It has been nearly three months since the Saudi Arabian government gave 90 days to all unauthorized migrant workers in Saudi Arabia to leave the country. Since Saudi officials announced those with illegal status to leave the country Ethiopian immigrants are strongly accusing Ethiopian embassy in Saudi Arabia for not helping them to return to Ethiopia. An estimated 750,000 Ethiopian migrants live in Saudi Arabia, among which a significant majority are unauthorized workers. However, with the current pace of repatriation, most migrants will still be in Saudi Arabia when the grace period ends. In 2013 when Saudi authorities engaged in similar operations, Ethiopian migrants were the victims of deadly physical assaults.
June 22, 2017 08:26 UTC
Ethiopia Would Not Dare Establish GERD During My Era - Hosni MubarakJune 22, 2017 - An unverified voice recording attributed to Egypt’s Former President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak has generated great controversy among Egyptian social media users. The recording, which surfaced on a Facebook page titled ‘Ana Asef Ya Rais’ [‘I’m sorry Mr. President’], featured statements from Mubarak on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam ‘GERD’. Mubarak relinquished power in 2011 following the 25 January Revolution and has been subjected to judicial trials since. In the unverified voice clip, Mubarak said that Ethiopia did not dare to establish GERD during his era, adding that he had the ability to destroy it with Russian-made Tupolev Tu-160 fighters, if it had. Egypt Independent made several attempts to reach administrators of the Facebook page that broadcast the voice recording of Mubarak.
June 22, 2017 08:15 UTC
Islamic songs called Menzuma used by poets to encourage believers to resist during hard timesfile photoBy Seleshi TessemaADDIS ABABAMelodious Islamic songs dominate the airwaves in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The loudspeakers of thousands of music shops breathe the poetic warmth of Ethiopian classic Islamic songs, Menzuma, to the bustling city of around 4.5 million people. However, during Lent, when Chrtistians fast and reflect for 40 days, and Ramadan, radio stations add the songs to their music shows. “Stories of violence and extremism are cautiously related to the groups committing the crimes.”Ethiopian Muslims, Mekasha added, were depicted as peaceful, accommodating and successful entrepreneurs. Despite the positive coverage, the Ethiopian media still lacks diverse newsrooms, according to Mekasha.
June 22, 2017 07:18 UTC
And it has forced 7.8 million people across the whole of Ethiopia to rely on emergency food handouts to stay alive. ADVERTISEMENTDroughts are common in Ethiopia, and in past years the government and international community have mounted impressive efforts to curb starvation. This year though, Africa’s second most-populous country is struggling to find the money for food aid, say aid agencies. A stronger economy allowed Ethiopia to spend an impressive $766 million (683 million euros) fighting one of its worst droughts in decades in 2015-16. In Warder, those uprooted by drought, like Sanara Ahmed, are wondering how long they can survive on unreliable food handouts.
June 22, 2017 04:18 UTC
Uganda is hosting the first Refugee Solidarity Summit backed by the United Nations to find support for the over 1.3 million refugees in the country for the next four years. Opening on Thursday in Kampala, the two-day summit aims to raise $2 billion for the second largest refugee hosting country globally after Turkey and to showcase Uganda’s celebrated refugee model. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is in Uganda to co-chair the Summit together with President Yoweri Museveni. Today, Ugandans are no longer refugees instead we host refugees because Uganda is peaceful. Guterres said on World Refugee Day on Tuesday that it was worrying for 80 per cent of the world’s refugees to be hosted by developing countries with “a dramatic impact” on their economy, society and security.
June 22, 2017 03:00 UTC
When Sorafel Alamow, 22, immigrated to Israel from Ethiopia with his father and sister, he never dreamed that he would have to wait more than a decade for his five older siblings to join them. Please share on Linkedin“I’m still waiting for them [Jewish Agency officials] to call them,” Alamow said. Asmamo said that life goes on in Ethiopia and the families of those awaiting aliya naturally grow. “They say she has a non-Jewish side; what can I do with that?” Asmamo said in a telephone interview with the Post. He came to Israel in 2007 with his parents and six of his siblings.
June 22, 2017 02:37 UTC
In February 2017, 3,367 Eritrean refugees arrived in Ethiopia, according to the Ethiopian Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA). There are around 165,000 Eritrean refugees and asylum seekers in Ethiopia, according to the UN refugee agency. Shimelba was the first Eritrean refugee camp to open in 2004. Refugees say the Eritrean military launches missions into Sudan to capture refugees who have fled. Meanwhile, despite the apparent welcome given to Eritrean refugees, frictions remain.
June 22, 2017 00:00 UTC
NPR reports that the effects of climate change could impact Ethiopia's coffee production. In parts of the country, spring and summer rains have already declined by 15 percent to 20 percent since the 1970s. According to a study published in Nature Plants, Ethiopia could lose anywhere from 39 percent to 59 percent of its current coffee-growing areas to climate change by the end of the century.
