkeswur Purryag of Mauritius.... Read more



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