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Chinese build highway link between Sudan and Ethiopia

UGANDA (eTN) - A Chinese-built and financed highway link between Ethiopia and the Sudan was declared open and operational during the week, when officials in Addis Ababa made the announcement.

Anger in Abu Dhabi over Ethiopian refusal to let flag carrier...

(eTN) - A regular Gulf aviation source has let it drop that anger is boiling over in the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi, after it was learned that the Ethiopian authorities have withheld approvals for Etiha

Zenawi’s death plunges Ethiopia into uncertainty

(eTN) - The smoke screens on Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s health have finally been lifted, after many misleading statements, when the announcement just broke that he has died abroad while undergoin

Ethiopian tourism up 35 percent

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Over 474,000 tourists visited Ethiopia during the first nine months of the current Ethiopian fiscal year, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism said.

Ethiopian tourist abductions and attacks blamed on Eritrea

(eTN) - Eritrea’s dictatorial and radical regime has been fingered by Eritrean opposition groups, Ethiopian, and other international sources for alleged complicity in the recent spate of attacks on

Ethiopian bandits: Kidnapped German tourists are OK

An Ethiopian rebel group says it has kidnapped two German tourists and two Ethiopians, adding that they are safe, in good health and could be released unharmed.

Armed bandits kill five foreign tourists in Ethiopia

Five foreign tourists have been killed in Ethiopia in an attack by unknown gunmen, state TV reports.

Boeing 787 Dreamliner touches down in Africa for first time

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Boeing's 787 Dreamliner touched down in Ethiopia's capital today to kick off the Africa portion of Boeing's 787 Dream Tour – a six-month worldwide tour featuring the Dreamlin

UN: Ethiopia and Tanzania significantly improve investment climate

The United Nations trade body says Ethiopia and Tanzania have made significant progress in improving their investment climate, while Rwanda, Viet Nam, Argentina and Costa Rica have taken steps to clar

Ethiopia’s largest hospital gets an early Christmas present

Black Lion Hospital, Ethiopia’s largest hospital, has a reason to celebrate Christmas early, as Boeing has said it partnered with Ethiopian Airlines and Seattle Anesthesia Outreach (SAO) for this we

Major new railway lines for Ethiopia

(eTN) - The Ethiopian government released information about plans to construct a major new rail network across the country.

Opposition grows against Ethiopia dam and power plant

The building of the GIBE III dam and hydro-electric power plant is attracting yet more opposition from the international environmental watchdogs, relevant NGOs, local advocacy groups, and the affected

Ethiopian Airlines confirms $767M order from Boeing

The flag carrier of Ethiopia is continuing to invest in its fleet portfolio confirming an order from Boeing worth $767 million for 10 Next-Generation 737-800s.

Ethiopia sells tourism operator, hotel

Ethiopia’s government sold National Tour Operation and Travel Agency Enterprise to ABC Plc, the country’s largest car-rental company, Capital reported, citing Wondafrashe Assefa, a spokesman for t

Skeleton find in Ethiopia changes knowledge of early man’s development

A 4.4 million year old skeleton find in Ethiopia has revolutionized our knowledge of the “cradle of mankind.”

Debate over a new Nile Treaty rages on

In a worrisome development, smacking of bias and displaying a neo-colonial attitude of the worst order, have 12 “development” partners in a joint communiqué demanded that the Nile River source co

American tourists make tourist guide’s dream a reality

LALIBELA, Ethiopia - Guide Getachew Tekeba used to bring tourists to his favorite mountainside spot just minutes from his house in Lalibela to watch the sunset and talk of his fantasy to build a hotel

Ethiopia’s Hamer people threatened by tourism, religion

TURMI, Ethiopia — Ethiopia's Hamer people, a long isolated, pastoral warrior tribe, are increasingly opening up to tourists, a move some fear could endanger age-old traditions with too much exposure

Go$ng green in Africa

TEL AVIV, Israel - When Golda Meir first visited Africa in 1958, she had a vision.

Ethiopia to tap new tourism markets

ADDIS ABABA - The Ethiopian tourism sector hopes to weather the global recession by developing its unique attractions, boosting private sector involvement and tapping new markets like China, India and

Ethiopia opens dwindling elephant herd to tourists

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia began inviting tourists to visit its dwindling elephant herd on Monday as part of efforts to boost income from tourism.

Ethiopia says stops kidnap of 28 French tourists

ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopia said on Wednesday security forces had stopped soldiers from neighbouring Eritrea abducting 28 French tourists in its remote northern Afar region."An attempt by Eritrean forces to abduct 28 French tourists in the Afar region has been foiled by Ethiopian security forces," a police statement read on state TV said.