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Chinese Official Classifies Ethiopia as Special Hub

Ethiopia, besides Kenya and Tanzania, will develop into the flagship of China Africa Cooperation, said Chinese Official. During a press conference held on April 5, 2015 in Beijing, Ambassador Lin Songtian, Director-General of African Affairs with the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said Chinese products can be easily obtained in …

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Somaliland: Khat Impacts Negatively on Mental Health, Study shows

Somalilandsun – New evidence gathered among Somali refugees living in Eastleigh, Nairobi, shows miraa can lead to serious mental health problems especially when chewed in large amounts. A report published on Wednesday by the universities of Nairobi, Konstanz of Germany and Minnesota, US, and the Africa Mental Health Foundation provides …

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Ethiopia, risen from the ashes

I’m crazy about Ethiopia. It’s exciting and elegant and stuffed full of history and drama. It offers vast distances between its remarkable tourist sites so, for a traveller like me who wants to get lost in the journey, it’s a fascinating place to visit and one that’s rapidly changing. It’s …

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Gilgel Gibe III to Start Power Generation in Ethiopian Rainy

Addis Ababa, 31 March 2015 (WIC)- Gilgel Gibe III Hydro-power Project would start generating electricity during the Ethiopian rainy season. Project Coordinator, Mebratu Teshome said the dam will store the three billion cubic meters of water in the season and the first two units will start generating power successively. The …

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Two suspected human traffickers deported to Ethiopia

Two Ethiopians suspected of human trafficking have been deported from Kenya to Ethiopia with the support of police in Nairobi and Interpol.The suspects identified as Askale Dedeso and her associate Semira Hassen were alleged to have trafficked 38, 000 Ethiopians locked in containers.   The suspects were alleged to have …

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Ethiopia to evacuate citizens from Yemen

World Bulletin / News Desk Ethiopia is making preparations to evacuate its nationals from Yemen, the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.   “Since Tuesday, a total of 1,042 Ethiopians residing in Sanaa and its environs have registered to return to Ethiopia via telephone hotlines established for the purpose,” ministry spokesman …

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Letter from Ethiopia: back and forth

I am not sure why I like Ethiopia so much. In part, I think it is the sights, sounds and smells that are so evocative. Watching a blood-red sun beginning to set through the haze that hovers over Addis Ababa, watching the black kites swoop between the buildings, listening to …

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Addis Light Railway Project Reaches Final Stage

Addis Ababa: April 1, 2015 (FBC) – The Addis Ababa Light Railway Project is in its final stage, the Ethiopia Railways Corporation (ERC) said. Over 90 percent of the construction of stations has been completed, and 33 trains are assembled and readied for operation, it was indicated. The light railway …

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