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For example, Ethiopia's System of National Accounts is used to calculate Gross Domestic Product (GDP), but it's uncertain whether this system fully captures the income that forests produce. Official statistics from the Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation show the forestry sector's contribution to be ...
The invitation was extended to foreign affairs and irrigation ministers as well as, for the first time, security and intelligence officials. ... Gedion Asfaw, head of the Ethiopian team to the Tripartite National Committee (TNC), told Al-Monitor, “The [filling] plan was sent in an official letter from the Ethiopian minister ...

Amoudi, the gregarious 71-year-old son of a Yemeni businessman and his Ethiopian wife, were swept up with hundreds of billionaires, princes and other ... Saudi officials have denied that anyone has been mistreated, but people with knowledge of the detentions have said that as many as 17 of the ...
Ethiopian officials stress that they take the lead in dealing with China. ... But, while there's some dispute over the numbers (IMF estimates are slightly lower than the official figures), Ethiopia's economy is widely agreed to have been growing at around 10 percent for the past decade – a phenomenal ...
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was welcomed to Ethiopia Wednesday on the red carpet by Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu on the first stop on ... Tillerson is also scheduled to meet with top officials in the allied nations of Chad, Djibouti, Kenya and Nigeria, some of which are helping in the battle ...
The portal cited an embassy source as saying, Tillerson's visit of March 7 was “an indication that the US government is taking the unfolding events in Ethiopia very seriously. “The current political crisis in Ethiopia will surely take a center stage during all the discussions with Ethiopian officials,” the source ...

ADDIS ABABA, March 17 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia will soon start test generation of the 6,450 MW Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) built on the Blue Nile river, an Ethiopian official said on Saturday. Speaking to Xinhua, Hailu Abraham, Public Relations Head at Office of Ethiopia National Council for ...
Local media in Ethiopia are reporting that the Command Post administering the February 16 state of emergency (SOE) have arrested a top official of the Oromia regional state for openly criticizing the deadly military incident in the town of Moyale over the weekend. Taye Dendea, a lawyer and head of the ...
Laying wreath at the Martyrs' Monument in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, Lij Daniel Jote Mesfin, President of Ethiopian Patriots Association, stressed ... The commemorative day in Addis Ababa was attended by officials from the federal government, Addis Ababa City Administration and representatives of ...
Ethiopian Ambassador to Egypt Taye Atske-Selassie Amde said on Monday that his country has requested a postponement of the tripartite ministerial meeting between Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), which was scheduled to be held in Sudan on February ...
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 ... The declaration would allow Ethiopian security forces to crack down on demonstrations, ban some publications from distributing material “that could ...
16 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia has no plans to impose martial law in the wake of the resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, an official said on Friday. ... The unrest in 2016 led to the deaths of hundreds and was dubbed by analysts as the gravest challenge the ruling coalition, the Ethiopian People's ...
The first round of three-day talks between Ethiopian officials and representatives from the Ethiopian rebel group of ethnic Somalis, Ogden National Liberation Front (ONLF), began Sunday at a secret location in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. Delegates from the two sides arrived Saturday for the talks that are ...
Ethiopian journalist and blogger, Eskinder Nega's freedom is in doubt after he reportedly refused to sign a 'false confession form' in exchange for his ... The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) quoted Eskinder's wife, Serkalem Fasil, saying that at 11am, local time, a prison official asked Eskinder to sign a ...
These events have led observers and members of the ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) to conclude that the very ... it has taken important yet inadequate measures such as releasing political prisoners, initiating dialogue with opposition groups and demoted officials.
The official casualty figures for Woldiya was put at seven whiles in Kodo activists mentioned three. The Addis Standard said: “at least eleven people possibly more were killed in the town of Mersa.” Gedu Andargachew, leader of ANDM and president of the Amhara region in a televised address last Thursday ...
ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopia has lifted a ban on domestic workers moving overseas after passing a new law to guard against ill-treatment, a government official said Thursday. Africa's second-most populous country instituted the ban five years ago following reports of abuse, and complaints that employment ...

