Addis Ababa rejects and qualifies US sanctions of inappropriate and unacceptable

This is a new milestone in U.S.-Ethiopia relations. Washington has decided to impose sanctions against Ethiopian and Eritrean officials. First there will be visa restrictions, followed by heavy financial sanctions, including in the areas of security and economic assistance. The Read more

Ethiopia: Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed rejects mediation attempts in Tigray as ultimatum ends

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s ultimatum comes to an end on Wednesday. Humanitarian and political leaders fear a bloodbath as the region is cut off from the world. Diplomats, international institutions and foreign powers are trying to encourage dialogue. But the Read more

Concern Mounts in Egypt, Sudan over Ethiopia’s Giant Dam on Nile

Egypt and Sudan continue to express concern over the potential reduction of their share of the Nile water as Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam project is about halfway complete and is expected to be operating by July 2017. Egypt has long Read more

After Ghana & South Sudan, King Mohammed VI Visits Zambia

King Mohammed VI of Morocco started Sunday a historic visit to Zambia, 3rd leg of a new African tour that led the Sovereign to Ghana and South Sudan. On Monday, King Mohammed VI and the Zambian President Edgar Chagwa Lungu Read more