"Strength of a woman...," wrote one user. "Almaz Derese- an incredible woman," wrote another user. While many people congratulated the young woman for taking three exams from hospital, others questioned why she had to go through all the trouble. "Kudos to Almaz Derese. According to a 2018 Unicef report, four in 10 young women in Ethiopia were married or in union before their 18th birthday.
June 13, 2019 13:07 UTC
The Southern Africa region performed the best, taking in FDI of nearly $4.2 billion, up from -$925 million in 2017. Foreign investment in South Africa more than doubled to $5.3 billion. Investors were put off by a dispute between the government and South African telecom giant MTN over repatriated profits. Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania all saw increases in FDI inflows. The creation of the U.S. International Development Finance Corp could help support FDI inflows this year.
June 13, 2019 13:07 UTC
Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Presidential Adviser Yemane Ghebreab met the leader of Sudan’s Transitional Military Council, TMC, General Abdulfetah AlBurhan, for talks on Sunday. South Sudan president Salva Kiir also recently expressed support for the protesters tasking meddlers to stay off the affairs of sovereign Sudan. He tweeted details of a meeting with the Abdul Fattah Burhan-led Transitional Military Council, TMC, that deposed Omar al-Bashir on April 11. He also said Chief of Staff Kamal Abdelmarouf al-Mahi was relieved of his position as deputy head of the transitional military council. He said the military council had no solutions to Sudan’s crisis and these would come from the protesters.
June 13, 2019 11:48 UTC
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — An African Union envoy was in Sudan on Thursday trying to mediate in the country's crisis as leaders of the protest movement accused the ruling military of pursuing a brutal crackdown on protesters. Over 100 people were killed in the capital and across Sudan in a sweeping crackdown, according to protest organizers. There was no immediate confirmation from the protesters or the Sudanese military on the resumption of talks. Later Thursday, AU envoy to Sudan, Mohamed Labbat, was expected to brief the media on his mediation efforts. ___This story has been corrected to show that the AU envoy's first name is Mohamed, not Ahmed.
June 13, 2019 11:37 UTC
Famous South African football fan Botha Msila and his Zimbabwean travelling companion Alvin Zhakata have come unstuck in their epic hitchhiking trip to Egypt for the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon)‚ appealing to sports minister Nathi Mthethwa for assistance. Bloemfontein Celtic fan Msila‚ on his way to watch Bafana Bafana at the Afcon‚ and Zimbabwe supporter Zhakata have made an appeal to Mthethwa to intervene as they are stuck at the border between Kenya and Ethiopia. The pair – who have apparently managed to pass through other countries without visas as they have been in transit – say they cannot afford the $50 (about R750) for visas to enter Ethiopia. Msila‚ in a video clip posted on Twitter‚ said: “They are refusing us entry because they say we must have visas. “We never knew about a visa for these countries.
June 13, 2019 11:37 UTC
There are signs that the military council itself is divided and a power struggle has already ensued with the commander of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), Mohammad ‘Hemeti’ Hamadan, emerging on top. It was never going to be easy for protesters to wrest power from the military. Hemeti, a veteran Darfur fighter, found his way into the transitional military council and appears to be in charge. So far, both the FFC and the military council have responded positively to his intervention. In the latter’s case it is the African Union that has threatened “punitive sanctions” if the military doesn’t relinquish power.
June 13, 2019 10:52 UTC
161 SHARES Facebook TwitterHayalnesh GezahegnAddis Abeba, June 13/2019 – The House of People’s Representatives (HoPR) have today approved the appointment of four new board members of the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE). The other three board members came from various career backgrounds. The number of board members was reduced from nine in the past to five currently following ongoing reforms being undertaken by NEBE. The four members approved by the parliament today were therefore the finalists nominated by PM Abiy Ahmed. The Parliament has also approved the appointment 16 judges for various courts and benches at federal high courts.
