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 »

Ethiopia Elects Sahle-Work Zewde as 1st Female President

Ethiopia elects 1st female president; ‘sets the standard’ By ELIAS MESERET ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian lawmakers on Thursday unanimously elected the country’s first female president, days after approving one of... Read more »

Sahle-Work Zewde named Ethiopia’s first woman president | News

Ethiopia‘s parliament has named Sahle-Work Zewde as the country’s first woman president. In a unanimous vote on Thursday during the second Special Joint Session of Ethiopia’s two houses of parliament – the... Read more »

Israeli police forcibly remove Coptic protesters in Jerusalem | News

Israeli police broke up a sit-in by Coptic monks at a major Christian holy site in Jerusalem as they were protesting against restoration work at a nearby monastery claimed by their sect.... Read more »

Ethiopia: Exiled Olympic runner Feyisa Lilesa returns home | Ethiopia News

An Ethiopian marathon runner who made global headlines with an anti-government gesture at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics finish line has returned from exile. Feyisa Lilesa’s return on Sunday came several months... Read more »
Ethiopian Government announced Engineer Simegnew Bekele GERD Manager committed suicide

Engineer Simegnew Bekele Committed Suicide – Ethiopian Government

Ethiopian Government announced Engineer Simegnew Bekele GERD Manager committed suicide In a statement jointly given by Federal Police Commissioner Zeinu Jemal and representatives from the Federal Attorney General and the Addis Ababa... Read more »

Ethiopia arrests ex-Somali region head over rights abuses | News

Police in Ethiopia arrested the former president of the volatile eastern Somali region on charges of human rights abuses after a series of deadly clashes earlier this month.  Monday’s arrest of Abdi... Read more »

Will the largest dam in Africa ever be completed? | Ethiopia

The Grand Renaissance Dam being built by Ethiopia along the Nile is slated to be the largest hydroelectric power plant in Africa upon its completion. But the multi-billion dollar project, which Ethiopia... Read more »

World Bank to give Ethiopia $1bn in budgetary assistance: PM | Ethiopia News

The World Bank will provide $1bn in direct budget support to Ethiopia in the next few months, the prime minister has said, more than 13 years after the body and other donors... Read more »

World Bank to give Ethiopia $1bn in budgetary assistance: PM | Ethiopia News

The World Bank will provide $1bn in direct budget support to Ethiopia in the next few months, the prime minister has said, more than 13 years after the body and other donors... Read more »