Ethiopia
  • 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...
  • 'AUC Chief happy with recent positive developments in the Horn of Africa'
    08 september 2018 12:36:31
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat, says he is encouraged by the recent positive developments in the Horn of Africa, in particular the improvement of relations between countries of the region. Full text...
  • Universal Postal Union meets to define its 21st Century role
    08 september 2018 05:07:48
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Universal Postal Union (UPU), one of the world’s oldest international organizations, has met in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa to improve its working practices and define its role in the modern world. Full text...
  • Displaced Ethiopians, returnees need continued support - UNHCR
    07 september 2018 11:09:43
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is urging more support for the nearly one million people displaced by recent violence in South Western Ethiopia, including those who have returned home. Full text...
  • Nearly one million displaced people in urgent need of assistance in Ethiopia - MSF
    24 august 2018 08:43:00
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Over 900,000 people in Ethiopia have been displaced along the border between Gedeo zone (in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR)) and West Guji zone (Oromia region) due to a recent surge in intercommunal violence, medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), has said. Full text...
  • AUC Chairperson mourns former UN Scribe, Kofi Annan
    19 august 2018 09:30:48
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Offering condolences to Ghanaians, the Annan family and his colleagues in the UN system, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, said he learnt with sadness of the death of Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations. Full text...
  • AUC Chief participaties in SADC Summit in Windhoek
    17 august 2018 13:47:39
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, is in Windhoek, Namibia, to take part in the 38th Ordinary Summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), scheduled to take place on 17 and 18 August 2018. Full text...
  • AUC continues investigation of alleged harassment of women within the Commission
    17 august 2018 13:46:20
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union Commission (AUC) says its High-Level Committee established, last June, by the Chairperson of the Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, to investigate allegations of harassment against women staff members is continuing its work. Full text...
  • Nairobi-Addis Ababa road corridor boosts trade in East and Horn of Africa (An AfDB Featue)
    11 august 2018 10:37:38
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The 895-km highway corridor linking Kenya and Ethiopia has not only eased cross-border traffic between the two countries, but is a major push for economic integration within Africa, resulting in jobs and improved livelihoods across the Horn region. Full text...
  • AUC pledges support to DR Congo's electoral process
    06 august 2018 12:54:37
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - "Guided by the relevant instruments, including the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance, the African Union will spare no efforts to help mobilize the necessary technical and logistical support for the successful organization of the DR Congo elections, scheduled for December 2018." Full text...
  • Over 1 million forcibly displaced by violence in south-west Ethiopia get humanitarian aid
    05 august 2018 03:24:03
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - To address the urgent needs of more than a million displaced by inter-communal violence in southwestern Ethiopia over the past four months, UN humanitarian agencies and their partners are ramping up their efforts, providing among other things shelter, household items, water and sanitation, and food to the most vulnerable. Full text...
  • 'Developing Africa’s pharmaceutical sector is crucial' - ECA
    02 august 2018 14:29:05
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) says there is an urgent need to develop Africa's pharmaceutical sector to reduce the continent’s dependence on imported pharmaceutical and medical products. Full text...
  • U.S. releases US$170 million in humanitarian assistance to IDPs in Ethiopia
    24 july 2018 16:03:03
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The United States government on Tuesday announced an additional US$170 million in humanitarian assistance to support the people of Ethiopia, many of whom have been pushed from their homes, according to an official statement obtained by PANA in Kigali. Full text...
  • Ethiopia appoints Abraham Mebratu as Head Coach
    21 july 2018 05:28:19
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) has named Abraham Mebratu as the new head trainer ahead of the crucial the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier game against Sierra Leone in August. Full text...
  • AUC Chair hails renewed friendly relations between Eritrea and Ethiopia
    17 july 2018 16:31:40
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has commended the Eritrean and Ethiopian leaders for their steadfast efforts to enhance reconciliation, trust and cooperation between their two countries. Full text...
  • Eritrean President Isaias thanks Ethiopia for warm welcome
    14 july 2018 17:25:02
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki on Saturday expressed his appreciation for the warm welcome accorded him and his delegation since their arrival in the Ethiopian capital earlier in the day at the start of a three-day visit. Full text...
