The Emerging Global Health Crisis Rates of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in low- and middle-income countries are increasing faster, in younger people, and with worse outcomes than in wealthier countries. In 2013 alone, NCDs killed eight million people before their sixtieth birthdays in developing countries. A new CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report...
Project X: Streaming Personal Reflections DISCOURSE October 13, 2018 - I am here to tell you a story of two greats. Both belong to the extraordinary type. Although one has created the other, they both invoke the memory of one another. This is about a man and a dam. One of the last brain prints of the late Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Meles Zenawi, is inscribed on the waters of the Nile River. And I would say the first page of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance ....
The Schemes and Dreams of Saudi Arabia's Next King t is not often that a Ritz-Carlton becomes a detention facility. But last November, when a large slice of the Saudi elite was arrested on accusations of corruption, the luxury hotel in Riyadh became a gilded prison for hundreds of princes, billionaires, and high-ranking government officials. Behind this crackdown was the young crown prince...
Eritrean president visits Ethiopia again Eritrean President Isaias Afeworki arrived in Addis Ababa early on Sunday for a two-day visit.The visit was meant to discuss the implementation of the comprehensive cooperation agreement the two countries signed on July 9.The border opening however caused thousands of Eriteans to flock into Ethiopia demanding asylum."We are overwhelmed, " UNHCR spokesman Kisut Gebregziabher told Anadolu Agency adding that nearly 10,000 Eritreans had come to Ethiopia so far.
It is interesting President Afeworki was seen at the inauguration of Omo Kuraz Sugar Factory No. 3, a project that is part of the grand project known as GTP initiated by the late PM Meles Zenawi. ምቕናይ ጽቡቕ ዶ በለ!!
Compact with Africa or, Dismantling Africa and Making it Helpless! Fekadu Bekele (PhD)
October 13, 2018- On the 17th and 18th of March this year, the G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors met in Baden-Baden, in south Germany and discussed, among other things, Africa and how to create a favorable atmosphere for foreign investments in various African countries. The initiative came from the German government that hosted the conference. Accordingly, the G-20 finance ministers...
"Diplomacy is Working for Both Sides" Berhane Berhe T.
10-14-18 Tanzania - I joined Tanzanian citizens and residents today to show my solidarity in the event of Rotary Dar Marathon 14th 2018.
Videos From Around The World. The objective of the year’s Dar Rotary Marathon is raising funds towards building a “Clinic at the Comprehensive Community-Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT). The fund goes to enhance subsidized care in the disability hospital. And therefore, though I was not officially representing the Ethiopian Embassy in Dar Es Salaam, my presence was aimed
Change and Continuity in Protests and Political Violence PM Abiy's Ethiopia Though Abiy's tenure has been heralded as a pacifying influence, the number of violent events and protests have actuallyincreased by over 8% in the 6 months since he has taken office, relative to the 6 months prior (from 388 to 420 events). This has corresponded to an increase of over 48% in the number of reported fatalities from 644 fatalities in the 6 months before Abiy took office to 954 fatalities from April to October
Ethiopian Pioneers 1st GEnx Engine Repair in Africa Addis Ababa, 12 October 2018 - Ethiopian Maintenance & Engineering Services, the largest and oldest aircraft maintenance center in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has become the first in Africa with a capability to repair the GEnx Engine, which powers the Boeing 787 aircraft.The first GEnx engine repaired at Ethiopian Maintenance & Engineering Services facility makes the airline among one of very few GEnx Repair shops in the GE MRO global network
It is really a shame the only institution all Ethiopians pride themselves to have built over the years is being belittled and damaged. How are political power holders at the highest level comfortable seeing the brave soldiers in this way? Who really invited them to come to the PM Office in the first place? PM Abiy we really want you to succeed but you are making it hard people to respect the office and you. Remember, you are leading the country in the name of the Oromo people - do not fail them!
Eritrean exodus intensifies after peace with Ethiopia Zalambessa (Ethiopia) (AFP) - For three years, fear and poverty kept Nebyat Zerea from leaving Eritrea to find her husband, until the day last month when the border with Ethiopia reopened and everything changed.The whirlwind peace process between the arch-enemies that began earlier this year has seen flights restarted and embassies re-established, but perhaps no development has affected Eritreans like the border's September opening.
Italy's PM visits Ethiopia and soon Eritrea to support peace ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Italy's prime minister is visiting Ethiopia and is awaited in Eritrea after the neighbors and once-bitter rivals made surprising peace earlier this year.Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte says this is the first visit by a Western leader since the peace accord that ended years of deadly border tensions.
Meet the 19-year-old tech genius coding at Ethiopia's first AI lab (CNN)At 19-years-old, Betelhem Dessie is perhaps the youngest pioneer in Ethiopia's fast emerging tech scene, sometimes referred to as 'Sheba Valley'.Dessie is coordinating a number of nationwide programs run by robotics lab iCog, the Addis Ababa based artificial intelligence (AI) lab that was involved in developing the world-famous Sophia the robot.
Can Neo-Liberalism Save Ethiopia Worku Gebeyehu Lakew 10-11-18 - Just like 1964,1974 and 1995, Ethiopia is at a crossroad once again in 2018, not sure which way to turn. The stakes are very high but this time there seems to be a solution in sight judging from the tremendous and unanimous chorus of the global western press.If you look at the last 500 items of reporting since April 2018 including news coverage, opinion pieces, and analysis, only one conclusion emerges. Under...
How on earth is a single unit from the army able to bypass the normal channel to log a complaint? These soldiers may have a valid complaint but the way they have chosen to address their complaint is troubling. The last stable institution the country has hope to keep law and order is the army yet it is becoming a failed institution like others every day. Is this failure of the top commanders to lead or simply PM Abiy's own weakness of leadership?- It will be a monumental betrayal by those responsible if Ethiopia is to become a Somalia or Syria!
Tourism, the untapped industry in Ethiopia A.Wondemagegn 10-08-18
Ethiopia is rich in history, nature and diverse culture. Naturally, it is endowed with a number of breathtaking natural wonders. It has an abundant, magnificent and unique cultures and spiritual festivals. These festivals are diverse in their nature and practices. The very unique way they are performed make all them entertaining and attractive.
Ethiopia: East Africa's Emerging Giant Ethiopia, Africa's second-most-populous country, has suffered military rule, civil war, and catastrophic famine over the past half century. Yet in recent years it has emerged as a beacon of stability in the Horn of Africa, enjoying rapid economic growth and increasing strategic importance in the region