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US Concerns over Ethiopia’s Sea Gate Quest

US Concerns over Ethiopia’s Sea Gate Quest

The United States House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, African Affairs Subcommittee, conducted a hearing last night focused on the topic of "Hope or Threat in Ethiopia, the State of U.S. Policy." During the hearing, committee members questioned Mike Hamer, the US special envoy for the Horn of Africa, regarding Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's request for a sea gate. Mike Hamer expressed concern over Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's statement that "the port issue is an issue of survival for Ethiopia," emphasizing that it not only poses a threat to the countries in the region but also to the United States.…
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Ethiopian authorities cautioned about Red Sea comment

Ethiopian authorities cautioned about Red Sea comment

Ethiopian Scholars have stressed that the statements given by the authorities about the Red Sea case should be cautious. Addis Ababa University organized a discussion forum for scholars on the Ethiopian sea gate matter. Scholars who presented research and held discussions on this scholarly forum cautioned the authorities to be careful with their statements, emphasizing the need for a cautious and diplomatic approach. In this workshop titled "Equitable Port Use for Sustainable Peace and Development in the Horn of Africa", a wide intellectual discussion was held about the options by which Ethiopia can peacefully own the sea gate. The historical…
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Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia rejects Ethiopia’s sea gate request

Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia rejects Ethiopia’s sea gate request

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said that Ethiopia needs a sea gate to respond to the development needs of its people. When Ethiopia is building the Grand Renaissance Dam (GERD), the countries that are concerned about the issue have requested us, and we should also ask to have a sea gate, he explained to the members of the House of Representatives, a week before The Prime Minister said Ethiopia needs a sea gate but did not mention which one. Following this, Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia, which are Ethiopia's neighbours and have sea gates, all three countries have rejected Ethiopia's request. The…
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Kenyan president urges Africans to join de-dollarization

Kenyan president urges Africans to join de-dollarization

Kenya has asked African countries to start trading in their own currency when doing business with each other and exchanging services.  Kenyan President William Ruto, who headed to Djibouti for the IGAD summit, called for Africa's dependence on the dollar to end. “Why do we buy goods from Djibouti and pay in dollars? why?  "There is no reason," said President Ruto, adding that neither Djibouti nor Kenya need to use the US dollar when doing business with each other. “We are not against the US dollar, "But because we want to trade freely," he said about the importance of the…
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Ethiopia secures release of Djiboutian soldiers held hostage by militants

Ethiopia secures release of Djiboutian soldiers held hostage by militants

Ethiopia secures release of Djiboutian soldiers held hostage by Frud militantsThe Ethiopian Government announced that it has been able to secure the peaceful release of six Djiboutian Army members who were held hostage by Frud militants. In a press statement delivered today (December 21) by Ambassador Fesseha Shawel, Director General of African Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ethiopian Government said it secured the release through careful intelligence and police operations in tandem with traditional support mechanisms from the Afar Regional Administration and local elders. The ambassador said that the army members were handed over to the government…
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Ethiopian and Djibouti defense forces conducted a joint combat exercise.

Ethiopian and Djibouti defense forces conducted a joint combat exercise.

Members of the Ethiopian and Djibouti peacekeeping forces conducted a joint combat exercise The Ethiopian Defense Army has announced on its website that in the 7th round of Atmis sector four, the peacekeeping force and the Djibouti peacekeeping force have conducted a duty-based joint combat exercise. The deputy commander of the sector, Colonel Shumet Telellaw, said that the exercise of joint combat by the peacekeeping forces of both countries will be useful to anticipate future challenges. The colonel who briefed the members before the joint combat exercise began, He said that the exercise will be useful to counter and eliminate…
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$13mln Obtained from Power Export to Sudan, Djibouti in two Months

$13mln Obtained from Power Export to Sudan, Djibouti in two Months

Electric power export to Sudan and Djibouti has generated 13.04 million US dollars in two months, says Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) on Monday. Ethiopia’s state-owned power producer has exported a total of 232.76 million kilowatt-hours of electric power to both neighbouring countries to earn $13.04 million. The export revenue figure is more than $5 million short of the target authorities set for the period. EEP’s plan was to exporte 349.56 million kilowatt-hours of power worth $18.5 million. EEP’s Marketing Department head Minilik Getahun blamed this on the decrease on electric power demand from Sudanese side. Sudan has bought 112.36 million…
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DP World Wins Another Ruling in Battle over Djibouti Port

DP World Wins Another Ruling in Battle over Djibouti Port

Dubai-based shipping giant DP World said Tuesday it has won another ruling in a longstanding legal battle over the operation of a strategic port in the African nation of Djibouti. Dubai-based DP World said an appeals court in Hong Kong agreed with its request to keep its lawsuit against China Merchants Port Holdings in Hong Kong courts, where that company is based, rather than transfer it to Djibouti. DP World accuses China Merchants of successfully pressuring Djibouti’s government to expel DP World from the country and hand over the Doraleh Container Terminal to the Hong Kong-based firm. It also accuses…
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Ethiopia-Djibouti railway starts vehicle shipment.

Ethiopia-Djibouti railway starts vehicle shipment.

The Chinese-built Ethiopia-Djibouti railway on Thursday started vehicle shipment from ports in Djibouti to Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital. The first vehicle shipment arrived at the Indode Freight Station on the outskirts of Addis Ababa. A special ceremony was held at the station to mark the arrival of the first shipment. Abdi Zenebe, the chief executive officer (CEO) of Ethiopia-Djibouti Railway Share Company (EDR), lauded the move, emphasizing that it will help realize the major aspirations of the railway in terms of facilitating Ethiopia's transportation system. Noting the huge movement of imported commodities from ports in Djibouti to central Ethiopia…
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Ethiopia, Djibouti Ink MoU to Utilize Livestock Terminal Located in Djibouti

Ethiopia, Djibouti Ink MoU to Utilize Livestock Terminal Located in Djibouti

Ethiopia and Djibouti have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the utilization of the livestock terminal at Djibouti’s Doraleh Multi-Purpose Port. Minister of Agriculture Oumer Hussien and Minister of Agriculture, Water, Fisheries, Livestock, and Marine Resources of of Djibouti, Mohammed Ahmed Awaleh signed the MoU on Tuesday in Djibouti. During the occasion, the Minister of Agriculture, Oumer Hussien stated that the agreement will pave the way for Ethiopia to effectively use its resources by exporting live animals through proper quarantine and inspection services. Noting that Ethiopia is a leading country in livestock population, he also said the MoU would…
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