Category Archives: Politics

‘Give peace a chance; give children a chance,’ senior UN peacekeeping official says visiting South Sudan

All stakeholders in South Sudan must engage genuinely and constructively in finding a political solution to the conflict there, a senior United Nations peacekeeping official said at the end of …

Brief Profile of Appointed, Reshuffled Cabinet Ministers

Addis Ababa Brief profile of the recently members of Council of Ministers

1. Sheferaw Shegute Wolasa, Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources. Born in Haroressa of Arsi Zone. Married. Education: …

UN, ETHIOPIA AGREE TO BOOST PEACEKEEPING TIES

ADDIS ABABA-- UN and Ethiopia have agreed to further boost strong peacekeeping ties, the Ethiopia Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said.

The agreement was made during discussions between the UN …

Humanitarian Response in Syria Must Be Urgently Boosted, Emergency Relief Coordinator Tells Security Council

Casting a spotlight on the pressing needs of civilians in Raqqa and Rukban, the Security Council met this afternoon to hear a briefing on recent developments and discuss ways forward.…

Tissue Culture said Crucial to Enhance Coffee Productivity

Addis Ababa Application of tissue culture technology and approaches are crucial to enhance productivity of coffee, according to Ethiopian Biotechnology Institute (EBTI).

Addressing a day-long consultative workshop held today, EBTI …

Ethiopia’s Web Blackout Ends, Raising Hopes of Reforms Under New PM

Internet users in Ethiopia said on Monday the government appeared to have ended a three-month online blackout, raising hopes of a relaxation of restrictions after the arrival of a new …

Following Air Strikes against Suspected Chemical Weapons Sites in Syria, Security Council Rejects Proposal to Condemn Aggression

On the heels of air strikes meant to hamper Syria's ability to use chemical weapons, the Security Council today rejected a proposal by the Russian Federation to condemn such aggression …

US Presses Regional Bloc to Act on South Sudan Cease-fire Violations

The U.S. government is calling on East African leaders to release five unpublished reports documenting violations of South Sudan's failed December cease-fire and to punish those responsible for the violations, …

President Offers Condolences over Deadly Plane Crash in Algeria

Addis Ababa President Mulatu Teshome has offered his sympathy and compassion to the government of Algeria over the deadliest airplane crash which killed 257 people near the capital Algiers.

On …

Forum of Federations Lauds Peaceful Transition of Power in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa Forum of Federations has commended Ethiopia for the successful transition of power in the event of the appointment of the new Prime Minister and its anchor role to …