It will incorporate ministers of foreign affairs, irrigation, as well as senior security and intelligence officials from the Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia. ... stressed that the Sudanese government will not allow foreign currency from abroad into Sudan, except through the Central Bank of Sudan and official channels.
"The Ethiopian people and government worked hand in hand to make the AU summit successful, which is expected to boost Ethiopia's destination as conference tourism, helped publicize its hospitality industry and national air carrier Ethiopian Airlines," he further said. Alem also said senior officials from ...
Media Advisory: UN Humanitarian and Development Chiefs' Mission to Ethiopia - 27-29 January 2018 ... They will meet with senior Government officials and humanitarian and development partners, and travel to field locations to meet people who have been affected by drought and assess programmes that ...
There are no official casualties reported from the incident even though journalists said three people have been killed. Public protest and deadly crackdown undergoing in Kobbo, north east of Amhara, undergoing. Reports are coming out that Fed forces are using live ammunition against unarmed protestors.
Holy water is thrown on congregants during Timkat, the Ethiopian Orthodox celebration of Epiphany, at Kings Hall in Seattle on Sunday. The celebration started Saturday and continued overnight through Sunday afternoon. Religious officials bless the holy water before it is splashed onto the crowds in honor ...
Addis Ababa - The United Nations human rights chief expressed concern on Tuesday over the deaths of at least seven people chanting anti-government slogans during a religious festival in Ethiopia last week. The unrest in the city of Woldiya in the northern Amhara region was the latest bloodshed to occur ...
ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- The fight against corruption will be a central theme of the ongoing 30th AU Summit which is being held in Addis Ababa, an Ethiopian official said on Tuesday. The 30th AU summit kicked off Monday at the headquarters of the pan-African bloc under the theme "Winning the ...
Weekend clashes during Ethiopia religious festival leave seven dead. Weekend clashes during Ethiopia ... #Ethiopia: We're very concerned by the use of force by security officials against worshippers celebrating the Ethiopian Orthodox festival of Epiphany that left at least 7 people dead. We urge for an ...
CAIRO, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- Egypt expressed concern over reports of Ethiopia's disagreement over the World Bank's role in the stalled technical negotiations over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), Official Ahram Online news website reported Monday. Egyptian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson ...
Musa-Bihi-Abdi-Somaliland-President January 20, 2018 - The newly-elected president of Somaliland, Musa Bihi Abd, held an audience with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn and a slew of Ethiopian government officials highlighting the importance of the relationship in areas of security, economic, trade ...
CAIRO – 20 January 2018: Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has agreed to support the request of Ahmed el-Sewedy, head of the Egyptian-Ethiopian Business Council, to set up an Egyptian industrial zone in Ethiopia, head of the SME association AISME Alaa el-Sakty said Saturday.
Among other revelations, the leaks show that the Ethiopian government has been paying online commenters to influence social media conversations in the ruling party's favor. The documents include hundreds of pages of chat logs and email correspondence of Ethiopia's top government officials, multiple ...
Prominent Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina was freed from jail yesterday (17 January) after the government dropped charges against him as part of ... The official death toll from last year's civil unrest in Ethiopia came to 669 people, according to a report to the parliament in Addis Ababa this week.
Shifaraw will not only be the first representative from Ethiopia. He will also be the first member of the global Ethiopian-Jewish community – based largely in Israel today – to compete. Shifaraw belongs to a community known as the Falashmura, descendants of Ethiopian Jews who were pressured to convert ...
ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- A car accident in Ethiopia's northern Amhara regional state has killed nine people, an Ethiopian official said on Thursday. Gobeze Yifraw, Public Relations Director, East Gojjam Zone Police Department of Amhara regional state, said the accident happened when a ...
Ethiopia's prime minister arrived in Cairo on Wednesday for a two-day visit to discuss a massive dam that Egypt fears will cut into its share of the Nile, at a time of heightened tensions among the countries that rely on the river. Hailemariam Desalegn is the highest-ranking Ethiopian official to travel to Egypt to ...
