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Ethiopian woman gives birth and sits exams 30 minutes later

A woman in Ethiopia has taken her exams in a hospital bed just 30 minutes after giving birth. Almaz Derese, 21, who is from Metu in western Ethiopia, had hoped to sit the tests before her baby was born, but the secondary school exams were postponed because of Ramadan. She went into labour on Monday […]

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Envoy Says Sudan Talks to Resume as Strike Suspended

BY KHALID ABDELAZIZ KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan’s military and opposition groups have agreed to resume talks on the formation of a transitional council, an Ethiopian envoy said on Tuesday, as an opposition alliance said it was suspending its campaign of civil disobedience and strikes. Sudan’s Transitional Military Council also agreed to release political prisoners as […]

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Some Shops Reopen in Sudan’s Cities Despite Strike Call

Shops and businesses have reopened and some traffic returned to the streets of Sudan’s capital of Khartoum and another major city despite calls by pro-democracy protesters to continue a general strike and other civil disobedience. BY BASSAM HATOUM AND SAMY MAGDY, Associated Press KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Shops and businesses reopened Monday and some traffic returned […]

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Boeing Wanted to Wait 3 Years to Fix 737 Max Faulty Warning Light – Report

 Sputnik Boeing software developers tied plane sensor malfunction alerts to optional sensor displays. Warnings never activated on the Indonesian and Ethiopian planes without the optional displays. It took two crashes and hundreds of human casualties before Boeing took addressed the issue discovered back in 2017. In 2017, Boeing unexpectedly discovered that one of the warning indicators […]

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French Development Agency provides 100 m euros to support economic reforms in Ethiopia

aption: President Emmanuel Macron held his first state visit to Ethiopia on March 12. He was welcomed by PM Abiy Ahmed in Lalibela Addis Abeba, June 06/2019 – A signing ceremony of a loan and a grant agreements will take place today at Ministry of Finance between Ahmed Shide, Ethiopian Minister of Finance, Mr Ignace Monkam-Daverat, […]

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Grenade attack in Ethiopia kills football player

ADDIS ABABA, June 7 (Xinhua) — A grenade attack in central Ethiopia’s Oromia regional state has left a football player dead, Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC) reported on Friday. Wondwossen Yohannes, a player for Ethiopian Nekemte Footbal Club, was killed after a grenade was thrown on Wednesday evening in a hotel in Nekemte city, according to […]

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Sudan arrests opposition leaders after Ethiopia mediation effort

Protest leaders Mohamed Esmat and Ismail Jalab arrested shortly after meeting mediator, Ethiopia’s PM Abiy Ahmed. 2 hours ago Sudanese security forces have arrested two opposition leaders shortly after they met with Ethiopia‘s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed during reconciliation talks in Sudan‘s capital, Khartoum. Abiy, who has emerged as a key regional leader, met representatives of both […]

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Sudan opposition leader ‘held’ after meeting Ethiopian PM

Dozens of people have died after Sudan’s military cracked down on a protest camp earlier in the week. An opposition politician has been detained in Sudan after meeting Ethiopia’s prime minister, his party has said. Mohammad Esmat was part of a delegation holding talks with Abiy Ahmed, who flew in from Addis Ababa on Friday. […]

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Andargachew Tsige: New Book

Andargachew Tsige: New Book

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Ethiopia launches new initiative to boost women participation in science, technology

ADDIS ABABA, June 4 (Xinhua) — The Ethiopian Ministry of Innovation and Technology on Tuesday launched a new initiative that aimed to boost women’s participation in technology-related entrepreneurship. The newly launched initiative mainly aimed to promote women entrepreneurs in technology and software science through trainings for women drawn from different parts of the East African […]

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Ethiopia and Kenya are struggling to manage debt for their Chinese-built railways

By Yunnan ChenJune 4, 2019 In the wake of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Forum in Beijing six weeks ago, Ethiopia gained another Chinese debt-concession. China’s second-largest African borrower and prominent BRI partner in infrastructure finance also received a cancellation on all interest-free loans up to the end of 2018. This was on top of previous renegotiated extensions of […]

