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Ethiopia Extends Foreign Residence Permit registration Deadline

Ethiopia Extends Foreign Residence Permit registration Deadline

Ethiopia has extended the deadline for the registration of residence permits for foreigners, citing concerns over the use of counterfeit documents by foreign nationals entering the country. The Ethiopian Immigration and Citizenship Service made this announcement a month ago after discovering instances of individuals using forged documents to gain entry. Selamawit Dawit, the Director General of Immigration and Citizenship Services, highlighted the prevalence of fake permanent residence permits, temporary residence permits, passports, visas, and other documents among foreign nationals residing in various parts of Ethiopia. The investigation uncovered over 20,000 counterfeit temporary residence permits, visas, and additional travel documents across…
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Debretsion G/Michael Makes First Appearance in Addis Ababa after Years of war

Debretsion G/Michael Makes First Appearance in Addis Ababa after Years of war

Former Tigray region president, Debretsion Gebremichael, who’re president of the region during the outbreak of war in northern Ethiopia on November 24, 2019, has emerged in Addis Ababa after a four-year absence. During his tenure, he was also responsible for the Tigray special police, which engaged in hostilities against the Northern Command of the National Defense Army, precipitating Ethiopia's descent into conflict. The war, which resulted in the loss of over one million Ethiopian lives and the destruction of property estimated at $28 billion, was halted following the signing of a peace agreement in Pretoria, South Africa, brokered by the…
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Ethiopia’s Iconic Black Lions Face Extinction Threat

Ethiopia’s Iconic Black Lions Face Extinction Threat

The Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority has sounded the alarm on the endangered status of the Ethiopian black gopher lion, attributing its decline to various factors. According to Daniel Paulus, a senior expert in the authority's wildlife trafficking control, illegal settlements, deforestation, farming, and grazing are chief among the reasons contributing to the destruction of the lions' natural habitat. Consequently, the disruption in the food chain poses a significant threat to these majestic animals, leaving them vulnerable to illegal hunting. Notably, the black gopher lion, a distinct species found in the Horn of Africa, faces heightened risk due to smuggling routes…
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American Hospital Dubai Plants 30 Flags in Africa, Ethiopia Roots Take

American Hospital Dubai Plants 30 Flags in Africa, Ethiopia Roots Take

RivExcel, a leading player in global business solutions, has officially entered into a transformative strategic partnership with American Hospital Dubai, solidifying a commitment to enhance healthcare accessibility across Sub-Saharan Africa. American Hospital Dubai confirmed this while announcing the opening of its three medical tourism representative offices in Nigeria in 2024 as part of an expansion plan of 30 offices across crucial African cities including Addis Ababa and Eastern European locations. The initiative supports the UAE’s efforts to be the global medical tourism hub. The partnership, marked by a historic signing ceremony recently, in Dubai, had in attendance amongst others,  Mr.…
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US Urges Independent Investigation of Mass Killing in Merawi, Amhara

US Urges Independent Investigation of Mass Killing in Merawi, Amhara

The United States is urging an independent investigation into the mass killing that occurred in Merawi city, Amhara region. Last week, a violent confrontation erupted between government security forces and Fano militants in Marawi city, situated near Bahirdar, the capital of the Amhara region. The skirmish resulted in the Fano militants gaining control of Marawi city. However, following their departure, the national defense forces, upon entering the city, reportedly killed more than 50 residents, as reported by BBC. Residents reported that the National Defense Forces rounded up individuals from the streets and homes, subsequently executing them. Expressing deep concern over…
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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Reshuffles Security and Diplomatic Cabinet

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Reshuffles Security and Diplomatic Cabinet

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has announced a series of significant changes to Ethiopia's security and diplomatic portfolios, introducing new appointments to the House of Representatives for approval. Temesgen Tiruneh, formerly the Director of National Security, has been appointed as the Deputy Prime Minister, while Taye Atsikeselasie, the former Ethiopian permanent representative to the United Nations, assumes the role of Minister of Foreign Affairs. Additionally, Dr. Makdes Daba replaces Dr. Lia Tadese as Minister of Health, following her resignation. Redwan Hussain, previously serving as a security adviser to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, has been appointed as the Director General of the…
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Capital Market Authority Issues Warning Against Fraudulent Share Sellers

Capital Market Authority Issues Warning Against Fraudulent Share Sellers

The Capital Market Authority has issued a stern warning against fraudulent share sellers, highlighting recent concerns over deceptive practices within Ethiopia's financial sector. This caution comes amidst a significant development in Ethiopia's banking landscape, as four international investment banks have expressed keen interest in entering the country's banking sector. Director the Ethiopian Capital Market Authority Brook Taye, emphasized the institution's commitment to fostering a transparent and regulated investment environment. Brook announced that starting February 12, 2023, licenses will be granted to both local and foreign entities seeking to participate in Ethiopia's capital market sector. "We have received considerable interest from…
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Sudan Defaults on $70 Million Electricity Payment to Ethiopia

Sudan Defaults on $70 Million Electricity Payment to Ethiopia

As part of its energy procurement strategy, Sudan has been purchasing electricity from Ethiopia for several years. However, the East African nation has fallen behind in clearing its outstanding debt, resulting in a substantial shortfall in payment. This failure to settle its dues has prompted Ethiopia to reduce the electricity supplied to Sudan by 50 percent. The situation is exacerbated by Sudan's ongoing civil war, which has displaced over 8 million citizens. Consequently, neighboring countries like Ethiopia, Egypt, and Chad have absorbed a significant portion of Sudanese refugees. Over the past six months, Ethiopia anticipated earning $66 million from the…
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Britain Grants $125 Million for Emergency Food Aid in Ethiopia

Britain Grants $125 Million for Emergency Food Aid in Ethiopia

The British Director of African Development visited Ethiopia for two days, expressing his support following the visit. The minister stated afterward that the number of Ethiopians facing serious food security issues would reach 10.8 million in the coming months. The $125 million grant aims to provide life-saving assistance to three million people. Urgent support will be extended to 75 health institutions to mitigate deaths caused by malnutrition and other essential resource shortages. The European Union provided 2.8 billion Birr in support to citizens displaced by drought and conflicts in Ethiopia one month ago. In Ethiopia, the number of citizens requiring…
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Ethiopia Pays $10 Billion in Loans over the Last Five Years

Ethiopia Pays $10 Billion in Loans over the Last Five Years

The Prime Minister hinted that amendments are being considered for the Constitution of Ethiopia. During a briefing to the House of Representatives on his government's six-month performance, Prime Minister Abiy highlighted the establishment of a national dialogue commission aimed at addressing concerns raised by the Amhara region regarding the constitution. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed stated that, "A national dialogue commission has been established to address questions raised by the Amhara region regarding the constitution, and the commission is actively addressing these concerns." The Amhara people have raised concerns that the current constitution poses threats to their rights of movement, work,…
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