  • Eritrean president Isaias arrives for historic Ethiopian visit
    14 july 2018 13:26:25
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki has arrived in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, for a three-day visit following the thaw of relations between the two countries. Full text...
  • Eritrean President set for weekend visit to Ethiopia after renewed friendship
    13 july 2018 13:21:18
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki is expected to visit Addis Ababa on Saturday, days after the thawing of relations with former foes in Addis Ababa, an Eritrean official said on Friday.Full text...
  • Rights group urges East African Bishops to support education for pregnant teens
    13 july 2018 07:01:50
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - As representatives of the Catholic Church in Eastern Africa meet in Addis Ababa to discuss “vibrant diversity, equal dignity, and peaceful unity” in the region, a human rights group is asking the East African Bishops to support education for pregnant teens. Full text...
  • UN releases $15 million to help Ethiopians affected by inter-communal violence
    13 july 2018 06:00:48
    New York, US (PANA) - A United Nations emergency fund on Thursday released $15 million to urgently scale up humanitarian assistance to people affected by escalating inter-communal violence in Ethiopia. Full text...
  • AU report shows marginal cut on extreme poverty rates in East Africa
    12 july 2018 06:42:53
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Economic growth in East Africa managed to reduce extreme poverty rates by an average of 1 percentage point annually sustained over 23 years between 1990 and 2013, a maiden report by the African Union measuring economic trends in Africa shows. Full text...
  • AU launches inaugural report on economic growth prospects
    11 july 2018 12:36:19
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The potential for economic growth and development in Africa remains weak despite the entry of foreign partners investing in key sectors, including infrastructure development and low-cost technologies, according to a maiden report launched by the African Union. Full text...
  • Security Council hails ‘historic and significant’ Ethiopia, Eritrea peace declaration
    11 july 2018 06:20:57
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday described the Joint Declaration, signed by the leaders of Eritrea and Ethiopia, as “a historic and significant” move with “far-reaching consequences” for the whole Horn of Africa region and beyond. Full text...
  • Dedebit Ladies win 3rd straight Ethiopian 1st div. league
    10 july 2018 15:11:14
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The 2017/18 Ethiopian Women’s First Division football was concluded on at the weekend, with Dedebit crowned champions for the third time in a row. Full text...
  • ‘Wind blowing in the direction of peace’ in Africa - Guterres
    10 july 2018 05:58:33
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Recent developments in Africa indicate that the continent is increasingly moving in the “direction of peace” and enhanced security, the United Nations Secretary-General told journalists in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Monday. Full text...
  • Ethiopia, Eritrea sign end of war declaration in Asmara
    09 july 2018 15:25:01
    Asmara, Eritrea (PANA) - Visiting Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, and his Eritrean host President, Isias Aferweki, have signed a declaration to end two decades of "No-war-No peace", setting the stage for the normalisation of strained diplomatic relations, both sides announced on Monday. Full text...
  • IGAD commends Ethiopian-Eritrean quest to restore ties
    09 july 2018 15:00:16
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The East African inter-government authority on development (IGAD) has commended the restoration of ties between Ethiopia and Eritrea, describing it as being the result of “wise and courageous leadership”. Full text...
  • Kagame salutes historic meeting between Ethiopian, Eritrean leaders
    09 july 2018 09:27:19
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan President and current Chairman of the African Union (AU) Paul Kagame has lauded the meeting between the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea, who agreed on Sunday to restore diplomatic relations after nearly 20 years and to open the border between their neighbouring Horn of Africa countries.Full text...
  • Rights group urges Ethiopian PM to investigate torture in 'Jail Ogaden'
    05 july 2018 06:29:01
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – An international human rights watchdog is asking the new Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to urgently investigate torture in a regional prison known as Jail Ogaden and ensure that regional security forces and officials are held accountable. Full text...
  • Humanitarian charity raises red flags about displacement crisis in Ethiopia
    02 july 2018 06:40:10
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - An upsurge of inter-communal violence in Ethiopia’s West Guji and Gedeo regions has forced an estimated 978,000 people to flee their homes since 13 April. Full text...

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