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Ethiopian churches oppose gay travel company’s tour plans

AFP Anti-gay: Ethiopia is one of the majority of countries in Africa where same-sex relations are illegal Anti-gay: Ethiopia is one of the majority of countries in Africa where same-sex relations are illegal (AFP Photo/RAJESH JANTILAL) Addis Ababa (AFP) – Ethiopia’s religious leaders on Monday urged the government to block a US gay travel company […]

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Protesters shot as Sudan military tries to clear Khartoum sit-in

by Flavia Cappellini 02 Jun 2019 07:02 GMT At least nine killed in ongoing military raid on Khartoum sit-in site, as protesters continue to demand civilian rule. Heavy gunfire has been heard in Sudan‘s capital, Khartoum, as security forces forcefully moved in to clear a protest camp that has been the central point in the demonstrators’ […]

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Washington update

 June 1, 2019 In a letter to United States Senators and Representatives, we wrote that “the present situation in Ethiopia is at critical junction. Armed groups like OLF are harassing the entire population and robbing 18 banks to date to one has been accounted for. Ethnic cleansing is occurring both in Southern and Northern Ethiopia. Ethiopians are concerned […]

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Westminster Abbey stops Ethiopian priests visiting holy tablet

The Observer Christianity Abbey accused of cultural insensitivity over artefact looted in 1868 At the back of an altar in Westminster Abbey is a looted tablet deemed so holy by Ethiopian Christians that only priests from the country’s Orthodox church are able to look at it. But the abbey has been accused of gross cultural […]

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Rita Pankhurst Short Narrative

by Alem T Rita was born in Romania in 1927. She emigrated to the UK with her parents in 1938. After attending the Perse School for Girls in Cambridge she studied modern languages (French & Russian) at Oxford (LMH) & obtained her MA in 1948. She spent the next year in Paris boarding with Russian-speaking […]

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Ms. Mamitu: The Illiterate Surgeon

By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF First published on NY Times  on JUNE 12, 2005 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Just about the worst thing that can happen to a teenage girl in this world is to develop an obstetric fistula that leaves her trickling bodily wastes, stinking and shunned by everyone around her. That happened four decades ago […]

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Turkish charity distributes Holy Qurans in Ethiopia

Turkiye Diyanet Foundation financed printing of 15,000 copies in collaboration with Addis Ababa University Addis Getachew Tadesse   |31.05.2019 ADDIS ABABA The Turkiye Diyanet Foundation (TDV) has begun distributing an Amharic version of the Holy Quran at mosques in Ethiopia’s capital. Some 1,200 copies were given out to worshippers at the Grand Anwar Mosque in […]

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69 Ethiopians arrested over suspected roles in deadly ethnic violenceCGTN

CGTN Ethiopian security forces have arrested 69 people for their roles in recent ethnic violence in western Ethiopia, state media outlet Amhara Mass Media Agency (AMMA) reported on Friday. AMMA reported among the 69 suspects arrested are eight government officials, with investigations continuing to identify other government officials suspected of involvement in recent ethnic violence. […]

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MTN Eyes Ethiopia Entry as Country Prepares to Open Market

By  Loni Prinsloo and  Rebecca Penty Bloomberg May 29, 2019, MTN Group Ltd. has identified Ethiopia as a rare new market into which Africa’s largest wireless carrier wants to expand. “There are a few large markets that are under-penetrated and where there is scope for a No. 1 or No. 2 operator, like Ethiopia,” Chief Executive […]

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Boeing CEO apologizes to victims of Ethiopia, Indonesia crashes

By Nicholas Sakelaris May 30 (UPI) — In his first remarks to news media about two deadly crashes involving his company’s planes, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg apologized to the victims’ families. Muilenburg has been highly visible over the last few months following the crashes of two Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft that killed a combined 346 people. The […]

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My experience on Ethiopian Airline that nearly crashed in Lagos — Obasanjo

