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Ethiopia-chinese-India-marketexpress-in More than any other East African country, Ethiopia is hit by an effervescence that illustrates a growth rate close to 10% for more than a decade, familiar in Asia but singular in Africa. At this rate, GDP more than tripled in less than 15 years. And Ethiopia is not a small ...
Addis Ababa- Efforts are in the pipeline to beefing up horticulture sub-sector and increase export revenue by honing experiences from well experienced nations like Israel, Ministry of agriculture and natural resources disclosed. Speaking on "Israeli Solutions to Ethiopia's Agricultural Needs" workshop on ...

Of course, the article emphasized that Ethiopia was no stranger to philosophy before Yacob. Rather it argued that "Around 1510, the Book of the Wise philosophers was translated and adapted in Ethiopia by the Egyptian Abba Mikael" (Ibid).Which is "a collection of sayings from the early Greek Pre-Socratics ...
Nairobi - Ethiopia has released more than 1,500 prisoners in its eastern Somali region, government officials said on social media, days after the government declared a state of emergency to try to tamp down unrest in Africa's second most populous nation. "On Wednesday, over 1,500 prisoners were ...
The international NGOs and think-tanks that operate in Ethiopia are complicit in maintaining the veil of silence. Many agree to refrain from any criticism of the Ethiopian regime in exchange for unfettered access to the African Union, which is based in Addis Ababa. Others turn a blind eye to the government's ...
Ethiopia is one of the world's fastest growing economies and a hub for Chinese investment, having rejuvenated its fortunes after a turbulent history marred by civil war and famine. But, the East African nation's political story is murkier. Given the surprise resignation of its prime minister and the declaration of ...

Nairobi (Reuters) - Ethiopia has released more than 1,500 prisoners in its eastern Somali region, government officials said on social media, days after ... Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said the releases were designed to increase "political space" in Ethiopia following anti-government protests that ...
Ethiopia's urban population, which was estimated at 17.3 percent in 2012, is one of the lowest in the world and even below the Sub-Saharan average of 37_percent. But this is set to change dramatically. According to the Ethiopian Central Statistics Agency, the urban population is projected to nearly triple ...
In 1980's a natural gas (naphtha, kerosene and benzene) reserve of some six billion cubic feet has been found in Calub Hilala in Somali State of Ethiopia, Bacha Faji Ministry Public Relations Director told The Ethiopian Herald. The ministry has reached agreement with Poly GCL, a Chinese mining company ...
Swedish Foreign Affairs Minister, Margot Wallstrom, in a tweet said as an ally, Sweden was 'following development in Ethiopia closely.' Continued reform efforts, inclusive dialogue, respect for rule of law and human rights, including freedom of expression should be a priority, her tweet further tasked the ...
Canadian Bashir Makhtal, 49, has been imprisoned in Ethiopia since January 2007 on charges of "terrorism". Authorities in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capital, accuse Makhtal of being a ringleader for the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) - a rebel group pressing for self-rule in Ethiopia's eastern ...
Authorities in Ethiopia's Somali region have released about 1,500 people from prison, the latest step in a campaign to ease long-running political tensions. Mohammed Bilal Hassan, media adviser to the regional president, told VOA's Horn of Africa service that the prisoners were released Thursday, hours ...
THE well-heeled residents of Legetafo are not used to demonstrations. The town on the eastern edge of Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, is home to politicians and businessfolk. Although nearby towns in the region of Oromia, which surrounds the capital, have been hit by anti-government protests since late ...
Ethiopia has released new details about the six-month state of emergency ordered last week amid mass anti-government protests, according to state media reports. Siraj Fegessa, minister of defence and head of the command post charged with implementing the state of emergency order, announced the ...
The political situation in Ethiopia is polarized. The ruling party Ethiopian people's Democratic Front EPRDF (EPRDF) is in a political crisis following the announcement of resignation by its Chairman and Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn. What are the possible solutions to move the country forward?
Ethiopia teeters on the edge of a precipice. For the past two years, waves of defiant public protests have made the country ungovernable and posed an existential threat to the ruling party that has been in power since 1991. The current crisis has roots in closure of political space, increasing repression and ...
For Ethiopians, the struggle continues, veteran exiled poet Hama Tuma says in this month's Africa: Stories in the 55 literature program. Banned by three Ethiopian governments, Tuma talks about how new momentum is boosting the country. He speaks through his poetry, reading his poems entitled ...

