Duo wants to give back with dance

THERE will be a selection of activities and events run by the incredible Destino Dance Company which was founded by Junaid Jemal Sendi and Addisu Demissie. They will be running fundraising workshops and performances throughout November in a bid to continue the great work that participating in dance provides. | 31-Oct-2014 00:20

Violence in the Horn of Africa: Ethiopia vs. Eritrea

The surprising success by opposition candidates in May's parliamentary elections, experts say. The opposition won 176 seats out of the 547-member parliament and polled particularly well in urban areas like the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. | 30-Oct-2014 16:01

Climate change a "threat multiplier" for farming-dependent states

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All-Star Paul Durcan's Ethiopian project

Donegal footballer Paul Durcan and Edel Gannon at the GAA GPA All-Star Awards 2014, sponsored by Opel, in the Convention Centre, Dublin. Paul and Edel will be supporting projects in Ethiopia through Fr Michael McCullagh from Dungloe. | 30-Oct-2014 04:45

Ethiopia - 30 years on

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Thousands of Ethiopians tortured by government while Britain hands ...

Thousands of Ethiopians have been tortured by the country's brutal security forces while Britain funnelled almost A 1billion in aid to the country's government, a damning report has revealed. Human rights group Amnesty International said more than 5,000 Ethiopians had been arrested, raped and 'disappeared' in a state-sanctioned campaign to crack down on political dissent over the past three years. | 29-Oct-2014 20:54

Ethiopians' self-confidence improving due to economic growth: British Philanthropist

Addis Ababa, 29 October 2014 - The rapid economic growth registered in Ethiopia has created self-confidence among the public, Sir Alice Reed, founder and owner of the philanthropic organization Ethiopian Aid, said. During his discussion with President Dr Mulatu Teshome at the National Palace yesterday, Sir Reed said he had the opportunity to visit Ethiopia 27 years ago. | 29-Oct-2014 09:06

Vanu Gopala Menon appointed as Singapore's High Commissioner to Malaysia

Currently the Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr Menon will assume the position on Nov 10, taking the place of outgoing High Commissioner to Malaysia Ong Keng Yong. Mr Vanu Gopala Menon addressing a UN Security Council meeting at the United Nations in 2007. | 29-Oct-2014 05:16

Aid workers see hope as Ebola body count...

The Red Cross offered hope Tuesday of a turning point in the battle against the deadly west African Ebola outbreak, saying it had seen a dramatic drop in bodies collected in Liberia's capital. A body bag containing a person suspected of dying from the Ebola virus is collected and put on the back of a truck in Monrovia, on October 4, 2014 The aid group announced its workers were now picking up little over a third of the late September peak of more than 300 bodies a week in and around Monrovia -- an indication, it said, that the outbreak was retreating. | 29-Oct-2014 01:18

Amnesty says Ethiopia detains 5000 Oromos illegally since 2011

Ethiopia's government illegally detained at least 5,000 members of the country's most populous ethnic group, the Oromo, over the past four years as it seeks to crush political dissent, Amnesty International said. Victims include politicians, students, singers and civil servants, sometimes only for wearing Oromo traditional dress, or for holding influential positions within the community, the London-based advocacy group said in a report today. | 28-Oct-2014 13:20

HPR Speakers confers with Chair of Japan-Africa parliamentary league

Addis Ababa, 28 October 2014 - Abadula Gemeda, Speaker of the House of People`s Representative of Ethiopia, who is in Tokyo leading parliamentary delegation, held talks in Tokyo with Ichiro Aisawa, Chair of Japan-Africa parliamentary league. During the discussion, the Speaker briefed the Chairperson about Ethiopia`s double digit economic growth registered over the past decade. | 28-Oct-2014 13:20

Airline Routes-Oct. 27, 2014

Transaero will codeshare on 5X-daily Moscow-Istanbul service with Turkish Airlines . The Russian carrier has nine codeshare agreements with carriers including Aigle Azur, airBaltic, Austrian Airlines, Belavia, China Airlines, Singapore Airlines, UTair and Virgin Atlantic. | 28-Oct-2014 09:33

Winifred Haun and Fused Muse explore environmental themes in 'Breaking Ice'

Breaking Ice Presented by: Winifred Haun & Dancers and Fused Muse Ensemble Benefiting: Awassa Children's Orphanage of Ethiopia Location: Link's Hall, Chicago Date: Oct. 16 Attending: 200 Raised: $7,000 On October 16, Winifred Haun & Dancers partnered with Fused Muse Ensemble for the purpose of "Breaking Ice;" an evening of cutting-edge music, dancing and video that took over Link's Hall in Chicago before a rapt audience of 200. The evening performance, which explored themes of the fragility of nature, likewise served as a fundraiser for the Awassa Children's Orphanage of Ethiopia whose environmental mission is to plant trees, dig fresh water wells, and reduce its carbon footprint through solar panels. | 28-Oct-2014 05:44

