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December 8, 2023 (FBC) – The Inaugural and opening ceremony of the Global Black History, Heritage and Education Center is being held in Addis Ababa, at the African Union Hall, today.


Africa News Highlights

Dec 06,  2023

Addis Ababa, December 6, 2023 (FBC) – The Chief of General Staff of the Ethiopian Defense Forces, Field Marshal Birhanu Jula arrived in Tanzania on Tuesday for an official visit.

Field Marshal Birhanu was accorded warm welcome by his Tanzanian counterpart, General Jacob John Mkunda upon his arrival at Julius Nyerere International Airport.

The two senior military officials discussed ways of enhancing defense cooperation between Ethiopia and Tanzania. They also vowed to take the longstanding partnership established by Emperor Haileselassie and President Julius Nyerere to the next level.

Nov 30,  2023

Addis Ababa, November 30, 2023 (FBC) – Ethiopia attaches great importance to its relationship with Angola and desires to continue further consolidating collaboration especially on key mutual bilateral, regional and global matters, Director General of African Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Fisseha Shawel said.

The Embassy of Angola in Ethiopia celebrated 48th anniversary of national Independence Day.

The official ceremony took place in Addis Ababa and was attended by diplomats, the resident community and others.

Nov 29,  2023

Addis Ababa, November 29, 2023 (FBC) – Suppressing gender-based violence in the African continent is an historic responsibility, President Sahle-Work Zewde said at the 3rd AU Men’s Conference on Positive Masculinity which was held on November 27 and 28, 2023, in Pretoria, South Africa.

Convened under the theme “Consolidating Commitments Towards the African Union Convention on Ending Violence Against Women and Girls”, the conference was attended by the FDRE President Sahle-Work Zewde, the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, former leaders of various African countries, and ministers from across the continent.

Nov 24,  2023

Addis Ababa, November 24, 2023 (FBC) – President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Sahle-Work Zewde is participating in the 3rd Luanda Biennale – Pan-African Forum for Culture of Peace in Angola

The event is organized by the African Union and the Government of the Republic of Angola (the National Biennale Management Office) in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

The “Pan-African Forum for the Culture of Peace” aims to promote the prevention of violence and conflict resolution, by encouraging cultural exchanges in Africa and dialogue between generations. It is held every two years in Luanda, the capital city of Angola.

Nov 22,  2023

Addis Ababa, November 22, 2023 (FBC) – Members of the Pan-African Parliament said that the Science Museum in Ethiopia will open a new chapter in the advancement of Africa in the field of science.

Members of the Pan-African Parliament and Standing Committees who are holding their joint meeting in Addis Ababa visited the Science Museum and Unity Park today.

The members said during their visit that the development works being activated by the Ethiopian government can be a model in Africa as well, according to the FDRE House of Peoples’ Representatives.

Nov 21,  2023

Addis Ababa, November 21, 2023 (FBC) – The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) will work closely with Ethiopia and the rest of Africa for the socio-economic betterment of the continent, according to Mr. Claver Gatete, the new Executive Secretary of ECA.

The ECA chief reiterated his organization’s commitment during a discussion with Minister of State for Political and Economic Diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Mesaganu Arga, earlier today.

During the meeting, Ambassador Mesganu said Ethiopia attaches a great importance to ECA’s undertakings. He affirmed that his government wishes a solid presence of the ECA which befits its historical relations with the country and the continent at large, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia.

Nov 21,  2023

Addis Ababa, November 20, 2023 (FBC) – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) attended the Compact with Africa (CwA) Summit this afternoon.

Launched under the German G20 Presidency in 2017, the G20 Compact with Africa (CwA) has become a platform for dialogue and cooperation between reform-oriented African countries, G20 partners and beyond.

The Prime Minister participated in a session focused on economic cooperation and enhancing private sector participation.

Nov 21,  2023

Addis Ababa, November 20, 2023 (FBC) – The African Union (AU) is working on how to conjointly implement the Great Green Wall Initiative with the Green Legacy Initiative, which has been registering tremendous results in combating desertification in Ethiopia, AU Director for the Great Green Wall Initiative, Elvis Paul Tangem said.

In an exclusive interview with ENA, Paul recalled that the Great Green Wall Initiative is a pan-African sustainable land management and restoration initiative that was created in 2005 by the heads of state.

The Great Green Wall initiative is a large-scale project aimed at combating desertification in the Sahel region of Africa, stretching from Senegal to Djibouti.

Nov 21,  2023

Addis Ababa, November 17, 2023 (FBC) – Distinguished Ethiopian scholars from Addis Ababa University and other institutions are discussing the need for changing the status quo regarding equitable access to seaports in the East African region with a view to ensuring sustainable peace and shared development.

The seminar that attracted water scholars from the University and other experts from across Ethiopia kicked off this morning at the Institute of Ethiopian Studies in the University.

According to ENA, the seminar is underling the need to rethinking about the utilization of ports in the greater horn of Africa to promote sustainable peace and prosperity.

Oct 12  2023

Addis Ababa, October 12, 2023 (FBC) – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the FDRE to the Republic of Uganda, H.E. Etsegenet Bezabih Yimenu, presented her Letter of Credence to the President of the Republic of Burundi, Évariste Ndayishimiye, today.

During the ceremony, Ambassador Etsegenet conveyed greetings from the FDRE President Sahle-Work Zewde and the people of Ethiopia to the President and the people of Burundi.

The Ambassador further expressed her commitment to work closely with the Government and people of Burundi during her tenure, with a renewed focus on enhancing bilateral cooperation between the two countries.


AU in a Nutshell


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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