Workneh Gebeyehu, the foreign minister of Ethiopia, meets with President Sauli Niinistö at Mäntyniemi in Helsinki on June 5, 2018. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today Workneh Gebeyehu, the foreign minister of Ethiopia, met with President Sauli Niinistö on Tuesday at the official residence of the president of the republic, Mäntyniemi. Later Minister Gebeyehu met also with his Finnish counterpart, Timo Soini. The topics of discussion during the foreign ministers’ meeting was the bilateral relations between Ethiopia and Finland, the relations between the European Union and Ethiopia, the situation in the Horn of Africa, and African integration.Click to find out more. The relations between Finland and Ethiopia are grounded on development cooperation, which has produced good results in various sectors, such as education, water and agriculture. In 2017, Ethiopia was Finland’s third-biggest recipient of development assistance. In 2017, Ethiopia was … [Read more...] about Ethiopian Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu Discusses Development Cooperation in Finland
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World Bulletin / News Desk Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned unexpectedly on Thursday, the first leader to do so in the country's recent history. - Why did he resign? - Rumours that Hailemariam would go have been circulating in the capital Addis Ababa for months, but his announcement came as a surprise. Guesses abound as to why he left when he did, but analysts say among the key drivers are the country's spiral into crisis, and the divisions within Hailemariam's party that have kept him from responding decisively. "We know that he's not a real decision-maker in Ethiopia," said one Ethiopia analyst, who requested anonymity. Hailemariam's resignation followed a week that began with two days of strikes and road closures across Ethiopia's most-populous region Oromia, and a mass prisoner release that saw some of the country's most-prominent dissidents leave jail. Hailemariam had announced the prisoner release last month amid growing disenchantment with his government. … [Read more...] about Four questions about the Ethiopian PM’s resignation
World Bulletin / News Desk The sudden resignation of Ethiopia’s prime minister has postponed restarted meetings between Sudanese, Ethiopian, and Egyptian officials over the country's Renaissance Dam, Sudan said on Saturday. The meeting, originally set for next week, was to be the first on the controversial Blue Nile dam project since talks broke down last November. Presidents of the three countries agreed on the sidelines of last month’s African Union summit in Addis Ababa to meet in Khartoum on Feb. 24. Sudan’s Foreign Ministry said in a press release that the meeting was supposed to include the countries' irrigation, electricity and foreign ministers in addition to their intelligence directors. “Responding to a request from Ethiopia, we decided to postpone the tripartite meeting between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan scheduled for 24 February in order to reactivate the talks over the dam,” the statement said in part. Talks between the three countries stalled … [Read more...] about Ethiopian PM resignation postpones Khartoum dam meeting
The landlocked African state of Ethiopia is at a crossroads after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn succumbed to increasing public pressure and announced his surprise resignation. It is an unprecedented move by the premier of the Horn of Africa nation as he said his stepping down would pave the way for "lasting peace".Ethiopia, Africa's second most populous country, has been reeling under protracted anti-government demonstrations against human rights violations and political clampdowns, with protests gathering momentum back in 2016. What started as a campaign against the government's urban development plan for capital Addis Ababa, ended up with hundreds of people losing their lives."I want to be part of the solution. I believe that the public's demands and questions should be met and answered," Hailemariam, 53, said in his brief televised address. "Unrest and political crisis have led to the loss of lives and displacement of many. I see my resignation as vital in the bid to carry out … [Read more...] about Where is Ethiopia heading after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn’s surprise resignation?
0 Comments Ethiopia’s prime minister offers resignation following protests BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn has submitted a resignation letter after the worst anti-government protests in a quarter of a century, saying he hoped the surprise decision would help planned reforms succeed and create a “lasting peace”. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/ethiopias-prime-minister-offers-resignation-following-protests-36607551.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/article36607549.ece/ce956/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_9027aa5b-3baf-4377-978f-b6d4e82b6622_1 Email Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn has submitted a resignation letter after the worst anti-government protests in a quarter of a century, saying he hoped the surprise decision would help planned reforms succeed and create a “lasting peace”. “I want to be part of the solution,” he said in remarks carried by the … [Read more...] about Ethiopia’s prime minister offers resignation following protests