Ivanka Trump In Africa For Women’s Economic Summit

Ivanka Trump arrived in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, Sunday for a summit on African women’s economic inclusion and anka Trump arrived in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, Sunday for a summit on African women\’s economic inclusion and empowerment.

In addition to attending the summit, the daughter of the U.S. president, who is also an advisor to her father, will meet with female workers in the coffee industry, and tour a female-run textile facility.

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46 New Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn in at U.S. Embassy

46 New Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn in at U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia.
Ambassador Michael Raynor administered the oath of service to 46 new Peace Corps Volunteers at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa yesterday.

These Volunteers will be working on community-based engagement in the areas of health, agriculture and education in the Amhara, Tigray, Oromia, and SNNP regions.

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US pledges US$4 M to improve rule of law institutions in Ethiopia

The United States of America has announced the launch of its new two-year US$4 million project for for Ethiopia to help improve and strengthen institutions working in areas of rule of law.

Feteh (justice), is a program funded by the US Agency For International Development (USAID) and will provide support for the Attorney General’s office and the Supreme Court’s efforts to expand their independent decision-making and oversight capacities.

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The African Renaissance the U.S. Can’t Afford to Miss

By Markos Kounalakis

Ethiopia is the latest nation where an international aviation accident is in sharp focus, but the country itself is treated merely as the hazy backdrop and tragic context for a larger geopolitical story.

This one involves Boeing, China trade wars, and the credibility of American regulatory institutions.

All important stories, for sure, but Ethiopia is more than the tragically fatal scene of a plane crash. With more than 100 million people, Ethiopia is the second most populous African nation after Nigeria. Landlocked Ethiopia is also the continent’s fastest growing economy with arguably its most dynamic young leader.

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Suspicion and strife strain Ethiopian plane crash probe

By Maggie Fick, Tim Hepher
At the headquarters of the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority, a paper sign balanced above room 107 and a threadbare square of carpet welcome a stream of foreign visitors to the Accident Investigation Bureau.

The office – with three investigators and an annual budget of less than 2.5 million Birr ($89,000) – is leading a multi-party, multi-nation probe into what caused an Ethiopian Airlines flight to crash on March 10, killing all 157 people on board.This modest agency is under intense international scrutiny because the results of its investigation could have far-reaching consequences for the global aviation industry.

If the investigators highlight flaws in the 737 MAX 8 that echo a recent crash of the same model in Indonesia, their report could deal a major blow to Boeing, the world’s biggest planemaker and a massive U.S. exporter.

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Ethiopia is fighting long odds, and winning, thanks to US

By Megan Dohert and Bill O’Keefe

Fourteen years ago, Mustefa Hafiz and 1,300 farmers in his village in Ethiopia could barely grow enough food to feed their families.

Today, Mustefa harvests over 30,000 pounds of potatoes and other crops each year. He also earns $9,700 in annual profit, enough to enroll his daughters in school and build a house equipped with a water pump and modern outhouse.

Thanks to the generosity of the American people, U.S. foreign aid has helped Mustefa and millions of Ethiopians work their way out of poverty.

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