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Addis Ababa, 25 November 2014 - A senior leader of the Communist Party of China said on Monday the CPC is willing to strengthen exchanges with the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front . Liu Yunshan, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, made the remarks while meeting with Demeke Mekonnen, EPRDF vice chairman and vice prime minister of Ethiopia.

Addis Ababa, 25 November 2014 - Misys has implemented a core banking system for Ethiopia's second largest private bank, Awash International Bank, which has enabled it to reduce its IT costs while introducing new services. Ethiopia is Sub-Saharan Africa's fifth biggest economy and is expected to record GDP growth of approximately 10.6% this year according to CNBC Africa.

In a press release issued today by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs , Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Ms. Kyung-wha Kang, noted that nearly 194,000 South Sudanese refugees - 90 per cent of them women and children - have arrived in Ethiopia since the conflict in South Sudan began this past December.

Following the end of a four-day mission to Ethiopia, a senior United Nations relief official has called for continued international attention to the plight of South Sudanese refugees, warning that the number of refugees could rise substantially if fighting in South Sudan persists.
Following the end of a four-day mission to Ethiopia, a senior United Nations relief official has called for continued international attention to the plight of South Sudanese refugees, warning that the number of refugees could rise substantially if fighting in South Sudan persists.

Addis Ababa, 22 November 2014 - Ethiotelecom disclosed that it has secured over 5 billion birr during the first quarter of the current Ethiopian fiscal year. Chief Executive Officer of Ethiotelecom, Andualem Admassie, told Science, Communications and Technology Standing Committee of the House of People's Representatives today that 5.7 billion birr was earned in the quarter.

Last week the UNHCR announced 6200 Eritreans refugees arrived in Ethiopia in 37 days . Many Ethiopians see this as indication that the Eritrean regime is about to fall down.

Plea for truce at Darfur talks (November 25, 2014, 5:00 pm)

African Union chief mediator Thabo Mbeki during the opening session of talks between Sudan's government and rebels from Darfur, in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa yesterday. ADDIS ABABA: Sudan's government and rebels from Darfur opened talks late on Sunday, as mediators pushed for a ceasefire to end over a decade of war and insurgents warned the country was close to "collapse".

An aide to St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch is defending the timing of the grand jury announcement in the Ferguson case, even as some question whether the nighttime announcement fed the unrest. An aide to St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch is defending the timing of the grand jury announcement in the Ferguson case, even as some question whether the nighttime announcement fed the unrest.

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia is attempting to set a world record for the number of HIV tests carried out in one day.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia is attempting to set a world record for the number of HIV tests carried out in one day.

Egypt will predominantly follow the path taken by many MENA countries in looking to desalination for aid in alleviating potential water shortages likely to stem from the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project . H owever , as the desalination facilities are extremely costly, the country is likely to look for outside funding to assist in the development of its desalination sector.

Grant Boosts Schooling for Ethiopian Youth (November 25, 2014, 7:38 am)

An education program geared towards reducing the school drop out rate for youths in Ethiopia has received a $1.6 million dollar boost to help keep it going. SOS Children’s Villages, the world’s largest organization dedicated to orphaned and abandoned children, announced that it received the grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. SOS Children’s Villages says the grant ...
Ethiopia, Africa’s fastest-growing economy, plans to sell its first foreign-currency bond to fund fund electricity, railway and sugar-industry projects.
Ethiopia, Africa’s fastest-growing economy, plans to sell its first foreign-currency bond to fund fund electricity, railway and sugar-industry projects.
One guy, one not-super-fast-or-important guy has sort of spanked the elite running establishments of Japan, and the US of A. That guy is Japanese government clerk Yuki Kawauchi , pronounced Kow wah OO chee. He'll be part of the elite men's field in Sunday's NYC Marathon. Read more...

Addis Ababa, 22 November 2014 - Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn said the government is providing wide-ranging supports to make the upcoming national election free, fair and credible. While conferring with European Union Great Lake Countries Director, Koen Veruaeke, the premier said the government is working hard to create a plain field for all parties and make the election participatory so that the election could be free and fair.

