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Donald Trump Should Apologize for Remarks - African States
[Deutsche Welle] African UN ambassadors and the African Union have called for "a retraction and an apology" from Donald Trump after the US president reportedly described them as "s***hole" countries. Trump has denied using the phrase.
AllAfrica | 13-Jan-2018 10:45

Oromo Refugees Face Bribes, Harassment in Kenya
[IRIN] Nairobi -Ethiopian Oromo refugees fleeing to Kenya to escape persecution say they are finding life on the streets of Nairobi no better than the insecurity they left behind, as they are targeted by bribes and harassment and forced into vast camps with few prospects or protections.
AllAfrica | 12-Jan-2018 17:38

Soldiers Charged With Terror Plot
[ANGOP] Addis Ababa -Ethiopia's Federal Attorney General on Thursday filed terror-related charges against five Ethiopian soldiers.
AllAfrica | 12-Jan-2018 15:30

Ethiopia:'Peace' of the Tormentor and Resistance Toward Freedom
[Addis Standard] Fostering peace is much more abstruse than waging war or employing violence to address social woes. The multi-dimensional disposition of peace necessitates a wide-ranging approach that addresses all the underlying and deep-rooted factors interposed to the absence of peace in the first place. 'Positive peace' is not merely the absence of war and violence. Instead, it is the presence of justice, freedom and equality in the political, economic and social spheres of society.
AllAfrica | 12-Jan-2018 15:16

Federal High Court Reverses Decision to Summon Gov. Officials As Defense Witnesses, Angering Defendants - Sentences Seven On Contempt of Court
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba - The Federal High Court 4th criminal bench has today dismissed its own decision to summon high level government officials as defense witnesses in the case involving senior opposition party officials from the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC).
AllAfrica | 12-Jan-2018 15:16

Autopsy of Ayele Beyene Says He Died of 'Natural Cause' - Contradicts Co-Defendants Who Say He Died of 'Torture, Neglect in Prison'
[Addis Standard] The autopsy of Ayele Beyene, 29, who died in the last week of July 2017 while he was imprisoned at Qilinto prison, a maximum prison facility on the southern outskirt of Addis Abeba, has declared the cause of his death as "natural."
AllAfrica | 12-Jan-2018 15:16

Ethiopia to Close Down Notorious Prison, to Release All Political Prisoners
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -At a joint press briefing given by the four chairpersons of EPRDF's member parties, PM Hailemariam Desalegn, who is the chairperson of SEPDM, said his government will close down the notorious prison ward (and a torture chamber by all accounts) called Mae'kelawi. The Prime Minister said Mae'kelawi will be turned into a "modern museum".
AllAfrica | 12-Jan-2018 15:16

Two Benches At Federal High Court Jail Nineteen Ethiopians Accused of Having Links With Pg7 to Lengthy Terms
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -The federal high court 19th and 4th criminal benches here in the capital Addis Abeba have today sentenced a total of nineteen Ethiopians who were accused of terrorism related offenses to jail terms ranging from three years and ten months to 16 years and six months.
AllAfrica | 12-Jan-2018 15:16

Ethiopia, Tanzania Electric Trains to Speed Up Cargo Movement
[East African] Ethiopia and Tanzania have raised the stakes in the competition for cargo business in the region by introducing electric trains.
AllAfrica | 12-Jan-2018 09:45

Ethiopian Airlines Plan to Set Up Hubs Across Africa
[East African] Ethiopian Airlines is seeking to set up hubs in southern Africa, Central Africa and the Horn that connect neighbouring countries leading to faster trade, investment and tourism within the continent.
AllAfrica | 11-Jan-2018 17:10

The Ethiopian Tribe Where a Lip Plate Makes You More Attractive
[Guardian] Across the world, there are people who have not been swayed by the technological advancement but have rather maintained their traditional way of life. Some of this kind of people are found around Lake Turkana and the Lower Omo Valley in Southern Ethiopia.
AllAfrica | 11-Jan-2018 10:09

