On December 4, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Donald Yamamoto attended the Somalia Security Pact Review in Mogadishu. Following the Somalia Security Pact Review, the Acting Assistant Secretary will travel to Nairobi, Kenya from December 4-6, where he will meet with representatives of the Kenyan government, as well as with Kenyan civil society. The visit will encourage all sides in Kenya to participate in a national dialogue following the presidential election. In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Acting Assistant Secretary will meet with senior leaders of the Ethiopian government and of the African Union from December 7-9. Ambassador Yamamoto will then travel to Kigali, Rwanda on December 13-14, where he will meet with President Kagame ahead of his term as President of the African Union.
December 04, 2017 22:07 UTC
Sadly, we have been carelessly damaging the Nile for decades by inefficiently consuming our share of its water, polluting it with waste disposal, and mismanaging our conflict with Ethiopia over water allocation. Mohammed NosseirIs nationalism best served by expressing passionate sentiments for one’s country in song or does a nation’s progress need more than love? We sing in praise of the pyramids, the Sphinx, the Nile, ancient monuments and of course our civilization in general. The Egyptian government obviously supports this trend, rewarding such singers by enrolling them into its entourage. Yet we have been carelessly damaging this lifeline for decades by inefficiently consuming our share of the river’s water, polluting it with waste, and mismanaging our conflict with Ethiopia over Nile water allocation.
December 04, 2017 21:33 UTC
Country to obtain its drinking water solely from an Ethiopian source, says ambassadorFILE PHOTOBy Addis GetachewDJIBOUTI, Republic of DjiboutiPeople in Djibouti will be drinking their water for free solely from an Ethiopian source, Addis Ababa's ambassador to the Horn of Africa country, Shamebo Fitamo Adebo said Monday. The installation of a water pipeline from Ethiopia to Djibouti has been ongoing. In fact, residents of the Djiboutian town of Belbela are now drinking Ethiopian fresh water. "Within a period of three months now, the entire tap water supply of Djibouti will come from the Adigala wells of [northwestern] Ethiopia," said Adebo. The ambassador said the decision to supply water for free to Djibouti emanated from a recognition that the peoples of the two countries "have blood ties".
December 04, 2017 15:45 UTC
Rabat – Relations between Morocco and South Africa are going to witness a new momentum as part of the new African policy adopted by Morocco over the past years, said Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW). “The cultural heritage between Morocco and South Africa should enable the two parties to move forwards,” it said noting that South Africa “owes a lot to Morocco,” as a country that supported the African National Congress and stood by liberation movements during apartheid. The media giant underlined that Morocco “killed two birds with one stone” during the AU-EU Summit in Abidjan when it re-established ties with South Africa and Angola. On Wednesday in Abidjan, King Mohammed VI received President of the Republic of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, on the sidelines of Morocco’s participation in the 5th African Union-European Union Summit. In this regard, the Moroccan monarch and President Zuma decided to raise the level of diplomatic representation through the appointment of high-level ambassadors in Rabat and in Pretoria.
December 04, 2017 14:37 UTC
Source: Xinhua| 2017-12-04 22:01:30|Editor: MengjieVideo Player CloseADDIS ABABA, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopian Foreign Affairs Minister on Monday called for strengthening the socioeconomic partnership between Ethiopia and China. The foreign minister has on Monday received copies of credentials of the incoming Chinese ambassador. According to Gebeyehu, the ties between Ethiopia and China has shown consistent upward trajectory over the past years. Ahmed Shide, Ethiopia's Minister of Transport, had previously told Xinhua that Chinese engagement has benefited the east African country both in business and people-to-people relations. "Chinese engagement in Ethiopia is harmonious, contributing to the development of Ethiopia," Shide said, adding that "Chinese personnel, be it workers and businesspeople, are contributing to the development of Ethiopia."
December 04, 2017 14:03 UTC
To date, more more than 250,000 subsidised flats have been transferred to their new owner-occupiers in Addis Ababa and smaller towns. A slum in the old Piassa neighbourhood of Addis Ababa, slated for demolitionAs more and more of Ethiopia’s 100 million inhabitants – 80% of whom still live in the countryside – spill into Addis Ababa, strains on the city’s land have intensified. “Addis Ababa has run out space,” says Felix Heisel, an urban expert at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany. 'It's life and death': how the growth of Addis Ababa has sparked ethnic tensions Read moreOther schemes are also taking shape. “Without efforts like this you can see Addis Ababa eventually being suffocated,” says Zegeye Cherenet, an architect and urban planner.
December 04, 2017 07:30 UTC
Nigeria’s women’s U17 team, the Flamingoes, secured a morale boosting 1-1 draw with Ethiopia in the first leg of their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Addis Ababa on Sunday. Both sides tried to grab the match winner but all their efforts proved abortive. The Flamingoes will host their Ethiopian counterparts in the second leg match which will be played in a fortnight at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City. The cracker in Benin City will be the second stage of the qualifiers which will see the winner facing Cameroon or Algeria in the last round to the U17 World Cup in France next year. Nigeria have qualified for every single edition of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, five in total.
December 04, 2017 03:11 UTC
Former ECX CEO Becomes Head of New Television StationDecember 3, 2017 - African Renaissance Television Service (ARTS), a new television station under formation, announced the hiring of Ermias Eshetu, the former CEO of Ethiopia Commodity Exchange, as its new CEO. Ermias tendered his resignation to the board of directors of ECX back in September this year. Ermias, a native of Ethiopia, received his Master’s degree in International Business from Manchester School of Management, and continued to work at several multinational Fortune 500 companies including Alcatel, IBM, and Orange, developing and implementing successful business strategies. He brings his global experience, proven leadership, and local perspective which we believe are necessary for the successful launch of this revolutionary media company,” a statement sent to The Reporter reads. ARTS Media Share Company is an Ethiopian-based media start-up, intent on providing African entertainment, news, and high-quality content near and far from the perspective of Africans.
