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A wave of anti-government protests and the imposition of a state of emergency has triggered a collapse in tourism bookings in Ethiopia, underlining the effect the unrest is having on one of Africa's best-performing economies. As the demonstrations ...
Marsabit county will invest heavily in tourism and trade upon the completion of the 500km Trans-Africa highway, which will connect Nairobi to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Speaking yesterday in Merille, Governor Ukur Yatani said the highway will open the ...

In Ethiopia, the government has declared a six-month state of emergency after protests around the capital, Addis Ababa, and around the country resulted in extrajudicial killings of at least 500 people, according to protesters.
Derry is the director of africaJUICE, a Dutch company whose fruit processing plant in Ethiopia was one of almost a dozen factories attacked during the most recent outburst of protests by the Oromo ethnic group.
[ACNS, by Gavin Drake] The Archbishop Emeritus of Burundi, Bernard Ntahoturi, joined a delegation from the World Council of Churches (WCC) last week in a solidarity visit to churches in Ethiopia. The delegation, led by WCC Central Committee Moderator ...
Awramba Times (Jigjiga) - Eritrean air force pilots, named Mebrahtu Tesfamariam and Afework fissehaye, have defected on Wednesday by flying their military aircraft Zlin-143-102 to Ethiopia's northern city, Mekelle, sources disclosed to Awramba times.

October 26, 2016 (Addis Ababa) - The Ethiopian government has accused Human Rights Watch (HRW) of encouraging opposition violence in the Horn of Africa's nation through false reportage.
Ethiopia's government has ruled out holding new nationwide elections to address the grievances behind nearly a year of deadly protests.
Ethiopia has withdrawn troops from Somalia, where they had been battling Islamist militants. It blames a lack of international support for the move, following the EU's recent cut in its funding for foreign troops in Somalia.
The Chinese-built and -financed Ethiopia-Djibouti Railway, the first electrified railway in Africa, is expected to enter full commercial operations at the end of this year.
In September, Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia signed contracts tasking two French firms, BRL and Artelia, with carrying out studies on the environmental and economic impact of the $4 billion dam.
State of Emergency declared amid social unrest. The government of Ethiopia declared a State of Emergency in October in response to a wave of protests that has been escalating since August.
Marsabit county police commander Ben Kogo. He confirmed on October 26, 2016 that Illret police station OCS Chief Inspector Christopher Nalianya and five other officers are being held in Ethiopia. PHOTO | KEN BETT | NATION MEDIA GROUP ...
When it was launched in 2005, the goal of the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) was to reduce malaria-related mortality by 50% across 15 high-burden countries in sub-Saharan Africa through a rapid scale-up of four proven and highly effective malaria ...
Andargachew Tsege was seized while travelling through an airport in Yemen in 2014, before being forcibly taken to Ethiopia.
Derry is the director of africaJUICE, a Dutch company whose fruit processing plant in Ethiopia was one of almost a dozen factories attacked during the most recent outburst of protests by the Oromo ethnic group.
The Chinese government attaches due importance on cooperation in education, medical care service, administrative and industrial management.

