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

Statement by the U.S. Embassy

We encourage all Ethiopians to continue to express their views peacefully, and encourage Ethiopian authorities to permit peaceful expression of views

The United States sees peaceful demonstrations as a legitimate means of expression and political participation. We note with appreciation a number of recent events during which demonstrators expressed themselves peacefully, and during which security forces exercised restraint in allowing them to do so. We are saddened by reports that several recent protests ended in…

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

2017 breakthrough year towards implementation of CFTA, says ECA’s Karingi

The CFTA will bring together all African countries with a combined population of more than one billion people and a combined gross domestic product of more than US $3.4 trillion once it takes effect

The year 2017 is the breakthrough year towards the speedy implementation of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA), says Stephen Karingi, Acting Director of the Regional Integration and Trade Division (RITD) at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). In an interview ahead of the 10th Session of the Committee on…

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

USAID Launches $181 Million in Activities to Help Prevent Maternal and Child Deaths

The Transform suite of activities are designed based on lessons learned from past investments to strengthen the implementation of Ethiopia’s Health Sector Transformation Plan

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) officially launched a suite of four activities to address preventable maternal and child deaths in Ethiopia. These “Transform” activities will support the Government of Ethiopia’s overall efforts to prevent child and maternal deaths. USAID is investing approximately $181 million (USD) in these activities…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

UK sponsors East Africa Standby Force map exercise

British Defence Attaché hands over certificates to East Africa Standby Force (EASF) Logistic Map Exercise participants

On 13 October, British Defence Attaché to Ethiopia, Colonel Matt Munro handed over certificates to East Africa Standby Force (EASF) military personnel who completed logistic map exercise at the EASF headquarters in Addis Ababa. The 21 EASF military personnel drawn out of Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Rwanda, Kenya, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan…

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

U.S. Senators James Inhofe and Michael Enzi visit Ethiopia

The Senators met with Prime Minister Hailemariam

U.S. Senators James Inhofe and Michael Enzi visited Ethiopia on October 12 and 13 to discuss U.S.-Ethiopian relations. The Senators met with Prime Minister Hailemariam.  During the meeting the Senators highlighted the value the United States places on its bilateral relations with Ethiopia and the strong ties between our people. They reiterated the United States’ commitment…

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

USAID Launching $181 Million in Activities to Help Prevent Maternal and Child Deaths

The four activities with a total value of approximately $181 million (USD) will support the Ministry of Health’s overall efforts to end maternal and child deaths

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is launching four activities to address preventable maternal and child deaths in Ethiopia. The four activities with a total value of approximately $181 million (USD) will support the Ministry of Health’s overall efforts to end maternal and child deaths. The Korea International…

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DHL the only company to be named Top Employer in 18 African countries

Only organizations that qualify from the selection process receive the Top Employers title and certification seal

DHL Express (www.dpDHL.com) has been certified as a Top Employer in Africa for the fourth executive year, at the prestigious Top Employer Africa 2018 certification ceremony, held at Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg on Thursday 12 October 2017. Hennie Heymans, CEO, DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa, explains that this is the…

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

ECA fully engaged in responding to challenges facing Africa, says Biha

The theme of the meeting is “Achieving Agendas 2030 and 2063: From Planning to Implementation of the Gender and Social Development Goals for Inclusive and Sustainable Development”

The second session of the Committee on Gender and Social Development of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa opened in Addis Ababa Wednesday with ECA Deputy Executive Secretary, Giovanie Biha, challenging participants to come up with ways on how the continent can best integrate inclusive gender and social policies…

Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

Ethiopian companies to benefit from European Investment Bank backing for USD 100m private equity

The expected first ever support for private equity investment in Ethiopia was announced in June this year during a visit to Addis by Pim van Ballekom, EIB Vice President responsible for operations in East Africa

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will support private equity investment across Ethiopia though support for the new USD 100m Cepheus Growth Capital Fund. The EIB’s USD 10 million participation represents the first backing for an Ethiopia focused fund and one of the first engagements with a single country private equity…

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

US withdrawal from Paris Agreement will impact developing nations, says ECA’s Murombedzi

Mr. Murombedzi said in joining other countries in 2015 in promising to curb carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions, the US was leading from the front

The withdrawal of the United States from Paris Agreement will have massive implications on US support to the financing of climate actions in the developing world, says James Murombedzi, Coordinator of the African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). In a presentation on the implications…