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Abiy Ahmed to Make His First Official United States Visit This Month

[New Times] Abiy Ahmed is expected to meet senior U.S. government officials and representatives of the large Ethiopian diaspora community in the U.S. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia Considers Building Oil Terminal in Djibouti

[Reporter] Capacity limitations at the Djibouti oil terminal has prompted the Ethiopian government to start planning to build an oil terminal at the port of Djibouti, The Reporter has learnt. (AllAfrica)

Deputy PM Visits Displaced People in West Guji, Gedio Zones

[Reporter] A delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen yesterday visited people displaced by the recent violence in West Guji and Gedio zones. (AllAfrica)

PM Appoints Opposition Leader to the Board of State Broadcaster

[Reporter] Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) has appointed Merera Gudina (PhD), the chairperson of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), as a member of the board of the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia Needs U.S.$7.5bn to Complete Mega Projects

[East African] Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has said his government needs $7.5 billion to complete ongoing mega infrastructure projects. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia's Dams Threaten Thousands of Kenyans - Environmentalists

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -The world's biggest desert lake could run short of drinking water and fish if Ethiopia moves ahead with plans to construct two dams (AllAfrica)

Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia Discuss Arrangements for Establishing Tripartite Fund

[Egypt Online] Friday 06 July 2018 - 09:34 AM (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia Removes ONLF Rebel Group From Terror List

[Shabelle] The Ethiopian Parliament on Thursday unanimously approved a Council of Ministers resolution to rescind "terrorist" tags on three rebel groups. The Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), and Patriot Ginbot 7 will not carry the "terrorist" appellation anymore. (AllAfrica)

Kenya Craft Plan for Ethiopia in Worlds U-20

[Nation] Team Kenya is determined to end Ethiopia's dominance and reclaim the elusive men and women's 5,000m titles at World Under-20 Championships that begin on Wednesday in Tampere, Finland. (AllAfrica)

Ogaden Basin - Source of Peril or Prosperity for the Somali Region?

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -On June 28th Ethiopian government representatives, Somali Regional President Abdi Mohamoud Omar alongside Senior Executives of Poly-GCL Petroleum Group attended an inaugural ceremony of the first ever crude oil extraction tests in the Ogaden Basin sparking outrage and concern among Somali communities globally. (AllAfrica)

Years of Untold Suffering at Jail Ogaden

[HRW] Ethiopia's Regional Special Police Tortured, Beat Detainees (AllAfrica)

An Open Letter to Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed

[Fahamu] We are Ethiopian Americans and Ethiopians living in the United States. Our open letter is a follow up to a letter that 32 leaders of conservative organisations sent to President Trump that was copied to you in your capacities as the Prime Minister of Ethiopia and the head of the host nation to the African Union. (AllAfrica)

Summary - Ethiopia - Torture in Somali Region Prison

[HRW] Jail Ogaden is unthinkable. From the moment you are put there until the moment you are released, you do not know if you are alive or dead. You are tortured and humiliated day and night, you are starved, [and] you can't sleep because there's so many people. - 42-year-old Mohamed who spent five years without charge in Jail Ogaden, August 2017 (AllAfrica)

Human Rights Watch Report Details Torture in Notorious Jail

[HRW] Nairobi -Prison officials and security forces have arbitrarily detained and tortured prisoners for years in the notorious regional prison known as Jail Ogaden. (AllAfrica)

PM to Present Groups to Be Scrapped Off Terror List

[Reporter] Following the decision by the Council of Ministers to remove groups from terrorists list and enable them to be engaged in the country's political activities, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) is scheduled to appear before the House of Peoples' Representatives (HPR) to defend this decision on Thursday July 4, 2018. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopian Airlines Receives First of 30 737 Max From Boeing

[This is Africa] Ethiopian Airlines, Africa's largest and fastest-growing commercial airline is celebrating the delivery of the first of 30 737 MAX jets from Boeing. The airline will have the largest 737 MAX fleet in the continent. (AllAfrica)

