PM Hailemariam Travels to Italy to attend G7 leaders' summit (May 25, 2017)
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has left for Italy to attend the G7 leaders' summit that will deliberate on human mobility, food security, environment and innovation, among others. The Summit will also discuss the Next Production Revolution (NPR), smart platforms that enhance production, that offers the chance to re-define the role of Africa and it's partnership with G7. more
President, PM Congratulate Newly Elected WHO Director-General (May 24, 2017)
President Mulatu Teshome and Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn have congratulated Dr. Tedros Adhanom, on his being elected as the first African to lead the World Health Organization (WHO). President Mulatu, who congratulated all nations, nationalities and peoples of Ethiopia, added that this historic election epitomizes the outstanding changes Ethiopians have accomplished over the years on social and economic issues holding their hands together. Prime Minister Hailemariam expressed his congratulatory message to all Ethiopians at home and abroad as well as friends of Ethiopia. The Premier noted that Dr Tedros' election is a proof of Ethiopia's notable recognition by the global community. more
AU Chairperson Congratulates Dr. Tedros on Historic Win as First WHO Director-General (May 24, 2017)
African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has warmly congratulated Dr. Tedros Adhanom on his election as the first ever Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) from Africa. According to a press release issued yesterday, Chairperson Mahamat said "the world has chosen a consummate global health statesman with a strong track record of embedding global public health and health security as a vital cornerstone of human development." more
Hailemariam holds talks with delegation from Rockefeller Foundation (May 24, 2017)
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has held discussion here with a delegation led by Dr. Rajiv J. Shah, President of Rockefeller Foundation. According to Office of the Prime Minister, the discussion was mainly focused on how to implement effective and modern agricultural practices. Dr Shah told the Premier that his foundation is keen to assist Ethiopia’s ongoing green growth strategy. more
Ethiopia earns over $49mln from electric power sales to Djibouti, Sudan (May 18, 2017)
Ethiopia earned more than 3.8 billion birr from electric power sold during the past 10 months. The plan was to generate 4.7 billion birr, said Bizeneh Tolcha, public relations head at the Ministry of Water, Irrigations and Electricity (MoWIE). More than 49.4 million US dollars of the total revenue was made from power exported to Sudan and Djibout, he said. In addition to meeting local demands, Ethiopia has a plan to sell electric power to neighboring countries once the power projects being built are completed. more
President Mulatu commends Lions-Carter Initiative to eliminate prevalent eye diseases (May 17, 2017)
President Mulatu Teshome appreciated the role of Lions-Carter Center Sight First Initiative in eliminating trachoma and river blindness during the last 15 years. The President met today with a Lions-Carter Center Sight First Initiative delegation comprising nine members. Mulatu assured the delegation that he will give all the necessary support towards the effectiveness of the projects as a member of the Lions Club International Foundation. more
Under Secretary General Praises Ethiopia for Role in Maintaining Int'l Peace (May 17, 2017)
nder Secretary General for Field Support at the United Nations, Atul Khare, praised Ethiopia’s contribution to the maintenance of international peace and security. The Under Secretary General held discussion today with State Minister of Foreign Affairs Hirut Zemene. He thanked the government and people of Ethiopia for the great scarifies they made to bring peace and security. Khare said that "we remember the ultimate scarifies of the Ethiopian solders that lost their lives to bring peace and security to other countries." more
World Bank to Provide 4.9 Billion USD for Ethiopia (May 17, 2017)
The World Bank Group disclosed that it will provide 4.9 billion USD for land, watershed restoration and women entrepreneurship projects as well as the Productive Safety Net program. World Bank Managing Director, Kristalina Georgieva, held discussion today with Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonen on ways of further enhancing partnership toward eradicating poverty. After the discussion, the Georgieva told journalists that the World Bank is preparing country partnership framework and the national envelope for Ethiopia is in the order of 4.9 billion USD. "I was reporting that the World Bank will be able to provide very sizeable support for Ethiopia for the next three years", she added. more
GE, AAU sign MoU to collaborate on skills development in Ethiopia (May 15, 2017)
General Electric (GE) and the Addis Ababa University Institute of Technology (AAiT) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together on capacity development programs for renewable energy in Ethiopia. The partners have been collaborating since late 2016 on skills development programs and the new focus will cover hydro, wind and solar projects. more
Ethiopia aims at transforming speciality coffee market: FT (May 15, 2017)
Ethiopia, the world's fifth largest coffee producer and home of arabica, has overhauled the way it markets the commodity in a bid to increase export earnings and clamp down on a thriving domestic black market. Experts say the reforms, which centre on improving traceability of beans and stimulating higher quality production, could transform the global speciality coffee market because of the expected increased supply from one of the world’s premier producers. Dr. Arkebe Oqubay, the government minister overseeing the reform, said he hopes the changes, which are modelled on Colombia’s experience, will see Ethiopia’s annual coffee exports soar from their current 1 billion US dollars. more
Ethio-Djibouti Railway Begins Regular Trail Service (May 10, 2017)
The electric-powered Ethio-Djibouti railway has started a regular trail service today. The train which departed from Furi-Lebu, Addis Ababa, to Dire Dawa today can travel at 120 kilometers per hour. The railway line with state-of-art technology is expected to play a pivotal role in enhancing the import-export of Ethiopia, Ethiopian Railway Corporation Chief Executive Officer Dr. Getachew Betru said. According to him, the railway will contribute to advancing integration between the two countries and further enhance bilateral economic ties. more
Power at Affordable Price Crucial to Sustainable Dev't: PM Hailemariam (May 10, 2017)
