Ethiopia
  • African Union unveils commodities strategy
    05 december 2018 19:04:50
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union Commission has called on countries to extract rent from minerals and other key commodities from value added products as it begins to implement its Commodities Strategy. Full text...
  • African Airlines Association rates Ethiopian best African airline
    29 november 2018 18:21:50
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopian Airlines has emerged Africa’s Best Airline in 2018, making it the 7th for the airline in a row, according to a statement issued by the airline’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Tewolde GebreMariam. Full text...
  • Africa Forum aims to boost business, reduce costs, help countries trade out of poverty
    28 november 2018 22:27:07
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Better transport, logistics and foreign investment are essential to smooth the way for the African continent to reduce trade hurdles, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Full text...
  • AU tightens sanctions regime to enforce timely payment of membership financial contributions
    28 november 2018 07:40:21
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union has strengthened its sanctions regime to ensure its 55 member states meet their financial obligations to the Union in time, Deputy Commission Chairperson Kwesi Quartey has said. Full text...
  • EIB, Afreximbank sign deal to prop up trade-related investments in Africa
    24 november 2018 12:24:23
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The European Investment Bank has signed a 15-year EUR 200 million loan agreement with the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) aimed at supporting trade-related productive investments, including in renewable energy projects, in Africa Full text...
  • Sub-Saharan Africa recovering from growth slowdown - EIB report
    24 november 2018 11:30:02
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Sub-Saharan Africa is recovering from the most severe growth slowdown in two decades, a top European bank said in a report its released Friday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.Full text...
  • EU congratulates new Ethiopian government
    23 november 2018 17:08:43
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The Council of the European Union (EU) has encouraged the Ethiopia to carry on pursuing the new route taken by the country's new leadership under President Sahle-Work Zewde and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to bring about "a significant change through political and economic reforms." Full text...
  • RwandAir set to launch Kigali-Addis Ababa direct flight in April 2019
    23 november 2018 14:32:43
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's national carrier, RwandAir, is set to open direct flights between Kigali and the Ethiopian capital city, Addis Ababa, from 2 April, 2019, an authoritative source revealed Friday in Kigali. Full text...
  • AU probe team singles out "king-makers" for sexual harassment of interns
    22 november 2018 19:52:09
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - A high-level probe panel formed by the African Union Commission Chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has confirmed the abuse of female employees and workers on short-term contracts at the continental organisation. Full text...
  • Ethiopian opposition leader appointed new elections chief
    22 november 2018 11:19:02
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has witnessed the swearing in of Birtukan Mideksa, former opposition chief, as the new Chairperson of the country's electoral commission.Full text...
  • Ethnic violence in Oromia-Somali region displaces 200,000 people in Ethiopia
    20 november 2018 09:13:10
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethnic conflict along the Oromia-Somali region provincial boundaries in Ethiopia, has displaced over 200,000 people into camps within the region, an aid agency said on Tuesday.Full text...
  • European Union hails Ethiopia’s commitment to human rights, rule of law
    19 november 2018 17:51:52
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Council on Monday welcomed the commitment of the government of Ethiopia to multi-party democracy, respect for human rights, the rule of law and gender equality. Full text...
  • AU Summit moves “To make Africa stronger, give Africans the future they deserve"
    18 november 2018 15:04:47
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The supreme organ of the African Union (AU), the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of all the 55 African countries, began its 11th Extraordinary Session on Saturday with a call to advance the institutional reform of the Union, as events on the continent and across the world continue to confirm the urgency and necessity of this project. Full text...
  • AUC appoints members of African Union Peace Fund Board of Trustees
    18 november 2018 14:44:44
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has announced the appointment of five African members of the Board of Trustees of the African Union Peace Fund. Full text...
  • African leaders gather for Summit on institutional reform of AU organs
    17 november 2018 10:52:55
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African leaders have gathered for an emergency African Union Summit in Addis Ababa to consider proposals to improve the functioning of the AU Commission (AUC) and its key organs, officials said on Saturday. Full text...
  • Ivorian President to attend 11th Extraordinary Summit of AU
    16 november 2018 19:21:33
    Abidjan, Côte d 'Ivoire (PANA) - Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara left Abidjan on Friday for Ethiopia to take part in the 11th Extraordinary Summit of African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government in Addis Ababa on the reform of the continental organization, PANA learned from official sources. Full text...
  • UN Security Council lifts sanctions against Eritrea amid growing rapprochement with Ethiopia
    15 november 2018 04:46:09
    New York, US (PANA) - A range of international sanctions imposed against Eritrea nearly a decade ago, were unanimously lifted by the Security Council on Wednesday, four months after the signing of an historic peace agreement with Ethiopia in July, according to a UN statement. Full text...
