Tanzania

Ethiopia Agrees to Sell 400 MW of Energy to Tanzania

Ethiopia Agrees to Sell 400 MW of Energy to Tanzania

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed paid a two-day official visit to Tanzania last week. During his visit to Dar es Salaam, Prime Minister Abiy signed agreements on aviation cooperation and the sale of electric power with the government of President Samia Suluhu Hassan. The spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Meles Alem, announced in his weekly diplomatic statement that Ethiopia has signed an agreement to sell 400 megawatts of energy to Tanzania. Ethiopia has emphasized its commitment to energy and aviation diplomacy with neighboring countries, particularly highlighting its provision of training for pilots, air traffic controllers, and aviation experts…
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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed scheduled to visit Tanzania

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed scheduled to visit Tanzania

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is scheduled to visit Tanzania this Friday, marking a significant diplomatic engagement. His recent trip to Kenya for the United Nations Climate Conference was met with a warm reception by Kenyan President William Ruto, signifying the amicable relations between the two nations. During his stay in Nairobi, the Prime Minister engaged in discussions on bilateral and environmental issues with President Ruto, and also visited various institutions, underscoring the depth of cooperation between Ethiopia and Kenya. Notably, this visit marks Prime Minister Abiy's first official trip to Kenya since President Ruto assumed office in September 2022. The…
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Somalia Joins East African Community

Somalia Joins East African Community

The East African Community Block annual meeting kicked off in Arusha, Tanzania. For 24 years, the East African Community Alliance, which was established to facilitate the economic ties of East African countries, has been constantly attracting new members. One of Ethiopia’s neighboring countries, Somalia officially requested to join this alliance a year ago. The coalition deployed its experts to answer the question of the organization, made various evaluations, and announced that it accepted Somalia as the eighth-member country. Headquartered in Arusha, Tanzania, the economic alliance has announced that it officially welcomed Somalia as a member at its annual meeting in…
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Ethiopia’s Army general and Oromo liberation militant leader meets in Zanzibar

Ethiopia’s Army general and Oromo liberation militant leader meets in Zanzibar

Ethiopian National Defense Army top generals and the leader of the Oromo Liberation Army, Jal Mero, met face-to-face in Zanzibar, Tanzania. The second round of peace talks between the Ethiopian government and the armed group of the Oromo Liberation Army has begun in Tanzania. According to a report published by the BBC citing sources close to the matter, the peace talks have been going on for a few days and are being attended by representatives of armed forces from both sides. The East African Nations Organization (IGAD), the United States, Norway, and Kenya took the role of coordinator and facilitator…
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Ethiopia and Tanzania commences Electricity export deal

Ethiopia and Tanzania commences Electricity export deal

Ethiopian Electric Power announced that negotiations are underway with its Tanzanian counterpart. The organization plans to earn 30 billion birr from the sale of electricity from domestic and foreign countries in 2023/2024. According to the Director of Communication of Ethiopian Electric Power, Mr Moges Mekonen, told the Ethiopian Press agency, In the current fiscal year, more than 2993 gigawatts of electricity will be exported. Three neighbouring East African countries, namely Sudan, Kenya and Djibouti planned to earn $182 million or 10 billion birr by exporting 2993 gigawatts of electricity. Mr. Moges also said that it is planned to earn 20…
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DPM Demeke Mekonnen arrives in Tanzania

DPM Demeke Mekonnen arrives in Tanzania

A High-Level Delegation Led by the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Arrives in Tanzania A high-level delegation led by the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Ethiopia, Demeke Mekonnen, arrived in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania this afternoon to participate in “The African Human Capital Heads of State Summit”, which will take place from 25 to 26 July 2023. Upon arrival at the Julius Nyerere International Airport Demeke and his entourage were warmly welcomed by the Deputy Foreign Minister of Tanzania, Ambassador Mbarouk N. Mbarouk, Ethiopian Ambassador to Tanzania, Shibru Mamo and diplomats. Mr Demeke visited Tanzania twice in…
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Zanzibar banned men from braiding their hair

Zanzibar banned men from braiding their hair

Tanzania’s Zanzibar has banned men from braiding their hair, and those caught face a fine of Sh1 million($409), six months imprisonment, or both. Dr. Omar Adam, the executive secretary of the Council of Arts, Film, and Culture in Zanzibar, told local media outlet that this move is designed to protect Zanzibar tradition and culture. “Police will arrest all men who plait hair; this is not acceptable by the arts council, and there is a special permit for plaiting hair, which is Sh1 million, and we have set that price in order to deter them. Now it is your choice to…
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Ethiopia urged to reveal about Zanzibar’s negotiation

Ethiopia urged to reveal about Zanzibar’s negotiation

Ethiopian Citizens for Social Justice (EZEMA) urged the government to provide sufficient information about its negotiations with the Oromo Liberation Army in Zanzibar, Tanzania. The party said that especially in the last few years in the Oromia region, we have clearly seen citizens being killed because of their identity, their property destroyed and displaced from their villages. The party has expressed its support for negotiations to end such kind of suffering of the citizens. However, the party announced in a statement that the negotiations that have been held at different times in the past five years, including the time when…
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Ethiopia and Oromo rebel group negotiations begin in Zanzibar

Ethiopia and Oromo rebel group negotiations begin in Zanzibar

Talks between the Ethiopian government and rebels from the Oromiya region have started in Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous region of Tanzania, a spokesman for regional Africa group IGAD told Reuters on Tuesday. Rebel groups in Oromiya, which is the biggest of Ethiopia's 11 regions and surrounds the capital Addis Ababa, have battled the federal government for decades. In recent years the violence has left hundreds dead and displaced tens of thousands, with Oromos accusing the government of marginalising and neglecting Oromos, the country's largest ethnic group. "The talks are under way in Tanzania as we speak…we hope [it] will lead to…
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Ethiopian migrants arrested in Tanzania

Ethiopian migrants arrested in Tanzania

Police in Tanzania are holding 63 Ethiopian migrants after their arrest in the south-western Njombe region, near the border with Malawi. Njombe regional police commander Hamis Issah told BBC that, the migrants were arrested after their lorry was involved in an accident over the weekend. Mr Issah said about 100 Ethiopian immigrants sneaked into the country through the porous border between Tanzania and Kenya. About 40 others are said to be on the run. Ethiopian migrants seeking better living conditions in South Africa often transit through Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique to reach their destination. Local media say Tanzania is detaining…
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