Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia | African leaders unveil statue of Ethiopia’s last emperor

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A statue of Ethiopia’s Emperor Haileselassie has been unveiled at the headquarters of the African Union on Sunday. The statue is the second to be erected inside the continental body’s offices in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, after one of Ghana’s first leader, Kwame Nkrumah, who championed pan-Africanism. Several African leaders … Continue reading ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia | African leaders unveil statue of Ethiopia’s last emperor

United States | Assistant Secretary Nagy Travels to Ethiopia, Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, and Germany

United States – Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs Tibor P. Nagy will travel to Ethiopia, Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, and Germany from November 27 to December 8, 2018. During his trip, Assistant Secretary Nagy will focus on promoting stronger trade and commercial ties between the United States and Africa, harnessing the potential of … Continue reading United States | Assistant Secretary Nagy Travels to Ethiopia, Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, and Germany

NEW YORK | Ethiopia’s Desisa, Kenya’s Keitany win NYC Marathon

NEW YORK — Mary Keitany of Kenya and Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won the New York City Marathon on Sunday, with Keitany dominating the strong women’s field for her fourth victory in the event and Desisa surging ahead of two other runners near the finish line. Desisa, 28, held off countryman Shura Kitata by 1.99 … Continue reading NEW YORK | Ethiopia’s Desisa, Kenya’s Keitany win NYC Marathon

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