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ጠ/ሚኒስትር ዶ/ር ዐቢይ አህመድ የመጀመሪያቸው በሆነው 11ኛው የህብረቱ የመሪዎች ስብስባ ላይ ንግግር አደረጉ

• አፍሪካ በዓለም አቀፍ መድረኮች ላይ ተወዳዳሪ ሆና ለመገኘት አንድ ድምፅ ልታሰማ ይገባል።
• ኢትዮጵያ ባለፉት ሰባት ወራት ውስጥ ለበርካታ ችግሮች ምላሽ የሚሆኑ የማሻሻያ እርምጃዎችን ወስዳለች
• በሺዎች የሚቆጠሩ እስረኞችን ፈታለች፣ የመገናኛ ብዙሃንን ነፃነት ማረጋገጥና የተዘጉ ድረ ገፆችን መክፈት ለአብነት ተጠቅሰዋል።
• ኢትዮጵያ በአሁኑ ወቅትም በሙስና ላይ ሰፊ እርምጃ እየወሰደች እና የፍትህ ስርዓቷን እያሻሻለች ትገኛለች።
• ከኤርትራ ጋር የነበረንን ግጭት መፍትሄ በመስጠት ችግሩን በመቋጨታችን በአፍሪካ ቀንድ አንፃራዊ ሰላም እና መረጋጋት መጥቷል።
• በአከባቢው ሰላም፣ ብልፅግና እና ተስፋ እየመጣ ነው በመሆኑ የመንግስታቱ ድርጅትም ኤርትራ ላይ ጥሎት የነበረው ማአቀብ አንስተዋል።
• ኢትዮጵያ በታሪኳ ለመጀመሪያ ጊዜ በካቢኔዋ የሴቶች እኩልነትን ማሳካት ችላለች።
• የሀገሪቱን እና የፌደራል ጠቅላይ ፍርድ ቤት ፕሬዚዳንቶችን ሴት ማድረጓን አንስተዋል
• ኢትዮጵያ የአፍሪካ የኢኮኖሚ ትስስር የበኩሏን ድርሻ ለመወጣት ቪዛን በአውሮፕላን ማረፊያ መዳረሻ የመስጠት አገልግሎትን ለሁሉም የህብረቱ አባል ሀገራት ዜጎች ጀምራለች።
• ጠ/ሚንስትሩ የአፍሪካ ህብረትን የማሻሻል ከመነሻው የተሳካ እንዲሆን አስተዋፅኦ ላደረጉት ለሩዋንዳው ፕሬዚዳንት እና ለወቅቱ የአፍሪካ ህብረት ሊቀመንበር ፖል ካጋሜ ምስጋናቸውን አቅርበዋል።
• ህብረቱ በፋይናንስ እራሱን መቻሉን ማረጋገጥ ይገባናል ።

Ethiopia elects first female President

In yet another historic move, and just days after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed named a new gender-balanced Cabinet, Ambassador Sahle-Work Zewde has been appointed as the fourth President of Ethiopia, replacing the outgoing President, Dr. Mulatu Teshome.

The decision was made by a unanimous vote during a special joint session of Ethiopia’s two legislative houses of parliament – the House of Peoples’ Representatives and the House of Federation.

A seasoned diplomat, Ambassador Sahle-Work becomes Ethiopia’s first female president and, currently, the only female head of state in Africa, although in a ceremonial role.

As president, and as per the Ethiopian Constitution, Ambassador Sahle-Work can expect to serve two six-year terms.

Fitsum Arega

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In a historic move, the two Houses has elected Ambassador Shalework Zewde as the next President of . She is the first female head of state in modern Ethiopia. A career diplomat & senior official at the UN, she brings the right competence & experience to the office. (1)

Fitsum Arega

@fitsumaregaa

In a patriarchal society such as ours, the appointment of a female head of state not only sets the standard for the future but also normalises women as decision-makers in public life. (2) pic.twitter.com/3Z8UNd15E0

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In her inaugural address to Parliament, the newly-appointed President committed to working for the cause of peace in the country while to exert every effort to make gender equality a reality in Ethiopia.

“We have no other option than peace to realise the vision of building a great nation,” she said. “If the current change in Ethiopia is headed equally by both men and women, it can sustain its momentum and realise a prosperous Ethiopia free of religious, ethnic and gender discrimination.”

“The reform is expected to be complex and to have multiple challenges,” the President said, adding that the joint efforts and unity of the government and other political parties is required to overcome these challenges.

She thanked outgoing President Mulatu Teshome, who resigned from his post on 24th October, for his services to the country during the past five years. Dr Mulatu resigned one year ahead of his term ending, saying he wanted to be part of change and reforms taking place in the country.

“By example, President Mulatu has shown us what role we can play for the sake of the reforms,” she said, adding “I hope other leaders at all levels will follow suit.”

…A seasoned diplomat

Ambassador Sahle-Work brings a wealth of experience to the position. Immediately prior to being appointed president, Ambassador Sahle-Work was serving as the Special Representative of UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, to the African Union and Head of the UN Office to the African Union – the first woman to be appointed to that position.

