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May 12, 2023 (FBC) – The African Union (AU) Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security, Ambassador Bankole Adeoye urged countries in Africa to strengthen a comprehensive,  . . .


Africa News Highlights

May  11  2023

Addis Ababa, May 11, 2023 (FBC) – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed welcomed at his office today the Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of South Sudan.

“[I’m] pleased to receive at my office today the Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of South Sudan”, the Prime Minister wrote on his social media platforms.

May  11  2023

Addis Ababa, May 11, 2023 (FBC) – One Africa Expo 2023, a ten days high level business expo will be held at the Ethiopia Museum of Art and Science Centre  in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from the 20th to the 30th of May 2023.

The Expo is organized by One Africa Expo in collaboration with the African Union and Government of Ethiopia.

The expo sets to provide a unique and valuable platform for businesses to access an integrated African market of over 1.3 billion people with a GDP of over US$3.5 trillion created under the African Continental Free Trade Area In the city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

May  11  2023

Addis Ababa, May 11, 2023 (FBC) – The City of Addis Ababa and the City of Johannesburg have signed an Action Plan to collaborate on various areas of mutual interest.

The Action Plan follows a Memorandum of Understanding that was signed in 2003 between the two cities.

Under the new Action Plan, the two cities will collaborate on a range of initiatives, such as affordable housing, smart city development, public parks, and green area management including training and exchanges in the field of ICT, traffic management, infrastructure development and management, urban agriculture practices, city beautification and management and public transport management and operations.

May 09 2023

Addis Ababa, May 9, 2023 (FBC) – Ministry of Innovation and Technology announced that Ethiopia is set to host the International African Innovation Digital Forum in June 15 and 16, 2023.

Innovation and Technology will host the international forum in partnership with Extensia Limited.

The Innovation and Technology Minister, Belete Molla, said Ethiopia has annually been organization the event which is aimed to facilitate experience sharing on issues related to digital economy.

The forum will add impetus to the Digital Ethiopia 2025 Strategy, the Minister said, adding the forum will also help promote Ethiopian tourist attraction sites thereby enhancing the tourism sector

May 06 2023

Addis Ababa, May 6, 2023 (FBC) – Ethiopian Airlines has set to host the 11th African Airlines Association (AFRAA) convention in Skylight Hotel in Addis Ababa from 07-09 May 2023.

The Convention, hosted by Ethiopian Airlines under the patronage of the Government of Ethiopia tomorrow, will be held under the theme, “Changing the African Aviation Narrative”

The event will bring together over 400 delegates from Africa and across the globe.

May 05 2023

Addis Ababa, May 5, 2023 (FBC) – The Ethiopian Minister of Health, Lia Taddese, met with Jean Kaseya, the new Director General of Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC).

During the meeting, they discussed strengthening collaboration areas in public health emergency preparedness and response capabilities, vaccine and pharmaceuticals manufacturing, strengthening primary health care, health systems and more.

After her discussion with the Africa CDC Director-General, Health Minister Lia Taddese underscored that building a strong continental institution [Africa CDC] will be instrumental in driving the sustainable development of health systems in Ethiopia, the African continent and beyond, to attain the vision of the “Africa We Want”.

May 04 2023

Addis Ababa, May 4, 2023 (FBC) – Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, met with Ambassador Dafalla Elhaj Ali, Envoy of the President of Sudan’s Sovereign Council.

During the meeting the Chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat reiterated the AU’s position for the urgent need to stop hostilities, allow safe humanitarian access and for the urgent return to political negotiations in the supreme interest of Sudan.


Prime Minister Abiy Calls On Conflicting Parties In Sudan To Resolve Differences Through Dialogue

May 04 2023

Addis Ababa, May 4, 2023 (FBC) – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has met with Special Envoy of the President of the Sovereign Council of the Republic of Sudan this afternoon.

During the meeting PM Abiy reiterated Ethiopia’s belief that Sudan will emerge from its current situation within a short time by utilising wisdom of its children and cordial engagement.

“I have called up on the conflicting parties to resolve their differences through dialogue” PM Abiy has said.

May 04 2023

Addis Ababa, May 4, 2023 (FBC) – Ethiopia has facilitated the evacuation of foreign citizen of 61 countries from Sudan through its border based on international humanitarian principles, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Meles Alem briefed local and international media about the current situation in Sudan and other issues in his biweekly press conference today.

He said Ethiopia is closely monitoring the situation in Sudan as the two countries share longest border and the people to people relation is also strong.

May 04 2023

Addis Ababa, May 4, 2023 (FBC) – Ambassador Berhanu Tsegaye, Ethiopian Ambassador to Djibouti, met today with Tanja Pacifico, Chief of Mission of International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Djibouti.

During the meeting, the two dignitaries discussed continued collaboration on the voluntary repatriation of Ethiopian migrants along the eastern route, the Ethiopian Embassy in Djibouti stated.

May 03 2023

Addis Ababa, May 3, 2023 (FBC) – Berhanu Tsegaye, Ambassador of Ethiopia to Djibouti, has visited today undocumented Ethiopian migrants staying in Negad Detention Centre, Djibouti.

While speaking to the Ethiopian migrants in the Center, Ambassador Berhanu assured them of the Embassy’s commitment to facilitate their transfer to their country in collaboration with the Djiboutian government.

The Ambassador disclosed via a twitter post that he also discussed detention conditions of the Ethiopian migrants with Lt. Col. Omar Youssouf, head of the Negad Detention Centre.


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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