Ethiopia:The Lemma Megerssa Moment and the Oromo Dilemma - Between Resistance and Governing
[Addis Standard] Introduction
AllAfrica | 10-Jan-2018 15:49

Peace Journalism - Media Role to Promoting Peace
[Ethiopian Herald] The Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), the ruling party in Ethiopia, concluded its annual party convention and came up with a communique this week. Although it touched on numerous issues, it acknowledged the presence of media that intentionally try to create conflict between different ethnic groups. It also raised mistrust within the party and the people as one of the reasons for the exacerbation of recent conflicts. That got me thinking if peace journalism could be used to normaliz
AllAfrica | 10-Jan-2018 15:43

Transportation - Local Service Success, Regional Integration
[Ethiopian Herald] Advancement in transportation is one of the signs of economic progress in nations' development. For countries, having efficient transportation system means plenty of opportunities to facilitate a better social and economic activities that bring about positive outcomes. The development of transport, hence, is crucial to connecting people both in a nation and people of different countries to one another.
AllAfrica | 10-Jan-2018 15:43

TTV - Combining Traditional Technologies With Modern Ones
[Ethiopian Herald] Local and International stakeholders and investors are happy and positive to establish partnership and making business in Ethiopia. Due to the fast development in the nation, various international firms are massively investing in Ethiopia in the areas of agriculture, manufacturing industries plus various infrastructure developments. Among these, Today-Tomorrow Ventures (TTV) which is significantly investing in many parts of the nation is the one.
AllAfrica | 10-Jan-2018 15:40

Ethiopia:Enhancing Conference Tourism
[Ethiopian Herald] According to a recent study conducted by Dawit Tesfaye under a title 'Analysis of the Development of Convention Tourism in Addis Ababa,' conference tourism sector has been growing dramatically to become a dominant player in an economy.
AllAfrica | 10-Jan-2018 15:34

Ethiopia:Flourishing Culture of Voluntarism
[Ethiopian Herald] Since the past few years, voluntarism in Ethiopia has been showing some improvements day after day. However, as it is not supported by youth policy, voluntarism in Ethiopia has not reached at the level of desired.
AllAfrica | 10-Jan-2018 15:33

Ethiopia:World Bank Foresees Rising Public Debt Moderates Ethiopia Growth Ahead
[Addis Fortune] The World Bank, in its latest Global Economic Prospects, has forecasted Ethiopia's growth in GDP at 8.2pc in 2018, further to shrink to 7.8pc the following year. However, the projection for Ethiopia is above the average 5.4pc for low-income countries, making it remain the fastest growing economy in the East Africa region.
AllAfrica | 10-Jan-2018 15:21

Inclusion Strategy Incentivizes Financial Outreach
[Ethiopian Herald] People in the financial sector expecting the newly unveiled Financial Inclusion Strategy to further facilitate and incentivize financial outreach efforts in the private sector.
AllAfrica | 10-Jan-2018 15:08

Ethiopia:Hotel Ranking Enhances Competitiveness - Ministry
[Ethiopian Herald] The Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MoCT) says that the second phase of hotel star rating would play an essential role in enhancing the hospitality sector and boosting international competitiveness.
AllAfrica | 10-Jan-2018 15:06

Ethiopia:Projects to Develop Livestock, Fishery Sector
[Ethiopian Herald] The Ethiopian government has recently signed 470 million USD loan and donation agreement with the World Bank, of which 170 million USD loan goes to livestock and fishery resource development.
AllAfrica | 10-Jan-2018 15:06

Ethiopia:To Shield Yemeni Crisis Domino Effect
[Ethiopian Herald] The ongoing crisis in Yemen has a considerable repercussion on its neighboring countries and beyond. It has altered the security dynamics at one of the world's busiest sea passages-Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea.
AllAfrica | 10-Jan-2018 15:03

Ethiopia:Turkish Company to Replace Steel Import in Ethiopia
[Ethiopian Herald] The Turkish steel company Tosyali Holding said that it is ready to enter into the Ethiopian steel industry using its experience of over 70 years in the sector.
AllAfrica | 10-Jan-2018 15:02