  • Ethiopian military swoop on top Generals
    13 november 2018 11:31:05
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopian military commanders, Brigadier-General Kinfe Dagnew and Major-General Tekleberhan Woldearegay, were arrested near the border with Sudan on Tuesday on suspicion of ordering crimes, including torture and rape of workers at a military enterprise, officials said.Full text...
  • Amnesty International hails arrests of Ethiopian security officials for rights abuses
    13 november 2018 03:59:53
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Amnesty International has hailed the arrest of at least 36 key security officials suspected to be responsible for gross human rights violations in Ethiopia. Full text...
  • Kenyan, Ethiopian athletes dominate Athens Marathon
    11 november 2018 20:01:03
    Athens, Greece (PANA) - Kenyan athlete Brimin Kipkorir Misoi finished first in the 36th Authentic Athens Marathon on Sunday, clocking 2:10:57 followed by four other African athletes. Full text...
  • US school reading project targets 15 million school children in Ethiopia
    08 november 2018 16:27:56
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Ethiopia's Ministry of Education have launched a project to improve reading and writing skills of 15 million children in primary school, officials said Thursday. Full text...
  • Landlocked Ethiopia to build inland naval base off Red Sea
    08 november 2018 13:58:33
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopia is moving to modernise its military with immediate plans to create a naval force, a cyber security and space technology forces within its established military structures, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced on Thursday. Full text...
  • AU calls for arrest, prosecution of school children abductors in Cameroon
    08 november 2018 10:15:06
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union has condemned the abduction of children in Cameroon, saying it constituted a major violation of human rights, the right to safety and education. Full text...
  • Ethiopian Airlines to fly to Russia from December
    01 november 2018 09:49:54
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Ethiopian Airlines will begin its flights to the Russian capital, Moscow, on 5 December, a statement received by PANA said. Full text...
  • Prominent women rights activist named Supreme Court President in Ethiopia
    01 november 2018 09:05:49
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Ethiopian Parliament has confirmed prominent women rights activist, lawyer and banker, Meaza Ashenafi, as the new President of the Federal Supreme Court. Full text...
  • Defence Force edge Aba Jifar to claim Ethiopian Super Cup
    01 november 2018 04:42:43
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Defence Force FC have been crowned the 2018 Ethiopian Super Cup champions after a 4-2 penalty shootouts win over Jimma Aba Jifar in Addis Ababa. Full text...
  • World Bank provides US$1.2 billion to accelerate economic growth in Ethiopia
    31 october 2018 09:42:45
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved US$1.2 billion credit and a grant to accelerate economic growth in Ethiopia following the East African nation's efforts to open up the economy to the private sector, the Bank said on Wednesday. Full text...
  • French President pledges financial backing for Ethiopia's political reform
    30 october 2018 11:02:08
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to back ongoing political reforms in Ethiopia with the provision of budget support, an Ethiopian official said on Tuesday.Full text...
  • Ethiopian Parliament swears in first female President
    25 october 2018 10:02:38
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Ethiopian Parliament swore in veteran UN diplomat Sahlework Zewdie as the new President on Thursday following the resignation of incumbent President Mulatu Teshome, a year before the end of his first term, officials said. Full text...
  • AU marks milestone in self-financing initiative
    19 october 2018 19:25:05
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has marked a major milestone in the implementation of plans to make it self-sustaining in financial matters, an AU official said Friday. Full text...
  • AUC Chairperson congratulates Ethiopian PM on gender parity in new cabinet
    17 october 2018 20:01:17
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat on Wednesday congratulated Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for appointing a cabinet marked by gender parity, with 10 women and 10 men. Full text...
  • Ethiopian Airlines to resume flights to Somalia in November
    17 october 2018 11:55:44
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - Ethiopian airlines will on 2 November resume flights to the Somali capital, Mogadishu, 41 years after the interruption of its flights to that destination. Full text...
  • Ethiopian Premier names cabinet after overhauling Executive
    16 october 2018 14:56:11
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Ethiopian Parliament on Tuesday approved a bill re-organizing the Cabinet and witnessed the swearing in of new members. Full text...
  • Private Ethiopian airline undertakes first commercial to Somalia in 41 years
    15 october 2018 09:19:38
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - A private Ethiopian airline, National Airways, on Saturday undertook the first commercial flight between Ethiopia and Somalia in 41 years, signalling the further warming of relations between the two neighbouring countries of the Horn of Africa. Full text...
