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Highly problematic that peace prize winner Abiy Ahmed is silent: Nobel body

Highly problematic that peace prize winner Abiy Ahmed is silent: Nobel body

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, the 2019 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, has rarely given interviews since taking office last year. AP | PTI  |  Copenhagen Last Updated at December 5, 2019 The director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute says it is “highly problematic” that Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, the 2019 winner of the Nobel Peace […]

Abiy Ahmed Is on the 2019 TIME 100 List

Who Should Be TIME’s Person of the Year for 2019? We want to hear from you! Cast your vote for the person or group of people who had the greatest influence on the events of the year—for better or worse. We’ll reveal the 2019 Person of the Year, chosen by TIME’s editors, on Dec. 11. […]

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What Makes a Church? A Tiny, Leafy Forest

In Ethiopia, church forests are withstanding environmental destruction — but just barely. By Jeremy Seifert Mr. Seifert is a filmmaker. Dec. 3, 2019 I grew up attending churches surrounded by parking lots and populated by congregations that didn’t connect their spirituality to ecology. So when I first heard about the church forests of Ethiopia, I was […]

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Fears That Saudi-Exported Extremism Is Spreading Throughout Africa

Ethiopia has been shaken by attacks on Christian churches, and some fear that Wahhabism may be to blame. World/Fears That Saudi-Exported Extremism Is Spreading Throughout Africa WORLD Christians leave a church in Ethiopia. Credit: James Jeffrey DECEMBER 4, 2019 JAMES JEFFREY After remaining under the international media’s radar for more than a year, attacks against […]

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Ethiopia’s Sidama people have voted for their own state, a turning point for an uncertain federalism

By Yonatan FesshaDecember 3, 2019 Marie-Curie Fellow, EURAC Research and Associate Professor, Public Law and Jurisprudence, University of the Western Cape Nov. 20, 2019 might go down in history as one of the turning points for federalism in Ethiopia. It was the day on which a clause of the Ethiopian constitution that gives ethnic communities the right to […]

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Ethiopians in D.C launch a multilingual public opinion platform in Ethiopia

The launch of a public opinion research platform dedicated to social, business and political topics in Ethiopia, www.ethiopoll.com. The objective is to help fill the public opinion data gap that is observed in Ethiopia, both in the private and public sectors. Our surveys will focus on current social, business, and political issues in the country. […]

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Eskinde Nega At UN !!

By Tedla Asfaw A Brief Time With A Humble Man !!! It was a memorable night with a remarkable man. Eskinder Nega Tour in America brought Ethiopians in large numbers with great passion last month. Some came to see him from far sometimes very hard to meet him to thank him personally or take picture […]

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Egypt and Sudan in talks to defuse tensions over Ethiopian dam

Global development is supported by About this content Saeed Kamali Dehghan @SaeedKD Tue 3 Dec 2019  Nile basin countries fear for their future water supplies as the Grand Renaissance hydroelectric project reaches completion A new round of high-level talks has started in Cairo between three Nile basin countries aimed at resolving disputes over Ethiopia’s controversial Grand […]

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An Ethiopian Gallery Enriches a Global Art Conversation

With a trip to the Untitled fair in Miami, Addis Fine Art adds to the connections it’s building between Ethiopian artists and the rest of the world. Mesai Haileleul, left, and Rakeb Sile in front of works by Merikokeb Berhanu.Credit…Addis Fine Art By Ginanne Brownell Mitic New York Times LONDON — How Addis Fine Art got off […]

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Ethiopia defense minister breaks ranks with ally PM Abiy

AFP Ethiopia’s defence minister has criticised plans to transform the ruling coalition into a single party, Analysts say the public split between the country’s most powerful ethnic Oromo politicians could increase political uncertainty ahead of the May polls ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopia’s defence minister, a key ally of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, has criticised plans to […]

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Orphans of Ethnic Violence in Ethiopia

Excellence International Holistic Ministries e.V Germany is organizing this fundraiser The recent ethnic violence in Ethiopia led to death of hundreds  and displacement of more than 3 million people in the country. This caused thousands of children to be orphaned. Though most of the displaced returned back to their localities with the aid of the […]

