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    Facebook to fights fake news using more African languages

    CNN, — By Aisha Salaudeen Facebook has announced more African languages will be covered in its effort to curb fake news.The social media giant said the new language support is part of its third-party fact-checking program in partnership with Africa Check, an independent fact-checking organization.According to a joint statement released by Africa Check and Facebook on Wednesday, the number of […]

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    Celebrating Ethiopian author Tsegaye Gebre-Medhin with 5 of his greatest quotes

    Face 2 Face Africa, by MILDRED EUROPA TAYLOR Born on the small mountain town of Boda, Ethiopia on this day in 1936, Tsegaye Gebre-Medhin was one of his country’s most important literary figures and the best known. Considered by many to be Ethiopia’s greatest playwright, Tsegaye had earned a degree in 1959 from the Blackstone […]

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    Known and unknown Kings of Ethiopia

    Ethiopia the land of gods and marvels In the writings of the Greeks and the Romans, Ethiopia was a region of the gods, of marvelous books, peoples, and of incredible customs. Long accounts of this mysterious country were gathered from various sources and recorded by Herodotus, Diodorus Siculus, Strabo, and Pliny. Most of these tales […]

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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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    Flutterwave and Alipay partner on payments between Africa and China

    Techcrunch, Jake Bright @JakeRBright Flutterwave San Francisco and Lagos-based fintech  startup Flutterwave has partnered with Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba’s Alipay  to offer digital payments between Africa and China. Flutterwave is a Nigerian-founded B2B payments service (primarily) for companies in Africa to pay other companies on the continent and abroad. Alipay is Alibaba’s digital wallet and […]

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    The Ethiopian Gold Mine that may have supplied the Queen of Sheba with her riches

    Ancient Origin By Robin Whitlock Ever wondered where the Queen of Sheba got her gold from? Sudan and Ethiopia are both in the region of what was the kingdom of Sheba, and both have ancient mines. In fact, the Asosa zone of Ethiopia could contain the oldest gold mine in the world at 6000 years […]

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    The Real Fact about Ethiopia

    By J.A Rogers 1936 Ethiopian history goes back so far into the past that what is said of its beginnings cannot be proved. But neither can it be disproved. The name of its founder, according to the most reliable records, was Cush. The date of its founding is set at 6280 B.C., which is three […]

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    Africa’s Cities Are About to Boom – and Maybe Explode

    The West seems unaware that Africa’s future is urban. Bloomberg, By Judd Devermont and Todd Moss Africa is rural. Or that’s what senior Western officials envision when they talk about the continent. America’s top diplomat for the region, Tibor Nagy, recently said that Africa is “by and large an agricultural society.” He isn’t alone: Germany’s recent Marshall Plan with […]

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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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    COUP-PROOFING ETHIOPIA: HOW THE UNITED STATES CAN PROMOTE STABILITY IN AN IMPORTANT AFRICAN PARTNER

    Modern War institute at West Point By Cameron Evers In June, an attempted coup in Ethiopia centered principally in the northern region of Amhara temporarily threw the country into turmoil—and left the army’s chief of staff dead. Against that backdrop, there is credible concern about the risk of further instability surrounding the upcoming 2020 general elections. Ethiopia’s reformist prime […]

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    Ethiopia needs a new rallying point instead of recycling its painful past

    The conversation, By Mohammed Girma, University of Pretoria Ethiopia has survived several dark epochs in its long history. One of them is known as Zemene Mesafint – the era of princes. This period, between the mid-18th and mid-19th century, got its name from the Bible because it mimics the biblical “period of judges” in Israel’s history. Joshua, […]

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    Abiy Ahmed is Ethiopia’s best chance of breaking the cycle of tyrannies

    Gwynne Dyer The independent Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is a very lucky man. He has survived three attempts to kill or overthrow him in the past year. Last June he escaped unhurt in a grenade attack that killed one and wounded scores at a political rally. In October his office in the capital, Addis […]

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    Ethiopia looks to young technocrats to lead ambitious reform drive

    Financial Times, by Tom Wilson in Addis Ababa Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has broken with tradition in Ethiopia by appointing young technocrats with international experience to important economic jobs as he seeks to turn the country’s tightly controlled, state-led economy into a competitive free market powered by private capital.  New generation with international experience appointed to […]

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    Ethiopianism is far above words!!!

