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PM Abiy Confers with Malta’s Foreign Minister Ian Borg

Addis Ababa: Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed conferred with Malta's Foreign Minister and European Affairs and Trade, Ian Borg today. PM Abiy wrote on his X account "Welcome back to Ethiopia, Ian Borg. The ongoing efforts to strengthen ties between Ethiopia and Malta across various sectors will continue to grow." Recall that on 12 March, 2024, the 1st Ethiopia-Malta Business Forum Kicked off in Addis Ababa with the objective of fostering the bilateral relation between the two countries. Source: Ethiopian News Agency

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Government Politics

Ethiopia Condemns Terrorist Attack In Russia

Addis Ababa: Ethiopia condemns the barbaric and heinous terrorist attack against innocent civilians at the Crocus City Concert Hall, Moscow, the Russian Federation. Ethiopia extends its heartfelt condolences to the families of those killed in the terrorist attack and to the Government of the Russian Federation. Terrorism is a grave danger to mankind and requires the concerted effort of countries around the world to prevent such loss of lives, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement it issued today. Ethiopia stands in solidarity with the Government and People of the Russian Federation in this difficult time and it can count on Ethiopia's full support in the fight against terrorism. Source: Ethiopian News Agency

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Business Market

Members of Second Generation Ethiopian Diaspora Promise to Contribute to Dev’t of Nation

Addis Ababa: Members of the second generation Ethiopian Diaspora have pledged to contribute to development beyond knowing the culture and history of their country. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed held yesterday an Iftar program for the second generation members of the diaspora currently in Ethiopia. Members of the second generation diaspora who were born in different Arab countries and also others that came to spend Ramadan at home participated in the Iftar program. Members of diaspora approached by the Ethiopian News Agency stated that the Iftar program showed the solidarity of Ethiopians. They added that they have realized the rapid development of Ethiopia beyond knowing the history and culture of their country. Abdela Ibrahim from Saudi Arabia said that the Iftar program gave him the opportunity to get to know members of the second generation Ethiopian diaspora from different parts of the world. According to him, since most of the development works in Ethiopia take the youth into consideration members of t he second generation should actively participate in development. Hanan Awol, who was born and raised in Saudi Arabia but now settled in Ethiopia, stated that the development works being carried out in Ethiopia transcend the present generation and are focused on the future. Therefore, it is necessary to cooperate in the works underway in order to change the country, she noted. Saladin Abdu, who came from Canada to spend the fasting month of Ramadan, said that he was able to realize the disparity between the misinformation spread on social media and the reality on the ground. He advised members of the second generation diaspora living in different countries to come and see the current changes in the country. Faris Ali, who was born and raised in Yemen, said Ethiopia has business and tourism potential suitable for the diaspora that have to exploit the potential. Hudeten Salih and Hanan Awol, who were born and raised in Saudi Arabia, revealed on their part that they are promoting Ethiopia's history, culture and development potential in the Arabic language by using social media. Foreign Affairs State Minister Birtukan Ayano said on her part that many members of the second generation diaspora have come to their homeland following the call of PM Abiy Ahmed. She said the call would be implemented in three rounds, and the second chapter is under execution. Source: Ethiopian News Agency

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Business Market

Ethiopia’s Bid to Join WTO Promising: Ministry of Trade and Regional Integration

Addis Ababa: Ethiopia's request for accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) is promising, according to Ministry of Trade and Regional Integration. Briefing chairpersons of Standing Committee of the House of People's Representatives today, Trade and Regional Integration State Minister Kassahun Gofe said accession to the World Trade Organization will enable Ethiopia to expand its global trade relations. According to him, the accession process did not progress well due to various reasons although negotiations to join WTO has been going on for many years. Due to the attention given by the current government, however, the process has been showing promising results since last year. The briefing is aimed at seeking support from the House to solve the obstacles that may arise, the ministry pointed out. Recall that Ethiopia initially placed a formal request for accession to the WTO 20 years ago; but progress faltered following a halt in the quest for accession. Negotiations resumed in 2020. During the 4 th WTO meeting in that year, member countries unanimously voiced support for Ethiopia's bid, it was learned. Source: Ethiopian News Agency

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Sports

Cameroon Secures 17th place at the All African games

By Biwah Bryan Team Cameroon fell short of their objective set by the Cameroon Olympic and Sports Committee to be placed within the top 10 countries at the 13th All African Games in Accra, Ghana. They finished 17th out of 24 participating countries securing 30 medals in total including 3 golds, 13 silvers, and 14 bronze, across the 8 disciplines they participated in. The 3 gold medals were achieved in weightlifting and athleticism, with Ngadja Nyabeyeu and Junior Periclex finishing with 2 golds in weight lifting while Emmanuel Esseme won a gold medal in athleticism Cameroon's participation involved 8 disciplines, including Judo, Weightlifting, Athleticism, Handball, Volleyball, Boxing, Karate, and Wrestling out of the 12 they qualified for, while leaving behind Football, Rugby, and other disciplines. Compared to the 2019 edition, Cameroon's ranking has decreased. They finished 11th in Morocco five years ago, securing 5 gold medals, 14 silvers, and 9 bronze, with a total of 28 medals. The current edition is championed by Egypt who braced 187 medals including 99 golds, 46 silvers and 42 Bronze. Source: Cameroon News Agency