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BBN Daily Ethiopian News June 16, 2017

BBN Daily Ethiopian News June 16, 2017

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Eritrea-Ethiopia border tensions persists due to US meddling – President Afwerki

by Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki has accused the United States of being the architects of the borderline tension between them and neighbouring Ethiopia. In a letter addressed to selected heads of states, Afwerki urged his peers to force the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to address what he called “injustices perpetrated […]

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Warmer climate threatens malaria spread in Ethiopia: study

By AFP According to the World Health Organization, there were 212 million cases of malaria worldwide in 2015, and 429,000 deaths Cool, high-lying areas of Ethiopia hitherto shielded from heat-loving malaria mosquitoes are increasingly exposed to the disease as the climate warms, researchers said Thursday. Most Ethiopians live in the country’s highlands, and have long […]

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Ethiopia calls for investment from Nepal

Jun 14, 2017- – Post Report, Kathmandu African nation, Ethiopia has offered Nepali investors to invest in agro-processing, manufacturing, chemical, pharmaceutical, textile, apparels among others. Ethiopian Ambassador to India Asfaw Dingamo who is also accredited to look after Nepal and currently in Kathmandu to inaugurate the Honorary Consul of Ethiopia said that Nepal and Ethiopia […]

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BBN Daily Ethiopian News June 14, 2017

BBN Daily Ethiopian News June 14, 2017

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UK issues travel alert in Ethiopia

Summary Still current at: 14 June 2017 Updated: 13 June 2017 Latest update: Summary – internet services have now been restored; however, internet and other mobile data services can be restricted without notice, hampering the British Embassy’s ability to assist you; you should have alternative communication plans in place when travelling in Ethiopia; Safety & […]

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Turkey ‘wants to open embassies in all African states’

Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Ahmet Yıldız uses African tour to talk up ties between the continent and Ankara Turkey aims to open embassies in all African countries, a senior foreign ministry official said on Wednesday. Deputy Foreign Minister Ahmet Yıldız, speaking in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, said: “We do not want to develop relations […]

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ETHIOPIA’S FIRST BOTANIC GARDEN HAS GLOBAL AMBITIONS FOR ITS FLORA

Gullele Botanic Garden is an oasis of endemic plant life on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s largest city, Addis Ababa. ELIAS GEBRESELASSIEJUN 12, 2017 When Ethiopia’s first botanic garden was established six years ago, few Ethiopians knew of country’s flora heritage. But with agro-ecological zones ranging from 125 meters below sea level to about 5,000 meters […]

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Ethiopia’s Civil Society Getting Squeezed – Salem Solomon

WASHINGTON — From an internet shutdown to convictions of journalists and opposition members, Ethiopia’s civil society has felt like it’s under attack in recent weeks.On May 24, Getachew Shiferaw, editor of the news website Negere Ethiopia, was convicted of “inciting violence” because of a private Facebook conversation. The Ethiopian Federal Court initially charged Shiferaw under the […]

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Ethiopia: 5K Walking for Autism in New York City. – By: Berhane Tadese

June 12, 2017 The Ethiopian Community Mutual Assistance Association (ECMAA) once again had Organized the 5K Walk for Autism in collaboration of local religious organizations in the metropolitan NYC area. ECMAA is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization whose initiative includes to promote awareness on autism disease. The awareness walk was held on Sunday, June […]

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BBN Daily Ethiopian News June 13, 2017

BBN Daily Ethiopian News June 13, 2017

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The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Ethiopia

Ethiopia Travel Warning LAST UPDATED: JUNE 13, 2017 The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Ethiopia due to the potential for civil unrest and arbitrary detention since a state of emergency was imposed in October 2016. The Government of Ethiopia extended the state of emergency on March 15, 2017, and […]

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Ethiopia Trash Landslide Victims Receive Compensation

Salem Solomon Melaskachew Amiha The city of Addis Ababa is distributing more than $4 million to victims of a huge garbage landslide that killed more than 100 people on March 13. Hundreds more were injured or otherwise affected by the disaster at the Koshe landfill on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital. The city raised the […]

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Hiber Radio Daily News June 12, 2017

Hiber Radio Daily News June 12, 2017

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Ethiopia: 5K Walking for Autism in New York City

By: Berhane Tadese  June 12, 2017 The Ethiopian Community Mutual Assistance Association (ECMAA) once again had Organized the 5K Walk for Autism in collaboration of local religious organizations in the metropolitan NYC area. ECMAA is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization whose initiative includes to promote awareness on autism disease. The awareness walk was held on Sunday, June 11, […]

