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    Ethiopian and Eritrean Easter (ፋሲካ)

    Fasika (Ge’ez: ፋሲካ, sometimes transcribed as word for Easter, also calledTensae (Ge’ez: ትንሣኤ, “to rise”). In Ethiopia and Eritrea, the most prominent and longstanding religion has been the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church(then including the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church) since the times of Frumentius. Ethiopian (Ethio-Eritrean, Eastern) Easter, or Fasika, however, takes place in all the Christian Churches throughout the country weather it be Orthodox, […]

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    Google has opened its first Africa Artificial Intelligence lab in Ghana

      By Aanu Adeoye (CNN)A rural farmer in Tanzania hovers over a wilting cassava plant with her phone. In seconds she gets a diagnosis of the disease affecting her plant and how best to manage it to boost her production. The farmer used an app on her phonebased on TensorFlow, Google’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) machine that the company […]

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    Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein probe ‘labor abuses’ in Ethiopian factories

    By Amy Woodyatt LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Fashion giant PVH, which owns Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein, said it will investigate reports that Ethiopian workers who make clothes for their high-street stores routinely face verbal abuse and discrimination and earn as little as 12 cents per hour. Workers in PVH supplier factories in Ethiopia are […]

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    Forty tour operator members from US visit Ethiopia

    Travel Pulse  Forty tour operator members and USTOA president Terry Dale met with leaders in Ethiopia to discuss tourism opportunities in the country. —Janeen Christoff, TravelPulse Senior Writer Terry Dale, president and CEO of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), led 40 tour operator members and guests to Ethiopia this week for its annual out-of-country […]

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    Revolutionary Change at Home, Ethiopia Is Remaking Its Middle East Ties

    World Politics Review, by Daniel Benaim Since protests swept 42-year-old Abiy Ahmed into power as Ethiopia’s prime minister a year ago, the country has undertaken a dramatic series of changes. Abiy has ended Ethiopia’s two-decade conflict with its neighbor Eritrea, introduced ambitious reforms designed to lessen repression, and vowed to organize Ethiopia’s first free and fair […]

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    Rhino Poacher in South Africa Reportedly Killed By Elephant, Then Eaten

    Earther By Lions Tom McKa A man suspected to have entered Kruger National Park in South Africa neat the border with Mozambique on Monday with four compatriots to poach protected rhinos was reportedly killed by an elephant before becoming a meal to a pack of lions, according to a report in the Letaba Herald subsequently confirmed by […]

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    The Amazing Civilization Of Ethiopia, Chapter 4

    by Drusilla Dunjee Houston At the beginning of the historical period of Egypt, most inhabitants of the earth were rude savages. In western Europe and northern Asia, the half-human Neanderthal lived in eaves under overhanging ledges and fed upon the untamed products of the wild. Outside of Africa, we find over the earth the rude […]

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    Ten of Africa’s Most Powerful Kings, Queens, Warriors and Legends

    Ancient origins SARAH P YOUNG Africa is a region with a long and glorious history, with hundreds of distinct cultures and traditions. From the Egyptians to the Zulus each culture has produced some of the greatest warriors and most powerful leaders in the world. From discerning tradesmen to distinguished scholars – here are just a […]

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    Vogue Profiles Ethiopian-Israeli Rapper ‘Changing the Face of Tel Aviv’s Hip-Hop Scene’

    Vogue, By Shiryn Ghermezia An Ethiopian-Israeli rapper making waves in Tel Aviv’s growing hip-hop music scene was the subject of a Vogue magazine profile published on Tuesday. According to the popular fashion magazine, which praised Eden Dersso’s “captivating and provocative work,” the rapper stands out as one of the country’s few female artists in the genre. “Ethiopian culture is fundamental” to Dersso’s […]

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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 […]

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    Five Africans have been listed on Time magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people globally.