December 04, 2017 02:03 UTC
Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia Agree to Strengthen TiesDecember 3, 2017 - Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn held talks with Saudi King Special Envoy, Major General Ahmad Hassan Mohammad Asiri. During the meeting, the Ethiopian Premier and Envoy discussed ways to strengthen socio-economic and security cooperation between the two countries. Attracting more investment from Saudi Arabia to Ethiopia was also one of the main topics of the discussion. Saudi Arabia wants to elevate its historical and longstanding ties with Ethiopia into a new high, the Saudi Envoy said, adding his country will work with the government of Ethiopia to attract more Saudi investors. He further said the Saudi government wants to engage in modern agricultural development in Ethiopia.
December 04, 2017 01:52 UTC
Derara Hurisa Desalegn and Gete Alemayehu triumphed in the senior 10km races at the second Ethiopian Clubs and Regions Cross Country meeting of the season on Sunday (3). Rome Marathon winner Rahma Tusa led the pack with Gete Alemayehu, Enatenesh Alamirew, and Birzaf Tareke in close contention by the six-kilometre mark. Six became five when Alemayehu opened up a slender lead during the final two laps. In the final kilometre, Alamirew replaced Alemayehu at the front as Tusa dropped off. “I cannot say I had a good preparation coming into this race,” said Alemayehu.
December 03, 2017 21:11 UTC
Nigeria’s U-17 girls, Flamingos on Sunday had to battle both their Ethiopian counterparts and an unfriendly weather in Addis Ababa, but still came off the pitch with a 1-1 draw in the second round, first leg of a 2018 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup qualifying fixture. On the substitutes’ bench were goalkeeper Omini Oyono, Mercy Idoko, Oluchi Nnadi, Patricia Innocent, Tarnum Dooshima, Abibat Abdulgodir and Victoria Bassey. We have to work very hard when we return to Nigeria, ahead of the return leg. The 6th FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup finals will hold in Uruguay 20th November – 13thDecember 2018. Nigeria’s Flamingos have been an ever – present at the competition since it was launched in New Zealand in 2008.
December 03, 2017 16:30 UTC
By Johnny Edward:Nigeria’s U17 women’s team the Flamingoes played out a 1-1 draw away to their Ethiopian counterparts in Addis Ababa in the first leg of their qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup on Sunday. The 2018 World Cup will be hosted by Uruguay. Joy Jerry gave Nigeria an 18th minute lead but parity was restored three minutes after the hour mark when Tarikow Debiso scored for the hosts. The second leg will be played at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City on Saturday, December 16, with the winners on aggregate advancing to the final round of qualifiers scheduled for February 2018. Nigeria have featured at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup finals five times, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016.
December 03, 2017 15:22 UTC
Though marred by the issue of a permission denial by the Athletics Federation of India, Pune International Marathon held in Pune on Sunday saw a reasonable number of participants. The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Thursday had said it has not granted permission to the Pune International Marathon and had also advised the participants to skip this unrecognised event. Ethiopians dominate men’s eventEthiopia’s Getachew Besha clocked 2 hours 15.15s to finish in the first position while Zelalem Lema Dlema, another Ethiopian, clocked 2 hours 15.31s to grab the second position at the Pune International Marathon held on Sunday in the city. The Ethiopians completely dominated the event, as the third podium finish was also grabbed by Deveje Kasaw, a Ethiopian, who clocked 2 hours 17.20s. Among Indians, Sampada Buchade won the half marathon, but the timing of the Indian athletes has not been confirmed yet by the organisers.
December 03, 2017 10:06 UTC
Ethiopian Government Cancels Ethio-Djibouti Fuel Pipeline ProjectDecember 2, 2017 - The Ethiopian government canceled the planned Ethio-Djibouti fuel pipeline project, reports the Ethiopian weekly English newspaper, the Reporter. The official said though the pipeline project is viable, the government wants to protect the Ethiopian Railway Corporation which will soon start transporting petroleum products. And 100 fuel tanker wagons are ready to transport fuel from Djibouti. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) – the investment arm of the World Bank – had expressed interest in financing the planned Ethiopia-Djibouti fuel pipeline project. The governments of Ethiopia and Djibouti signed a framework agreement on the planned pipeline construction in 2015.
December 03, 2017 00:11 UTC
Ethiopia Summons Diplomat from Turkey for MisconductDecember 2, 2017 - The Ethiopian Foreign Ministry stated that it summoned an embassy employee in Ankara who was reportedly drunk and threatened Turkish police officers that he would “start a war” between Ethiopia and Turkey after getting involved in a traffic accident, reports Anadolu Agency. The ministry said in a statement that Ethiopian Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu instructed the formation of a committee to investigate the misconduct of the Ethiopian diplomat. The official had reportedly refused to take an alcohol test after the accident. He also reportedly vowed to “ignite a diplomatic crisis between Turkey and Ethiopia.”One of the eyewitnesses, whose car was hit and damaged by the official, also said the suspect threatened to “start a war” with Turkey. “He did not agree to take an alcohol test and called for a ‘war between Ethiopia and Turkey.’ Other people who witnessed the incident also heard him say that,” he added.
December 03, 2017 00:00 UTC