Ethiopia’s Fikadu Girma and Mulahabt Tsega triumphed at the 2014 Banque du Liban Beirut Marathon, winning at the IAAF Bronze Label Road Race in 2:12:26 and 2:29:15 respectively on Sunday (9).
Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang will return to the Beirut Marathon, which celebrates its 12th edition on Sunday (7), looking to become just the second man to successfully defend his title at the IAAF Bronze Label Road Race.

Addis Ababa, 22 November 2014 - Ambassador of Ethiopia to Sweden and Nordic Countries, Ambassador Woinshet Tadesse, presented her credentials to the President of the Republic of Finland, Mr. Sauli Niinisto, on Thursday . Ambassador Woinshet underlined the importance of strengthening bilateral relations between Ethiopia and Finland.

Sewage in Ethiopia's capital could soon be turned into cylinders of compressed biogas as part of an effort to clean up the city, cut climate-changing emissions and find new sources of clean energy. Currently the Addis Ababa Water and Sewage Authority estimates that it collects and treats only 12 percent of the city's liquid waste.

Oct. 26, 2014, 12:15 a.m. If watching running movies could make you run, I'd be faster than a leopard. Alas, I am not, although I did win a 1500-metre race on the SCG when I was a schoolboy. Only my sister and I remember it, but oh, the glory!
Wude Ayalew and Azmeraw Bekele, both past winners of the event, won the men’s and women’s races respectively at the 2014 Great Ethiopian Run 10km in Addis Ababa on Sunday (23).
Oct. 26, 2014, 7:47 a.m. For professional runners on the international long-distance circuit, a marathon in the city of Bangalore must have seemed like a good idea at the time.
The de-Ethiopianization of Ethiopia (November 24, 2014, 7:38 am)

It is important to note that neither the TPLF as an organization nor its leaders in power, marginalized from power or retired from power have ever jointly or severally disavowed the authenticity of the document known as the "TPLF Manifesto" nor repudiated any of its contents. The "Manifesto" remains to this day the guidepost and ideological underpinning of the TPLF.

Ethiopia: Dire Dawa's Good Old Days (November 24, 2014, 5:38 am)

In the good old days, taking a stroll down one of the three perpendicular streets, which converges at the Dire Dawa Railway Station, one could easily see how vibrant the neighborhood was. It was full of laughter and life.

The national flag carrier of Algeria, Air Algrie, last week announced that it is planning to launch new route between Algiers and Addis Ababa. At the 46th Annual General Assembly of the African Airlines Association the Minister of Transport of the Republic of Algeria Ammar Ghoul said that Air Algrie is implementing a four year strategic development plan, 2013-2017.

[Reporter]Energy Authority remands energy regulation to ministry
[Reporter]Energy Authority remands energy regulation to ministry
Ethiopia’s Awash International Bank transforms core banking and nearly 100 branches with Misys FusionBanking Essence (PRWeb November 24, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/11/prweb12348655.htm
[Reporter]Issues related to allowance payment for Members of Parliament (MPs) taking part in the Pan-African parliamentary system dominated a regional Parliamentary meeting on the promotion of African Union Legal Instruments for East African Region held at Hilton Addis Ababa on Wednesday.

State Minister Dr. YinagerDessie adressed the annual Energy conference today started in Addis Ababa with the presence of higher government officials and international energy companies and other partners in the sector. In his opening remarks Dr. Yinager noted energy is essential to maintain the sustainable growth of Africa.

