Ethiopian parliament approves amnesty for political prisoners

Ethiopia’s parliament has passed an amnesty for thousands of political prisoners, thousands of whom have been freed in recent months. Since assuming office in April, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has... Read more »

‘Prouder than ever’: Ethiopians in Edmonton celebrate newly elected prime minister

EDMONTON—Three months ago, Beneyam Zeleke, an Ethiopian who manages a store in Edmonton, was at home listening to the newly elected prime minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, promise to... Read more »

“I am here to be added.” Ambassador Kassa Kebede in Ethiopia

borkenaJune 30, 2018 Ambassador Kassa Kebede was one of the most influential figures during colonel Mengistu Hailemariam’s seventeen-year administration. Among other things, he has served as a minister for... Read more »

Prime Minister Dr. Abiy to Meet Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki Shortly

ADDIS ABABA – Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed will meet Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki in the near future to discuss ways of further normalizing bilateral ties between the two... Read more »

Eritrea and Ethiopia: ‘The beginning of a beautiful friendship’ | Ethiopia

On June 26, a high-level Eritrean delegation led by Foreign Minister Osman Saleh arrived in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, for talks on ending the decades-long conflict between the... Read more »

Hope for South Sudan as Ethiopia PM pushes for talks between Kiir and Machar

19  hours agoIs there hope for South Sudan following the call by Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed to convene talks between President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar in Addis Ababa... Read more »

Somalia, Ethiopia to jointly invest in four seaports

JOHANNESBURG – Somalia and Ethiopia will jointly invest in four seaports to attract foreign investment to their two countries, the latest move in a tussle for access to ports... Read more »

Sisi asks Ethiopia PM to swear to God that dam project will not hurt Egypt

Egyptian president, Abdel Fattah el Sisi concluded a joint press conference with his Ethiopian counterpart by seeking the strongest reassurance concerning the latter’s dam project on the Nile. Talks... Read more »

Ethiopia lifts state of emergency two months early

The country’s council of Ministers approved a draft law on Saturday to lift the current state of emergency which started in October 2016, following months of protests from Oromo... Read more »

Ethiopia’s new leader, Abiy Ahmed, draws red lines on graft and calls for term limits

(OPride)—Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been in power for 25 days. In that time, he has visited five of Ethiopia’s nine ethnic-based states. Call it charm offensive or... Read more »