Ethiopia:Ethiopia's Agriculture On Move - ATA
[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia's agriculture, which is still at the early stage in using modern farming technologies, is moving forward and its transformation is well in progress, Agricultural Transformation Agency, (ATA) says.
AllAfrica | 10-Jan-2018 15:01

Red Sea Fury Reaches Sharp Peak
[Ethiopian Herald] The political crisis along the Red Sea seems to have reached to its peak with the worsening crisis in Yemen, the ISIS militant's new base in Sinai and Libya, the intervention of Egyptian military commanders to Sawa Military Base in Eritrea and continued Saudi-led forces coalition operation in Yemen.
AllAfrica | 10-Jan-2018 15:00

Perspective On the Quality of Education
[Ethiopian Herald] What has to be done to improve the quality of education in Ethiopia? What are the indicators of poor quality of education? In response to these and other related questions, Addis Ababa University Educational Research Institute Director Dr. Belay Hagos recently held an interview with The Ethiopian Herald.
AllAfrica | 10-Jan-2018 14:59

Ethiopia:Expanding Industrial Parks to Ensure Sustainable Growth
[Ethiopian Herald] It is a sheer fact that Ethiopia has been offering golden opportunities to those who want to invest in manufacturing businesses like textiles and garments/apparel, leather and leather products, chemical products, pharmaceuticals, engineering and metal fabricated products, and agro-processing .
AllAfrica | 10-Jan-2018 14:59

Ethiopia:'I Determined to Conduct Fruitful Research Since I Do Not Want to Be Left for Library Consumption'
[Ethiopian Herald] It is believed that if the outcomes of researches are well communicated, they have potential reasons to influence policies and improve practices, livelihoods and technologies. On the contrary, in several institutions of our world, most of the academic research findings have been left on the shelves and they have not been sufficiently contributing to the transformation of a society.
AllAfrica | 10-Jan-2018 14:58

Ethiopia:Only a Strong Opposition Will Dislodge Govt Coalition
[The Conversation Africa] The political protests that destabilised Ethiopia's two largest regional states in 2016 have become a major test for Ethiopia's ruling People's Revolutionary Democratic Front.
AllAfrica | 10-Jan-2018 10:11

National Security Council Reflects On Yet Another Daunting Security Assessment
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -In another meeting attended by members of Ethiopia's Security Council, participants at a day long meeting on Friday January 05 have reflected on yet another daunting security assessment compiled from various parts of the country since the council's first meeting was held, during which an alarming security assessment document was presented.
AllAfrica | 09-Jan-2018 17:34

Plan to Release Political Party Members 'Good Gesture' Towards Plurality - Oppositions
[Ethiopian Herald] Opposition political parties praised government's decision to drop charges against some political party members and other individuals who had been sentenced to imprisonment due to their criminal acts and those whose case is still under court procedures, describing the move as a good gesture towards widening political landscape and promoting plurality.
AllAfrica | 07-Jan-2018 07:04

Ethiopia to Consider Pardoning Some Members of Opposition Parties
[VOA] The government of Ethiopia says it will consider pardoning or dropping charges against some members of opposition political parties accused of crimes.
AllAfrica | 06-Jan-2018 16:04

Ethiopia:Ethiopia to Close Maekelawi Detention Centre, Free Political Prisoners
[IFEX] Today, Ethiopia's ruling coalition announced it would release political prisoners and close the infamous Maekelawi detention center in the capital, Addis Ababa. While the government did not say how and when this would occur, doing so would be an important step toward ending longstanding political repression and human rights abuse in the country.
AllAfrica | 06-Jan-2018 09:38

Plan to Release Political Party Members 'Good Gesture' Towards Plurality - Oppositions
[Ethiopian Herald] Opposition political parties praised government's decision to drop charges against some political party members and other individuals who had been sentenced to imprisonment due to their criminal acts and those whose case is still under court procedures, describing the move as a good gesture towards widening political landscape and promoting plurality.
AllAfrica | 06-Jan-2018 07:36

