Former Tanzanian leader Julius Nyerere honoured with a statue

 Tanzania’s founding father Julius Nyerere has been honoured with a STATUE outside the African Union headquarters in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. Nyerere led what is now Tanzania, from independence in 1961 until 1985. A committed pan-Africanist who hosted independence fighters opposed to white minority rule in southern Africa, he played a key role in the creation of the Organisation of […]

President Bola Tinubu arrives Addis Ababa

President Bola Tinubu has arrived Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to participate in the 37th ordinary session of the assembly of the African Union (AU) heads of state and government. The Presidency had earlier said Tinubu will join other African leaders in high-level meetings on institutional reforms of the African Union; peace and security; specific thematic issues […]

Ethiopia-Somaliland army chiefs meet amid regional tensions

The army chiefs of landlocked Ethiopia and the self-declared Republic of Somaliland have been discussing military cooperation as concern grows over a deal that could give Ethiopia a naval base on the Gulf of Aden. The two sides signed a deal on January 1, recognized to give Ethiopia commercial and military access to the sea. […]

Ethiopia’s Upper House Approves Creation Of New Regional State

Ethiopia’s upper house of parliament on Wednesday approved the creation of a 12th regional state after the latest referendum for greater self-rule in Africa’s second-most populous country. Voters in part of the ethnically-diverse Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR) overwhelmingly supported carving out their own state in a referendum in February. The creation of […]