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Etihad Airways to launch flights to Ethiopia
By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Etihad Airways denied licence to operate in Ethiopia

Etihad Airways confirmed the airline had been forced to postpone the launch of its flights to Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, after the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority rejected the airline’s application More...

Abdi Iley
By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Ethiopia sacks the president of Somali Region

The Ethiopian federal government has sacked the president of the Somali regional state according to reports in the regional administrative capital Jigjiga. The ouster of Abdi Mohamud Omar comes on the heels of growing More...

By Hassan Ali On Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Ethiopia in talks over restive region

JIGJIGA — Addis Ababa holding talks with rebel group for restoring peace in conflict-ridden Ogaden region. Over the past 15 years, the Ogaden area in Ethiopia has been ravaged by conflict that’s killed More...

Somalilanders pay tribute to Meles, who contributed greatly to the region.
By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Ethiopia mourns prime minister at state funeral

ADDIS ABABA — Throngs of mourners bid farewell to Prime Minister Meles Zenawi on Sunday in Ethiopia’s first state funeral for a leader in more than 80 years. Meles, 57, died two weeks ago of an unspecified More...

By Hassan Ali On Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Africa’s Dictator-Diplomat: Tannock

BRUSSELS — The recent death in Brussels of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi finally brings to light what lay behind his mysterious two-month disappearance from public life. Ethiopia’s government had More...

Somaliland pays tribute to Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia
By Sahra Farah On Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Somaliland: Ethiopian troops mass on border

BORAMA — The Ethiopian Federal military is preparing an action plan in the event of an attack following the death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. The force is deploying ground troops on number of fronts. Thousands More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Ethiopia’s Meles Zenawi dies aged 57

Fears for stability after PM’s 21-year rule characterised by economic growth and human rights protests from international community ADDIS ABABA — One of Africa’s most powerful and divisive leaders, More...

Meles Zenawi with former Somaliland President Dahir Rayale Kahin
By Sahra Farah On Monday, August 13th, 2012

Ethiopia’s Zenawi will back in office very soon, minister

Meles Zenawi with the former Somaliland President Dahir Riyale Kahin in Addis Ababa. ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s health is in good condition, improving fast and he will resume his More...

There have been street protests by Muslims, arguing that the government is promoting an alien branch of Islam. PHOTO: FILE
By Liban On Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

Is Ethiopia the next Nigeria?

There have been street protests by Muslims, arguing that the government is promoting an alien branch of Islam. PHOTO: FILE ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopian police clashed on Saturday with scores of Muslims protesters More...

Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles
By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Ethiopian government denies PM Meles ‘brain cancer’ claims

ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia says Prime Minister Meles Zenawi is taking “sick leave” but will remain in power while he deals with an unspecified illness. Government spokesman Bereket Simon briefed reporters More...

By Hassan Ali On Thursday, July 19th, 2012

The perception of minority towards Somaliland

The minority tribes have played a vital role in politics, as well as in the entertainment industry since the independence of Somalia. Post-conflict, their role was expected to improve in democratic Somaliland where More...

Their fascinating new title is “Signatories”, or “Stakeholders”, or “Principles” of the Roadmap.
By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, July 1st, 2012

SOMALIA: Phony Constitution crafted through UN rigged process

BY MOHAMED M. ULUSO On June 22, 2012 the Somali Roadmap (the process for ending the Transition) Signatories (SRS)-(the gang of six) [1] signed documents prepared by the Office of the United Nations Political Office More...

Ethiopia's new stadium in Addis Ababa
By Hassan Ali On Thursday, June 21st, 2012

ETHIOPIA: Australia’s LAVA architect lands new soccer stadium

ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopian football and athletics fans will have a new FIFA and Olympic-standard 60,000 seat stadium in Addis Ababa thanks to a competition winning design combining local identity with new technology. LAVA More...

The Hargeisa MIG - shot down during the civil war, and a symbol of Somaliland's defiance.
By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, May 28th, 2012

Take a Holiday in Somaliland – Journey to the State That Isn’t

Russian made mig fighter jet that was used in 1989 seen hanging in Hargeisa as a monument of reminder to the people of Somaliland of atrocities done by former dictator Muhamed Siad Barre, who was later toppled More...

Etihad Airways to launch flights to Ethiopia
By Hassan Ali On Monday, May 28th, 2012

Etihad Airways to launch flights to Ethiopia

ABU DHABI — Etihad Airways will add the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, to its rapidly growing network in November 2012. The airline will also start flying to the Indian city of Ahmedabad in the same month. The More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

SOMALILAND: Ethiopian Airlines to resume flights to Hargeisa

ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, is pleased to announce the resumption of its flights to Hargeisa in Somaliland as of 10 June 2012. Ethiopian will operate daily flights More...

The new AU headquarters is seen as a symbol of China's new role in Africa
By Sahra Farah On Saturday, January 28th, 2012

African Union to open new HQ in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA — The African Union is due to inaugurate its newly built headquarters in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. The entire $200m (£127m) project was funded by China as a gift to the AU, as Beijing More...

Silanyo's first visit to the Gulf
By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, April 14th, 2011

SOMALILAND: President leaves for UAE and Kuwait, seeking investment

BERBERA — President Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo embarked on his first trip to the Gulf on Thursday morning to seek investment and greater ties with the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait. [ad#Google Adsense 250×250] During More...

Photo by: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post
By Hassan Ali On Friday, April 1st, 2011

ETHIOPIA: Jewish groups clash with police

ADDIS ABABA — About 80 people injured, 80 arrested in demonstrations outside Israeli Embassy in Addis Ababa as group demands right to immigrate to Israel. The complicated issue of Ethiopian Jewish heritage More...

By Hassan Ali On Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Africa: Communique of the 15th Extraordinary Session of the IGAD Assembly of Heads of State

The following is the full document on 15th Extraordinary Session of the IGAD Assembly of Heads of State meetings in Addis Ababa. ADDIS ABABA, 5th JULY 2010 The IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government held More...