Ethiopia celebrates Cultural Diplomacy Day

Addis Ababa, January 12, 2019 (FBC) –Ethiopian Cultural Diplomacy Day, an event that aims to promote Ethiopia’s cultural and historical assets to the international community, has been celebrated today. African Ambassadors, diplomats and African Union (AU) Commissioners attended the celebration held at Entoto and Yaya Village, Haile’s Athletics Museum. Foreign…

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Four Ethiopian parties to unite

Addis Ababa, January 1, 2019 (FBC) – Semayawi Party (Blue Party), Ethiopian Democratic Party (EDP), Patriotic Ginbot 7 and Unity Party (UP) said they are forming a new party. The new party to be formed at the end of March will focus on citizen based politics, it was noted. During…

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12 people killed after boat capsizes in Lank Tana

Addis Ababa, January 1, 2019 (FBC) –All 12 people were killed after a boat capsized in Lank Tana, Amhara regional state yesterday. The boat overturned while it was taking 12 passengers from a place called Sekelet in Bahirdar Zuria woreda to Deke island, according to Lake Tana transport enterprise. One…

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Police arrest 56 addictive substance smugglers in 6 months

Addis Ababa, January 3, 2019 (FBC) –Ethiopian Federal Police Commission said it has seized 56 illegal addictive substance smugglers during the past six months. They were arrested while transiting a total of 95 kilograms of cannabis and 141 kilograms of cocaine through Addis Ababa, said Commander Mengisteab Beyene, drug control…

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House approves cooperation agreements with Morocco, Rwanda

Addis Ababa, January 10, 2019 (FBC) –The House of People’s Representatives (HPR) in its today’s session approved four cooperation agreements that the government of Ethiopia has signed with Rwanda and Morocco. The agreement on protection and promotion of investments between Ethiopia and Morocco would help to elevate the diplomatic ties…

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Political parties list 32 agendas for dialogue

Addis Ababa, January 10, 2019 (FBC) –Political parties that took part at consultative meeting organized to gather inputs for the amendment of the electoral law have listed 32 agendas that need to be discussed in the future. The meeting was organized jointly by the Office of the Federal Attorney General,…

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