The Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services in Lilongwe has deported 19 Ethiopian nationals who were nabbed for contravening Malawi’s immigration laws. According to Inspector Pasqually Zulu who is the central region publicist for the department, these 19 Ethiopian nationals left Malawi on Tuesday August 16th, 2022 through the Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe. Zulu told this publication that this is the third phase of the repatriation exercise of all Ethiopian nationals who were being held in various prison formations in the country over various immigration offenses. The publicist indicated that the total number expected to be repatriated was 58, however, due to other technical challenges, only 19 have been sent back home. According to Inspector Zulu, this is a joint repatriation initiative by Malawi and Ethiopian governments with financial assistance from International Organisation for Migration (IOM).
August 17, 2022 08:02 UTC
Addis Abeba — Thousands of Tigrayans who were forcibly kept in detention camps in Semera, in Afar regional state, began returning to Ab'ala town. The UNOCHA tweeted a photo with information: "today in Semera, Afar region, the return of thousands of Internally Displaced People (IDP) to Ab'ala town began. In June this year, the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) documented the detention of around 9, 000 Tigrayans who were held "illegally and unconstitutionally" since December 2020 in Semera and Agatina camps in the town of Semera, Afar Regional state. The Tigrayans who spoke with EHRC's monitoring team said they had been evicted from their homes and were being held without their consent. They were taken from three districts in the Afar Region bordering Tigray, namely, Ab'ala, Koneba and Berhale, in connection with the civil war.
August 17, 2022 06:55 UTC
Addis Ababa August 16 2022/ENA/ The Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is a project of development, cooperation and clean energy, Ethiopia’s Ambassador to France said. Above all, the project is vital to extricate people from poverty, provide electricity to millions of Ethiopians who do not have access to electricity. The Ethiopian Diaspora have played a vital role in the growth and stability of the country through direct and indirect financial contribution to support mega-projects across the country, Ambassador Henok elaborated. “The diaspora in France as elsewhere is strongly mobilized more than ever for the support of this dam,” he pointed out. The Abbay water has now started to flow over the top of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam for the third time.
August 17, 2022 05:04 UTC
Addis Ababa August 16/2022/ENA/ South Sudan Ambassador to Ethiopia, James Morgan said the East Africa region will have enough energy once the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is completed and it is ‘almost done’. In an exclusive interview with ENA, Ambassador Morgan said the dam is part of the infrastructures that help economic development of the region. “The Renaissance dam will produce energy not only for Ethiopia but also for the region. Energy is part of the infrastructures that help economic development of the region, that is in Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia itself, Kenya, Djibouti, Somalia, and Eritrea. In order to accelerate the connectivity of the region with power, the advisor said Ethiopia has already started to sell electricity to Djibouti, Sudan, and Kenya.
August 17, 2022 04:42 UTC
The Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services on Tuesday repatriated 19 more Ethiopians in an exercise aimed to decongest Malawi’s prisons. This is the third group of Ethiopians to be repatriated back to their native country in an exercise that is financially supported by the International Organization of Migration (IOM). “The total number expected to be repatriated was 58, however due to other technical challenges only 19 made it through. The challenges included errors that were made during travel document processing while others whose serving sentences are not yet over,” explained Zulu. Meanwhile, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services has appealed to Malawians to refrain from aiding and abetting irregular migrants, saying this poses a serious threat to national security and social economic development of the country.
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A southern African military mission and a separate intervention by troops from Rwanda have between them managed to contain the militants’ spread since being deployed last year. A SADC official also confirmed a request for EU support, but added SADC countries would continue to provide key financial support to the mission. The EU fears that without support for the military interventions, Mozambique may again lose control of its restive north. The fresh EU support would be limited to “equipment not designed to deliver lethal force,” including radars, mine detectors, boats and medical supplies, the EU document said, in spite of SADC’s needs for lethal material. The EU is also supporting the training of Mozambique military forces through its own defense mission in the country.
August 17, 2022 03:26 UTC
Technology giant Google has won a defamation case in Australia, exempting it from being legally responsible for the publication of a defamatory article, which is accessed via a hyperlink, according to a ruling by Australia. Supreme Court published on Wednesday. The High Court of Australia determined by a majority that Google “was not a publisher of abusive material” because it was “limited” only to facilitate “access to the article without participating in the writing or dissemination”, according to a Supreme Court ruling. At the center of the fight was the article “Underworld”, published in 2004 by the Australian newspaper The Age, and said criminal lawyer George Defteros was accused of plotting and abetting the murder of criminal figures in the city. The Supreme Court decision published today reverses a decision by the Supreme Court of Victoria, the highest precedent in the Australian region, which determined in 2020 that the technology giant should pay Defteros, which used data from the underworld.
