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    NILE

    By Laureate Tsegaye Gebre-Medhin I am the first Earth Mother of all fertilityI am the Source I am the Nile I am the African I am the beginningO Arabia, how could you so conveniently have forgottenWhile your breath still hangs upon the threads of my springsO Egypt, you prodigal daughter born from my first loveI […]

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    Gunda Gundo: A Monastery that Embraces Astounding Architectural Masterpieces

    Ethiopian Herald By Tsegay Hagos Ethiopia, the first country which adopted Christianity and Islamic religions in Africa has fascinating churches, monasteries and mosques. St. Marry Zion of Aksum, the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, Wukro, Abreha We Atsbeha, St. Marry of Gunda Gundo, Al Nejashi mosque and others are among the oldest religious spots in Ethiopia. […]

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    Rediscovering the forgotten sounds of Somalia

    Arab News In the aftermath of the Ogaden War, Somalia’s Bakaka Band found themselves “somewhat meaningless,” in the words of singer Shimaali Ahmed Shimaali. Founded to sing patriotic songs by the government’s Ministry of Interior in 1978 — the height of the Somali-Ethiopian border conflict — peacetime presented a crisis of identity. After reinventing themselves […]

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    “It is imperative that we rebuild the tourism sector” António Guterres

    UN Tourism is one of the world’s most important economic sectors. It employs one in every ten people on Earth and provides livelihoods to hundreds of millions more. It boosts economies and enables countries to thrive. It allows people to experience some of the world’s cultural and natural riches and brings people closer to each […]

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    The 1984 album ‘Sons of Ethiopia’ enchants new audiences in 2020

    RFI Admas, a quartet of young Ethiopian musicians living in exile in Washington DC, had a ball recording an album of synth-heavy, funked up versions of Ethiopian classics. ‘Sons of Ethiopia ‘ was soon forgotten but became cult among fans of ethiojazz. Now reissued by Frederiksberg Records, it reflects happier times from a generation that “just […]

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    Songhai Empire of West Africa

    Ancient History by Mark Cartwright The Songhai Empire (aka Songhay, c. 1460 – c. 1591 CE) replaced the Mali Empire (1240-1645 CE) as the most important state in West Africa (covering modern southern Mauritania and Mali). Originating as a smaller kingdom along the eastern side of the bend of the Niger River c. 1000 CE, the Songhai would expand their territory dramatically […]

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    Ethiopian Magnificent Holidays: Study of the Ašända Feast

    Academia by Timkehet Teffera Mekonnen Ašända is literally a holiday particularly dedicated to women without difference in age and social strata. Of course, given the purely religious aspect, it is the holiday of young girls, since they symbolize the Holy Virgin Mary (Belay 2011: 35). Biblical history teaches us about the Assumption of Virgin Mary to […]

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    Vivian Stephens Helped Turn Romance Writing Into a Billion-Dollar Industry. Then She Got Pushed Out.

    Now, as the Romance Writers of America reckons with its history of racism, will she finally get her due? Texas Monthly If it hadn’t been for the pandemic and the near impossibility of visiting Vivian Stephens in person, I’m not sure I would have been so attuned to her voice. It is mellifluous; she always […]

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    The Pankhurst family legacy in Ethiopia

    African Idea Few foreigners, if any, can proudly talk about their impact on Ethiopia, her freedom and her international presence, as the Pankhurst family did. Madam Sylvia Pankhurst, Professor Richard Pankhurst’s mother, born in 1882 in Manchester to Dr. Richard Pankhurst and Emmeline Pankhurst, founded a newspaper (New Times and Ethiopia News) in England in […]

Poltics

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    Africa’s Peace and Prosperity Begin at Home

    project-syndicate by ABIY AHMED For too long, Africa has been a strategic plaything of world powers. By bolstering its internal cohesion and economic integration, the continent can become a strong geopolitical force with an independent and unified voice on important global issues. ADDIS ABABA – Africans must take responsibility for our continent’s affairs. We have […]

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    The great power struggle between Washington and Beijing takes an unexpected turn in Ethiopia.

