Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Hailemariam Desalegn sworn in as the new prime minister of Ethiopia (video)

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Hailemariam Desalegn has been sworn in as the prime minister of Ethiopia today, 21 September 2012, by the parliament. Hailemariam’s first act as prime minister today was to nominate the deputy prime minister. Demeke Mekonnen’s nomination has been approved unanimously by the parliament and he became the deputy prime minister. ...

Ethiopia’s new leader takes oath of office

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Ethiopia's new Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn took the oath of office Friday, vowing to maintain the legacy of long-time ruler Meles Zenawi who died last month.

Parliament session on Meles succession delayed

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

A special session of Ethiopia's parliament arranged in order to endorse the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi's successor has been postponed. No reason has not been given for the delay. But officials say the appointment of Deputy Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn is not in dispute.

Ethiopia dismisses reports of major Somali losses

Monday, March 12th, 2012

ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopia rejected on Sunday reports that dozens of its soldiers had been killed and two captured by Islamist rebels during fierce fighting in Somalia, branding them as "false."

Ethiopia Feb inflation rises on food prices

Monday, March 12th, 2012

ADDIS ABABA, March 12 (Reuters) - Ethiopia's year-on-year rate of inflation rose in February to 36.3 percent from 32 percent a month ago, official data showed on Monday.

Rights works in Ethiopia ‘crippled’ by law: Amnesty

Monday, March 12th, 2012

ADDIS ABABA — A "restrictive" law in Ethiopia is severely crippling rights groups, according to an Amnesty International report. The rights watchdog said the law, which it called "vaguely worded," severely restricts funding to local organizations and allows for overreaching government interference.

Travel groups pour into open-for-business Africa

Friday, March 9th, 2012

* China, Middle East-led investment * Hotel chains eye oil hot spots for new sites * Ethiopian Airlines sees greater competition BERLIN, March 9 (Reuters) - The world's big hotel chains and airlines are rushing to serve new corporate customers in Africa, as Chinese and Middle East investment boosts business interest in the resource-rich ...

Kenya and Ethiopia Pen Railway Line Pact

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Nairobi — Kenya and Ethiopia on Thursday signed an agreement for the construction of a standard gauge railway line from Lamu in Kenya to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The deal was sealed at State House Nairobi and witnessed by President Mwai Kibaki and Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi ahead of the much ...

Ethiopian Export Earnings Exceed $1.3 billion

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Ethiopia has earned 1.35 billion US dollars from the export of various goods in the first two quarters of the Ethiopian financial year according to the Ministry of Trade. More than 35 kinds of agricultural and industrial products were exported to and estimated 120 countries across the world during the course ...

Addis Ababa University Professor Receives 2012 Andrei Sakharov Prize

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Tadias MagazineBy Tadias Staff Published: Monday, March 5, 2012 New York (TADIAS) – Mulugeta Bekele, an associate professor of physics at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia, has been awarded the 2012 Andrei Sakharov Prize by The American Physical Society (APS). The prize was established to recognize and encourage outstanding leadership and achievements of ...