    BY LEULSEGED WORKU, Ethiopian Herald Lately, the writer of this piece and his friends had a chance to attend a get-together program organized by a group of individual Ethiopians. These senior citizens are found in their late 60s. The reason they are gathered under one roof was to inaugurate one of their friend’s house. Among […]

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    The challenge to the TPLF…from Tigray’s own grassroots

    BY GETACHEW GEBREKIROS AfricanArgument Local youth protests over land will continue to grow if the TPLF acts as an occupying force rather than a responsible government. Over the last few decades, Ethiopia’sgovernment has forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes. On several occasions, the state has expropriated large tracts of land – such as […]

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    The BBC’s “World Questions” current events program came to Addis Ababa and witnessed how much freedom of expression has changed

    Washington Post, By Paul Schemm ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — In a scene that would have been unimaginable just a year ago, some 200 Ethiopians in the capital debated their country’s politics, economics and expressed their fears over the rise in ethnic violence. The BBC’s “World Questions” current events program came to Addis Ababa on Monday […]

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    The 42-yr-old Ethiopian Prime Minister wins another top peace prize for his bold reforms

    Face2Face Africa, by Mildred Europa Taylor Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been named as laureate of the 2019 edition of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize for his activities in the Horn of Africa region, particularly, for instigating the peace agreement between his country and longtime adversary, Eritrea. Ahmed was declared winner of the award […]

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    Beyond ethnic politics and hate

    The Ethiopian Herald, BY FITSUM GETACHEW It is not a secret that the just commemorated 25th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide had its basic origin in ethnic politics. What once you used to be called ‘tribalism’ now more often known as ethnic’ or ‘nationality’ division seems to be a curse everywhere. We have seen in […]

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    As Ethiopian economy grows, new St. Paul(Minnesotasota) consulate seeks to gain trust, encourage trade

    Twin Cities, By FREDERICK MELO | fmelo@pioneerpress.com | Pioneer Press From third-floor offices at the Court International Building along University Avenue in St. Paul Ewnetu Bilata Debela helps serve “Ethiopians in diaspora” — families displaced by decades of border wars and government crack-downs on political dissidents, including many young people. Debela assumed the position of consul general of the […]

Business

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    Ethiopia’s long, Hard Road

    Milken Institute Review, by robert looney For decades, the economies of sub-Saharan Africa were, to put it euphemistically, laggards. With rampant corruption, ethnic strife and miserable governance the rule rather than the exception, Africa’s prospects were routinely written off as hopeless well into the 1990s. But the continent has since surprised just about everybody. Six […]

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    Ethiopia and China are to partner fot the building of another $300 million industrial park in Adama

    Xinhua Ethiopia and China are set to partner to build a new, 300 million U.S. dollar industrial park in the east African country. Liu Yu, economic and commercial counselor at the Chinese Embassy in Ethiopia, told Xinhua recently that construction of the park, located in Adama city, 99 km southeast of Addis Ababa, could start […]

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    Addis Ababa posted Africa’s highest average daily rate (ADR)

    Africa Business Community Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, posted Africa’s highest average daily ra tote (ADR), according to the most recent 12-month data from STR. The market will play host to the Africa Hotel Investment Forum on 23-25 September at the Sheraton Addis. From July 2018 through June 2019, Addis Ababa registered an absolute ADR of US$163.79 […]

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    ACFTA the new free trade deal promises to unify over a billion people and lift Africa out of poverty. What it means for Ethiopian workers?

    Jacobinmag, BYSTEPHANIE JAY Africa’s massive new free trade deal promises to unify over a billion people and lift the continent out of poverty. But the case of Ethiopia shows that it will instead spark a continental race to the bottom and shut workers out from economic policy. Our new issue, on the housing crisis and […]

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    China,Ethiopia and Sri Lanka trilateral partnership under the South-South cooperation modality held in Addis

    Xinhua ADDIS ABABA, — Officials from Ethiopia, China and Sri Lanka on Wednesday vowed to spur trilateral partnership under the South-South cooperation modality in the renewable energy technologies sector. They disclosed the joint commitments in the renewable energy technologies sector here on Wednesday during a high-level workshop, which focused on a trilateral South-South cooperation that […]

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    Ethiopia tourism industry expects to expand by a whopping 48.6 per cent in 2019.