    Quartz, By Yomi Kazeem Two heads of state, two athletes and an education innovator: the Africans on the Time 100 list After a first year in office marked by sweeping changes, Abiy Ahmed, prime minister of Ethiopia, has seen his stock and influence rapidly grow. Poignantly, Abiy’s tribute on the list was penned by Feyisa Lilesa, the Ethiopian marathoner who famously […]

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    Revolutionary Change at Home, Ethiopia Is Remaking Its Middle East Ties

    World Politics Review, by Daniel Benaim Since protests swept 42-year-old Abiy Ahmed into power as Ethiopia’s prime minister a year ago, the country has undertaken a dramatic series of changes. Abiy has ended Ethiopia’s two-decade conflict with its neighbor Eritrea, introduced ambitious reforms designed to lessen repression, and vowed to organize Ethiopia’s first free and fair […]

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    One year on, tough times loom for Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed

      AFP, by Chr Stein In his first speech as Ethiopian prime minister last April, Abiy Ahmed called for an end to the repressive, exclusionary governance that had plunged the country into turmoil. It was a promise on which he is seen to have delivered dramatically, earning him both international acclaim and domestic popularity so […]

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    Prime Minister Abiy’s first one-on-one interview with the international media(Financial Times)

    by David Pilling andLionel Barber in Addis Ababa It is the compound from which Emperor Menelik II conquered swaths of territory, where Haile Selassie passed judgment until he was toppled by a Marxist revolt in 1974, and from which Meles Zenawi, strongman prime minister until his death in 2012, plotted an Asian-style economic miracle on the Nile. Surveying […]

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    How Change Happened in Ethiopia: A Review of Abiy Ahmed’s Leadership

    The wire, by Yohannes Gedamu  Ehiopia has gone through a series of changes that’s put the country on firm democratic footing.  Last year was an historical one for Ethiopian politics. Most Ethiopians now feel hopeful about the prospect of peace and democratic progress. This is despite the fact that the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front […]

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    Abiy Ahmed brings new hope, but faces some familiar, old problems

    Many countries in Africa have suffered because of the gerontocratic nature of their politics, an issue I have often lamented. Some “elders”, such as Robert Mugabe, lost touch with modern statecraft and the changing conditions of life – and have been toppled. Others, such as Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari, loathe to let go of power, and not only […]

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    “Ethiopia is becoming exemplary to its neighboring countries,” Prof. Asmerom Legesse

    Following the decision of the Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr. Abiy to end hostilities between Ethiopia and Eritrea and pave the way for peace, the two nations closed all chapters of the war and border conflict. Dr. Abiy and President IsaiasAfewerki of Eritrea signed agreements to restore full diplomatic relations, and agree to open their borders […]

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    How Kenya won a big lottery in 2018, in neighbouring Ethiopia

    By CHARLES ONYANGO-OBBO As we kiss 2018 goodbye and, looking at East Africa and the Horn from Nairobi, it’s reasonable to say the most significant development for Kenya last year didn’t happen here. Kenya won an unexpected geopolitical jackpot when, in April, the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) elected a 42-year-old hitherto unknown […]

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    THIS EPIC MEAT FEAST IS HOW ETHIOPIANS CELEBRATE EASTER

     Saveur BY JEFF KOEHLER After 56 days of Lenten fasting, Ethiopians prepare an Easter table laden with stewed lamb, chicken, and raw spiced beef The smell of the morning’s pan-roasted coffee still lingered as a late lunch was hurried up the stairs from the kitchen in hot terra-cotta pots. On the second floor, home of the […]

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    Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein probe ‘labor abuses’ in Ethiopian factories

    By Amy Woodyatt LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Fashion giant PVH, which owns Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein, said it will investigate reports that Ethiopian workers who make clothes for their high-street stores routinely face verbal abuse and discrimination and earn as little as 12 cents per hour. Workers in PVH supplier factories in Ethiopia are […]

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    Research shows  that 77 percent of Ethiopian garment workers quit their jobs within a year

    Unfortunately for the country’s garment workers, there is a yawning gap between the brands’ ethical pretentions and the workplace reality for the people sewing their clothes Penelope Kyritsis is research associate at the Worker Rights Consortium. Scott Nova is the executive director of the Worker Rights Consortium.  As global brands continue their relentless quest for cheaper places […]

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    Ethiopia eyes strong boost to industrial development through AfCFTA

    Xinhua When the Ethiopian Parliament ratified the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) last March, the decades-old dream of integrating the continent economically moved one big step forward. On April 2, the small West African nation of Gambia became the 22nd nation to ratify the free trade pact, the minimum threshold needed to approve the […]

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    The next big thing in global tourism

    Enchanting tourist attractions, unique diplomatic stature and a thriving airliner have placed Ethiopia, Land of Origins, on top of the world when it comes to tourism growth. According to the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) annual review, the country saw the highest tourism growth in the world (48.6%), surpassing the global average growth rate […]

