Australian Christians are being urged to stop and bring the East Africa hunger crisis before God on October 16, which is World Food Day. An estimated one million people have fled South Sudan through conflict and hunger and established informal settlements in northern Uganda. “It’s a hard thing for people to get their heads around – it’s complex – and we wanted to create some messaging that cuts through that,” says Baptist World Aid Australia’s marketing coordinator Ellaina Welsman. The figure of 20 million hungry people prompted the UN to describe the situation as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis since World War II. Nearly 1.4 million children are severely malnourished but if we act now, we can deliver emergency aid and save young lives.
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Under this arrangement, the government is expected to purchase air tickets for the various national teams. So will the men's national volleyball team when they head to Egypt for the Africa Nations Championship on October 20's Mashujaa Day. "Normally we go for the cheapest alternative when purchasing air tickets for our teams," Kenya Volleyball Federation president Waithaka Kioni explained. Kaberia said the government was encouraging federations to take up the Kenya Airways deal. "There are certain conditions that have to be met between us and KQ (Kenya Airways).
October 06, 2017 02:26 UTC
One Month of UN Security Council Presidency Successful – EthiopiaOctober 5, 2017 - Ethiopia’s month-long presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) was successful, said the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA). According to MoFA, the decisions taken at the events were vital in taking Ethiopia’s diplomacy into a new height. Moreover, the country chaired among others meetings of the Security Council on AU-UN partnership, reform of PSC architecture, as well as adoption of six resolutions and one presidential statement, including reform of UN peacekeeping operations proposed by Ethiopia. Ambassador Tekeda Alemu, Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the United Nations (UN) said during its presidency, Ethiopia worked to strengthen the relations between the African Union and the Security Council. He further said the country is also working with the other two African representatives at the Security Council, Egypt and Senegal, to advocate African agendas at the Council.
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Ethiopia Launches Horticulture Development StrategyOctober 5, 2017 - The government of Ethiopia has launched National Horticulture Development and Transaction Strategy, which aims at creating conducive environment for modernized horticulture development, reports Ethiopian News Agency. The strategy will play a significant role in improving productivity and quality of horticultural products, said Tesfaye Mengistu, State Minister of Ethiopian Agriculture and Natural Resource. Improving quality and productivity, as well as modernizing the sector are the priority areas expected to attain through the strategy. The strategy, to be implemented over the next ten years, will allow providing extension services for Ethiopian small-holder farmers and investors that would enhance the development of the sector. He further explained that the strategy will create conducive environment for stakeholders by creating strong logistics, information and financial systems.
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India, Ethiopia Pledge to Bolster Trade TiesOctober 5, 2017 - Ethiopia and India signed agreements for cooperation in trade and communication sectors. In a short press briefing, the Indian president said he wanted to strengthen bilateral ties with Ethiopia. He added that India will provide a credit line to the tune of $95 million to Ethiopia for an electric transmission line. The Ethiopian president said the discussion highlighted “…the great importance Ethiopia is attaching to the multifaceted relations between the two countries”. The two countries currently engage in nearly $1billion in bilateral trade, while foreign direct investment from India reached $5 billion, according to official documents.
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President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday announced that would give Ethiopia a line of credit of USD 195 million for power transmission sector and medicines worth USD 2 million . Reteirating India's support to Ethiopia, the Indian President said, " will provide a credit line to the tune of USD 195 million to Ethiopia for power transmission as well as USD 2 million for medicines." President Kovind also stated that wanted to strengthen bilateral ties with Ethiopia, adding that the two countries will also work together in the U.N. and other multilateral bodies. I particularly underline the historic visit of the Indian President to our country, which will give both our countries an opportunity to explore areas of cooperation." and Ethiopia on Thursday signed agreements for cooperation in trade and communication sectors to boost bilateral ties.
October 05, 2017 18:11 UTC
President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday said India's trade and investment relationship with Ethiopia is very strong and is 'symbolic of India's commitment to African continent'. Indian investment has made a mark in textiles and garments, engineering, plastics, water management, consultancy and ICT, education, pharmaceuticals and healthcare. He congratulated the Indian Business Forum (IBF) for playing a lead role in encouraging Indian investment and promoting trade and commerce between and Ethiopia," the President stated. The President further said that "India's relationship with Ethiopia is symbolic of its engagement with the African continent, of which Addis Ababa is such a vital hub. The President invited business stake-holders in Ethiopia and Africa to partner us in these frameworks and benefit from them.
October 05, 2017 18:00 UTC
President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday said that business dialogue has helped and Ethiopia in bridging gaps between their business communities. For this, we value the specific recommendations made by our business communities today," he said, at the India-Ethiopia Business Dialogue in Ethiopia. We owe this to the young people in our countries, who will inherit the future," President Kovind added. President Kovind further said, "The GST has unified the Indian market, hitherto segmented among multiple states and tax jurisdictions. Referring to the earliest recorded evidence of our bilateral commercial engagement, President Kovind added, "Our countries have been trading with each other for centuries.
October 05, 2017 18:00 UTC
Source: Xinhua| 2017-10-06 01:18:09|Editor: Zhou XinVideo Player CloseADDIS ABABA, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia and India on Thursday signed various partnership agreements aimed at strengthening ties between the two countries. The partnership agreements, which were signed in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa by visiting Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome, include agreements in trade, information technology and media sectors. Kovind, who is the first Indian president to visit Ethiopia in over 45 years, discussed various bilateral and multilateral issues with senior Ethiopian government officials and met the Indian community in Ethiopia. A 30-member Indian business delegation comprising of representatives from different industries has also accompanied the visiting Indian president to Ethiopia. Over 584 Indian companies have invested over 2 billion U.S. dollars in Ethiopia's various areas, including textile and garments, education, technology, among other sectors.
