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Ethiopia Faces Dangers but Also Opportunities in Meles Succession

Nibret Gelese spent years saving up to move from his home town Mekele, in the north of Ethiopia, and make a newlife in Addis Ababa....

Ethiopian Orthodox Church Patriarch Dies at Age 76

The Ethiopian Orthodox Church has announced the death of its patriarch, Abune Paulos. Paulos, whose full title was His Holiness Abune Paulos, Fifth Patriarch and Catholicos of Ethiopia, Ichege of the...

Packed Agenda for African Union Summit

African leaders are meeting next week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to review the political and socio-economic situation on the continent in an effort to...

African Free Trade Area ‘Ambitious But Achievable’

African countries should not underestimate the task of ensuring that an African Free Trade Area (FTA) gets off the ground, AU Commission director of...

Somalia to Have Federal Government

Somalia will finally have a federal government in 90 days, United Nations Political Office for Somalia has said. Speaking yesterday just two days after the...

Sudan and South Sudan to Resume Talks On 29 May

Delegations from Sudan and South Sudan are expected to resume talks next Tuesday in Addis Ababa over the disputed issues. The chairman of the African...

World Leaders to Gather in Ethiopia for World Economic Forum on...

More than 700 leaders from business, government, civil society, academia, media and the arts from over 70 countries will meet at the 22nd World...

Kenya and Ethiopia in Landmark 400mw Power Purchase Deal

Details of the high-stakes negotiations before Kenya signed a 400MW electricity deal with Ethiopia two weeks ago are emerging, revealing that Nairobi managed to talk down the initial charges proposed by Addis Ababa as too high.

Nigeria’s Dangote Group to Build Cement Factory in Ethiopia

One of Africa's leading business groups, Dangote, is set to construct a US$400 million factory in Ethiopia, probably hoping to take advantage of the construction boom in the Horn of Africa.

African Continent Releases First Survey of Its Own Science

The survey is very significant to the socio-economic transformation of Africa. It is a significant step in our quest to develop