August 17, 2022 03:22 UTC
Addis Abeba – Thousands of Tigrayans who were forcibly kept in detention camps in Semera, in Afar regional state, began returning to Ab’ala town. The UNOCHA tweeted a photo with information: “today in Semera, Afar region, the return of thousands of Internally Displaced People (IDP) to Ab’ala town began. OCHA is working with partners to ensure safe transition for returnees.”Today in Samara, #Afar Region, the return of thousands of Internally Displaced People (#IDP) to Ab'ala Town began. The Tigrayans who spoke with EHRC’s monitoring team said they had been evicted from their homes and were being held without their consent. They were taken from three districts in the Afar Region bordering Tigray, namely, Ab’ala, Koneba and Berhale, in connection with the civil war.
August 17, 2022 02:49 UTC
Addis Ababa August 16, 2022(Walta) The Flagship program document handover program has been held in Addis Ababa today. The Ministry of agriculture requested AGRA to support the development of five flagship programs for Ethiopia. These are the National wheat flagship program, the National rice flagship program, and the oilseed and animal feed program. AGRA has facilitated and coordinated the technical committee and supported the resource mobilization to develop the flagship program in Ethiopia. Lastly, the minister stated that we seek to enhance financial and technical support from our development partners and active participation of the private sectors and AGRA also helps the three agricultural commodities flagship program by materializing.
August 17, 2022 01:57 UTC
Addis Ababa, August 16, 2022 (Walta) – The Ethiopia-based Tech African Women (TAW) programme has launched in a bid to provide support and acceleration to women-owned African tech startups, taking businesses from idea stage to operational. TAW is spearheaded by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), in partnership with Betacube, and invites female-led idea stage startups from Ethiopia, Senegal, Tanzania and Tunisia to submit their applications to join. The programme’s objective is to “empower” female founders to leverage their skills in order to build strong tech startups, accelerate project ideas into validated business models, and develop alliances between different African ecosystems. According to Disrupt Africa, entrants will have access to a pool of tech developers and designers who will work to support and mentor their teams, as well as experts in marketing and finance. “TAW targets female-led and idea-stage tech startups and offers these startup teams an exclusive opportunity to acquire new entrepreneurial skills, establish partnerships with their African peers, increase regional business visibility, and access funds,” organisers said.
August 17, 2022 01:57 UTC
Cafe Colucci has spent the last 31 years operating on the ground floor of a residential building at 6427 Telegraph Avenue. The new Café Colucci space will have the same menu with a few brand new additions. Photo Credit: Cafe Colucci/FacebookThere will also be an area where patrons can watch the cafe’s workers make a spongy, Ethiopian flatbread called injera. Yeshiwas has high hopes for the new location and Ethiopian food in general. The new Cafe Cafe Colucci and Brundo spice shop location on San Pablo Avenue is expected to open for limited service starting September 6th.
August 17, 2022 01:37 UTC
Another omen of military mobilization in Tigray. A video message circulating on social media shows TPLF chairman Debretsion Gebremichael ranting and making mobilization speeches. The speech he made in Tigrigna is translated as “..Tigray will only be for those who are armed and fighting. Those who are capable of fighting but do not want to fight will not have a place in Tigray. The TPLF has a precondition that what it calls Western Tigray (refers to the Wolkait area of Gondar) has to return to the status quo ante before the TPLF attacks the Northern Command of the Ethiopian Defense Force in November 2020.
August 16, 2022 23:31 UTC
Millions of people require assistance in parts of southern and northern Ethiopia amid the worst drought in 40 years. A failed crop in Oromia, EthiopiaThousands displacedA lack of clean water has increased the risk of disease in the drought affected areas. Experts blame climate changeThe heavy rains triggered flooding in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, in the Oromia region, the Amhara region and other parts of the country. Floods caused by heavy rains damaged infrastructure in Ethiopia's capital Addis AbabaFlood-related deathsMore than 11 people died as a result of the heavy rain in Addis Ababa. "I urge the authorities to invest and work on the city water system.
August 16, 2022 22:02 UTC
Fifty years after 11 Israeli athletes were murdered at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Israel’s men’s marathon team won gold at the European Championships in that same city. The Israeli team won on Monday with a total time of 6 hours, 31 minutes and 48 seconds. Ethiopian-born Israeli runners Marhu Teferi and Gashau Ayale earned a silver and bronze medal, respectively, in the individual competition. Israel’s impressive showing comes just weeks before the 50th anniversary of the 1972 Munich Massacre, during which the Palestinian terrorist group Black September murdered six Israeli coaches and five athletes after taking them hostage in the Olympic village. All but one of the family members of the Israeli victims of the 1972 attack are planning to boycott a ceremony commemorating the victims in Munich next month.
August 16, 2022 20:38 UTC