Ethiopia clarifies intention towards Somaliland
Somalia’s new president, Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmajo” Mohamed, paid a two-day visit to Ethiopia beginning May 3 upon the invitation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn.
The former chief of the Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement general staff, General Oyay den Ajak, urged the Ethiopian government, as the current chair of Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), to put pressure on President Salva Kiir to step down or otherwise commit to accept a national dialogue under neutral mediators.
Dire Dawa offers plot of land for the USD 3.7 billion mega project
During the state visit of King of Morocco to Ethiopia last week, The Reporter has learnt that Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn has assured King Mohammed VI of Ethiopia’s full backing of Morocco’s bid to join the African Union (AU), the successor of the Organization for African Unity (OAU), which the North African nation left close to 32 years.
Stéphane Dion, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, called for an important legal reform and an inclusive and peaceful political dialogue in Ethiopia in reference to the recent protest and political unrest across Amhara and Oromia regional states.
Before the Moroccan leader, King Mohamed VI, arrived in Addis Ababa on Friday for his first official visit to Ethiopia, the Ethiopian government offered the Moroccan business delegation a plot of land to build an industrial park in Ethiopia.
US urge Government of South Sudan to implement peace agreement
The Sudanese government has revealed on Thursday that South Sudan’s former first Vice President and leader of the SPLM/IO, one of the warring factions in the prolonged South Sudanese conflict, Riek Machar (PhD), is in Khartoum for medical treatment.