World, did you forget the promise you made after the Rwandan Genocide?

Photo credit: Houreidja Tall When the Rwandan Genocide occurred in 1994, the world said, “Never again!” but Protester 1, a Tigrayan New Yorker who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation, is saying, “it is happening again.” And … Read More

Ethiopian Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus elected new WHO Director-General

Members States of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday elected Ethiopian Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new Director-General of the UN health agency. Dr. Ghebreyesus was nominated by the Government of Ethiopia, and will begin his five-year term … Read More

FAO says seed distributions in Ethiopia boost crop yields

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Ethiopia is about to complete one of the largest and most successful seed distribution campaigns in the country’s history, aimed at helping farmers to stay on their feet in the face of a blistering drought caused by El Nino, the … Read More

IGAD welcomes Ethiopia’s election to UN Security Council

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has congratulated Ethiopia for its election as a Non-Permanent member of the UN Security Council for two years starting from January 1, 2017. “IGAD is proud to learn Ethiopia, one of its Member States … Read More

UN chief urges Ethiopia, Eritrea to resolve border issues

Deeply concerned by reports of fighting on June 12 and 13 on the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday urged the two countries to show “maximum restraint’ and follow the path of dialogue to resolve … Read More

Sudan, Ethiopia to ‘unify currency’

Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – Sudanese could shortly use their currency in Ethiopia and the Ethiopians could do the same with theirs in Sudan, a senior Sudanese financial official has announced. According to the Governor of the Sudanese Central Bank, Sudan was … Read More

Ethiopia: Ethiopia on course for sovereign bond issue

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Ethiopia, East Africa’s second largest economy, is on course for the issuance of a sovereign bond, marking the entry into the international financial markets as an alternative to foreign lenders. A state media report Monday, … Read More

Ethiopia: Ethiopia launches tourism body to target higher earnings

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Ethiopia has launched a tourism body to target a two-fold increment in the number of tourists visiting by 2015 and make the country one of Africa’s five top tourist destinations in five years. The Ethiopian Tourism … Read More

Ethiopia: Ethiopia eyes 2,000MW to boost regional electric power trade

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Ethiopia is set to conclude the first phase of a national power generation plan with the completion of the 1,850 megawatts plant at the Gibe III dam in time for electricity exports to Kenya, officials … Read More

Ethiopia: Nurses improve rural healthcare amid intensified doctor training

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Trained nurses are offering highly-skilled surgical services to women in rural Ethiopia as the government races to train more doctors to address the shortage, health minister Kesetebirhan Admassu, said Wednesday. The minister also said the … Read More

Ethiopia: Govt. appoints female minister with deputy PM rank

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The Ethiopian parliament has approved the appointment of a female minister with the rank of deputy Prime Minister, a senior government official said Tuesday. Aster Mamo, a senior member of the ruling party, the Ethiopian … Read More

Ethiopia: EU denies losing African trade, investment battle

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The European Union (EU) has retained a substantial share of Africa’s Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), contrary to claims that the region has lost its share to Africa’s emerging partners. The Head of the EU Delegation … Read More

Ethiopia to seek extradition of pilot turned hijacker

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Minister Redwan Hussein Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Ethiopian authorities said Monday they would immediately seek the extradition from Switzerland of Hailemedhin Abera, the Ethiopian Airlines co-pilot who hijacked an aircraft with 200 passengers on board earlier in the day. … Read More

Sudan: Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan meet on Renaissance Dam

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Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – A meeting of ministers in charge of water resources from Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia was held Saturday to discuss the recommendations of the international committee of experts on the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. The dam, which Ethiopia … Read More

Celebrated African musician Chaka Chaka hails Ethiopian health body

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Photo: malarianomore.org.uk PANA Adama, Ethiopia – Renowned South Africa musician, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, on Tuesday hailed the efforts of an Ethiopian family planning body, the Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia (FGAE), for championing the cause of sexual and reproductive health … Read More

Ethiopia’s grand plans for regional power distribution

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Toby Smith, Getty Images Reportage PANA Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Ethiopia hopes to transform itself into a regional player when the Ethiopia-Kenya high-voltage transmission line is completed in 2015, according to official sources here Tuesday. To undertake the project, Ethiopia … Read More

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