Ethiopia:Plan to Release Political Party Members 'Good Gesture' Towards Plurality - Oppositions
[Ethiopian Herald] Opposition political parties praised government's decision to drop charges against some political party members and other individuals who had been sentenced to imprisonment due to their criminal acts and those whose case is still under court procedures, describing the move as a good gesture towards widening political landscape and promoting plurality.
AllAfrica | 05-Jan-2018 12:41

Ethiopia:Towards Meeting National, Global Goals
[Ethiopian Herald] Emboldened by the remarkable success stories and lessons learnt during Millennium Development Goals, Ethiopia remains as robust as it has been to meet the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs), with recent reports indicating Ethiopia's early performance in some of the golas..
AllAfrica | 04-Jan-2018 12:05

Ethiopia:Climate Change - Concern for the Entire Mankind
[Ethiopian Herald] "To see our planet as this majestic blue ball floating in the blackness of space is breathtaking. It is truly the most amazing thing I've ever seen. When you see it for the first time it appears perfect. Bright and mostly blue, it's a literal island in our solar system. And make no mistake -- right now, we have no place else to go." this was a quotation taken from CNN recent report in its opinion presentation on climate change, by Captain Mark Kelly; a former US astronaut who traveled a lot to space.
AllAfrica | 04-Jan-2018 12:05

Ethiopia:Assimilating Multinationalism in Educational Institutions
[Ethiopian Herald] Ethnic, linguistic and religious diversities have been the major realities that Ethiopia is well known for. Respecting diversity is a fundamental element in a multinational federal system. Experts also agree that diversity is not only a societal beauty but it could also be a pillar of a system that promotes multinationalism. When there is democratic system that entertains diversity, there will be a strong unity between nations and nationalities.
AllAfrica | 04-Jan-2018 11:56

Ethiopia:EPRDF Will Take Measures That Compensate for Public Grievances - Plans to Free Political Party Members
[Ethiopian Herald] The Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) will strive to compensate for the public grievances by taking practical measures, Chairpersons of the four national member organizations of the Front said.
AllAfrica | 04-Jan-2018 11:48

Project to Augment Light Manufacturers
[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopian government is set to implement a 276 million USD worth five-year capacity building project to boost the country's light manufacturing industries in terms of capital, knowledge and technology.
AllAfrica | 04-Jan-2018 11:47

Commission Gunning Its Attention Towards Forgery
[Ethiopian Herald] The Federal Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission is focusing on decisively alleviating forgery amid the problem's rise in the corruption landscape.
AllAfrica | 04-Jan-2018 11:47

Illegal Poaching On the Decline - Authority
[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopian Wildlife Development and Conservation Authority (EWCA) said wildlife illegal poaching is relatively decreasing from time to time.
AllAfrica | 04-Jan-2018 11:44

2017 in Recap
[Ethiopian Herald] Blessed with remarkable achievements and marred with a brief period of scuffles due to grievances, Ethiopia has received the New Year, 2018, with lots to talk about the just concluded 2017.
AllAfrica | 04-Jan-2018 11:42

Ethiopia:Ethiopia to Free Political Prisoners, Close Prison
[HRW] Today, Ethiopia's ruling coalition announced it would release political prisoners and close the infamous Maekelawi detention center in the capital, Addis Ababa. While the government did not say how and when this would occur, doing so would be an important step toward ending longstanding political repression and human rights abuse in the country.
AllAfrica | 04-Jan-2018 08:54

Ethiopia:Grand Dam's 9 Million Cubic Meter Concrete Filling Completed
[Ethiopian Herald] The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) main dam concrete filling has been completed by 9 million cubic meters while Sadel Dam project concrete filling reached 11.3 million cubic meters.
AllAfrica | 04-Jan-2018 08:15

Ethiopia:Is Stunting Eradication Uphill Battle?
[Ethiopian Herald] For many years, developing countries have been suffering from stunting and child malnutrition. For instance, Ethiopia loses around 16.5 percent of its GDP each year to the long-term effects of child malnutrition. Hence,what needs to be done to eradicate or alarmingly reduce stunting in this country for good?
AllAfrica | 02-Jan-2018 15:43

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