Ethiopian Police Reject Claims of Arbitrary Tigrayan Arrests

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopian police have confirmed the arrest of hundreds of ethnic Tigrayans in the capital Addis Ababa in recent weeks. The police said they were supporting the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which authorities banned after the Ti…

Harris to Be Sworn In by Justice Sotomayor at Inauguration

WASHINGTON – Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Wednesday, a history-making event in which the first Black, South Asian and female vice president will take her oath of office from the first Latina justice. Harris chose Sotomayor for the task, according to a person familiar with […]

Insecurity and bureaucracy hampering aid to Ethiopia’s Tigray region

Nearly three months after the start of conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, hundreds of thousands of people have yet to receive assistance, the United Nations reported on Wednesday, citing information from its humanitarian coordination agency, OCHA. “Humanitarian assistance continues to be constrained by the lack of full, and safe, unhindered access to Tigray, caused by both […]

Investment Commission Inaugurates FDI Tracking Tool

Addis Ababa  Ethiopian Investment Commission has inaugurated a web based platform called Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)Tracking tool that would provide all-round information including FDI inflows in the country. The commission developed the platform in collaboration with the Partnership for Investment and Growth in Africa (PIGA) project, Part of Manufacturing Africa (MA), a flagship program of […]

EIB to support for high-impact investment in 11 Sahel countries under Great Green Wall initiative

President Hoyer reaffirms EIB commitment to Sahel and climate vulnerable regions in Africa as part of Team Europe EIB to strengthen financial and technical support for sustainable agriculture, clean energy, water, infrastructure and microfinance to create jobs and resilience Biodiversity investment in Africa to benefit from pioneering EIB Sustainable Awareness Bonds The European Investment Bank […]

Security Menace Easing in Metekel Zone

Addis Ababa,  Relative peace in Metekel Zone of Benshangul Gumuze Region has been restored and residents’ security threat is being reduced following the deployment of the task-force established by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to enforce law in the region. The task-force has been working to finalize its law enforcement operation within one month and handover […]

Democrats Win Key US Senate Runoff With Second Georgia Race Too Close to Call

Control of the U.S. Senate hung in the balance Wednesday with the result of one of two runoff elections in the southern state of Georgia still too close to call. Democrats moved closer to regaining control of the chamber with the Rev. Raphael Warnock’s projected defeat of Sen. Kelly Loeffler in one of Tuesday’s elections. […]