The second tripartite high-level ministerial meeting between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt was conducted in Addis Ababa on Tuesday. The meeting was concluded after the three countries agreed on major issues that were controversial since the inception of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
Chairman of the National People's Congress of China (NPC) and speaker of the congress, Li Zhanshu, confirmed that his country is determined to strengthen its diplomatic relations and continue its multi-faceted development support for Ethiopia.
Leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea have never come face to face since the bloody border war of 1998-2000 that claimed the lives of more than 70, 000 people. Abiy Ahmed (PhD), a soldier who has fought in the Ethio-Eritrean war, is now at the helm of the government of Ethiopia, calling for peace and negotiations with the nation he fought against.
Donald Yamamoto (Amb.) the US Acting Assistant Secretary for African Affairs discussed with Ethiopian officials over bilateral, regional and other mutual interest areas such as terrorism, peacekeeping, democracy and human rights in the Horn of Africa in particular and in Africa in general.
While the concept of unity was highly propagated during the military regime, the concept of diversity and recognition to ethnic identity was viewed in contempt. However, following the downfall of the military era and the introduction of federalist system of government in Ethiopia, this long-standing tradition was slowly overshadowed by regionalism and ethnic diversity.
All flights in and out of Addis Ababa, Bole International Airport, were halted for about two hours on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 due to disagreements between air traffic controllers and the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority.
Politicians and activists based in the country and across the globe are reacting differently to the appointment of Abiy Ahmed (PhD), as chairman of the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). Apart from this, the name Abiy and EPRDF were trending in numerous social media platforms and international media outlets.
Former Nigerian President and Tana Forum Board Chairperson, Olusegun Obasanjo, officially announced that the 7th Tana Forum will take place on April 21-22, 2018, at Bahir Dar. In a press conference held on Thursday March 29, 2018, Obasanjo officially disclosed the theme “Ownership of Africa’s Peace and Security Provision: Financing and Reforming the African Union.”
The general assembly of the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) has been slated for August postponed from its original schedule which was set for March. This was announced today at a press briefing held by Shiferaw Shigutie, head of the EPRDF secretariat and chair of the Southern Ethiopian Peoples’ Democratic Movement (SEPDM).