The European Investment Bank president, Werner Hoyer, has been an advocate for Ethiopia’s reforms of late. The former German politician has been in Ethiopia, most recently during the gathering of the African Union.
The third annual Bag show is set to start next Friday. It is set to showcase 11 local designers’ latest collections and support a local charity, “Our Father’s Kitchen,” headed by a noted local entrepreneur and art curator, Yasser Bagersh.
Calling it “the United States’ firm commitment to Africa’s young people,” the United States Mission to the African Union and blueMoon Advisory Services hosted the first African Entrepreneur Forum in the midst of the gathering of the 32nd African Union Heads of State and Government in Addis Ababa, this week.
A new statistics released during the gathering of the African Union summit this week has indicated an improvement of Ethiopia’s effort in tackling Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), known as the “disease of poverty” in the country. However, the same report highlights the need to do more to eradicate the disease which is affecting millions of people.
In preparation for the state visit of French President Emmanuel Macron, which is scheduled for March 14-15, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, the French Secretary of State to the Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs is paying a visit to Ethiopia this weekend.
A year after Oxfam admitted of making a “serious error” in the hiring of a dismissed employee stationed in Haiti and rehiring him in Ethiopia accused on sexual violations, the new country director of Oxfam Ethiopia, Gezahegn Kebede Gebrehana, said that the new process put in place has ended the prospect of someone being hired in its local operation.
As the status of thousands of Africans stranded in Libya is becoming an urgent priority within the African Union, the State of Qatar has announced an investment of 20 million USD to help evacuate vulnerable populations, including women and children from the war-torn nation.
Following the success of a meeting held in Beijing on the issue of China – Africa Cooperation on peace and security, a follow-up meeting was held in Addis Ababa on Wednesday at Hilton Addis. At hand was on how to implement the China – Africa Peace Security Initiative.