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Why Change Abroad Doesn't Mean Change At Home

[African Arguments] Eritrea's recent foreign policy shifts have been driven by President Afwerki and his Red Sea allies. Neither has an interest in Eritrea democratising. (AllAfrica)

Violence Breaks Out Ahead of Return of Oromo Liberation Front

[Deutsche Welle] Ethiopia's reformist PM Abiy Ahmed has called for calm in the wake of clashes between rival groups on the streets of Addis Ababa, ahead of the return on the weekend of the exiled Oromo Liberation Front leadership. (AllAfrica)

Travel Alert - Addis Ababa

[U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa] Event: The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor reports of protests, civil unrest, and violence throughout Addis Ababa, with police deployed in response. These incidents may continue through the weekend with little or no warning. Expect an increased police presence and be prepared for road closures, especially along the border between Addis Ababa and the Oromia region, and around Bole International Airport. (AllAfrica)

African Artists Wow Another Continent Down Under

[The Conversation Africa] In recent years, increasing numbers of people have moved from all parts of Africa to Australia. The largest numbers have come from South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Sierra Leone. (AllAfrica)

Scuffles, Confrontations and Standoffs - PM, Police Commissioner Call for Calm

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -Amidst reporters of several scuffles, confrontations and intense standoffs in various places here in the capital Addis Abeba, PM Abiy Ahmed appealed for calm, tolerance and dialogue rather than confrontations. The federal police commission commissioner General Zeynu Jemal on his part called on city dwellers and the youth from Oromia who are arriving in the capital to restrain themselves from taking matters into their own hands. The commissioner general also said the police will begin to step up its works t (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia Tops Global List of Internal Displacement

[CAJ News] Addis Ababa -Conflict has forced some 1,4 million Ethiopians to flee their homes since the beginning of the year. (AllAfrica)

World Turns 'Blind Eye' to 1.4 Million Displaced Ethiopians - Aid Group

[Norwegian Refugee Council] Ethiopia has seen the highest number of people forced to flee their homes within their country in the first half of 2018, according to the IDMC report on global displacement out today. (AllAfrica)

CS Juma Representing President Kenyatta at IGAD Session

[Capital FM] Addis Ababa -Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma on Wednesday joined colleague ministers in the continent for the 6th Retreat of the Executive Council of the African Union on Reform of the African Union Commission being held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia Embarks On $43 Million Road Infrastructure Project

[The Exchange] Ethiopia, Africa's fastest growing economy is set to embark on its infrastructure journey, to improve the transport and network connection to boost trade. The second most populated country is touted to lead the continent in the infrastructure project that will catapult the country's global economic outlook based on the creation of business and investment opportunities. Better infrastructure has lured investors into economies and created employment opportunities as well. (AllAfrica)

Commissioner of Ethiopian Investment Commission Resigns

[Addis Standard] Belachew Mekuria (PhD), Commissioner of Ethiopian Investment Commission (EIC), has resigned from his position effective yesterday September 11. Belachew was appointed to the position by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in April this year during a reshuffle that saw Fitsum Aregaa, now PM Abiy's chief of staff, leave his position as commissioner of EIC for the PM's office. Belachew, who was Fitsum's deputy until then, stepped in to become the commissioner. He is one of the young, non-party member technocrats who we (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia and Eritrea Withdraw Troops and Open Borders

[Deutsche Welle] After nearly twenty years, bitter rivals Ethiopia and Eritrea have pulled troops back from the frontier and are opening border crossings. Normalization moves include reopening embassies and restoring phone lines. (AllAfrica)

Americans, Indians Invest in Ethiopia to Upgrade Banking Sector

[The Exchange] American multinational computer technology corporation Oracle Corporation is set to shape the banking sector in Ethiopia following a vital technological upgrade. The computer software company recently improved the servers of Bunna International Bank, a financial institution based in the capital of Ethiopia, for effective operation in serving its customers. (AllAfrica)

No Cheap Power Yet As Ethiopian Dam Project Goes Into Brownout

[East African] East African countries that were banking on Ethiopia for cheap electricity could be forced back to the drawing board given the uncertainties on the future of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. (AllAfrica)

Oromo Parties to Work Together

[Addis Standard] The Oromo Federalist congress (OFC) and the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), say they have "reached an agreement to work together to represent Oromia and the Oromo people's interest". The announcement came today, days before the arrival of Dawud Ibsa of Oromo Liberation Front and his team in Addis Abeba, Addis Standard reports. (AllAfrica)

