Ethiopia: Gerd 8100A SMS Lottery Winners Identified

The SMS through 8100A lottery winners for the construction of Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam have been identified on Monday. Accordingly winners of 1 automobile, 2 motor cycles, 2 masters degree, 2 bachelors degree and 4 from grades 8 to 12 scholarships, two fridges and free air tickets from Addis Ababa to Bahir Dar have been identified. | 30-Sep-2014 13:57

Ethiopia: UNECA Researching On Ethiopian Green Economy Practice

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa green economy study has given attention for Ethiopian experience on climate resilient economic strategy. In fact UNECA is conducting a study to exploring the linkage between green economy policies and strategies with inclusive economy of 10 African countries including Ethiopia. | 30-Sep-2014 13:57

Ethiopia: Ethiopian Airlines to Be a Bridge Between Korea and Africa

Solomon Debebe Kebere, Ethiopian Airlines' Country General Manager in Korea, has told the Korea Times that Ethiopian Airlines was keen to act as a bridge between Korea and Africa. He told the newspaper that the airline was committed to elevate business-to-business and people-to-people relations between Korea and Africa to new levels, adding "We will also boost business cooperation with travel agencies here... so Ethiopia can emerge as an alternative destination for those seeking to travel to places that offer unique experiences." | 30-Sep-2014 10:07

Dr Tedros meets with his Egyptian counterpart - Monday, 29 September 2014 11:23

Egyptian and Ethiopian foreign ministers, Sameh Shoukry and Tedros Adhanom respectively, agreed to maintain momentum on the Nile water talks on Saturday as Shoukry assured Dr Tedros the Egyptian president is to make an official visit to Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement. Ethiopia is expected to host the fifth annual Joint Ministerial Commission in Addis Ababa on 1 November, where ministers will set an action plan regarding the Renaissance Dam, the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. | 30-Sep-2014 02:06

Integrated national policy approaches to climate-smart agriculture: Insights from Brazil, Ethiopia, and New Zealand

This paper explores how three countries – Brazil, Ethiopia, and New Zealand – are using integrated policy approaches to address the linked challenges of climate change, unsustainable agriculture, and food insecurity.

To explore the major technical and institutional components that are fundamental to national climate-smart agriculture (CSA) policy, each of these three countries are reviewed for their role in the global food and climate systems, their major national climate and agriculture policies, and their investments in capacity building and policy innovation. Recommendations are provided for national policy makers and international institutions. The report concludes that the three countries illustrate the major technical and institutional components that governments will need to support as well as strategies governments can use to garner assistance from international institutions. | 29-Sep-2014 13:11

Letter from Africa: Emptying Eritrea

In our series of letters from African journalists, film-maker and columnist Farai Sevenzo considers why Eritreans endanger themselves so much to reach Europe. Another 500 reportedly drowned off the coast of Italy the other week, while the attention span of the world quickly moves away. | 27-Sep-2014 05:30

Followers of Ethiopian Orthodox Church colorfully celebrate True...

Hundreds of thousands of Orthodox Christianity believers in Addis Ababa participated in the bonfire celebrations of the finding of the True Cross accompanied by a number of government officials, tourists and Foreign Diplomats. In his remark, His Holiness Arch Bishop Mathias, the Patriarch of Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church said that we have to renew our vows to exert efforts in realizing the development and peace of the nation while celebrating Meskel Festivity. | 27-Sep-2014 01:38

Advanced weather information crucial for agriculture, aviation security: Ministry

Opening a two-day consultative meeting organized by the Ethiopian Meteorological Agency , Alemayehu stressed the need to enhance climate information for sustaining agriculture and aviation security as well as to safely keep up with water development, tourism, industry, transport, construction and other sectors. At a meeting which brought together stakeholders and people from different walks of life, the Minister commended the progress the agency has shown through time increasingly contributing to the nation's economic development. | 26-Sep-2014 17:46

Ethiopian refugee running to a new life in Queensland

Have you ever been on a crowded train with your face wedged into someone's shoulder, or complained to friends about the lack of legroom on your flight to wherever you are travelling? Spare a thought for Lamaa Kuruu and his fellow refugees, jammed into a vehicle, one person lying on top of another, for days on end with no food and little water. Now he has arrived in Brisbane on a humanitarian refugee visa and is grappling with learning English and trying to build a future for himself and his wife, Ayantu Daba. | 26-Sep-2014 06:16

