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[ERTA]The IGAD Security Sector Program (ISSP) workshop on promotion and sensitization of IGAD conventions on mutual legal assistance and extradition kicked off Tuesday in Addis Ababa.
Sisters to help improve lives of others (September 17, 2014, 12:38 am)

Sisters Kim Smith, left, and Kerri Costello are travelling for one of the first times together at the end of October when they head out for a Habitat for Humanity mission. Costello has always wanted to participate in a mission and hopes it will put her life, and just how lucky she is, in perspective for her.

Sisters to help improve lives of others (September 17, 2014, 12:00 am)

Kerri Costello, Kim Smith look forward to homebuilding mission trip to Ethiopia
IATA recognises Ethiopian Aviation Academy (September 16, 2014, 9:38 pm)

Ethiopian Airlines says its Ethiopian Aviation Academy has been recognised as an International Air Transport Association authorised training centre. The academy attained the recognition following the evaluation of its application by the IATA Training and Development Institute and the IATA regional office. A statement by the airline on Tuesday noted that the authorisation would enable...  [Read ...
Only Ethiopia and Algeria are judged ready to handle an Ebola crisis. The White House said today it's sending aid and 3,000 American troops to join the battle. 
Monkey Cage: How are citizens made? (September 16, 2014, 8:38 pm)

A close look at the Ethiopian case shows the state and citizens themselves create identity and citizenship.
Richard Kilty and Asha Philip defeat strong favourites from United Staes in men's and women's 150 metre races
The Failures of 'Ginbot 7' Never Ends (September 16, 2014, 8:38 pm)

The self-proclaimed ' Ginbot 7' , a terrorist group, has many unattainable "dreams". Any of its wishes has never come to a friutation.

Only Ethiopia and Algeria are judged ready to handle an Ebola crisis. The White House said today it's sending aid and 3,000 American troops to join the battle. 

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It is 84.7-kms toll way with six lanes on two sides enabling six vehicles to move at a time at speed. Accordingly, the Expressway has reduced Addis Ababa to Adama drive time to 45 minutes while curbing the traffic jam meaningfully.

[ERTA]The first Science Museum of Ethiopia, which is said to help promoting science and research in the country, has been opened Monday at the Addis Ababa Science and Technology University.
[ERTA]The first Science Museum of Ethiopia, which is said to help promoting science and research in the country, has been opened Monday at the Addis Ababa Science and Technology University.

A total of 11 companies have responded to the August 2014 tender by the Agricultural Input Supply Enterprise , only one of them making an offer for each of the two kinds of fertiliser the Enterprise wants, Urea and NPS. This is the second year in a row that the enterprise is buying NPS, a replacement for DAP, which it dropped two years ago.

[Addis Fortune]The government will shortly announce the companies it has selected for the supply of nearly 900,000tns of fertiliser.

Namibia has recruited 21 pharmacists from Ethiopia to address the current shortage in the Ministry of Health and Social Services. The Minister of Health and Social Services Richard Kamwi made the announcement at a press briefing in Windhoek yesterday, where he said the country needs about 1 000 pharmacists in the private and public sectors.

Addis Ababa September 15/2014 Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn urged the youth to work hard and take the leading role for the consolidation of the ongoing development of the country. Speaking on a meeting organized here yesterday to celebrate the six anniversary of the EPRDF Youth League, the Prime Minister said the young generation should take the leadership role and strive for sustainability of the multi-sector development.

Ethiopia: Woes of Private Airlines (September 15, 2014, 11:00 pm)

When Ethiopian Airlines acquired a state-of-the-art jetliner, the Boeing B787-8 Dreamliner in August of 2012, it took many by surprise. How can a poor country like Ethiopia become second next to Japan to own and operate the most sophisticated airliner in the world? Ethiopian was the first African carrier to join the jet age in the 1960s by bringing the first B720 jetliner to Africa.

Ethiopia: The Progressing GERD (September 15, 2014, 6:38 pm)

United States Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield said that the government of the United States pays close attention to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam , which Egypt was campaigning against to halt its construction. The Secretary admitted that the US government held "intensive discussions with both sides" and urged them to work out their differences.

Last month, the Ethiopian media was full of massive tree-planting campaigns in memory of the Great Leader Meles Zenawi. For example, Western Shewa zone have established 172 parks in memory of Meles Zenawi, the SNNPR planted about 6o million trees, Benishangl region announced more than 77 percent of the trees planted in 86 Meles Zenawi memorial parks had survived.

Egypt's Water and Irrigation Minister Hossam Moghazi said he will visit Ethiopia on Saturday to launch the Tripartite National Committee's first meeting. The committee is made up of 12 water experts from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to conduct a special study on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam .

Ethiopians and foreign national of Ethiopian origin living in Canada held a consultative forum with high-profile government officials yesterday. Speaker of the House of Federation , Kassa Tekleberhan, and Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy, Alemayehu Tegenu, attended the forum.

It was last year that three journalists and six bloggers were detained and charged with "working with foreign organizations that claim to be human rights activists and agreeing in idea and receiving finance to incite public violence through social media." The detainees are Tesfalem Waldyes, Asmamaw Hailegiorgis, Zelalem Kibiret, Befekadu Hailu, Mahlet Fantahun, Abel Wabela, Atinafu Birhane, Natinael Feleke and Edom Kassaye.

