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Ethiopia: catalyst of the Horn of Africa

By:James Jeffrey Horndiplomat-For a long time, Ethiopia was known as a country that needed others. But the tables appear to have turned. Now other countries need Ethiopia. For the last 25 years, while the Horn of Africa (including Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia) garnered a reputation...

Tension high between Ethiopia and Eritrea despite harmony in region

James Jeffrey in Addis Ababa Horndiplomat-Addis Ababa Letter: concern their fraught history may once again lead to full-scale war  Tensions between Ethiopia and Eritrea snapped in June in their most dramatic way for the last 15 years. Fighting that erupted at their border involved tanks and heavy...

Ethiopia keen on benefitting from UAE’s experience in building airports and aviation services, says Ethiopian minister

Horndiplomat-ADDIS ABABA, - Ethiopia's Minister of Transport Workneh Gebeyehu, has expressed his country's keenness on benefitting from the UAE experience in building airports and aviation services. The remarks were made when Gebeyehu received Ambassador of the UAE to Ethiopia Ghazi Abdullah Al Mahri at the...

Ethiopia: Moving Towards Deeper Ethio-Djibouti Integration

Horndiplomat-Recently, Ethiopia hosted the 14th Ethio-Djibouti Joint Ministerial Commission Meeting. The two sides concluded their meeting signing of the list of agreed minutes presented by the experts on the three clusters: Political, Security and Social Affairs; Economic and Commercial issues; and the Port and...

Ethiopia, Djibouti, China to launch $4B nat. gas project

By Addis Getachew Horndiplomat-Under the project, Ethiopia could export 10M cubic meters of LNG to China each year Ethiopia says physical work on a massive $4 billion cooperative natural gas project between Ethiopia, Djibouti, and China will soon be launched. The announcement was made Thursday by Ethiopian...

Israel wins Ethiopian support for AU ‘observer’ role

Horndiplomat-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's push for his country to be granted "observer status" at the African Union gained the backing of continental heavyweight Ethiopia on Thursday. "Israel is working very hard in many African countries. There is no reason to deny this observer position...

Factories want more access into Ethiopian market

By MARTIN MWITA @mwitamartin Horndiplomat-President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn during a joint press conference at State House on June 23. The two leaders announced the construction of a new oil pipeline from Lamu port which was expected to begin end of...

Mary Robinson says Ethiopia in drought as events like Brexit distract world

Horndiplomat-United Nations envoy Mary Robinson has accused the international community of being distracted and preoccupied by events like Brexit as millions of Ethiopians suffer the worst drought in half a century. The former president of Ireland hit out after being briefed on the devastating impacts...

Mary Robinson travels to Ethiopia to witness impact of drought

Horndiplomat-Former president to visit country with aid agencies to see response to food crisis Mon, Jul 4, 2016, 01:00 Ruadhán Mac Cormaic UN special envoy for climate change Mary Robinson will meet representatives of the Ethiopian government and visit areas affected by El Niño. Photograph: Dara Mac...

Ethiopia, Mozambique to Step Up Cooperation

By Zelalem Girma HornDiplomat-The two nations discussed ten themes to expand the bilateral cooperation in diverse frontiers. Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn was on an official visit to Mozambique to discuss with Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi on deepening bilateral relations between the two nations. The two nations discussed...