Sufficient electrical power supply at affordable price is important to ensure sustainable development in Africa, Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn said. Speaking at the opening of the 6th World Hydropower Congress (WHC) underway in Addis Ababa for the first time in Africa,the premier said adequate electrical power supply needs to be fulfilled to realize Africa's sustainable development goals. He said Africa is exerting efforts to develop electrical power from water and renewable energy resources to ensure sustainable development. more
PM Hailemariam Travels to London to Attend Somalia Conference (May 09, 2017)
Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn has left for London, United Kingdom, to attend Somalia Conference 2017 that will discuss about the support the country needs to sustain the progress made over the last 5 years. Heads of State and Government from across East Africa and other key partners are expected to attend the conference. Accelerating progress on security and the new international partnership needed to keep Somalia on course for increased peace and prosperity by 2020 are the major agendas of the conference. more
USAID-DuPont Partnership helps hundreds of thousands of Ethiopian farmers transform production and livelihoods (May 08, 2017)
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and DuPont announced that the  Advanced Maize Seed Adoption Program (AMSAP), a public-private partnership between USAID, DuPont and the Government of Ethiopia, exceeded its goal by 150 percent to boost maize productivity among smallholder farmers and increase food production for Ethiopian communities. more
Ethiopia celebrates 76th anniversary of Victory Day (May 05, 2017)
The 76th anniversary of the Patriots' Victory Day has been celebrated across Ethiopia today in a series of ceremonies. The day is dedicated to commemorate Ethiopian patriots who died during the war against the then Italian forces and the end of the five-year occupation in 1941. more
Ethiopia Committed to Bringing Sustainable Peace, Stability to Somalia (May 04, 2017)
Ethiopia will continue exerting efforts to bring sustainable peace and stability to Somalia, Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn said. Prime Minister Hailemariam held discussion yesterday with Somalia’s President Mohammed Abdullahi Mohammed who was in Ethiopia for an official visit. The premier reconfirmed Ethiopia’s continued support to the country’s durable peace and stability. He also said the visit of the president would open a new chapter in the relationship between the two countries. Hailemariam added that Ethiopia will support free movement of people and availability of transportation in the country. Furthermore, he stated that Ethiopia has the desire to work together with Somalia in its efforts to fight poverty and provide humanitarian aid. more
Dr. Workneh, UN Special Envoy discuss regional peace (May 04, 2017)
Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, discussed with UN Secretary General Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan Nicholas Haysom today. During the meeting, the two sides discussed extensively over issues of peace and stability of South Sudan as well as regional peace and security. On the discussion, Dr. Workneh said Ethiopia has been working in cooperation with the United Nations along with the international community in resolving the crisis of South Sudan and in bringing peace and stability in the region. more
Ethiopia, Somalia agree to forge closer ties (May 03, 2017)
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed held discussions here at the National Palace today. The discussions were held in a frank and cordial manner that characterize the historic friendship existed between the two countries. In a joint press conference issued after the discussion, the two leaders expressed their readiness to create a high level-joint cooperation committee and fully implement previously signed agreements to revitalize the already existing mechanism of cooperation. The two sides also agreed to encourage free movement of goods and services between their respective countries. more 
Premier, UN Rights Chief discuss on human rights issues in Ethiopia (May 03, 2017)
Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn conferred with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on human rights situation. During their discussion the two sides exchanged views on human right issues and challenges that Ethiopia faces. They also discussed on the investigative report issued by the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission about the unrest occurred in parts of Oromia, Amhara and South Nations, Nationalities and Peoples States. According to ENA, they also agreed to work together to protect human rights in the country. more
Ethiopia Launches 2nd Human Rights Action Plan (April 26, 2017)
The second national human rights action plan of Ethiopia which endeavors for the better promotion and protection of human rights is launched today. The action plan that runs until 2019 was approved by the House of the Peoples’ Representatives in December 2016. The action plan includes detailed directions which will contribute to undertake human rights centered development activities and strengthen human rights institutions. The action plan will help the government to prepare new legal frameworks and revise exiting laws to ensure human rights. While launching the action plan, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said “The human rights action plan will strengthen our capacity of ensuring the exercise of human rights while enforcing and enriching the development of democratic institutions.” Hailemariam said that democracy in Ethiopia is growing and on a progress, despite wrong perceptions by some. more
Ethiopian Airlines to be official African Carrier for GOJ UNWTO Global Conference (April 26, 2017)
Africa's Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett has announced that one of Africa's largest airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, has been designated as the official carrier for African States attending the ‘UNWTO, Government of Jamaica and World Bank Group Conference on Jobs & Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism’, scheduled for November 27–29, 2017, at the Montego Bay Convention Centre. The decision was made during Minister Bartlett’s just concluded trip to Ethiopia, following a meeting between Minister Bartlett and Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Tewolde GebreMariam. more
Ethiopia's Growth Enabling to Implement Climate Resilient, Green Dev't Strategy: Professor Sterner (April 25, 2017)
