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Egypt fears Nile backlash from Ethiopia's turmoil
Cairo - The resignation of Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn alarmed Egyptian officials concerned about Nile water sharing issues stemming from Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam. Desalegn, who stepped down because of anti-government protests, said his resignation was necessary ...
Ethiopian academic inspires US lawmaker to fight for visa lottery
He cited the instance of an Ethiopian academic who made it to the U.S. via the DV program and had excelled. “Husen Beriso, born in Ethiopia, came to US on Diversity Visa Program; he's urging me to fight for the program. Has 2 Masters Degrees, teaches and is a PhD candidate,” he said in a Twitter ...
Ethiopia ruling party to pick new PM next week
Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA | AFP | Ethiopia's ruling coalition will meet to choose a new prime minister next week, a party official said on Saturday. Hailemariam Desalegn resigned as prime minister last week after ordering a mass prisoner amnesty and days of protest in Africa's second most-populous ...
Kipsang targeting world record as defends Tokyo Marathon title
He made another attempt at the world record in Berlin last September and was again on pace after 30km, but with two others ahead of him - Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge and Ethiopia's Guye Adola - he dropped out. Kipsang got back into action six weeks later, finishing a close second to fellow Kenyan ...
Disused Ethiopian plane turned into pure honey cafe in Oromia
... by what they experience after visiting the cafe. If you want a similar experience, check if your country's decommissioned planes have similar uses or book a flight to Ethiopia via Ethiopian and continue to Oromia's town of Burayu, someone should point you to the aeroplane grounded amidst residences.
WHO/AFRO-UK high-level delegation starts visit to Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, 23, February 2018 - A high level joint WHO/AFRO-UK delegation has been visiting Ethiopia since 20 February 2018. The delegation is led by Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa and Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for England. Dr Moeti and Dame Sally ...
Asia remains largest importer of Ethiopian products
24 (Xinhua) -- The Asian continent has remained as the largest destination for Ethiopian export commodities, Ethiopian Ministry of Trade said on Friday. ... Wondimu Filate, head of Public Relations and Communication Affairs Office at the Ethiopia Ministry of Trade, told Xinhua recently that China is ...
Filling of GERD will not affect High Dam: Egypt Minister
Egypt's Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Mohamed Abdel Ati denied that the start of storage of water at the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance ... “There is a declaration of principles and political and legal frameworks governing cooperation between the three countries [Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan].
Government told to be careful with the Ethiopian Airlines deal
“There is a risk that Ethiopian Airlines might use its links with Zambia to foment the dominant position against our competitors who are bringing traffic into Zambia, “Govt must guide against monopoly because once they (Ethiopian Airlines) clear others they can make adjustment to suite themselves,” said ...
Ethiopia's ruling EPRDF sets Congress date, new PM latest March 3
Ethiopia's ruling coalition, the Ethiopia Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) has set a date for its much awaited congress, local media portal, the Addis Standard reports. ... Under Ethiopia's political structure the Prime Minister heads government business despite the presence of a president.
Water experts re-assure Egyptians: Cairo will never come to 'Day zero'
As the Nile historically has been Egypt's main source of freshwater, el-Kosy said “We can only fear water shortage if the water stopped coming from Ethiopia” asserting that Egypt has taken a firm stance in this regard; it will not relinquish one cubic meter of its share in Nile river's water, amounting to 55 ...
CAF announce date of Welayta Dicha-Zamalek clash in Confederation Cup
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have confirmed the date of Zamalek's away clash with Ethiopia's Welayta Dicha in the round of 32 of the CAF Confederation Cup. The first leg will be played on March 7 at Ethiopia before Zamalek host Welayta Dicha at the Army Stadium in Suez 10 day later.
Social media users in America are stoking Ethiopia's ethnic violence
During that time, social media has proved itself a double-edged sword in Ethiopia: It's capable of filling a need for more information due to limited press freedom and frequent blanket shutdowns of mobile internet, but also of pushing the country toward even greater calamity. Internecine fighting that broke ...
Ethiopia Likely to Appoint Abiy Ahmed as First Muslim Prime Minister
Ethiopia appears to be on the way to appointing its first Muslim prime minister, in a first for the African country. Dr. Abiy Ahmed is the likely candidate to succeed Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, who announced his surprise resignation last week. Ahmed was elected on Thursday as chairman of the ...
Ethiopia: UN welcomes steps towards reforms
United Nations, Feb 24 (UNI) The United Nations has taken note of the recent decision by the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn, to resign, to 'allow further political reforms to take place in the country aimed at widening democratic space,' and welcomed the Government's expressed ...
Ethiopia ponders Oromo lipstick on tyranny (Teshome Borago -Satenaw Columnist)
In response to pressure from tribal protests, the TPLF dictatorship in Ethiopia is contemplating to replace its ethnic Welayta prime minister with an Oromo one. But for most Ethiopians, this old band-aid tactic is like putting lipstick on a pig; on a tyranny sustained by policies of systematic corruption, ...
Kipsang: Mark this time - 2:02:50
Wilson Kipsang returns to defend his title at the 12th edition of the Tokyo Marathon Sunday with former winners Birhane Dibaba from Ethiopia and Kenyan Helah Kiprop leading the women's field. Kipsang, a former world record holder, experienced mixed fortunes after his 2017 victory in Tokyo, dropping ...
Lala Belu
Before setting foot in America, Hailu Mergia and the Walias Band had already spent a decade leading revolutionary Ethiopia's nightclub scene. With raucous sets blending funk, traditional music, and prototypical Ethio-jazz, they played to upper-crust crowds in white tuxes and bowties, at hotels that ...
In a continent dominated by WhatsApp, Ethiopia prefers Telegram
Gaining access to the internet is still very difficult in Ethiopia, with internet penetration at just 15% for its over 105 million population. ... (125 MBs) is part of what makes Telegram attractive in Ethiopia, says Moses Karanja, a doctoral candidate at University of Toronto and researcher at the Citizen Lab.
The 'water war' brewing over the new River Nile dam
A new dam on the Nile could trigger a war over water unless Ethiopia can agree a deal with Egypt and Sudan, writes the BBC's Africa Correspondent Alastair Leithead. It is often said the world's next world war will be fought over water and there are few places as tense as the River Nile. Egypt and ...