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Why the State of Emergency in Ethiopia Could Destabilise the Horn of Africa

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:52:09 GMT

[The Conversation Africa] Former Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn sent shock waves through the region when he abruptly tendered his resignation.

Nearly 8 Million Ethiopians Need Emergency Food, Water

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:06:00 GMT

[VOA] Ethiopia is appealing for $1.6 billion to provide emergency and long-term aid for 7.88 million people affected by drought, floods and conflict. U.N. officials presented their humanitarian and disaster resilience plan.

Ethiopia in Frontline to Promote Africa's Peace, Stability

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:07:02 GMT

[Ethiopian Herald] The African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC) Secretary lauded that fact that Ethiopia is in the frontline in terms of promoting Africa's peace and stability.

What It Takes for AU to End Conflicts

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:05:43 GMT

[Ethiopian Herald] African Union has come up with several initiatives to ensure sustainable stability in the continent in the foreseeable future and entirely focus on development agendas. But some doubt the institutional capacity and availability of fertile ground to achieve these lofty goals.

Ministry Launched ToT to Transform Agriculture Sector

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:02:13 GMT

[Ethiopian Herald] Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources launched an extensive ToT (training of trainers) aimed at introducing new knowledge and technological innovation to transform agriculture and increase productivity.

Regional Blocs Crucial to AU's Peace, Security Aspirations

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:00:07 GMT

[Ethiopian Herald] Peace and security has for long been the main stumbling block for the resource rich African continent to achieve sustainable development and give better lives for their people, who have been suffering from the yoke of colonization, civil wars and conflicts, ethnic and religious violence, undemocratic and dictatorial rule and extreme poverty.

Peace Is for All, All Need to Stand for Peace

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:57:00 GMT

[Ethiopian Herald] Today, every human being in all corners of the world is calling for and is craving for peace. For the peoples of Ethiopia in particular, the prevalence of peace or lack of it can be compared to the need for air for human survival. From the Korean Peninsula to Eastern Europe, from South Africa to Benghazi, from the Persian Gulf to the Middle East, peace has been at stake affecting the livelihood of children and their mothers, the disabled, the refugees and internally displaced persons.

Omo Kuraz II - Sugar Industry's Source of Optimism

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:55:19 GMT

[Ethiopian Herald] It was in 2010 when Ethiopia starts the First Growth and Transformation (GTP I) that it set the ambitious plan of giving a significant boost to the sugar industry, hence placing it among the pillars of the overall economic transformation. Between 2010 and 2016, using the loans it secured and other sources, the government allotted close to 3.6 billion USD to expand the sugar industry, according to the 2016 Bloomberg report. By making the country to rank among the top-10 global producers by 2023, Ethiopian S

Ethiopia's Uncertain Political Future

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:19:59 GMT

[Deutsche Welle] Ethiopia's ruling party, EPRDF, has convened a meeting to choose the country's next prime minister. But debate is also focused on how to deal with the worsening political crisis.

Juba Government to Take Part in the 3rd Peace Process

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:48:03 GMT

[ENA] Addis Ababa -The government of South Sudan has revealed that it will take part in the upcoming peace process of the third phase of the Revitalization Forum on South Sudan here in Addis Ababa, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Ethiopia, 43 Countries Sign African Continental Free Trade Agreement

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 09:20:40 GMT

[ENA] Ethiopia and 43 other African countries have signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement in Kigali, Rwanda, today.

Govt Promotes Tourist Attractions in Brussels

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 08:36:47 GMT

[ENA] Addis Ababa March 21/2018 The Ethiopian Embassy in Brussels in collaboration with Ghent University held tourism exhibition aiming at promoting the country's tourism potentials.

Ethiopia, Mexico Discus Agree to Bolster Cooperation

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 08:36:06 GMT

[ENA] Addis Ababa March 21/2018 Ethiopia and Mexico agreed to bolster the multifaceted cooperation, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Father of Ethiopian Jazz, Mulatu Astatke, Remains a Musician in Motion

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 06:20:25 GMT

[The Conversation Africa] Ethiopian jazz master Mulatu Astatke will be taking a break from his extensive 2018 European concert tour to play at the 19th Cape Town International Jazz Festival. This should come as no surprise given that he has been in global motion ever since his parents sent him to study aeronautical engineering in North Wales in 1956.

Mutual Benefits of Ethiopia's Refugee Policy

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:24:25 GMT

[ISS] Ethiopia is the second largest refugee-hosting country in Africa. It is also fast becoming the most progressive on the continent in responding to forced displacement. If properly implemented, Ethiopia's version of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework - which combines development and humanitarian aid - will benefit both refugees and host communities.