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Ethiopia: BBN Breaking News June 11, 2017

Ethiopia: BBN Breaking News June 11, 2017

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Washington Update – June 12, 2017 – From Friends of Congresman Chris Smith

Representative Christopher Smith (R-NJ) has done more for Ethiopia, and taken a greater interest in Ethiopian human rights and democracy, than any American politician. He has traveled to Ethiopia several times to confront dictators, sponsored legislation that committed the United States to support democracy and civil society in Ethiopia, and held numerous hearings and press […]

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Ethiopia set to run out of food aid for 7.8 million people as drought drags on

Reuters/AP food aid for the current 7.8 million would run out as funds are critically short this year, with Ethiopia receiving only slightly more than half of the $US1.235 billion to meet requirements until July. “We are in a dire situation,” John Aylieff, the World Food Program’s representative in Ethiopia, said during a field trip […]

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Ethiopia: The untold stories of Mengistu Hailemariam’s Sister & Brother Life

Ethiopia: The untold stories of Mengistu Hailemariam’s Sister & Brother Life

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Teddy Afro Joins Unicef To Promote Super Dad’s Campaign

The campaign highlights the importance of love, play, protection as well as good nutrition for the healthy development of children’s brains. Ethiopian Artist Teddy Afro joined other international celebrities in Unicef’s newly-launched Super Dads Campaign. The campaign, which is an initiative to celebrate fatherhood, also highlights the importance of love, play, protection as well as […]

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Ethiopia: XCMG Completes Water Cellar Project in Ethiopia, Bringing Clean Water to 4,000 Local People

PR Newswire (New York) PRESS RELEASE Bahir Dar, Ethiopia — XCMG has held a completion ceremony in Amhara, Ethiopia to celebrate the successful construction of 41 water cellars that will provide access to clean drinking and irrigation water for 4,000 people. Over the past 11 months, Chinese engineers have joined hands with locals to build […]

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Ethiopia eyes role in DP World-managed Somaliland port

Country is in talks to acquire a 19% stake in joint venture administering Berbera port Published: 18:32 June 9, 2017 Gulf News Bloomberg Addis Ababa: Ethiopia is in talks to acquire shares in a joint venture involving DP World Ltd. that will manage a port in northern Somalia, a Somali official said, a move that […]

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BBN Daily Ethiopian News June 9, 2017

BBN Daily Ethiopian News June 9, 2017

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Hiber Radio interview with Dr. Abadir Ibrahim | Must Watch

Hiber Radio interview with Dr. Abadir Ibrahim | Must Watch

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Tackling Ethiopia’s drought the Canadian way

Ethiopia has a plan in place to build long-term drought resilience and rural food, which is almost exactly what Canadians did to build drought resilience on the Prairies during the Dirty Thirties. What the country needs now is money. By ROBERT MCLEMAN Thu., June 8, 2017 What if I told you there was a way […]

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Ethiopia set to approve over $ 13 billion annual budget

(ADDIS ABABA) – The Ethiopian parliament on Thursday deliberated over a draft budget for the upcoming Ethiopian fiscal year of 2010 which begins from August 2017-June 2018. State Minister of Finance and Economic Cooperation, Abraham Tekeste, Thursday presented the draft budget proposed last week to Parliament for discussion. Last Friday the council of ministers proposed […]

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Ethiopia: US Embassy Unhappy With Ethiopian Airlines Staff, Spouses Over Medical Bill

By Samson Berhane Some employees allegedly do not disclose the purpose of their travel clearly The US Embassy in Addis Abeba is not happy with employees or spouses of the Ethiopian Airlines who travel to the United States, give birth while on visitors’ visa and return home with outstanding hospital bills. The Embassy has served […]

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BBN Daily Ethiopian News June 7, 2017

BBN Daily Ethiopian News June 7, 2017

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Prof. Getachew Begashaw addressing the ENU Convention in Seattle

SEATTLE – Prof. Getachew Begashaw shares his optimism with the audience of Seattle that the coming together of various political, civic and religious organizations of Ethiopia augurs well for a united, democratic post-TPLF Ethiopia. He made the remark on May 28, 2017 at the Ethiopian National Unity Convention here in this Northwest American city.

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Major Dawit W. Giorgis asks whether the opposition is organized and ready for any development

Major Dawit W. Giorgis asks whether the opposition is organized and ready for any development

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