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Financial innovations vital to transform Africa’s business sector – ECA

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The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Tuesday emphasized the vital need to promote technological innovations in the financial sector to transform...

Eritrean, Somali leaders hail recent progress in bilateral ties

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The Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo on Friday hailed recent progress made in the two Horn of Africa countries'...
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

Ethiopian PM leaves for Guinea to spur bilateral ties

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The Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has left here on Wednesday to Guinea on an official visit that envisaged to spur bilateral ties among...
Prated Textiles

Chinese firm to open US$65 million textile plant in Ethiopia

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Shanghai Textile Decoration Corporation, a subsidiary of China's Shantex Holding Corporation, on Wednesday signed an agreement with the Ethiopia Industrial Park Development Corporation (IPDC)...
Ethiopian Orthodox worshippers attend a service at the Selassie Church, in the city of Mekelle, Ethiopia, on January 5, 2020. PHOTO | EDUARDO SOTERAS | AFP

Ethiopian Christians celebrate unique Christmas amid call for national unity

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As Ethiopian Christians on Tuesday marked the East African country's unique Christmas celebrations, calls for national unity and togetherness are being echoed by various...
Some Libya Dawn fighters shoot their guns near Libya's capital city of Tripoli, on March 11, 2015. Clashes erupted on Wednesday between Libya Dawn militants and pro-government forces in the Ajaylat area some 80 kilometers west of Tripoli. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)

AU chairperson expresses deep concern on deteriorating security situation in Libya

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The African Union (AU) on Saturday expressed its "deep concern" on the deterioration of security situations in the war-torn Libya, and the eventual continuation...
Corruption

Ethiopian PM reiterates govt’s resolve to eradicate corruption hindering construction sector’s economic contribution

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The Ethiopian government on Thursday reiterated its zero-tolerance strategy to corruption and maladministration hampering Ethiopia's construction industry to fully exploit the sector's huge economic...
Takoradi port

Ethiopia, Sudan mull cooperation on port service

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The governments of Ethiopia and Sudan have emphasized the crucial significance of cooperation on port service and utilization as landlocked Ethiopia aspires to enhance...
Road Infrastructure

Chinese firm builds major road project in W. Ethiopia

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The Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Saturday launched the construction of a Chinese-contracted major road project in western Ethiopia's Jimma zone. ...
Railway

Addis Ababa-Djibouti rail line boosts Ethiopia’s economic growth

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The 756kms Chinese-built Ethiopia-Djibouti Standard Gauge Railway has boosted Ethiopia's economic capacity, an Ethiopian expert said on Friday. Speaking to Xinhua, Gedion...
China tourists

Ethiopia invites more Chinese tourists as people-to-people ties deepen

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The Ethiopian government has invited more Chinese tourists to visit the country's major tourism attraction sites amid the growing number of Chinese tourists in...
jail bars

South African national sentenced to 7 years for cocaine smuggling in Ethiopia

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The Ethiopia Federal High Court on Thursday sentenced a South African national to seven years in prison for smuggling cocaine drugs into Ethiopia. ...
Africa-China

China’s cooperation with African countries mutually advantageous

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Ethiopia and fellow African countries have established mutually advantageous cooperation with China based on the promotion of mutual interests carried out in an honest...
Cardiovascular Disease

WHO, Djibouti launch early warning, response system to detect epidemic-prone diseases

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The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Djibouti government have launched an Early Warning Alert and Response Network in a bid to strengthen the...
gender gap

East African ministers call for integrating women in regional security initiatives

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East African ministers of gender and women affairs, and peace and security sector officials on Monday called for integrating women and gender-sensitive issues in...
the world bank

WB pledges US$250 million to finance public health initiatives in Africa

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The African Union (AU) has announced a total of 250-million-U.S. dollar financial support from the World Bank Group to strengthen continental and regional healthcare...
climate change

United African front urged to address climate change

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African ministers, experts and climate activists have emphasized the urgent need to create a united African front to drive the continental momentum in tackling...
internet

Digital technologies could strengthen offenders’ capabilities to abuse children

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Despite the invaluable opportunities presented by the expansion of digital technologies, they could also provide offenders with increased opportunities to abuse children on a...
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Gambia’s decision to launch investigation on nationals’ deaths commendable

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The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) on Thursday welcomed Gambia's s decision to launch an investigation into its nationals recent deaths...
African Union headquarters

Africa urged to harmonize fuel specifications to bring lasting impact

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African experts on Thursday emphasized the crucial need to harmonize regional and continental fuel specifications to bring about lasting impact on Africa's socioeconomic development. ...
e-banking

Experts call for integrating digital economy with AfCFTA to spur Africa’s development

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African experts and policymakers on Thursday called for integrating the digital economy with the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) so as to...
digital economy

Africa mulls enhanced role of digital economy towards regional integration

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Experts and policy makers from across Africa have emphasized on enhanced role of the private sector in the digital economy towards regional integration of...
Global human rights

UN human rights expert hails Ethiopia’s recent reforms, offers suggestions

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In a sharp break from a quarter century of repression, Ethiopia has embarked on a reform process that is both encouraging and fragile that...
World Press Freedom Day

UN official urges Ethiopia to sustain recent progress in protecting freedom of opinion

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United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, David Kaye, on Monday urged the Ethiopian government to sustain the...
President Akufo-Addo interacting with President Paul Kagame

UN expert suggests to develop business index to fully realize AfCFTA

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The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Monday urged African countries to carefully develop country business index to effectively realize the promises...
China africa

Ethiopian official calls for enhanced efforts to boost China-Africa economic ties

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A senior Ethiopian official has urged enhanced efforts to boost China-Africa economic cooperation based on mutual respect and win-win situation. Arkebe Oqubay,...
financial inclusion

High-level continental meeting urges concerted efforts to spur Africa’s ICT sector

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Despite Africa's progress in fulfilling the promises of developing the Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) sector and creating an enabling ecosystem for digital economy,...
Internet

UN agency urges concrete actions as Africa hosts 21 of world’s 25 least connected...

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African countries have been urged to exert concrete actions in promoting the Information Communications and Technology (ICT) sector as the African continent presently hosts...
Mapping Africa

New IGAD chief emphasizes business community’s role in African integration

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The newly appointed executive secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on Thursday emphasized the need to integrate the business community at the...
African Union headquarters

African finance ministers to convene on African Union’s financial issues

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African finance ministers are set to convene a high-level meeting to review the progress registered so far regarding the African Union (AU)'s aspiration towards...