The rapid economic growth in Ethiopia can create good opportunity and enabling situation in implementing its climate resilient and green development strategy, according to Professor Thomas Sterner of University of Gothenburg and Former Chief Economist of Environment Defense Fund (EDF). Professor Thomas Sterner made the remark in his keynote address to the first Annual Conference on Ethiopia’s Green Development Path that opened today. The country’s trade and FDI dramatic growth is conducive for industrialization as well as the development of renewable energy potentials such as solar, hydro, and wind, the professor said. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister, Dr. Gemedo Dale, told reporters that Ethiopia is on the right track since all sectors have been mainstreamed with the Climate Resilient Green Economy Strategy and structure for implementing have been put in place. more
Pizza Hut Enters Ethiopia in Latest Expansion Into Africa (April 25, 2017)
Pizza Hut is set to open three outlets in Ethiopia this year, becoming one of the first international restaurant chains to enter Africa’s second-most populous country. The restaurants are scheduled to begin serving in the capital, Addis Ababa, by November, franchisee Aschalew Belay said in an interview Monday. more
Addis Ababa to Host 2017 World Hydropower Congress (April 25, 2017)
Ethiopia will host the 2017 World Hydropower Congress on 9 - 11 May 2017, the International Hydropower Association announced. The 2017 World Hydropower Congress will bring together leaders and specialists to set the course for hydropower’s contribution to future energy and water systems. How to do ‘better hydro’ in a changing world will be a central theme. It will also explore a diversity of perspectives and will examine how initiatives of governments, businesses, finance, civil society and academia can advance sustainable development. more
HPR EHRC's report on the recent violence in parts of Ethiopia (April 20, 2017)
The House of People's Representatives (HPR) during its regular session on Thursday endorsed the report of Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) on the recent violence in parts of Ethiopia. The House backed the Commission's resolution that corrective measures be taken against government bodies who failed to prevent the valence or minimize casualties afterward. The resolution also recommends taking similar measures against security forces that might have employed excessive force in handling the violence. more
US companies keen to invest in Ethiopia (April 17, 2017)
A US business delegation meeting State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Aklilu Hailemichael on April 13, 2017 in Addis Ababa said they have visited different places in Ethiopia and want to involve in different infrastructural investment sectors in the country apart from their main Paramedical Project. The US business delegation which comprises Mr. Reddy N Apoori, President of Aerogenics Inc, and Dr. Gaddam Shachinder Reddy, Chairman of Pharma Project was accompanied by Berhane Kidanemariam, Consul-General at the consular office in Los Angeles and members of the Oakland-based Hidassie Ethiopian Disapora Committee. more
Nation working vigorously to facilitate safe return of Ethiopians from Saudi (April 13, 2017)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said it is working to facilitate the safe return of Ethiopians who have been living in Saudi Arabia without residence and work permits. Saudi Arabia recently launched “a nation without violations” campaign to give people who have been living there 90 days to leave the country without penalties, including Ethiopians. According to the Saudi government, those illegal immigrants who failed to take advantage of the 90-day amnesty period will face deportation. more
Dr Workneh reiterates Ethiopia’s commitment to cooperate with ICAO (April 11, 2017)
Foreign Minister Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu met here today with Dr. Fang Liu Secretary General of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). During the meeting, Dr Workneh said that Ethiopia stands committed to strengthen its international cooperation and coordination with the ICAO for new progress and achievements in aviation industry. The Foreign Minister also stressed the need to continue to work together with ICAO aiming at linking the aviation growth momentum with the agenda of sustainable development, inclusive growth as well as African integration and unity. more
Industrial Parks to Employ Refugees (April 05, 2017)
Three industrial parks will be built in Ethiopia to ensure employment opportunities for refugees sheltered in Ethiopia, the Administration of Refugees and Returnees Affairs (ARRA) disclosed. Zeynu Jemal, deputy director for ARRA told ENA that Ethiopia is working on providing sustained livelihood support for refugees who took shelter in the country. The industrial parks will provide employment opportunities for 100,000 persons including 30,000 refugees. Ethiopia had expressed commitments to work on nine projects geared towards improving the livelihoods of refugees in the country on a UN General Assembly meeting dedicated to refugees. more
WB approves $445 mln to enhance water supply, sanitation in Ethiopia (April 03, 2017)
Up to 3.38 million Ethiopian citizens stand to benefit from new financing approved by the World Bank's Board of Executive Directors towards the nation's water sector. The $445 million credit ($320 million IDA regular and $125 million IDA scale-up facility) will be used to increase access to enhanced water supply and sanitation services in Addis Ababa and 22 secondary cities. The financing will enable investments in appropriate, cost effective, equitable sanitation solutions, as well as increase efficiency in water supply. more
GERD is valuable heritage to be passed on to coming generation (April 02, 2017)
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) being built by the nations, nationalities and peoples of Ethiopia en masse is a valuable heritage to be passed on from the current to the coming generation of Ethiopians, President Dr. Mulatu Teshome has said. The President made the remark on Sunday during the sixth anniversary celebration of the official launch of construction of GERD at the project site in Guba town of the Benishangul-Gumuz regional state. "GERD is an enduring legacy to be proud of by us like the victory of Adwa was to our forefathers," Dr. Mulatu said. more
Ethiopia extends State of Emergency for additional four months (March 30, 2017)
The House of Peoples' Representatives (HPR) has today decided to extend the nationwide State of Emergency for additional four months. The House unanimously voted to extend the State of Emergency after discussing on remarks presented by the State of Emergency Inquiry Board for its extension. Siraj Fegessa, Secretariat of the State of Emergency Command Post and Minister of Defense, attributed the reason for the extension to the existence of some people who occasionally strive to disrupt peace and security. Moreover, its extension is needed so as to take the prevailing relatively good peace and security situations to the point of no return, he added. more
