The Elusive Agreement Between Ethiopia, Egypt and SudanBy Staff ReporterNovember 20, 2019 (Ezega.com) -- Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt, in their latest trilateral talks in Addis Ababa, dwelt on six discussion points involving the filling and releasing of water of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) as well as future operations of the project on the Nile. The contentious issue between the three countries lies on the volume of water Ethiopia should release every year to downstream countries. Egypt requires Ethiopia to release at least 40 billion cubic meters of water annually while Sudan demands that at least 35 billion cubic meters of water reach its territory every year. The colonial treaty states Egypt’s Nile water share at 55.5 billion cubic meters, Sudan 15.5 billion cubic meters, considering 10 billion cubic meters of water goes out to evaporation. The treaty gives no water shares to the nine upper Nile basin countries, namely Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan.
November 21, 2019 06:22 UTC
According to the state minister, first-year students have been the primary victims of the harassment, those who don't adhere to the perpetrators’ destabilizing missions. There is a strong network with the trouble-making students and similar techniques are used to instigate violence in several universities of the country, he argued. The state minister said administrative measures are being taken against those students who are inciting violence on the university grounds. The state minister claimed that the trouble-making students are agents of external forces who want to distabilize the nation. Stiffer measures will be taken by universities in case students do not attend classes as of tomorrow.
November 21, 2019 05:37 UTC
TPLF cited both procedural and legal shortfalls to decline today’s meeting of the 180 member Council, the highest authority of EPRDF. In its planned meeting today, EPRDF’s Council is expected to discuss and possibly approve three major agendas: EPRDF’s merger, Prosperity Party (PP) manifesto, and Prosperity Party’s bylaw. TPLF representatives of the EC have already voted against the merger document in the first day of the EC’s meeting. Therefore TPLF declined to participate in today’s crucial meeting of the EPRDF Council. Of the 180 EPRDF Council members, 45 are from TPLF.
November 21, 2019 04:42 UTC
Ethiopian Defense Minister, Lemma Megersa, and UAE state minister for Defense Affairs, Mohammed Bin Ahmed signing the agreement. Credit : FBCborkenaNovember 20, 2019The economic and political influence of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been noticeably growing in the post-Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) Ethiopia. Ethiopian government-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporation (FBC) reported on Wednesday that the two countries have reached an agreement to strengthen military cooperation. The agreement was signed on the sidelines of the 16th Air show in Dubai, the source added. Ethiopia’s minister for Defense, Lemma Megersa, former boss of Ethiopian prime minister and one of the key powerful figures in the country in the post TPLF era, and UAE state minister for Defense Affairs, Mohammed Bin Ahmed have signed the agreement.
November 21, 2019 04:41 UTC
Ethiopian government says Sidama referendum for ethnic statehood ended with no security incident. Regional police, Federal Police force and Sidama zone security coordinated their work to ensure peace during the voting process, said Restu. In fact, the National Election Board of Ethiopia has made that clear from the beginning. The process leading to Sidama referendum has been a bloody one. In July 2019, radical ethnic Sidama Nationalist youth believed to be agitated by Jawar led radical ethnic Oromo nationalists, announced an ultimatum calling for Ethiopia’s election board to organize a referendum by July 18, 2019.
November 21, 2019 03:56 UTC
TPLF urgent letter a day before EPRDF council meeting says TPLF will not take part and will decide its fate in a TPLF congress. borkenaNovember 20, 2019Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) difference with the ruling coalition EPRDF, soon to be rebranded as “Prosperity Party,” seems to be widening. For that reason, said TPLF, its members will not take part in the council meeting which will take place on Thursday, November 21, 2019. If TPLF is not sending central council members to the council meeting, it means that the ruling coalition could only carry out with 135 council members assuming that all the non-TPLF council members could make it to the meeting. What will be the fate of TPLF if the EPRDF council approves the merger?
November 21, 2019 00:25 UTC
By Tesfa-Alem TekleNovember 20,2019(ADDIS ABABA) – Ethiopia and South Korea Business Forum was held in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa according to the local, Fana broadcast news agency (FBC). He underscored his country’s commitment to help Korean and all other foreign companies in succeeding up on engagement in investments in Ethiopia. Over 90 companies and investors from Ethiopia and South Korea participated in the current business Forum. Expediting the implementation of the pending Investment Expansion and Protection agreement between the two countries would be indispensable in attracting foreign investors, the Ambassador added. The Forum was organized by the Ethiopian Embassy in Seoul, Korea-Africa Foundation, Korea Federation of Textile Industries, Ethio-South Korea Business Association, the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations, Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce and South Korean Embassy in Ethiopia.
November 20, 2019 22:18 UTC
borkenaNovember 20, 2019Colonel Fisseha Desta has served as vice-president of Ethiopia during colonel Mengistu Hailemariam administration. In an interview with Nahoo TV, which was actually conducted several weeks ago, he reveals some secret issues with regard to the Eritrean Liberation struggle. Colonel Fisseha Desta himself said that he has traveled to Algeria, Libya and Iraq to explain the Eritrean case. In a remark in connection with the secession of Eritrea, Colonel Fisseha Desta seems to think that had it not been for the rigidity of colonel Mengistu Hailemariam, Eritrea would remain would have remained part of Ethiopia. Video : embedded from Nahoo TV YouTube channelCover photo : screenshot from videoJoin the conversation.