Middle East investment increasing - Monday, 27 October 2014 09:06

Addis Ababa, 27 October 2014 - Investment flow from Middle East countries has increased over the past four years, the Ethiopian Investment Commission said. Middle East FDI which was low before the beginning of the Growth and Transformation Plan period, increasing in the past four years, Getahun Negash public relations director at the Commission told ENA. | 28-Oct-2014 01:53

UN chief criticizes restrictions on Ebola health workers

UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday praised the "selfless" efforts of health workers in Ebola-hit countries Monday, and criticised quarantine restrictions put on those returning home. Ban's comments came after an American nurse was placed in quarantine in New Jersey after returning from treating patients in Sierra Leone and complained she was made to feel like a criminal. | 27-Oct-2014 21:57

Ethiopia: Chemin De Fer

The steel track, or chemin de fer, is one of the oldest modes of surface transport ever introduced in Africa, in general, and, in Ethiopia, in particular, the centenary of which we are about to celebrate in less than two years time. Every time I hear about railway transport service, it touches one of the subjects closest to my heart simply because my first experience takes me back six decades. | 27-Oct-2014 21:57

Ambassador Teshome presents credentials to President of Estonia - Monday, 27 October 2014 13:39

Ambassador Teshome Toga presented his credentials to the President of the Republic of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, on Wednesday, last week . He said his appointment would strengthen the already existing relationship between the two countries and briefed the President on Ethiopia's economic growth and its role in promoting regional peace and security under the auspices of IGAD. | 27-Oct-2014 17:54

The Great Ethiopian Famine of 1984 Remembered

Famine in Ethiopia is a topic that horrifies me. Over the years, I have written long commentaries on the subject often challenging with incontrovertible facts the fabricated and false claims of the Tigrean Peoples Liberation Front and its late leader Meles Zenawi that . | 27-Oct-2014 13:50

Halloween 5Km Night Run & Fun in Carrick

Carrick-on-Shannon businesswoman Adeline Galligan is urging runners, joggers and walkers to put their "best foot forward" and sign up to the Halloween 5Km Night Run & Fun which will take place on 29th October at 6:30pm in Carrick on Shannon. The race will start at Watercare, , Castlcarra Road and do a loop ending back at Watercare. | 27-Oct-2014 13:50

Ethiopia: Ethiopia to Generate 300MW Solar Energy

The Ethiopian Electric Power headed by Engineer Azeb Asnake signed on Oct.14 a Memorandum of Understanding with a US-based company Green Technology Africa Inc. to generate 300 megawatts of solar energy. The partnership signifies the collaboration of the government and the private sector which aims at supporting Ethiopia's green development strategies with the underlined expectations and demands of the Growth and Transformation Plan , Dereje Mesfin, CEO GTA Inc, told The Reporter. | 27-Oct-2014 13:50

Ethiopia: World Bank and President and UN Secretary General Visit Addis Ababa Next Week

The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, and World Bank Group President, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, will arrive in Ethiopia on Monday for a two day visit to discuss key development priorities with government officials and development partners. The visit is intended to a new Horn of Africa Initiative to support regional economic development, peace and security. | 27-Oct-2014 09:58

Ethiopia: Govt Releases 26 Foreign Pilots, Helicopters

The Ethiopian government last week released five helicopters with 26 foreign crew members who recently entered Ethiopian air space without legal permission. The five Russian-made civilian helicopters belong to a leasing company based in Khartoum, Sudan. | 26-Oct-2014 11:09

Ethiopian Airlines to launch direct flights to Los Angeles

Ethiopian Airlines is set to begin operating flights between Addis Ababa and Los Angeles via Dublin in June 2015. The carrier will schedule its Addis Ababa-Dublin-Los Angeles round trips three times a week with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner wide bodies. | 26-Oct-2014 11:09

A Brief Look into Ethiopia's Sugar Industry

Our economy has recorded an 11% growth for the last ten consecutive years. In order to realize the Millennium Development Goals by maintaining this rapid and wide-reaching economic growth, the country is working committed to enter middle-income countries within the years 2012 and 2015. | 25-Oct-2014 09:49

Ethiopia to deploy 210 health workers in Ebola-hit West Africa

Ethiopia said Friday it will deploy about 210 health professionals to Ebola-affected countries to support the response against the epidemic in West Africa. In addition, the East African nation has also decided to provide financial support of $500,000 to the response in the highly affected countries, Xinhua reported. | 25-Oct-2014 05:58

Pankhurst memorial restored to original name

The monument was commissioned by leading suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst and sculpted by Eric Benfield outside her 'Red Cottage' off the High Road, Woodford Green, in 1935. In an article published by Ms Pankhurst in 1936, she referred to the grade II listed monument as the 'Anti-Air War Memorial' but over the years had misleadingly become known as the 'Anti-Abyssinian War Memorial' - Abyssinia being the historical name for Ethiopia. | 25-Oct-2014 02:04