    Breaking Trarvel News Ethiopia prepares for return of Africa Hotel Investment Forum Prominent figures from Ethiopia’s public and private sectors have spoken out publicly to welcome the return to Addis Ababa of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum. The event attracts many prominent international hotel owners, investors, financiers, management companies and their advisers. It will return […]

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    Bole international Airport sees record upsurge in number of passengers

    Travel Daily News ADDIS ABABA – A record number of international passengers are traveling through Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, the major gateway into Africa, this summer. Wednesday, July 17, 2019 was one of the busiest days for the Airport with 310 flights and 29,528 travelers (21,028 departing and 8,500 arriving passengers, respectively) which marked a […]

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    Orange, MTN, Vodacom lead companies eager to access Ethiopia’s Telecom industry

    Bloomberg, By Thomas Seal, Nizar Manek, and Angelina Rascouet Yabsira Tadesse had no trouble getting a new SIM card when he popped into an Ethio Telecom store in northern Addis Ababa the other day. He still thinks it’s terrible that the state-owned behemoth is the only option for phone and internet users in a country of 100 […]

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    GreenPath taps into Ethiopia’s burgeoning organic popfarming market

    By Tom Gardner, The Africa Report A small start-up has developed a niche in providing organic produce grown by smallholders to markets in places like London and Dubai. The label ‘Grown in Ethiopia’ is not yet common on supermarket shelves across the world, but one day it may be. That, at least, is the goal of GreenPath […]

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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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    Did you know 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 […]

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    Let’s journeys through a land truly like no other — the place where man first walked on the earth

    A colorful nation and home for more than 80 nation nationalities and peoples, believed to be the cradle of human civilization, Ethiopia is one of Africa’s most beguiling destinations. The only country on the continent never to be colonized, it wears its ancient past with pride and has largely shrugged off a turbulent recent history. […]

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    If you want to know what life might look like on the Red Planet, Don’t look further than Ethiopia’s Dallol geothermal area

    Science Alert, By MIKE MCRAE Let’s face it – compared to Mars, our planet is a biological paradise dripping with moisture and relative absence of toxic chemistry. If we want to know what life might look like on the Red Planet, we need to go hunting in extreme environments. Ethiopia’s Dallol geothermal area could qualify. […]

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    Take a break from safaris and check out the city life of these Four African cities

    Bert Archer, CNN As with most of the world, the heart of Africa is found in its cities. And yet tourists in Africa seem to largely prefer seeking out the continent’s wildlife rather than its cultural city centers. Safaris can be delightful, but the problem, as Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina has pointed out, is when tourists imagine […]

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    The ‘sacred forests’ of northern Ethiopia

    They were found through a quirk of the region’s geopolitical history, which left a photographic trail of WWII aerial photos and declassified Cold War-era spy satellite images. By Sarah Hewitt A group of children were listening to a story beneath the shade of an African juniper tree in a small church forest near Debre Tabor […]

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    The highlands of Ethiopia

    Home Destinations Ethiopia Ethiopia’s highlands have been home to civilisations of wealth and power over the past three millennia, and the riches they’ve left behind are still here for you to see. Matt Phillips, who has a long affinity with the country, is here to help you experience the best of it. There are many […]

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    Four Perfect Days in Enchanted Ethiopia

    Splice Today By Ken Silverstein A tourist guide on how to stay high on khat in Addis Ababa and keep it legal. Today as I write is April 30, 2011 in Ethiopia. No, I’m not high on khat (alternatively spelled qat, and pronounced chaht in the country), though I was for four straight days during […]

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    The quick-and-easy guide to birding in Ethiopia

    Arguably the most diverse country in Africa, Ethiopia offers some of the best birding on the continent. With a formidable list of endemic and regional specialties, the country’s bird list exceeds 860 species. So, whether you’re a serious twitcher or have a more general interest, you’re going to love it here. Use the expert insight […]