Leaders and Experts of Civic Society Organizations (CSO) in Ethiopia attending an experience sharing session organized by the Embassy of Finland underlined that Finland has shown remarkable commitment to support the ongoing development in the nation. The event, which was celebrated under the ...
It was a scene unlike any other in Ethiopia over the last quarter century, during which the ruling Ethiopian people's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) has kept a tight lid on dissent. On Feb. 13, jubilant crowds thronged into the streets and over soccer pitches, waving political flags and chanting ...
#German Foreign Office: "We are concerned about recent domestic developments in #Ethiopia. The proclamation of the state of emergency allows for massive restrictions on civil rights. We hope the gov. will be extremely cautious in exercising its powers." https://t.co/u1NmATdt7S pic.twitter.com/BWkfZxiPgR.
Addis Ababa, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- The global community has called on the Ethiopian government and public to hold constructive dialogues among all stakeholders for a peaceful and durable resolution to the current crisis. The African Union Commission (AUC) is the latest to respond to Ethiopia's current ...
"The stability of Ethiopia is crucial for the well-being of its people, the region and Africa as a whole," the statement concluded. Foreign Affairs minister Workneh Gebeyehu defended the emergency rule citing growing insecurity across the country. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned his post in ...
Zuma, who had just resigned as South African president, competed for mention at the seminar with Ethiopia's prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn, who almost simultaneously announced his resignation that same day. The two leaders of very powerful African states were forced to resign by different ...
Ethiopia, the second most populous country in Africa and one which has seen a booming economy recently, has been shaken up in the past week. First Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn unexpectedly resigned after five years in power. Then a national state of emergency was declared the next day.
Ethiopia is making headway in building modern infrastructure. The Addis Ababa Transport Programs Coordination Council, in an effort to solve the transportation crisis in the city has started the construction of a modern auto bus station, which will serve up to 80,000 people per day. Ethiopia is fast becoming ...
"We are inspired by Ethiopia's ambitious investments in primary health care and have seen measurable and meaningful changes in district management capacity," said Erika Linnander, lecturer in public health (health policy), who's leading the project. "The district health offices have grabbed onto new ways ...
Hailemariam Desalegn became the first Prime Minister in the country's modern history to resign from office. He has since described his unexpected resignation as a bid to smooth the passage of reforms, following years of violent unrest in Ethiopia. The country, located in the Horn of Africa, is the continent's ...
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia -- On the day that Bekele Gerba, a prominent Ethiopian opposition leader, was released from prison, thousands of people took to the streets in celebration. It was a scene unlike any other in Ethiopia over the last quarter century, during which the ruling Ethiopian people's ...
Right now, in Ethiopia , a large number of pregnant women more or less are giving birth at various health centers and hospitals. Of course, such services have been playing a big role in reducing maternal mortality rate across the country. The government has also been putting extra efforts in reducing the ...
If I could recommend only one article from a foreign author to address Ethiopia's current situation, it would be Donald Levine's 2007 essay "Ethiopia's Missed Chances" in *Interpreting Ethiopia*, which I edited with Professor Levine soon before his death. Levine does three things in this essay, all of which ...
The inhabitants of lowlands of Ethiopia are mainly dependent on pastoralism and farming. However, the rainfall distribution in most cases is higher in highland areas than lowland parts. As a result, the lowlands are home to pastoral people who depend, to a high degree, on livestock for their sustenance.
"Ethiopia on its way to be Africa's most successful benevolent dictatorship is imploding … Its govt concentrated power on Tigray people that form only 6% of the population & locked out Oromo & Amhara that is 62%. Benevolent dictatorship wholly abjures tribalism, nepotism & corruption," his tweet read.
The annual flagship fundraiser Gems and Java returns for its seventh year on Friday, April 13 and Saturday April 14. It is largest fundraising event of the year for mothers with a Heart for Ethiopia and provides funding for current and future projects, which empower women and promotes education in Ethiopia.
Addis Ababa, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- Germany on Tuesday urged the Ethiopian government to exercise restraint during the martial law period which was implemented on Friday. Ethiopia imposed martial law for a period of six months after a crippling strike last week in Ethiopia's central Oromia regional state ...
