Ethiopia

A Proposed Split In The Ethiopian Orthodox Church Stokes Ethnic, Religious Tensions

Oromo clerics are rallying for their own regional administrative unitA priest of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church rests inside the 13th century rock-hewn Church of Bet Giorgis, Lalibela, Ethiopia, November 1, 2007. Photo by A. Davey via...
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Ethiopia Hopes Deal With Rosatom On 1st Npp In Country To Be Signed In Sochi - Minister

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Ethiopia hopes an agreement with Russian State Nuclear Corporation Rosatom to construct the first nuclear power plant (NPP) in the African country will be signed in the Russian resort city of Sochi, Ethiopian Foreign Minister...
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More Funds Needed To Counter ‘persistent And Multi-faceted Humanitarian Problems’ In Ethiopia

Ethiopia is beset by “persistent and multi-faceted humanitarian problems”, the United Nations relief chief said on Tuesday, calling for more international funding as well as support for the Government-led response to the country’s displacement...

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Aid Groups Suspend Work In Ethiopia After 2 Killed  

Humanitarian aid efforts by the United Nations and other groups have been suspended in Ethiopia's Gambella regional state after the deaths of two aid workers there, a local U.N. official said Friday.Steven Were Omamo, acting U.N. humanitarian...

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Mass Tree-planting In Ethiopia Broke World Records, But Its Impact Will Take Time

Planting billions of trees can help tackle the climate crisis People plant avocado trees in Katbare, Ethiopia, on June 23, 2011. Photo via Trees for the Future on Flickr CC BY 2.0. Editor's note: This story was written by guest contributor...
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Months After Pledge To Open Internet, Ethiopia Disrupts Connectivity Amidst Communal Violence,...

Three major shutdowns were documented in June 2019 alone Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed [left] sits with Minister of Defense Lemma Megersa, months before assuming office, November 24, 2017. Photo by Odaw via Wikimedia Commons CC BY 4.0.This...
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Let’s Walk The Talk To Defeat Climate Change – African Leaders Told

Floods in Kenya's Turkana County, Lodwar town.By Isaiah EsipisuADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Aug 28 2019 (IPS) African leaders have been asked to walk the talk, and lead from the front, in order to build resilience and adaptation to the adverse impacts of...
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Tuesday Assorted Links

1. Dreher and Betty on Houllebecq.  Recommended. 2. Ethiopia plants 350 million trees in 12 hours. 3. Shame is perhaps Rushdie’s best novel, though it is super-rude, here is one overview. 4. Should Indonesia get a new capital city? 5....
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Under Pressure, Is Militants In Somalia Look To Ethiopia

Islamic State militants in Somalia say they will release jihadist materials in Amharic — a step unmistakably aimed at winning recruits in restive, neighboring Ethiopia.The announcement came in the form of a three-minute video released last month...
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Ralph Nader: Boeing Execs Must Be Hauled Before Congress

Two Boeing 737 MAX crashes, one in Indonesia last October and one in Ethiopia this past March, took a combined 346 lives. Steady scrutiny by the media reported internal company leaks and gave voice to sidelined ex-Boeing engineers and aerospace...
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Ethiopia’s Financial Reforms Hold Promise For Its Diaspora Business Community

Ethiopia’s parliament this week passed a bill to allow members of the Ethiopian diaspora, who have taken up nationalities in other countries, to invest, buy shares, and set up lending businesses in the country’s state-dominated financial...

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Why Humans In Africa Fled To The Mountains During The Last Ice Age

People in Ethiopia did not live in low valleys during the last ice age. Instead they lived high up in the inhospitable Bale Mountains where they had enough water, built tools out of obsidian and relied mainly on giant mole rats for...

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In Ethiopia, Disinformation Spreads Through Facebook Live As Political Tensions Rise

Online conspiracy theories, political rants and rumors shape current discourseEthiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed [left] sits with Minister of Defense Lemma Megersa, November 24, 2017. Photo by Odaw via Wikimedia Commons CC BY 4.0.On July 18, two...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, Conspiracy Theories, World Photos

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Planting Millions More Trees Might Not Be The Way To Tackle Ethiopia’s Environmental Problems

Ethiopia is hoping to tackle the effects of climate change by planting more trees, but in doing so, it might inadvertently be creating new environmental problems. This week, prime minister Abiy Ahmed joined Ethiopians from northern Tigray to the...

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Ethiopia Just Planted 353 Million Trees In A Single Day

The country’s Green Legacy campaign aims to plant 4 billion trees this year in an attempt to restore the soil and mitigate some of the effects of climate change. On Monday, July 29, people left offices in Addis Ababa and other Ethiopian...

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Ethiopia Releases Israeli Businessman Imprisoned Since 2015

Ethiopia has released Israeli businessman Menashe Levy from prison, according to a former staffer for U.S. Representative Chris Smith, who led a congressional delegation last August that pushed the Ethiopian government to drop charges against...

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Hopes Dashed As Ethiopia-eritrea Peace Process Stagnates

In the heady days after longtime foes Ethiopia and Eritrea signed a peace deal a year ago, Teklit Amare's Peace and Love Cafe near the newly-opened border overflowed with customers.Now, he paces among empty tables, wondering aloud how to keep his...
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What’s Behind Ethiopia’s Recent Political Violence?

Prime Minister Abiy faces a serious test: preparing the country for the 2020 elections.

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In Era Of Reform, Ethiopia Still Reverts To Old Tactics To Censor Press

Ethiopians read newspapers in Addis Ababa on June 24. Following what the government refers to as a failed attempted coup, access to the internet was cut and journalists were arrested. (Reuters/Tiksa Negeri)By Muthoki MumoNAIROBI, Jul 10 2019 (IPS)...
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Boeing’s 737 Max Woes Just Cost It A $5.9 Billion Order

The Boeing 737 Max hasn’t been taking off, neither literally nor figuratively. The jets have been grounded worldwide since this spring after two fatal crashes—one last October in Indonesia, and another in Ethiopia in March—that killed 346...
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