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MoFA launches investigation into Map incident

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) apologized for the use of an inappropriate political map of the African continent on its website on Saturday, May 25, 2019, and said that the Ministry usually uses official maps drawn up by the Ethiopian Mapping Agency.

Time to reach out

Ethiopia and Kenya are indeed close when it comes to commitments and partnerships having a history that dates back to the time of Jomo Kenyatta and Emperor Haileselassie I. They enjoy a high level of special status agreements. But this has not translated into higher level of cooperation as aspired long-ago, allowing the two countries to have open borders and free movement of people and goods.

Diaspora agency to start operation

The newly formed Ethiopian Diaspora Agency is set to launch its operations on Friday, March 1, 2019, on a ceremony to be held at the Sheraton Addis Hotel, The Reporter. This was announced during a press conference that was held in the new headquarters of the Agency located at an outside office belonging to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).

Ethiopian government urges Sudan to tighten border control

The Government of Ethiopia (GoE) has urged its neighboring country, Sudan, tocontrolthe illegal armsbeing smuggledthrough the border the two countries share which otherwise might bring an unwanted diplomatic setback between the two nations, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) told the legislative.

MoFA gets new spokesperson

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has appointedNebiatGetachew as its spokesperson. The trilingual veteran diplomat is set to replace MelesAlem who was appointed as Ethiopia’s ambassador to Kenya.

Gov’t shifts Shiferaw from Canada to South Korea

After controversysurrounding a differed ambassadorial appointment to Canada, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has reassigned Shiferaw Shigute, a political heavy-weight and runner up in the most recent EPRDF chairmanship race, to fill an ambassadorial postin South Korea, The Reporterhas learnt.

MoFA announces ambassadors’ placement

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has announced the countries of which its 20 Ambassadors are to be posted to head Ethiopia’s diplomatic missions; including Fitsum Arega. The former chief of staff of the Office of the Prime Minister is bound to Washington DC.

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.