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    Between the moribund Nigeria Airways and the domineering Ethiopian airlines

    The Sun, by Folu Olamiti, FNGE To say Nigeria-the supposed Giant of Africa-is without a national airline, befuddles right thinking Nigerians. Once buoyant Nigeria Airways came to into limelight in 1958 after the dissolution of West African Corporation, WAAC. It began operation on October 1, 1958; and in 1971, it was rebranded to the name it had […]

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    A Remarkable Rail Journey Into the Horn of Africa’s Past, and Future

    New York Times, By Henry Wismayer, Photographs by Marcus Westberg We were around 30 miles shy of Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, when the train hit a cow, its impact signaled by an abrupt drop in speed and a sharp judder rippling through the couplings. “What’s happening?” I asked the carriage attendant, as she hurried along the aisle. “No problem,” she […]

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    Siemens signs long-term deal to boost Ethiopia’s energy infrastructure

    German engineer Siemens has agreed a framework for future energy and transport projects with the government of Ethiopia. Global Construction Review As well as undertaking projects, Siemens will be involved in financing them, and also in training Ethiopian technicians to operate them. Joe Kaeser, Siemens’ chief executive, commented: “We will apply our vast experience and proven […]

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    Ethiopia Draws Record Inflows in Abiy’s First Year in Office

    By Samuel Gebre,Bloomberg World Bank committed more than $4 billion financing to country Africa’s fastest-growing economy seeks to plug budget deficit. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attracted a record $13 billion of inflows in his first year in office, as he moves to reform the nation’s economy by allowing in more foreign capital. The funds, some […]

Travel

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    Ethiopia’s Remote Afar: an Ancient Way of Life Continues in a Modernising Country

    By James Jeffrey Once made infamous through explorers’ tales of old, Ethiopia’s remote northeast Afar region both conforms to and contradicts stereotypes. Tough neighbourhood: Ethiopia’s remote northeast Afar region contains the Danakil Depression—the hottest place on earth where temperatures in the naked plains frequently soar above 50 degrees centigrade, exacerbated by the fierce blowing of the […]

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    Mountain Biking in the Roof of Africa

    ETHIOPIA – The Velvet Fist in an iron glove By Fred Horny After many discussions in the winter with my friend Guillaume, our choice was made, we are going to head to Ethiopia. Trails full of oriental perfume, burning incense odors, and big mountains not really known for mountain biking. It’s a simple plan on […]

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    The hidden treasures of Ethiopia

    By Guy Kelly , The Telegraph We were told only to expect a walk. A walk, and perhaps a church at the end of it. As a plan it sounded comfortable enough; as a plan it sounded much like a Sunday in Hampshire. So you can understand my concern when I saw the man holding a […]

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    Ethiopia National Park, The Simien Mountains

    The Simien Mountains National Park in Northern Ethiopia is an exotic setting with unique wildlife and breath-taking views on a landscape shaped by nature and traditional agriculture. The natural beauties of this region have always filled visitors from Ethiopia and abroad with awe. Gentle highland ridges at altitudes above 3600 meters above sea level covered […]

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    Ethiopian National Park: Chebera Churchura Park

    Chebera Churchura National Park (CCNP) is located on the western side of the central Omo-Gibe basin, in between Dawro zone and Konta Special Woreda of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Regional State of Ethiopia.  The Omo River provides the boundary between the south and the West. The natural vegetation of the park is diverse. […]

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    Awash National Park, Ethiopia

    Awash National Park is one of the national parks of Ethiopia. Spanning across the southern tip of the Afar Region and the northeastern corner of the Misraq Shewa Zone of Oromia, this park is 225 kilometers east of Addis Ababa(and a few kilometers west of Awash), with its southern boundary along the Awash River, and covers 756 square kilometers of acacia woodland and grassland. The Addis Ababa – Dire Dawa highway […]

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    Ethiopian National Park, Gambella National Park ‘the hidden treasure’

    Beyond the mountains, in far West Ethiopia is one of the country’s lesser-known treasures Gambella National Park. Which was created in 1973, 5000 square km of the landscape, that teams with wildlife.  But over the years the parks boundaries and the wildlife within it were gradually encroached upon, so Ethiopia’s Wildlife Conservation Authority decided to […]

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    Here is why You Should Visit Addis Ababa; The National

