Source: Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, London, UK |

Ireland’s Taoiseach Leo Varadkar visits Ethiopia

The Irish Prime Minister met with Irish NGOs working in Ethiopia and attended a reception with the Irish community in Ethiopia

Leo Varadkar, Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland arrived in Ethiopia for a working visit on Tuesday (January 8). During his visit, Mr Leo Varadkar held talks with Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed on bilateral, regional and international matters. The Prime Minister also paid a courtesy call on President Sahle-Work Zewde…

Source: United Nations Information Centre - Cairo |

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Wraps Up First Day of Official Visit to Egypt

Egypt hosts more than 242,000 registered refugees and asylum-seekers of 58 different countries

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Mr. Filippo Grandi, began his official two-day visit to the Arab Republic of Egypt on Sunday, 13 January, to discuss the refugee situation in the country and touch on a number of regional and global issues in light of Egypt’s role as Egypt…

Source: UNICEF Ethiopia |

Central Statistical Agency (CSA) and UNICEF to launch a report - “Multidimensional Child Deprivation in Ethiopia, First National Estimates.”

This report presents the first national estimates of children living in multidimensional poverty in Ethiopia and its effect on their livelihood

WHAT:  A high-level launching event of a report, “Multidimensional Child Deprivation in Ethiopia, First National Estimates,’ through an extensive consultative process involving the Ministry of Women, Children and Youth Affaires, National Planning Commission, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and Economic Policy Research Institute. This report presents the first national…

Source: Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, London, UK |

A Week in the Horn

Opening New Chapters, Ushering in a New Dawn: Ethiopia in 2018

China’s Foreign Minister visits Ethiopia and the African Union; Foreign Minister bids farewell to departing UK Ambassador Moorehead; Ethiopia Concludes UN Security Council Term; Ethiopia’s tourist attractions promoted in China Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi paid an official visit to Ethiopia this week. Minister Wang held talks…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

New Year’s Babies: An estimated 5,500 children will be born in Tanzania on New Year’s Day - UNICEF

As the calendar turns to 2019, UNICEF calls on nations to meet every newborn’s right to health and survival

An estimated 5,500 babies will be born in Tanzania on New Year’s Day, UNICEF said today. Tanzanian babies will account for 1.4 per cent of the estimated 395,072 babies to be born on New Year’s Day. In cities around the world, revelers will welcome not only the New Year with…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles |

President Faure Sends Message of Condolence to President of Ethiopia on the Passing of Former President

Mr. Wolde-Giorgis was the second president of Ethiopia and served for 12 years from 2001 to 2013

President Danny Faure has sent a message of condolence to the President of Ethiopia, Sahle-Work Zewde, on the passing of former President, Girma Wolde-Giorgis. In his message, President Faure said, “It is with profound sadness and deep sorrow that we learned of the recent demise of H.E. Girma Wolde-Giorgis. In…

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

U.S. Embassy Launches Ethiopia Debates!

Ethiopia Debates! will be launched on Saturday December 22, 2018 at 10:00 a.m

The U.S. Embassy invites media to Ethiopia Debates! launch program. The Ethiopia Debates! is a nationwide program that creates an important platform for University students to engage in a series of debate competition in which students have the opportunity to learn public speaking skills, and peaceful dialogue and debate techniques.…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Ethiopia’s digital platform guiding investors to the country launched in Addis Ababa

The iGuide covers a wide range of topics deemed relevant to investment consideration and will serve as the first point of contact for domestic and international companies and businesspeople interested in investing in Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s online investment guide, iGuide, which seeks to help investors discover opportunities in the country, business costs, key procedures and laws they may need to know before committing their money, was officially unveiled in Addis Ababa Wednesday. The web-based investment promotion tool was launched in the presence of Mr. Shumete…

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

Online Video Press Briefing with Tibor P. Nagy, Jr, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs

Assistant Secretary Nagy will discuss the Trump Administration’s new Africa strategy

EVENT: Please join us on Friday, December 21, 2018 at 4:00pm, for an online video press briefing with the Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, Ambassador Tibor P. Nagy, Jr. Assistant Secretary Nagy will discuss the Trump Administration’s new Africa strategy.  DETAILS: Speaker:       Tibor P. Nagy, Jr.,…

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Following Capacity Building from U.S. Forest Service, Addis Ababa Fire Fighters Share Experience and Expertise with Hawassa Industrial Park

The U.S. Forest Service has also provided unique assistance directly to Industrial Parks Development Corporation (IPDC)

Since 2011, the U.S. Forest Service, in support of USAID/Ethiopia, has been working with the Addis Ababa Fire and Emergency Prevention and Rescue Authority (FEPRA) to help fire fighters and emergency responders build capacity in urban emergency management and response. The Forest Service collaborated with FEPRA to enhance its training…