Ethiopia, 30 years after the famine

By David Smith in Addis Ababa Three decades after images that shocked the world, country has become darling of the global development community - and the scourge of the human rights lobby With an Einsteinian shock of hair and a wise man's beard, Mulugeta Tesfakiros, just off a flight from Washington, settled into an office of glass walls and vibrant artworks in Addis Ababa. The millionaire magnate, who has gone into the local wine business with Bob Geldof, mused on the new Ethiopia: "Most of the people need first security, second food a and democracy after that." | 24-Oct-2014 22:12

Authority hits above quarter tax collection target - Friday, 24 October 2014 10:12

The Ethiopian Revenue and Customs Authority has collected 32.9 billion Birr in revenue over the last 3 months, rising from a target of 32.5 billion in the first quarter of this fiscal year. Authority Education and Communication Directorate Director Ephrem Mekonnen told journalists yesterday that revenue collection projection for the current fiscal year is 134.2 billion Birr higher than that of collected during the 2012/13 fiscal year. | 24-Oct-2014 18:09

Ethiopia touts ancient churches, dramatic landscape in tourism drive

When Scottish explorer James Bruce published a five-volume work in 1790 about his search in Ethiopia for the source of the Nile, European readers dismissed his account of ancient churches and castles: surely no such things existed in the heart of Africa. Fast forward to 2014 and Solomon Tadesse sometimes feels he faces similar preconceptions as he seeks to attract tourists three decades after images of famine and communist purges filled TV screens and shaped the world's view for a generation. | 24-Oct-2014 14:12

Tanzania: NHC Chief Salutes Ethiopian Firm

ETHIOPIAN construction company, Flintstone Engineering, which won an over 5.9bn/- tender to construct residential apartments at Shangani in Mtwara Region earlier this year, is doing a good job on the ground. National Housing Corporation Director General, Mr Nehemia Mchechu, said the company won an international competitive tender and is so far progressing well with construction work which is due to be completed in 36 months time. | 24-Oct-2014 10:19

Ethiopia: USAID Livestock Program Helps Empower Ethiopian Women

As part of the U.S. government's Feed the Future initiative, the U.S. Agency for International Development Agricultural Growth Program-Livestock Market Development project seeks to improve nutrition and boost incomes through training and investments in commodities like dairy, meat, and live animals. As part of the U.S. government's Feed the Future initiative, the U.S. Agency for International Development Agricultural Growth Program-Livestock Market Development project seeks to improve nutrition and boost incomes through training and investments in commodities like dairy, meat, and live animals. | 24-Oct-2014 06:35

Humanitarian trip prompted Ebola panic Updated at

HIGH FALLS – While nurse-practitioner Ingrid Frengle-Burke and Dr. Maggie Carpenter were in Ethiopia with their kids on a humanitarian trip to save women's lives, a group of Rondout Valley parents lobbied school and public officials to keep Frengle-Burke's daughter out of classes upon her return. | 24-Oct-2014 02:42

Ethiopia - 30 years on

BBC's Mike Wooldridge revisits the road where 30 years ago, desperate people walked miles from remote villages hoping to find food and medical help for their relatives. "Dawn, and as the sun breaks through the piercing chill of night on the plains outside Korem, it lights up a biblical famine now, in the 20th century." | 23-Oct-2014 22:46

Egyptian, Ethiopian foreign ministers prepare for joint meeting - Thursday, 23 October 2014 12:13

Foreign Affairs Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Ethiopian counterpart Dr Tedros Adhanom discussed in a telephone conversation on Tuesday evening developments in bilateral relations between the two countries. During the telephone conversation, they also discussed the fourth round of the Joint Egyptian-Ethiopian Ministerial Committee to be held in Addis Ababa from 1 to 3 November. | 23-Oct-2014 18:43

Climate finance in Ethiopia

This study highlights challenges for Ethiopia to finance its response to climate change.

