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Ethiopia launches railway project with Eritrea

While addressing the Ethio-Italian Business Forum on Thursday, Ahmed Shide, Minister of Finance, told Italian officials and business delegates that Ethiopia is about to pursue a railway project that connects Ethiopia with port cities of Eritrea.

Sahle-work welcomes Eritrean ambassador to Ethiopia

Five months after Ethiopia and Eritrea officially ended a two-decade old stalemate and somewhat restored normalcy in relations, President Sahle-work Zewde received a credentials letter of the newly appointed Eritrean head of mission, Semere Russom at the National Palace on Thursday.

Confusion at the border

In a surprise turn of events this weeks, the government in Asmara is reported to have closed down it borders with Ethiopia, adjoining the Tigray Regional State, from the side of  Eritrea with no official explanation yet offered by both countries.

PetroChina wins fuel tender

The Chinese oil firm, PetroChina, has won the bid put by the Ethiopian Petroleum Supply Enterprise (EPSE) for the supply of fuel in 2019.

UN lifts sanctions against Eritrea

United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Wednesday unanimously voted to lift a range of international sanctions which were imposed on Eritrea almost a decade ago; the decision comes after four months since Eritrea signed a peace agreement with Ethiopia ending the 15 years no-war-no-peace situation between the two countries.

Contemporary leaders

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte of Italy is the third head of state to visit Ethiopia since the coming into power of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) on April 2, 2018. His one-day visit to Addis Ababa on October 11, 2018 was the shortest of the previous two made during the Abiy’s premiership by Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Isaias Afewerki of Eritrea.