Since the beginning of the Coronavirus crisis, Ethiopia has focused its strategy on the need for proactive interventions to curb the potential spread of the virus while putting in place the necessary infrastructure to ensure critical preparedness and capacity within the Health sector. In addition to the range of measures introduced since mid-January, the Government has maintained the importance of…
1 Apr 2020
TOGETHER, WE CAN! Ethiopia leads calls for collective response to Coronavirus
There is a major flaw in the strategy to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. Advanced economies are unveiling unprecedented economic stimulus packages. African countries, by contrast, lack the wherewithal to make similarly meaningful interventions. Yet if the virus is not defeated in Africa, it will only bounce back to the rest of the world.
25 Mar 2020
PM Abiy: If Covid-19 is not beaten in Africa it will return to haunt us all
An open letter to Boris Johnson, both Houses of the UK Parliament, and friends of Africa by Dr. Arkebe Oqubay. In a landscape where many international powers are competing for stronger ties with and influence in Africa, an easing of the visa process and increased goodwill towards African visa applicants could be of considerable mutual benefit to African countries and…
15 Feb 2020
UK-Africa partnership: Why the UK should review its visa system for African visitors
Ethiopia has been embarking an ambitious reform process to ensure the sustainability of its economic growth and development. Among these reforms, education has been a foremost priority. As a starting point for the reforms, the Government accepted that previous attempts at educational reform had yielded mixed results.
4 Feb 2020
Ethiopia’s New Education Development Roadmap: Charting a Course to a Brighter Future
Since PM Abiy came to power in April 2018, Ethiopia has undergone major political and economic changes. This year, major political developments included a referendum, liberalisation of the economy, the adoption of the “Green Legacy” initiative and much more. But there were also challenges, including an attempted coup.
23 Dec 2019
Year in Review
On 20th November, Sidama residents gathered peacefully to vote on whether there should be a new Sidama Regional State, within Ethiopia's federal system, or whether Sidama should remain as part of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR). They voted overwhelmingly – over 98% - in favour of change, so Sidama has officially become Ethiopia’s 10th regional state.
29 Nov 2019
Peaceful Referendum in Sidama, a sign of things to come in 2020!
Ethiopia has consistently championed the right of all countries on the Nile to equitably and reasonably utilise its waters. Ethiopia has remained an unflinching advocate for greater cooperation, negotiation and compromise on the Nile, in particular - a hallmark of our approach to all international challenges.
1 Nov 2019
Editorial: Technical Talks on GERD must and will succeed
The annual meeting of ambassadors, heads of missions and senior officials offered an opportunity to take stock of the annual performance of the ministry. The previous year focussed on promoting peace and security and advancing economic integration in the Horn of Africa region.
30 Sep 2019
New Year, New Hopes and Renewed commitments