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African Observers Say Ethiopia Elections Credible

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.

Ethiopia Plans Export Hubs With $10 Billion Factory Parks

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.

Egypt Clarifies Position On New Ethiopian Dam

AFRICANGLOBE - Egypt has not yet consented to the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam despite President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi signing a tripartite agreement with Sudan and Ethiopia over the Nile Waters.

Egyptian Dictator Sisi Prepares To Visit Ethiopia

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.

Ethiopian PM Launches Mega-Rail Project

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Wednesday laid the cornerstone for a major railway project linking the country's Tigray and Amhara states.

Ethiopian PM Calls For ‘Economic Integration’ With Djibouti

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Sunday called for enhanced efforts for further cementing economic integration with neighboring Djibouti.

South Sudan Leaders Reach Partial Peace Deal

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.

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: 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.

Ethiopia: Western Ally and Regional Heavyweight

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.

“The Future Is Being Defined By Countries Like Ethiopia” – John...

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.

Ethiopia and Somalia: Being Good Neighbours

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.

A New Era of Political Leadership Emerges In Ethiopia

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.

Ethiopia, China Eye Stronger Ties

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.

Ethiopia Opens Up For Investment

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, has shown earliest signs that he wants to put an end to Addis Ababa’s aloofness and invite...

Ethiopia, Qatar Resume Diplomatic Ties

Ethiopia and Qatar have resumed diplomatic and economic ties, the prime ministers of both countries said on Monday, ending a four-year row over claims...