The internet and SMS services were cut following the information that students have been circulated stolen answers of the exams. The Internet and SMS services are all interrupted. For the past few years Ethiopia has been cutting the internet for national exams to stop the speared of stolen answers of the exams. Except some international organizations such as, the UN agencies, the African Union, internet and SMS services are down all over the country. It is not clear if the authorities will continue to shut down the internet and SMS services
June 14, 2019 08:15 UTC
Both Airbus and Boeing will be hoping to reverse a worrying trend in plane orders Monday when the 2019 International Paris Air Show gets underway. Boeing and Airbus square off at the 2013 Paris Air Show. The news has been even more troubling for its 2019 order book. As Paris approaches, media attention will turn to Boeing's progress on fixing the 737 Max plane and when its big selling aircraft can return to the skies. 68 new planes orders were more than offset by 125 cancellations, meaning as at May 31, Airbus' order book had slipped by 57 planes.
June 14, 2019 08:09 UTC
The people of Sudan responded with protests, and al-Bashir was finally ousted in April this year. HOW SOCIAL MEDIA SENT SUDAN VIRALOn June 3, 26-year-old Mohamed Hashim Mattar was allegedly shot dead by the Rapid Support Forces during a crackdown on protesters in Khartoum, the nation’s capital. His family and friends began posting his favourite colour, a particular shade of blue, on their social media profiles to honour his death. Social media has long been a crucial part of mass demonstrations. Sudan has taken a leaf out of China and Russia’s books by imposing social media and internet blackouts, but the crackdown failed to cover government atrocities.
June 14, 2019 07:07 UTC
The plan for the campaign appeared to have been copy-pasted from proposals to counter opposition in Russia to president Vladimir Putin with references to Russia mistakenly not having been replaced with Sudan in one document. Russia advised the Sudanese military to use fake news and videos to portray demonstrators as anti-Islamic, pro-Israeli and pro-LGBT. People are suffering a lot… I am frightened for my country," said a man as he drove by Omdurman Hospital. “Negotiation - even if it happens soon - will circle back to the same issue: will the military cede power to a civilian government? (Disclaimer: The opinions expressed above are the personal views of the author and do not reflect the views of ZMCL.)
June 14, 2019 06:11 UTC
Everyone remembers their first car, no matter how rubbish. Keen to delve into the new presenting team’s motoring history, the producers told Paddy, Freddie and Chris to each go out and buy a fine example of their own first car, for just four thousand pounds. And, if a fine example of their own first car didn’t exist for just four thousand pounds, to buy a less-than-fine example that hopefully worked at least a bit. Purchases secured, the presenters were told to report for a trip down Memory Lane in quite frankly the only logical place to test a trio of battered first cars: Ethiopia. A land of vast mountains, jaw-dropping world heritage sites, and the Danakil Depression, the hottest year-round place on Earth…
June 14, 2019 06:00 UTC
Botha Msila and Alvin Zhakata celebrate their arrival at the Kenya border post on their way to the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. What has been a milestone journey of hitchhiking 10000km from Cape Town to Egypt by a popular South African soccer fan has been thrown into disarray after he was denied entry into Ethiopia. I thought that as I am an African, I don’t need a visa to get into another African country,” said Msila. He had tried to call the South African embassy in Kenya but nobody answered. “Unfortunately, if it’s a case of being denied a visa, there's very little South Africa can do.
June 14, 2019 06:00 UTC
An international team of diplomats is working to resolve the crisis. READMOREWashington and the AU, who have consistently pushed for civilian-led rule following Bashir’s ouster, stepped up efforts to find a solution Thursday. African Union’s commitmentThe AU, which suspended Sudan following the crackdown, said global efforts were on to resolve the crisis. An international team of diplomats was working to resolve the crisis, he added. Protesters remained encamped outside the military headquarters in Khartoum for weeks afterwards demanding civilian rule, until the June 3 crackdown.
June 14, 2019 03:00 UTC
In this approach, we see an escalation of distinct yet overlapping Ethiopian socio-cultural communities into separate, island-like, insular identities, hyperreal social referents. Never mind that the identities of distinct local and cultural Ethiopian communities have actually been shaped not simply by speaking a particular language, dwelling in a particular place, or practicing a given custom or religion. It is worth noting in this connection a central paradox that has haunted the Ethiopian revolutionary experience since the days of the Student Movement. Their allusions to “nations, nationalities and peoples” have never addressed Ethiopian social classes or distinct ethnic and cultural communities as particular, autonomous, self-organized, yet intersecting and overlapping social beings. This is the pattern of identity politics that the Woyanes and their Oromo counterparts in particular have followed for decades.