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Speaking on the occasion, the President said that Ethiopia and India have been trading with each other for centuries. "Trade relations between Ethiopia and India flourished during the ancient Axumite Empire from the 1st century AD. Today the economic relationship covers trade, private investment, concessional loans for infrastructure projects and development assistance, largely for capacity building," Kovind said. "Indian investment has made a mark in textiles and garments, engineering, plastics, water management, consultancy and ICT, education, pharmaceuticals and healthcare. He congratulated the Indian Business Forum for playing a lead role in encouraging Indian investment and promoting trade and commerce between India and Ethiopia.
October 05, 2017 17:48 UTC
is now among the top three foreign investors in Ethiopia," Kovind said while addressing the India-Ethiopia Business Dialogue to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the Business Forum here. "Indian in Ethiopia have had a significant presence in manufacturing and value addition to local resources. Kovind said that India's relationship with Ethiopia is symbolic of its engagement with the African continent, "of which Addis Ababa is such a vital hub". President Kovind congratulated the Indian Business Forum for playing a lead role in encouraging Indian investment and promoting trade and commerce between and Ethiopia. Earlier on Thursday, President Kovind held delegation-level talks with his Ethiopian counterpart Mulatu Teshome following which two bilateral agreements were signed on bilateral trade facilitation and on information communication and the media sector.
October 05, 2017 15:56 UTC
In recent weeks thousands of Ethiopians have poured into areas around Harar, fleeing violence in neighbouring towns (see map). Most are Oromo, Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group. Ethnic violence is common in Ethiopia, especially between Oromos and Somalis, whose vast regions share the country’s longest internal border. Since the introduction of ethnic federalism in 1995, both groups have tried to grab land and resources from each other, often with the backing of local politicians. The previous regime had been dominated by the Amhara, the second-largest ethnic group (the Eritreans broke away to form a new state).
October 05, 2017 15:00 UTC
This was disclosed by a WCC delegation that visited the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church last month in what was labeled a historic visit by the body. They were met at the Asmara International Airport by high ranking officials of the Eritrean Church. What the Ethiopia – Eritrea border dispute is aboutPolitical and security tensions between the two neighbours ocassionally escalates since Eritrea gained its independence from Ethiopia in 1993 over a common border. About the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo ChurchThe Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church is the biggest church in the country and has some 2 and half million members, with 15,000 priests worldwide including diaspora churches in North America and Europe. The Church was recognized by Pope Shenouda III of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria after Eritrea gained its independence in 1993.
October 05, 2017 14:03 UTC
ADDIS ABABA: India and Ethiopia on Thursday signed agreements on trade, communication and media to boost bilateral ties as President Ram Nath Kovind held talks with his Ethiopian counterpart Mulatu Teshome.Kovind and Teshome discussed economic relations, with the agreements on trade, communication and media signed in their presence, according to the president's Twitter page.India also thanked Ethiopia for its participation in the International Solar Alliance (ISA), established in 2015.The aim of the ISA is to provide a dedicated platform for cooperation among solar resource rich countries and promote the use of solar energy.The president discussed Indian support to Ethiopia in the power sector, healthcare, and education. He referred to India as among the top three sources of foreign direct investment for Ethiopia.Later, Kovind and Teshome also addressed the India- Ethiopia Business Dialogue and released a book titled 'India- Ethiopia: 70 Years of Diplomatic Relations'.The India Business Forum is the first partner-country forum of its kind in Ethiopia and represents more than 100 Indian companies.Kovind said India has created jobs and contributed to the prosperity of Ethiopia.Indian investment has had a significant presence in manufacturing in Ethiopia and value addition to local resources, he said.Ethiopia has been the largest recipient of Indian concessional lines of credit in Africa , with over USD 1 billion committed.Kovind arrived here from Djibouti yesterday on the second leg of his maiden visit abroad.His visit is the first by an Indian president to Ethiopia in 45 years since President V V Giri's trip in 1972.Last night, the president addressed the Indian community at an event in Addis Ababa, noting that it has been at the centre of India-Ethiopia relations.As teachers and educators, Indians have given a helping hand to nation building in their host country. As entrepreneurs, they have created economic opportunities and imparted skills to local people, he said.Kovind praised Indian technology professionals and workers for adding value to Ethiopian industry, saying that with hard work and dedication, the Indian community has built respect for itself within Ethiopian society.Yet it has retained and carried forward Indian values, family traditions and work ethic while adapting very well to its adopted home, he said.The event was attended by some 500 members of Ethiopia's Indian community which is spread all over the country and is 5,000-strong
October 05, 2017 13:49 UTC
Ethiopia launches 250-MW solar tenderOctober 5 (Renewables Now) - Ethiopia on Wednesday launched a tender for 250 MW of solar capacity as part of the World Bank Group's Scaling Solar programme. This is the fifth Scaling Solar tender in Africa so far, World Bank Group said on its Scaling Solar site. It follows two rounds in Zambia, where the round 1 projects are expected to reach financial close soon. Zambia's round 2 has completed the qualification stage, as has a tender in Senegal. A request for pre-qualification (RfQ) for a 25-MW PV project in Madagascar was also unveiled on Wednesday.
October 05, 2017 13:30 UTC