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Jano Band takes Ethio-rock to Coke Studio Africa

Jano Band takes Ethio-rock to Coke Studio Africa

By Lucy Ilado Ethiopia’s Jano Band will be collaborating with South African singer Shekhinah, as the ethio-rock band makes its Coke Studio Africa debut in Nairobi, Kenya “Being on Coke Studio Africa is very nice – this is the biggest platform for connecting African artists,” said Hailu Amerga, one of the band’s vocalists. “Our collaboration […]

Low power traffic, easy access to land with minimal lease period, says Minister to Indian investors

By TAMIL NADU “Offers low cost power, excellent infrastructure and ready-to-start business facilities” Low power traffic, easy access to land with minimal lease period, excellent infrastructure, ready-to-start business facilities, and duty free and quota free market access to the EU and the US are major advantages for Indian investors in Ethiopia, according to Bogale Feleke […]

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A Water Weed Is Damaging Ethiopia’s Largest Lake and Putting Livelihoods at Risk

Written by Endalk Since 2012, an invasive weed known as the water hyacinth has been subsuming tens of thousands of acreage of the surface of Lake Tana, as well as adjacent wetlands and ranches surrounding the lake. About two million Ethiopians directly depend on the lake as well as adjacent wetlands and ranches for their […]

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BBN Daily Ethiopian News July 20, 2017

BBN Daily Ethiopian News July 20, 2017

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Ethiopia: Cartoon of the day – July 20, 2017

Ethiopia: Cartoon of the day – July 20, 2017

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Ethiopia’s Music of Resistance Stays Strong, Despite Repression

Written by Endalk In Ethiopia, journalists and bloggers have long been subjected to imprisonment and terrorism charges, but musicians have been relatively free — until recently. Over the past year, what activists call “resistance songs” have flooded a tiny corner of the Ethiopian internet. But as political music has become more visible in public life and online, Ethiopian authorities […]

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NEW TAX HIKES PUSHING ETHIOPIANS TO PROTEST THE GOVERNMENT

Etenesh Abera/ Addis Standard Addis Abeba, July 17/2017 – Frustrated by a recent significant tax increase in category “C” tax payers, which consists small businesses with an annual turnover of up to 100,000 Birr, cities in various parts of the Oromia regional state are seeing protesters testing the streets again. On Thursday July 13, Addisu […]

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BBN Daily Ethiopian News July 19,2017

BBN Daily Ethiopian News July 19,2017

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Climate change threatens an ancient way of life in Ethiopia

By Paul Schemm Zeinab Taher once roamed through Ethiopia’s arid Somali region tending a vast herd of 350 sheep, goats and cattle with her nine children. Then the autumn rains failed and the grass that fed her animals didn’t grow. No rain came this spring, either, and the livestock began to die. Now, wrapped in […]

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Ethiopia: Rape as a War Weapon in The Ogaden Region

Rape as a War Weapon in The Ogaden Region from Sara Bernardo on Vimeo. by Sara Bernardo The Ogaden is a region between Somalia and Ethiopia. The Ogaden has been occupied and taken with violence by the Ethiopian forces. 
The Somalis living in the region have been suffering cruel tortures at the hands of the […]

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South Sudan Declares State of Emergency in 4 States – VOA

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN — South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has declared a state of emergency in his home state of Gogrial and parts of three other states where clashes have raged for months between clan-based militias. The country’s information minister, Michael Makuei, said the army would be given powers to stop the fighting in Gogrial […]

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‘Riot control vehicles arrive’ ahead of Kenya’s election – BBC

Over the past few weeks, crowd-control vehicles, guns and tear gas have been shipped into Kenya, reports Kenya’s Standard newspaper. This comes ahead of the general election on 8 August. The newspaper reports at least a dozen new South Korean-made riot control vehicles arrived in Nairobi at the weekend. It also says anti-riot gear including […]

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Ethiopia hails state of emergency for improved security situation

ADDIS ABABA, July 18 (Xinhua) — The Command Post, a special entity established to watch over the implementation of Ethiopia’s state of emergency which came into effect last October, hailed its nine-month performance as successful. Africa’s second most populous nation has been under a state of emergency period for the last nine months, following the […]

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BBN Daily Ethiopian News July 18, 2017

BBN Daily Ethiopian News July 18, 2017

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Eritrea: Thousands of New Young Soldiers Graduate from Sawa