November 20, 2019 18:22 UTC
This list included 12 fighter jets (including Rafale and Mirage 2000), 18 helicopters, two military transport planes manufactured by Airbus, 10 Dassault Drones, electronic jamming systems, and about thirty M51 missiles with a range of more than 6,000 kilometres capable of carrying nuclear warheads. The weekly French political and news magazine Le Point recently revealed a document containing a list of requests by the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to the Elysee Palace, including Rafale fighter jets, helicopters, and nuclear missiles. This list included 12 fighter jets (including Rafale and Mirage 2000), 18 helicopters, two military transport planes manufactured by Airbus, 10 Dassault Drones, electronic jamming systems, and about thirty M51 missiles with a range of more than 6,000 kilometres capable of carrying nuclear warheads. The newspaper pointed out that Ahmed’s request for nuclear warheads is illegal, especially since France and Ethiopia signed the non-proliferation treaty (NPT). Egypt fears that the Ethiopian dam will damage its limited share of the Nile’s water, estimated at 55.5 billion cubic meters, which 90% of it is needed for drinking, agriculture, and industry.
November 20, 2019 15:56 UTC
Chincot Aviv was accompanied by members of the Board of Directors of the Addis Ababa Chamber and businessmen from major commercial and industrial companies in various sectors. At the Expo Centre Sharjah, the Ethiopian delegation was received by Saif Mohamed Al Midfa, CEO of the Expo Centre Sharjah, in the presence of Sultan Shattaf, Director of Business Development and Marketing, Expo Centre Sharjah, and a number of department directors and employees. During the visit, the Ethiopian delegation was briefed on the Expo Centre's facilities and the organisational and logistical capabilities offered to exhibitors and visitors. He also called on Ethiopian businessmen to participate in the specialised economic, commercial and cultural exhibitions organised and hosted by the Expo Centre Sharjah throughout the year. The Ethiopian delegation toured the SCCI’s facilities, where they were briefed on the electronic and smart services provided to its members, most notably, the possibility of completing transactions easily and quickly for investors.
November 20, 2019 15:45 UTC
Two-year contract to optimise energy production at the Gilgel Gibe 2 plantVoith is to provide service and operations consultancy for the Ethiopian hydropower plant Gilgel Gibe 2. All the local activities will be exclusively provided by Ethiopian Voith experts, the company said. Gilgel Gibe 2 is located about 300km south-east of the Ethiopian capital Addis Abeba. Voith supplied Gilgel Gibe 2 with four Pelton turbines and generators, the entire mechanical and electrical equipment and also trained the plant operator’s staff. Voith Hydro managing director Mark Claessen said: “Together with the plant operator Ethiopian Electric Power we want to utilize the whole potential of the hydropower plant Gilgel Gibe 2.
November 20, 2019 15:22 UTC
Forty years later, the Ethiopian mother rose before dawn on Wednesday to vote for the referendum her family dreamed of. But decades of abuse have bred deep mistrust of the central government, driving citizens to seek safety within their own ethnic groups. The Sidama referendum was originally due to be held in July. Reuters interviewed 30 voters in the Sidama referendum. Their new state - Ethiopia's tenth - would be carved out of the ethnically diverse Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples region.
November 20, 2019 15:07 UTC
Today, many of the younger generation dispense with the sourdough and fenugreek and substitute regular yeast and sugar.An integral complement to the ethnic appeal of this special bread is the ceremony in which it is eaten. I have researched the origin of the word “kitke,” and it emanates from the Slovenian/Polish word “kitka,” referring to a braided ponytail hairstyle. Originally, kitkes in Latvia and Lithuania were the special festival breads made on Shavuot, Sukkot and Purim, but kitke ended up becoming the name for the weekly Shabbat bread. In the city of Djerba, Shabbat bread was often baked in communal ovens; to be able to differentiate each family’s bread, unique braiding techniques would be employed. He also lectures and works as a consultant in the fields of cereal chemistry, health, nutrition and authentic Jewish bread.
November 20, 2019 14:37 UTC
Ethiopian Airlines is recovering from the deadliest accident in its 74-year history: 157 people were on board the Boeing 737 MAX that went down on March 10, 2019. Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde GebreMariam calls the tragic flight 302 accident a shock and bad luck. However, that does not mean that the airline will cease its years-long partnership with Boeing or cancels the remainder of its 30 737 MAX order. Ethiopian Airlines signed an order for 30 Boeing 737 MAX in September 2014 and has taken deliveries of five aircraft, including the one that crashed. The airline’s management will decide in the near future, possibly in a couple of months, whether to resume 737 MAX operations.
November 20, 2019 14:26 UTC
Source: Xinhua| 2019-11-20 21:13:43|Editor: xuxinVideo Player CloseDAR ES SALAAM, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) -- At least two Ethiopian illegal immigrants have been killed and nine others injured in a road accident in Tanzania's southern highlands region of Mbeya, police said on Wednesday. Ulrich Matei, Mbeya regional police commander, said the accident occurred after a lorry in which the aliens were travelling in overturned on Tuesday at 7:30 pm at a steep hill in Rungwe district. The police official said the illegal immigrants laid beneath woods that the lorry was carrying in order to avoid detection by authorities, including police and immigration officials. He said after the accident had occurred traffic police rushed to the scene where they found some of the aliens dead under the woods. "The lorry escaped inspection because it had number plates indicating it was carrying transit goods to other countries," said Matei.
November 20, 2019 13:17 UTC