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ETHIOPIA Diplomatic Hub of Africa 

    As a founding member of the Organization of African Unity in 1963, Ethiopia continuously fought for the realization of the objectives of the OAU. It did its level best, both covertly and overtly, to assist the countries under colonialism to gain their independence.

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AU in a Nutshell

Introduction

The advent of the    African Union (AU) can be described as an event of great magnitude in the    institutional evolution of the continent. On 9.9.1999, the Heads of State and    Government of the Organisation of African Unity issued a Declaration (the    Sirte Declaration) calling for the establishment of an African Union, with a    view, inter alia, to accelerating the process of integration in the continent    to enable it play its rightful role in the global economy while addressing    multifaceted social, economic and political problems compounded as they are    by certain negative aspects of globalisation.

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Africa News Highlights

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Addis Ababa, September 7, 2022 (FBC) – Press Secretariat of the Office of the Prime Minister, Billene Seyoum said in a tweet that Ethiopia is going to host the first Pan-African Artificial Intelligence (AI) Conference in October 2022.

Billene indicated that the AI Conference will take place at the new Museum of Art and Science in Addis Ababa.

Heads of states, ministers and computer scientists from various countries of Africa and the world at large are expected to converge in Addis Ababa in October for the first major continental AI conference.

The conference is organized by the Ethiopian Artificial Intelligence Institute in collaboration with HAWK University, Chapa Financial Technologies S.C and Presight.ai.

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Addis Ababa, September 7, 2022 (FBC) – Speaker of the House of Peoples Representatives of Ethiopia, Tagesse Chafo discussed with Ambassadors of Mozambique and India in Addis Ababa on ways of strengthening trilateral cooperation between the three countries.

The Speaker said Ethiopia have a good inter-parliamentary relations between the two countries, calling for enhanced trilateral people to people ties and multilayered cooperation among the three nations.

The trio exchanged view on how to transform the existing bilateral relations among one another into more strengthened trilateral economic cooperation.

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Addis Ababa, September 04, 2022 (FBC) – President Sahle-Work Zewde met with chairs of 30 National Chapters of the African Women Leaders Network (AWLN) including the Ethiopian Chapter which she launched in 2019 in Addis Ababa.

The President called on governments and all stakeholders to focus on training, supporting and mentoring more women thereby promote their role in the overall activities.

African Women Leaders Network is the groundbreaking Women’s led Movement supported by the African Union and United Nations encouraging women’s leadership across generation in Africa.

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Addis Ababa, August 30, 2022 (FBC) – Addis Ababa University (AAU) and the University of South Africa (UNISA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enable them to work together in education, science, research, community service, human resource development, institutional capacity building, experience exchange and other areas.

The MoU was signed by Professor Tasew Wolde-Hana, President of Addis Ababa University and Professor Puleng LenkaBula, Vice Chancellor of the University of South Africa.

Prof. Tasew stressed that the agreement signed by the two universities to cooperate in various fields will help improve the lives of Africans, and Addis Ababa University has experiences to share with the .....

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Addis Ababa, August 26, 2022 (FBC) – The Ethiopian ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan, Ambassador Nebil Mahdi, held a discussion with Hon. Mahmoud Solomon, Interior Minister of the Republic of South Sudan.

The two have exchanged views on ways of reinforcing cooperation on joint security concerns as well as averting any possible threats to the peace and stability of both countries.

They have also discussed with regard to establishing border areas of shared facilitations towards the freedom of movement for the people of both countries by avoiding illegal engagements.

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Addis Ababa, September 08, 2022 (FBC) – Ethiopian Ambassador to Qatar, Faisal Ali Ibrahim has urged the international community to denounce the terrorist TPLF and support the African Union-led peace process to ensure the conflict in northern Ethiopia comes to an end.

The ambassador made this call by stressing the importance of peace in the Horn of Africa to the Middle East and the world, reported Qatari newspaper, The Peninsula.

“We call on the international community to stand ready to assist the African Union and its mediation process and intensify their efforts to protect the unilateral truce so that aid reaches people in need.” Ambassador Faisal said.

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Addis Ababa, September 7, 2022 (FBC) – During the Nile basin countries’ cooperation conference held in Addis Ababa from September 5-7, representatives from Riparian countries reaffirm cooperation between basin countries regarding equitable and reasonable use of Nile water resources.

In his elaborated presentation entitled, “Equitable and Reasonable Use of the Nile and GERD Negotiations for a Collective Gain,” Engineer Gedion Asfaw, Chair of the GERD Technical Negotiating Team and Advisor on Transboundary Waters, briefed the participants about stage-based filling of the GERD and cooperation during the filling, benefits of the GERD, and drivers of cooperation.

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Addis Ababa, August 30, 2022 (FBC) – Hadera Abera Admassu, Non-Resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to the Republic of Sierra Leone, presented his credentials to President Julius Maada Bio recently.

During the ceremony, Ambassador Hadera pledged that he would work to deepen the more than half-century old diplomatic relations between Ethiopia and Sierra Leone in the areas of trade, investment, and labor cooperation.

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Addis Ababa, August 28, 2022 (FBC) –Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali and First Lady Zinash Tayachew, together with a Ministerial delegation, have arrived in the North African city of Algiers, for a working visit.

Prime Minister Abiy and his delegation have been accorded a warm welcome by Aymen Benabderrahmane, Prime Minister of Algeria upon their arrival at Algiers.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will discuss with President of Algeria, Abdelmadjid Tebboune on bilateral issues of mutual concern and visit various development projects in the country.

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Addis Ababa, August 25, 2022 (FBC) – Ethiopia and Tanzania are exchanging experiences on land, water, and pasture management since August 22, 2022, based on the agreement signed previously by the Ministry of Animal and Fisheries of Tanzania and Ministry of Irrigation and Lowlands – Ethiopia (MoIL).

Ethiopian delegation led by the Minister of State for Irrigation and Lowlands, Birhanu Lenjiso (PhD), is in Tanzania for a 10 day official work visit, since August 22, 2022.

The delegation is discussing and exchanging experience with the former Dar es Salaam Regional Administration Governor and the current Pawan Regional Administration Commissioner, Abubakar Kunenge on land, water and pasture management.

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Addis Ababa, February 6, 2022 (FBC) – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has expressed gratitude to Africans for their contribution to the peaceful and successful conclusion of the 35th AU Summit.

The 35th Summit of the Assembly of Heads of Government and State of the African Union has been completed peacefully and successfully in a way to strengthen fraternity and partnership among Africans, the Prime Minister said, expressing gratitude to the Africans who decided to hold the session in Addis Ababa contributed to its successful conclusion”

“A friend in need is a friend indeed. your support came when Ethiopia needed it most,” the Prime Minister underlined.   READ MORE

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