Sawa, 17 July 2017 – Participants of the 30th round National Service and 8th course Vocational Training Center graduated on 15 July in the presence of President Isaias Afwerki, Ministers, Army Commanders, Regional administrators, senior Government and PFDJ officials as well as national association heads and thousands of citizens from different parts in the country […]

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New tax hikes pushing Ethiopians to protest the government

addisstandard 2017-07-17 Etenesh Abera Addis Abeba, July 17/2017 – Frustrated by a recent significant tax increase in category “C” tax payers, which consists small businesses with an annual turnover of up to 100,000 Birr, cities in various parts of the Oromia regional state are seeing protesters testing the streets again. On Thursday July 13, Addisu […]

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BBN Daily Ethiopian News July 17, 2017

BBN Daily Ethiopian News July 17, 2017

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Hiber Radio Daily Ethiopian News July 17, 2017

Hiber Radio Daily Ethiopian News July 17, 2017

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Yehunie Belay Tana ጣና | New Ethiopian Music 2017 (Official Music Video)

Yehunie Belay Tana ጣና | New Ethiopian Music 2017

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The Untold Story Of Mengistu Haile Mariam

The Untold Story Of Mengistu Haile Mariam

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Ethiopia asserts commitment to coordinate with Egypt through GERD negotiations

Ethiopia parliament speaker Abadola Jamida asserted on Saturday his country’s commitment to coordinate with Egypt, whether through areas of joint cooperation or negotiations of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), according to Egypt’s state-owned broadcaster. This came during Jamida’s meeting with an Egyptian delegation in Adis Ababa, headed by Egypt’s Ambassador to Ethiopia Abubakar Hefni […]

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Poor tactics cost Kenya again as Ethiopia sweep medals

Ethiopia’s Nberet Melesa (left) and Bodena Tolesa (right) crosses the finishing line ahead of Kenya’s Japheth Toroitich in the 800m final during the IAAF World Under 18 Championships at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani on July 15, 2017. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO | NATION MEDIA GROUP By AYUMBA AYODI Kenya’s efforts to retain the […]

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Dr Zelalem Teklu on Ethiopian Economy | by Sadik Ahmed | Must Watch Interview

Dr Zelalem Teklu on Ethiopian Economy | by Sadik Ahmed | Must Watch Interview

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CHAN: Ethiopia demolish Djibouti 5-1

Djibouti – Walias of Ethiopia demolished the Shoremen of the Red Sea of Djibouti 5-1 in the first leg match of Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier here today. The two teams will play the return leg match in the southern Ethiopian city of Hawassa on July 23rd The Ethiopian Premier League top scorer Getaneh […]

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Bodies of protesters remain afloat the water

by Aba Gobena Resistance to unjust taxation existed ever since rulers began imposing taxes on their subjects. From Magna Carta through American Revolution to French revolution, many rebellions were prompted by either resentment of taxation or had tax refusal as a component. Protest in the street of Ambo came to effect after the regime dismayed […]

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Ethiopian Musicians Charged With Terrorism for ‘Inciting’ Song Lyrics | Global Voice

by Endalkachew Chala Seven producers and performers of a popular YouTube music video were charged in Ethiopia in late June with terrorism for producing ‘inciting’ audio-visual materials and ‘uploading them on YouTube’. The group members were arrested in December 2016 and were held in detention without charges until last month. Among those facing charges is Seenaa Solomon, a young female […]

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News Analysis: Haile Selassie | Mengistu Hailemariam | Meles Zenawi | by Tamiru Geda

News Analysis: Haile Selassie | Mengistu Hailemariam | Meles Zenawi | by Tamiru Geda

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Bill Gates: We Must Depopulate Africa To Save Europe

Billionaire backtracks on globalist open borders agenda By: Jay Greenberg (Neon Nettle) — Billionaire Bill Gates has spoken out about the immigration crisis in Europe saying that the continent will be “devastated by African refugees” unless severe and immediate action is taken. In an interview with German newspaper, Welt am Sonntag, Gates suggested that European nations […]

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FEDERAL COURT RULES OPPOSITION LEADERS

Mahlet Fasil Addis Abeba, July 13, 2017 – In what was seen as a key decision involving the high profile terrorism charges against 22 mostly opposition party leaders and members, the federal high court 4th criminal bench has today acquitted five of the 22 defendants, reduced the terrorism charge against Bekele Gerba to crime charges, and ordered […]

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Video:  Life in Addis Ababa – by Sadik Ahmed

Video: Life in Addis Ababa – by Sadik Ahmed

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