New telecommunications operator licensed in Ethiopia

Ethiopia, one of the world’s last closed telecommunications markets, has been liberalised. On May 22, 2021, the Ethiopian government announced that a new telecommunications license had been awarded to the Global Partnership for Ethiopia – a consortium comprising Kenya’s Safaricom PLC, Vodacom Group, Vodafone Group, the United Kingdom’s development finance institution CDC Group plc, the Japanese-owned Sumitomo Corporation, and the Development Finance Corporation. […]

“New York Times” reporter kicked out of Ethiopia

In response to Ethiopia’s expulsion yesterday of New York Times reporter Simon Marks following allegations of “fake news” about the ongoing conflict in the Tigray region, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement: “Ethiopia’s decision to expel Simon Marks, without warning or explanation, exposes the government’s disturbing efforts to control the narrative on the Tigray conflict and […]

Ethiopians in US Vow to Counter Unjust Pressures on Ethiopia

(ENA) Ethiopians residing in various parts of the United States (U.S.) have reiterated their commitment to work on countering the on-going unjust external pressures on Ethiopia. The Ethiopians and Ethiopian origins disclosed this during a webinar held on Sunday to discuss on the current situation in Ethiopia. The webinar held under the motto “Ethiopia on […]

PM Abiy Meets With US Senator James Mountain Inhofe

( ENA) Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has met today with United States Senator James Mountain Inhofe who opposed the recent visa restrictions imposed on Ethiopia by the Biden Administration. PM Abiy wrote today on Face-book “I welcome Senator Jim Inhofe, a friend to Ethiopians, to his second home Ethiopia”. The Senator last week publicly opposed […]

Ethiopia, China Hold High-Level Consultative Meeting on Strengthening Economic Cooperation

( ENA)  A high-level consultative meeting was held between the Ministry of Finance and The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China aiming at strengthening the economic cooperation of the two countries. During the meeting, Finance Minister Ahmed Shide said that the Chinese government has been working in cooperation with the Ministry of Finance in […]