    POLITICO By SIMON MARKS ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — For the past four years, Welibuw Buzenehe watched as China built a new national sports stadium in the heart of the Ethiopian capital. Located deep in Addis Ababa’s commercial center, the soon-to-be-finished structure towers some 130 feet above the ground, and will have a capacity of 62,000 people. “China […]

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    Abiy and Ramaphosa reset relations

    Abiy’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning reforms offer incidental benefits for both Ethiopia and South Africa. Daily Maverick, BY PETER FABRICIUS Apart from the obvious benefits Ethiopian President Abiy Ahmed Ali’s reforms have brought to his own country and the region, they have also created the opportunity to revive rather dormant relations between Ethiopia and South Africa. That […]

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    Ethiopia and Eritrea eye socioeconomic integration

    Xinhua The Ethiopian and Eritrean leaders on Thursday vowed to cement recent gains in the rapprochement of bilateral ties as the two former arch-rivals seek to deepen socio-economic integration. This came on Thursday as the visiting Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki arrived in Ethiopia, accompanied by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, and laid a foundation stone […]

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    Tears and laughter at Nobel ceremony

    Tears and laughter at Nobel ceremony News in English The Norwegian Nobel Committee’s carefully orchestrated Peace Prize ceremony dissolved into laughter on Tuesday when the committee’s leader almost forgot to award this year’s prize. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali received it in end, though, as some members of the audience wiped away tears and […]

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    The way forward is a unification

    The Ethiopian Herald By Teshome Though starting from the 4th EPRDF conference there was a call for unification this burning issue was put on the backburner till it started fructifying yesterday. Since 1991 the time EPRDF started leading the country grabbing the reign of power the four sister parties namely TPLF, ADP, ODP, and SEPDM […]

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    The coming election may unlikely to be a strictly top-down nationwide affair like the past five polls.

    Open Democracy, by René Lefort Local bosses may fill the party-sized hole in Ethiopia’s next election Ethiopia has traditions of local self-government – could they induce voters to look at independent candidates for Parliament?René Lefort25 October 2019 Next year’s elections in Ethiopia will be unlike the previous five polls. The ruling coalition, the Ethiopian People’s […]

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    Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed wins 2019 Nobel Peace Prizef

    CNBC By Vicky McKeever He was awarded the prize Friday for his “efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation and for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighboring Eritrea.” Ahmed worked with Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki on the peace agreement. “An important premise for the breakthrough was Abiy Ahmed’s unconditional willingness to […]

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    ‘These elections belong to the Ethiopian people.’ US Ambassador Michael Raynor

    Ethiopia’s success in conducting the upcoming elections in a credible and safe manner will be a critical step in the reform process By Michael Raynor, US Embassy It’s a great pleasure and honor for me to be here today to highlight the importance of Ethiopia’s ambitious and essential political reforms – and especially the upcoming […]

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    Ethiopia’s Choice: Poverty through Grievance or Prosperity through Unity

    Ethiopian4CM BY LIJ TEODROSE FIKREMARIAM My father used to always respond with this one rejoinder during my youth every time I came home and complained about some injustice that I felt was done against me. So what? In ways I did not have the wisdom to understand, my dad was preparing me for a life […]

Business

  • Ethiopian Airlines Debuts First Covid-Era, Contactless Terminal

    Ethiopian Airlines Debuts First Covid-Era, Contactless Terminal

    Skift Ethiopian Airlines several weeks ago officially completed a 86,000-square-meter terminal expansion at Addis Ababa’s Bole International Airport. With the capacity to serve 22 million passengers a year, Africa’s main transit hub is now home to the continent’s second largest capacity airport after South Africa’s O.R. Tambo International. But this is no ordinary terminal project: the […]

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    Introducing Amarula Ethiopian Coffee with its creamy and toffee taste

    The Moodie Davitt Report by Colleen Morgan Amarula has extended its cream liqueur range with a new flavour, Amarula Ethiopian Coffee, which celebrates the birthplace of the coffee bean. Amarula Ethiopian Coffee will be exclusive to global travel retail through Big Five Duty Free, Heinemann and Dufry, and available in wholesale locations, from January 2021. A […]

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    The National Cool Logistics Network is developing a cold-storage facility in Modjo Dry Port

    During an inauguration ceremony at Modjo Dry Port on 22 August 2020, the first ever refrigerated container carrying fruit was loaded at the train from Ethiopia to Djibouti. Ethiopian Minister of Transport H.E Dagmawit Moges launched the loading of the container at the train in the presence of stakeholders from different organizations. “The development of […]