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Ethiopian runners win SCO Kunming International Marathon

KUNMING, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) — Ethiopian runners swept the titles in both men’s and women’s events at the 2019 SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) Kunming International Marathon in southwest China’s Yunnan province on Sunday. Dereje Debele Tulu from Ethiopia won the men’s full marathon race in 2:13:18, while his compatriot Mulu Seboka Seyfu triumphed in the […]

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Ethiopian Defense Minister Opposes Premier’s Party Merger Plan

By  Samuel Gebre/ Bloomberg November 29, 2019,  Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is facing opposition from one of his closest allies in his proposal to merge the ruling coalition into a new party. Defense Minister Lemma Megersa said he disagrees with the rushed merger of political parties, according to an interview with the Voice of America. Lemma […]

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East African leaders discuss Red Sea security

Leaders meet in 13th ordinary session of IGAD country heads assembly Addis Getachew   |29.11.2019 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Leaders of East Arica’s eight-nation security and trading bloc met in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Friday, to discuss security in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. During the 13th ordinary session of the Intergovernmental […]

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Youth for Peace Ethiopia: Cross-Regional Dialogue and Experience Sharing

Workshop, Building the capacity of Young People in nation building, governance and peacebuilding efforts Addis Ababa, 29 November 2019: As part of wider efforts to build the capacity of young people in nation and peacebuilding processes, the Youth for Peace (Y4P) Africa Program of the African Union Commission, managed by its Peace and Security Department, in collaboration […]

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Ethiopia’s prime minister warns of war with Egypt over dam project

By MEE and agencies Abiy Ahmed says his country could mobilise ‘millions of people’ to fight but negotiations are a better solution Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister Abiy Ahmed said on Tuesday that his country is capable of mobilising millions to fight Egypt over a disputed dam project, but that talks are the best […]

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Ethiopian Airlines A350 In Collision With Turkish Cargo A330

A Turkish Airlines clipped an Ethiopian Airlines plane at Kinshasa Airport. The wing of a Turkish Airlines A330-200F (reg. TC-JOV) clipped horizontal stabilizer of an Ethiopian Airlines Airbus A350-900 (reg. ET-AWO). The incident took place on the taxiway of Kinshasa-N’Djili Airport, DR Congo. ouece – AIRLIVE net

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Ethiopia’s Digitization Drive Attracts Global Tech Giants

By Samuel Gebre/ Bllomberg November 27, 2019 The two big names in the technology world, Twitter Chief Executive Officer and co-founder Jack Dorsey and former Alibaba Group chairman Jack Ma, are in Ethiopia this week as Africa’s second most populous country’s aggressive digitization drive to create jobs is attracting global interest. The Twitter CEO is in the […]

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Ethiopian Jews Celebrate Festival of Sigd, Now a State Holiday in Israel avatar

by Algemeiner Staff Ethiopian Jews celebrated on Wednesday one of their most-significant holidays, the festival of Sigd. A decade ago, Sigd was recognized as a state holiday in Israel, where most Ethiopian Jews now live. In a message published on the eve of Sigd, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the holiday “expresses the covenant of the […]

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Refusing to move, an Ethiopian congregation is arrested Share

November 27, 2019 By World Watch Monitor The authorities in Ethiopia’s northern region of Amhara had told the Ethiopian Fellowship of Evangelical Students it no longer could operate in the town of Debark. They were ordered to move 80 km southwest, to Gonder city. The Evangelical fellowship didn’t budge. Instead, it lodged a complaint. Nothing […]

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60 Minutes visits Lalibela, a holy site where 200,000 Ethiopian Orthodox Christians make pilgrimage

60 Minutes visits mysterious The story of 11 Ethiopian churches, each carved from a single block of stone, with no brick, no mortar, nor wood, is a creation story you’ll need to see to believe. 60 Minutes reports, Sunday https://www.cbsnews.com/video/lalibela-a-place-where-faith-mystery-and-miracles-coexist-60-minutes-2019-11-26/ The Ethiopian Orthodox Church says the churches were made by angels, but no one knows […]

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What does the Ethiopian Red Cross Society have in common with Jawar Mohammed?

