Friday 20 October 2017

All press releases

(Shabelle 09/13/16)

The Summit wos attended by H.E. Uhuru Muigoi Kenyotto, President of the Republic of Kenya: H.E. Hosson Sheikh Mohomud, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia; H.E. Yoweri Koguto Museveni, President of the Republic of IJgando; H.S. Mohomoud Ali Youssouf, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Djbouti; H.E.

(Addis Fortune 10/07/15)

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn today formed his new administration after parliament approved his nomination for the cabinet.

The new government will have 25 ministries and four director generals with ministerial ranks.

(Government 05/08/15)

President Reuven Rivlin of Israel said on Monday (May 4) that Israel had made mistakes in its treatment of the Ethiopian Jewish community. He described their suffering as "an open and raw wound at the heart of Israeli society" and said "We have made mistakes. We did not look, we did not listen".

(Presidency 01/23/15)

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Addis Ababa, late on Wednesday (January 21) on the first stage of an official visit to countries in the Horn of Africa. President Erdogan is accompanied by his wife and daughter, Emine and Summeye Erdogan, as well as ministers including Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtuand, a delegation of officials and businessmen.

(IGAD 01/12/15)

Mogadishu: IGAD 53rd ministerial meeting have successfully concluded in the Somali capital, Mogadishu on Saturday.
Ethiopian Foreign minister Tedros Adhanom had read the conference communiqué which most of it focused on Somalia and its development towards stability.

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(Ministry 01/09/15)

Foreign Minister Dr Tedros Adhanom met on Wednesday with President Salva Kirr Mayardit of South Sudan and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Barnaba Marial Benjamin in Juba, capital of South Sudan. The bilateral talks covered issues related to the upcoming IGAD Summit in Addis Ababa on January 18 and developments of the ongoing IGAD-led peace negotiations.

( 12/05/14)

Ethiopia expects coffee exports for 2014/15 crop to hit a record high because of drought and disease hitting crops in Latin America. The International Coffee Organization forecast in September that global coffee production will fall short of demand, following an unprecedented drought early this year reducing the 2014/15 crop in Brazil, the world's biggest coffee producer.

( 11/28/14)

President Mulatu Teshome emphasized the need for Ethiopia and North Korea to work together for their mutual benefit through deepening of cooperation in the health, irrigation and mining sectors.

( 11/20/14)

Dr Tedros Adhanom, Ethiopia's Minister of Foreign Affairs, held discussions with Egypt's Foreign Affairs Minister, Sameh Dhoukry, in Copenhagen on Tuesday (November 18) on the sidelines of the High Level Ministerial Partnership Forum on Somalia.

( 11/11/14)

Ethiopia participated in the World Travel Market exhibition in London last week (November 3-6). An opening ceremony was held at the Ethiopian stand by Ethiopia's Ambassador to the UK, Ambassador Berhanu Kebede, the, Director General of the Ethiopian Tourism organization, Solomon Tadesse, and Ethiopian Airlines Area Manager , Michael Yared.

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Sofian Ahmed, Finance and Economic Development Minister announced on Monday (October 6) that the Government plans to issue international bonds at the end of the year.

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The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors on Tuesday (September 30) approved a US$600 million credit to fund the latest phase of Ethiopia's Productive Safety Net Program.

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Emirates, a global connector of people and places, is offering Ethiopian travellers up to 25 percent discount on Business Class and Economy Class fares to a range of exciting destinations around the world.

The special fares will apply when booked between August 27th and September 6th 2014 for travel period starting August 27th until December 3rd, 2014.

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Ethiopia has set up necessary and appropriate standby medical facilities and mechanisms as a precaution against the appearance of any cases of Ebola. Dr. Keseteberhan Admassu, Minister of Health, said a new Ebola treatment hospital with ten beds, with possible expansion to 50 beds, had been set up and fully equipped with medical staff.

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Ethiopia, as Africa's largest producer of coffee, is expanding its banding and trade marking of more coffees to increase competitiveness and enhance relations with global buyers. It has submitted applications to Australia and Brazil for named brands and trademarks.

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Foreign Minister Dr. Tedros met with Ambassador Imran Yawar of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Ethiopia on Tuesday (July 15). Discussions centered on ways to scale up the economic partnership of the two countries, expedite high-level contacts and exchanges and inject new impetus to fast-track all-rounded cooperation.

(African Union Commission 01/27/14)

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, January 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ – The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 415th meeting held on 27 January 2014, adopted the following decision on the situation in Madagascar:

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Oscar Pistorius, the Paralympic star accused of murder, held a personal memorial service on Tuesday night to honour Reeva Steenkamp, the girlfriend he shot dead at his home in what he claims was an accident.

The service took place at the home of his uncle Arnold, where the South African has been staying since he was released on bail awaiting trial.