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The perpetual challenge

Addis Ababa stretches on approximately 52,000 hectares and this is part of the land bank that was established back in 2013.

The tough task of reviving Somalia

Iman (fashion), Warsan Shire (poetry), Mohammed Farrah (Athletics) and K’naan (rap music) are famous Somalis or those of Somali origin who have become global household names.

Former Blue Party PR charged with terrorism

Yonatan Tesfaye, former Public Relations Head of Semayawi (Blue) Party has been charged with acts of terrorism. According to the charge, Yonatan has been posting provocative and violence inciting messages in relation to the conflicts that erupted in the Oromia Regional State last year. 

The tough task of reviving Somalia

Lack of a strong and stable central government, civil war, clan politics are said to be the major reasons for the lawlessness that has overwhelmed Somalia for the past two decades.

A friend from the orient

South Korea's President Park Geun-hye arrived in Addis Ababa on Wednesday night to start her three-nation visit to Africa. During her visit, Park met with Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn on Thursday and delivered a speech at the African Union on Friday, the first for a South Korean leader.

Ethiopia yet to endorse AUC chairmanship candidate

Ethiopia has announced that it will officially disclose the candidate it will endorse for the chairmanship of the African Union Commission, who will replace the incumbent South African chairwoman, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (PhD) whose tenure comes to an end in October.

Court hands former internal intel chief 10 years

The Federal High Court 15th Criminal Bench at Lideta on Tuesday May 17, 2016 sentenced Woldeselassie Woldemichael, former internal intelligence head at the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), to 10 years in prison and a fine of 50,000 birr.

NEBE revokes licenses of 14 parties

The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) has revoked the licenses of 14 political parties for failing to act in accordance with the law and their code of conducts.

Netanyahu to visit Ethiopia

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will visit Ethiopia in July this year. The visit of the Israeli Prime Minister was revealed by Belaynesh Zevadia, Israel’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, during a celebration of the 68th Independence Day of Israel which was held on Wednesday May 18 at Sheraton Addis Hotel.