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871 people contract cholera in Ethiopia

The disease has so far caused deaths of 17 persons, health officials confirmed Addis Getachew Tadesse   |02.07.2019 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Ethiopia has diagnosed 871 people with cholera – an acute infectious diarrhoeal disease, an official said on Tuesday. “So far, 871 people have been diagnosed with cholera in different areas,” the local broadcaster FANA […]

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Violent protests erupt in Israel over police shooting of unarmed Ethiopian teen

Israel’s Ethiopian community has long experienced discrimination. By Alex Ward@AlexWardVoxalex.ward@vox.com  Updated Jul 2, 2019 Israel is currently being consumed by violent protests over the killing of an unarmed Ethiopian Israeli teen, leading to turned-over cars, burning tires, and even a few injuries. An off-duty police officer killed 19-year-old Solomon Tekah on Sunday after the bullet he shot at the ground bounced […]

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Warnings over ‘Africa’s Yugoslavia’ as Ethiopia coup attempt heightens risk of violent Balkan-style split

The meeting was meant to have been top-secret. The men gathered inside the room were the most powerful in northern Ethiopia’s Amhara region. The agenda before them was incendiary: the removal of Asamnew Tsige, the regional security chief whose shadowy ambitions had chilled the Ethiopia establishment. But somehow Mr Asamnew had got wind of what […]

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Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA)  Opening 2019 Opening

Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA) Opening 2019 Opening ESFNA 2019 Opening Day Posted by Zehabesha on Sunday, June 30, 2019

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Twin attacks threaten new Ethiopian government’s reforms

Dawit Endeshaw, David Lewis BAHIR DAR, Ethiopia (Reuters) The Baklaba and Cake cafe was heaving with customers when truck-loads of heavily armed men in fatigues rolled up across the road outside the local government headquarters in Ethiopia’s Amhara region. The men, some carrying two Kalashnikov assault rifles, stormed the building, sending customers enjoying a Saturday afternoon […]

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FAA finds potential flaw in Boeing 737 Max software updates

The software update was supposed to improve safety after the jets were grounded worldwide following two fatal crashes. By Doha Madani The Federal Aviation Administration has found a potential risk in the Boeing 737 Max software update that was supposed to improve safety after the jets were grounded worldwide following two fatal crashes since October. Investigators found a […]

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The underlying tension behind Ethiopia’s flawed federal system and its risks

By Yohannes GedamuJune 26, 2019 Editor’s note: Ethiopia was hit with a coup attempt over the weekend in its Amhara region in which the country’s army chief of staff, the governor of the northern Amhara region and his advisor were all killed. It has significant implications for the near future of Ethiopia’s federal system and peace in the […]

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The British suffragette who was crowned an “honorary” Ethiopian

By Abdi Latif Dahir in Addis AbabaJune 25, 2019 History and religion converge at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. Initially established by Emperor Menelik II in 1891, the current grand and ornate church wasn’t built until 1942 during the reign of Emperor Haile Selassie. With its copper dome, pinnacles, modern statues, murals, and colorful […]

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Ethiopia security forces kill alleged coup leader

Ethiopian security forces have killed the man accused of orchestrating a failed coup d’etat in the northern Amhara region over the weekend. General Asamnew Tsige, who allegedly led the coup attempt, was shot on Monday near the Amhara state capital Bahir Dar, the prime minister’s press secretary, Negussu Tilahun, told Reuters news agency on Monday. Tilahun declined to give […]

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ETHIOPIAN MKS MOURN COUP IN THEIR NATIVE LAND

Since Abiy took office last year, he has backed the release of political prisoners, removal of bans on political parties, and prosecution of officials implicated in human rights abuses. BY SONIA EPSTEIN  JUNE 23, 2019 Ethiopian-born MKs expressed their grief for the four Ethiopian officials killed on Saturday during two attacks in which a general attempted […]

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Ethiopia army chief shot dead in ‘coup bid’ attacks

BBC The chief of staff of the Ethiopian army, Gen Seare Mekonnen, has been shot dead by his own bodyguard in the capital, Addis Ababa. He and another officer died trying to prevent a coup attempt against the administration in Ethiopia’s northern Amhara region, PM Abiy Ahmed said. In Amhara itself, regional governor Ambachew Mekonnen […]

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Feteh le Ethiopia (Justice for Ethiopia) Task force

June 19, 2019 Open Letter to     The President of Zimbabwe The Prime Minister of Ethiopia The Secretary General of the United Nations The Chairman of the African Union The President of the International Criminal Court   Subject: Appeal to Bring the Criminal Mengistu Hailemariam to Justice   Feteh LeEthiopia hereby submits its deepest respect and […]

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Congress to Get an Earful on Boeing From Pilots

(AP) — The president of the pilots’ union at American Airlines says Boeing’s zeal to minimize pilot-training costs for airlines that would buy its 737 Max jet contributed to errors that led to two deadly crashes and left a “crisis of trust” in aviation safety. Daniel Carey says Boeing made mistakes in its design of […]

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Highest number of people displaced since World War II – Ethiopia tops list

Global Ethiopia has the highest number of new displacements globally, as new figures reveal over 70 million people are on the move worldwide – the highest number ever recorded. “Every day an average of 37,000 people are forced to flee their homes. The international community must provide safety and protection for fleeing families, not build […]

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Boeing 737 Max jet: A timeline of the crisis and where the plane maker stands now

“This, coupled with industry-leading reliability and maintainability, is what customers have told us they wantOpens a New Window.. As a result, we are seeing overwhelming demand for this new and improved version of the 737. We are working with our customers to finalize these and other agreements in the weeks and months ahead.” December 8, […]

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Ethiopia restores internet after one week outage

CNN (CNN)One week after a web blackout in the country, internet and text messaging services were restored in Ethiopia Tuesday, Ethio Telecom, the country’s mobile service provider said. Acknowledging the interruption for the first time, Cherer Aklilu Shaffo, the Executive Director of Ethiopia’s lone telecoms provider, told CNN the company would credit customers for services […]

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Ethiopian migrants rescued from Yemen

by Victoria Gatenby Hundreds of Ethiopian migrants have returned home from Yemen as part of a UN repatriation programme. The International Organization for Migration says thousands more are waiting to leave and are being held in a football stadium in the port city of Aden. Al Jazeera

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Ethiopia anger over texting and internet blackouts

BBC Ethiopians are angry that the country’s text messaging service has been shut down since Thursday without any explanation. Internet blackouts, which began last Tuesday, are also still affecting many areas of the country. The state-run Ethio Telecom, the country’s only telecoms provider, has refused to comment on the outages. The closure of the services […]

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After Visiting Ethiopian Airlines Crash Site, Beasley Allen Lawyer Sues Boeing

“The 346 lives that were sacrificed on the two doomed Boeing MAX flights will never return home, and they didn’t have a chance to survive despite pilots’ brave efforts,” said Mike Andrews of Beasley Allen. “They deserve justice by holding Boeing accountable.” By Katheryn Tucker  The family of a passenger killed in the Ethiopian Airlines crash earlier this […]

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US urges Sudan’s protesters and army to resume talks

By BASSAM HATOUM and SAMY MAGDY KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Activists called off a general strike and civil disobedience campaign as more businesses reopened and traffic returned to its normal bustle on Wednesday in Sudan’s capital of Khartoum, as the U.S. and Ethiopia stepped up efforts to find a peaceful solution to the crisis — […]

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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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