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Hiding tracks…the Ethiopian government’s orders to their Tigray administration

The Ethiopian government is reported to have ordered the interim government of Tigray (in collaboration with the military) to…

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GIZ and Orange launch Digital Center in Ethiopia to Train Young People in Digital Technology

GIZ, (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit), Orange, the Ministry of Innovation and Technology, the Ethiopian Investment Commission and the Industrial Parks Development Corporation have today launched the Addis Ababa Orange Digital Center, an ecosystem that is entirely dedicated to digital skills and innovation. Following launches in Tunisia and Senegal, Ethiopia will be home to the third Orange Digital Center in Africa and the Middle East. Occupying a space of 500m2, it is the first center in East Africa that will operate as a strategic network, allowing experiences and expertise to…

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Saudi Arabia offers to mediate in Ethiopia dam dispute

Saudi Arabia wants to mediate between the parties in a longstanding dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance dam project and hold talks with their leaders, Sudan’s Council of Ministers said Wednesday. Saudi Minister of State for African Affairs Ahmed Bin Abdul Aziz Kattan has disclosed that King Salman has asked him to meet with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. During his visit to Sudan on Wednesday, the Saudi minister confirmed that the kingdom has offered to mediate to resolve the dispute between Egypt, Ethiopia…

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Ethiopia introduces new strategy to rescue highly indebted public enterprises, Commercial Bank of Ethiopia

The government of Ethiopia has introduced a new strategy to rescue highly indebted public enterprises, which borrowed a total of more than 945 billion birr from local and foreign lenders. The state owned enterprises are not in a position to repay the debt including the 525 billion birr they borrowed from the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia; Minister of Finance Ahmed told local media on Tuesday. According to the minister, the government’s new strategy aims at rescuing both the borrower and the bank from insolvency and seeks to ease the government’s…

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Pope calls for dialogue between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan over Nile dam

Pope Francis called for dialogue between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on urging them not to let a dispute over a dam on the Nile lead to conflict. The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which is being built some 15 km (9 miles) from Ethiopia’s border with Sudan, has become a major source of discord between the three countries. The pontiff said: I invite all parties involved to continue on the path of dialogue so that the eternal river will continue to be a source of life, which unites and does not…

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