She served as Ambassador of Ethiopia to Senegal, with accreditation to Mali, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia and Guinea, from 1989 to 1993.

From 1993 to 2002, she was Ethiopian Ambassador to Djibouti and Permanent Representative to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).

She later served as Ambassador to France, Permanent Representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and was accredited to Tunisia and Morocco from 2002 to 2006.

Ambassador Sahle-Work has also held a number of other high-level positions including Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and as Director-General for African Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia.

In 2011, Ambassador Sahle-Work was appointed to the position of Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዶ/ር ዐቢይ አህመድ በፍራንክፈርት ኮሜርዝ ባንክ አሬና ስቴድየም ለኢትዮጵያውያን ካደረጉት ንግግር የተወሰዱ አንኳር ነጥቦች፡-

ሀገራችን ከአውሮፓውያን ጋር ከጥንት ጀምሮ የቆየ ታሪካዊ ትስስር አላት፡፡ ይህ ለዛሬው ግንኙነታችን መሰረት ጥሏል፡፡
• ጀርመናውያን በዓለም ጦርነት ወድማ የነበረችውን ሀገራቸውን መልሰው ለመገንባት የወሰደባቸው ከ40 ዓመታት ያልበለጠ ጊዜ ነው፡፡
• አውሮፓውያን እርስ በርስ ከመሸናነፍ ይልቅ ድህነትን ማሸነፍን በመምረጣቸው ዛሬ እዚህ ደርሰዋል፡፡ ይህ ለኛ ለኢትዮጵያውያን ትልቅ ትምህርት ይሰጠናል፡፡
• ዛሬ ያላየነውን የምናይበት ያልሞከርነውን የምንሞክርበት ጥርሳችንን ነክሰን የምንሰራበት ወቅት ነው፡፡
• ኢትዮጵያ ማንም በየጊዜው እየተነሳ እንደ ቂጣ ጠፍጥፎ የሚሰራት የግል ርስት ሳትሆን ዘመናትን ያስቆጠረች ታላቅ ህዝብ የመሰረታት ታላቅ ሀገር ናት፡፡
• “እሳት ቢያንቀላፋ ገለባ ጎበኘው” ዓይነት ሊደርጓት ለሚሹ – ኢትዮጵያ አንቀላፍታ ደክማ ይሆናል እንጂ አልሞተችም፤ ቀጥናለች እንጂ አልተበጠሰችም፡፡
• ኢትዮጵያዊነትን ከስሜት በዘለለ በስራ የምንገልፅበት ወቅት ላይ ነን፡፡
• ከትናንት አያሌ መልካም ነገሮች እንደወረስን ሁሉ ብዙ መለወጥ ያለባቸውም አሉ፡፡
• ዛሬንና ነገን ጥሩ የምናደርገው ስለትናንት በመነታረክ አይደለም፡፡
• እኔ ለሀገሬ ምን ሰራሁ እንጂ እነእገሌ ሀገሬን ጉድ ሰሯት ከማለት ጠብ የሚል ነገር የለም፡፡
• ጠንክረን ካልሰራን ፍትሕና ዴሞክራሲ እንዲሁ አይመጣም፡፡ ተደምረን ተግተን ስንሰራ ብቻ ነው ይህ እውን ሊሆን የሚችለው፡፡
• ለዚሁ ዓላማ ተቋማትን በመገንባት ኃላፊነታቸውንም በአግባቡ የሚ
ወጡ ሰዎች በመመደብ ላይ እንገኛለን፡፡
• በምርጫ ቦርድ፣ መከላከያ፣ ፍትሕ፣ ትምህርት ወዘተ ተቋማት አስፈላጊውን ማሻሻያ በማድረግ ላይ እንገኛለን፡፡
• በቅርቡ በፍትሕ ዘርፉ ላይ ወሳኝ የሆኑ የማስተካከያ እርምጃዎች እንወስዳለን፡፡
• ለነገው ትውልድ የምትሆን ኢትዮጵያን የመገንባት ፈታኝ ስራ ከፊታችን ይጠብቀናል፡፡
• የወር ደመወዛችሁን አስይዛችሁ እንድትበደሩልን ሳይሆን በቀን ከ1 ማኪያቶ 1 ዶላር እንድትሰጡን በድጋሚ እንለምናችኋለን፡፡
• ለሀገራችሁ እውቀትን አሸጋግሩ፡፡ በምትችሉት ሁሉ ህዝባችሁን ደግፉ፡፡ ሰው በማገዝ እንጂ በማማረር የእናቱን ቤት ማስተካከል አይችልም፡፡ በብሔር ሳንከፋፈል አንድ ሆነን ዛሬ እንነሳ፡፡
አሁን በእጃችን ያሉት ሁለት ነገሮች ነፃነትና ተስፋ ናቸው፡፡ እነዚህን ሁለት ነገሮች ይዘን በጋራ ከሰራን የምንመኛትን ኢትዮጵያን እውን ከማድረግ የሚያግደን አንዳች ኃይል የለም፡፡
• ዛሬ ላይ በርትተን በመስራት የበለፀገችውን የነገዋን ኢትዮጵያ አብረን እንገንባ፡፡
• አንድ ቀን ፍልሰቱ ወደ አውሮፓ መሆኑ ቀርቶ ወደ እምዬ ኢትዮጵያ ይሆናል፡፡ ተስፋ አደርጋለሁ፡፡ ስደቱ ለኑሮ መሆኑ ቀርቶ ለጉብኝት እንደሚሆንም ተስፋ አደርጋለሁ፡፡