[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Addis Ababa, Ethiopia -Sewage in Ethiopia's capital could soon be turned into cylinders of compressed biogas as part of an effort to clean up the city, cut climate-changing emissions and find new sources of clean energy.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Addis Ababa, Ethiopia -Sewage in Ethiopia's capital could soon be turned into cylinders of compressed biogas as part of an effort to clean up the city, cut climate-changing emissions and find new sources of clean energy.
[Ethiopia Government]State Minister Dr. YinagerDessie adressed the annual Energy conference today (November 20) started in Addis Ababa with the presence of higher government officials and international energy companies and other partners in the sector. In his opening remarks Dr. Yinager noted energy is essential to maintain the sustainable growth of Africa.
[Ethiopia Government]State Minister Dr. YinagerDessie adressed the annual Energy conference today (November 20) started in Addis Ababa with the presence of higher government officials and international energy companies and other partners in the sector. In his opening remarks Dr. Yinager noted energy is essential to maintain the sustainable growth of Africa.
The United States is deeply concerned by the October 27 sentencing of Ethiopian journalist Temesgen Desalegn to three years in prison for “provocation and dissemination of inaccurate information.”
Multi-Billion Dollar Horn of Africa Pledge (November 23, 2014, 6:38 am)

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) and Jim Yong Kim (left), President of the World Bank, meet with Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Foreign Minister of Ethiopia, during their trip to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Ethiopian Guye Adola wins Delhi Half Marathon (November 23, 2014, 6:00 am)

Ethiopian Guye Adola demolished the course record to win the men's race while Kenyan Florence Kiplagat became the first runner to defend the women's crown in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon.
Ethiopian runner Guye Adola demolished the course record to emerge triumphant in the international elite men’s category, while Florence Kiplagat led a Kenyan one-two finish in the women’s event of...
Birthplace of many of the best runners of all time, Ethiopia will host the 14th edition of its 10km Great Run on Sunday with 40,000 participants set to take to the streets of  Addis Ababa. The 2014 Great Ethiopian Run will clear the capital's streets of its usual traffic and replace it with participants hoping to battle the 8000ft altitude and post as good a time as possible. It is the biggest ...
Other Sites (November 23, 2014, 12:38 am)

Communities such as this one in the Loka Abaya watershed in Ethiopia’s Rift Valley are the most vulnerable to the impacts of environmental degradation, and are among the communities most enthusiastic about restoring their lands.

Father Fermo Mantovani, the pastor of Holy Cross Parish, remembers watching a firetruck hoist the gilded, 10-foot cross high up into the air and over the building's charred remains before carefully bringing it back down to earth. The San Jose Fire Department captured the moment in a photograph, showing the firefighters surrounding Jesus to create a striking tableau vivant.

Addis Ababa, 21 November 2014 - Ethiopia has finalized preparations to send a public diplomacy delegation to Egypt next month, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Friday. "Members of the delegation will be drawn from different segments of the society including prominent figures, elders, scholars, religious institutions and artists, among others," ministry spokesman Dina Mufti told The Anadolu Agency.

Birthplace of many of the best runners of all time, Ethiopia will host the 14th edition of its 10km Great Run on Sunday with 40,000 participants set to take to the streets of  Addis Ababa. The 2014 Great Ethiopian Run will clear the capital's streets of its usual traffic and replace it with participants hoping to battle the 8000ft altitude and post as good a time as possible. It is the biggest ...
VIDEO: Commercialising farming in Ethiopia (November 22, 2014, 2:38 am)

There may be a property and infrastructure boom in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, but more than 70% of Ethiopians still live in rural areas - farming grain and livestock. The government, with the help of international donors, is trying improve the country's farming sector, to boost production and put more farms onto a commercial footing - but there is still some way to go.

VIDEO: Ethiopia's industrial boom (November 22, 2014, 2:00 am)

Ethiopia is experiencing a property and infrastructure boom, as Roderick Macleod reports from Addis Ababa.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Friday announced the appointment of Major General Birhanu Jula Gelalcha of Ethiopia as Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei , UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters here. The new Force Commander succeeds Lieutenant General Yohannes Gebremeskel Tesfamariam of Ethiopia, who completed his assignment as Force Commander and Head of Mission on June 19, 2014.

Haile Gebrselassie on his move from athletics to the boardroom
New York, Nov 19 (IBNS) The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has begun relocating nearly 15,000 South Sudanese refugees who had been stranded for a few months at a way station in western Ethiopia after the refugee camp where they were due to live was flooded.