[Reporter]Last year the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that Ethiopia was chosen by the United Nations to lead the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
Ethiopia: Troubling Year for Ethiopian Exports (September 15, 2014, 2:38 am)

[Reporter]Close to the end of the year in question, Kebede Chane, Minister of Trade, reported to the House of Peoples' Representatives (HPR) that the 10-month export revenue that the country secured from it's number one export commodity - coffee - has shown a 15 percent decline compared to the same period last year.
Ethiopia: Woes of Private Airlines (September 15, 2014, 2:38 am)

[Reporter]When Ethiopian Airlines acquired a state-of-the-art jetliner, the Boeing B787-8 Dreamliner in August of 2012, it took many by surprise. How can a poor country like Ethiopia become second next to Japan to own and operate the most sophisticated airliner in the world?
[Reporter]In August, the highly anticipated merger between the All Ethiopia Unity Party (AEUP) and Unity for Democracy and Justice (UDJ) was halted due to a quorum related issue after the parties signed a pre-merger agreement on June 8 at AEUP's headquarters around Tewodros Square.
Ethiopia: Woes of Private Airlines (September 15, 2014, 2:38 am)

[Reporter]When Ethiopian Airlines acquired a state-of-the-art jetliner, the Boeing B787-8 Dreamliner in August of 2012, it took many by surprise. How can a poor country like Ethiopia become second next to Japan to own and operate the most sophisticated airliner in the world?
[Reporter]InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world's leading hotel companies, has signed a management agreement with Tsemex Hotels and Business Plc to develop Crowne Plaza Addis Ababa.
Ethiopia: Andargachew's Extradition (September 15, 2014, 2:38 am)

[Reporter]Andargachew Tsigie, the secretary general of Ginbot 7 - an organization that has been labeled a terrorist group by the Ethiopian Parliament was arrested by Yemeni security forces at the El Rahaba International Airport in the capital, Sana' a while he was in transit from Dubai to Asmara, the Eritrean capital and extradited to Ethiopia the same day.
Ethiopia: The Ebola Scare (September 15, 2014, 2:38 am)

[Reporter]During the just ended year the other main headline that dominated the media was the sudden outbreak of the Ebola virus, particularly in West Africa.
[ERTA]The Addis Ababa- Adama expressway, the first toll road in the country, will be open for traffic starting from Sunday, 14 September 2014, the Ethiopian Toll Roads Enterprise (ETRE) has announced.
[ERTA]The Federation House Speaker Kassa Teklebirhan said that Ethiopian Federal System is exemplary to its neighbors as it has helped the country assure the building of peace, economic development and democracy.
[ERTA]Ethiopia has the capacity to host the Africa Cup of Nations and is ready to discharge any responsibility regarding this, Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mokonnen said.
[ERTA]The Federation House Speaker Kassa Teklebirhan said that Ethiopian Federal System is exemplary to its neighbors as it has helped the country assure the building of peace, economic development and democracy.
[ERTA]The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) approved a combined 256 million USD for the financing of investments in Nigeria and Ethiopia as well as a multinational projects preparation facility, an AfDB release said.
[ERTA]Ethiopia has the capacity to host the Africa Cup of Nations and is ready to discharge any responsibility regarding this, Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mokonnen said.
[ERTA]Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has talked to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) President, Issa Hayatou, on Friday in the capital, Addis Ababa.
[ERTA]Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has talked to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) President, Issa Hayatou, on Friday in the capital, Addis Ababa.

September 14, 2014 Sudan's ruling National Congress Party said that political stances of opposition parties which refused to participate in the national dialogue have been weakened following the signing of the framework agreement between the national dialogue committee known as 7+7 and the Paris Declaration forces.

In pictures: Ethiopia's thriving art market (September 14, 2014, 9:38 pm)

Business and art are becoming increasingly entwined in the Ethiopian capital, but journalist James Jeffrey asks if this has come at a cost to creativity and true artistic experimentation. Until recently the buying and selling of modern and contemporary art in Ethiopia was all but non-existent.

Spuds are nutritious and hardy, and a research centre collaboration is helping defeat hunger in Africa
In pictures: Ethiopia’s thriving art market (September 14, 2014, 8:38 pm)

Is Ethiopia's thriving art scene killing creativity?
Mulugeta Hailu moved from Ethiopia to Denver over two decades ago seeking an escape from political persecution.
In pictures: Ethiopia’s thriving art market (September 14, 2014, 8:38 pm)

Is Ethiopia's thriving art scene killing creativity?
Spuds are nutritious and hardy, and a research centre collaboration is helping defeat hunger in Africa
Ethiopians welcome 2007 (September 14, 2014, 8:38 pm)

Ask me if I felt a little strange holding two candles and celebrating the beginning of a New Year in September and I will tell you no. I have done stranger things and besides I knew exactly what I was doing.

AURORA — Mulugeta Hailu moved from Ethiopia to Denver over two decades ago seeking an escape from political persecution.
Mulugeta Hailu moved from Ethiopia to Denver over two decades ago seeking an escape from political persecution.
[ERTA]Egypt's irrigation minister, Hossam Moghazi, said on Sunday that he will pay a visit to Ethiopia next week for the opening of the first meeting of a national committee which includes 12 water experts from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan.