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News Ethiopia People: Pompeo, Ethiopia's PM discuss country's dramatic reforms

Published on: Monday 17 February 2020
Pompeo, Ethiopia's PM discuss country's dramatic reforms
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/pompeo-ethiopias-pm-discuss-countrys-dramatic-reforms-69043877

America’s top diplomat in his final Africa stop has discussed political reforms with Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister, and Ethiopia says the U.S. plans to provide “substantial financial support” to strengthen them

News Ethiopia People: Ethiopia's once-dominant political party marks anniversary

Published on: Wednesday 19 February 2020
Ethiopia's once-dominant political party marks anniversary
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/ethiopias-once-dominant-political-party-marks-anniversary-142714843.html

The political party that dominated Ethiopian politics for nearly three decades staged massive anniversary celebrations Wednesday that highlighted rising tensions with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government and neighbouring Eritrea. The Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) led the overthrow

News Ethiopia People: Canada, Ethiopia starting talks towards investment agreement: Trudeau

Published on: Saturday 08 February 2020
Canada, Ethiopia starting talks towards investment agreement: Trudeau
News source: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-canada-ethiopia-starting-talks-towards-investment-agreement-trudeau-2/

Abiy did tell Trudeau Ethiopia is grateful to Canada’s support over the years. “We Ethiopians have a deep sense of friendship to Canada,” he said. Abiy has been named as one of the most influential ...

News Ethiopia People: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed

Published on: Saturday 08 February 2020
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed
News source: https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/readouts/2020/02/08/prime-minister-justin-trudeau-meets-prime-minister-ethiopia-abiy-ahmed

Prime Minister Trudeau affirmed Canada’s steadfast support for Ethiopia’s ambitious reform agenda.  The two leaders exchanged views on shared priorities including economic growth, governance and democracy, climate change, and gender equality and women’s empowerment.

News Ethiopia People: Why Ethiopia is in deep trouble, and how it got here

Published on: Saturday 01 February 2020
Why Ethiopia is in deep trouble, and how it got here
News source: http://theconversation.com/why-ethiopia-is-in-deep-trouble-and-how-it-got-here-130711

Ethiopia has seen dramatic transformation and change over the past century. Two of the biggest changes were the victory in 1991 of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front which has ...

News Ethiopia People: Three countries delay Ethiopia dam deadline but Trump sees deal

Published on: Friday 31 January 2020
Three countries delay Ethiopia dam deadline but Trump sees deal
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/three-countries-delay-ethiopia-dam-deadline-trump-sees-211921857.html

Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan on Friday pushed back their deadline to resolve a bitter row on a dam on the Nile until the end of February, but President Donald Trump voiced confidence that a deal was near. It was the latest delay in the US-brokered talks on the giant Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which

News Ethiopia People: Ethiopian Airlines continues China flights as others suspend

Published on: Saturday 01 February 2020
Ethiopian Airlines continues China flights as others suspend
News source: https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/africa/Ethiopian-Airlines-continues-China-flights-as-others-suspend-854284

2020-02-02 - As dozens of major airlines around the world cancel flights to China as a precaution over the outbreak of coronavirus, Ethiopian Airlines has refused to follow suit. This comes as the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the virus as a

News Ethiopia People: Ethiopia's electoral agency sets tentative date for elections

Published on: Wednesday 15 January 2020
Ethiopia's electoral agency sets tentative date for elections
News source: https://www.nation.co.ke/news/africa/Ethiopias-electoral-agency-sets-tentative-date-for-elections/1066-5419026-mihhtez/index.html

Abiy was appointed by Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) after three years of anti-government protests. When he took office, he promised reforms including a credible multi-party ...

News Ethiopia People: Members of Ethiopian Diaspora Gather at British Home of Former Emperor

Published on: Tuesday 14 January 2020
Members of Ethiopian Diaspora Gather at British Home of Former Emperor
News source: https://www.voanews.com/europe/members-ethiopian-diaspora-gather-british-home-former-emperor

Traveling to the British town of Bath has become a pilgrimage of sorts for people of Ethiopian heritage. When Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie had to go into exile, he landed in Bath. The town, about 145 kilometers west of London, hosted the emperor from 1936 to 1940.  When the Italians under Benito Mussolini invaded Ethiopia in 1935, Haile Selassie, was forced to temporarily go in exile in Britain. He lived in Bath at Fairfield House, which also hosted his family, closest confidants and entourage. Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie at the White House in Washington on Oct. 25, 1970.