    By Sonia Nazareth Travelers frequently use Addis Ababa, the sprawling capital, as no more than a glorified pit stop from which to enter Ethiopia, before swiftly moving on to explore the treasures in the rest of the country. But spend a few days in Africa’s diplomatic center, and you’ll discover that the city is deserving of its own […]

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    10 reasons to visit Eswatini, the African country you might not have heard of: Telegraph

    Eswatini – or Swaziland, as it used to be known – is celebrating 50 years of independence today. Mike Unwin picks the highlights of the tiny southern African kingdom. Fifty years young This year marks a double birthday for Swaziland: in 1968, the nation not only achieved its independence from Britain (on Sept 6) but […]

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    Ethiopia’s Nascent Luxury Tourism Market Starts to Take Hold, The Skift

    The question is not whether hoteliers and operators should invest in Ethiopia, but what is best for Ethiopia in balancing these new demands while protecting its people and its profound history and cultures. By— Samantha Shankman Luxury is a word that one would rarely use to describe the current state of accommodations in Ethiopia. Its famous landmarks […]

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    Studying the Ethiopia Baboons in Awash national Park

    For the past two years, Global Health Program veterinarian Dawn Zimmerman traveled to Awash National Park in Ethiopia to collar hamadryas baboons, helping researchers track the primates and study their biology, reproduction and social nature. The following travel log was written by Filoha Hamadryas Project intern Martha Bierut and Zimmerman. It is dawn at Filoha cliff […]

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    The Otherworldly, Remote and Beautiful place of Ethiopia, The Bale Mountains

    Lizzie Pook treks through the remote Bale Mountains, where the landscape has been unchanged for millennia Hyenas are trying to eat our horses. The night is oppressive. Inky black, heavy, still. But I can hear the pack outside the canvas of my rain-slicked tent, whooping like ghouls as they close in on our makeshift camp. “Ooweh”, […]

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    Ethiopia national Park, Abijatta-Shalla National Park

    Abijatta-Shalla National Park is one of the oldest Parks in Ethiopia. It is located 200 kilometers south of Addis Ababa. Abijatta is founded in 1963, in Central Ethiopian Highlands of Oromia Region. The 887 square kilometers park revolves largely around the stunning alkaline lakes Abijatta and Shalla, which act as a migratory home for vibrant and diverse […]

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    Babille Elephant Sanctuary, Ethiopia National Park

    Babille Elephant Sanctuary also known as the Harar Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area in Harari Zone of Eastern Ethiopia. Encompassing 6,982 km2 (2,696 sq mi), the sanctuary embraces the valleys of the Erer, Daketa, and Fafen as well as the Gobele and Borale rivers; all are tributaries of the Shabelle River. The Sanctuary was originally gazetted protect a supposed elephant sub-species, Loxodonta africana oleansie, but recent […]

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    Ethiopia National Park, Bahir Dar Blue Nile Millennium Park

    Amhara National Regional State is one of the largest administrative regions blessed with divers Natural resources together with the amazing landscapes and cultural heritage sites. Although the region has a huge natural resource potential, there are no any recognized resource conservation activities, the region is still experiencing severe land degradation and loss in biodiversity which […]

Africa

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    Mauritius, Ethiopia & Rwanda Ranked Africa’s fastest growing wealth markets

    Standard Media According to the ‘AfrAsia Bank Africa 2017 Wealth Report’ published by New World Wealth in association with AfrAsia Bank, Mauritius, Ethiopia and Rwanda are the fastest growing wealth markets in Africa. The report which details the performance of High Net Worth Individuals, HNWIs in selected African countries between the end of 2006 and the […]

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    Five Africans have been listed on Time magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people globally.

    Quartz, By Yomi Kazeem Two heads of state, two athletes and an education innovator: the Africans on the Time 100 list After a first year in office marked by sweeping changes, Abiy Ahmed, prime minister of Ethiopia, has seen his stock and influence rapidly grow. Poignantly, Abiy’s tribute on the list was penned by Feyisa Lilesa, the Ethiopian marathoner who famously […]

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    Google has opened its first Africa Artificial Intelligence lab in Ghana

      By Aanu Adeoye (CNN)A rural farmer in Tanzania hovers over a wilting cassava plant with her phone. In seconds she gets a diagnosis of the disease affecting her plant and how best to manage it to boost her production. The farmer used an app on her phonebased on TensorFlow, Google’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) machine that the company […]

