Ethiopia gets its first female supreme court president

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s parliament on Thursday swore in the country’s first female supreme court president, building on efforts by reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to achieve gender parity in government.... Read more »

Ethiopia’s president resigns amid Cabinet reshuffle

Teshome, 63, took office in 2013 and had often spoken for a more democratic and inclusive government in the Horn of Africa country, which has faced political upheaval and unrest for many... Read more »

Ethiopia appoints first female president in its modern history in latest reform

Washington Post ADDIS ABABA, Ethi­o­pia — Ethiopia’s Parliament on Thursday approved the East African country’s first female president, Sahle-Work Zewde, a veteran of the United Nations and the diplomatic corps. The position... Read more »

How Ethiopia’s top femtrepreneur is paving the way for African women

How Ethiopia’s Hadia Mohamed Gondji is changing the narrative for all of Africa’s women in business. Pan-African journalist, Lee Kasumba is on a... Read more »

President of the Ethiopian Somali Region Dismisses his opponents’ claims in Tasmania, Australia

Abdi Mohamoud Omar, President of the Ethiopian Somali Region Awramba Times (Addis Ababa) – Abdi Mohamoud Omar, President of the Ethiopian Somali Region, dismissed the claims of his political opponents that the... Read more »

Activities of Secretary-General in Ethiopia, 29-31 January

document United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, accompanied by his wife, Madame Ban Soon-taek, arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, late on Thursday evening, 29 January, to attend the twenty-fourth Summit of the African... Read more »

George W. Bush to raise cancer awareness in Ethiopia

(AP)  – Former President George W. Bush will travel to Africa next month to raise awareness about cervical and breast cancer, an effort he calls a “natural extension” of a program launched... Read more »

Obama Calls on Syria’s President Assad to Step Down Now

U.S. President Barack Obama, joined by the leaders of the U.K., France, Germany and Canada, called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to leave office, saying “the time has come” for the Syrian... Read more »

The Syrian government has resigned, an offer accepted by President Bashar al-Assad

Syrian state television is reporting Syria’s Cabinet has resigned. The resignation on Tuesday comes as tens of thousands of Syrians rallied in support of the government, as the nation awaited an expected... 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 »