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    AFRICA’S RAREST CARNIVORE FIGHTS FOR SURVIVAL IN THE ETHIOPIAN HIGHLANDS

    Pasfic Standard, By JAYMI HEIMBUCH There are only about 500 Ethiopian wolves left in the wild—and they face a number of growing threats. One non-profit is working to save them. A thick layer of frost blankets the landscape, creating a gauzy haze over the tans and pale greens of the Ethiopian Highlands. Amid the frozen […]

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    South Sudan Parties converge in Addis Ababa to discuss the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangement

    Eye radio, By Daniel Danny The Intergovernmental Authority on Development, IGAD, has convened a consultation meeting in Addis up for the peace parties in South Sudan to discuss the security arrangement and the number of states. These are tasks that were meant to be completed within the pre-transitional period. IGAD summoned representatives of the parties […]

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    Facebook to fights fake news using more African languages

    CNN, — By Aisha Salaudeen Facebook has announced more African languages will be covered in its effort to curb fake news.The social media giant said the new language support is part of its third-party fact-checking program in partnership with Africa Check, an independent fact-checking organization.According to a joint statement released by Africa Check and Facebook on Wednesday, the number of […]

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    A large number of Young African are scheduled to participate a two day conference in Addis Ababa

    The Nation Young people from Nigeria, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and other countries across Africa are scheduled to participate in a conference holding August 16 and 17 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The conference with theme: “Back to the Future- Young People Reimagining today’s Politics”, is being organised by the Baywood Foundation to enlighten African youths about […]

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    Mobile Phones Are Replacing Bank Accounts in Africa

    Bloomberg A service that allows people to withdraw or deposit cash by text has become an indispensable part of lifeBy Moses Mozart DzawuAugust 13, 2019, 12:00 AM EDT It doesn’t look like the hub of an online bank. But that’s what the yellow and blue metal kiosk becomes when Albert Agane locks himself behind the metal […]

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    How our African ancestors made a sound in the Stone Age

    The Conversation The Middle and Later Stone Age, which lasted from about 300 000 to 300 years ago in South Africa, was an important time for the African continent. During this period humans developed many different strategies to produce a variety of stone tools. They used fire as an engineering tool and to cook. As […]

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    A look at Rwanda’s staggering journey to becoming a global economic superpower

    Face 2 Face Africa, by Oluwabusola Fadipe The continuous rise of Rwanda’s economic profile can be likened to the ancient mythical bird, phoenix, which regenerates and starts another life cycle from its ashes. The 1994 genocide left the country deeply scathed and experiencing economic setbacks as a result of heavy security efforts. Therefore, it has become an […]

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    Engineered in Africa: ‘We knew the talent was there’

    BBC, By Johny Cassidy & Lucy Hooker One autumn, at the start of a new school term, she found half of her class had been replaced with black students from a much less affluent part of town. “Busing” children between schools was a policy designed to integrate divided communities, and she remembers it causing “a […]

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    Sudanese celebrate the signing of constitutional declaration

    Hundreds of people have taken to the streets of Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, chanting revolutionary songs and waving national flags after the country’s military rulers and opposition coalition signed a hard-won constitutional declaration. The document, initialled on Sunday, paves the way for a transition to civilian rule following the toppling of longtime President Omar al-Bashir in April.  It […]

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    Cameroon artificial intelligence start up help African farmers tackle crop pests and diseases

    Quartz, By Amindeh Blaise Atabong In Africa, crop pests and disease have been hampering agriculture productivity for decades. Africa farmers lose an estimated 49% of expected total crop yield per annum—the highest in the world – according to the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International. That’s likely to get worse as the impact of climate change worsens […]

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    Flutterwave and Alipay partner on payments between Africa and China

    Techcrunch, Jake Bright @JakeRBright Flutterwave San Francisco and Lagos-based fintech  startup Flutterwave has partnered with Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba’s Alipay  to offer digital payments between Africa and China. Flutterwave is a Nigerian-founded B2B payments service (primarily) for companies in Africa to pay other companies on the continent and abroad. Alipay is Alibaba’s digital wallet and […]

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    Seven African cities selected to host the Basketball Africa League, or ‘BAL’

    Forbes The NBA’s plans for bringing professional basketball to Africa on a permanent basis just got a little bit closer to reality. On Tuesday, the league announced the inaugural seven cities that will play host when the Basketball Africa League, or ‘BAL’, tips off in March 2020. Other details about the league were shared in […]

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    Is Africa’s Narrative Changing?

