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Ethiopia provides support to South Sudan’s army

In an attempt to support the implementation of the South Sudanese peace agreement, Ethiopia is providing material support to South Sudan’s National Pre-Transitional Committee (NPTC), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia (MoFA) said this week.

Ethiopia says Egypt’s proposal an affront to its sovereignty 

The spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) of Ethiopia, Nebiat Getachew said that the proposal tabled by Egypt regarding the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), which Ethiopia is constructing over the Nile River, stands in stark contrast to Ethiopia’s national interest and puts country’s sovereignty under question. Ethiopia has been constructing the 6,000MW Dam over the Nile River since 2011.

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.