June 21, 2017 21:45 UTC
Tribune News ServiceChandigarh, June 21An eight-member delegation of industrialists and academicians from Ethiopia visited Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO) here today. The delegation, led by Ethiopian minister of education Teshome Lemma, visited various sections of the CSIO which were of relevance to the African industry. They were given presentation and demonstrations about the CSIO’s core competence and technical facilities. The CSIO will impart modular training on statistical tool usage, precision bench work, conventional machining, electrical discharge machining, wire cutting, jig boring and grinding, maintenance management, electronics workshop techniques, electrical and electronics measurement, and process control and automation. In addition, the CSIO will assist the MIDI in creating technical facilities in some of the aforementioned areas and provide guidance for higher degree courses to be conducted in Ethiopia like master’s programme on mechatronics.
June 21, 2017 20:59 UTC
Source: Xinhua| 2017-06-22 00:59:45|Editor: yanVideo Player CloseADDIS ABABA, June 21 (Xinhua) -- The Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi here on Wednesday discussed refugee situations encountered in the Horn of African region. Grandi, who is currently in Ethiopia after attending the World Refugee Day commemorative ceremony on Tuesday, raised various refugee situations with Desalegn. The discussion, among other things, focused on strengthening global efforts being made to support the refuge influx, local media FBC reported. The east African country currently hosts more than 850,000 refugees from 21 countries with South Sudanese, Somalis, Eritreans, and Sudanese making up the majority. In the first five months of 2017, Ethiopia has registered an additional 54,107 refugees, with most of the arrivals being Eritreans, South Sudanese and Sudanese.
June 21, 2017 20:37 UTC
It has been nearly three months since the Saudi Arabian government gave 90 days to all unauthorized migrant workers in Saudi Arabia to leave the country. Saudi Arabia and neighbouring Qatar are among the few countries in the world that force foreign workers to secure exit visas before they leave the country. However, with the current pace of repatriation, most migrants will still be in Saudi Arabia when the grace period ends. In 2013 when Saudi authorities engaged in similar operations, Ethiopian migrants were the victims of deadly physical assaults. During the 2013 deportation, Ethiopians used social media to organize their protest against Saudi Arabia.
June 21, 2017 17:37 UTC
Source: Xinhua| 2017-06-22 01:14:58|Editor: yanVideo Player CloseADDIS ABABA, June 21 (Xinhua) -- The Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources on Wednesday urged institutions across Ethiopia to intensify efforts to tackle the impact of the fall armyworm. The east African country has recently announced that the fall armyworm has spread into six major maize harvesting regions in the country, partially-damaging over 145,000 hectares of maize production across the country. Primarily spotted in Ethiopia in late February 2017, the insect has been rapidly expanding its presence over the past three months. Institutions throughout the east African country must jointly combat the impact imposed by the dangerous pest, Ethiopian News Agency quoted Daniel Dentamo, Ministry's Public Relations head, as saying. The joint effort has so far helped to save over 81,000 hectares of land that was covered by maize production, and over 100,000 liter of pesticide has been distributed to over 209,000 farmers across the affected areas, Dentamo said.
June 21, 2017 17:37 UTC
21 Jun 2017 - 12:14 by OOSKAnews CorrespondentKAMPALA, UgandaIn the first meeting of its kind since 2010, Uganda’s capital Kampala will this week host a summit of Nile Basin heads of states to resolve differences on the Entebbe Agreement. In 2010 Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania signed the initial Entebbe Agreement which seeks to affirm certain international shares of Nile waters, outlining principles, rights and obligations for co-operative water resource management among member states. It is understood that the summit, which was due to commence today (June 21), has been “moved to tomorrow at the request of Ethiopia for yet unknown reasons”. Egypt and Ethiopia have a particularly fractious history around Nile water resources, not least because of Ethiopia’s contentious Grand Renaissance Dam. A Tripartite National Committee, comprising experts from Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan, was created in 2015 to address some of these concerns.
June 21, 2017 16:18 UTC
While some coffee drinkers are content to stick with their faithful drip coffee every morning, others will line up to try the newest iteration of their favorite cup. Cold brew and the newer nitro coffee are taking over bit by bit, with appearances in convenience stores becoming more common every day. Cold brew and nitro coffee are both delicious and unique preparations, and I expect them both to become more ubiquitous in the coming years.”BUNN showcased a forthcoming cold-brew and nitro coffee dispenser at this year’s National Restaurant Association Show. Offering new coffee styles, flavors and roasts can keep customers coming back. For instance, the top five flavors of coffee currently being offered in c-stores are vanilla, hazelnut, chocolate, mocha and caramel.
June 21, 2017 15:33 UTC
What this means for coffee drinkersAccording to a report from World Coffee Research, the demand for coffee will have doubled by 2050, but the suitable land to grow it on will be cut in half. And the effects of climate change don't just lower how much coffee is produced -- they can also hamper its quality. In areas with lower temperatures, coffee quality is generally higher, World Coffee Research spokeswoman Hanna Neuschwander told CNN. Most of those coffee farmers are smallholders, according to World Coffee Research. Smallholders manage modest, usually family-owned farms, which means they might not have the resources available to adapt to these climate changes.
June 21, 2017 15:22 UTC