Jul 262013

Establishing the Ethiopian International Peace-keeping Training Centre NEW YORK, July 26, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Development Programme and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED) will sign an agreement with the Ministry of Defence in support of on-going efforts to establish the Ethiopian International Peace-keeping Training Centre (EIPKTC).   The […]

Jul 252013

High Representative Catherine Ashton appoints new Heads of Delegation to Ethiopia and to Rwanda BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, July 24, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the Commission, announced today the appointment of two new Heads of Delegation. Chantal Hebberecht […]

Jul 072013

Statement by an IMF Staff Mission on the 2013 Article IV Consultation with Ethiopia ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission visited Addis Ababa June 19-July 3 to conduct discussions for the 2013 Article IV1 Consultation. The mission met with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Minister of […]

Jul 012013

Strong leadership is a critical determinant of success in ending hunger / From reducing to eradicating hunger: a new common goal that can make the difference ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 1, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Africa has vibrant societies that are eager to achieve development and eradicate hunger, agreedAfrican Ministers and other senior officials […]

Jun 252013

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Testimony Donald Y. Yamamoto Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs Before the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Washington, DC June 20, 2013   Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to discuss the situation […]

Jun 212013

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, June 21, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The next, quarterly briefing of the Ambassadors resident in Ethiopia will be held on 25 June 2013 at the UN Conference Centre in Addis Ababa. The meeting will take place in accordance with Mr. Carlos Lopes’ commitment upon his arrival in 2012, to hold scheduled […]

Jun 122013

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, June 12, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has been following closely the latest developments in the relations between Egypt and Ethiopia over the issue of the Nile River. She notes with concern the tension resulting from some of […]

Jun 042013

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM has helped 42 Ethiopian migrants stranded in Hargeisa, Somaliland, to voluntarily return home. Many of the group, who sought shelter at IOM’s Migration Response Centre in Hargeisa, were sick or had suffered abuse at the hands of smugglers and traffickers. The operation, which began yesterday, […]

Jun 032013

ROME, Italy, June 3, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — In the course of a mission to Ethiopia, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Lapo Pistelli, accompanied by Director General for Development Cooperation Giampaolo Cantini, Ambassador of Italy to Addis Ababa Renzo Rosso and Director of the Local Technical Unit Fabio Melloni, made a visit today to […]

May 282013

ECA should promote cross-country experiences sharing and learning for accelerated Africa’s agric transformation – Ethiopian Minister ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 28, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Ethiopia’s State Minister for Agriculture, Mr Wondirad Mandefro has praised ECA for its transformative system wide and prospective approach that has contributed to the success story of some MDGs […]

May 202013

PRESS BRIEFING OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR RURAL ECONOMY AND AGRICULTURE OF THE AU ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 20, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Within the framework of the 21stAU Summit, falling within the celebrations of the Golden Jubilee of the OAU-AU, Mrs Rhoda Tumusiime, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture of the African Union (AU) […]

May 032013

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 3, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM’s Migrant Response Centre (MRC), at Obock in Djibouti, is struggling to cope with increased numbers of stranded migrants from Ethiopia asking for transport assistance to return home. Some 7,137 migrants have been registered by the MRC at Obock in the first quarter of 2013; a […]