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“Ministry is unique and cannot be found anywhere else”

On his first trip to Ethiopia as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs at the US Department of State, Tibor Nagy paid a brief visit to Ethiopia’s new Ministry of Peace and held talks with Muferiyat Kamil, the Minister in charge, on November 30, 2018.

Ethiopia likely to feel effects of global trade war

Launching the annual series of Trade and Development Report, an official with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNTCAD) underscored the likelihood of Ethiopia to feel the heavy hand of the ongoing global trade war initiated by the aggressive policies of US president Donald Trump against Chinese goods and exports.

Registration for DV 2020 begins

The US Embassy in Addis Ababa announced that registration for the Diversity Visa (DV) Program for the year 2020 (DV 2019) is open as of October 3, 2018 and will stay open until November 6, 2018.

This came at a time when President Donald Trump is pushing for the reduction of the number of migrants to the United States to a maximum of 30,000 a year.

US Embassy security alert puzzles Addis

A statement issued by the US Embassy in Addis Ababa on September 18, 2018 regarding a planned demonstration in the city on September 19, 2018 and advising its employees to stay home have puzzled Addis Ababans since the speculated protest hasn’t taken place in the capital today.

Too early to lift UN sanctions on Eritrea: Tibor Nagy

Tibor Nagy, Assistant Secretary for the US Department of State’s Bureau of African Affairs, in his testament in front of the Congress welcomed the rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea but said it is too early to lift the sanction imposed on Eritrea nine years ago.

EPA, USEPA collaborate to improve air quality

The United States Environmental Protection Agency is set to team up with the Addis Ababa Environmental Protection Agency and the Ethiopian Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, to help improve the air quality management system of Addis Ababa.

Lawmakers insist HR 128 helps

Two congress members, Kris Smith and Karen Bass, who have been visiting Ethiopia to assess the “ongoing reforms in the country for the past 120 days,” maintained that the HR 128 resolution passed by the congress will help the government rather than hinder its stride towards reform.