President Mulatu meets with President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly (March 29, 2017)
President Mulatu Teshome and Mr. Peter Thompson, President of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly, held talks on further speeding up concerted cooperation in areas of regional peace and security and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the Jubilee Palace today (March 29th, 2017). The discussions focused on strengthening Partnership against Peace and Security Challenges in the Horn of Africa region and moving forward with the implementation of the sustainable Development Goals in the continent. more
UN General Assembly President Says Ethiopia's Industrialization Exemplary to Other Countries (March 29, 2017)
United Nations General Assembly President, Peter Thomson, said Ethiopia’s endeavor to undertake rapid industrialization can be taken as a very good example to others nations. The president made the remark after visiting a textile and garment, and a shoe factory at Bole Lemi Industrial Park today. "I have seen factories where four thousand people carry out their jobs in clean and modern working environment. This is inclusive industrialization. I think Ethiopia is very proud of the way it is going," he said. more
Premier Emphasizes Need for Institutional Capacity Building, Dev't of Tourism Destination (March 22, 2017)
Institutional capacity building and development of tourist destinations should be given the necessary attention so that the country can benefit from tourism, Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn said. The Ethiopian Tourism Transformation Council held its fourth regular meeting here today. Chairperson of the Council, Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn said on the occasion Ethiopia has a huge potential in tourism but the country has not benefited much from the resource. To secure the desired benefits, attention should be given to institutional capacity building and development of tourism destination. Encouraging private businesspersons to engage in building hotels, lodges, recreational areas and other infrastructure for tourists is essential, he noted. more
Ethiopia Committed to Sustain Rapid Growth (March 21, 2017)
Ethiopia's rapid economic growth in the last 13 consecutive years was mainly due to the country's commitment towards long-term development, said Dr. Abraham Tekeste Minister of Finance and Economic Cooperation. While briefing a group of African journalists who visited Ethiopia for a week, the Minister said that priority is given to agricultural transformation, infrastructure development, building capacity of the private sector and investing in citizens to realize the growth in addition to the commitment. Because of the commitment of the government and maximum efforts exerted so far, the size of the economy has more than doubled over the last six years by growing to 72 billion USD at present from 32 billion USD in 2011, he said. The average per capital income has also reached close 800 USD; poverty has dropped by more than half from 50 to 23 percent while Gini coefficient remains 0.3, according to Dr. Abraham. more
Diaspora Continue Multi-faceted Support for GERD (March 21, 2017)
Ethiopians in the Diaspora have continued to render commendable contributions in the nation’s political, diplomatic and financial activities including the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. All Ethiopians including Diaspora and citizens of Ethiopian origin in different part of the world, warmly welcomed the launching of the construction of the dam, Diaspora Engagement Affairs Director-General at the Ministry, Demeke Atnafu told ENA. He added that they considered their participation in the development programs of the nation as the source of their pride, identity and self assurance as citizens. According to the director, almost all Ethiopians living abroad converged around the construction of the dam by casting aside all the differences they have among themselves. more
Agro-Processing Park Vital to Minimize Production Loss (March 21, 2017)
The 3rd Integrated Agro-Industrial Park to be built with an outlay of 2.6 billion Birr in around Yergalem town of Southern Nations, Nationalities and People Regional State will be of crucial importance to reduce the wastage of products, farmers in SNNP regional state said. Farmers who talked to ENA said the park is important for the betterment of their livelihood by minimizing the loss of products because of lack of markets and creating new jobs. Though the area is known for its abundant fruit production, farmers are not benefitting from it, since most of the products rotten because of absence of industries that process the items. more
World Bank Announces Record 57 Billion USD to Finance Sub-Saharan Africa (March 20, 2017)
World Bank (WB) President Jim Yong Kim yesterday announced a record 57 billion USD to finance Sub-Saharan African countries over the next three fiscal years. The bulk of the financing 45 billion USD will come from the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank Group’s fund for the poorest countries. The financing for Sub-Saharan Africa also will include an estimated 8 billion USD in private sector investments from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a private sector arm of the Bank Group, and 4 billion USD in financing from International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, its non-concessional public sector arm. more
President Mulatu Teshome bade farewell to the outgoing African Union Commission Chairperson (March 14, 2017)
Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma today at the National Palace. During the occasion, the outgoing Chairperson Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma said that she tried to facilitate the situation to build a better Africa that everybody wants during her tenure. “We think in the four and half years, we were able to galvanize Africans in all sectors to reflect on the Africa we want”, she said. To create better Africa that everybody wants, Zuma said that she tried her best to carry forward the major program of agenda 2063 that will enable Africa to become, prosperous, peaceful and integrated Africa. “Of course, not all things will be achieved in the same time. The priority we are looking at now which I hope the AU commissions take with spirit and determination is the issue of the continental free trade area”, Zuma said. more
Ethiopia declares three days of national mourning for victims of garbage dump landslide (March 14, 2017)
The House of People’s Representatives (HPR) of Ethiopia has declared three days of national mourning beginning from tomorrow for victims of a landslide at garbage dump site on the outskirt of Addis Ababa. The death toll from last Saturday’s tragic incident has so far risen to 72. As per the decision of the House, Ethiopia’s flag will fly at half-mast for three days across the country, Ethiopian owned ships as well as Ethiopian embassies and consular offices. more