Netsanet Zeleke (Ethiopia) Understandably, the Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) is established with its own charter and is a member of the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent. These international humanitarian societies are bonded with the 191 national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies […]

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Employment service: Young Ethiopian-Israelis struggling to find work

The latest figures were published by the Employment Service on Sunday, ahead of the Ethiopian-Jewish holiday of Sigd, which begins on Tuesday evening. By EYTAN HALON Jerusalem Post NOVEMBER 24, 2019 Young Israeli adults of Ethiopian origin struggle more than the average young Israeli to find employment, figures published by the Israeli Employment Service have revealed. Among […]

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”There is a terrorist command center in USA working to destabilize Ethiopia and the horn of Africa” Ethiopian”  Journalist Eskindir Nega

Breaking News Ethiopia – ”There is a terrorist command center in USA working to destabilize Ethiopia and the horn of Africa” Ethiopian journalist Eskindir Nega disclosed in Washington DC on November 24,2019.ማዕከሉን አሜሪካ ያደረገ የሽብር ቡድን ኢትዮጵያን ለማተራመስ እየሰራ ነው። (ቪድዮ) የሽብር ቡድኑ በኢትዮጵያ ሴሎች፣የዕዝ ሰንሰለት እና ከመካከለኛው ምስራቅ የሚያገኘው የገንዘብ ፈሰስ አለ። The terrorist team […]

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Scientists Find Place In Ethiopia Where No Life Exists Despite Abundant Water

The infernal landscape of Dallol, located in the Ethiopian depression of Danakil, extends over a volcanic crater full of salt, where toxic gases emanate and water boils in the midst of intense hydrothermal activity. Science | Indo-Asian News Service ADDIS ABABA: There is a place on Earth which does not harbour any form of life despite presence of […]

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Ethiopian referendum overwhelmingly backs new federal region

Ethiopia’s Sidama people have voted overwhelmingly for a new federal region, with 98 percent choosing autonomous rule, the electoral board said on Saturday. The result means a major shakeup in Ethiopia, with analysts saying it could inspire other groups to push for autonomy to redraw boundaries in Africa’s second most populous country, with more than […]

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Somali Democratic Party CC chief says Executive, Central Committees not mandated to dissolve SDP

Addis Abeba, November 21/2019- In a statement sent to Addis Standard, Mohammed Olad, media and communication advisor of Mestafe Omer, Somali regional state vice president, said that Eng. Mohamed Shalle, SDP Central Committe Bureau Head announced via the Somali Region State Boradcaster that the party’s Executive Committee (EC) and Central Committee (CC) members “don’t have the power to […]

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Protesters speak out against Jawar Mohamed during stop in Las Vegas

by: Lucas Wright Posted: Nov 20, 2019  LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A large protest was held in Las Vegas tonight, where hundreds turned out to speak out against Ethiopian Jawar Mohammed. Mohammed is traveling across the U.S. ahead of the 2020 elections in Ethiopia. The protesters claim he is a “terrorist” who has caused violent and deadly […]

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Passenger on Ethiopian Airlines flight held after bomb claim

By Elias Meseret | AP  November 21, 2019 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — An Ethiopian Airlines flight in Burundi was disrupted when a man locked himself in a bathroom on the plane and claimed to have a bomb, a passenger and authorities said Thursday. Sally Hayden in a Twitter post cited local police as saying they eventually broke down […]

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Ethiopian Ethnic Group Votes On Whether Its Region Should Secede

Ethiopia is a hugely diverse nation home to hundreds of ethnic groups. A vote for independence by one of those groups could lead to secession demands elsewhere and test the nation’s federalist system. RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: Heard on Morning Edition The world’s newest Nobel Peace Prize winner is facing one of his biggest tests. His name […]

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‘Born again’ Ethiopian minority votes on autonomy

By Giulia Paravicini HAWASSA, Ethiopia (Reuters) – Members of Ethiopia’s Sidama minority remembered loved ones lost in their long struggle for autonomy as they voted on Wednesday in a self-determination referendum that tests Ethiopia’s ability to manage ethnic demands after more than a year of reforms. Sidama voters described the referendum as the achievement of […]

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Ethiopia asked France to acquire Rafale, nuclear missiles: French Newspaper

By Taha Sakr  This list included 12 fighter jets (including Rafale and Mirage 2000), 18 helicopters, two military transport planes manufactured by Airbus, 10 Dassault Drones, electronic jamming systems, and about thirty M51 missiles with a range of more than 6,000 kilometres capable of carrying nuclear warheads. The weekly French political and news magazine Le […]

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UNDER THE SKIN Update on the global crisis for donkeys and the people who depend on them.

