Another top advisor to Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, has resigned from his post. A member of the ruling Ethiopia Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), he has served the government in different capacities including as Minister of Communication. The move comes weeks after two major political shifts around the Prime Minister. The Protocol Chief of the PM, Baye Tadesse Teferi, sought asylum in the United States for fear of political persecution. The Protocol Chief of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn thus quit a role he had served in for over two years.
October 16, 2017 22:52 UTC
Eritrea sparsely makes the major news headlines and when it does, it is more often than not, related to border tensions, issues to do with human and media rights abuse or migration of its nationals. The country retained the entire coastline of the then Ethiopia after the attainment of independence in 1993. Independence, Ethiopia and international relationsEritrea was colonized by two European countries – Italy (1889 – 1941) and England (1941 – 1952). Eritrea in 1993 voted for independence from Ethiopia in a UN-backed referendum and subsequently gained international recognition. A U.N. rights rapporteur continues to accuse Asmara among others of gross human rights infractions like arbitrary arrests, incommunicado detention, enforced disappearances and mandatory national service system that amounts to enslavement.
October 16, 2017 22:41 UTC
JEDDAH: Saudi security forces have arrested 66 people for links with terrorist organizations and operations in the Kingdom since the beginning of October. They are in General Investigation prisons pending investigation. Some are serving their sentence, some are in the process of appealing, and others are pending investigation. JEDDAH: Saudi security forces have arrested 66 people for links with terrorist organizations and operations in the Kingdom since the beginning of October. They are in General Investigation prisons pending investigation.
October 16, 2017 21:00 UTC
Ethiopian Opposition Figure Dr. Merera Gudina Pleads Not GuiltyOctober 16, 2017 - Ethiopian opposition figure, Merera Gudian, appeared in court for the first time after the court's summer recess. During the session Dr. Merera Gudina has pleaded his innocence against all criminal charges brought by the federal prosecutors. The defense team told the court that Dr. Merera's plea of innocence was late by eleven months since the charges were brought against him. The court then refereed the request to the council of the house of federation for constitutional interpretations. Accordingly, the court will begin the hearing of prosecutor's witnesses on Nov. 03 without having to avail the full list of witnesses to Dr. Merera Gudina's defense team.
October 16, 2017 19:18 UTC
Egypt Irrigation Minister to Visit Ethiopian Renaissance DamOctober 16, 2017 - Egyptian Irrigation Minister Mohamed Abdel-Ati flew to the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa for a visit to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). According to Al-Ahram news, the minster will also take part in a tripartite ministerial meeting on technical studies related to the dam. The visit is organized by the Ethiopian government, whereby the Egyptian minster will observe construction work and explore technical details related to the work of the tripartite technical committee with Ethiopia and Sudan. According to Al-Ahram Arabic news website, Abdel-Ati will take part in the meeting with a view to following up on technical studies related to the possible impact of the dam on downstream countries. The Addis Ababa meeting has been much-anticipated, especially after Egypt voiced concerns in September about the inactivity of the tripartite technical committee assigned to study the effects of the dam due to a delay in meetings.
October 16, 2017 19:07 UTC
Ariana Austin, 33, married 35-year-old lawyer Joel Makonnen, a great-grandson of Haile Selassie I, the last emperor of Ethiopia, on September 9 in Maryland. The couple married 12 years after they first met on the dance floor of Washington, DC nightclub Pearl. Pictured above in Makonnen's great-grandfather, Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie IMakonnen says he immediately knew he wanted to date Austin. Austin wore a dress from Lazaro and broke with Ethiopian tradition in having her father walk her down the aisleAustin's bridesmaids wore pink gowns. Makonnen, or Prince Yoel as he is officially known, is related to the last emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie I, through his second son, Prince Makonnen.
October 16, 2017 18:46 UTC
Tempe Community Action Agency is excited to announce the lineup of food and drink sponsors for Vicinity: Internationally Tempe, formerly known as First Crush. Tempe Community Action Agency is excited to announce the lineup of food and drink sponsors for Vicinity: Internationally Tempe, formerly known as First Crush. Event organizers from the nonprofit that fosters dignity and self-reliance for Tempe citizens in need are refreshing the name and format of what was once known as First Crush, with the newly named Vicinity: Internationally Tempe. Those looking to break bread at the city’s premier culinary event may purchase tickets for $100, which includes entertainment, food and drink samples and a digital download of the Vicinity cookbook. To purchase tickets for Vicinity: Internationally Tempe, visit www.vicinitytempe.com .
October 16, 2017 18:00 UTC
By Morkporkpor Anku, GNA Accra, Oct. 16, GNA – The Ethiopian Airlines in collaboration ASKY Airlines on Monday assured its traveling and tour agencies of its support in promoting the airline business. Mr Abdul-Rahaman Mohammed, the Sales Manager, Ethiopian Airlines commended the agencies for their support to promote the interest of the airlines at a workshop in Accra. He said Ethiopian AirlinBy Morkporkpor Anku, GNAAccra, Oct. 16, GNA – The Ethiopian Airlines in collaboration ASKY Airlines on Monday assured its traveling and tour agencies of its support in promoting the airline business. Mr Abdul-Rahaman Mohammed, the Sales Manager, Ethiopian Airlines commended the agencies for their support to promote the interest of the airlines at a workshop in Accra. He said Ethiopian Airlines being the largest airlines in Africa, over the past seven decades has been the pioneer of the African Aviation as an aircraft technology leader.
