Ethiopia’s sole distributor of Digital Satellite Television (DSTV)–Multi Choice Ethiopia–has announced new offers to its subscribers in time for the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament. Starting from May 1st, new subscribers need to pay 1,899 birr to watch all 64 games of FIFA World Cup which will be taking place in Russia from June 14 to July 15.
As the United Kingdom (UK) continues to accuse Russia of using a nerve agent attack as an attempt to assassinate one-time Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter within the soils of the United Kingdom, the UK is hoping Ethiopian new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) will sway their way and support them in their drive to isolate Russia at the United Nations Security Council, which Ethiopia is a temporary member.
It has been a busy diplomatic week as Ethiopia hosted heavyweight diplomats in the capital. In the shadow of the official visit by the United States Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, to the nation, the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, made a working visit highlighting a new partnership with Ethiopia. On areas of trade, nuclear development and academic scholarships for Ethiopians, the minister had a busy two-days in meetings with the leadership of Ethiopia.