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The Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea discusses energy cooperation with his Ethiopian counterpart

H.E. Samuel Urkato expressed his sincere thanks for the good reception of his Equatorial Guinean counterpart and of the country in general

The Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea, H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, held a meeting today with his Ethiopian counterpart H.E. Samuel URKATO, Minister of Petroleum. This follows the visit of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali to Equatorial Guinea and aims to confirm the support and sharing…

Source: Republic of Estonia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

Estonia appoints a chargé d’affaires to Addis Ababa

Tanel Sepp is an experienced diplomat who joined the foreign service in 2003 and has been posted to Luxembourg

This week, Tanel Sepp, a diplomat with extensive experience, will take up his duties as the new Estonian chargé d’affaires at the African Union in Addis Ababa. In recent years, Estonia has considerably expanded its links with the states and organisations of the African continent. “This year is particularly important…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

Long way home for displaced Sudanese as fears of insecurity persist By Modesta Ndubi

UNHCR calls for increased funding and global support for Sudan’s displaced, their hosts and those who want to return home

It’s been 15 years since armed raiders forced Rawda Yusuf’s family to flee to Chad from their village in Sudan’s North Darfur state. Since then, home has dominated her thoughts but returning has not been easy. Her ordeal began one afternoon during harvest season in Kurgei West village. “I went…

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

Telephonic Press Briefing with Sean Cairncross, CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation

Mr. Cairncross will provide a briefing about MCC’s current portfolio in Africa, as well as previewing his upcoming trip to Kenya and Mozambique

EVENT: Please join us on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at 4:00pm for a telephonic press briefing with Sean Cairncross, CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).  Mr. Cairncross will provide a briefing about MCC’s current portfolio in Africa, as well as previewing his upcoming trip to Kenya and Mozambique from…

Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion of the Republic of Malta
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Malta launches its first strategy for growth and partnership with Africa (2020-2025) for public consultation

Trade, development and diplomacy as the focus recognising Africa as an emerging economic force

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion Carmelo Abela launched the first policy document for public consultation, wherein Africa is being seen by Malta as a vital strategic partner for the coming five years. Focusing on trade, diplomacy and development, this policy document, entitled ‘Malta and Africa: A strategy for partnership 2020-2025’, concentrates on…

Source: British Embassy Mogadishu |

Somalia: international partners welcome agreement between the Federal government and Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama’a (ASWJ)

The partners believe the agreement is an important step towards establishing a unified and stable administration in Galmudug

Somalia’s international partners welcome the statements by the Federal government of Somalia and the leadership of Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama’a (ASWJ) issued on 12 December. We appreciate the tireless efforts made by the Federal government of Somalia, ASWJ leadership and other concerned stakeholders to resolve points of difference through dialogue…

Source: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) |

Spotlight on Ethiopia’s tree-planting programme

Ethiopia has embarked on an ambitious tree-planting programme and recently planted over 350 million trees in a single day

“Climate change impacts have greatly affected Ethiopia in terms of flooding, drought and food insecurity,” says Margaret Oduk, Programme Coordinator of UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Liaison Office to the African Union Commission, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, and Ethiopia.   “On one hand, lowland areas are experiencing increased…

Source: African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights |

Communique on the Advocacy Visit of the Working Group on Extractive Industries, Environment and Human Rights Violations in Africa to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Honourable Commissioner Solomon Ayele Dersso, Chairperson of the Commission as well as the Chairperson of WGEI, represented the Working Group

The Working Group on Extractive Industries, Environment and Human Rights Violations in Africa (WGEI or the Working Group) of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission), undertook an Advocacy Visit to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, from 16 to 17 December 2019. The objectives of the…

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Six things to know about Ethiopia's New Program

The program is aimed at supporting the Ethiopian government’s own Homegrown Economic Reform Program

The IMF has approved a program for Ethiopia of almost US$3 billion. The program is aimed at supporting the Ethiopian government’s own Homegrown Economic Reform Program, which is designed to eliminate macroeconomic imbalances and lay the foundation for sustainable and inclusive growth. The authorities want the economy to transition away…

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

Ethiopia Hacks! 7.0

Ethiopia Hacks! is conducted in partnership with the Google Developers Group (GDG) and the Centre for Accelerated Women’s Economic Empowerment (CAWEE)

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa conducted its latest hackathon: “Digital Solutions to Elections-related Technology.” This was the seventh hackathon conducted by the U.S. Embassy in a series of twelve under its Ethiopia Hacks! program. Ethiopia Hacks! is conducted in partnership with the Google Developers Group (GDG) and the Centre…