Monthly Archives: August 2014

Bank to Collect 1 Billion Birr to Gerd

The Development Bank of Ethiopia disclosed that it set plans to collect over one billion Birr for the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) this fiscal year. In the last budget year the Bank was able to collect

Tripartite Talks On GERD Successful – Ministry

The fourth Tripartite Ministerial Meeting of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) held in Khartoum was successful, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ministry Spokesperson Ambassador Dina Mufti said Thursday in a press briefing that

PM Hailemariam Meets 25 Italian Company Representatives

Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn held talks on Thursday with 25 Italian company representatives and government officials in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He said that the desire of Italian companies to invest in Ethiopia would consolidate the long standing diplomatic and economic

PM Hailemariam Held Talks With U.S. Delegation

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn held discussion with a US delegation of female senators Thursday on the issues of agriculture, public health and women empowerment in Addis Ababa. Hailemariam briefed them about Ethiopia’s economic growth and the increasing participation of women

Uneven Coverage of Suppressed Ethiopian Journalists

This month, Ethiopian officials shut down five magazines — the latest in a series of shutdowns — but the move got little attention from outside the country. The East African country is well known for suppressing the media, but some

ETHIOPIA, KENYA, GHANA BID TO HOST AFCON 2017

ADDIS ABABA, Aug 28 — Ethiopia, Kenya and Ghana have announced their interest in bidding to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations following Libya’s withdrawal as the host nation. Libya pulled out last week because of ongoing fighting in

EGYPT, ETHIOPIA AGREE ON CONTROVERSIAL DAM’S MECHANISMS

CAIRO, Egypt, Aug 28 – Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia have agreed on a mechanism, to carry out recommendations by the international experts committee, on the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which caused tensions with Egypt, over its historic share of the Nile

Ministry Launches Training for Students

Useful inputs that benefit government institutions in their future plans are being garnered from students attending the training prepared for institutions of higher learning, according to Ministry of Education. Over 150,000 students are currently receiving training in various institutions across