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    Despite COVID pandemic Ethiopia-Djibouti railway records increase in revenue

    By XINHUA The Ethiopia-Djibouti Standard Gauge Railway has recorded an over 51 percent increase in revenue during the first half of 2020 despite the difficulties brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, the railway’s managing entity said on Friday. The 756-km railway, which officially commenced its commercial operations for both passenger and freight services between landlocked Ethiopia’s […]

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    Fixation on use of physical cash is a major barriers for Mobile money in Ethiopia.

    The chief of Ethiopian mobile money provider M-Birr tipped the sector for huge growth following a change in regulation, but warned prospective new players barriers remained due to a fixation on use of physical cash. In an interview with Mobile World Live, M-Birr MD Thierry Artaud said the provider was currently in the process of […]

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    Ethiopian and Korean Airlines managed to turn a profit this year

    There’s no doubt that 2020 has been a challenging year for airlines. Most carriers are reporting heavy losses and making tough decisions about their future. Profits are simply out of the question. However, a handful of carriers have managed to turn a profit this year, despite the downturn, mainly by rapidly shifting their focus when […]

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    Ethiopian Prime Minister Unveils the country New Currency Notes

    (ENA) Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said the introduction of new currency notes is part of the ongoing economic reform in the country. The government unveiled today new currency notes with enhanced security features on the new notes with the view to making them hard to counterfeit. The notes that replace the old Birr 10, […]

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    Ethiopians are dipping into digital wallets

    DW, In several parts of Africa, paying for food, clothes or public transport with a phone is commonplace. Mobile money is taking off in Ethiopia, too, with COVID-19 as the catalyst. It’s early in the afternoon, yet small groups of men have already started to gather around the khat stands in the city of Jijiga. Hundreds […]

  • Ethiopia has opened a facility to produce kits to test for the coronavirus

    Ethiopia has opened a facility to produce kits to test for the coronavirus

    SF GATE, by Elias Meseret With increasing cases of COVID-19, Ethiopia has opened a facility to produce kits to test for the coronavirus and says its researchers are working to develop and test a vaccine. The company producing the testing kits is a joint venture with a Chinese company, called BGI Health Ethiopia. Ethiopia’s number […]

Travel

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    This Is What It’s Like Trekking the Hottest Place on Earth

    Fodors by Wendy Watta A pungent smell choked the air and breathing into a ruched-up scarf pressed firmly over the nose barely offered any respite. Liquid in unearthly luminous yellow-and-green hot springs scattered around the vicinity spluttered and hissed like simmering cauldrons of puke as sulfur and iron mixed, eyes watering from the emissions. We […]

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    Enigmatic Ethiopia: Africa’s (still) hidden jewel in the crown?

    Daily Maverick, by John Battersby Addis Ababa, a seething and rapidly developing African metropolis, is a regular transit stop for north-south travellers and a destination for officials connected to the African Union and its many commissions. While transit travellers benefit from the cheaper rates of Ethiopian Airlines – Africa’s largest and most globally connected national […]

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    Bale National Park; Ethiopia’s lesser-known Treasure

    The Bale Mountains National Park is located in southeastern Ethiopia, 400km southeast of Addis Ababa and 150km east of Shashemene in the Oromia Regional National State. It belongs to the Bale-Arsi massif, which forms the western section of the southeastern Ethiopian highlands. Nominated in 2009 to UNESCO’s World Heritage Site Tentative List, the Bale Mountains […]

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    Ethiopia’s Tourism sector is on the rise

    Africa News Room Ethiopian Airlines was announced winner of the Selling Travel Agents Choice Awards for “Airline to Africa Ethiopia participated at the 40th World Travel Market (WTM), which took place from Monday 4th November – Wednesday 6th November at ExCeL in London. WTM is the largest business-to-business travel event in the UK and attracts a 50,000-strong crowd […]

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    The Nile Could Be a Window Into the Underworld

    GIZMODO Byy Ryan F. Mandelbaum Some scientists think the Nile river might be revealing the mysteries of the mantle beneath it. There’s been debate over the age of the Nile—whether it formed from a river redirecting around 5 million years ago or whether a proto-Nile has flowed through the area for 30 million years. If […]