News Ethiopia People: Ethiopian PM Abiy expects parliamentary election in May or June

Published on: Sunday 12 January 2020
Ethiopian PM Abiy expects parliamentary election in May or June
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/ethiopian-pm-abiy-expects-parliamentary-174152629.html

Ethiopia will hold a parliamentary election in May or June despite concerns about security and logistics, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Sunday. The election will be the first under Nobel Peace Laureate Abiy, who took office in April 2018 and launched political and economic reforms. "On the

News Ethiopia People: Ethiopia PM asks South Africa leader to help in dam dispute

Published on: Sunday 12 January 2020
Ethiopia PM asks South Africa leader to help in dam dispute
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/ethiopia-pm-asks-south-africa-leader-dam-dispute-68227807

... agreement on technical issues including the filling of the $4.6 billion Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which is around 70% complete. Egypt has said filling the dam's reservoir too quickly could ...

News Ethiopia People: Saudi Fund for Development Partnership With International Aid Agencies to Boost Economic Development in Ethiopia

Published on: Sunday 22 December 2019
Saudi Fund for Development Partnership With International Aid Agencies to Boost Economic Development in Ethiopia
News source: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191223005266/en/Saudi-Fund-Development-Partnership-International-Aid-Agencies

The new WASH project will have far-reaching benefits, and our second agreement with the Ethiopian government will provide a loan towards an important new road. We hope the new projects will ensure ...

News Ethiopia People: Ethiopia’s prime minister wants to change the ruling coalition. Who’s getting left out?

Published on: Monday 23 December 2019
Ethiopia’s prime minister wants to change the ruling coalition. Who’s getting left out?
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/12/23/ethiopias-president-wants-change-ruling-coalition-whos-getting-left-out/

In November, Abiy proposed merging the four-party Ethiopian People’s Revolution Democratic Front (EPRDF) into one party, bringing an end to the ruling group in Ethiopia since the communist junta was ...

News Ethiopia People: 67 Killed in Ethiopia Unrest, but Nobel-Winning Prime Minister Is Quiet

Published on: Friday 25 October 2019
67 Killed in Ethiopia Unrest, but Nobel-Winning Prime Minister Is Quiet
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/25/world/africa/ethiopia-protests-prime-minister.html

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Weeks after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is coming under harsh criticism over his silence in the face of protests this week that police said had ...

News Ethiopia People: Deadly protests roil Ethiopia as Nobel winner's backers and critics clash

Published on: Saturday 26 October 2019
Deadly protests roil Ethiopia as Nobel winner's backers and critics clash
News source: https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/26/africa/ethiopia-clashes-intl/index.html

(CNN)At least 67 people have been killed and more than 200 injured in protests in Ethiopia over the last few days, the police commissioner for the Oromia region told CNN on Saturday. Nineteen people ...

News Ethiopia People: Kenya Receives Remains of People Who Died in Ethiopia Air Crash

Published on: Monday 14 October 2019
Kenya Receives Remains of People Who Died in Ethiopia Air Crash
News source: https://allafrica.com/view/group/main/main/id/00070455.html

Specialised caskets bearing the remains of victims of the March 10 Ethiopian Airlines plane crash have arrived in Nairobi aboard an Ethiopian Airlines aircraft that landed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. According to Ethiopian authorities, the bodies were severely damaged in the crash, and only after extensive DNA tests were the remains matched to corresponding families.

News Ethiopia People: Ethiopia postpones autonomy referendum for ethnic Sidama: Fana news agency

Published on: Tuesday 15 October 2019
Ethiopia postpones autonomy referendum for ethnic Sidama: Fana news agency
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/ethiopia-postpones-autonomy-referendum-ethnic-183235609.html

Ethiopia postponed by a week a referendum on self-determination for its ethnic Sidama community that would have created the country's 10th autonomous region, Fana news agency reported on Tuesday. The new date for the vote is Nov. 20 instead of Nov. 13, the delay caused by referendum preparations

News Ethiopia People: Letter from Africa: 'I gave up on catching the train in Ethiopia'

Published on: Sunday 08 September 2019
Letter from Africa: 'I gave up on catching the train in Ethiopia'
News source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-49580863

The signs are for the $4.5bn (£3.6bn) Chinese-built Addis-Djibouti standard gauge railway (SGR) connecting landlocked Ethiopia's 100 million people with tiny Djibouti on the Red Sea. The 750km (465 ...