World Bank says Ethiopia's economy to grow 10.5% in the next fiscal year (May 26, 2015)

The World Bank said Ethiopia's economy was expected to grow by 9.5% this fiscal year ending in June before accelerating to 10.5% for 2015/16, adding that it expected inflation to remain in single digits during this period.... Read more

A peaceful and successful General Election (May 26, 2015)

The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia announced on Sunday that the voting for the 5th General Election had accomplished peacefully and successfully. ... Read more

Africa Day celebrated this weekend (May 26, 2015)

2015 is the Year of Women’s Empowerment and Development towards Africa’s Agenda 2063, and Africa Day (May 25 this year is the occasion of the 52nd anniversary of the African Union. President Mugabe, Chairperson of the African Union in  his message said the African Union, had taken a great leap in gender equality, specifically on women empowerment and development. Women, the world over, were the cornerstone of stability and social progress. ... Read more

The AU PSC calls for sanctions and an arms embargo on South Sudan (May 26, 2015)

The AU Peace and Security Council meeting at its 510th meeting held on 22 May 2015, in Namibia, after a briefing on recent developments on the situation in South Sudan called for the imposition of sanctions and an arms embargo on South Sudan’s warring leader. ... Read more

Prime Minister Hailemariam speaks to Aljazeera (May 22, 2015)

Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn held interview with Aljazeera English on various issues related to democracy and development. ... Read more

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses its deepest sorrow over the deaths of five Ethiopian citizens in Yemen (May 22, 2015)

Five Ethiopian citizens were killed and two injured in an air-strike by the Saudi-led coalition at a refugee camp in Yemen yesterday, Thursday (May 21).  ... Read more

Great Lakes Regional states reject UN sanctions for South Sudan (May 22, 2015)

The Heads of State and Government of the International Conference on the Great lakes Region meeting in Angola on Monday (May 18) discussed security and humanitarian concerns in the Great Lakes Region with a special focus on the Republic of Burundi, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of South Sudan and on the growing threat of terrorism in the region.

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The UN Security Council repeats demands for South Sudan warring parties to engage meaningfully in the peace process (May 19, 2015)

The United Nations Security Council has condemned the renewed and ongoing large scale violence in South Sudan’s Unity state, saying military offensives by pro-government forces had led to the displacement of over 100,000 civilians and with another 300,000 civilians being denied access to the aid being provided by humanitarian agencies as a result from fighting between the two sides. ... Read more

Puntland is feeling the strain of the refugee influx from Yemen (May 19, 2015)

Well over 5,000 refugees are estimated to have arrived in the port of Bossaso since the beginning of April from Yemen and thousands more were expected during last weeks’ ceasefire. ... Read more

Ethiopia aims to become a top manufacturing hub in Africa (May 19, 2015)

Ethiopia is targeting US$1 billion of annual investment in industrial parks over the next decade to boost exports and make the country one of Africa’s top manufacturers, Arkebe Equbai, a Special Adviser to the Prime Minister, said at the weekend: “In terms of industrial development and manufacturing development, we want to put Ethiopia number one in Africa.”... Read more



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