President Mulatu Bid Farewell to Outgoing AUC Chairperson (March 13, 2017)
President Mulatu Teshome bade farewell to the outgoing African Union Commission Chairperson Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma today at the National Palace. During the occasion, the outgoing Chairperson Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma said that she tried to facilitate the situation to build a better Africa that everybody wants during her tenure. "We think in the four and half years, we were able to galvanize Africans in all sectors to reflect on the Africa we want", she said. To create better Africa that everybody wants, Zuma said that she tried her best to carry forward the major program of agenda 2063 that will enable Africa to become, prosperous, peaceful and integrated Africa. "Of course, not all things will be achieved in the same time. The priority we are looking at now which I hope the AU commissions take with spirit and determination is the issue of the continental free trade area", Zuma said. more
Government working to make Ethiopia Africa’s manufacturing hub: Dr Arkebe Oqubay (March 13, 2017)
Board Chairperson of Industrial Park Development Corporation Arkebe Oqubay said Ethiopia is working to realize its vision to become Africa's manufacturing hub, Bloomberg reported. He also said energy and transportation are key areas to make the country the manufacturing hub of Africa. more
Ethiopia celebrates International Women's Day (March 08, 2017)
On the occasion of the 41st International Women's Day (March 8), being celebrated under the theme "enhancement of women's saving culture shall be the basis for our renaissance", Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn urged Ethiopian women to struggle uninterruptedly and ensure their equal participation and economic benefits in the country. The Prime Minister said women in Ethiopia still needed continuous struggle to ensure equal participation and to gain socio-economic and political benefits. more
Deputy Prime Minister says the government is speeding up drought relief deliveries (March 08, 2017)
Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen has emphasized that the government is striving for an effective and speedy delivery of food and non-food items including fodder for livestock to the 5.6 million people affected by the drought. more
Prime Minister Hailmariam arrives in Uganda, Entebbe for an official visit (March 03, 2017)
A high- level Ethiopian delegation led by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn arrived in Uganda, Entebbe on Thursday (March 02, 2017) on a three day official visit at the invitation of President Yoweri Museveni. more
Nation celebrates 121st anniversary of the victory of Adwa (March 02, 2017)
The 121st anniversary of the victory of Adwa was colorfully celebrated at the historic town of Adwa, Tigray regional state, the very spot where Ethiopians defeated the Italian invading army on March 1, 1896. Speaking at the celebration, President Mulatu Teshome said Adwa is a great victory which resonates the spirit of cooperation and mutual respect as well as the value of determination for success, adding "it is a victory for all black people." The President said "Our ancestors have made huge sacrifices to safeguard the sovereignty of the country and pass it down to the existing generation." more
Industries within Hawassa Industrial Park to Commence Export (March 02, 2017)
Some of the industries within the Hawassa Industrial Park are expected to commence exporting their products this week for the first time, the Ethiopian Investment Commission announced. The Deputy Commissioner, Dr Belachew Fikre told ENA that companies have finalized preparations to export their debut products from the park this week. If activities by the companies are kept on the current speed, the Deputy Commissioner said that the one billion USD revenue, in which the nation aspires to obtain from industrial exports from the park could easily be attained. The eco-industrial park, built in record time of less than one year, has attracted 15 leading global apparel and textile from America, China, India, Sri Lanka and six local companies. Of the companies that are ready to export products, the Hong Kong-based TAL Apparel, one of the world’s largest clothing manufacturers, is one. more
Senator Inhofe leads a US delegation to Ethiopia (Feb 23, 2017)
A U.S. delegation led by Republican Senator James Inhofe visited Ethiopia last week, and held talks with Prime Minister Hailemariam. The Prime Minister expressed Ethiopia's desire to further strengthen its relations with the new administration of the United States particularly in trade and investment. He noted that Ethiopia and the U.S. enjoyed a longstanding relationship and urged the U.S. to enhance trade and investment cooperation with Ethiopia in general and to develop the African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) in particular. more
Hailemariam attends inauguration of Somalia's President (Feb 22, 2017)
Prime Minister Hailemariam attended the inauguration of Somalia's newly-elected President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed or 'Farmajo' as he is known. Djibouti President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta were among the representatives from 124 countries who attended Farmajo's inauguration held today in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. more
EU lauds Ethiopia's open door policy towards refugees (Feb 22, 2017)
The European Union (EU) delegation to Ethiopia has lauded Ethiopia's open door policy towards the refugees of neighboring countries, Xinhua reported. A 30-million-euro program was launched in Ethiopia on Wednesday to address protection and development challenges facing refugees and host communities in the Horn of Africa nation. more
Humera to Get Agro Processing Park (Feb 21, 2017)
The Humera integrated agro industrial park, the second of its kind in the country, officially launched today by Prime Minister Halemariam Desalegn. This is part of the country's initiative to develop agro processing parks which enables the nation to process agricultural products with the aim of exporting value added items. In his remark the Premier said that the agro processing park will enable the country to value add to its livestock, fruits & vegetables, cereal and oilseed products that has been exported mostly as unprocessed. The nation that has been exporting raw agricultural products and the farmers who supply the products as well have been suffering from low returns, Hailemariam said. These kind of industrial parks are expected to address this challenge and facilitates the way towards economic transformation, he added. more
Diaspora's Contribution for GERD Increases (Feb 18, 2017)
