Propelled by his recent Nobel Peace Prize, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) is once more on a peacemaking mission. Only this time, the PM has taken up one of the most complicated political problems in the continent, which is bringing peace and unity to the Somali lands of the Horn of Africa.
Ethiopian Citizens for Social Justice (Ezema), one of the opposition parties in the country, has expressed its concern over the ongoing crisis witnessed across the country, and failure to take all necessary measures might adversely affect the upcoming general election scheduled for August 2020.
The renowned business and entrepreneur, Ermias Amelga, was released from prison yesterday, days after the government announced that charges against 63 defendants were going to be dropped for sake of peace and reconciliation.
The United States, through its Agency for International Development (USAID) is set to offer USD 30.4 million, to support the upcoming election within Ethiopia. The funds are to support the National Elections Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) and help it build its capacity in order to run “free and fair elections.”
On Wednesday, February 19, 2020, the Tigray Peoples’ Liberation Front (TPLF) has celebrated its 45th year anniversary, commemorating the martyrs who have lost their lives in the 17-year armed struggle against the military rule to give way to the establishment of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE).
Canada and Ethiopia have had a long and rich relationship founded on the ideals and principles of charity, immigration, shared interest in the ideals of multiculturalism, peaceful co-existence and an international view of the world. Canada to Ethiopia has been a society worth of emulation. It remains an admired nation.
African leaders met in Addis Ababa for the 33rd summit of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government which was held under the theme – Silencing the Guns: Creating Conducive Conditions for Africa’s Development. Silencing the Guns is a commitment that the leaders vowed seven years ago to end all wars and conflicts by 2020, but failed.