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    Facebook is using AI to map exactly where Africa’s fast-growing population lives

    Quartz, By Oluwatosin Adeshokan The population of Africa is growing rapidly. Today, one out of every six people on Earth live in Africa. In 2050, the United Nations “medium scenario” projections predicts one in four humans will live in Africa and in 2100, more than one in three. But in conversations about Africa especially about development, there are a […]

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    African Union The Chairperson received the instruments of ratification of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) from the representatives of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia today in Addis Abeba. Flanked by HE Albert Muchanga, the Commissioner of Trade and Industry whose department is spearheading the flagship AfCFTA process, the Chairperson noted that the ratification […]

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    Ethiopia Seeks to Mediate Talks Between Somali Govt and Somaliland Admin

    Shabelle Media Network  Ethiopian Prime minister, Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday said his government is committed to mediate Somalia and Somaliland. Speaking at Jigjiga town during a meeting with the leaders of Ethio-Somali regional state, Abiy underscored that he will work on missions to stabilize horn of African region. “Acting on your call last year about […]

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    Rhino Poacher in South Africa Reportedly Killed By Elephant, Then Eaten

    Earther By Lions Tom McKa A man suspected to have entered Kruger National Park in South Africa neat the border with Mozambique on Monday with four compatriots to poach protected rhinos was reportedly killed by an elephant before becoming a meal to a pack of lions, according to a report in the Letaba Herald subsequently confirmed by […]

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    Ten of Africa’s Most Powerful Kings, Queens, Warriors and Legends

    Ancient origins SARAH P YOUNG Africa is a region with a long and glorious history, with hundreds of distinct cultures and traditions. From the Egyptians to the Zulus each culture has produced some of the greatest warriors and most powerful leaders in the world. From discerning tradesmen to distinguished scholars – here are just a […]

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    Africa Growth at 7-Year High, No Thanks to Its Major Economies

    Bloomberg, By Prinesha Naido, Paul Wallace, and Ruth Olurounbi Continent’s economy to expand average 4% in 2019, AfDB says Nigeria and South Africa among the worst-performing economies. Growth in Africa’s two largest economies may be sputtering along but that won’t stop the continent’s gross domestic product from expanding at the fastest pace since at least 2012. GDP growth […]

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    Africa’s historic free trade deal now has enough countries signed up to go into action

    Quartz,  By Abdi Latif Dahir It is now official: Africa’s free trade agreement has drawn enough signatures to go into operation. On Tuesday (Apr. 2), The Gambia’s parliament was the 22nd nation to ratify the agreement, the minimum threshold expected to approve the deal among the 55 member states of the African Union. The move posits […]

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    French President Emanuel Macron visits Historical Lalibela rock hewn churchs

    African News Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed received French president Emmanuel Macron at the site of the buried churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia, a threatened World Heritage site that France wants to help preserve. PM Abiy Ahmed received EmmanuelMacron in his first state visit to Ethiopia. The welcome in Lalibela is the first of its kind […]

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    What is sub-Saharan Africa? It is not just a question of physical geography

    The Economist, NINE THOUSAND years ago the Sahara desert was a grassland, inhabited by hunters who made rock paintings of hippos and giraffes. For a millennium before the 16th century a flourishing trade carried salt, gold and slaves across the dunes, until Moroccan invasions and Atlantic shipping drove it into decline. Yet today the Sahara […]

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    US Congressional Delegation Returns From Africa

    Press Release WASHINGTON – Representative Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, and Representatives Joe Neguse (D-Colo.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) returned from a Congressional Delegation (CODEL) to Ethiopia and Eritrea. The goal of the visit was to support regional peace and security in the Horn of Africa and to […]

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    On Ghanaian exceptionalism, generational angst and being better than second-best

    By Bright Simons, Quartz The national character of Ghana is a permanent state of striving for global significance and a status of African exceptionalism. Ghanaians have for decades been bound to a narrative of their unique station in an African constellation of struggling states, which pedigree they have convinced themselves into believing deserves global attention […]

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    Collective Security, Militarism or Humanitarianism: Decoding Interventionism in Africa

    (11 – 12 April 2019, School of Law, Wolaita Sodo University, Ethiopia)  Since the early 1990s, the new international activism to use force for the purpose of preventing wide spread human suffering led to a significant change in international political decision making, legal thinking and practice. Thus, we have observed some unexpected developments in forcible […]

