Rwandan president Paul Kagame is in Ethiopia for a three-day official visit which started on Friday. He arrived in Addis Ababa on Thursday evening and was received by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed at the airport.
Day one of his visit was packed with bilateral meetings, a visit to the Hawassa industrial park and a banquet in his honour in the evening.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs shared pictures of the welcoming ceremony that included the presentation of a bouquet of flowers and a national guard of honour. Kagame and his host held bilateral talks at the national palace.
President Kagame is a freedom fighter, great gift for the people of Rwanda and for the continent. After fighting for freedom it is difficult to establish institutions, but when you go to Rwanda you can see how this leader has changed the country.
Rwandan, Ethiopian leaders to visit Chinese-built industrial park
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Rwandan President Paul Kagame will visit Ethiopia's flagship Hawassa Industrial Park on Friday, the Ethiopian government said Wednesday.
The Ethiopian Government Communications Affairs Office (GCAO) said in a statement that Kagame, during his three-day official visit to Ethiopia, has scheduled to visit the Chinese-built industrial park.
The industrial park, which the Ethiopian government considers as a model for the construction of other industrial zones across the country, has proved successful immediately after its inauguration in July 2016, mainly by attracting various world-class textile and apparel companies to the country.
According to the statement from GCAO, Kagame's visit to the Hawassa industrial park and other infrastructures in Ethiopia is expected to share the positive aspects of Ethiopia's experience on the sector to Rwanda.
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(Xinhua) -- Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday warned his government is investigating public officials who allegedly have illicit foreign bank accounts.
Ahmed, made the remarks during a discussion with senior government officials at the Prime Minister residence office, reported state media Ethiopia News Agency.
The PM didn't specifically identify government officials currently under investigation or the names of foreign countries that are collaborating with his government to uncover alleged illicit foreign bank accounts.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was sworn in on April 2, with promises to instill good governance and fight corruption in one of Africa's star economies.
The Ethiopian government has identified corruption and rent-seeking activities as part of the reason Ethiopia was rocked by sweeping unrest in 2016.
The Ethiopian government has since then promised to crack down on grand scale corruption which has afflicted one of the world's fastest growing econom…
Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) has officially launched an e-ticketing service at the Addis-Ababa Stadium with is aimed at reducing the long queues before football games.
The service was outsourced from a technology company named Kifya Financial Technology PLC, who signed a five-year-agreement with the football governing body.
Codenamed by the provider as ‘ Yene Ticket’/ ‘My Ticket’ the payment service will see the technology company getting 1.5% of the entry fee as the 68% will be shared to the home side club and the remaining 20.5% goes to the federation.
After securing the deal in September 2017, the Ethiopia based financial Technologies Company had been taking a pilot project at the stadium for the past three months.
The tickets can be bought at any of Kifya’s agents across the city, shops around the stadium or via a mobile app starting from a week ahead of the match day.
The tickets have a barcode that can be scanned by the validator machines installed at the 13 entryways to …