Ethiopia crisis: Parliament lists TPLF as a terrorist group amidst Tigray conflict

ADDIS ABABA, May 7 (NNN-AGENCIES) –The Ethiopian parliament endorsed a recent cabinet decision to classify the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which has long dominated Ethiopian politics and until recently ruled the Tigray region, as a terrorist organization. The resolution, which was unanimously passed by ruling party MPs, also includes the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA), […]

US Tries to Help Resolve Ethiopian Dam Dispute

The United States is again stepping into efforts to resolve a dispute over Ethiopia’s massive hydropower dam along an important Nile tributary. The new U.S. envoy to the Horn of Africa, Jeffrey Feltman, is visiting Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia this week as part of Washington’s new push to resolve the dispute. Tensions continue to […]

AUC Welcomes USA’s Decision for Waiver of Intellectual Property Rights for Covid-19 Vaccines

Addis Ababa  May 7/2021 (ENA) The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat welcomed the announcement of the United States of America to support South Africa and India’s call for the temporary waiver of intellectual property protections for Covid-19 vaccines at the World Trade Organization. The US administration on Thursday declared its […]

PM Encouraged by Achievements in Economic Sector During Past Three Years

May 7/2021(ENA)  Encouraging achievements have been registered over the past three years in fiscal policy, state-owned enterprise reforms and the financial sector as part of Ethiopia’s vision to prosperity, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said. According to the premier, over 200 billion Birr was invested on capital investments, which is a 27 percent increase from capital […]

Ethiopia, World Bank Sign 200 Million USD Loan Agreement to Support Digitization

May 7/2021(ENA) Ethiopia and the World Bank have signed today a 200-million USD concessional loan agreement that supports the country’s  digitalization program. The soft loan agreement signed by Finance Minister Ahmed Shide and World Bank Country Director Ousmane Dione will directly contribute to Ethiopia’s 2025 digitalization strategy. The proceeds of the loan will be used to strengthen […]

Increasing Environmental, Ecosystems and Watersheds Destruction Threatening Nile Basin

May 7/2021(ENA) General destruction of the environment, ecosystems and watersheds, and pollution of surface and ground waters, is occurring at increasing rate across the Nile basin, Water, Irrigation and Energy Minister Seleshi Bekele said. Briefing the media at the closing of the 6th Nile Basin Development Forum (NBDF) held under the theme: “Rethinking Regional Investments in the […]

ECX, Ministry Sign MoU to Modernize Mining Market Chain

May 7/2021(ENA)  Ethiopia Commodity Exchange and Ministry of Mines and Petroleum have signed a memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that aims at modernizing the mining market chain. Mines and Petroleum Minister Takele Uma and Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Wondemagegnehu Negera signed the MoU today. On the occasion, ECX Chief Executive Officer Wondemagegnehu said the […]