Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Ethiopia: Ethnic Strife Claims More Than 200 Lives

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Witnesses in Ethiopia said Sunday that more than 200 people, mostly ethnic Amhara, have been killed in an attack in the country’s Oromia region...

Ethiopia: Organized Crime Pours Cold Water On Coffee Exports – Analysis

Ethiopian law prohibits the sale of export-quality coffee locally. Despite this, the country – regarded as the birthplace of coffee according to the legend of ‘Kaldi...

Is Somaliland-Ethiopia Trade Relations Shaking or Breaking?

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The news of Ethiopia’s exclusion from the Berbera Port deal followed the passage of the US' Somaliland Partnership act. The Ethiopia-Somaliland partnership stands as one...

Traders Await Trade Deal Between Somaliland, Ethiopia to Use Berbera Port

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Traders in Ethiopia are awaiting the realization of a trade agreement between the Ethiopian and Somaliland governments to begin using the Berbera Port to...

Egypt Warily Eyes Somalia Political Developments

Cairo has little to say about the return of Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as Somalia’s president, keeping an eye on the Horn of Africa amid...

Somaliland Welcomes Closer Ethiopia Trade Partnership Despite Failure to Meet Port Share Conditions

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Ethiopia has lost 19 percent of its stake in the port of Berbera over failure to fulfill conditions required to complete the ownership deal,...

Ethiopia Revokes Over 800 Khat Export Licenses

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The Ethiopian Ministry of Trade and Regional Integration announced that around 830 khat exporters' licences were revoked for not renewing their exporting permits.  40...

Djibouti seeks binding agreement with Ethiopia to connect railway with port

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Ethiopia’s attempts to use the Ethio-Djibouti railway for fuel transport faces setbacks Authorities in Djibouti want Ethiopia to sign a binding agreement to use their...

Ethiopia: A Decline to Khat Revenue

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Contraband, customs bureaucracy, the excise tax on khat trade, & poor monitoring are identified as major causes for the decline. Khat export was not satisfactory...

Hold-thy-tongue Diplomacy in Ethiopia

The sudden but quiet departure of a U.S. envoy to the region sends a powerful signal about the need for action in ending a...