ADDIS ABABA, March 18 (Xinhua) -- Business and transportation movement across Ethiopia have returned to their regular services since the imposition of martial law, an Ethiopian official said on Sunday. Assefa Abyou, Commissioner General of the Ethiopian Federal Police Commission, said since the imposition of martial law on February 16, regular business and transportation activity occasionally interrupted by strikes and riots have resumed to normal operations, reported state media Ethiopia Broadcasting Corporation. Ethiopia has faced incessant protests since 2016, especially in its three most populous Oromia, Amhara and Southern regional states. The recent protests have led Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn to declare resignation, which was followed by the imposition of a six-month martial law. The Ethiopian government imposed the martial law saying it was to protect the country's constitution, citizens and their property.
March 18, 2018 12:45 UTC
That sense of indifference appears to have deepened after Trump fired his secretary of state at the end of Rex Tillerson's first Africa tour last week. Now, with his firing, some in Africa feel they are starting anew with the Trump administration. If he wants to visit Africa, it's fine. Trump has not named an assistant secretary of state to oversee the continent, nor an ambassador to key countries like South Africa. And Africa got a mere seven paragraphs on the very last pages of Trump's National Security Strategy.
March 18, 2018 12:00 UTC
This is because a port deal involving Somaliland will challenge Djibouti’s virtual monopoly over maritime trade. Ethiopia had been trying to get Abu Dhabi and Dubai interested in the Berbera Port for years. In May 2016, DP World, a global mega-ports operator, signed an agreement to develop and manage Berbera Port for 30 years. Politically, the Berbera Port deal has provoked mixed reactions in Somaliland. By Brendon J. Cannon, Assistant Professor of International Security, Department of Humanities and Social Science, Khalifa University and Ash Rossiter, Assistant Professor in International Security, Department of Humanities & Social Science, Khalifa UniversityThis article was originally published on The Conversation.
March 18, 2018 11:15 UTC
Kenya’s 18-year-old running phenomenon Celliphine Chespol won the African Cross Country Championship senior women’s title in the Algerian city of Chlef despite thinking she had finished with a lap still to go and then falling on the final circuit. I almost ruined my race when I thought I was in the last lap. Barkach won a sprint finish on the final lap with Julius Kogo to see off the challenge of Uganda’s trials winner Thomas Ayeko in the men’s 10km race. Ayeko settled for the bronze medal, followed by Ethiopian trials winner Enyew Mekonnen, who recorded 31:01. “It was tight race but I had to be tactical to win the race,” said Barkach.
March 18, 2018 10:52 UTC
Ethiopia has accused neighbouring Eritrea of attempting to destabilise its security by supporting "destructive" groups while the country continues to be under a state of emergency. According to Ethiopian state television, the country's emergency council managed to capture weapons from "destructive" groups trying to smuggle the arms into the country from across the border. This was the first accusation made at Eritrea since Ethiopia declared a state of emergency on February 18, following the resignation of its prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn. In August last year, Ethiopia lifted a 10-month state of emergency imposed after hundreds of people were killed in anti-government protests, demanding wider political freedoms. In January, Ethiopia promised to free all political detainees, in an effort to "foster national reconciliation".
March 18, 2018 10:30 UTC
“I keep pushing myself and challenging myself all the time.”Mark’s latest challenge was bringing to life a new children’s coloring book, Passover Puppy. It follows on the heels of Dreidel Dog, a children’s book about a dog and a dreidel and the meaning of Hanukkah. “A person from the Temple Shalom store asked if I had a book for Passover and I didn’t. So, a couple of months ago months ago I wrote a poem about a dog and Passover. One of his other children’s holiday books is Santa’s Speeding Ticket.
March 17, 2018 22:30 UTC
More than six years in jail have not blunted Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega’s criticism of the government that put him there. “I am prepared to go back to prison,” Eskinder, 47, said in an interview in the Ethiopian capital this week. “What I am not prepared to do is give up.”I am prepared to go back to prison. Africa’s second-most-populous country remains a hard place for the press, ranking 150 out of 180 countries on Reporters Without Borders’ press freedom index. But while the medium may change, the message remains the same: “It’s western liberal democracy that I envision for the country.”
March 17, 2018 14:48 UTC
Unrest in some parts of Ethiopia has been taking the form of a “colour revolution”, with a clear intent to seize power, Defence Minister Siraj Fegessa declared earlier this month as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Addis Ababa. A strike in Oromia, a hotbed of anti-government protests for over two years, was choking the capital. A state of emergency was declared in February after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned in the wake of continued protests. km portion of north-eastern Oromia, told this reporter that federal forces arrested the deputy commander of the regional police heading a riot squad. Since Ethiopia suspended its Constitution on February 16, federal forces have arrested a swathe of Oromo police officials, Mayors, and high-profile administrators.