World

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    Ethiopian and Eritrean Easter (ፋሲካ)

    Fasika (Ge’ez: ፋሲካ, sometimes transcribed as word for Easter, also calledTensae (Ge’ez: ትንሣኤ, “to rise”). In Ethiopia and Eritrea, the most prominent and longstanding religion has been the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church(then including the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church) since the times of Frumentius. Ethiopian (Ethio-Eritrean, Eastern) Easter, or Fasika, however, takes place in all the Christian Churches throughout the country weather it be Orthodox, […]

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    Google has opened its first Africa Artificial Intelligence lab in Ghana

      By Aanu Adeoye (CNN)A rural farmer in Tanzania hovers over a wilting cassava plant with her phone. In seconds she gets a diagnosis of the disease affecting her plant and how best to manage it to boost her production. The farmer used an app on her phonebased on TensorFlow, Google’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) machine that the company […]

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    Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein probe ‘labor abuses’ in Ethiopian factories

    By Amy Woodyatt LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Fashion giant PVH, which owns Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein, said it will investigate reports that Ethiopian workers who make clothes for their high-street stores routinely face verbal abuse and discrimination and earn as little as 12 cents per hour. Workers in PVH supplier factories in Ethiopia are […]

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    Forty tour operator members from US visit Ethiopia

    Travel Pulse  Forty tour operator members and USTOA president Terry Dale met with leaders in Ethiopia to discuss tourism opportunities in the country. —Janeen Christoff, TravelPulse Senior Writer Terry Dale, president and CEO of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), led 40 tour operator members and guests to Ethiopia this week for its annual out-of-country […]

East Africa

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West Africa

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South Africa

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  • Mbeu Charms South Africa April 21, 2019
    [Zimbabwe Standard] Afro-jazz musician Ashton "Mbeu" Nyahore has established himself as the new face of Tuku Muzik in South Africa if his frequent invites to perform across the border are anything to go by.
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    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] Johannesburg -High rates of unemployment and stark inequalities stemming from decades of white minority rule make South Africa a fertile ground for social enterprises
  • 'We are a people for whom others have died' - Archbishop Thabo Makgoba April 20, 2019
    [UCT] Cape Town -It was a time of reflection for Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba as he addressed Humanities graduands on the final day of the University of Cape Town's (UCT) autumn graduation season.

North Africa

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  • Egypt: Constitutional Amendments Entrench Repression April 20, 2019
    [HRW] Beirut -The Egyptian government should withdraw proposed constitutional amendments that will consolidate authoritarian rule, Human Rights Watch and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) said today. The amendments will undermine the Egyptian judiciary's dwindling independence and expand the military's power to intervene in political life.
  • Africa: Dozens of African Refugees Flown from Unstable Libya to Niger April 20, 2019
    [VOA] The U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) reports 163 refugees from sub-Saharan Africa, who were detained in horrific conditions in Libya, have been flown out of the battle-scarred country to safety in Niger.
  • Egypt: Egypt's Food Challenge - a Good Effort but Not Enough April 19, 2019
    [IPS] Cairo -"Unfortunately the overall nutritional panorama of Egypt does not look well," says Dr. Sara Diana Garduno Diaz, an expert concentrating on nutrition and biology at the American University of the Middle East. Diaz's research focuses on dietary patterns and ethnic-associated risk factors for metabolic syndrome.

Centeral Africa

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  • Rwanda: Entrepreneurs Borrow Leaf From Rwanda to Make Kinshasa Clean April 21, 2019
    [New Times] Representatives of more than 100 firms and cooperatives in DR Congo's capital, Kinshasa, on Friday held a meeting with local businessman, Jean Malic Kalima, seeking his assistance on how to best plan and implement a city cleaning project.
  • Congo-Kinshasa: Rebels Attack Ebola Hospital in North Kivu April 21, 2019
    [Deutsche Welle] Militiamen in the DRC's North Kivu province attacked another hospital in their most recent assault on organizations fighting Ebola. The city of Butembo in North Kivu province is at the center of the current epidemic.
  • Rwanda: Tension Eases At Rwanda, Uganda Border of Gatuna April 21, 2019
    [East African] Rwandans living in the Gatuna border town can now cross over to Uganda without much restrictions, for the first time in two months, as tensions between the two neighbours begin to ease.

Ethiopia

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