UN Chief Urges South Sudan to End Hostilities

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had strong words for the leaders in South Sudan Thursday, telling them to find an inclusive power-sharing arrangement and end the instability and violence their country has endured over the past nine months. Ban addressed his remarks to President Salva Kiir and his former vice president and political rival, Riek Machar. | 26-Sep-2014 02:26

There is no need for Ethiopia to sign any binding agreement with Egypt at this time

There is no need for Ethiopia to sign any binding agreement with Egypt at this time - Ethiopian, Egyptian and Sudanese water ministers shake hands in Addis Ababa. Egyptian Irrigation Minister Hosam Moghazy held a press conference on Wednesday September 24, 2014 after his recent visit to Ethiopia. | 25-Sep-2014 22:28

Ethiopia: Coca Cola Ethiopia Launches Grant for Outstanding Students Facing Financial Difficulties

Thirty prospective university students with a chance to enter three state universities but are facing financial difficulties are to receive financial support and material assistance from East Africa Bottling S.C. . The students will be admitted at Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar and Dire Dawa universities, which are all located in cities where the company has factories. | 25-Sep-2014 18:29

Western activists: Read your own laws before badmouthing Ethiopia

Sasahulh Yalew The past week has apparently been chosen as a week of pointing fingerers at the government of Ethiopia. Reporters without borders claimed that :- "Prime Minister Meles Zenawi's death in August 2012 and his replacement by Hailemariam Desalegn raised hopes of political and social reforms that would benefit freedom of information. | 25-Sep-2014 14:36

Rapid literature review: Gender in Fragile and Conflict-affected Situations

This rapid review collates a large amount of literature published in 2013 and 2014 (up to April 2014) on the topic of gender in fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCAS). It is not a systematic or exhaustive review, but does provide a comprehensive overview of the literature available. It includes all types of available written material, including peer-reviewed articles, impact evaluations, policy papers, NGO position papers, toolkits, and UN documents. 

The report is broken down into seven thematic sections requested by the European Commission: 

  • gender and justice;
  • women’s leadership and political participation;
  • women’s access to economic empowerment and opportunities;
  • combatting sexual and gender based violence;
  • women, peace and security;
  • responsiveness of plans and budgets to gender equality;
  • gender equality and women’s empowerment.

The first section (Global) collates articles under these headings, and reflects global or broad literature which looks at these issues from a wide perspective. The second section (Regional) collates articles which look at specific country case studies, grouped by world region. Within these sections, literature is also grouped under the seven thematic headings to enable quick reference to these topics. 

The literature refers to any situations of conflict or disaster within a country, not necessarily only in countries identified as fragile states. The report focuses on some specific countries of interest identified by the EC: Bolivia, Chad, Colombia, DR of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Georgia, Haïti, India, Ivory Coast, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Mali, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Thailand, West Bank and Gaza, and Zimbabwe. 

All sections group articles in reverse chronological order, with the most recent first. The large majority of literature comes from Sub-Saharan Africa, while Central Asia and Latin America are the least described. The researchers conducted a comprehensive search in Google Scholar using the thematic keywords. This was followed by thematic searches for each specified country and review of relevant websites and databases such as ReliefWeb, ALNAP and Saferworld. | 25-Sep-2014 12:18

Turkish investment in Ethiopia exceeds $ 3bln - Thursday, 25 September 2014 06:59

Addis Ababa, 25 September 2014 - Turkish investors with over 3 billion USD capital are engaged in various sectors in Ethiopia, Turkey's Ambassador to Ethiopia disclosed. This makes Turkish businesspersons the leading foreign investors in Ethiopia in terms of capital volume, it was learned. | 25-Sep-2014 10:43

From Russia with love

Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation visited Ethiopia on Wednesday to boost bilateral relations between the two countries. During his visit he met with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom and AU Commission Chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma. | 25-Sep-2014 06:55

Nigeria: Ethiopian Air Orders 20 Boeing 737s Worth $2.1bn

While the fate of Nigeria National Carrier still hangs in the balance, Ethiopia's national carrier, Ethiopian Air, is breaking grounds and creating economic prosperity for its country. Recall the immediate past minister of aviation, Princess Stella, had rekindled hope of Nigerians when she began effort to revive the national carrier. | 25-Sep-2014 03:04

