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Ethiopian Airlines Marks 78 Years of Trailblazing in African Skies

Ethiopian Airlines Marks 78 Years of Trailblazing in African Skies

Ethiopian Airlines Group, Africa's largest airline group, has marked its 78th anniversary, highlighting a legacy of resilience and innovation since 1946. Group Chief Executive Officer Mr. Mesfin Tassew and Chief Commercial Officer Mr. Lemma Yadecha accompanied the crew on a flight to Cairo, marking the airline's inaugural international service. Their involvement extended beyond in-flight duties, as they also provided assistance to passengers during check-in and boarding processes, ensuring a seamless travel experience. Regarding the occasion Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Mesfin Tasew said, “This event symbolizes our unwavering commitment to our passengers and our belief that true leadership lies in…
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Arab League Calls Emergency Meeting Over Ethiopia and Somaliland MoU

Arab League Calls Emergency Meeting Over Ethiopia and Somaliland MoU

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Somaliland President Muse Bihe Abdi signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) three weeks ago in Addis Ababa. This agreement allows Ethiopia to lease 20 kilometers of coastline in the Gulf of Aden in exchange for recognizing Somaliland as a sovereign state. However, the deal has triggered outrage in Somalia, which views Somaliland as part of its own territory. Subsequently, various countries and institutions, including the Arab League and Egypt, have declared their non-support for the agreement, emphasizing their respect for Somalia's sovereignty. In a recent statement, the Arab League announced an emergency meeting where…
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Ethiopia Accuses Egypt of Hindering GERD Agreement

Ethiopia Accuses Egypt of Hindering GERD Agreement

Following the conclusion of the fourth round of negotiations in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a statement issued by Egypt has sparked a blame game between the two nations regarding the failure to reach an agreement on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Ethiopia contends that the talks failed due to Egypt's refusal to address legal and technical issues, while Egypt attributes the breakdown to what it characterizes as Ethiopia's 'colonial perspectives.' The fourth tripartite talks, involving Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan, took place on Monday and Tuesday in Addis Ababa, following an agreement reached in Cairo last July between Ethiopian Prime Minister…
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Fourth Round of GERD Negotiations Commences in Addis Ababa

Fourth Round of GERD Negotiations Commences in Addis Ababa

The fourth round of trilateral negotiations involving Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan commenced today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. These deliberations stem from the Joint Statement issued on July 13, 2023, by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia and President Abdel Fatah el Sisi of Egypt, signaling a commitment to expedited negotiations aimed at finalizing guidelines and rules governing the initial filling and annual operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Preceding the fourth round, a one-day meeting of technical experts from the three countries set the stage for the ministerial discussions. The goal of these negotiations is to build upon…
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Third tripartite GERD negotiation kicks off in Cairo, Egypt

Third tripartite GERD negotiation kicks off in Cairo, Egypt

The third round of talks on the rules and guidelines for the filling and annual operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) kicked off today, in Cairo, Egypt.  Ministry of foreign affairs announced, Ethiopia participates in these negotiations with a commitment to a negotiated outcome through the trilateral talks. Ethiopia’s positive expectation for these talks is based on the foundation provided by the Agreement on the Declaration of Principles (DoP). These talks are part of the efforts of the three countries to forge stronger partnerships. For this purpose, the three countries are expected to discharge their shared responsibility of…
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Cairo to host the third GERD tripartite negotiation

Cairo to host the third GERD tripartite negotiation

Last July, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed discussed and agreed with Egypt President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to continue the tripartite negotiations on the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in Cairo. According to this agreement, three weeks ago, the first technical experts of the dam negotiators of Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan met and discussed in Cairo, Egypt. Also, the second round of discussion of technical experts was held last Saturday and Sunday in Addis Ababa. After this discussion in which the dam negotiators, experts, and diplomats of Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan participated, both countries stated the issue. According to the Minister of…
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GERD’s Second round of tripartite negotiations kicks off in Addis Ababa

GERD’s Second round of tripartite negotiations kicks off in Addis Ababa

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met and discussed with Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi about the dam when he attended the leaders' forum of neighbouring countries organized by Egypt on the stability of Sudan last July. The leaders of the two countries had discussed the resumption of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) water filling and agreed to start the tripartite dialogue which had been suspended for the last two years. According to this agreement, two weeks ago, the technical experts of the dam negotiators of Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan met in Cairo, Egypt. Following that, the second tripartite dialogue started…
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Ethiopia completes filling of Africa biggest dam on Nile river.

Ethiopia completes filling of Africa biggest dam on Nile river.

Ethiopia completes filling of Africa biggest dam on Nile river. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said that, the fourth and final filling of the Great Ethiopia Renaissance Dam (GERD) has been completed. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced the completion of the fourth and final filling of the Renaissance Dam with great joy. In the message posted by the Prime Minister on his social media pages, "Congratulations to everyone who participated in the work with their money, knowledge, energy and prayers. This cooperation should be repeated in our other issues as well," he said. The total construction of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance…
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Addis Ababa to host next round GERD’s tripartite negotiation

Addis Ababa to host next round GERD’s tripartite negotiation

The tripartite negotiations on the Ethiopian Great Renaissance Dam (GERD), which Ethiopia is building on the trans-boundary Nile River, have been terminated due to various reasons. This tripartite negotiation, which has been taking place under the auspices of the African Union, has been taking place between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan. The political unrest in Sudan and Ethiopia were the main reasons for the failure of the tripartite negotiations and the changing position of Egypt. A month ago, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who went to Cairo, Egypt to participate in the forum of neighboring countries to find a solution to the…
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GERD’s tripartite negotiations resumes in Cairo

GERD’s tripartite negotiations resumes in Cairo

The tripartite negotiations on the Ethiopian Great Renaissance Dam (GERD), which Ethiopia is building on the trans-boundary Nile River, have been terminated due to various reasons. This tripartite negotiation, which has been taking place under the auspices of the African Union, has been taking place between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan. The political unrest in Sudan and Ethiopia were the main reasons for the failure of the tripartite negotiations and the changing position of Egypt. A month ago, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who went to Cairo, Egypt to participate in the forum of neighboring countries to find a solution to the…
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