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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.

Business community to discuss with NBE

The business community that has raised concerns regarding access to finance and other related issues while discussing with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) a while back is set to discuss its concerns with officials from the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE).

Eritrean delegation expected this week

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson announced that the Eritrean delegation that will discuss the peace deal with Ethiopia will arrive in Addis Ababa this week.

According to Meles Alem, Spokesperson of the Ministry, the delegation will arrive in Addis Ababa following the call from Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) to make peace with longtime rival Eritrea.

But, it was not said when exactly in the week the delegation will arrive.

MPs question appointment of diplomats

Members of the House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) raised questions regarding the competency of newly appointed ambassadors and heads of mission of Ethiopia’s diplomatic outposts, most of whom were unseated from government executive offices.

Egypt continues to be unconstructive in Dam talks

The Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, Meles Alem said that the Foreign Affairs Minister of Egypt, Sameh Shoukri has continued his trend of offering unhelpful comments on the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) after the failure of the latest round of Dam talks in Sudan.