Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Africa should continue to honour and celebrate the women who made a significant contribution towards the continent’s liberation, President Museveni has said. The President made the remarks on Sunday evening as he presided over the re-launch of the Pan African Women Organisation’s (PAWO) East Africa Chapter at the Multi-Purpose Hall in the African Union Complex in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The event, held on the sidelines of the Africa Union Heads of State Summit, saw several female icons of the African anti-colonial struggle recognized and honoured. Those present at the function were Maria Nyerere, Miria Obote, Joyce Mpanga, Phoebe Asio and Muthoni Likimani. For Joyce Mujuru, Rebecca Mulira and Hellen Faith Nkrumah, their awards were picked by their f
PRETORIA, South Africa: President Jacob Zuma will travel to Addis Ababa in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to attend the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) scheduled to take place from 28-29 January 2018. The AU Assembly is preceded by meetings of the Permanent Representatives Committee on 22 and 23 January 2018 as well as the meeting of the Executive Council on 25 to 26 January 2018. The theme of the AU for the year 2018, under which its Summits will be held, is: “Winning the Fight against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation”. The theme presents a unique opportunity to reflect on and address specific challenges related to the fight against corruption on the Continent.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia: The Ambassador of the United States of America Michel A. Rayner hosted a reception for the launch of the book “Ethiopia: The Living Churches of an Ancient Kingdom”. Minister of Tourism and Culture Dr. Hirut Woldemariam and His Holiness Abune Matthias attended the launch along with Ambassadors, artists, photographers, scholars and journalists. The book has 544 pages of more than 800 spectacular photographs of churches and monasteries of Lalibela, Tigray, Gondar and Tana. It is destined, I am sure, to significantly boost worldwide awareness and appreciation of these amazing treasures Ambassador Rayner on his remark stated that “Cultural heritage endures as a reminder of the contributions and historical experiences of humanity” adding that “
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia,: The 2018 edition of the World Economic Situation and Prospects report (WESP2018) was launched in Addis Ababa on 16 January under the auspices of the Macroeconomic Policy Division (MPD) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). WESP, which is a UN flagship publication on expected trends in global economy, was presented to a group of Ethiopia-based journalists by Khaled Hussein, Chief of ECA’s Forecasting Section, who said the report bears “some good news and some worrying news.” The good news in this report, he said, is that “After a long period of stagnation, global economic growth reached 3 per cent in 2017 – the highest growth rate since 2011 – and the growth is expected to remain steady in the coming years.” Citing the re
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia: The African Union (AU) Commissioner for Peace and Security, Amb. Smail Chergui, met with the AU and the UN Special Envoys on the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) funding consultations, respectively Mr. Ramtane Lamamra and Mr. Jean-Marie Guéhenno. The Commissioner for Peace and Security briefed the Special Envoys on challenges facing the mission and some of the efforts that have been undertaken to secure predictable, sustainable and flexible funding. He further highlighted that securing funding for AMISOM must go in tandem with securing financial and material support to the Federal Government of Somalia. The Commissioner further thanked the European Union for its support since the deployment of the mission in 2007. The Special Envoys
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Oromo Federalist Congress Leader Merera Gudina was released by the Ethiopian government on Wednesday. Merera has been facing charges of associating with terror groups and he was in detention since his arrest in November 2016 at the airport in the capital, Addis Ababa, after he flew in from Brussels. According to reports, he had violated Ethiopia's state of emergency by having contact with terrorist and anti-peace groups, state-linked media reported at the time. The government of Ethiopian also declared on Monday that it would remove charges against other suspects. The Ethiopian government has been all along accused by human rights initiatives of refusing to allow opposition groups to operate liberally. Meanwhile the government of Ethiopia is still h...
LONDON, United Kingdom: On 13th January , The British Embassy in Addis Ababa hosted an event for the UK’s Cranfield University Alumni in Ethiopia. The Alumni group comprised military officers and government officials from across East Africa, including many Ethiopians, who have completed an Executive Masters programme in Security Sector Management. The Masters is delivered by the Cranfield University, the academic partner of the UK Defence Academy, and was first delivered in Addis Ababa in 1999. The event brought together former students of the University and academic speakers. They shared experiences and enjoyed healthy debate and discussion. This event will help Cranfield Alumni in Ethiopia gain insights from well known experts in the area Professor Ron Matthews