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Addis Ababa, February 26, 2018 (FBC) –The Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resource said implementation of a program which would help cope with impact of refugees on host communities is underway at a cost of 100 million US dollars obtained from the World Bank.

Addis Ababa, February 27, 2018 (FBC) -The Ethio-Djibouti railway service, opened on January 1, is showing today a favorable performance and economic benefits seen by both nations.

“This means of transportation is making constant and effective face-to-face communication between Ethiopia and Djibuoti,” Tilahun Sarika, General Director of Ethio-Djibouti Standard Gauge Railway Share Company, told Prensa Latina.

“The citizens from these two territories were a single society. Nations and nationalities, as well as the peoples of the two countries, have been for centuries living together; its chemistry is not created by this transport system, but the railway service will further increase those items in common,” he added.

The countries agreed that the passengers cross the border without any inspection when they seal passport approval.

The company expects that the train service will generate employment opportunities for the towns on the route, but to be effective, it asks the citizens from both countries to cooperate in everything necessary.

The former Ethio-Djibouti railway was built in 1894-1917 to connect Addis Ababa with the port city of Djibouti.

Addis Ababa, February 14, 2018 (FBC) –About 746 inmates and suspects, including Eskinder Nega and Andualem Arage, will be released from prison today, the Federal Attorney General told ENA yesterday.

In a televised address to the nation, Ethiopia's Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, said he has submitted his resignation to the Parliament and his party, the ruling EPRDF.

Desalegn said he will stay in office till the party and the Parliament accept his resignation and elect his replacement.

He said he belives his resignation would be part of the solution to the challenge Ethiopia is facing.For more detail watch the following video . 


Egyptian Ambassador to Ethiopia Abu Bakr Hefny has praised relations with Ethiopia and Sudan as strategic and multidimensional.

In statements on Tuesday 30/1/2018, the Egyptian diplomat called for linking the interests of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia to become "one economic bloc", pointing out to President Abdel Fattah El Sisi's call for maintaining the common interests of the three countries.