LAGOS—FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo has narrated his experience while on board an Ethiopian Airline flight that nearly crashed on Wednesday at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. The airplane, Boeing 777-300, narrowly avoided an accident while trying to land with nearly 400 people on board. In an exclusive interview with PREMIUM TIMES, Chief Obasanjo […]

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Ethiopian Airlines Explains What Happened On ‘Almost Crashed’ Aircraft

BY SAHARAREPORTERS, NEW YORKMAY 30, 2019 thiopian Airlines has confirmed that its aircraft, Boeing 737-300 made a “go-around” at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos on Wednesday. The General Manager, Ethiopian Airlines, Nigeria, Firihiewot Mekonnen said that the aircraft, which departed from Addis Ababa on its way to Lagos had encountered bad weather during landing […]

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Teklemichael Sahlemariam’s Event for immigrants who want to come to Canada from the USA

Teklemichael Sahlemariam’s Event for immigrants who want to come to Canada from the USA

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We’ve not abandoned 140 Nigerians in Ethiopian prisons —FG

John Alechenu, Abuja The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said it has not abandoned the 140 Nigerians being held for various offences at Kality prison, in Ethiopia. Nigerian Ambassador to Ethiopia, Bankole Adeoye confirmed the figure of Nigerians in the Ethiopian jail to ministry officials recently. This was contained in a statement signed by the […]

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Long Before Boeing 737 Max Crash, Ethiopian Air Pilot Warned of Dangers

By Ryan Beene and  Nizar Manek May 28, 2019 An Ethiopian Airlines pilot told senior managers at the carrier months before one of its Boeing Co. 737 Max jets crashed that more training and better communication to crew members was needed to avert a repeat of a similar disaster involving a Lion Air flight. According to emails and documents reviewed by Bloomberg […]

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Ethiopia apologizes for posting map that erased Somalia

By Associated Press May 28, 2019 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopia’s foreign affairs ministry has apologized for a map of Africa that erased neighboring Somalia. Spokesman Nebiat Getachew said in a statement on Tuesday an investigation had begun into how the map was posted on the ministry’s website over the weekend. He said the map […]

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Ethiopia apologises for map that erases Somalia

BBC Ethiopia’s foreign ministry has apologised after a map of Africa on its website incorporated neighbouring Somalia within its own borders. “We sincerely regret any confusion and misunderstanding this incident might have caused,” the statement said. Somalia had been completely erased from the map, but the self-declared territory of Somaliland – which is not internationally […]

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Meet the Ethiopian Boy Whose Rare Startling Blue Eyes Make Him Absolutely Unique

BY DAKSHA DEVNANI AND SIMONE JONKER May 25, 2019 Updated: May 25, 2019 This is the story of a young boy in Ethiopia. The color of his eyes truly stands out as it is extremely rare to find a blue-eyed boy in Ethiopia. Abushe is from Jinka, southern Ethiopia. With his dark skin that accentuates his blue eyes, his look […]

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Ethiopian ethnic violence has forced almost 3m to flee homes

World’s biggest displacement of people threatens reforms of prime minister Abiy Ahmed FT Tom Wilson in Dilla, Ethiopia Please use the sharing tools found via the share button at the top or side of articles. Copying articles to share with others is a breach of FT.com T&Cs and Copyright Policy. Email licensing@ft.com to buy additional rights. […]

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Va. man sentenced to federal prison in connection with atrocities during Ethiopia’s ‘Red Terror’

By Martin Weil May 24 at 9:06 PM An Alexandria man was sentenced Friday to 37 months in federal prison in connection with statements he made about his role in the “Red Terror,” a campaign of violence 40 years ago in Ethi­o­pia, officials said. Mergia Negussie Habteyes, 58, hid a background as a human rights abuser […]

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United Airlines will cancel more Boeing 737 Max flights

Grounding to continue until August By: Jackie Wattles and Gregory Wallace, CNN Business United Airlines now plans to cancel all flights involving Boeing 737 Max planes until August — a month longer than previously announced. The airline expects to cancel roughly 2,400 flights in June and July, a large chunk of the busy summer travel season. “We […]

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Network of Ethiopian Scholars (NES):  Celebrate Africa Day to Learn all of Africa’s Positive Contributions to the World!

