THE MEN IN NAVY BLUE: Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn with Djibouti President, Ismaïl Omar Guelleh. If they had their way they would own oil the railway and oil pipelines from East Africa to the Gulf of Guinea. (Photo/AFP).

Bullish Ethiopia and Djibouti agree on $1.55Bn pipeline; Kenya’s LAPSSET has reason to worry

BLOOMBERG, Ethiopia and Djibouti are looking to create an African infrastructure hegemony that reaches into West Africa. ETHIOPIA and neighbour Djibouti signed an agreement for a $1.55 billion fuel pipeline with developers Mining,…


Marriott Opens Executive Hotel in Addis Abeba

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – After 45.5 million dollars investment, protracted franchise negotiations, complete remodeling and long delays, Sunshine Investment Group will open Marriott Executive Hotel in Addis Abeba today. Sunshine expects the…

Ethiopian runner Genet Lire cries while looking through her photo album, having fled her home and family for a new life in the US. Photograph: Toni L Sandys/The Washington Post

Ethiopian runners begin new lives after fleeing to the United States – The Guardian

Genet Lire locked herself in a bathroom stall at Dulles International Airport and hid. The clock was ticking. If she was found, she would have to get on the plane and return…

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