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East African bloc urges concerted efforts to sustain positive gains in peace, security

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an East African bloc, on Wednesday called for sustaining recent positive gains in the Horn of Africa region...
accidents

UN-led initiative to enhance road safety in Ethiopia

The United Nations and the Ethiopian government have launched an initiative to enhance road safety in Ethiopia. Under the new initiative, which...
United Nations Economic Commission For Africa Eca

ECA, Angola agree on areas to spur Angola’s sustainable development

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) said on Monday that a major cooperation agreement was made with the Angolan government on Angola's...
renewable

ECA chief urges Angola to increase share of renewable energy

Reliable and cleaner supply of energy are critical for Angola's drive towards economic diversification and sustainable development, the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)...
National Museum Of Ethiopia

Chinese visitors to Ethiopia’s National Museum on rise

Chinese visitors to the National Museum of Ethiopia is increasing, and the Museum is exploring ways of availing written information in Chinese language at...
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Ethiopia’s ruling party vows to restore rule of law to unrest-hit parts

Ethiopia's ruling coalition Ethiopian People Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) on Thursday evening issued a strongly worded statement vowing to restore rule of law in...
Hailemariam Desalegn

Former Ethiopian PM urges green revolution in Africa

Former Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Thursday evening called for Africa to have its own green revolution. Desalegn, who is currently...
Abiy Ahmed Ali

Ethiopian government reform to improve human rights situation

The Ethiopian government on Thursday disclosed that improving the country's human rights situation is a major priority as part of the ongoing national reform...
GDP

Ethiopia’s R&D spending accounts for only 0.27 percent of GDP

Ethiopia's expenditure on research and development only accounts for 0.27 percent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP), a government study said on Wednesday. ...
Mapping Africa

Major pan-African institutions crafting guideline on land-ethnicity-conflict nexus in Africa

The African Union (AU), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), and the African Development Bank (AfDB) are jointly crafting guidelines addressing the...
Moussa Faki Mahamat

AU Commission chief congratulates S. Africa on successful election

The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has welcomed the successful conduct of the National and Provincial Elections in South...
Sudan S Transitional Military Council Tmc

AU hails latest political agreement in Sudan

Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat on Wednesday commended the latest accord among Sudanese stakeholders for a political transition in Sudan. ...
Investment

Ethiopian government encourages more Chinese investment

The Ethiopian government on Monday encouraged more Chinese investments and vowed to provide all the necessary support to potential Chinese companies to effectively operate...
African Union headquarters

AU urges dispute settlement endeavors as AfCFTA edges closer to effect

The African Union (AU) on Monday stressed the need to boost African countries' capacity on the settlement of trade and investment disputes as the...
Ethiopian Embassy In Cairo

Ethiopia returns home 29 nationals stranded in Libya

The Ethiopian Embassy in Cairo, Egypt announced on Monday it has returned home 29 nationals that had been stranded in war-torn Libya. ...
South Africa

AU says South Africa’s election peaceful, credible

South Africa's election was prepared and conducted in a professional and transparent manner and in accordance with the relevant laws governing elections in South...
African Union headquarters

AU, Japan vow to advance mutual cooperation

The African Union (AU) Commission and Japan have acknowledged the importance of advancing mutual cooperation across various common areas of interest, the AU said. ...
Afcfta

UN commission urges African countries to invest more in blue economy

The UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Tuesday urged African countries to invest more in the blue economy so as to capitalize on...
BlackWomenTech

Tanzania-based NGOs launch campaign to help working women

Three non-governmental organizations (NGOs) based in Tanzania on Saturday launched a three-year joint campaign aimed at shaping women's attitude toward work. Oxfam,...
Ethiopia

Revenue collection increases significantly in Ethiopia – AfDB reveals

Revenue collection in Ethiopia has increased significantly after the government implemented tax reforms to boost resources. These findings were revealed at a workshop hosted...
Afcfta

African Countries Tasked to Debate AfCFTA Modalities

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Saturday urged African countries and pan-African institutions to prepare modalities as the African Continental Free...
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China-Africa E-commerce Forum Scheduled Will Be Hosted by Ethiopia

The Ethiopian government said on Saturday that the second China-Africa E-Commerce Forum would be held in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, in November, this year. ...
Kyaw Soe Oo And Wa Lone

2019 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano Award Went to 2 Confined Reuters Reporters

Two Reuters reporters – Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone, jailed by the Myanmar authorities, have jointly received the 2019 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano Press Freedom...
President Akufo-Addo interacting with President Paul Kagame

AfCETA Comes into force on May 30

The African Union (AU) Commission has said that the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) is set to enter into force on May 30. The...
World Press Freedom Day

Over 2,000 People Mark World Press Freedom Day

More than 2,000 journalists, politicians, representatives of civil society organizations, academia and the judiciary, have gathered in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa for the...
trade

Ethiopia submits Africa free trade pact to AU

The Ethiopian government on Thursday deposited the instrument of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) ratification to the African Union (AU) Commission. The AfCFTA,...
Free Trade Zone

Forthcoming African free trade pact to inspire economic integration

As the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) currently stands ready for entry into effect, experts and analysts have emphasized the pact as a...
African Union headquarters

AU Seeks Collective Standing to promote continental Integration before coordination

The African Union (AU) on Tuesday urged African countries, regional blocks and pan African institutions to exert more efforts in a collective manner towards...
Rwandan President Paul Kagame, his wife Jeannette Kagame, African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker light the flame of remembrance at the Kigali Genocide Memorial during the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the 1994 Rwandan genocide against Tutsi, in Kigali, capital of Rwanda, on April 7, 2019. Rwandans on Sunday started the commemoration to mark the 25th anniversary of the 1994 genocide that left over 1 million people dead, mainly ethnic Tutsis, with President Pual Kagame calling for continued efforts to transform the country. (Xinhua/Office of the President of Rwanda)

AU Urge Africans to Renew Their Pledge as They Remember Victims

As Africa marks the 25th Anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, the African Union (AU) has called on Africans to renew...
Ethiopian Airline

Ethiopia Airlines plans on increasing flights to Chinese destinations

Ethiopia's national air carrier, Ethiopian Airlines (ET), plans to add three more Chinese flight destinations, an Ethiopian official said on Tuesday. Speaking...