Sahle-Work Zewde becomes Ethiopia’s first female president

Ethiopian members of parliament have elected Sahle-Work Zewde as the country’s first female president. Ms Sahle-Work is an experienced diplomat who has now become Africa’s only female head of state. Her election to the ceremonial position comes a week after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appointed a cabinet with half the posts taken up by women. After being sworn in, President […]

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Abay bank, WorldRemit strengthen ties to aid transfers

Abay Bank and WorldRemit are forging a relationship to help facilitate the transfer of funds from the growing Ethiopian Diaspora communities via its digital online low-cost money transfer service. This is its seventh partnership with local banks; including the state-owned Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE). Sharon Kinyanjui, Head of East and Central Africa at WorldRemit, said in a press conference […]

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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in Addis Ababa for a two-day visit

(EBC; October 11, 2018)  – Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte arrived at Addis Ababa for two days official visit. Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed and Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu and other senior government officials welcomed him up on his arrival in Bole International Airport. The visit will further deepen the ties on trade, investment and other bilateral […]

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Identity: A triple-headed conundrum

Why is it considered appropriate to discuss some aspects of African identity – such as nationality and pan-Africanism – but shun discussion of ethnic group identity? Thoughts by Onyekachi Wambu. Moving around the continent and talking to different Africans, three broad levels of identity and belonging emerge. The first level is ethnic or language identity; the second is the national […]

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Why the best time to invest in Africa is now!

The best time to invest in Africa is now. However, foreign investors have not moved into the continent as quickly as expected because foreign investment decisions are often methodically overstructured. One of the major factors cited is too much risk. But risks and profits are inseparable twins: high-risk ventures are frequently associated with higher profits, writes Ayodele Odusola Africa is […]

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