Restaurant Gems: Cafe Lalibela offers Ethiopian flavors

Restaurant Gems: Cafe Lalibela offers Ethiopian flavors If you're happiest when you have direct, hands-on contact with dinner, Cafe Lalibela is your destination. Check out this story on A vegetable combination plate of Gomen, top, green salad, right, Misr Wat, lower right,Tikil Gomen, bottom, and Fosolia, left. | 24-Sep-2014 23:07

Complying to standards create good trade environment in Africa - Wednesday, 24 September 2014 11:56

Director General of Ethiopian National Accreditation Office Araya Fisseha, welcomed all participants to the event, and extended his thanks for having the opportunity to host this "special event" here in Addis Ababa, the political city of Africa. For Fisseha, hosting this occasion means a good opportunity of learning and sharing experience among each other and he expressed his hope for the coming days of the program in that it will be successfully concluded by passing binding resolution by the General Assembly. | 24-Sep-2014 18:58

Ethiopia made up in Western political arena with fake name and maps-Part I

The will of a nation cannot be broken, no matter how long it takes, at the end their will prevails. Therefore, the Benishangul People's dream to be independent will soon be a reality, it does not matter what you want and think, what is matter for us is what we want, and how we would like to achieve it. | 24-Sep-2014 14:53

Polish PM's visit postponed

The visit of the Polish high level government officials to Ethiopia and Tanzania that was scheduled to be held next month has been postponed. The expected visit was canceled due to the current political restructuring. | 24-Sep-2014 11:05

Awuramba Community: Short History and Current Social Status

Sisay Mengeste Sep 20, 2014 1. Introduction Awuramba community is found in the north-western part of the Amhara National Regional State, south Godar Administrative Zone nearby eastern part of Lake Tana areas. The term Awuramba is the name of a village and a community found in Wojina Awuramba Kebele of Fogera Woreda. | 23-Sep-2014 19:41

Climate change, crop production and child under nutrition in Ethiopia; a longitudinal panel study

Background: The amount and distribution of rainfall and temperature influences household food availability, thus increasing the risk of child under nutrition. However, few studies examined the local spatial variability and the impact of temperature and rainfall on child under nutrition at a smaller scale (resolution). We conducted this study to evaluate the effect of weather variables on child under nutrition and the variations in effects across the three agro ecologies of Ethiopia.
Methods: A longitudinal panel study was conducted. We used crop productions (cereals and oilseeds), livestock, monthly rainfall and temperature, and child under nutrition data for the period of 1996, 1998, 2000 and 2004. We applied panel regression fixed effects model.
Results: The study included 43 clusters (administrative zones) and 145 observations. We observed a spatio temporal variability of rainfall, stunting and underweight. We estimated that for a given zone, one standard deviation increase in rainfall leads to 0.242 standard deviations increase in moderate stunting. Additionally, a one standard deviation increase temperature leads to 0.216 standard deviations decrease in moderate stunting. However, wasting was found to be poorly related with rainfall and temperature. But severe wasting showed a positive relationship with the quadratic term of rainfall.
Conclusions: We conclude that rainfall and temperature are partly predicting the variation in child stunting and underweight. Models vary in predicting stunting and underweight across the three agro ecologic zones. This could indicate that a single model for the three agro ecologies may not be not applicable. | 23-Sep-2014 18:06

Ethiopians in Sweden contribute 165,000 SEK for GERD - Tuesday, 23 September 2014 10:35

Ethiopians and foreign nationals of Ethiopian origin living in Stockholm, Sweden contributed 165,000 SEK for the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam . Ethiopians made the contribution during GERD fund raising program organized by GERD Council in Stockholm in collaboration with Ethiopian Embassy on September 21, 2014 to celebrate the Ethiopian New Year. | 23-Sep-2014 15:43

Artist Haimanot to be laid to rest tomorrow - Monday, 22 September 2014 14:13

Ethiopian Artist Ass Professor Haimanot Alemu, who died last Friday at the age of 68, will be laid to rest at the Holy Trinity Cathedral tomorrow, September 23, 2014. He was a great artist, scholar and musician. | 23-Sep-2014 12:00

Ethiopia: Govt Suspends Nation's Largest Turkish Industrial Zone Project

The Ethiopian government has suspended the multibillion dollar Ethio-Turkish industrial zone development project being undertaken on the outskirts of Addis Ababa near Sendafa town due a potential threat posed at the Legedadi Dam and Water Treatment Plant as a result of the construction of the industrial zone. The Turkish construction firm and industrial zone developer, Akgn Group, signed an agreement with the Ethiopian government in 2009 that enables it to develop an international industrial zone in the Oromia Regional State near Sendafa town, 35 km north of Addis Ababa. | 23-Sep-2014 08:13

