AFRICANGLOBE - African Union observers said on Tuesday that Ethiopia's parliamentary election held on Sunday was credible except for a few irregularities. Provisional results in Africa' second most populous nation are due later this week and few expect anything but a landslide for the ruling EPRDF coalition, in power since ousting dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam in 1991.
AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia is targeting $1 billion of annual investment in industrial parks over the next decade to boost exports and make it Africa’s top manufacturer, a special adviser to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said.
AFRICANGLOBE - Al-Sisi is expected to hold talks with top Ethiopian government officials, including Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Redwan Hussein, head of the Ethiopian government's communication affairs office, told.
AFRICANGLOBE - South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar signed a deal in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Sunday to put an end to the crisis that has been raging in their country for over a year now.
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.
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.
AFRICANGLOBE - Meles Zenawi will be a hard act to follow, but Hailemariam Desalegn should not be underrated. As foreign minister he played a pivotal role in the peace talks between Sudan and South Sudan. A s the region's largest country and leading military power, Ethiopia has taken advantage of its status to broker close relations with the West while becoming the region's principal arbiter.
AFRICANGLOBE - Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn held talks with the United States Secretary of State, John Kerry on Saturday on bilateral and continental issues. After the discussion, the Secretary along with his Ethiopian counterpart Tedros Adhanom briefed journalists on the essence of their discussion.
AFRICANGLOBE - Despite comments by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn suggesting the pending withdrawal of his country's troops from Somalia, many experts have voiced doubts that Ethiopia will pull out of Somalia before it is capable of handling its security without assistance.
AFRICANGLOBE - Ailing ruling party veteran officials in Ethiopia are leaving their posts to a group of younger leaders in the East African nation which enjoys close ties with Washington but is increasingly looking to China as a model.
AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia and China on Sunday expressed the hope to lift their cooperation and bilateral relations to a new level.
The two sides exchanged views on the issue during a meeting between Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and Chen Fengxiang, deputy head of the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.
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