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Senator Inhofe leads a US delegation to Ethiopia

A U.S. delegation led by Republican Senator James Inhofe visited Ethiopia last week, and held talks with Prime Minister Hailemariam.

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Major-General Tesfay Gidey of Ethiopia appointed Force Commander for UNISFA

The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Major-General Tesfay Gidey Hailemichael of Ethiopia as Force Commander for the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei.

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Somalia’s Galmudug State President resigns for health reasons

The President of Galmudug State in Somalia, Abdikarim Hussein Guled, resigned on Sunday (February 26) citing health reasons.

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UN relief chief visiting Yemen, Somalia, Kenya

Stephen O'Brien, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, is visiting Yemen, Somalia and Kenya this week to meet with stakeholders on the humanitarian crises in all three countries as well as people most affected by crises, caused largely by conflict and drought.

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FAO and USAID launch Africa Sustainable Livestock 2050 project

A project to encourage sustainable and productive livestock in Africa was launched on Thursday by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and six African countries - Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda.

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Cevital eyes huge investments in Ethiopia

In a meeting with Foreign Minister Dr. Workneh Gebeyhu, Mr. Issad Rebrab the founder and manager of the of Cevital, the largest private conglomerate in Algeria, with interests in the agri-food sector, retail, industry and services disclosed the company’s decision to set up huge investment projects in Ethiopia today (February 24, 2017). Mr. Issad Rebrab said, Cevital has been studying the Ethiopian economy starting from 2013 and looking on how to be part of the notable development in the country.

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President Salva Kiir arrives in Addis for a three-day official visit

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit arrived in Addis Ababa on Thursday (February 23, 2017) for a three-day official visit.

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Somalia: President appoints a Prime Minister before visiting Saudi Arabia

Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has appointed Hassan Ali Khayre as his Prime Minister.

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Mogadishu Declaration on regional cooperation on the current drought

A joint Declaration was issued in Mogadishu on Wednesday (February 22) by President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh of Djibouti, Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, and President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed of Somalia.

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Nile Day marked in Tanzania by members of the Nile Basin Initiative

Representatives of the 10 member states of the Nile Basin Initiative met in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania on Wednesday to mark Nile Day, in commemoration of 18 years since the establishment of the Nile Basin Initiative.

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