Ethiopia will proceed with filling of its gigantic dam on the Blue Nile despite inconclusive talks with impacted neighbours, Sudan and Egypt. Addressing lawmakers on Tuesday, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said that recent domestic unrest would not derail government’s plan to fill the dam. “If Ethiopia doesn’t fill the dam, it means Ethiopia has agreed to demolish the dam,” he told lawmakers. Touching on recent unrest in the country following the death of a prominent musician, he reiterated that it was part of a plot to derail the country’s democratization project. The Nile is a lifeline, supplying both water and electricity to the 10 countries it passes through.
July 09, 2020 10:30 UTC
President Andry Rajoelina is in good health and is not affected by covid-19 at all. pic.twitter.com/NjC4lel6Px — Andry Rajoelina (@SE_Rajoelina) June 18, 2020COVID-Organics at a glanceRajoelina says it was developed by Malasy Institute of Applied Research. Confirming the call, the WHO boss tweeted: “Good call with HE Rajoelina, President of Madagascar, about the #COVID19 situation in his country. pic.twitter.com/SCZZRDKheV — Andry Rajoelina (@SE_Rajoelina) May 20, 2020May 11: Madagascar prez dismisses ‘all critics’: would they doubt European cure? President of Madagascar Andry Rajoelina has delivered a scathing verdict of persons increasingly speaking against the country’s purported traditional cure for COVID-19.
July 09, 2020 08:15 UTC
The study was recently published in the journal “Frontiers in Earth Science.”Water is mankind’s most important basic resource. Due to large gaps in the archeological data basis, it is mostly unknown how the past population reacted to the environmental changes. Environmental changes as a stress factor and the resulting migration could thus have served as a framework in which new behavioral strategies developed and prevailed. Present-day deserts were once extensive lakes, and even those lakes that still exist today could face pressure due to anthropogenic climate change. This gives me hope that we, in today’s so-called Anthropocene, will also manage to change our behavior and still be able to rein in the man-made environmental changes,” adds Fischer in closing.
July 09, 2020 07:52 UTC
His allies deny his involvement in the murder, saying Mr Abiy ordered his arrest to neutralise the popular opposition politician. "I am an Oromo first," Mr Jawar - then exiled in the US - declared, adding that Ethiopia had been "imposed" on him. We will liberate the land in the coming years," Mr Jawar said at its launch. A bright student, Mr Jawar left Ethiopia in his teens when he won a fellowship to study in Singapore in 2003. In contrast, Mr Jawar joined the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), and stepped down as the chief executive of the OMN's television station.
July 09, 2020 01:18 UTC
At Lucy Ethiopian Café, food acts as cross-cultural dialogue: a way to connect customers to a culture and cuisine that may be unfamiliar to them. The food at Lucy, Woldesenbet said, is purely authentic –– it’s exactly what her grandparents made her as a child. However, the Black Lives Matter movement and the subsequent push to support Black-owned small businesses has helped places like Lucy Ethiopian Café stay afloat. “Because of this movement, we have connected with a lot of Black-owned businesses. “That kind of experience brings a lot of family, friendship and community.”—Lucy Ethiopian Café is located at 334 Massachusetts Ave.
July 08, 2020 23:15 UTC
Ethiopians in Lebanon Struggle to be Heard Amid Unrest & Net Blockage at HomeEthiopia’s internet shutdown is silencing migrant workers stranded in Lebanon. Domestic workers have become an unaffordable luxury, and thousands have had their salaries slashed, gone unpaid or lost their jobs entirely. This Is Lebanon was established in 2017, to draw attention to the plight of foreign domestic workers within the country. Now he’s joining the chorus of Ethiopians pleading with the government to bring back thousands of domestic workers stranded in Lebanon. Yet Ethiopian women have for years endured nonpayment of wages, forced confinement and physical and sexual violence, activists say.
July 08, 2020 22:36 UTC
More than 1,000 Egyptians returned from Kuwait, 308 from New York, 174 from Qatar, and 217 from Sudan. The latter came through the Qastal border crossing, which reopened last month after Sudan closed its border in March. Egypt’s Minister of Civil Aviation Muhammad Manar Enabah had previously announced that national carrier EgyptAir and Air Cairo would be providing 315 flights to return 57,000 Egyptians stranded abroad. The Egyptian Embassy in Germany has also announced the resumption of flights between the two countries, meaning Egyptian expats there can also return home. The state has managed to deal with the anxieties of Egyptians abroad,” Makram said.
