AU issues security alert to staff members Following the increasing number of criminal activities in Addis Ababa targeting its staff members, the African Union (AU) issued a security alert notice telling its employees to take extra precautions, The Reporter has learnt.In an alert issued last week via its security service department the AU said that, "There is a rising incident of crimes in Addis Ababa and caution should be exercised." How do you carry a huge project of 'greening Addis' while such day time robbery is the norm in Addis? Shouldn't the Abiy government spend the huge cost of such project on real development where the youth and the destitute can be employed and shun risky and illegal activities?
Sharing your favorite food with the world isn’t easy. Ask Ethiopia. ust before midnight every night, a truck rumbles out of a dusty industrial suburb of Ethiopia’s capital, bound for the airport with a precious cargo on board.Inside, dozens of cartons are loaded with injera, the spongy, sour, pancake-like bread that is the foundation of Ethiopian cuisine.
Ethiopia: Stop harassing Eskinder Nega for his opinions Police in Addis Ababa this morning prevented journalist and former Amnesty International Prisoner of Conscience, Eskinder Nega, from holding a press conference to announce plans for his new TV station, Senai. Police officers blocked the entrance to the Hilton hotel turning journalists and other attendees away.
"Sometimes I really wonder what kind of people are behind Amnesty International(AI). What is clouding their judgment to miss the forest for the tree as they say when it comes to a human right violation in Ethiopia? Why is AI defending Eskinder only when there are many politically motivated prisoners and thousands of people killed every day in the country? Why is AI defending Eskinder but not the people of Gedo, Kimant and Gumuz who are mimed and killed by people close to the governing party? Why? Is Eskinder the only face of Ethiopia they have in a file? Just venting my anger and hope Aiga will post my comment along with the link.[Zeru Hagos June 7, 2019]"
KHARTOUM, Sudan - Ethiopia's prime minister urged "courage" as he met separately with Sudan's ruling generals and protest leaders on Friday in a bid to revive negotiations amid a crackdown on demonstrations that has killed more than 100 people since Monday. [There are multiple social media messages one of the key civilian leader, Mohammed Ismet, who met PM Abiy Ahmed was detained today(6/7/19)! All along we were wondering what Abiy's trip will do to his relationship with Isaias Afeworki of Eritrea who has shown interest to intervene in the crisis. Isaias has recently questioned the AU's policy on Sudan. As you all know Isaias Afeworki wants to be the regional leader even though he was told repeatedly NO! The arrest if true will certainly undermine Abiy's effort! Do you sense a tension between the two leaders developing?]
Ethiopia parliament to approve telecoms liberalisation law ADDIS ABABA, June 7 (Reuters) - Ethiopia's parliament on Monday will approve a law covering the liberalisation of the telecommunications sector, a parliament spokesman said, opening up one of Africa's last remaining state-controlled telecoms markets.
"(On Monday) the Parliament will discuss comments on the draft telecom law made by the standing committees for Human Resources and Technology, as well as Trade and Industry. After that MPs will approve the proclamation," parliament's communications director Qusquam Mamo said.
If this is happening in a university close to Addis Ababa and a major highway, imagine how much trouble other students are facing elsewhere in the country these days! What is happening to Ethiopia?
Ethiopia is at a Crossroad - What will TPLF and Tigrai Government Do Next? Hiyab Natey June 6, 2019 - As you can tell Ethiopia is sliding into chaos. The everyday news is filled with killings, day time robbery, and displacement of people. Ethiopia is number one in the world in internal displacement and soon it may be one of the largest countries that have become a failed state. In the old days, university students were at the forefront of many popular and ideological campaigns to bring change. Today university students are ...
Sudan crackdown: Saudis 'gave green light' for assault on protesters The head of Sudan's ruling military council was given a "green light" by Saudi Arabia and its regional allies to crack down on protesters camped for weeks outside the military's headquarters, a Sudanese military expert has told Middle East Eye.Speaking on condition of anonymity because of security concerns, the well-informed expert said he understood that plans to destroy the protest camp in Khartoum had been discussed during recent visits to Saudi Arabia...
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Ethiopian GCEO Re-appointed to IATA Board of Governors Addis Ababa, 5 June 2019 - Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, is pleased to announce that its Group CEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam has been re-appointed to the IATA (International Air Transport Association) Board of Governors for a three year-term
Pluralism is not a Fault-line Dejene H. June 5, 2019 - In this incidence, the author prefers the term plurality to diversity because the latter may conjure up poles apart difference which does not define the Ethiopian reality. Harmony, magnanimity, solidarity, and coexistence more explain the Ethiopian social fabrics and values. The concerns, interests, needs, demands, and problems of all Ethiopians are the same ...
Professor Asmerom Legesse's Ahistorical Analysis and Psychological Profile of Emperor Yohannes IV Professor Desta, Asayehgn June 2019 - As a student in high school, it was unfortunate that I had no opportunity to relate and apply my studies to my locality or Ethiopia at large because I was schooled under the curriculum and books written for the British colonies in East Africa. Given this, I resorted to rote memory all the subjects I sat for the Ethiopian School Leaving Certificate Exam(ESLCE), needed for the entrance to the Ethiopian University.
Ethiopian delighted to serve Liverpool and Tottenham fans Addis Ababa: 03 June 2019 - Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to have served fans of the globally renowned British football teams Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur in their travel to Madrid where the teams played for Champions League final match.