WB Approves U.S.$600 Million for Ethiopia

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:25:18 GMT

[Ethiopian Herald] The World Bank approved 600 million USD loan and grant agreement agreement yesterday for better urban governance, infrastructures and public services in cities across Ethiopia, according to a statement from the Bank.

Glancing Ethiopia's Move in Producing, Diversifying Energy

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:19:28 GMT

[Ethiopian Herald] Currently, Ethiopia is among the fastest growing countries in the world, and this holistic development, in turn, demands adequate electricity to sustain the pace of the economic growth.

Ultimate Challenges of the Incoming Prime Minister

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:55:21 GMT

[Addis Fortune] It has been weeks since that fateful announcement by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of his decision to vacate his post. The media frenzy was at first focused on him, which is not surprising since senior-level officials rarely resign in Ethiopia, or in Africa. But people were already looking forward to finding out who his successor will be.

A Community With Extraordinary Principles

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:08:33 GMT

[Ethiopian Herald] Awramba is a community found in South Gonder Zone of Amhara State, Ethiopia, 68 km from Bahir Dar. The community was founded in 1972 and live within a place circumscribed by chain of mountains and hills. Nowadays, the place has become a tourist magnet. Many social anthropologists go there to conduct study focusing on the peculiar Awramba community way of life.

TVET-Industry Linkage to Improve Professional Competency, Productivity

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:03:48 GMT

[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia can benefit hugely from linking its Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) program with its industries as experts contend that such linkage improves manpower competency and industries' productivity.

Enterprise Easing Input Supply Shortage

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:22:30 GMT

[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopian Industry Input Development Enterprise (EIIDE) disclosed that inputs worth of more than 1.1 billion birr were distributed to various industries in the past three and half years.

Best Practices to Scale Up TVET Education Quality

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:20:49 GMT

[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia is taking the best practices and experiences of various countries to scale-up its Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) program, and ensure economic transformation in all sectors. As TVET plays a crucial role in bringing economic growth through highly skilled and capable workforce, the government is working in collaboration with and gaining various experiences and practices from countries like Germany, South Korea, and China.

Capital Gets Five Science Cafés

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:54:29 GMT

[Addis Fortune] The Ministry of Science & Technology (MoST) has constructed five science cafés, which have facilities that include ICT rooms, digital libraries, cafés with free access to wireless internet and meeting halls, across five districts in the capital at the cost of 22.5 million Br.

Need for Relief Swells Despite Decrease in Number of Affected

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:06:27 GMT

[Addis Fortune] In its 2018 Humanitarian & Disaster Resilience Plan (HDRP), the Ethiopian government, jointly with its humanitarian partners, has revealed that the amount of people in need of humanitarian assistance has decreased.

China Commits U.S.$6 Million for People Hit By Drought

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:48:58 GMT

[Addis Fortune] The government of the People's Republic of China has pledged six million dollars to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to assist refugees and people suffering from drought in the Somali Regional State in Ethiopia.

Aluto-Langano Geothermal Expansion Comes to Life

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:48:29 GMT

[Addis Fortune] The overdue expansion of the Aluto-Langano Geothermal Plant is going to get a fresh start following the recently announced tender by the Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) to hire a contractor for the project and procure rigs to drill the wells.

Ethiopian's Conspicuous Flaw

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:46:42 GMT

[Addis Fortune] From the expansion project of Bole International Airport to the various purchases of aeroplanes, Ethiopian Airlines, a.k.a. Ethiopian, has been the talk of the town for long. Its ambitiousness has led some observers to christen it the "Emirates of Africa".

Ours Isn't a Zero-Sum Country

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:18:06 GMT

[Addis Fortune] At a time when Ethiopians need a unifying national conversation in an open public forum, what they have instead are multiple parallel conspiratorial conversations, Abdul Mohammed, a regional political analyst, argues, calling for the middle ground in the political divide to prevail.

World Bank Pledges U.S.$600 Million for Urban Governance

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:16:21 GMT

[Addis Fortune] The International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank (WB) approved to finance Ethiopia with 600 million dollars to help strengthen the capacity and performance of local urban governments, expand sustainable urban infrastructure and services, and promote local economic development.

Community Centered Tourism Infrastructure Development

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:11:26 GMT

[Ethiopian Herald] Very recently, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced that it is on the way to develop tourism infrastructure at the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) taking advantages over the artificial lake that is going to be created due to the construction of such mega project.