October 16, 2017 17:26 UTC
10 Things Americans Fear the Most in 2017October 16, 2017 - Christopher Bader of Chapman University, which has released its fourth annual Survey of American Fears, notes that there has been a marked shift in American public fears in 2017. "Environmental fears" are prominent in the 10 biggest fears of Americans for the first time. For the third year in a row, "corruption of government officials" took the top spot. But pollution of drinking water and oceans appeared in the top 10 for the first time, as did new fear "TrumpCare," which took the runner-up spot nabbed by "terrorist attacks" in 2016. Here are the top 10 fears of 2017, based on responses from 1,200 participants across the United States of America:1.
October 16, 2017 08:37 UTC
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nashville's Ethiopian community held a candlelight vigil for a beloved man killed in a crash downtown. Woldegabriel was described as a man who worked tirelessly to provide for his wife and two children, 21-year-old Negusu Hizkias and 18-year-old Liya Hizkias. During the candlelight vigil, church members said prayers, sang songs, and walked a wreath to a light pole, the spot where Woldegabriel died. On Monday, there will be a vigil and prayer service at Medhanialem Ethiopian Church located at 4506 Nolensville Pike from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. If you are considering a donation, you should consult your own advisers and otherwise proceed at your own risk.
October 16, 2017 03:11 UTC
Ethiopian Airlines is looking for tour and travel companies to partner in order to boost regional tourism and trade between Uganda and Ethiopia. According to Angessa, promotion of tourism has been minimal as the concentration has been placed on trade and other travels. We are ready to enter partnerships with designated tour and travel operators and ticketing agents to exploit this tourism potential." Angessa who was addressing the airlines travel agents in Kampala further said if need be, the number of flights from Entebbe to Addis Ababa will increase from three to five every day. Angessa said tourists can visit special sites such as the place where the biblical covenant is kept, the Nagashi mosque, ancient buildings and churches of the 12th century.
October 16, 2017 03:00 UTC
KUWAIT CITY, Oct 15: An Ethiopian housemaid tried to commit suicide by banging her head on the wall in the house of her sponsor in Sulaibikhat. Securitymen and paramedics rushed to the location after the Operations Unit in the Ministry of Interior received information about the suicide attempt. Upon arrival at the scene, paramedics took the housemaid, who was bleeding profusely as she banged her head on the wall several times, to Sabah Hospital. During interrogation, the housemaid disclosed she received news on her mother’s death so she thought of ending her own life. When the investigators asked the sponsor, the latter said the housemaid did not exhibit any symptom of psychological illness.
October 15, 2017 20:15 UTC
Eritrean Athlete Gets Banned, Stripped of TitlesOctober 15, 2017 - Eritrean world distance mountain runner and champion, Petro Mamu, has been banned for nine months and stripped of his titles after testing positive for doping after two world championships he won in July in Premana, Italy, reports Africa news. The Eritrean athlete tested positive for a substance used as medication for Asthma. His ban started September 19 while all results and titles won from July 30, 2017 have been cancelled, the IAAF announced in September. As the ban now stands, Mamu will be eligible to compete at the World Championships and World Cup in 2018. As the ban now stands, Mamu will be eligible to compete at the World Championships and World Cup in 2018,” they said.
October 15, 2017 19:18 UTC
I Resigned Because My People and Party Were Disrespected - Abadula GemedaOctober 15, 2017 - Abadula Gemeda, the speaker of Ethiopia's lower house of parliament, who resigned last week, said he quit because of "disrespect" of his ethnic group. Abadula Gemeda, a member of the Oromos, Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, announced last Sunday that he was stepping down after seven years as speaker of Ethiopia’s House of People's Representatives. A former army chief of staff, Abadula is also a founder of the Oromo People's Democratic Organisation (OPDO), which represents the Oromos within the EPRDF. In comments carried by the state-affiliated Oromia Broadcasting Network, Abadula said he was dissatisfied with the EPRDF's treatment of his people. "I resigned because my peoples and party were disrespected," he said.
October 15, 2017 19:18 UTC
Ethiopian-Americans are ready to say thank you. They're holding a $100 per person fundraiser for the lawmaker in Washington later this month. Smith "has done more for Ethiopia, and taken a greater interest in Ethiopian human rights and democracy, than any American politician," the invitation reads. "Now the Ethiopian-American community has a chance to thank him, to hear his thoughts about the future, and to tell him how we want Congress to help Ethiopians fight for freedom, human rights, democracy and dignity." He is being opposed by former Asbury Park Councilman Jim Keady, who famously was told to "sit down and shut up" by Gov.
October 15, 2017 14:15 UTC