Ethiopians in the Diaspora residing across the globe have contributed more than two million USD for the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam over the past six months, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. Spokesperson of the Ministry, Tewolde Mulugeta said Ethiopian nationals and people of Ethiopian origin residing in Africa, Middle East and Europe contributed the stated sum of money. more
Prof. Richard Pankhurst Dies Aged 90 (Feb 16, 2017)
The doyen of historian and scholar of Ethiopia, Professor Richard Pankhurst has passed away at the age of 90, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs disclosed. Prof. Pankhurst was one of Ethiopia's greatest friends during his long and productive life and his scholarship and understanding for Ethiopia will be sorely missed, the Ministry said. The son of Sylvia Pankhurst, a staunch supporter of Ethiopia's struggle against Italian invasion in the 1930s, Prof. Pankhurst came to Ethiopia in 1956 and devoted his life to Ethiopian studies, writing over 20 books and editing many more on aspects of Ethiopia's history, culture and economics. more
15th African Fine Coffee Conference opens in Addis Ababa (Feb 15, 2017)
The 15th African Fine Coffee Conference and Exhibition kicked off in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia today. More than 1,000 coffee producers, traders, buyers and experts are taking part at the three-day event being held at the Millennium Hall under the theme "Reshaping African Coffee Industry for Productivity and Investment". Speaking at the opening, President Mulatu Teshome said the conference will create a good opportunity to promote Ethiopia’s coffee as it comes at a time when Ethiopian coffee growers are harvesting coffee beans. Moreover, it has a significant contribution towards generating the revenues which Ethiopia has targeted from coffee, the President said. more
Addis Building Ring Roads with Over 4.7 Billion Birr (Feb 14, 2017)
The construction of ring roads connecting Kaliti Square-Tullu Dimtu and Kaliti Square-Bulbula Kilinto Square around the capital city has started today. Addis Ababa Roads Authority General Manager, Engineer Habtamu Tegegn said the roads estimated to cost over 4.7 billion birr are 20.6 kilometers long and 40 to 60 meters wide. The cost of the projects to be completed within 3 years will be covered by Addis Ababa City Administration and with loan from Exim Bank of China, he added. more
Ethiopia continues to attract foreign investment (Feb 14, 2017)
The Ethiopian Investment Commission says Ethiopia has managed to attract anchor companies during the first six months of the current Ethiopian budget year (2016-2017) despite being under a state of emergency. Commissioner Fitsum Arega told the Ethiopian News Agency that ten major Chinese companies have decided to invest in Ethiopia, half of them licensed in textile and garment manufacturing industries. They include Jiangsu Sunshine Group which engages in wool textiles and garments, biological pharmacy, real estate, energy, thermal electricity, IT industry, and others businesses in China and internationally, and has decided to invest in Ethiopia with close to US$1 billion. more
Prime Minister Hailemariam congratulates the new President of Somalia (Feb 09, 2017)
Prime Minister Hailemariam of Ethiopia has sent a message of warmest congratulations to the newly elected President of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed 'Farmajo'. The Prime Minister said the fact that the Presidential election had been conducted peacefully and successfully was a major achievement for the people of Somalia and a landmark in the process of building peace and stability in the country. He said he was convinced that Mr. Mohamed's election would further strengthen the longstanding friendly relations and the strategic partnership existing between the two countries. more
Citizenship for Jamaicans high on Ethiopia's agenda (Feb 09, 2017)
ETHIOPIAN ambassador to Jamaica, North America and Mexico, Girma Birru, says he is working with the Jamaican Government to sort out issues of citizenship for Jamaicans residing in Shashamane, Ethiopia. Ambassador Birru, who is visiting Jamaica in recognition of Diplomatic Week, told the Jamaica Observer during a visit to the newspaper on Tuesday that there are about 500 Jamaicans living in Shashamane. "In Ethiopia there isn't dual citizenship and some of the Jamaicans have been living there for the last 50, 60 years," the ambassador shared. "There are roughly 500 Jamaicans living there". more
The 45th Greater Horn of Africa Climate Forum meeting in Addis Ababa (Feb 08, 2017)
IGAD's Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) on Monday (February 16) opened the Greater Horn of Africa Climate Forum (GHACOF 45) for March, April, and May 2017. Ethiopia's Deputy Minister of Water, Irrigation, and Electricity, Engineer Wondimu Tekale presided over the opening along with the Director of Agriculture and Environment Division-IGAD, Mohamed Moussa, and representatives from the UK's Department for International Development (DFID), and USAID. more
Mulatu, Erdogan discuss on new actions to further enhance Turkish investment in Ethiopia (Feb 08, 2017)
President Mulatu Teshome conferred with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, Turkey. In a news conference he gave with Erdogan after the discussion, President Mulatu heralded his meeting as "fruitful and productive" and said they had exchanged views on wide range of issues. "We have recognized that additional effort is needed to further strengthen and deepen cooperation through economic interdependence by expanding trade and investments," he told reporters. more
Ethiopia taking steps to address drought conditions: USDA (Feb 07, 2017)
The government of Ethiopia and international development partners are taking steps to address drought conditions in the southern and eastern parts of the country, according to a Jan. 30 Global Agricultural Information Network report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). According to the USDA, approximately 5.6 million people in Ethiopia will require food assistance as well as other forms of humanitarian support. more
HPR approves draft bill providing for a 10bln Birr Youth Fund (Feb 07, 2017)
The House of People's Representatives (HPR) during its regular session on Tuesday approved the draft proclamation providing for the establishment of a 10 billion Birr Revolving Fund for Ethiopian Youth. The revolving fund is designed to provide financial assistance for the youth to help them employ their capabilities by creating jobs, it was indicated. more
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Welcome to the Embassy of Ethiopia
Washington DC
United States of America
Special Envoy, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Ambassador Girma Birru


