Abiy Ahmed tops The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) Director’s Nobel Shortlist

February 1 was the deadline for nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize. The prestigious prize is awarded each year in Oslo. The Nobel Institute announced that there were 304 candidates nominated for this year’s prize , the fourth highest number ever.Based on their professional assessments, PRIO Directors have made it a tradition to offer their personal…

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FULL TEXT OF THE JOINT DECLARATION BETWEEN PM ABIY AND PRESIDENT MACRON

Addis Abeba, October 30/2018  – At the invitation of H. E. Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, H. E. Dr. Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, made a working visit to France on October 29, 2018. Taking into account the bonds of friendship between Ethiopia and France, both leaders…

Ethiopian diplomat arrested for fraud

By Samuel Getachew – The Reporter Ethiopia Ethiopia’s Deputy Consul General in Los Angeles stands accused of visa fraud and faces a maximum sentence of up to 30 years.   Arrested and charged is Desta Woldeyohannes Delkasso, who has been serving at her current role since 2016. The diplomat was arrested on Wednesday for the violations…

A van speeds across Toronto sidewalks, leaving 10 pedestrians dead

(CNN) Ten people are dead and 15 are injured after the driver of a van plowed into multiple pedestrians in Toronto on Monday in what appears to be a deliberate act, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said. Saunders said the suspected driver, Alek Minassian, 25, of Richmond Hill, Ontario, was in custody. Minassian was arrested in…

Barbara Bush, Republican matriarch and former first lady, dies at 92

(CNN) – Barbara Bush, the matriarch of a Republican political dynasty and a first lady who elevated the cause of literacy, died Tuesday, according to a statement from her husband’s office. She was 92. Only the second woman in American history to have had a husband and a son elected President (Abigail Adams was the first),…

Erdogan calls Netanyahu ‘terrorist’, Israel ‘terrorist state’

Turkish president’s comments follow condemnation of Israeli army’s killing of 17 Palestinian protesters in Gaza. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slammed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over his comments targeting Turkey’s ongoing military operation in the northwestern Syrian region of Afrin. His remarks on Sunday came in response to Netanyahu’s earlier comments rejecting Ankara’s “moral lessons” over the…

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