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Addisalem Hadgu was one of the most emotional Ethiopians that made the trip to Eritrea on Wednesday as a historic commercial flight was received at Asmara International airport for the first time. His story? Two years after Ethiopia and Eritrea went to war in 1998, as the conflict raged on in trenches along the common border, Addisalem’s Eritrean wife, Nitslal Abraha, mysteriously disappeared along with their two daughters. Addisalem, an Ethiopian state TV journalist, embarked on a frantic search. It...

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Two days after Ethiopia named an ambassador to Eritrea, the latter’s president Isaias Afwerki has appointed its first ambassador to its neighbour in two decades, the government said on Saturday. The job went to Semere Russom, Eritrea’s current education minister and former ambassador to the United States, Information Minister Yemane Meskel said on Twitter. President Isaias Afwerki has appointed the current Minister of Education, Mr. Semere Russom, as Ambassador to Ethiopia. Mr. Semere, who will retain his Ministerial...

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Ethiopia’s political and economic reforms have raised confidence in the ‘hard currency’ market, helping to close a once yawning gap between the official and black market exchange rates for its birr currency. As cash – in some cases briefcases full of dollars – pours into banks, local businesses say they are finally feeling relief from a foreign exchange crunch that had seen some segments of the economy grind to a halt. Businesses and analysts in the capital Addis Ababa told Reuters...

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In March 2018, the days leading up to the appointment of a new Prime Minister in Ethiopia were heady – political reforms had been announced and there was an unprecedented prisoner release. Then a state of emergency supposedly to curb rising insecurity. The then PM, Hailemariam Desalegn, had resigned and the ruling coalition was going through an elaborate process to replace him. The name of Abiy Ahmed came up as Desalegn’s successor and on April 2, 2018 he took his oath of office...

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In March 2018, the days leading up to the appointment of a new Prime Minister in Ethiopia were heady – political reforms had been announced and there was an unprecedented prisoner release. Then a state of emergency supposedly to curb rising insecurity. The then PM, Hailemariam Desalegn, had resigned and the ruling coalition was going through an elaborate process to replace him. The name of Abiy Ahmed came up as Desalegn’s successor and on April 2, 2018 he took his oath of office...

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