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The Twenty Fourth (24th) Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union opened just few minutes ago.

In her opening remarks, Dr. Nkosazana Zuma said that it is a historic point that whiles the world is facing challenges such as climate change and post 2015 development agenda. “We have must move in one direction and that is forward and upwards”, she stated. Zuma said that fifteen years ago, Africa was referred to as the 21st century’s development challenge at best and a hopeless continent at worst.

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Some 99 Percent Voters Registered in Somali,Tigray Regional States

Some 99 percent of the voters expected to get registered during the past 14 days in Somali and Tigray regional states have been registered, according to Electoral Offices of the regions. Somali Electoral Office Head Mahmud Habib told ENA that out of the 2,169,281 voters expected to get registered during the stated period 2,151,333 were registered.

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President Mourns Death of Saudi King

President Mulatu Teshome expressed his sadness over the death of King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud here today at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia.

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The 26th Ordinary Session of Executive Council of AU opens in Addis

The 26th Ordinary Session of the African Union’s Executive Council (the Foreign Ministers of the AU) opened this morning, Monday (January 26) at the African Union Headquarters. The meeting, chaired by Ms. Fatma Vall Mint Soueinae, Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania and Chairperson of the Executive Council, was attended by the foreign ministers of the AU members states, the Chair of the African Union Commission, Dr. Dlamini Zuma, UN Under Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the UNECA, Carlos Lopez, Deputy Chairperson of the AU, Erastus Mwencha and representatives of the AU organs and leaders of the Regional Economic Commissions.

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Norway to place Ethiopia among six focus countries for dev’t cooperation

Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Tedros Adhanom received on Sunday (January 25) a Norwegian delegation led by Foreign Minister, Borge Brende. The bilateral discussions of the two Foreign Ministers dwelt on numerous issues of common interest. Both Ministers exchanged views on the promotion of Ethio-Norway partnership and expanding the depth, breadth and scale of the relations of the two friendly countries.

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283 party, private candidates registered

More than 280 party and private candidates have registered to contest for the federal parliament and regional councils in the upcoming May election, the Electoral Board of Ethiopia said.

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Council meets with Diaspora delegation

The Addis Ababa Islamic Affairs Council has met with a delegation of Diaspora from North America and Europe. Council President urged the Diaspora to invest in their country and contribute their share to the ongoing development endeavors.

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Ethiopia, Turkey agree to cooperate in science, technology

Ethiopia and Turkey today agreed to cooperate in the science and technology area to further strengthen ties. Science and technology ministers of the two countries signed the agreement focused on provision of trainings and support with the presence of Ethiopia's Prime Minister HaileMariam Desalegn and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan,.

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Ethiopian, Turkish leaders say keenness to enhance ties

Leaders of Ethiopia and Turkey today said they are keen to enhance economic cooperation particularly trade and investment ties. With its over 3 billon USD investments, Turkey is the leading FDI source for Ethiopia, in which these investments create over 32,000 permanent and temporary jobs.

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Close to Half of ERC Trains Being Assembled in Addis Ababa

Some nine additional trains that have arrived here are being assembled by Ethiopian professionals, according to the Ethiopian Railway Corporation (ERC). ERC Public Relations Head Dereje Tefera told ENA that out of the 41 trains that are being produced in China, 19 are being assembled in Addis Ababa.

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Welcome to FDRE Government Communication Web Portal

GCAO’s launching of a Web Portal- is yet another forward step on the communication front that more than ever underscores government commitment to transparency and accountability to citizens of Ethiopia on many levels. Not least in accurate and timely   dissemination of information to the general public, that conversely ensures government responsiveness to public feedback.   No better high-tech medium could fully express government endeavor to establish good governance, efficient service delivery and real-time information which not only enhances public trust in state institutions but also fosters an enabling environment for informed decisions.

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