July 08, 2020 20:25 UTC
Abuse of domestic workers has long been a problem in the Arab world under the “kafala” system, which excludes foreigners from labor laws and makes their residency — and fate — subject to their employer’s whims. “This crisis coinciding with Black Lives Matter forced society to face the systemic racism inherent in the kafala system and in the way we treat migrant workers,” said Aya Majzoub, a Lebanon researcher for Human Rights Watch. ADADAbeer Sinder, a black Saudi model and beauty video blogger, has used her online platform for years to discuss racism in the Arab world. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter protests, she recently posted some of the offensive things people say to her, including: “This is your husband??! “Be better.”ADTwo Arab celebrities, who say they were trying to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement, recently posted online photographs of themselves in blackface.
July 08, 2020 19:41 UTC
But there are groups of people who still don't know about the pandemic, and in some cases, they are highly vulnerable to the virus. ( Supplied: IOM )In March, when the coronavirus first started spreading through Somalia and was declared a pandemic, 88 per cent of migrants IOM surveyed had not heard about the coronavirus. Some of its citizens still don't know there's a pandemic," HRW deputy Asia director Phil Robertson tweeted. Isolated Indigenous groups in Brazil's AmazonBrazil has been one of the hardest-hit countries in the world, second only to the United States. There are concerns about the impact of coronavirus on Indigenous groups in Manaus, Brazil.
July 08, 2020 19:30 UTC
Ethiopia hopes that the massive $4.8 billion megaproject on the Blue Nile will allow it to become Africa’s largest power exporter. In light of the negotiations Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed confirmed that his country would not harm Egypt regarding the Renaissance Dam. “We will not deprive Egypt of water and we will reach an agreement soon,” Ahmed added. Allam said that if Ethiopia objected again to historical agreements, then Egypt must resort to the International Court of Justice. Russia has major investments in Egypt that exceeds its investment in Ethiopia,” El-Sayed added.
July 08, 2020 19:07 UTC
Ethiopia using Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam as a distraction from domestic issuesDr. Abdellatif El-MenawyShort Url https://arab.news/r3qyjA construction worker at the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. The Sudanese government submitted a memorandum to the Security Council reiterating Egypt’s position. It also urged all parties to refrain from taking any unilateral measures and called on the Security Council to support its efforts to resume negotiations and resolve outstanding issues. Egypt must strive to move forward with both paths of negotiation, through the African Union and the UN Security Council, along with Sudan. Ethiopia is trying to provoke the resentment of these countries due to the so-called colonial heritage that it promotes in relation to Egypt’s water rights, which Ethiopia denies.
July 08, 2020 17:03 UTC
Ethiopia recently lost one of its most popular singers - Haacaaluu Hundeessa. Following the unrest - the government has arrested 3,500 people, including high-profile opposition leaders and members of his own ethnic group - the Oromo. Violence and chaosNow, Ethiopia is returning to violence and chaos. Also read: Ethiopia protests: 81 killed in violence after death of singer; military deployedUnder him, political prisoners were released, and those in exile were allowed to return. Many believe Ahmed may return to the strongman tactics so familiar in Ethiopia until his election.
July 08, 2020 15:55 UTC
The WHO is also a huge promoter of abortion worldwide, and has connections to the Clinton Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and other organizations that support global depopulation through abortion. “We support President Trump’s decision to leave the WHO. The Clinton Foundation and the Clinton AIDS/HIV initiative was a large recipient of some of that funding. “The U.S. was funding a gravy train for the Clintons and others, while people, including unborn babies, died. We are thankful for President Trump getting us out of that bloody mess.”LifeNews.com Note: Cheryl Sullenger is a leader of Operation Rescue, a pro-life that monitors abortion practitioners and exposes their illegal and unethical practices.
July 08, 2020 15:45 UTC
Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest airline is resuming service to Dubai further to the ending of the lock-down and its opening for leisure travelers as of July 8, 2020. As a result, Ethiopian will resume normal service to Djibouti on the 17th of July. These resumptions will bring the total number of destinations to be served by Ethiopian with enhanced safety measures to 40. As countries continue to open-up their airports for passenger arrival, Ethiopian will announce list of these destinations in due course. Ethiopian is happy to welcome back business and leisure travelers to these destinations.
July 08, 2020 14:37 UTC
By: AJOT | Jul 08 2020 at 10:36 AM | Air Cargo NewsEthiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest airline is resuming service to Dubai further to the ending of the lock-down and its opening for leisure travelers as of July 8, 2020. As a result, Ethiopian will resume normal service to Djibouti on the 17th of July. These resumptions will bring the total number of destinations to be served by Ethiopian with enhanced safety measures to 40. As countries continue to open-up their airports for passenger arrival, Ethiopian will announce list of these destinations in due course. Ethiopian is happy to welcome back business and leisure travelers to these destinations.
July 08, 2020 14:37 UTC