One refugee camp was closed after it was visited by Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie. Increasingly, people displaced by the conflict are falling victim to terrorists in areas they had once fled to for safety. In June, Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie visited the Goudoubo refugee camp in Burkina Faso’s war-torn Sahel province to mark World Refugee Day. Not in the world’s gleaming capitals, but in places like this.”Last month the Goudoubo refugee camp was closed. Charles Zoueke, protection officer for the UNHCR in Burkina Faso, said the refugees, now in Dori, don’t have enough resources.
December 04, 2021 05:33 UTC
Cabo Verde President José Maria Neves on Thursday joined the development community in calling for urgent universal vaccine access as a way to mitigate the impact of Omicron and other variants of the Covid-19 virus. The World Health Organization on Friday categorized Omicron as a Covid-19 “variant of concern”, signifying that it could be more contagious than other known mutations. The 2021 edition of the African Economic Conference is being held in a hybrid format in Sal, Cabo Verde, and online. It brings together a wide range of stakeholders, including policymakers, development institutions, the private sector, and researchers, to discuss ways to sustainably grow the continent’s development funding sources. He said the Bank stood ready to support African countries as they rebuild their economies.
December 04, 2021 02:33 UTC
In three posts between now and Christmas, I want to offer a theological account of what it means to say that Christ came into the world to make human beings truly human. Pretty much all Christian human rights documents make foundational claims tied to the image of God. It is precisely because humans were made in the image of God that human life has dignity, human life must be protected, and human rights must be respected. If the imago dei was lost with the fall, then to make contemporary moral claims based on the imago dei is entirely illegitimate. We are going to need someone to show us what it means to be truly human, and to help us become that.
December 04, 2021 02:05 UTC
Villagers return from a market to Yechila town in south central Tigray walking past scores of burned vehicles, in Tigray, Ethiopia, July 10, 2021. REUTERS/Giulia ParaviciniWASHINGTON, Dec 3 (Reuters) - The United States has sanctions authorities at its disposal to use against those perpetuating the conflict in Ethiopia, which is increasing ethnic tensions and risks implosion of the country itself, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Friday. "We've used some of them already against Eritrea, which has been, unfortunately a very negative actor in this drama. Those tools remain at our disposal for others," Blinken said at the Reuters Next conference of the conflict in Africa's second largest nation. Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com RegisterReporting by Alessandra Galloni, Humeyra Pamuk and Simon Lewis; Writing by Daphne Psaledakis; Editing by Doina ChiacuOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
December 04, 2021 01:36 UTC
Construction on a turbine to be installed at the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which will generate electricity to power Ethiopia. RESERVOIR Ethiopia began filling it in 2020. RESERVOIR Ethiopia began filling it in 2020. Only about one-third of the estimated US$5-billion cost of the Blue Nile dam has been externally financed, primarily with loans from Chinese banks. Ms. Deribe believes the geopolitical clash between the two countries is largely because the Ethiopian dam represents a threat to the status quo, and to Egypt’s traditional power.
December 04, 2021 01:01 UTC
General Bacha Debelle appeared on Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC), state media, on Friday to talk about the latest military developments in different battle fronts. Among other things, he talked about the significance of the victory in Gashena, a strategic location to control mobility in four different directions. Watch what he had to say from the video below :Video : embedded from EBC YouTube channelCover photo : screenshot from the video_For more Ethiopian News Video, Check HEREJoin the conversation. Follow us on Twitter @zborkenato get latest Ethiopian News updates regularly.Like borkena on Facebook as well. To share information or for submission, send e-mail to email@example.com
December 04, 2021 00:31 UTC
Dallas, Texas, Dec. 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alternet Systems, Inc. (OTC Pink: ALYI) (“ALYI”) today its first 3-wheel electric vehicles will go into service as taxis and delivery vehicles in Ethiopia on Monday, December 6, 2021. ALYI is on track to reach $2 million revenue by year end from the rollout of its first electric vehicles in East Africa. ALYI is building an Electric Vehicle (EV) Ecosystem that addresses the entire EV adoption environment, not just the manufacturing of EVs. In a move to accelerate ALYI’s EV Ecosystems expansion, ALYI’s cryptocurrency funding partner, Revolt Token (RVLT) will now be developing direct investment partnerships with ALYI EV Ecosystem partners. To learn more about Revolt Token and how to participate in ALYI’s electric vehicle ecosystem through the purchase of Revolt Tokens, visit https://rvlttoken.com/ .