March 17, 2018 14:07 UTC
Yes I heard a lot about Nigeria before my posting that Nigeria is Africa’s giant with lots of blessed resources. Even my family members and friends now have Nigerian dresses. I have been exposed to the richness of Nigerian culture and its people, Nigerian films (Nollywood) and the music. ET did an amazing thing recently when it launched an all women crew; do you see this as also one of the winning ways for African women? This is history; that an African airline carried the highest number of passengers in another African country.
March 17, 2018 03:56 UTC
If Sindhu manages to win the final match, it will be first All England Open title for the Rio silver medallist. Egyptian expats start voting in presidential electionsMoreover, they provided the voters with all the facilities possible to ease the voting process. UK Labour chief: Don't rush judgment over ex-spyHe was granted refuge in the UK after a high-profile spy exchange between the United States and Russian Federation in 2010. Ford Motor (NYSE:F) Shares Sold by Quantitative Investment Management LLCEmmis Communications Corporation, a diversified media company, engages in radio broadcasting activities in the United States. The auto manufacturer reported $0.39 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.42 by ($0.03).
March 16, 2018 23:26 UTC
Rabat – Al Amoudi recently filed a complaint against Morocco at the World-bank affiliated ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes) in Washington, DC, thus ending a series verbal threats the Saudi investor has been brandishing since 2015 against Moroccan investment authorities. According to reports, Corral Morocco Holding AB, a Moroccan subsidiary of the Swedish Corral Petroleum, of which Mohamed Hussein Al Amoudi is the chief, decided, on March 14 this week, to lodge a complaint against Moroccan government at the ICSID in Washington, D.C. The complaint asked for international arbitrage in a financial tussle between Morocco and the Cheick’s enterprises, and particularly singled out Moroccan Prime Minister, the minister of foreign affairs, and the minister of justice. For Al Amoudi, Moroccan government’s failure to uphold the terms of an investment agreement between Morocco and Sweden (protection against expropriation, equal respect of investments, etc.) “I am a Saudi investor, born in Africa, with an Ethiopian mother, of which I am proud,” the Saudi referred to himself in a 2014 speech.
March 16, 2018 21:33 UTC
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is fired while on trip to AfricaEarly Tuesday morning, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson returned from his trip to Africa a day earlier than planned. According to BBC reports, Secretary Tillerson was informed of his firing on Friday, but President Donald Trump made the decision public a few hours after his return. Nearly 40,000 people in the Moyale area have been uprooted since the attack with more than 8,000 people fleeing to neighboring Kenya, according to Xinhuanet. The new mining law will apply to both domestic and international firms. In addition to a 20 percent tax on tobacco, the government adds an extra fixed tax of one naira per cigarette.
March 16, 2018 21:00 UTC
The African Development Bank’s Vice-President for Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth, Amadou Hott, took part in the Founding Conference of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) in New Delhi. Vice-President Hott joined a panel of Minsters, international financial institutions and CEOs to discuss the financing of solar projects and concrete mechanisms to reduce risks. The International Solar Alliance initiative was launched at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21) on November 30, 2015 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former French President François Hollande. The Alliance is conceived as a coalition of solar resource rich countries to address their special energy needs. So far, 32 of the 60 member countries who have joined the alliance are from Africa.
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March 16, 2018 17:15 UTC
NAIROBI, March 16 (Xinhua) -- The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) said on Friday that it has received about 9,667 Ethiopian asylum seekers in northern border town of Moyale following their displacement in a botched security operation on March 10. "The Kenya Red Cross Society has been conducting multiple interventions since this crisis broke out. The Marsabit County government has also been on site providing food and water to the refugees with support from well-wishers. The Ethiopian government later disarmed some members of its army force and put under arrest pending investigations. Moyale city, located in Ethiopia's Oromia regional state along the border with Kenya, has been in a state of unrest since mid 2016.
March 16, 2018 16:07 UTC
University of Central Arkansas associate professor Gizachew Tiruneh was recognized by The Crown Council of Ethiopia for his outstanding scholarship on Africa, and particularly for his 2015 book, The Rise and Fall of the Solomonic Dynasty of Ethiopia: Is the Kebra Negast a Time-Bound Document? Tiruneh has been made an officer of the Order of the Star of Honor of Ethiopia, one of the oldest orders of chivalry of the three-thousand-year-old Solomonic Dynasty. His Imperial Highness Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie Haile-Selassie, the president of the Crown Council, formally invested Tiruneh with the Order at a special ceremony in Washington, D.C., Saturday, March 3, 2018. Ermias said that Tiruneh’s broad body of research, analysis and writings not only helped the Peoples of Africa, and Ethiopia in particular but also reflected great credit on the work of UCA. Ermias noted, “The great contributions made to Ethiopia and Africa by devoted individuals at the University of Central Arkansas has been remarkable, and the award to Dr. Tiruneh starts to recognize the debt which Ethiopia happily owes to its expatriates, and also to those non-Ethiopians in American academia who have helped preserve our culture and civilization.”
March 16, 2018 15:45 UTC