Ethiopia

6 Elephants Killed By Poachers In Single Day In Ethiopia

Wildlife officials say poachers killed at least six elephants in a single day in Ethiopia last week, the largest such slaughter in memory in the East African nation

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Ethiopia And Sudan Urge Cooperation To Stop Border Violence

Ethiopia says a recent violent incident that flared up along the border with Sudan should be addressed by diplomatic discussions
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Ethiopia And Egypt Are Pushing Each Other To The Brink In A Battle For Control On The River Nile

When Ethiopia, this week, criticized the Egyptian government for its “unprincipled” stand on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) it raised the stakes on one of the Africa’s most contentious diplomatic negotiations in recent decades.The...
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Worker Shortage Concerns Loom In Immigrant-heavy Us Meatpacking Plants

SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA — When Martha Kebede's adult sons immigrated from Ethiopia and reunited with her in South Dakota this year, they had few work opportunities.  Lacking English skills, the brothers took jobs at Smithfield Foods' Sioux...

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First Person: The Struggle To Protect Human Rights In East Africa During The Pandemic

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in East Africa, the UN Human Rights regional office, based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has been contributing to the COVID-19 response of UN country teams in the region, by ensuring that human rights...
Related topics: Human Rights

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How Identity-driven Conflicts Fuel Ethiopia's Incendiary Social Media Rhetoric

An army of social media personalities stoke inflammatory content Unity Park in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December 2019. Photo by Ras Addisu via Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0. Heads of states from several eastern African countries gathered in October 2019 in...
Related topics: Social Media, World Photos, Flickr

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Ethiopia, Once One Of World’s Fastest Growing Economies, Is Seeing Carefully Laid Plans Unravel

Ethiopia’s once promising economy has run into a wall as the global economic crisis unleashed by the coronavirus pandemic devastates the nation of more than 100 million, forcing IMF to slash its GDP growth forecast for 2020 down to 3.2% from...

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Imf Approves $411million In Emergency Covid-19 Funding For Ethiopia

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in a statement on Thursday that it has approved emergency funding of $411 million for Ethiopia to help the country address the effects of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Coronavirus Ends China's Honeymoon In Africa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Africa was supposed to be China’s new stomping grounds. Instead, the novel coronavirus has spawned a growing backlash that threatens to unwind the ties Beijing has carefully cultivated over decades. The trigger for the...
Related topics: China, Beijing

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2020, Please, Stop! One Million People Face Food Crisis In Ethiopia Following Invasion Of Locusts

The development comes as Ethiopia and other African countries brace for a second wave of locusts. The first infestation was described by officials as the worst in 70 years, with swarms reaching the size of a megalopolis. UN experts say the upcoming...

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A Gender-equal Ethiopian Parliament Can Improve The Lives Of All Women

Sahle-Work Zewde is Ethiopia's first female president. Since coming to power in 2018, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has reorganised the cabinet to ensure that 50 percent of the government’s top ministerial positions have been given to women. Never...

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Ethiopia Is Opening Up Its Mobile Money Market To New Players

Ethiopia is going to allow new entrants to offer mobile money services as part of its $10 billion home-grown economic reform agenda.The National Bank of Ethiopia says the new directive will help it offer licenses to mobile money service providers...
Related topics: Banking

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Colonial-era Nile River Treaties Are To Blame For The Unresolved Dispute Over Ethiopia’s Dam

Disputes over the filling and operation of Ethiopia’s Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam have, once again, threatened security in North-East Africa.The dam—a huge project on one of the River Nile’s main tributaries, the Blue Nile in Ethiopia—is...

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Researchers Investigate The Spatial Pattern Of Plant Diversity In The Horn Of Africa

The horn of Africa, located in the northeast of Africa, including Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia, is one of the global biodiversity hotspots recognized by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It has...
Related topics: Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia, Biodiversity

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Rural Poverty And Disability In Ethiopia

Off the main streets in Gonder, Ethiopia, poverty becomes starker. Credit: James Jeffrey/IPSBy Vani S. Kulkarni and Raghav GaihaPHILADELPHIA and NEW DELHI, Mar 13 2020 (IPS) With about 109 million people, Ethiopia is the second most populous nation...
Related topics: India, New Delhi

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Why America Hasn’t Had A Female President

Farida Jalalzai Politics, Americas New research examines what countries with female leaders have in common—and why the United States still lags behind. Estonia, Singapore, Ethiopia and Finland – these are some of the 21 countries currently...
Related topics: Estonia, Singapore, Finland

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Ethiopia's First Shot At Real Democracy Could Be Derailed Before Elections Are Held

The August vote is a high-stakes gamble for Ethiopia’s future.

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Boeing Receives Blame For Crashes From U.s., Ethiopia Investigators

Nearly a year after a Boeing 737 MAX airplane crashed into an open field shortly after take off in Ethiopia, House investigators released a report Friday blaming Boeing's engineering mistakes and "culture of concealment," as well the Federal...
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Ethiopia Chides Us For 'undiplomatic' Role In Nile Dam Talks

Ethiopia on Tuesday accused the United States of being "undiplomatic" in trying to resolve a row over a giant dam on the Nile River but vowed to continue with ongoing talks.The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, set to become the largest hydropower...

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Ethiopia Is Adding Four More Official Languages To Amharic As Political Instability Mounts

Ethiopia has approved a policy to introduce four additional working languages alongside Amharic which has been the working language of the nation. Going forward Afan Oromo, the most widely spoken language in Ethiopia, Afar, Somali and Tigrigna have...

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