Africa: Fortumo Payment Solutions launched in three Nations

The mobile payments company Fortumo announced it has launched direct carrier billing in three new African markets, according to a company press release. More than 52 million people in Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia and Senegal can now make digital payments and have the purchases charged to their mobile phone bill. App stores, digital merchants, and game […]


Ethiopia: Work on increasing Bilateral trade ongoing

Ethiopia and Russia agreed to work more on boosting mutual investment and trade, Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said recently after a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov. Ghebreyesus noted that regular political dialogue is maintained between the two countries which “helps to maintain relations on a regular basis.” The Ethiopian foreign minister […]


Ethiopia : African security forum kicks off

The 5th Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa has kicked-off in Ethiopia with the participation of several African leaders to discuss challenges facing the continent. Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, who addressed the opening of the forum, said that Africa suffers from a number of security and political challenges that requires African leaders to […]


Africa: African Union Mission (AMISOM) gets helicopters donation

Ethiopia and Kenya have reportedly offered to send helicopters to Somalia to support the African Union Mission (AMISOM) forces who are currently fighting the al-Qaida allied Al-Shabaab militants. Sources at the AU said the two nations offered to deploy undisclosed numbers of attack and transport helicopters to reinforce the fight against Al-Shabaab. In 2012, the […]


Egypt: Discussions on Joint Ownership of Pharmaceutical factories with Ethiopia and Gabon ongoing

Egypt’s Minister of Health and Population Ahmed Emad Eddin will be meeting with the Ethiopian and Gabonese ministers of health scheduled Sunday during his time at Africa Forum 2016 to discuss the establishment of two pharmaceutical factories in both countries in the upcoming period. Emad said Ethiopian and Egyptian companies will jointly finance the two […]


Africa: Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan agrees to Strengthen Trilateral ties

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan agree on measures to strengthen trilateral ties. The summit meeting was held following talks between the Egyptian and Ethiopian foreign ministers on the Ethiopian dam. According to presidency spokesman Alaa Youssef, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir and Ethiopian PM Hailemariam Desalegn agreed on the importance of bolstering cooperation strategies […]