Tourism Promotion event at Embassy of Ethiopia, Washington, D.C.

H.E Ambassador Girma Birru's interview with EthioTube on Ethiopia's current affairs

በውጭ ለሚኖሩ ኢትዮጵያውያንና ትውልደ ኢትዮጵያዊያን!!!

የትግራይ ብሔራዊ ክልላዊ መንግስት በ12 የትግራይ ከተሞች "የራስ አገዝ የጋራ መኖሪያ ቤቶች ሕብረትሥራ ማህበር" ማስፈጸሚያ ማንዋል በአዲስ መልክ ያዘጋጀ ሲሆን፣  በማህበራትተደራጅተውና ሙሉውን የግንባታ ወጪ በዝግ ሒሳብ ማስቀመጥ ለሚችሉ የክልሉ ተወላጆች የዳስፖራ አባላት የመመዝገብሥራእንዲጀመርከውጭጉዳይሚኒስቴርተገልፆልናል፡፡
በመሆኑም ምዝገባውበኢትዮጵያኤምባሲየምናከናውንመሆኑን እየገለፅን፣መስፈርቱን የምታሟሉ አስፈላጊውን ሠነዶች በማሟላትመመዝገብየምትችሉመሆኑን እንገልፃለን፡፡

የምዝገባ የተጠቃለለ መረጃ
"የራስ አገዝ የጋራ መኖሪያ ቤቶች ሕብረትሥራ ማህበር" ማስፈጸሚያ ማንዋል
የባንክ አካውንት ለመክፈት ማመልከቻ ቅፅ
የኢትዮጵያ ኤምባሲ
ዋሽንግተን ዲሲ