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    Enqutatash (እንቁጣጣሽ); An Ethiopian New year

    Enqutatash is an Ethiopian (Amharic)word, which represents the Ethiopian New Year. It is called Ri’se Awde Amet (“Head Anniversary”) in Ge’ez, the term preferred by the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. It occurs on September 11th in the Gregorian Calendar; except for the year preceding a leap year, when it occurs on September 12th. The Ethiopian Calendar Year 2011 Amätä […]

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    Scientists reveal the face of our oldest direct ancestor who roamed Ethiopia millions of years ago

    Independent The 3.8-million-year-old cranium was almost completely preserved meaning scientists could identify never-before-seen facial features 3.8-million-year-old cranium belongs to an adult male who is an ancestor of ‘Lucy’ – one of the world’s most famous fossils The face of our oldest direct ancestor has been revealed for the first time, with scientists calling the 3.8-million-year-old ape-like […]

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    In the Ethiopian Mountains, Ancient Humans Were Living the High Life

    The New York Times, By Carl Zimmer Scientists have discovered what is by far the oldest evidence of human occupation at extreme altitudes: a rock shelter strewn with bones, tools and hearths 11,000 feet above sea level. People lived at the site, in the mountains of Ethiopia, as long as 47,000 years ago. The research, reported on […]

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    2020 Rough Guide ultimate Trarvel bucket list, 100 BEST PLACES ON EARTH

    Rough Guide If you need inspiration on where to travel in 2020, then look no further – Rough Guides’ new book reveals 100 of the most extraordinary places to visit in the world – the ultimate travel bucket list. The Rough Guide to the 100 Best Places on Earth is being published on 1st September and is […]

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    Behind the Scenes: Grueling Lifestyle Shoot on an Active Volcano in Ethiopia

    Peta pixel DL CADE Photographer Joey L. is known for pushing himself to capture stunning imagery. From his documentary work on the frontlines of the fight against ISIS, to A-list celebrity and commercial work, he never shies away from a physical or creative challenge. His most recent commercial shoot was both. The ad campaign featured the ZAAF Collection, a premium […]

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    A mosaic of 5000 history grows as Ethiopian Cultural Garden nears complition

    By Lynn Ischay, The Plain Dealer CLEVELAND, Ohio — From across the street, Ernesto “Ernie” Spinelli looks like a 20-something kid: black pant legs pulled up unevenly to the knees, ball cap on backward with curls spilling everywhere, well-defined calf muscles ending in fashionable work shoes. The 70-year-old on the scaffolding at Cleveland’s new Ethiopian Cultural Garden would laugh at that notion. […]

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    The other Lava Lake on Mount Michael, Ethiopia

    Earth observatory Even with modern scientific tools, there are still some parts of our planet that stay mostly hidden from human eyes. The crater floor of Mount Michael, an active volcano in the South Sandwich Islands of the South Atlantic Ocean, is one of those places. On most days the crater on Saunders Island is […]

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    Have you ever found yourself standing in a foreign land complaining about the excessive number of tourists?

    Life Hypocritical as this undoubtedly is, it masks an inconvenient paradox of modern travel – many of us would like to see the marvels of the world while avoiding the crowds of others who wish to do the same. This challenge has only become harder over recent decades as falling costs of flying, an expanding […]

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    Ten SURPRISING FACTS ABOUT ETHIOPIA

    By Taz Liffman, Interpid Travel Ethiopia may not be the first place you think of when booking your next holiday, but it should be. The country has been at peace for more than 15 years and its economy is one of the fastest growing in the world. Add to this a staggering diversity of landscapes, kaleidoscope […]

Africa

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    Africa has defied the covid-19 nightmare scenarios. We shouldn’t be surprised.

    by Karen Attiah After the novel coronavirus first appeared in Africa in late February, Ghana’s government decided it would take no chances. Ghanaian citizens were soon put under lockdown, and travel between major cities was banned. Then President Nana Akufo-Addo announced the closure of the country’s land and sea borders. At the time, my dad was in Ghana […]

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    The African Union Needs to Resolve Ethiopia’s Dam Dispute