The crisis in Ethiopia has suddenly gained momentum and reached a tipping point. Things could go either way. The country could dig itself even deeper, with consequences that don't bear thinking about. Or there could be a broad realisation that Ethiopia is "at the precipice", bringing a surge of realism and ...
Ethiopia, a key U.S. ally in the fight against terrorism in North Africa, is again on the brink of chaos following the outbreak of large-scale protests that erupted last week. The demonstrations prompted the government to declare a state of emergency and Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn to submit his ...
It has also put the spotlight back on the protests that have been held intermittently across Ethiopia's most populous regions over the past three years. But just what prompted the mass demonstrations and what has kept them going in the face of a harsh government crackdown? Who are the protesters and ...
The Addis Ababa City Road Authority had constructed on the aggregate a 384.8 km long road across the city in the course of the last six months, which accounts 89 per cent of the plan. Authority Communication Director Tiumay W/gebrael said that the authority had undertaken the construction of asphalt ...
Ethiopia is blessed with an ecosystem conducive for biodiversity. Ironically though,the same ecosystem could serve a hotbed for the multiplication of microbial inimical to health. Aside from the loss animal disease inflict on the national economy,its repercussion on social health is enormous. Various studies ...
The South and South-East of Ethiopia are affected by serious drought due to the fourth consecutive failed rainy season. The performance of the spring rains is expected to be below normal while agro-pastoralist and pastoralist households have already largely lost their livelihoods due to previous droughts.
Addis Ababa, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- Foreign Ministers of Ethiopia and Russia on Monday commended the two countries' 120 years of diplomatic relations, with particular praise to relations in the economic, political and international matters. Workneh Gebeyehu and Sergey Lavrov, Foreign Ministers of ...
A state of emergency installed after the resignation of Ethiopia's prime minister Thursday will continue for the next six months, a high-ranking official said Saturday, according to the Associated Press. Siraj Fegessa, country's defense minister, also said the emergency declaration could be extended for an ...
A lovely thing happened on the way to Ethiopia. I stopped by the Warehouse in Whanganui to buy a Frisbee as a gift. The lady on the checkout chattily inquired if I was going out to play with the grandchildren. No , I explained, it was to be a gift for some children in Ethiopia. Intrigued, she asked, "Was I ...
Getting that combination into rural Ethiopia has been a decade-long challenge for the NALA Foundation. This week, NALA, which was founded by renowned Israeli immunologist Dr. Zvi Bentwich, signed a three-year partnership with pharmaceutical giant Merck, which has donated more than 19 million ...
File photo shows security personnels patrol on the street in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Jan 29, 2011. (Xinhua/Zhao Yingquan). Addis Ababa, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. embassy in Ethiopia on Saturday urged Addis Ababa to reconsider its decision to institute martial law. In a statement posted on its website, ...
Addis Ababa - Ethiopia said on Saturday that a state of emergency will remain in place for six months, as the authorities move to quell "chaos and unruliness". The council of ministers declared the country's second emergency decree in two years on Friday evening. It capped a tumultuous week that saw ...
Addis Ababa. - Ethiopia's defence minister has ruled out a military takeover a day after the east African nation declared a new state of emergency amid the worst anti-government protests in a quarter-century. Siraj Fegessa on Saturday also ruled out a transitional government. Prime Minister Hailemariam ...
Ethiopia hosted its fifth annual National Cooperative Exhibition, Bazaar & Symposium earlier this month, under the theme "co-operatives for fairness". Held at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) conference centre in Addis Ababa, the event set out to strengthen the past ...
Until recently, few people outside of Oromia, Ethiopia's largest and most populous region, had heard of Lemma Megersa. But by the beginning of 2018, the clamour around the 47-year-old had turned him into a household name. He is now one the most popular Ethiopian politicians since the governing ...
Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency following unrest in the restive Oromia and Amhara regional states, according to a state television broadcast. After an intense day-long meeting, the Council of Ministers said a martial law would also be enforced effective Friday. The duration of the state of ...


 

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