Who Supports the Mobile Bsl-3 Lab Re-Qualification and Training of Experts

[WHO] Ethiopia had secured recently the Biosafety mobile laboratory-level three (BSL-3). This laboratory is intended to manipulate highly infectious agents occurred as an outbreak while reducing the risk to laboratory workers and the environment. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia Bags China Debt Deal, Others Wait

[East African] Ethiopia became the first country on the continent to have its Chinese debts restructured even as it became apparent that several other countries were waiting for loan concessions to avert distress. (AllAfrica)

Migne Starts Ethiopia Preps With Flames Test

[Nation] As he leads Harambee Stars in a friendly match against Malawi on Tuesday at the Moi International Sports Center in Kasarani, Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne is not a happy man. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopian Embassy in Asmara Re-Opens

[Shabait] Asmara -The Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in Asmara was officially re-opened today, 06 September. (AllAfrica)

Foreign Ministers of Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia Left for Djibouti

[Shabait] Asmara -Foreign Ministers of Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia have travelled to Djibouti. (AllAfrica)

Will Detente Lead to Democratic Reform in Ethiopia And Eritrea?

[allAfrica] Washngton, DC -The rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea is as surreal as it is wonderful. (AllAfrica)

The Road to Peace? Diplomatic Ties Strengthen in Horn of Africa

[Deutsche Welle] Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia established a joint cooperation agreement this week, in another major step towards achieving stability in the conflict-ridden region. So is peace finally on the horizon? (AllAfrica)

Ghana Lays Siege on Kenya From Neighbouring Ethiopia

[Nairobi News] Like a Leopard that lays siege on its prey from the neighbourhood at sunrise, Ghana's national football team has pitched tent in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in readiness for an affront on Kenya's Harambee Stars. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia Reopens Its Embassy in Asmara

[Addis Standard] Following a Tripartite Summit between PM Abiy Ahmed, President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, and President Isaias Awerki, the leaders of Ethiopia, the Republic of Somalia and Eritrea, respectively, which took place yesterday in Eritrea's capital Asmara, the trio issued a four pillar comprehensive joint declaration which included the establishment of a high level committee tasked to oversee the multifaceted collaborations included in the declaration. (AllAfrica)

World Bank Grants $1bn for Ethiopia's Budget

[Addis Fortune] World Bank provides rare direct budgetary assistance (AllAfrica)

Why Abiy Won't Succeed Unless He Listens to Ethiopia's Majority - Its Rural People

[The Conversation Africa] Abiy Ahmed has made a raft of radical steps since taking over as Ethiopia's prime minister in April 2018. He has redressed some of the wrongs committed by his own party, brokered peace with Eritrea and released political prisoners. Abiy has also invited opposition political groups back into the country and overseen the reunification of a splintered Orthodox church. (AllAfrica)

Ghana Lay Siege on Kenya From Neighbouring Ethiopia

[Nation] Like a Leopard that lays siege at the prey's neighbourhood at sunrise, Ghana's national football team has pitched camp in Addis Ababa in readiness for an affront against Kenya's Harambee Stars. (AllAfrica)

In Having Agricultural Political Will, Ethiopia, Rwanda Leads

[The Exchange] A new report on the status of African Agriculture by the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) has singled out Ethiopia and Rwanda as leading countries who are combining political will and government action in investing in agriculture thereby reducing rural poverty by significant margins. (AllAfrica)

Political Support More Crucial in Continent's Agriculture Progress - Report

[AGRF] Ethiopia and Rwanda are emerging as models for pairing political will with government action to transform small, family farms into poverty-fighting powerhouses (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia Arrests Nine Air Traffic Controllers On Strike

[East African] Nine Ethiopian air traffic controllers alleged to be leading a weeklong work boycott have been arrested. (AllAfrica)

Investment Board Lifts Restrictions On Logistics Industry

[Addis Standard] A landmark decision by the Ethiopian investment board has decided to reverse a major regulation that restricts foreign investors from engaging in parts of Ethiopia's Investment Incentives and Investment Areas reserved for domestic investors by lifting the restriction in logistic industry which was exclusively reserved for Ethiopian nationals. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopian Federal Court Rejects a Bail Request By Abdi Iley

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