NES COMMENTARY No.45 Network of Ethiopian Scholars (NES): May 25, 2019 Title: Celebrate Africa Day to Learn all of Africa’s Positive Contributions to the World! by Mammo Muchie: DST/NRF SARChI Research Professor, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa & Chair of the Board of the Ethiopian Professional Association In Southern Africa (EPASA https://www.ethpasa.org/)   Inspiration                “I […]

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ETHIOPIA HOSTS $173,000-A-SEAT DINNER TO BEAUTIFY CAPITAL

The state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate published pictures of diners, some wearing tuxedos, seated at a long rose-covered banquet table. AFP | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – More than 200 people paid an eye-watering $173,000 to attend a dinner thrown by Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to raise funds to beautify the capital Addis Ababa, state media reported […]

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Facebook Removed Nearly 3.4 Billion Fake Accounts In Last Six Months

Vanessa Romo Political Reporter Facebook says it removed 3.39 billion fake accounts from October to March. That’s twice the number of fraudulent accounts deleted in the previous six-month period. In the company’s latest Community Standards Enforcement Report, released Thursday, Facebook said nearly all of the fake accounts were caught by artificial intelligence and more human monitoring. They also […]

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Priyanka Chopra: Female rights are human rights

FATMA ABUSIEF Inside her trip to Ethiopia with UNICEF There is no stopping for Priyanka Chopra, who jetted to Ethiopia, straight from Cannes. This past week, the Isn’t it Romantic actress made her Cannes debut, and then stole the show with her husband Nick Jonas a day later. But, it is not all just glamour and parties for […]

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Accused Somali war criminal, Uber driver found guilty of torturing teen in 1980s

By: Crystal Bonvillian, Cox Media Group National Content Desk ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A former Somali army colonel accused of war crimes was found guilty of torture Tuesday in Virginia, where he’s lived for decades and, up until earlier this month, worked as a driver for both Uber and Lyft. A federal civil jury ordered Yusuf Abdi […]

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The families of Boeing crash victims could be left with nothing

By Natasha FrostMay 22, 2019 Quartz The French widow of a man killed in the Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max crash is seeking $276 million in damages from Boeing, with her lawyer arguing that the plane manufacturer “acted recklessly, willfully and with conscious disregard to the safety of its passengers.” Nadege Dubois-Seex—whose husband, Jonathan, died in the March crash—filed […]

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Husband Killed In Ethiopian Air Crash, Woman Sues Boeing For $276 Million

The crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 near the capital Addis Ababa killed all 157 passengers and crew aboard. World | Reuters | PARIS: A French woman whose husband was killed in the March crash of a Boeing 737 MAX airliner in Ethiopia has filed a U.S. lawsuit against the planemaker seeking at least $276 million in damages, her […]

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The ‘sacred forests’ of northern Ethiopia

They were found through a quirk of the region’s geopolitical history, which left a photographic trail of WWII aerial photos and declassified Cold War-era spy satellite images. By Sarah Hewitt 21 May 2019 A group of children were listening to a story beneath the shade of an African juniper tree in a small church forest […]

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ETHIOPIA’S TREATMENT OF ITS OWN IDPS MAKING CRISIS WORSE

Refugees International  May 18, 2019 Last year, in southern Ethiopia, intercommunal violence caused hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes. Refugees International (RI) is deeply alarmed by the Ethiopian government’s renewed effort to carry out forced returns of these internally displaced people (IDPs). “The government’s actions are making an ongoing humanitarian crisis even worse,” said RI Senior Advocate Mark Yarnell, who […]

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PM Abiy Ahmed hosts glitzy fundraising dinner for the elite

The dinner, dubbed “the most expensive in the country”, saw 200 business people and representatives gather in Addis Ababa. Guests paid $173,000 (£136,000) to dine at the former emperor Menelik’s palace. Since coming to power last year, Mr Abiy has pushed for wide-scale economic reform in Ethiopia. The glitzy event was held to help pay […]

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