Ethiopian Ambassador: El-Sisi to visit Ethiopia before end of year

Egyptian President Abdel El-Fattah El-Sisi of Egypt is due to visit Ethiopia before the end of this year,  Ethiopian ambassador to Cairo Mahmoud Dirir has said. In press statements to London-based Al-Hayat... Read more »

Potatoes are nuggets to save Ethiopia as Ireland shares years of expertise

The hills of Chencha in southern Ethiopia, over 2,700m above sea level, are not a place where you might expect the Irish potato to be thriving underground. But in a country where... Read more »

The Rastafarians’ flawed African ‘promised land’

11 September 2014 Last updated at 19:28 ET By Chris Summers BBC News Forty years ago Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia was overthrown. It was a blow for all Rastafarians, who revere... Read more »

Ethiopia to bid for 2017 African Cup

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia will bid to host the 2017 African Cup of Nations after Libya pulled out citing security concerns, the president of the national football federation said, a... Read more »

There’s a brother fighting in Gaza and a sister waiting in Ethiopia

During Operation Protective Edge, Aregawi Tesfa was not sure he would live to see the day after the war. Tesfa fought on the front line in the most dangerous parts of the... Read more »

Ethiopia’s Armenians: Long History, Small Numbers

The numbers at the St. George Armenian Apostolic Church in Addis Ababa are not adding up. Church records show an average of two funerals a year, but a wedding only every three... Read more »

Addis Ababa Doubling in Size Gives Africa Another Hub

Ethiopia, Africa’s fastest-growing economy, is looking to its capital to help sustain an expansion that averaged more than 10 percent a year in the past decade. Planners predict the population of Addis... Read more »

Ethiopia feels China’s huge presence

Bloomberg Ethiopians work in a shoe factory operated by Huajian Group, which manufactures footwear for the US market, outside Addis Ababa. Huajian, in partnership with the China-Africa Development Fund, intends to invest... Read more »

Turning Ethiopia Into China’s China

Ethiopian workers walking through the parking lot of Huajian Shoes’ factory outside Addis Ababa in June chose the wrong day to leave their shirts untucked. The company’s president, just arrived from China,... Read more »

Harlem pastor brewing up Ethiopian coffee distribution deal

Rev. Nicholas Richards He’s got a couple of beans up his sleeve. The Rev. Nicholas Richards, founder of the Abyssinian Fund, a nonprofit that supports coffee farmers in Ethiopia, is in the... Read more »