- Ethiopia accuses Eritrea of hijacking helicopter
December 23, 2014 - Ethiopia on Monday accused what it described as the "agents" of the regime in Eritrea of hijacking an Ethiopian helicopter.
The Ethiopian Defense Ministry said in a statement that an Ethiopian helicopter – that has disappeared since Friday – was forced to land in neighboring Eritrea.Ethiopian soldiers could replace Sierra Leone troops in Somalia - president
December 23, 2014 - Ethiopia is willing to deploy more troops to the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia rather than rotating in another group from Sierra Leone, given Ebola fears, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said on Monday.
A group awaiting deployment from Freetown was placed in quarantine in October after one of its members tested ...Egypt's Sisi welcome in Ethiopia: Desalegn
December 23, 2014 - Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has asked to visit Addis Ababa, a senior Ethiopian official said Monday.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn added that he not only told the Egyptian president that he was welcome to visit, but that he was welcome to visit the country "any time" in the future.Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to Ethiopia brings relief to quarantined homes in the Kaffu Bullom Chiefdom
December 23, 2014 - Sierra Leone’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union (AU), H.E. Osman Keh-Kamara, has responded to President Ernest Koroma’s clarion call to public officials to help their localities during the Ebola crisis by donating an assortment of food items to quarantined homes in the Kaffu Bullom Chiefdom in Port Loko.African fund backs plans to manufacture and use of smart meters in Ethiopia
December 19, 2014 - The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (Sefa) has approved an $842,000 grant to dVentus Technologies to set up a manufacturing facility in Ethiopia for the production of smart meters for the country.18 Dec 2014
The African Development Bank (AfDB), which hosts the Sefa fund, said the grant would support the “corporate expansion” of Addis Ab...Ethiopian capital's metro set for completion in January
December 19, 2014 - Ethiopia expects to complete the Chinese-backed construction of a $475 million metro rail system in the capital Addis Ababa next month, the head of the project said.
The project, built by China Railway Engineering Corporation (CREC) and mostly financed through a loan from China's Exim Bank, is a rarity on a continent plagued by poor transport l...Sierra Leone News : Over 100 AU Medics from Ethiopia to stop Ebola
December 19, 2014 - The Africa Union has aided Sierra Leone with 101 Ethiopian Medical personnel in the fight against Ebola. The medical team comprised Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists, Epidemiologists, Public Health Officers, and Information and Communication Specialists.
Welcoming the medical team on arrival at the Freetown International Airport, Deputy Health and S...Where will huge state investments lead Ethiopia?
December 19, 2014 - From thousands of kilometres of railways and highways to mega dams to tens of thousands of partially government-sponsored houses to cobblestone roads, Ethiopia is a nation under-construction. About a fifth of the 10.3 per cent growth registered in the 2013/14 budget year was attributable to construction activity, according to the World Bank. Over the same period, the total investment rate rose from 32.1 per cent of GDP to 40.3 per cent.South Sudan peace talks resume in EthiopiaDecember 19, 2014 - The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), a regional body of eight east African states, launched the multi-stakeholder peace talks here Thursday to discuss the year-long conflict in South Sudan. IGAD has been mediating the peace process of South Sudan since the conflict erupted a year ago in the world`s newest country, according to Xinhua. Fighting still continues in the country though the warring parties reached agreements for cessation of hostilities (CoH) and commitments for its implementation. The IGAD-led mediation efforts have brought tangible results including among others the signing of the cessation of hostilities (CoH) agreement by the two warring p...Ethiopian Israeli lights White House menorah
December 19, 2014 - A graduate of Yemin Orde Youth Village, in Israel, was honored with lighting a special menorah at the annual White House Hanukkah celebration in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Dec. 17. Ataklit Tesfaye, 23, an Ethiopian-Israeli who immigrated to Israel in 2008, recited the Hanukkah prayers alongside President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.