UN calls for suspension of giant Ethiopian hydropower dam

The United Nations has added its voice to the barrage of criticism on Ethiopia’s massive Gibe III hydropower project, calling for work to be suspended until the negative impacts... Read more »

Ethiopia’s foreign direct investment declines

Ethiopia’s foreign direct investment (FDI) continued on a downward spiral last year with the Horn of Africa country receiving just US$184 million in investment. According to the 2011 World... Read more »

Eritrea planned massive bomb attack on African Union summit, UN says

‘Baghdad-style’ car bomb attack planned in Addis Ababa, capital of neighbour and foe Ethiopia, which hosted 30 heads of state in January Eritrea planned a massive attack on an... Read more »

Germany blames Chinese land buys for Africa drought

(AFP) – BERLIN — Germany’s Africa policy coordinator on Thursday blamed China’s practice of buying up land in the Horn of Africa for contributing to the devastating drought ravaging the... Read more »

A view of Horn of Africa’s drought from space

The worst drought in 60 years has hit the Horn of Africa region, an area in east Africa that includes Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. A recent satellite-derived animation from... Read more »

Zambian woman arrested in Ethiopia for wearing Ivory bracelets

A ZAMBIAN woman has been arrested in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for wearing ivory bracelets. Ruth Mwale, 46, was arrested at Bole International Airport yesterday upon her arrival from Bangkok,... Read more »

Ethiopian Cargo Ship Attacked by Somali Pirates

An Ethiopian cargo vessel was attacked by Somali pirates near the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC) in the Gulf of Eden. The Somali pirates launched the strike using rocket-propelled... Read more »

Two Ethiopian journalists released on bail after 15 months

New York, July 25, 2011–The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes Thursday’s ruling in Ethiopia to release on bail two journalists imprisoned on pre-trial detention for the last 15 months... Read more »

Ethiopian Airlines Receives the 5th 777-200LR Named “The Sahara”

Ethiopian Airlines continues to grow as world class African airline, with the introduction of its 5th 777-200LR on July 22, 2011 named “The Sahara”. Ethiopian brand new 777-200LR arrived... Read more »

Ethiopian expect Africas first Boeing 787 Dreamliner in January

The national flag carrier Ethiopian Airlines expects to receive Africa’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft by the start of next year in January, the airline’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO)... Read more »