Donkeys face population collapse due to skin trade Donkey populations collapsing in some countries across Africa, South America and Asia Millions of donkeys killed by traders for their skins to be used in traditional Chinese medicine Pregnant mares, foals and sick animals illegally stolen, transported and killed Biosecurity risk of anthrax and equine flu throughout […]

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Radisson Hotel Bahir Dar to open in Ethiopia

Radisson Hotel Group has signed Radisson Hotel Bahir Dar, located in the northeast of Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia. It will be the first Radisson branded hotel and the group’s fourth hotel in the country. This deal brings the group’s portfolio to almost 100 hotels in operation and underdevelopment in Africa. The Radisson Hotel Bahir […]

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Third day EPRDF EC discussing “Prosperity Party” Regulation

Read : Exclusive-Prosperity-Party-Regulation Ephream Sileshi/ Addis Standard EPRDF office has released several pictures taken from the first day of the ongoing EC meeting Photo© Addis Standard Addis Abeba November 18/2019 – The Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) Executive Committee meeting has entered its third day today in what would become the last such meetings before […]

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Ethiopian human rights boss battles scant resources

By Giulia Paravicini ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – When Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appointed a former political prisoner in July as head of the state-funded human rights commission, supporters hailed it as a sign the country might finally tackle abuses by security forces and move to break a cycle of bloody ethnic feuds. Daniel Bekele […]

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Hundreds protest controversial figure outside South Seattle center

SEATTLE – Hundreds of people are protesting controversial figure Jawar Mohammed outside of the Filipino Community Center in South Seattle Sunday. Tensions are rising outside of the center, with some people describing Mohammed as an “extremist.” Hundreds protest controversial figure outside South Seattle center (KOMO News) Mohammad is inside the center speaking. KOMO News was […]

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Ethiopia Ruling Coalition Seeks to Further Unite Ahead of Vote

By Samuel Gebre November 16, 2019 Ethiopia’s ruling coalition took a step closer to the creation of a national unity party as Africa’s second most-populous nation prepares for elections. The executive committee of the alliance voted for the merger of the four parties, Fikadu Tessema, a committee member, said in an interview with the Ethiopian […]

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Ethiopia’s inability to protect its ethnic minorities is the biggest obstacle to peace

By Yoseph Y. Getachew November 15, 2019 Ethiopia is currently unenviably leading the world on internally displaced persons. Africa’s second most populous nation is undergoing a massive and under-reported humanitarian crisis, with three million of its people internally displaced as conflicts flare along ethnic lines. At the center of this crisis is the country’s unique federal system that […]

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A Make-or-Break Moment Nears for Ethiopia’s Political Transformation

Stephen Rakowski Sub-Saharan Africa Analyst, Stratfor HIGHLIGHTS Hard-line regionalism and interethnic violence will likely surge in the run-up to Ethiopia’s May 2020 elections as competing groups increasingly clash for power. Should Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed fail to unite his unpopular ruling coalition, it will weaken his government’s ability to defeat opposition parties that could […]

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Vision Ethiopia’s Letter to Speaker of the House of Peoples Representatives

Honorable Dr. Tagesse Chafo Speaker of the House of Peoples Representatives Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Re: Prevention of genocide and crimes against humanity Dear Honorable Speaker of the House, On behalf of the Board of Vision Ethiopia, an independent and nonpartisan network of Ethiopian academics and professionals, allow me to register our deep sadness […]

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Ethiopian Ordered Airbus A350s To Reduce Its Boeing Dependence

byChris Loh On Sunday morning at Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Ethiopian Airlines celebrated the first arrival of its Airbus A350 to the city. Previous flights have utilized the Boeing 777 as well as the Boeing 787. At the event, Ethiopian Airlines’ Country Manager for Canada talked about the great features of this latest addition […]

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