  • 2019 AFCON Qualifier: Kenya's Harambee Stars beat Ethiopia 3-0
    14 october 2018 15:58:49
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's international star striker, Michael Olunga, boosted his national side's chances of qualifying for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations competition to be hosted by Cameroon when he scored the first goal in a 3-0 victory over Ethiopia in their Group F qualifying match played in Nairobi on Sunday. Full text...
  • Eritrean President begins state tour of Ethiopia
    14 october 2018 08:55:03
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki has arrived in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, for an official visit, the Ethiopian Foreign Minister said on Sunday. Full text...
  • Italian PM promises comprehensive effort to address migration in Africa
    13 october 2018 08:40:55
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Visiting Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has pledged to work with the African Union in promoting peace, stability and development in Africa. Full text...
  • Eritrean families flood into Ethiopia to seek refugee status after border re-opening
    11 october 2018 08:30:31
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Hundreds of Eritrean families are flooding into Ethiopia to re-unite with their loved ones and scores are seeking permission to remain in Ethiopia as refugees, an aid agency said in a report on Thursday. Full text...
  • African Union Commission Chief concludes 1st phase of West African tour
    04 october 2018 13:51:23
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - As part of his regular interactions with the Heads of State and Government of Member States, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) , Moussa Faki Mahamat, on Wednesday concluded a two-day visit to Senegal, the first phase of his visit to West Africa. Full text...
  • Three shot dead in Addis Ababa shooting rage
    04 october 2018 09:55:12
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Three armed policemen have been shot dead in Addis Ababa' s upmarket Bole district in an early morning shooting rage, the local media reported on Thursday. Full text...
  • Fresh peace deal, commitment to multilateralism, open ‘new chapter’ in Ethiopia
    28 september 2018 16:19:17
    New York, US (PANA) - Workneh Gebeyehu, the Foreign Affairs Minister of Ethiopia, has hailed a recent peace deal with Eritrea, calling for the UN Security Council to lift its sanctions on the neighboring country in “light of these important and positive developments”. Full text...
  • Ethiopia steps up economic growth through private sector investment
    26 september 2018 19:49:42
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Ethiopia’s growth is expected to step up in 2018/9 to 8.5 percent, supported by stronger confidence as the uncertainty of the previous year recedes, and the availability of domestic and foreign direct investment improves, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff. Full text...
  • Amnesty International condemns arrests of about 3,000 youths in Ethiopia
    25 september 2018 11:18:27
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Human rights group Amnesty International has condemned the arrests of nearly 3,000 youths in Ethiopia urging the government to renews its commitments to the new era of upholding human rights. Full text...
  • AU calls on Italian deputy Premier to withdraw 'slave' remark over African migrants
    18 september 2018 19:04:36
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union Commission (AUC) has called on Italian deputy Premier Matteo Salvini to retract remarks referring to African immigrants to Europe as "slaves" and urged Rome to consider improving its policies towards migrants. Full text...
  • Ethiopia, Eritrea declare end of war, turn to comprehensive economic ties
    18 september 2018 18:12:02
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki have signed an agreement, effectively ending the two-decade long war between the two neighbours and signalled the start of a comprehensive economic and political cooperation.Full text...
  • UNHCR calls on South Sudan parties to deliver lasting peace
    18 september 2018 11:37:58
    Addis Ababa (PANA) - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has welcomed the signing of the Revitalized Peace Agreement on 13 September in Addis Ababa between the South Sudan warring parties, describing it as a crucial milestone towards permanent ceasefire and lasting peace for millions of war beleaguered South Sudanese. Full text...
  • Five people shot dead during demonstrations against ethnic killings in Ethiopia
    18 september 2018 06:46:06
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Five people demonstrating against violent killings in an Addis Ababa neighbourhood in the Ethiopian capital were shot dead on Monday, a police commander said. Full text...
  • ‘Wind of hope’ blowing through Horn of Africa says UN chief, as Ethiopia, Eritrea sign historic peace accord
    17 september 2018 01:31:56
    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (PANA) - There is a powerful wind of hope blowing across the Horn of Africa region, said UN chief António Guterres on Sunday, in Saudi Arabia to witness the signing of a peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea, ending decades of simmering conflict. Full text...
  • Landmark South Sudan deal offers hope, but trust ‘still lacking’ between parties – UN envoy
    14 september 2018 06:28:01
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Rebuilding trust and overcoming suspicion will be key to ensure the success of Thursday’s landmark peace agreement between the South Sudanese Government and main political opposition, the top United Nations official in the country has said. Full text...
  • AU wishes Ethiopians continued peace and joy in New Year
    11 september 2018 17:33:04
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has on behalf of “the entire African Union Family" extended best wishes to the Ethiopian people as they celebrated New Year 2011 on Tuesday. Full text...

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