Scores Killed in South Sudan Fighting as Peace Talks Resume

Peace talks for South Sudan resumed Monday in Ethiopia, as a spokesman for the South Sudan army said nearly 180 troops from both sides in the nine-month conflict were killed in new clashes in Upper Nile state. In remarks to open the peace talks, which are being held in Bahir Dar, around 550 kilometers north of Addis Ababa, the chief mediator for the regional bloc leading the talks, Ethiopian diplomat Seyoum Mesfin, told delegates from the government and opposition sides that they will not resolve the conflict through violence. | 23-Sep-2014 04:29

Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines announce order for 20 737 MAX 8s

Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines this past weekend announced an order for 20 737 MAX 8s. The order, previously unidentified on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website, is worth more than $2.1 billion at list prices and also includes options and purchase rights for a further 15 737 MAX 8s. | 23-Sep-2014 00:23

The ISIS Factor: What Islamic Jihad Means for Ethiopia and the Rest of Africa

ISIS is the latest mystique obscurity of the Islamic Jihad variety, but Jihad is not novice to Ethiopia and/or the rest of Africa. The acronym ISIS actually should read ISIL meaning Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant . | 23-Sep-2014 00:23

Ethiopia, Egypt ink deal on Nile dam committee

Water ministers from Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan on Monday signed an agreement to form a tripartite technical committee tasked with studying Ethiopia's mega-dam, currently being built on the Nile's upper reaches. At a Monday meeting, the three ministers agreed to the terms of reference and procedures regulating the work of a tripartite Technical National Committee - to include four experts from each of the three countries - to prepare studies on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam , an Anadolu Agency correspondent reported. | 23-Sep-2014 00:23

Ethiopia is about to implement its Urban Land Information System

The Ministry of Urban Development, Housing and Construction is about to launch the implementation of Urban Land Information System project. One of the objectives of the Ministry of Urban Development, Housing and Construction is to curb the problems of mismanagement and increase the real pension in urban areas through the establishment of the Cadastre and Real Property Registration System. | 22-Sep-2014 20:17

Egyptian officials see controversial Ethiopian dam

The man accused of scaling a security fence and getting into the White House with a knife is scheduled to have his initial appearance in federal court. Following an embarrassing security breach at the White House, one of the most closely protected buildings in the world, the Secret Service is said to be considering establishing new checkpoints to screen tourists in public... One day after a huge climate march in New York City, a related sit-in and protest is planned on Wall Street. | 22-Sep-2014 16:21

Al-Amoudi to Spend $500 Million on Ethiopia Coffee, Oranges

Horizon Plantations Ethiopia Plc, majority-owned by Saudi billionaire Mohamed al-Amoudi, plans to almost double annual revenue within three years by investing at least $500 million in coffee and orange projects. The agriculture company will train workers, improve roads and replace washing units at the Limmu and Bebeka coffee plantations, which together have over 18,000 hectares under coffee, General Operations Director Kemal Mohammed said in a Sept. | 22-Sep-2014 12:35

Ethiopia: Power Supply Shortage Forces Chinese Cement Factory to Produce Half Its Capacity

A sister company of the Eastern Industry Zone, East Cement SC, which was established some six years ago and had commenced operations four years ago to produce some 2,000 tons of cement and 1,500 tons of clinkers has said that it has limited its production because of shortages of electric power supply. Making matters worse, the interruptions are making it difficult to be engaged in the business of cement making, according to Wei Watao, deputy general manager of East Cement factory located at the North of Addis, some 100 km away and near to Fiche town. | 22-Sep-2014 12:35

Ethiopia: Dubai Giant to Establish Aluminum Plant Worth U.S. $50 Million

One of the giant Middle Eastern companies, Al Ghurair Group, is set to build its first Aluminum production plant in Ethiopia. The Dubai-based company has already partnered with a local company, Tracon Trading to build the factory, which is said to cost an investment outlay worth USD 50 million. | 22-Sep-2014 12:35

Dr. Rick Hodes has found funding and surgeons for sick Ethiopians

Dr. Rick Hodes, a doctor for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, has diagnosed and found funding and surgeons for many sick Ethiopians. Dr. Rick Hodes, a CNN Hero and the subject of the HBO documentary, "Making the Crooked Straight", will be speaking at Texas Hillel at 7 p.m. Tuesday. | 22-Sep-2014 08:53

