ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – The European Investment Bank (EIB) opened an office on Thursday in Ethiopia, where the economy is expected to grow by 10 percent this year and whose capital hosts the African Union headquarters and some regional U.N. offices.
The bank will lend to water, energy and other state-run projects, as well as to the private sector in a country whose…
When US president Barack Obama speaks in front of the African Union in Ethiopia today (July 28), he will address the delegation at the organization’s new, shiny headquarters—built by the Chinese. The symbolism aptly…
President Obama has told African leaders that the continent's progress depends on democracy. In the first address by a sitting US president to the African Union in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, he said Africa could not progress if its leaders refused to step aside when their terms ended.
He added that when journalists were jailed and activists were threatened you had democracy in name but not in substance. He also warned that what he called the cancer of corruption was draining… Continue
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — President Barack Obama met an unexpected guest on the way to Monday night's state dinner at Ethiopia's National Palace — Lucy.
She's the most complete skeleton of an early human ancestor ever discovered.
Her formal name is AL-288-1, referring to several hundred pieces of 3.3 million-year-old bone from a female Australopithecus afarensis discovered in Ethiopia's Afar region.
"That's amazing," Obama marveled as he scanned the fossils laid out in an open… Continue
President Barack Obama's visit to Ethiopia (all times local)
President Barack Obama is warning the world can't wait long to address the deteriorating situation in South Sudan.
Obama is addressing South Sudan's civil war during a news conference in neighboring Ethiopia.
Obama says the humanitarian situation is deteriorating and the conditions are getting "much, much worse." He says the parties to the conflict have until now proven to be "very stubborn."
Addis Ababa (AFP) - US President Barack Obama landed in Ethiopia on Sunday, beginning a two-day stay and becoming the first American leader to visit Africa's second most populous nation.
Air Force One touched down at Addis Ababa's international airport after a short flight north from the Kenyan capital Nairobi.
The president was greeted by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn before the 25-car convoy left for the US embassy.
The visit will include talks with the… Continue
[A massive blast has hit Mogadishu as Obama prepares to leave Kenya.]
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A large blast was heard in the centre of the Somali capital Mogadishu followed by gunfire, a Reuters witness reported.
The cause of the explosion was not immediately clear, but the militant group al Shabaab frequently launches bomb and gun attacks against officials and others in the capital in its bid to topple Somalia's Western-backed government.
"A suicide car bomb exploded at… Continue
(CNN)President Barack Obama on Saturday lectured Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta about his country's gay rights record.
"When you start treating people differently not because of any harm they are doing to anybody, but because they are different, that's the path whereby freedoms begin to erode," Obama said at a joint press conference with the Kenyan leader in Nairobi. "And bad things happen."
Under Kenyan law, sexual activity between men is illegal and punishable with a maximum… Continue
Are you baffled by your beloved’s behavior? Grandiose gifts leave her lukewarm. Your professions of love seem to fall on deaf ears. It’s got you scratching your head in confusion. What’s a guy to do? Learn the little things that capture a woman’s heart & confirm she’s a special lady. Here we present small things that mean the world to women and why.
1. Hold her hand.
There are two reasons why holding her hand sends her over the moon. One is scientific, & the other is romantic.… Continue
NAIROBI — President Obama gathered with three dozen family members in Kenya’s capital Friday night, marking his first visit to his father’s homeland since becoming president.
His elderly step-grandmother Mama Sarah, half-sister Auma Obama and numerous other relatives joined him around a long table at the Villa Rosa Kempinski Hotel’s restaurant less than two hours after Air Force One touched downat Kenyatta International Airport.
This visit marks the fourth time Obama has visited… Continue