June 14, 2019 02:48 UTC
“Settler Colonialism” NarrativeParasitically attached to TPLF’s widely known governing ideology of the existence of one ethnic group that has dominance over the rest, but unbeknown to most Ethiopians, is the Oromo extremists’ narrative of settler colonialism. … The Oromo movement emerged to fight Ethiopian settler colonialism and its institutions, and underdevelopment” (Jalata, 2003; see embedded pic for abstract). Jalata’s other assertion that the Oromo ethnic group has been under settler colonial occupation has no theoretical or historical basis. Settler colonialism is a form of colonialism which seeks to replace the original population of the colonized territory with a new society of settlers. It is critical that every Oromo extremist’s false assertion and made-up narrative be confronted with the truth, and refuted based on historical facts and evidence.
June 14, 2019 01:18 UTC
Bereket YohannesPhoto : From GoFundMe pageborkenaJune 13, 2019Bereketabe Yohannes, who recently celebrated his 14th birth day, died after he was drowned on Monday, in Crissy Field beach, in San Francisco. He was pronounced dead at California Pacific Medical Center, according to KTVU report. Dawit Yohannes, his father, is cited as saying “Everything is lost…he was my lovely boy.”Bereketeabe graduated from grade 7 and was an honor roll student. The family hopes to bury him in Ethiopia, and friends of the deceased have opened a GoFundMe account. As well, you may get Ethiopia News by following us on twitter @zborkena
June 13, 2019 23:37 UTC
Measure said to be part of quality assurance work of the Renaissance Dam projectPhoto credit : Fana Broadcasting CorporateborkenaJune 13, 2019Water sewage pipes of the Grand Renaissance Dam are going to be replaced, reported state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporation (FBC) on Wednesday. Bottom outlets pipe are removed because it was determined that they are of poor quality, according to Ethiopian Electric Power executive, Dr. Abrahm Belay, as cited by FBC. Project Manager of the Dam, Engineer Kifle Horo, reportedly said that if bottom outlet pipes were not removed to be replaced, they could have shortened the service time. Ethiopia hired two Chinese firms in February 2019 so as to hasten the construction of the Dam. The Grand Renaissance Dam has caused controversy with Egypt but Ethiopia has given assurance that construction of the Dam will not affect the flow of water to Egypt.
June 13, 2019 21:56 UTC
US and African diplomats step up efforts for solution to political crisisSudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) spokesman Shams-Eddin Kabashi speaks with journalists after a press conference at the Presidencial Palace in Khartoum, Sudan, on June 13, 2019. The military council had “decided to disperse the sit-in and a plan was made... but we regret that some mistakes happened,” spokesman Shamseddine Kabbashi told reporters Thursday. But they were deployed in force in the northern district of Bahari, a bastion of protests against the military council and Bashir, who on Thursday was charged with corruption. Burhan told the envoys that Sudan and its people had a positive view of US efforts to reach a political settlement, according to a statement released by the military council. The African Union, which suspended Sudan following the crackdown, said global efforts were being made to resolve the crisis.
June 13, 2019 21:56 UTC
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's military rulers said on Thursday that Ethiopia's prime minister had suggested that negotiations between the rulers and the Sudanese opposition on a transition to democracy move to Addis Ababa.
June 13, 2019 19:30 UTC
A considerable number of members of Ethiopian Parliament opposed the appointmentEthiopian Parliament in sessionborkenaJune 13, 2019The Ethiopian Parliament approved on Thursday the appointments of National Election Board of Ethiopia members. Seventeen members of parliament voted “no” to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s proposal. They opposed the appointments on grounds that “the Prime Minister did not consult with Agar parties [sister parties] about the recruitment process of the elected board members,” according to DW Report. Of the eight shortlisted candidates, the parliament approved the appointment of Bizuwork Ketete (woizerit), Wubshet Ayele, Getahun Kassa, and Abera Degefa. Members of the parliament who voted for the above-mentioned individuals believe that they are politically “neutral,” and have adequate academic and experience for the position.
June 13, 2019 16:52 UTC