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 »

The African Union: An exclusive club for brutish despots | Africa

On January 28, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was elected to head the African Union’s (AU) 31st session that is due to start in January 2019. This was a massive... Read more »

Ethiopia gets Lamu land to cut reliance on Port of Djibouti

Economy Tuesday, May 8, 2018 21:03 By GEORGE OMONDI PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA (LEFT) WITH FIRST LADY MARGARET KENYATTA, ETHIOPIA’S PRIME MINISTER ABIY AHMED ALI AND DEPUTY PRESIDENT WILLIAM RUTO... Read more »

Ethiopia: Prime Minister Abiy and a call to build the capacity of key stakeholders

Abiy Ahmed In my latest commentary (https://www.facebook.com/NewBreedLeadersOfAfrica/posts/876809422523559), I shared the second leadership attribute of Dr. Abiy, one of the New Breed Leaders of Africa. I pointed out that since... Read more »

Memorandum No. 1: To PM Abiy Ahmed and Ethiopia’s Cheetahs/Abo Shemanes (Youth)

Al Mariam Author’s note: In my last “commentary” (My Personal Letter to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed), I promised to focus my future observations on issues and topics that will... Read more »

Ethiopia PM thanks and challenges opposition leaders during key meeting

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Thursday evening met with opposition leaders in the country with a promise to implement radical reforms as promised by the ruling coalition. The... Read more »

Ethiopia’s new leader makes rare outreach to opposition

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia’s new prime minister is making a rare outreach to opposition parties, calling on them to prepare for “peaceful dialogue and negotiations” in an... Read more »

Kenyatta and Odinga vow to work out differences | News

Kenya’s feuding political leaders have announced they will meet to resolve their differences. President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga have been at odds since 2017 elections that... Read more »

Ethiopia activists activate shutdown in Oromia to protest emergency rule

Most towns across the Oromia regional state in Ethiopia are observing a three-day social shutdown called by online activists and youth in the state popularly referred to a Qeerroo.... Read more »

Ethiopia Authorities Order Security Forces to Quell Protests – Bloomberg

  Ethiopian authorities ordered the country’s security forces to “take all the necessary measures” to deal with anti-government agents in the restive Oromia region. The so-called Command Post, which... Read more »