AU to discuss reforms, peer review at meeting
As the 11th Extraordinary Session of the African Union opens tomorrow at the African Union (AU) headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a review of the body’s institutional reform processes and its financing are to top the agenda. Nigeria’s delegation to the five-day event is to be led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.…
Ethiopia appoints Africa's only female president
Ethiopia on Thursday appointed a woman to the largely ceremonial position of president for the first time, further increasing female representation in the government of Africa's second most populous nation.
Ethiopian prime minister hands half of cabinet to women
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday unveiled a downsized cabinet where, in a first, half the members are women, a top official said.
Ethiopia Announces Visa On Arrival for African Travellers
Earlier this week, Tanzania announced that it will no longer issue visa to nationals of some African countries, including Nigeria. However, Africans can now rejoice as Ethiopia has announced it will start giving visa to African travellers on arrival. It is learnt that Ethiopian President, Mulatu Teshome shared the news with the parliament as part of Ethiopia’s…
AU harps on training in climate fund
To achieve low emissions and resilient climate, the African Union (AU) has advocated for the training of member states, agencies and academic institutions on the implementation and monitoring of Green Climate Fund (GCF). According to the organisation, members/officials in charge of climate matters lack the institutional and technical capabilities to attract funds. The Commissioner, Department…
Ethiopia fines Nigerian striker over forged documents
The Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) has fined Okiki Afolabi after it discovered that the Nigerian striker presented a fake document during his transfer to Egyptian Premier League club, Ismaily. Ismaily recently signed the former Sunshine Stars player from Ethiopian champions, Jimma Aba Jifar. The 23-year-old striker scored 23 goals to finish as Ethiopian league’s top…
Clashes, looting in eastern Ethiopia
Residents in the volatile Somali region of eastern Ethiopia on Sunday reported riots, looting and ethnic attacks, as the US embassy in Addis Ababa advised its citizens to avoid the region. "Everybody is inside his home. Nobody is leaving," said a resident of the regional capital Jigjiga who spoke on condition of anonymity. "So many…
Arrests announced as death toll rises in Ethiopia attack
The death toll from a grenade attack on a pro-government rally in Ethiopia's capital climbed to two on Sunday, a cabinet minister said, as police announced arrests over the blast.
South Sudan's Kiir, Machar to meet on Wednesday in Addis Ababa
South Sudan President Salva Kiir will meet with rebel leader Riek Machar in Ethiopia's capital on Wednesday in their first face-to-face in nearly two years, an Ethiopian official said Tuesday.