French president backs Ethiopia leader’s sweeping reforms

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has expressed support for Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s ambitious reforms and diplomatic peace efforts. The 42-year-old African leader was on a working visit Monday... Read more »

Port deal underscores Djibouti’s reliance on Ethiopia – ISS Africa – Institute for Security Studies

Daily Maverick Port deal underscores Djibouti’s reliance on Ethiopia – ISS AfricaInstitute for Security StudiesMore than a century ago, when the old Port of Djibouti was built by the French colonisers, it... Read more »

Ethiopia, irreplaceable player in Horn of Africa's peace and stability – French envoy – africanews

The French ambassador to Ethiopia has underlined the indispensable role Addis Ababa plays in matters to do with regional peace and security. Frederic Bontems made the observation during a meeting on Tuesday... Read more »

Ethiopia – Visit by Matthias Fekl (Addis Ababa, December 17, 2015) – France Diplomatie (press release)

Matthias Fekl, minister of state for foreign trade, the promotion of tourism, and French nationals abroad, visited Addis Ababa on December 17. Matthias Fekl inaugurated the office of Business France in Addis... Read more »

Video: Ethiopia turns to wine to boost image, economy

One hundred and sixty kilometres from the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, a French tradition has been exported to east Africa as merlot, syrah and chardonnay grapes grow in vineyards sprawling out... Read more »

First bottles of Ethiopian wine produced by French firm Castel

The grape names – merlot, syrah, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay – are distinctly French, but the label on the Rift Valley wines is surprising: made in Ethiopia. The French beverage giant Castel, one... Read more »

French president Sarkozy in Ethiopia for lightning visit to AU summit

(AFP) ADDIS ABABA — French President Nicolas Sarkozy arrived Sunday in the Ethiopian capital on a lightning visit to attend the opening of the African Union summit. Sarkozy immediately held a working... Read more »