Cairo's proposal to bring in the World Bank as a neutral intermediary in the Renaissance Dam negotiations with Ethiopia and Sudan is a serious attempt to ... “Seeking the help of the World Bank falls within the scope of a diplomatic campaign initiated by Cairo," an Egyptian official in charge of the Nile water ...
... of Ethiopian State toured the Rosafet Signet Artificial Insemination Center, in western Mayabeque province, to learn about the stallions the institution develops, especially those of the Siboney race, originally from Cuba. Although this is his first official visit to Cuba as a President of Ethiopia, Teshome Wirtu ...
"Threats from Ethiopian security officials - working together with local [Kenyan] police - also extend to the refugee camps [in Kenya]," Human Rights Watch researcher Felix Horne told IRIN. Horne said Oromo activists who have come from cities in Ethiopia fear camp life because of the lack of employment ...
Members of the Ginbot 7 group, founded by an Ethiopian-born British citizen, Andargachew Tsege, will now serve sentences of between 15 and 18 years. ... Bekele Gerba, an official of the Oromo Federalist Congress, was jailed after he protested against the non-appearance of defence witnesses in the ...
Bekele, the deputy OFC chairperson, and the three other party officials broke into song on Thursday after the judges ruled against his request to summon Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and other high-ranking government officials as defence witnesses, their attorney Ameha Mekonnen said.
3, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn vowed to free political prisoners and shutter the notorious Maekelawi prison, which has long served as a ... 3, Lemma Megersa, the head of the OPDO and president of Oromia, accused TPLF officials of planting cronies inside his party and viewing political ...
(CNN) Ethiopia has banned the adoption of Ethiopian children by foreign families, according to the country's state-run News Agency ENA, citing ... Ethiopian officials previously suspended adoptions back in November, but allowed pending cases to continue through the process, according to the US ...
ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Ethiopian government has arrested 107 individuals relating to recent conflict along the border of Somali and Oromia regional states, an official said on Friday. Abiyu Assefa, Commissioner of Ethiopia Federal Police Commission, gave the figure during a report to the ...
The government of Ethiopia says it will consider pardoning or dropping charges against some members of opposition political parties accused of crimes. Initial news reports stated that Ethiopia will release all political prisoners, but that was based on an inaccurate translation of the prime minister's ...
COLUMBUS: President Donald Trump's outspoken support for the protesters in Iran brought back memories of half a century ago when hundreds of Peace Corps teachers in Ethiopia, including me, were confronted with a dilemma. For Trump, the concern is that the president's bellicose tweets could backfire ...
It was a Monday morning in October at the Sitota Center for Mental Health Care in the Ethiopian capital and, in the waiting area in front of a bustling reception .... Khat, a mild psychotropic plant that is openly sold on street corners across Ethiopia, has long been a concern for public health officials in Ethiopia.
The Ethiopian 'AddisFortune' newspaper published a report on Sunday claiming that officials from the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa had rejected an Egyptian proposal to exclude Sudan from negotiations, and said that direct negotiation between Egypt and Ethiopia continues, seeking an agreement on the ...
Today, Ethiopia's ruling coalition announced it would release political prisoners and close the infamous Maekelawi detention center in the capital, Addis Ababa. ... The government should send a message to security officials countrywide that torture and other ill-treatment is prohibited and will be punished.
And Ethiopia is one of our largest troop-contributing countries for peacekeeping operations in Africa, and that is really a very important point to highlight. The second point is, yes, we did note and we did discuss with the government about a lot of the challenges, not only the efforts of Ethiopian troops to ...
Robust responses by Ethiopia's government and foreign aid agencies, and the absence of war, have prevented a repeat of the disastrous famines of the 1970s and 1980s that killed hundreds of thousands. Ethiopian officials argue the policy of relocating rural communities to areas closer to roads, clinics ...
More than 2,000 prisoners jailed for involvement in unrest that gripped Ethiopia between 2015 and 2016 have been pardoned, officials said on Friday. ... Analysts say the continuing disorder indicates a deep-rooted discontent with decades of rule by the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front ...
The United Nations last week urged Ethiopia to review the status of those people behind bars, because the government has been accused of using security concerns to stifle dissent and media freedom. Ethiopian officials have denied those accusations, but the government earlier released Merera Gudina, ...


 

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