Step into a supermodel's shoes

Fashion season is once again upon us. Celebrities, trendsetters and buyers across the world will adorn the front rows of countless runways as the sartorially elite reveal their style edicts for the season ahead. | 22-Sep-2014 08:53

Kenya: South Korean Investors Keen On Lapsset Project

South Korean investors have developed deep interest in Kenya following the country's progressive policies in infrastructure and services sectors. Lamu Port South Sudan Ethiopia Transport Corridor Development Authority Director General Silvester Kasuku says the investors have a huge interest in the LAPSSET Corridor project following his presentation on 'Investment Opportunities in the LAPSSET Corridor Programme' to over 600 prime investors during the Global Infrastructure Cooperation Conference in Seoul. | 21-Sep-2014 14:49

Ethiopian Air Places $2.1 Billion Order for Boeing 737s

Ethiopian Airlines Enterprise, Africa 's largest carrier by revenue, agreed to buy 20 redesigned 737 models valued at $2.1 billion in the largest single order for Boeing Co. planes by a carrier from the continent. | 21-Sep-2014 00:39

Authority signs road contract with Chinese company - Saturday, 20 September 2014 07:52

A close to 1.2 billion birr agreement to upgrade the 107-km gravel road connecting Konso and Yabello to asphalt road was signed on Friday, September 19, 2014 between the Ethiopian Roads Authority and TECIJU Civil Engineering Group. ERA Director-General, Zaid Woldegebriel, and Chinese Teciju Civil Engineering Group Co. | 20-Sep-2014 17:21

Turkish firm declared top textile exporter in Ethiopia - Saturday, 20 September 2014 07:53

Addis Ababa, 20 September 2014 - Turkish textile company Ayka Addis Textile has been declared the top textile and garment export performer in Ethiopia for the 2013-2014 season, Ethiopia's Textile Industry Development Institute has said. "At least $63 million of the total $111.45-million textile export revenue recorded in Ethiopia was earned by Ayka Addis during the reported period," Bantihun Gessesse, the institute's communications director, told Anadolu Agency. | 20-Sep-2014 13:43

Re-greening Ethiopia: A Meles Zenawi legacy that's still on track

RutaShemelis Last month, the media was full of massive tree-planting campaigns in memory of the Great Leader MelesZenawi. For example, Western Shewa zone have established 172 parks in memory of MelesZenawi, the SNNPR planted about 6o millions trees, Benishangl region announced more than 77 percent of the trees planted in 86 MelesZenawi memorial parks had survived. | 20-Sep-2014 09:59

Company signs MoU on joint development with CVMR Corporation - Friday, 19 September 2014 11:55

Addis Ababa, 19 September 2014 - The Ethiopian Mineral Development Share Company and CVMR Ltd., on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding aiming at "forming a partnership that would lead to Tantalum, Niobium, Lithium, Nickel, iron, and PGM ore concentrate production and to the refining of the concentrates into specialty metal nano-powders." Dr. Zerihun Desta, CEO of EMDSC, said the agreement would help EMDSC realize the economic potential of its untapped mineral deposits. | 20-Sep-2014 06:18

Some 66 new Peace Corps Volunteers sworn in at U.S. Embassy - Friday, 19 September 2014 13:56

Ambassador Patricia Haslach administered the oath of service to 66 new Peace Corps Volunteers at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa today. With this new group, there are now 231 Peace Corps Volunteers in Ethiopia providing English language education, combating HIV/AIDS, preventing environmental degradation, and promoting food security. | 20-Sep-2014 02:28

MoI plans to earn $2.2 bln this fiscal year - Friday, 19 September 2014 12:00

Addis Ababa, 19 September 2014 - Ministry of Industry disclosed on Thursday, September 18, 2014 that it plans to earn 2.2 billion USD from the industry sector this Ethiopian fiscal year. The ministry held a consultative meeting with stakeholders here in Addis Ababa to discuss the performance of the last budget year and the plan of the present fiscal year. | 19-Sep-2014 22:37

Girl power: Meet the Spice Girls of Ethiopia

"Women are sisters, women are mothers, women are wives. Let's respect them. Tell that guy to respect girls and we will respect him." | 19-Sep-2014 18:45

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