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Ethiopian-American to run Biden’s transition team

As the US Presidential Election intensifies ahead of a heated election that is mere months away, the leading candidate against President Donald J. Trump, former Vice President Joe Biden has selected Ethiopian-American, Yohannes Abraham to run his Presidential transition team.

Trump to appoint new ambassador

Geeta Pasi, an Indo-American, has been nominated by President Donald Trump as the next ambassador to Ethiopia. An election year appointment, it has been sent to the United States Senate for approval and if selected, she will be replacing Michael Raynor, a career diplomat who was appointed in 2017.

US pledges USD 37 mln

The US, through its State Department and its developmental agency, the Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has pledged USD 37 million to Ethiopia to fight COVID-19 pandemic.

Test of endurance

Amidst the adversity the world finds itself in, a row has erupted after the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Gebreyesus accused the US President and Taiwan's leaders of spearheading personal attacks on him.

Ethiopia weathers US, Egypt pressure over national dam project

Following the recent stalemates in the negotiations over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), after Washington ordered Ethiopia not to pursue the storage and filling of the GERD; Ethiopia has been reacting to the US’s conclusions calling it “biased and one sided.”

Gedu slams US over GERD mediation

Ethiopian Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew said this week that the US was obviously biased in the dam negotiations it facilitated and observed with Sudan and Egypt, last month, as it was clearly manifested in the statement the Treasury Department issued on February 28, 2020.

Washington trade expo to facilitate AGOA

Destined to be held in Washington DC, Ethio-US 2020 trade fair is set to facilitate business opportunities for 200 local companies in a bid to revitalize the African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) which is drawing to its deadline in five years.  

Burger King to join Ethiopian market

Burger King, an American giant multinational fast food chain restaurant, with a dwindling market share in an ever health conscious and competitive American food market, has teamed up with Belayab Foods Production, owner of Pizza Hut chain restaurants for its operations in Ethiopia.

Weight of a nation

The marathon of negotiations that is being held between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has moved closer to the finish line after the three parties –  Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan – agreed a stage-based filling timetable for the dam’s reservoir and two mechanisms for handling periods of drought.

Dam talks at an impasse

The latest round of discussions between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan on the issue of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) under construction on the Blue Nile is reported to have reached an impasse.