    By Ola Owojori Foreign Policy Egypt and Sudan have threatened to withdraw from negotiations over the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile, which flows into the Nile River. Thus, Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan all ultimately share the water of the Blue Nile, but Egypt and Sudan—both of which […]

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    Kenyan telecoms giant Safaricom is seeking to transform itself into a technology company

    Daily Mail Kenyan telecoms giant Safaricom is seeking to transform itself into a technology company, offering new financial solutions to anyone from small businesses to farmers, new CEO Peter Ndegwa told AFP. Listed on the Nairobi stock market, Safaricom is one of the biggest companies in East Africa, its success fuelled by its mobile money […]

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    Regional integration: The Antidote Against Rivalries and Conflicts.

    The Ethiopian Herald BY Mulugeta Gudeta The Horn of Africa is increasingly becoming a region with growing military strategic and economic assets. Great economic powers such as the United States, China, the Gulf States, and some European countries are vying for control, influence if not the domination of the region’s economic potentials. Since the time […]

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    African Speakers leads by Nigerian Gbajabiamila push for debts cancellation

    Vanguardngr Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, and some African Speakers of Parliaments say there is an urgent need to push for debt cancellation for the continent from multilateral and bilateral partners. A statement issued in Abuja on Monday by Lanre Lasisi, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, said that the speaker convened […]

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    Rediscovering the forgotten sounds of Somalia

    Arab News In the aftermath of the Ogaden War, Somalia’s Bakaka Band found themselves “somewhat meaningless,” in the words of singer Shimaali Ahmed Shimaali. Founded to sing patriotic songs by the government’s Ministry of Interior in 1978 — the height of the Somali-Ethiopian border conflict — peacetime presented a crisis of identity. After reinventing themselves […]

  • Charting a Path for a Resilient Recovery in Sub Saharan Africa

    Charting a Path for a Resilient Recovery in Sub Saharan Africa

    IMF VBy Kristalina Georgieva and Abebe Aemro Selassie Perhaps first among the many lessons of 2020 is that the notion of so‑called black swan events is not some remote worry. These purportedly once‑in‑a‑generation events are occurring with increasing frequency. Take climate‑related shocks, especially in sub‑Saharan Africa. More than any other region, it is vulnerable to […]

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    Agriculture is crucial to a successful economic transformations in Africa.

    World Economic Forum By Tony Blair Over the next 30 years, Sub-Saharan Africa’s population will double to over two billion, and its economies will industrialize. Africa’s development will therefore be critical to the world’s future stability, prosperity, and health. Given this, the continent should be receiving much more international attention. The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted […]

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    Why foreign countries are scrambling to set up bases in Africa

    The Conversation Recent media reports claim that a covert Kenyan paramilitary team is responsible for the unconstitutional killing of terror suspects in nighttime raids. The reports are based on interviews with US and Kenyan diplomatic and intelligence officials. The team was trained, armed and supported by US and British intelligence officers. It has been reported […]

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    We want to attract Rwandan medics from abroad – the new King Faisal CEO

    The New Times By Collins Mwai King Faisal Hospital in August 2020 announced the appointment of a new CEO, Prof. Miliard Derbew. Derbew is an Ethiopian national with over 40 years of experience in the health sector in different capacities. As he takes over the country’s biggest referral hospital, there is a lot of expectations from the […]

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    Trafigura to invest in Somaliland

    The African Report By Rémy Darras Against the backdrop of an explosion of demand for hydrocarbons, the Swiss trader Trafigura signed a contract with Somaliland to both supplies and invest in its port infrastructure. The race to supply Ethiopia with hydrocarbons is on-going. While Djiboutian authorities laid the foundation stone for the jetty of the future […]

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    The social and economic impact of the off-grid renewable energy felt across Africa

    African Business Magazine, by Ian Lewis  Africa’s leaders are learning to love off-grid renewable energy. What used to be seen as, at best, an adjunct to large-scale thermal and hydro-based national grid supply is now being recognized as a major weapon in the drive to provide electricity access to all Africans. The adjustment from policies based […]

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    When Bitcoin met the real world in Africa

    NBC A quiet bitcoin boom in Africa has been driven by payments from small businesses as well as remittances sent home from migrant workers. Four months ago, Abolaji Odunjo made a fundamental change to his business selling mobile phones in a bustling street market in Lagos: He started paying his suppliers in bitcoin. Odunjo sources […]

