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Power shift creates new tensions and Tigrayan fears in Ethiopia

Freelance journalist specialising in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa. Disagreements over land and resources between the 80 different ethnic groups in Ethiopia have often led to violence and mass displacement, but a fast and unprecedented shift of power led by reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is c


Ethiopia's Tefera breaks world indoor 1,500m record

(Reuters) - Ethiopia’s Samuel Tefera broke the long-standing world indoor 1,500 metres record when he clocked three minutes, 31.04 seconds at the IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting in Birmingham, England on Saturday.


Emmanuel Mwamba moved to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

ZAMBIA’S High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba has been transferred to Addis Ababa Ethiopia. Mwamba is expected to take the post as Zambia’s ambassador to Ethiopia as well as Permanent Representaive to the African Union.


Inspiring Women | Turning Suffering Into Service

Hadar Yosef came to Israel from Ethiopia in 1983 after traveling to Sudan by foot. She was 17 when she did this, with only her brother for company. Her parents and older brother remained behind in Ethiopia, where the Beta Jews of Ethiopia are thought to have arrived sometime between the 1st and 6th


Ethiopia’s new tobacco control law: a step forward that needs to be complemented by higher taxes!

Recently, Ethiopia’s parliament unanimously approved one of Africa’s strongest anti-tobacco laws. Ethiopia’s new tobacco control law is comprehensive as it requires 100 percent smoke-free public and work places, bans tobacco advertising and promotions, restricts the sale of flavored tobacco products


Ethiopia says some 1,000 Oromo rebels give up arms

Ethiopia has said some 1,000 fighters with the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) rebel group have given up arms and entered rehabilitation camps, according to state media. Popular among the largest ethnic group, the Oromo, the OLF fell out with the ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front


Ethiopia’s plan to privatize and split up its mobile phone monopoly won’t be as easy as it looks

After decades of a centralized economic model and antiquated socialist red tape, Ethiopia is opening up to the world. Last year, the government announced plans to gradually privatize state-owned enterprises in a bid to expand the role of the private sector, increase foreign direct investment, revita


From conflict to the classroom — a refugee’s story

I came to Ethiopia in 2013, and lived in the Sherkole refugee camp, where I spent four years. Before Sherkole I was studying in a government school in Uganda. Now I am in Bambasi Camp (Ethiopia) where I have been for the last two years. When I left my home country DRC, I was 12 years old and studyin


Sports digest: Pro basketball league is set to form in Africa

The creation of Basketball Africa League, a collaboration between the NBA and the sport’s global governing body FIBA, was announced Saturday. The plan is for the 12-team league to begin play in January, and former President Barack Obama is among those who are expected to have direct involvement with


Ethiopia to rehabilitate 1,000 Oromo Liberation Front soldiers

UPDATED: Over 1,000 soldiers of the armed Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) in Ethiopia today brought in to government camps for rehabilitation. The decision came following the latest agreement the former rebel group leaders recently reached with the federal government and the regional state of Oromia. T


Ethiopia and Djibouti sign deal to build gas pipeline

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia and Djibouti have signed a deal to build a pipeline to transport Ethiopian gas to an export terminal in the Red Sea state, officials said. Ethiopia found extensive gas deposits in its eastern Ogaden Basin in the 1970s. China’s POLY-GCL Petroleum Investments has been


Ethiopia: Mosques looted, set on fire on Gondor Zone, Amhara regional State

Horn Observer - At least three mosques were torched in two separate attacks, one of the mosques looted before being set fire on February 10, according to the Ethiopian police. The attacks, which took place in Ethiopia’s Gondor zone of Amhara regional state, drew condemnation from the Ethiopian Musli


IN DEPTH: Unpacking Ethiopia's revised refugee law

Ethiopia's parliament adopted a revised refugee law on 17 January 2019, which the United Nations (UN) has hailed as one of the most progressive refugee laws on the continent. It replaces the country's 2004 Refugee Proclamation, and grants the country's massive refugee population access to local inte


Heineken’s aim to have a positive impact in Africa

Last Tuesday’s long read (Has Heineken broken its promise in Africa?, 12 February) and the book behind the article make a number of allegations concerning our operations in Africa. We do not agree with the majority of these claims, which refer to events that allegedly happened many years or even sev


Tiny golden frog species found on an isolated mountain in Ethiopia

Researchers from NYU Abu Dhabi have discovered a new frog species in a remote region of southwestern Ethiopia, where some of the country’s last remaining primary forest is located. The team wanted to explore Bibita Mountain for its isolation and also because it was essentially uncharted territory.


African leaders unveil statue of Ethiopia’s last emperor

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — A statue of Ethiopia’s Emperor Haileselassie has been unveiled at the headquarters of the African Union on Sunday. The statue is the second to be erected inside the continental body’s offices in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, after one of Ghana’s first leader, Kwame Nkrumah,


AlHuda CIBE Organized “African Interest-Free Banking and Finance Awards – 2019” in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

“Interest-Free Banking and Finance Forum” has been inaugurated in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. “African Interest-Free Banking and Finance Awards – 2019” distribution ceremony in Ethiopia was celebrated on 6th February, 2019 on the occasion of Interest-Free Banking and Finance Forum organized by Al-Huda Ce


Ramaphosa arrives in Ethiopia for AU summit

President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, to attend the 2019 African Union heads of state summit which is scheduled for Sunday and Monday. First Ramaphosa will attend a SADC meeting to discuss the just concluded elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the


Netherlands court strikes down Dutch grifter's patent claim over Ethiopia's ancient staple grain teff

Teff is one of the oldest grains to have been cultivated, a staple for so long that its original cultivation date is lost to history and can only be estimated at between 1000 and 4000 BCE; it is best known as the main ingredient in injera, the soft pancakes that are served with Ethiopian meals.


Milan, Italy to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for only €344 roundtrip

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