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Ethiopia Threatens Action Against Eritrea

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia warned on Tuesday it would take necessary action against arch-rival Eritrea unless it refrains from an alleged destabilizing role in the volatile east African region. While addressing parliament, Ethiopian prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, accused the Eritrean government of continuing to engage in destabilizing peace and security of Ethiopia and the region at large.

Ethiopia’s Ruling Party Sweeps Election

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia's ruling party and its allies have won a big majority in parliament, election officials said on Wednesday, based on an early count in a weekend election in which the opposition complained of harassment.

Election Landslide Likely For Ethiopia’s Ruling Party

AFRICANGLOBE - When Ethiopia's ruling party and its allies won 99.6 percent of the vote in the country's last elections five years ago, some wondered if a government often accused of suffocating the opposition would be embarrassed. The answer was no. "Imagine a government which has delivered double-digit growth rates for over seven years losing an election anywhere on earth," Meles Zenawi, by then the leader of Africa's second most populous nation for almost 20 years, said.

Selective Justice: Ethiopian PM Wants Africa To Withdraw From ICC

AFRICANGLOBE - The Ethiopian Prime Minister, HaileMariam Desalegn, has called on African countries to withdraw their membership from the International Criminal Court (ICC) as the organisation is only serving the interests of Western nations.

Africa Should Stop Relying On Outside Aid Over Ebola

AFRICANGLOBE - “We should show that there is solidarity within the African countries” in fighting Ebola, Hailemariam Desalegn said on Monday. “We have to show that Africans also are there for Africans. We should try our best to bring African solutions to African problems,”

Ethiopian Prime Minister Defends Policies, Slams ICC

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Thursday defended his government's policies and accused the International Criminal Court (ICC) of trying to "intimidate" African leaders.

Ethiopia Still Needs A ‘Strong Hand’

AFRICANGLOBE - The World Bank is "wrong" about how hard it is to do business in Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn the country's prime minister.

Ethiopia Has Built A Modern Military – Hailemariam Desalegn

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia's Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of Defense Forces, Hailemariam Desalegn said that Ethiopia has built a modern military having a capacity of accomplishing different missions at once.

Ethiopia: The Post-Meles Zenawi Era Takes Shape

AFRICANGLOBE - Prime Minister Hailemariam is developing a style of consensual politics, but some politicians and businessmen are having difficulty adjusting. The passing of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi in August 2012 has shaken up the business and political elite.

South Sudan Leaders Agree To Form Transitional Government

AFRICANGLOBE - South Sudan's president and rebel chief met in a bid to end six months of civil war, agreeing to forge a transitional government within a 60-day deadline, Ethiopia's prime minster said.

Egypt Should Stop Bitching And Return To Dialogue Over The Nile

AFRICANGLOBE - Ever since Ethiopia launched the construction of the 6000MW hydroelectric dam on Nile River, relations between the two countries have soured. Following deadlocks in tripartite discussions, Egypt said it would internationalize the issue and take the case to the United Nations Security Council.

Ethiopia Poised To Transform Tourism Industry

AFRICANGLOBE - Endowed with rich natural, historical and cultural resources, Ethiopia has nine UNESCO registered World Heritage Sites – the leading in Africa. However, the country’s underdeveloped tourism industry is ranked 120th globally and 17th in Africa.

Ethiopia Warns Egypt Against Taking Dam Issue To UN Security Council

AFRICANGLOBE Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said Wednesday that Egypt would be on the losing side if it referred the issue of Ethiopia's multibillion-dollar hydroelectric dam project to the United Nations Security Council. "We're ready for this and will win politically," Desalegn told local reporters on Wednesday.

Ethiopian and Egyptian Leaders Meet Over Nile Dispute

AFRICANGLOBE - The Ethiopian and Egyptian leaders have met for the first time to discuss tensions over Ethiopia's construction of a huge hydropower dam on the river Nile but the meeting ended without any agreement, sources said.

Ethiopia Opens Africa’s Largest Windfarm

AFRICANGLOBE - A windfarm billed as the biggest in Africa has been opened by Ethiopia's prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, a potentially crucial step for the continent's renewable energy industry.

Ethiopia Calls for Dialogue As Political Turmoil Escalates in Egypt

AFRICANGLOBE - Relations between Cairo and Addis Ababa deteriorated in June after Egypt threatened to take military action over the construction massive Hydro power plant - Grand Renaissance dam - which Ethiopia is building.