Official Relations
Official Relations

Ethiopia and the United States: Celebrating One Hundred Years of Official Relations

Ethiopia and the United States celebrate this month the 100th anniversary of contact between the governments of President Theodore Roosevelt and Emperor Menelik II. This month 100 years ago marked the first meeting by an official American delegation with the leader of Africa’s oldest independent country. An American mission led by Robert Peet Skinner arrived […]

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Meles Zenawi

New Hydroelectric Power Plant In Gilgel-Gibe Inaugurated By Prime Minister Meles Zenawi

The Gilgel-Gibe I Hydroelectric Power plant built at a cost of over two billion birr was inaugurated last Saturday at a colorful ceremony attended by Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, government officials and invited members of international community. The power plant, the largest in the country, has an installed capacity of 184 MW and was financed […]

Lalibela
Lalibela

Did The Imam Reach Lalibela?

Last week’s article, on ‘Enbaqom of Debra Libanos, was inspired by an important literary event in Ethiopian studies: the publication by Tsehai Publishers in Holywood, California, of Paul Stenhouse’s English translation of the FUTUH AL-HABASHA, or 16th. century “Conquest of Abyssinia”. This interesting work was written in Arabic by a Yemeni scholar, Shihab ad-din Ahmed […]