The national Climate Resilient Green Economy strategy has called for annual spending of USD 7.5 billion to respond to climate change. With national budgetary resources for climate change-relevant actions estimated to be in the order of USD 440 million per year, and international sources adding several tens of USD million per year, there appears to be a major financing gap. Therefore, this report argues, if the strategy is to be delivered, much more needs to be done to mobilise additional resources both domestically and externally. The study focuses on public funding allocated within the federal budget, as such spending is most closely aligned with national policy setting and institutional arrangements. A four year period was reviewed, between 2008/2009 and 2011/12. | 23-Oct-2014 15:29

A judgment day for Ethiopian Jewry

An immigrant from Ethiopia holds an Israeli flag as she carries her child upon her arrival at Ben-Gurion International Airport in January 2011.. Minister Sa'ar, I beg you to help us," beseeched Maayan Semalin, an Israeli Ethiopian Jew whose sister still lives in the Jewish community of Gondar. | 23-Oct-2014 14:44

Diaspora celebrate SEPDM Anniversary, Ethiopian Flag Day - Thursday, 23 October 2014 06:05

Addis Ababa, 23 October 2014 - Ethiopians and foreigners of Ethiopian origin living in different countries have reportedly celebrated the 22nd anniversary of the Southern Ethiopia Peoples' Democratic Movement and the 7th National Flag Day. According to a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ethiopians and foreigners of Ethiopian origin living in Doha, Frankfurt and Abu Dhabi celebrated the anniversary and the Flag Day. | 23-Oct-2014 10:49

Breast Cancer Awareness Day to be Observed - Wednesday, 22 October 2014 10:24

Breast Cancer Awareness Day would be observed on Sunday, October 26, 2014 across the country with programs that help increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection and treatment as well as palliative care of the disease. The programs will be carried out in Oromia, Amhara, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples , and Tigray regional states as well as Addis Ababa, it was indicated. | 23-Oct-2014 06:51

Eritrea: Eritrea's Narrative of 'Triumph, Betrayal and Hope'

Eritrea is at peace, yet its people are flooding across its borders. As many are being caught reaching the shores of Europe as come from Syria, escaping from that nation's civil war. | 22-Oct-2014 20:20

Doctor who helped tell world of Ethiopian famine calls for action on Ebola

It was television news that changed the world, forced wealthy Western audiences in their living rooms to confront pitiful, starving African children and drove Irish rocker Bob Geldof on a quest to end poverty. But 30 years later to the day, the Melbourne doctor whose work helped broadcast those harrowing images of Ethiopia's "hell on earth" famine has warned Australia must do more to support Africa's fight against Ebola. | 22-Oct-2014 16:23

Analysis and mapping of climate change risk and vulnerability in Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia

This journal article argues that there is growing demand for spatially explicit information among stakeholders across public and private institutions regarding vulnerability to climate change at the local scale. This study was conducted over 16 districts in Central Rift Valley (CRV) of Ethiopia, to determine the degree of climate risk and the relative vulnerability of the districts, to climate change and, thereby identify vulnerable hotspots. The results are taken to show that vulnerability mapping is crucial in determining the varying degrees of vulnerability of different localities, and generating information that can help researchers, policy makers, private and public institutions in formulating site-specific adaptation strategies and prioritising adaptation investments to the most vulnerable hotspots. | 22-Oct-2014 15:16

New Kazakh ambassadors appointed to Ethiopia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro

Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 22 By Elena Kosolapova - Trend: Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev appointed new Ambassadors to Ethiopia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kazakh presidency said Oct. 21. Yerlik Ali was appointed to the post of Kazakh Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. Meanwhile Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador in the Republic of Croatia Aslan Musin was appointed to the post of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republic of Montenegro at the same time. | 22-Oct-2014 12:42

Rub out Mbabazi, Uganda, and you get VP Mujuru and Zimbabwe in another African succession war

Mujuru is also vice president of the ruling ZANU-PF. She was in the bush, rising to junior commander of Mugabe's ZANLA rebel forces, so you can say she fought for her place at the table It is not only in Uganda where we are having succession battles in Africa. | 22-Oct-2014 01:22

Authority to upgrade 6 gravel roads to asphalt - Tuesday, 21 October 2014 12:56

Activities are underway to upgrade a total of 600-km gravel roads to asphalt at a cost of 9.5 billion birr, the Ethiopian Roads Authority said. Communications Directorate Team Leader at ERA, Dereje Hailu, told WIC that the six roads to be upgrade to asphalt level are located in SNNP and Oromia Regional States as well as Dire Dawa City Administration. | 21-Oct-2014 21:31

German textile machinery manufacturers visit Ethiopia - Tuesday, 21 October 2014 14:05

Addis Ababa, 21 October 2014 A - The German textile machinery and accessories manufacturers visited Ethiopian textile manufacturers from October 13 to October 17. The seventy companies from Germany came to an event organized by SBS Systems for Business Solutions and Agathon Consulting. The event was initiated by the VDMA German Engineering Federation, which is a Textile Machinery Association. | 21-Oct-2014 17:38

Ethiopia's economic diplomacy bearing fruit - Tuesday, 21 October 2014 08:34

Ethiopia has given top priority to the kernel of the entire diplomacy; economic diplomacy, as the nation has one formidable enemy; poverty or backwardness. To effectively combat and eradicate poverty and backwardness, one has to pursue economic diplomacy which would enable it to attract more investment, trade, tourism among others, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted. | 21-Oct-2014 13:52

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