Ethiopia has begun withdrawing its troops from the border with Eritrea. This follows the historic rapprochement between the two countries that has resulted in the resumption of diplomatic relations and the reopening of borders for the first time in 20 years.
21 Dec 2018
Ethiopian troops withdraw from Eritrea border
Former Ethiopian president H.E. Girma Woldegiorgis died on 14th December 2018, just two weeks short of his 95th birthday. A state funeral was held in his honour on 19th December at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Addis Ababa, in the presence of high-level Ethiopian and foreign dignitaries.
20 Dec 2018
Former Ethiopian President Girma Wolde-Giorgis laid to rest
There’s no denying that 2018 has been a historic year for Ethiopia, and the man behind it is none other than Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Ongoing changes in Ethiopia have not gone unnoticed. UK-based New African Magazine and African Leadership Magazine have listed PM Abiy in their annual lists of notable Africans.
18 Dec 2018
PM Abiy: African of the Year
On 11th December Ethiopian Airlines launched its inaugural flight to Manchester, which is set to benefit more than 400,000 people across the North of the UK. This new landmark route, a 4-times a week service, will connect the North to the heart of Africa and unlock more than 60 connections in Africa. It is currently the region’s only direct links…
14 Dec 2018
Ethiopian Airlines launches Manchester route
Ethiopia’s new President, H.E. Sahle-Work Zewde, is ranked Number 97 on Forbes’ 2018 World's 100 Most Powerful Women list, and is the only African. In October 2018, Ms Zewde became Ethiopia's first female president and is currently the only serving female head of state in Africa.
7 Dec 2018
President Sahle-Work among Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women
Ethiopia will host the 26th global celebration of World Press Freedom Day in May 2019. Jointly organized by UNESCO, the Ethiopian Government and the African Union Commission, the conference will be focused on the role of the media in elections and democracy.
30 Nov 2018
Ethiopia to host World Press Freedom Day
Former judge and opposition leader, Birtukan Mideksa, has become the latest significant appointment of a woman to a key public office after Parliament endorsed her appointment as chairperson of the National Election Board of Ethiopia.
26 Nov 2018
Birtukan Mideksa appointed chairperson of electoral board
In just three weeks, Ethiopia made history with the elevation of women to top government posts: a cabinet reshuffle saw a gender-balanced cabinet with women taking up half the ministerial posts, the first female president and first female supreme court president. These measures are part of Prime Minister Abiy’s latest reforms since taking office and are huge milestones in Ethiopian…
19 Nov 2018
Ethiopia’s three weeks of historic firsts