GENEVA, Switzerland, October 25, 2016/APO/ -Mareeg-A delegation from the World Council of Churches (WCC), led by WCC Central Committee moderator Dr ...
He has been driving the bus for six years and is convinced his bus will outlive any commercial automobile in Ethiopia. The reason for the deterioration of some of the Higers buses, he explained to Fortune, is results of careless driving that only ...
Most of Ethiopia's export commodities have increasing world demand. But reliance on these commodities, which in return are highly reliant on rain-dependent agriculture, bears its own risks.
Although Ethiopia has ample potentials for tourism and hospitality industry, it's yet to benefit from its untapped tourism industry.
The Ethiopian Broadcasting Agency (EBA) signed an agreement with Fana Broadcasting, Walta Information Center and Arki Broadcasting Services for a satellite TV broadcasting licenses.
The State of Emergency declared earlier this month is an instrument to protect the youth from the ill-conceived activities of the country's sworn enemies.
Ethiopia joins the African Trade insurance Agency (ATI). which opens itsdoors to insure political risk in the country, This move comes after a year-long process of membership supported financially by the African Development Bank and culminated in the ...
Opinion - I have been following very closely the recently declared "state of emergency," officially announced in the statement of the Prime Minister.
Some sources indicate that the green-yellow-red flag of Ethiopia first appeared on 06 October 1897. It was this flag of Ethiopia that became the basis for Pan-Africanism. Before the end of the Ethiopian Empire, the colour red symbolizes power and faith ...
The people's determined and peaceful stand to assert their rights on the one hand and the TPLF's unreconstructed and brute response on the other does not bode well for Ethiopia's peace and stability and regional tranquility in the near term. Sadly ...
The chronicle or glory of kings of Ethiopia (Abyssinia) also narrates about the history of Ethiopian ancient kings and their power during their reign.
Ethiopia stands at a crossroads, once again. But this time the prospects facing it are much more starkly contrasting than during past instances of change.
The worst affected areas are the northern provinces of Tigre, Wollo and Eritrea, where a 10-year drought and a succession of wars have produced the worst famine in Ethiopia's modern history. As the announcement was made the Ethiopian Relief and ...
During the recently held national workshop on Sustainable Under-nutrition Reduction in Ethiopia (SURE) with the theme: 'Addressing Under-nutrition Through Multi-sectoral Intervention-SURE, Ministries of Health, education, women and children ...
The national men's golf team left Monday morning for Addis Ababa Ethiopia seeking to re-capture the elusive East Africa Challenge Cup.
The Ethiopian Investment Commission (EIC) and the Development Bank of Ethiopia (DBE) are spearheading the initiative.
Ethiopian electric power (EEP) has signed a 2.5 billion construction project with CGC Overseas (CGCOC), to construct its headquarters.
Ethiopia and Sudan enjoy age-old relations in religious and and cultural spheres. Nowadays the two countries strengthened their relations to harness business and trade potentials.
Since 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has been representing "Mr Kidane," an Ethiopian-born US citizen whose computer the Ethiopian government hacked while he was living in DC, in order to extract the identities of his contacts in Ethiopia and ...
Ademo, a journalist based in Washington DC, had for years strived to tell the world about the issues faced by his people, the Oromo, in Ethiopia. In 2008, he founded OPride, a website aimed at telling the stories of the growing Oromo diaspora and ...
Taking adventurous time to new places in Ethiopia is one of the most treasured experiences you can ever come across. The best part is budget constraints cannot be a hindrance here since you can have the best time of your life without breaking the bank.
For practicing their Christian faith, four teenage girls were arrested and locked up in jail in Ethiopia earlier this month, with one of the girls even subjected to brutal beating.
A number of unaccompanied refugee children from the infamous "jungle" camp in Calais have been rehomed in Hertfordshire.
Ethiopia's drive to attract more South African investment is being hampered by a government that still distrusts business and a population wary of foreign domination.
Ethiopia could be headed for largescale ethnic strife that would have negative repercussions to the region despite the state of emergency and top government ...
Calais - Deep in the Calais "Jungle" migrant camp in northern France, hundreds of Oromo Ethiopians set up their own school.
The logistics Cluster continues to support the government of Ethiopia in strengthening the logistics response capacity and coordination.
A strong nine-man squad that includes the South African based pair of Ronald Otile and Daniel Baguma is set for the task at the par-70 Addis Ababa golf club.
In an article titled, 'Human Rights Watch encourages opposition violence in Ethiopia,' Dr Tedros slammed HRW and opposition groups in the diaspora for misrepresentations that were worsening protests leading to the imposition of a state of emergency.
The compound of the Jesuit refugee Service in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, is a microcosm of the region's troubles.
Fighters from the al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab group said on Sunday they had retaken control of a town in central Somalia after hundreds of Ethiopian troops serving with the African Union's AMISOM force withdrew. It was the third time this month that the ...
Mogadishu (AFP) - Fighters from the al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab group said Sunday they had retaken control of a town in central Somalia after hundreds of Ethiopian troops serving with the African Union's AMISOM force withdrew. It was the third time this ...
On October 8, 2016 the Ethiopian government declared a State of Emergency as a result of protest and violence demonstrated in the Oromia and Amhara regions that have occurred over the past year.


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