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Ethiopia to start extracting crude oil

Ethiopian Prime Minster Abiy Ahmed announced that Ethiopia will begin extracting crude oil starting tomorrow on a test basis in the Somali region of the country. The Premier made the announcement during... Read more »
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Eritrea to Send Rare Peace Delegation to Ethiopia

[Deutsche Welle] Eritrea has responded to Ethiopia’s suprise recent overtures of peace with an announcement that it will send a delegation to its neighbour and one time enemy for talks. Eritrea is... Read more »
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Eritrea delegation arrives in Ethiopia ahead of landmark talks

Eritrea delegation arrives in Ethiopia ahead of landmark talks

Eritrea’s foreign minister (R) is welcomed by Ethiopia’s prime minister (L) in Addis Ababa [Mulugeta Ayene/AP] Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – A high-level Eritrean delegation led by foreign minister Osman Saleh arrived in... Read more »
Twenty people in court in Ethiopia following grenade attack

Twenty people in court in Ethiopia following grenade attack

State-affiliated media Fana said those in court included Girma Kassa, deputy police commissioner for the capital. He is among nine police officials arrested for security lapses over Saturday’s attack.   The explosion... Read more »
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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia, “We must separate the thorns from the roses.”

My dear and honored Ethiopian people. Let me first say that seeing so many Ethiopians here today joining hands to show love, reconciliation and unity has triggered extraordinary hope in me and... Read more »
United Arab Emirates gives Ethiopia $1 billion lifeline to ease foreign exchange crisis

United Arab Emirates gives Ethiopia $1 billion lifeline to ease foreign exchange crisis

Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (L) meets Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (R) at National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on June 15, 2018. The United Arab... Read more »
Eritrea sending delegation to Ethiopia for peace talks

Eritrea sending delegation to Ethiopia for peace talks

By ELIAS MESERET ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Eritrea’s president announced Wednesday he is sending a rare delegation to neighboring Ethiopia for peace talks, days after Ethiopia’s new prime minister took a... Read more »
Abiy Ahmed pulls off an astonishing turnaround for Ethiopia – Washington Post Editorial

Abiy Ahmed pulls off an astonishing turnaround for Ethiopia – Washington Post Editorial

Washington Post – SIX MONTHS ago, Ethi­o­pia appeared trapped in a cycle of unrest, repression and more unrest. Stability in East Africa’s largest country, with a population of more than 100 million,... Read more »
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Ethiopia names new Army Chief

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has appointed Seare Mekonnen as the new Army Chief of Staff replacing Samora Yenus. The appointment of Seare Mekonnen marks the first change at the top in... Read more »
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Ethiopia opens airline and telecoms to private, international investors

NAIROBI, Kenya—Ethiopia said it plans to sell stakes in some of the country’s most-prized assets after decades of state control, including telecommunications company Ethio Telecom and booming Ethiopian Airlines, liberalizing one of... Read more »