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    Africa’s Peace and Prosperity Begin at Home

    project-syndicate by ABIY AHMED For too long, Africa has been a strategic plaything of world powers. By bolstering its internal cohesion and economic integration, the continent can become a strong geopolitical force with an independent and unified voice on important global issues. ADDIS ABABA – Africans must take responsibility for our continent’s affairs. We have […]

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    Sudan and SPLM-N sign declaration of principles agreement in Addis Ababa

    Radio Tamazuj Sudan’s transitional government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North Al-Hilu faction signed a declaration of principles agreement in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa on Thursday. The agreement was signed by Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and Abdul-Aziz Adam Al-Hilu, leader of a faction of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North. In a joint statement on […]

World

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    NILE

    By Laureate Tsegaye Gebre-Medhin I am the first Earth Mother of all fertilityI am the Source I am the Nile I am the African I am the beginningO Arabia, how could you so conveniently have forgottenWhile your breath still hangs upon the threads of my springsO Egypt, you prodigal daughter born from my first loveI […]

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    Gunda Gundo: A Monastery that Embraces Astounding Architectural Masterpieces

    Ethiopian Herald By Tsegay Hagos Ethiopia, the first country which adopted Christianity and Islamic religions in Africa has fascinating churches, monasteries and mosques. St. Marry Zion of Aksum, the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, Wukro, Abreha We Atsbeha, St. Marry of Gunda Gundo, Al Nejashi mosque and others are among the oldest religious spots in Ethiopia. […]

  • somaliband

    Rediscovering the forgotten sounds of Somalia

    Arab News In the aftermath of the Ogaden War, Somalia’s Bakaka Band found themselves “somewhat meaningless,” in the words of singer Shimaali Ahmed Shimaali. Founded to sing patriotic songs by the government’s Ministry of Interior in 1978 — the height of the Somali-Ethiopian border conflict — peacetime presented a crisis of identity. After reinventing themselves […]

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    “It is imperative that we rebuild the tourism sector” António Guterres

    UN Tourism is one of the world’s most important economic sectors. It employs one in every ten people on Earth and provides livelihoods to hundreds of millions more. It boosts economies and enables countries to thrive. It allows people to experience some of the world’s cultural and natural riches and brings people closer to each […]

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  • Angola: Angolan Corruption Case Snares Irene Neto September 26, 2020
    [Maka] Really? Carlos Manuel de São Vicente is currently a jailbird. On September 23 he was remanded in custody in Viana prison (Luanda) awaiting trial, where conditions might soon make him forget his ill-gotten billions. One by one, the bit-part players in the Dos Santos kleptocracy are being taken down, evidence of their crimes adding […]
  • Cameroon: Divided Opposition Quashes Hopes to Unseat Biya September 26, 2020
    [DW] On September 22, hundreds of citizens in Cameroon's Anglophone region took part in an organized anti-government protest. But the numerous opposition parties are under scrutiny for lacking clear leadership or a strategy.
  • Rwanda: Focusing On How Paul Rusesabagina Was Arrested Is Diversionary - Us-Based Scholar September 26, 2020
    [New Times] Following the arrest of Paul Rusesabagina, journalist Eric Manirakiza of Voice of America's current affairs programme Amerique et Vous which is broadcast in French, hosted three guests to debate on the issue.

Ethiopia

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  • Combating Invisibility - Getting Everyone in the Somali Region Counted September 25, 2020
    [Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Lack of accurate and reliable population data makes policy formulation, development planning and political endeavor difficult. It is a must for any nations of the world to have clear-cut information about its population without which sustainable and holistic development is not attainable. Thus, population census, sample survey and vital event […]
  • Army Issues Stern Warning Against Anyone Planning to Violate Constitution September 25, 2020
    [Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- General Berhanu Jula, Deputy Chief of Staff & Military Operations Division Head of the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF), said the army will be "forced to take actions against anyone who claims to violate the constitution."
  • Ethiopia to Hold Elections Taking General Precautionary Measures - Speaker September 25, 2020
    [Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA - Speaker of House of Peoples' Representatives Tagesse Chaffo said Ethiopia will conduct the sixth general elections this year taking general precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

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