"Ethiopian Embassy News", Monthly Newsletter of the Ethiopian Embassy, Washington D.C.

Year 3 Issue 11, May 2017

Year 3 Issue 10, April 2017

Year 3 Issue 09, March 2017

Year 3 Issue 08, February 2017

The 42nd Anniversary of TPLF colorfully celebrated in Washington, D.C. (Feb 20, 2016)

Amb. Girma Birru attended a Diplomatic Week in Jamaica

ከኢትዮጵያ ባንኮችና የኢሹራንስ ካምፓኒዎች  አክሲዮን የገዛችሁ ትውልደ ኢትዮጵያውያን በሙሉ
የኢትዮጵያ ተወላጅ የሆኑ የውጭ ዜጎችን በትውልድ አገራቸው የተለያዩ መብቶች ተጠቃሚ ለማድረግ የወጣውን አዋጅ ቁጥር 270/94 በሚገባ ባለማስገንዘብ አንዳንድ ትውልደ ኢትዮጵያውያን በፋይናንስ ዘርፍ አክሲዮን ገዝተው በመገኘታቸው የገዙት ገንዘብ በባንኮች መታገዱን በመግለጽ ችግሩ የተፈጠረው ከመረጃና ግንዛቤ ማነስ በመሆኑ ይቅርታ እንዲደረግላቸው በተደጋጋሚ ከዳያስፖራ አባላት ጥያቄ የቀረበ ሲሆን ፣ ይህንኑ ጥያቄ በፍትህ ሚ/ር በኩል አስተያየት እንዲሰጥበት በማድረግ መንግስት ውሳኔ እንዲሰጥበት አድርጓል፡፡
በዚሁ መሰረት አክሲዮን የገዙ ትውልደ ኢትዮጵያዊያን አክሲዮን የገዙበት ገንዘብ  እ.ኤ.አ እስከ June 30, 2016 ድረስ ከነወለዱ ተሰልቶ ተመላሽ እንዲደረግላቸው የኢትዮጵያ ብሄራዊ ባንክ ያሳወቀን በመሆኑ ይህንኑ አውቃችሁ በባንኮችና ኢንሹራንስ ካምፓኒዎች አክሲዮን የገዛችሁ በተላለፈው ውሳኔ መሰረት አክሲዮኑን የገዛችሁበትን መረጃ በመያዝ ገንዘባችሁን ወጪ ማድረግ የምትችሉ መሆኑን እንገልጻለን።

ዝርዝር መመሪያውን ለማግኘት እዚህ ይጫኑ
   በኢ.ፌ.ድ.ሪ ኤምባሲ
ዋሽንግተን ዲሲ
ጥቅምት 24 ቀን 2009 ዓ.ም

Embassy of Ethiopia honours Peace Corps (EMN)

Harvard Club event at Embassy of Ethiopia (EMN)

The New Changes on the Consular Service at Embassy of Ethiopia, Washington, D.C

ማ ስ ታ ወ ቂ ያ

በውጭ ለሚኖሩ ኢትዮጵያውያንና ትውልደ ኢትዮጵያዊያን!!!

የቤቶች ልማት ፕሮግራምን በሁለም ክልሎች በመቅረፅ የማስፈፀሚያ መመሪያ አዘጋጅተው ባጠናቀቁ
የትግራይ፣ አማራ፣ ኦሮሚያ፣ ደቡብ፣ ሃረሪ፣ ሶማሌ፣ ጋምቤላ ክልሎችና የድሬዳዋ ከተማ አስተዳደር
በማህበራት በመደራጀት የመመዝገብ ሥራ እንዲጀመር ከውጭ ጉዳይ ሚኒስቴር ተገልፆልናል፡፡
በመሆኑም ከሚያዚያ 12 ቀን 2007 ዓ.ም. ጀምሮ ምዝገባውን በኢትዮጵያ ኤምባሲ የምናከናውን መሆኑን
እየገለፅን በመመሪያዎቹ መሠረት አስፈላጊውን መስፈርት በማሟላት መመዝገብ የምትችሉ መሆኑን

የኢትዮጵያ ኤምባሲ
ዋሽንግተን ዲሲ

የምዝገባ መሰረታዊ መረጃዎች

የምዝገባ የተጠቃለለ መረጃ

የባንክ አካውንት ለመክፈት ማመልከቻ ቅፅ

የየክልሎችን ዝርዝር መረጃዎች ከዚህ በታች ይመልከቱ

የአማራ ክልል የአፈጻጸም መመሪያ
ደቡብ ብሄር ብሄረሰቦች እና ህዝቦች ክልል የአፈጻጸም መመሪያ 
  የቤቶች ዋጋ
የኦሮሚያ ክልል የአፈጻጸም መመሪያ
የትግራይ ክልል የአፈጻጸም መመሪያ
  የመተዳደሪያ ደንብ 
የድሬዳዋ ከተማ መስተዳድር የአፈጻጸም መመሪያ 
  የመተዳደሪያ ደንብ 
የጋምቤላ ክልል የአፈጻጸም መመሪያ
  የመተዳደሪያ ደንብ
የሶማሌ ክልል የአፈጻጸም መመሪያ
  የመተዳደሪያ ደንብ
የሀረሪ ክልል የመተዳደሪያ ደንብ
የቤኒሻንጉል ጉሙዝ ክልል የአፈጻጸም መመሪያ

"Business and Investment Forum for the Ethiopian Diaspora" - production of Ethiopian Media Network (EMN) in collaboration with Ethiopian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Documentary showing the 5th year status of Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)

Ethiopia - The Land of Renaissance

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