Ethiopia

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Leaders of Ethiopia, Eritrea to sign accord in Saudi Arabia

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates  — The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea were in Saudi Arabia on Sunday ahead of a meeting described as the signing of a peace accord between the two East African nations. Terms of the agreement to be signed by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki in the … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Leaders of Ethiopia, Eritrea to sign accord in Saudi Arabia

United States | Winners for the 2018 Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence

United States – The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs is pleased to announce the two winners for the 2018 Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE). The winners will be presented with the award in a ceremony on October 5, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. EDT at the State Department. … Continue reading United States | Winners for the 2018 Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia | The Latest: Ethiopia, Eritrea to withdraw border troops

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia— The Latest on Ethiopia and Eritrea’s diplomatic thaw (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Ethiopia’s leader says troops on both sides will withdraw from the border with Eritrea, shortly after the countries officially opened the border following two decades of tensions. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in comments carried by the state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting … Continue reading ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia | The Latest: Ethiopia, Eritrea to withdraw border troops

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia | Ethiopian, Eritrean leaders officially open their border

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia  — Celebrating their dramatic diplomatic thaw, the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea on Tuesday officially opened the border where a bloody war and ensuing tensions had divided them for decades, with emotional residents embracing after years of separation. Ethiopia’s reformist new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and longtime Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki visited … Continue reading ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia | Ethiopian, Eritrean leaders officially open their border

JOHANNESBURG | Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia leaders to meet in Asmara

JOHANNESBURG — Ethiopian, Eritrean and Somalia leaders are set to meet in Eritrea’s capital Asmara, furthering the diplomatic thaw in the strategic Horn of Africa region. By bringing together the leaders of former arch-foes in a summit Wednesday, Eritrea is building newly friendly relations with neighbors Ethiopia and Somalia. Ethiopia’s Prime Minster Abiy Ahmed arrived … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia leaders to meet in Asmara

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia | Air safety warnings around key African hub during strike

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Air traffic officials in East Africa are warning of risky conditions for flights in the region around Ethiopia’s international airport after air traffic controllers there went on strike. Addis Ababa is home to state-owned Ethiopian Airlines, which calls itself Africa’s largest carrier. The city is a diplomatic hub as the African … Continue reading ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia | Air safety warnings around key African hub during strike

U.S. Department of State News: Presidential Memorandum on International Postal Practices

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: On August 23, President Donald J. Trump issued a Presidential Memorandum outlining bold actions to address international postal practices that undermine American economic prosperity and threaten our national security.  The United States delegation to the Universal Postal Union’s (UPU) Second Extraordinary Congress in Ethiopia will … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Presidential Memorandum on International Postal Practices