June 13, 2019 10:52 UTC
121 SHARES Facebook TwitterBy Getaneh YismawThe Genesis: TPLF’s Anti-Amhara Ideology and Its ConsequencesThe Stalinist ideology of nations and nationalities that was espoused by the Ethiopian students’ movement of the 1960’s and 70’s, served as the foundation that led to the rise of secessionist, anti-Ethiopian forces, such as the EPLF, TPLF and OLF. The toxic alien ideology, which was induced from abroad on a junket, including the 1936 book by Roman Prochazka (Abyssinia: The Powder Barrel), asserted the existence of one privileged ethnic group, the Amhara, that exclusively ruled over the rest. The sentiment was further cemented in Eritrea, thanks to the 60-year colonial rule by Italy and Britain. — Read More —-–
June 13, 2019 10:18 UTC
Warriors super fan Alvin Harry Junior Zhakata better known as Aluva together with his South African counterpart, Botha Msila who is Bafana Bafana fan have been denied entry into Ethiopia. The duo claims that the Ethiopian immigration authorities are demanding visas which the two soccer fans do not have. This set back is likely going to delay them for the tournament which is set to burst into life this weekend. Watch them in the video below narrating their story:🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴 Trip Alert: advertisement The @MsilaBotha and @AlvinZhakata #CapeToCairo hitch-hiking trip to watch Bafana Bafana and Zimbabwe in the #Afcon tournament, seems to have hit a bit of a snag!! 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼 pic.twitter.com/ZaCUlRfBtv — robertmarawa (@robertmarawa) June 13, 2019More: Robert Marawa
June 13, 2019 09:56 UTC
SHARE THIS ARTICLE Share Tweet Post EmailEthiopia plans to increase 2019-20 spending by 1.6% to fund projects that will help boost the Horn of Africa country’s economic expansion. READ: Ethiopia Draws Record Inflows in Abiy’s First Year in OfficeThe government will spend 130.7 billion birr on capital projects including power plants and roads, 109.5 billion birr on recurrent expenditure and 140.8 billion birr will go to regional authorities. Most of the capital spending will go to “completion of already existing projects,” and “only a few new additional projects,” Shide said. It plans to plug the gap with domestic loans of 56.8 billion birr and raise 40.3 billion birr from foreign project financing. The government acknowledges the challenge of meeting the tax target, and will focus on increasing collections in the next fiscal year.
June 13, 2019 09:22 UTC
What started on Tuesday with the total block of internet access in Ethiopia is in its third day, according to internet rights monitoring group, NetBlocks. Reports on Wednesday noted that the authorities had earlier restored access at a point before cutting the service later. As of today, SMS service is also out the BBC has confirmed. In 2016 and 2017, the government imposed a blackout around this same period of the year as a measure to curb cheating in national exams. NetBlocks describes itself as a civil society group working at the intersection of digital rights, cyber-security and internet governance.
June 13, 2019 07:52 UTC
Tigrayan People Losing Confidence in Ethiopian Federal System - DebretsionJune 13, 2019 (Ezega.com) -- The Tigrayan people have been under constant attack since Abiy Ahmed was elected Prime Minister more than a year ago, says Dr. Debretsion Gebremichael, the Deputy Chief Administrator of Tigray. In the interview, Dr. Debretsion all but condemned effort by central authorities to undermine Tigray. The deliberate attack on our people is pushing the people of Tigray to lose confidence in the federal or kilil system, he remarked. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegne should be questioned first before Getachew Assefa is questioned, he said. The Tigrayan regional government has been increasing detaching itself from federal affairs for some time now.
June 13, 2019 07:35 UTC
A 21-year-old young mother is a real inspiration for those who always find excuses from either doing their work or study. A young Ethiopian woman has received praises from across the globe not for becoming the youngest mother but for her dedication towards her goal. Well, it’s her sincerity and dedication towards her academics that made her appear for the exam even after going through labor pain. This motivational story came to light when the picture of this young lady writing the paper on her hospital bed appeared on social media. As per the reports, Almaz appeared for her secondary school exam which was rescheduled owing to Ramzan.
June 13, 2019 06:11 UTC
Giant dam and irrigated sugar plantations mean people in lower Omo valley face starvation and conflict, says US thinktankState projects leave tens of thousands of lives in the balance in Ethiopia – studyA giant dam and irrigated sugar plantations are “wreaking havoc” in southern Ethiopia and threaten to wipe out tens of thousands of indigenous peoples , a US-based thinktank has claimed. Photograph: Charlie RosserIn May, the Guardian visited a “villagisation” site – Napusmoria, in the South Omo district of Nyangatom – and spoke to villagers whose accounts echoed the report’s claims. “But apart from some food at the start there was nothing.”This is Oakland’s fourth report on South Omo. Other international groups such as Human Rights Watch and Survival International have also condemned the government for abuses in South Omo in the past. “However, financial bottlenecks, political pressure, and above all the government’s vision of development seem to have prevented a change of course.”Despite criticism, Abiy’s administration has pledged to finalise the sugar projects.
June 13, 2019 06:00 UTC
An Ethiopian woman is being hailed as the real ‘Wonder Woman’ for appearing in an exam just 30 minutes after giving birth to a boy. Many dubbed the 21-year-old as ‘Wonder Woman’. She took English, Amharic and Maths secondary school exams in the hospital on Monday and will sit her remaining tests at the exam centre over the next few days. "Because I was rushing to sit the exam, my labour wasn't difficult at all," Almaz told BBC Afaan Oromoo. She said she was pleased with how the exams went and her baby son is doing well.
June 13, 2019 06:00 UTC