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16th Ethiopian Pastoralists’ Day celebrated in Jigjiga town

The 16th Ethiopian Pastoralists’ Day celebrated in Jigjiga town, the capital of Ethiopian Somali regional state, today (January 25, 2017) under the theme: “Pastoralists’ Enhanced Peace and Development Participation and Benefit for Our Renaissance!”

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The 30th Ordinary Session of the African Union Executive Council Meeting opens

The 30th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union's Foreign Ministers opened today (January 25, 2017 ) in Addis Ababa.

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33rd Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representative Committee of the African Union opens in Addis Ababa

The 33rd Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) of the African Union officially opened on Sunday (January 22, 2017) at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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International Community Calls For Speedy Election Of Somali President

The international community on Sunday (January 22) called for speedy formation of the Joint Ad Hoc Committee to facilitate the holding of the presidential poll by both houses of Somalia's parliament.

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Qatar Red Crescent Society prepares drought relief mission for Somalia

The Qatar Red Crescent Society has sent a delegation to Somalia to make a “needs assessment” to prepare for assisting victims of drought and conflict in Galkayo, divided between the states of Puntland and Galmudug.

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President Kenyatta announces a ban on maize exports

President Kenyatta has banned maize exports from Kenya until the drought ends. He also ordered the arrest of any traders found hoarding maize to make “abnormal” profits.

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Somalia’s Upper House elects a Speaker

Somalia’s Senate, the Upper House of the Parliament, elected a Speaker and deputy speakers on Sunday (January 22).

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Agreements signed for the construction of three industrial parks

Agreements were signed on Friday (January 20) for the construction of three industrial parks, to be built at Kilinto on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, the second at Bole Lemi Phase-II and the third at Jimma in the Oromia Regional State.

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PM Hailemariam promotes Ethiopia’s investment polices at Davos

Attending the World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland last week Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said the forum provided the opportunity to promote Ethiopia’s investment friendly policies and atmosphere.

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Dr. Workneh opens the official launch of “DISCOURSE,” a policy Magazine

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu opened the official launch of “DISCOURSE,” a quarterly policy Magazine, published by the Ethiopian Foreign Relations Strategic Studies Institute (EFRSSI) on January 19, 2017.

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