    The National Intereste, by Hannah Markey Michael O’Hanlon Follow @MichaelEOHanlon on TwitterL This year, the big story in Africa is less about growth rates, or big changes for better or worse in conflict dynamics. Instead, the biggest story is in the realm of politics. How are security and political dynamics going overall in Africa? At the Brookings Institution […]

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    Africa’s Cities Are About to Boom – and Maybe Explode

    The West seems unaware that Africa’s future is urban. Bloomberg, By Judd Devermont and Todd Moss Africa is rural. Or that’s what senior Western officials envision when they talk about the continent. America’s top diplomat for the region, Tibor Nagy, recently said that Africa is “by and large an agricultural society.” He isn’t alone: Germany’s recent Marshall Plan with […]

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    Haile Selassie’s Vision of a African Unity is the Key for Our Collective Prosperity

    BY LIJ TEODROSE FIKREMARIAM On this day that we celebrate the life and legacy of Emperor Haile Selassie, it is worth revisiting the vision of a United Africa that Selassie articulated. Though the last king of Ethiopia had many achievements to his name—including stitching my homeland back together again after Italy committed a chemical holocaust […]

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    Africa’s Working-Age Population to Top Asia’s by 2100

    Bloomberg, By Alexandre Tanzi and Wei Lu Africa’s potential workforce will likely be larger than that of Asia by the end of the 21st century as both continents wrestle with different demographic and economic challenges. The number of 15-to-64-year-old Africans today is a quarter of the size of Asia’s working-age population. By 2100, however, Africa will surpass […]

World

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    Facebook to fights fake news using more African languages

    CNN, — By Aisha Salaudeen Facebook has announced more African languages will be covered in its effort to curb fake news.The social media giant said the new language support is part of its third-party fact-checking program in partnership with Africa Check, an independent fact-checking organization.According to a joint statement released by Africa Check and Facebook on Wednesday, the number of […]

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    Celebrating Ethiopian author Tsegaye Gebre-Medhin with 5 of his greatest quotes

    Face 2 Face Africa, by MILDRED EUROPA TAYLOR Born on the small mountain town of Boda, Ethiopia on this day in 1936, Tsegaye Gebre-Medhin was one of his country’s most important literary figures and the best known. Considered by many to be Ethiopia’s greatest playwright, Tsegaye had earned a degree in 1959 from the Blackstone […]

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    Known and unknown Kings of Ethiopia

    Ethiopia the land of gods and marvels In the writings of the Greeks and the Romans, Ethiopia was a region of the gods, of marvelous books, peoples, and of incredible customs. Long accounts of this mysterious country were gathered from various sources and recorded by Herodotus, Diodorus Siculus, Strabo, and Pliny. Most of these tales […]

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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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  • Somali Regional State to Vaccinate Over Half Million Under 5 Children Against Polio August 23, 2019
    [Addis Standard] Five zones of Somali region of Ethiopia and, Somalia/Somaliland and Puntland from the WHO Africa and Eastern Mediterranean regions respectively jointly launched the synchronized cross border polio vaccination campaign where the Somali region alone targets to reach over half million (586, 511) children whose age are 0-59 months from the five high risk […]
  • Future Is Tied to Water, A Vital Yet Threatened Resource in a Changing Climate August 23, 2019
    [The Conversation Africa] In July Ethiopians planted 350 million trees in a single day. This was part of the country's national green legacy initiative to counter environmental degradation and climate change. The initiative ultimately aims to grow 4 billion trees across the country.
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    [Addis Standard] Seven people, including senior Wereda administrators and police officers, are detained suspected of involvement in killings in West Haraghe zone of Oromia regional state, Jeylan Abdi, federal Police Public Relations Bureau Head, told Addis Standard. They are being investigated by a branch of the federal police.

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