Addis Ababa June 27/2015 A Peace Support Training Center (PSTC) built at cost of over 123 million birr was inaugurated today in Addis Ababa.
The center, expected to benefit not only Ethiopia but also sub-regional peace and security institutions in Africa, serves as a training facility for peace keeping organizations within and around the Horn of Africa.
Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, President Dr Mulatu Teshome, said the completion of the Center has a vital role to successfully attain international peace keeping missions.
The external assessment team that conducted the final Polio outbreak assessment in Ethiopia earlier this month has confirmed that Ethiopia has successfully interrupted the transmission of the Wild Polio Virus outbreak nearly two years after the outbreak was confirmed in the Horn of Africa.
The IGAD-Plus mediation on South Sudan was launched on Sunday (June 14). Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam, Chairperson of the IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government, said IGAD firmly believed that IGAD-PLUS would enable IGAD to continue to provide leadership to the mediation process through the facilitation of the negotiations between the South Sudanese parties while the other members of IGAD-PLUS could provide unequivocal and solid support.
Addis Ababa May 26/2015 The African Union Election Observation Mission said today that the general election held on Sunday was peaceful and credible.
A preliminary statement presented by Head of the Observer Mission, Hifikepunye Pohamba noted that the election provided opportunity for the Ethiopian people to express their choices at the polls.
Addis Ababa May 24/2015 The African Union observation team visited polling station today said the process seems to be going on well in all areas.
The African Union observation team, which visited polling stations in Addis Ababa briefed journalists about its observations.
The team visited polling station 19 near Atlas Hotel to observe the closing of the polls and counting of votes.