ATA Celebrates 8020 Farmer Hotline Milestone

[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA- The Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) said that the 8020 Farmer Hotline has become the largest interactive voice response and short message service system in Africa. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopian Airlines Receives Africa's Largest B737 Aircraft

[Premium Times] Ethiopian Airlines on Monday announced that it had taken delivery of the largest "B737 MAX 8" in Africa into its fleet. (AllAfrica)

First Crude Oil Tested

[Addis Fortune] The Chinese POLY-GCL Petroleum Investment has officially started extracting crude oil from the Ogaden Basin in Somali Regional State, (AllAfrica)

Addis Soon to Get New City Hall

[Addis Fortune] The hall is expected to be constructed within two and half years (AllAfrica)

Council Arise to Reform Anti-Terrorism, Media Law

[Addis Fortune] The council is composed of a government official, academics and legal practitioners (AllAfrica)

Ethiopian Takes Off With New Engines

[Addis Fortune] The engine procurement and maintenance deal is worth $917.5m (AllAfrica)

Sugar Corporation Accuses Contractor of Harassment

[Reporter] The Head of the Ethiopian Sugar Corporation Endawek Abite disclosed to the parliamentary State Enterprises Affairs Standing Committee that they are unable to terminate its contractual agreement with the government owned Metals and Engineering Corporation (MetEC) as officials of the Corporation have been subject to harassment by the latter. (AllAfrica)

Developmental State Vulnerability to Corruption

[Ethiopian Herald] As some say if Developmental State Policy (DSP)is not put into effect properly , it is believed to be highly vulnerable to massive corruption practices . Ethiopia has been pursuing such policy over two decades. The policy has enabled the nation to register fast and sustainable economic growth while corruption has been posting a big threat to the nation becoming "the 5th estate" . How vulnerable is DSP to corruption? (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia, Eritrea Winning Peace

[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia and Eritrea have historical, cultural, religious as well as linguistic similarities. They are the ones who created the ancient Kingdom of Aksum and embraced the religions of Christianity and Islam from the earliest times. Both also contributed a lot for trade modernization in the world during ancient times as they used to sell and buy various commodities across the world since time immemorial. (AllAfrica)

ECX Says Illegal Commodities Trade Declining

[Ethiopian Herald] . working to improve coffee export quality (AllAfrica)

Ministry Preparing Higher Education Road Map

[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA- The Nation is now working tirelessly on preparing a Higher Education Road map that would generate qualified graduates that go along with the fast economic growth, Ministry of Education announced . (AllAfrica)

Shattering Down Hostility Through Peace

[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia last Tuesday warmly welcomed a high-level Eritrean delegation to Addis Ababa for peace talks aimed at ending up the conflict and animosity which took both countries over two decades. (AllAfrica)

Meaningful Participation of Border Communities for Effective Normalization

[Ethiopian Herald] Successive consultations with border communities and other pertinent stakeholders is something the government of Ethiopia should give utmost priority to normalize its relations with Eritrea and bring sustainable peace, political scholars say. (AllAfrica)

Implementing Diplomatic Ties to Support the Economy

[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia's diplomatic history shows that it has never been poor even in the distant past days. Beginning from the late nineteenth century and since, Ethiopia has always tried to live in peace and harmony with other states by stretching diplomatic wings. It found itself entangled in diatribes only when its sovereignty was put at risk. Then Ethiopia had to defend its dignity and integrity. (AllAfrica)

Govt Allows Access to Over 260 Blocked Websites

[CPJ] New York -The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed the Ethiopian government's decision to allow access to 264 websites, including news outlets and blogs, that were blocked in the country. In a tweet today, Fitsum Arega, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's chief of staff, said that the sites included the diaspora outlets Oromia Media Network (OMN) and Ethiopian Satellite Television and Radio (ESAT). Belay Manaye, a journalist in Addis Ababa, confirmed to CPJ that the outlets were accessible in Ethiopia. (AllAfrica)