Australia's former PM Bob Hawke dies at 89

OBN May 16, 2019- Former Australian prime minister and Labor Party leader Bob Hawke, who dominated the country's politics in the 1980s, has died at the age of 89. The charismatic politician,...

Trump declares national emergency over IT threats

OBN May 16, 2019- President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency to protect US computer networks from "foreign adversaries". He signed an executive order which effectively bars US...

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo: Reuters journalists freed in Myanmar

OBN May 07, 2019- Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar for their reporting on the Rohingya crisis have been freed. Wa Lone, 33 and Kyaw Soe Oo, 29 were released after a presidential...

AU tells Sudanese military to handover in 60 days

OBN May 05, 2019- The African Union has told the Sudan's military rulers should hand over power to a civilian-led transitional authority within 60 days. That's the message from the African Union...

UNESCO awarded Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Prize for Peace for his commendable work in pursuit of peace

OBN May 03, 2011- UNESCO awarded Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Prize for Peace for his commendable work in pursuit of peace. The Félix Houphouët-Boigny Prize for...

Ethiopian Investment Commission has signed four MoUs with Chinese companies

OBN April 26, 2019- On the margins of the Belt and Road Forum, Ethiopian Investment Commission has signed four MoUs with Chinese companies that have decided to invest in Ethiopia. ...

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visited the China Academy of Space Technology

OBN April 26, 2019- Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visited the China Academy of Space Technology to inspect Ethiopia's 70kg Multi-Spectral Remote Sensing Satellite ETRSS-1. Ethiopia, under...

The Ministry of Trade and Industry has discussed with the Malaysian investors

OBN April 23, 2019- The Ministry of Trade and Industry has met the delegation of the golden African company managing directors to invest the opportunities of edible oil potential capacity in the...

Ambassador Abdulaziz holds talks with Minister of Equipment and Transport of Djibouti

OBN April 09, 2019- Ethiopian Ambassador to Djibouti, H.E. Ambassador Abdulaziz Mohammed met with H.E. Mr. Moussa Ahmed Hassan, Minister of Equipment and Transport of the Republic of Djibouti on...

Ambassador Abdulaziz holds talks with Ministers of Justice, Budget of Djibouti

OBN March 29, 2019- Ethiopian Ambassador to Djibouti, H.E. Ambassador Abdulaziz Mohammed held talks with Djibouti's Minister of Justice and Penitentiary Affairs in charge of Human Rights Mr....

Unilever Ethiopia inaugurated a signal (toothpaste) factory in Ethiopia

OBN March 29, 2019- Unilever Ethiopia inaugurated a signal (toothpaste) factory in Ethiopia at the Eastern industrial park in Dukem, Oromia regional state, 31 kilometers southeast of the...

State Minister Hirut Meets EU Delegation

OBN Mar. 27,2019- State Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mrs. Hirut Zemene met an EU delegation, headed by H.E. Ambassador John Borgstam, EU Ambassador to Ethiopia, this afternoon (March 26). ...

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visits Gedeo community members currently in temporary shelters

OBN March 17, 2019- Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed travelled to Gedeb Woreda this morning to assess the state of Gedeo community members currently in temporary shelters. Members of the...

Dozens Trapped in Nigeria School Building Collapse

OBN March 14, 2019- At least eight people have been killed after a three-story school building collapsed in a densely populated area of Lagos. Thirty-seven people have been rescued from the...

Flamengo football club: Ten die in Rio de Janeiro fire

OBN Feb. 08, 2019- A fire has engulfed a dormitory at the youth team training centre of one of Brazil's biggest football clubs, killing 10 people. Three people were also injured when the fire...

Ethiopia’s Electoral Board issues certificate of registration to four political parties

OBN Feb.  08, 2019-  The National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) has issued certificate of registration to four political parties. NEBE Chairperson, Birtukan Mideksa, told FBC...

PM Dr Abiy receives Republic of Guinea president

OBN Feb.  08, 2019-  Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed today received at his office President Alpha Condé of the Republic of Guinea. He noted the existing friendship between the two...

Ethiopia, Guinea agree to advance ties to strategic level

OBN Feb.  08, 2019-  President Sahle-Work Zewde today held discussion with Republic of Guinea President, Alpha Conde, who is paying a three day official visit to Ethiopia. In a...

Premier meets with EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development

OBN Feb.  08, 2019-  Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed met with the European Union Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Mr. Neven Mimica, at his office this...

Ethiopia, US discuss issues of peace, economic cooperation in Horn of Africa

OBN Feb.  08, 2019-   Ethiopia's State Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Markos Tekle held discussions with Ambassador Tibor Nagy, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs on a...