በፈረንሳይ በስፔን ፣ በፖርቹጋል እና በቫቲካን ለምትገኙ ኢትዮጵያዊያንና ትውለደ ኢትዮጵያዊያን በሙሉ!

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Ethiopia-Eritrea border reopens after 20 years

Ethiopians and Eritreans have been celebrating the reopening of two key crossing points more than 20 years after a border war shut them.

Hundreds of people from the two countries hugged each other and some wept as their leaders led celebrations to mark the reopening.

It is the latest sign of rapprochement between the former enemies.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki signed a peace deal in July.

It restored diplomatic and trade relations between the nations.

The reopening at Burre gives landlocked Ethiopia access to the sea. Another border post, near the Ethiopian town of Zalambessa, also reopened.

China Extends Debt Repayment for Ethiopia

Prime Minster Abiy Ahmed said that China has agreed to extend debt repayment period for Addis Ababa-Djibouti cross-border railway.

According to him, China has pledged to extend the debt repayment period for a loan it has acquired to construct the Ethio-Djibouti railway from 10 to 30 years.

Mentioning that Ethiopia has received a considerable amount of loan and investment from China, the two countries held extensive discussions on ways of balancing the trade volume between Ethiopia and China, he stated.

Prime Minster Abiy who was in Beijing to attend the 7th Forum on China-Africa Cooperation had a bilateral dialogue with Chinese officials. Notably, the two sides agreed on extending loan payment, revising interest rates and identifying options that enable to shift from loan to development assistance, he indicated.

He noted that “During our stay in China, we have got a chance to make some adjustment on some types of loans, we gained especially an opportunity on the Addis Ababa-Djibouti railway.”

“We conducted wide ranges of discussions with China especially how can we balance the trade volume between the two counties and increase our export products to China through expanding the destination for Ethiopian Airlines,” the Premier added.

Moreover, the two parties have reached an agreement on loan adjustments of some projects and expand assistance, he said.

Upon his arrival to Addis Ababa, the Premier briefed journalists on his trip to China which he said was successful and fruitful. He noted that Ethiopia participated in the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation and was also invited for an official visit to China.

On the sidelines of the FOCAC, Ethiopia conducted successful bilateral discussions with different countries and international organisations including China; he pointed out.

He stated that Beijing is pledging to extend new funding worth 60 billion USD to Africa, aimed at supporting African inclusive development, adding that Ethiopia will exert a maximum effort to utilise its fair-share from the assistance.

“We need to have a better position and readiness to best benefit from the allocated resource (60 billion USD),” he pointed out.

China also says it will cancel a substantial amount of debts wipe for certain African countries when interest-free loans come due later this year.

City Roads Authority Signs over 1.2 billion Birr Road Construction Agreements

Addis Ababa City Roads Authority signed over 1.2 billion Birr road designing and road construction agreements with six constructors and five consultancy companies.

The agreements are aimed to construct 25.32 km new asphalt concrete roads, 74 km road construction supervision and consultancy services, and 156 km new road construction designing works in different parts of the city.

Speaking on the signing ceremony, the Authority Director-General Engineer Moges Tibebu said that the construction of the roads is part of the city’s three years Road Master Plan that adopted in 2017.

In this regard, the Authority is preparing various modern road designs by identifying the roads in different parts of the city, he said.

The Director-General added that the road construction projects will further facilitate flexible traffic movements and increases new road coverage in the city.

Three Regional States Pardon Over 3,550 Inmates

The Amhara, Benishangul Gumuz and Gambella regional states have pardoned a total of more than 3,550 inmates in connection with the Ethiopian New Year.

Ethiopia will celebrate its 2011 New Year (2018/19) tomorrow.

The Amhara regional state alone pardoned for 3,000 prisoners.

Gambella and Benishangul Gumuz regional state also pardoned more than 370 and 188 inmates, respectively.

Ethiopia, Eritrea And Somalia Sign Joint Cooperation Agreement

Ethiopian, Eritrean and Somali leaders held a tripartite meeting in the Eritrean capital Asmara yesterday.

Following the meeting, the leaders signed a Joint Cooperation Agreement.

They agreed to foster comprehensive cooperation that advances the goals of their peoples and build close political, economic, social, cultural and security ties.

Moreover, the three leaders agreed to work in coordination to promote regional peace and security.

They also established a Joint High-Level Committee to coordinate their efforts.