December 03, 2021 23:48 UTC
On November 12, 2021, the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”), pursuant to Executive Order 14046, Imposing Sanctions on Certain Persons With Respect to the Humanitarian and Human Rights Crisis in Ethiopia, issued sanctions against four entities and two individuals as part of a new sanctions program in Ethiopia. OFAC issued the sanctions is in response to humanitarian and human rights crisis arising from the military conflict in Ethiopia. In addition to the initial designations, OFAC issued General License No. In addition, the FAQs confirm that OFAC’s 50% Rule does not apply to the Ethiopia Sanctions Program. Instead, the Ethiopian Sanctions Program apply only to the specific parties designated under the OFAC regulations.
December 03, 2021 23:44 UTC
The U.N. refugee agency says more than 11,500 Nigerians have fled to neighboring Niger over the last month, seeking refuge from increasingly violent, deadly attacks by armed groups. In November, armed groups repeatedly attacked villages in Sokoto state in Nigeria’s northwest. U.N. refugee agency spokesman Boris Cheshirkov says Nigerian refugees arriving in Niger are telling aid workers horrific details about their ordeal. At the same time, he says, the UNHCR has established a presence in Nigeria’s Sokoto state to assist people displaced by the violence. It says only 64 percent of the $110 million needed for its operation in Niger this year has been funded.
December 03, 2021 23:29 UTC
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December 03, 2021 23:14 UTC
However, Tigrayan members of UN peacekeeping missions are getting the opposite treatment. When the Ethiopian government launched an armed offensive against the Tigray region in November 2020, it withdrew troops from international peacekeeping missions to bolster its offensive. These actions also overstretched the capacity of UN peacekeeping troops that are present in these areas, leaving vulnerable communities at risk of immediate violence. Any atrocity committed against Tigrayan peacekeeping troops due to an internal political conflict is, by extension, an attack against peacekeepers around the world. Main photo: Ethiopian UN peacekeeping troops; UN/ Christopher HerwigJoin our Telegram channelPublished under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International licence.
December 03, 2021 22:55 UTC
Karl Nehammer, 49, succeeds Kurz as party chief and will lead the coalition government with the Greens. Nehammer said he planned to maintain the central law-and-order themes of Kurz’s two stints as chancellor since 2017. SLUMP IN SUPPORTNehammer will take over the current ruling coalition between his People’s Party (OVP) and the Greens. Nehammer said he was nominating party official Magnus Brunner as finance minister, while Schallenberg will return to his old job of foreign minister. Neither the OVP nor the Greens have an obvious interest in a snap election as opinion polls suggest both would lose seats.
December 03, 2021 21:27 UTC
The “Agri-Food Industry Organizations (AFIOs) as Change Agents” report has been launched today during a webinar organized by AGRA (Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and NewForesight. AFIOs are member-based entities that integrate different value chain actors, represent the collectivebusiness interests of their members, and work to address market failures. The AFIOs comprisefederations, unions, apex organizations, producer organizations, cooperatives, societies, chambersof commerce, boards, and other business-interest groups from various agri-food subsectors. Furthermore, this report provides a new lens to understand this organizations through a systemicapproach, helping donors, partners and other organizations to have a more comprehensiveunderstanding of these organizations. “While AFIOs enhance the business environment and the competitiveness of the agri-food sector,they don’t often get the attention they deserve.
December 03, 2021 20:48 UTC
Clashes have renewed between the Sudanese and Ethiopian troops in the disputed border area. The Sudanese army said that at least six soldiers were killed and more than 30 others were wounded. Yet, the local Sudanese media reported that the clashes killed more than 20 Sudanese soldiers, and that dozens of civilians were killed or wounded. Sudan argues that this area is located within its border which was demarcated at the onset of the 20th century. According to the army, at least 84 Sudanese soldiers have been killed in the border clashes since November 2020.
December 03, 2021 20:38 UTC
Becoming one, she said, doesn’t refer to merging cultural identities, nor are her book and ministry about creating multicultural churches. “’Multicultural’ means different people are in the room, but not necessarily in conversation with each other. “And it means we are forming relationships that are not transactional.”Huge cultural differences can divide individuals within congregations as well as churches from surrounding neighborhoods, she said. But we have to start with ourselves.”Moving into those spaces can be extremely unsettling for Christians, ministers and congregations, Snead Perez added. What comes after the dinners and the conversations and the pulpit swaps?
December 03, 2021 20:06 UTC