The URL has been copied to your clipboardThe code has been copied to your clipboard. Drought has displaced hundreds of thousands of families and forced more than 600,000 Ethiopian children to leave school. Aid group Save the Children has built centers near displacement camps so children can continue their education. Linda Givetash reports from Gode, Ethiopia. Camera: Michele Spatari
May 11, 2022 15:18 UTC
Ethiopia's National Dialogue is of vital importance for the Horn of Africa region, scholars from Somalia and Eritrea said. According to him, the national dialogue in Ethiopia is in a way a common vision for the Horn of Africa. Geyre believes that the national dialogue will guarantee a new vision not only for Ethiopia but for the Horn of Africa region." We in Somalia feel that we are part of the national dialogue," he said, stressing that "no east African country can be distantly detached from Ethiopia's political reality." "We just hope that the national dialogue brings about the true aspirations and wishes of the people of Ethiopia.
May 11, 2022 14:40 UTC
“The Eastern Command of the Ethiopian National Defense Forces was dispatched to the war, subsequently, regional forces including police and militia took the mission of protecting the 2500 kilometers long national borders,” Muhedin said. Muhedin also said that 2.5 billion ETB of anticipated revenue has not been gathered because of the drought. Furthermore, pressures caused by the drought have caused the regional state to borrow 500 million ETB, an amount to be deducted from the. budget allocation for the next fiscal year, according to the deputy head of the region’s finance bureau. The Somali region has been battling one of the worst droughts to date, the drought has resulted in the deaths of over a million cattle and impacted people in the thousands.
May 11, 2022 13:31 UTC
Within the next few decades, 129 countries will experience an increase in drought exposure mainly due to climate change alone – 23 primarily due to population growth and 38 mostly due to the interaction between climate change and population growth. Droughts represent 15 per cent of natural disasters but took the largest human toll, approximately 650,000 deaths from 1970 to 2019. Drought events are becoming increasingly common in the Amazon region due to land-use and climate change, which are interlinked. If Amazonian deforestation continues unabated, 16 per cent of the region’s remaining forests will probably burn by 2050, the report said. Up to $1.4 trillion in production value can be generated globally by adopting sustainable land and water management practices.
May 11, 2022 13:17 UTC
Photo: The ReporterBy Firaol Bersissa @FiraolBerAddis Abeba – The Ministry of Industry directed cement factories to exclude agents from the market network and sell the product directly, reports said. In a letter dispatched to 10 cement factories, the ministry asked the factories to indicate in a letter the names and number of agents they had excluded, according to the Reporter. He underscored that the ministry would enforce strict measures against cement factories still employing agents for distribution from now onwards. State Minister Hassen noted that cement commerce would operate on a non-interference basis whereby wholesalers would acquire it directly from the factories. The study revealed that agents were operating on family networks with the factories, and sometimes the factories themselves are behind the agents themselves.
May 11, 2022 12:59 UTC
More than 1K suspected rebels surrender in western EthiopiaMay 11, 2022, 6:09 pmAddis Ababa, May 11 (UNI/Xinhua) More than 1,000 suspected rebels have surrendered in recent days in Ethiopia's western Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, local officials said Wednesday. Benishangul-Gumuz regional state communications affairs office said in a press statement that the ethnic Gumuz rebels surrendered through a local reconciliation scheme. Before their surrender, they had been operating in the Metekel zone of the region for more than three years. Last month, the Benishangul-Gumuz regional state communications affairs office announced the surrender of 247 rebels. In recent years, deadly inter-communal violence, as well as rebel attacks in the East African country's western region has killed thousands of civilians and displaced more than 100,000 others.
May 11, 2022 12:47 UTC
May 10/2022 /ENA/ Indicators of the past 9 months macro economic performance of Ethiopia show that the country’s economy will grow by 6.6 percent, Plan and Development Minister Fisum Assefa said. The National Macro Economic Council of Ethiopia reviewed the 9-month performance of the nation’s macro economy in the presence of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed today. In her report, the minister highlighted the impacts of the Russian-Ukraine war on the country’s economy. The price of one ton of fertilizer which was 250 USD has inflated to over 1,300, Fitsum stated. As a result of the war between the countries, the Ethiopian government needs up to 1.9 billion USD until the end of the Ethiopian fiscal year.
May 11, 2022 12:37 UTC
Our relationship (between people of different religious groups) whether at work or social life (hasn’t changed that much). However, Kefale decried the violence and called on Ethiopians, including religious leaders and government officials, to learn from the experience and avoid a repeat of such. Unlike Kefale, Mbossa said he wasn’t surprised at what happened in Ethiopia as a precedent had been set before now. Prior to the violent incidents, Ethiopia, a multiethnic and religious country of about 115 million people, was not, despite the incident cited by Mbossa in 2019, a country usually associated with religious violence. “Nothing good will come out of religious violence,” Kefale predicted.
May 11, 2022 11:47 UTC
The Railway Industry Infrastructure and Technologies Fair and Summit, supported by Eskişehir Chamber of Industry (ESO) and attended by its members, started. The companies will exhibit their products and promote the innovations in the sector at the event, which will be held at Eskişehir Fair Congress Center and will last for 3 days. It has been one of the most successful examples.”It will save you from addictionPointing out that the National Rail Systems Test and Research Center (URAYSİM) project is one of the most important factors that make Eskişehir the center of Turkey in the field of rail systems, Kesikbaş said: It is an important and strategic project. For Eskişehir, which is on its way to become one of the most important centers in Europe, projects such as URAYSİM, national high-speed train, Rail Systems Specialized OSB and Hasanbey Logistics Center should be evaluated as a whole, and Eskişehir will be an integrated railway production and excellence with the joint initiatives and support of all relevant stakeholders. All Eskişehir should support this project," he said.
May 11, 2022 11:16 UTC
Asylum seekers in Britain are in hiding because they fear being sent to Rwanda under the government’s new program to tackle illegal migration, charities have claimed. Among those being cared for by the Red Cross is a Rwandan asylum seeker in south east England who fears being sent back to the country. An Ethiopian asylum seeker based in the West Midlands has also revealed how he left his accommodation in fear of being sent to Rwanda. We take all measures to prevent self-harm or suicide, including a dedicated team to identify vulnerable asylum seekers and provide personalized support. “However, the UK asylum system is broken down as criminals exploit vulnerable people through illegal smuggling at huge cost to the taxpayer.
May 11, 2022 10:30 UTC
The “zero COVID” policy that Chinese authorities are applying in the face of the latest spike in cases is not sustainable given current knowledge about the coronavirus, said the director of the World Health Organization (WHO). “There are no specific data to justify recommending the fourth dose more broadly.”The priority, he insisted, is to get the vaccines to those who have not yet received the first doses. World Summit on COVID-19UNICEF/Dhiraj Singh Employees working on the production line for a COVID-19 vaccine in India. “This pandemic is not over and we need all leaders to step up to bolster population immunity and work collectively to get tests, treatments and vaccines to last-mile populations,” he said. Fourth, we must continue to support the growth of generic manufacturing around the world in order to rapidly increase supply.
May 11, 2022 09:48 UTC
Cash more than 100,000 Ethiopian birr is required to be deposited in the banks, says TPLF’s new financial regulation. Debretsion Gebremichal, TPLF chairman ( Photo source : Wazema /file)borkenaThe Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) has introduced a new financial regulation in what is said to be an effort to alleviate financial constraints for its administration in the region. The TPLF has reportedly formed a financial forum with a mandate to coordinate the activity, the source added. Canvassing work has been underway to convince business people in the region to deposit their money in the banks. According to unofficial sources, anyone under 50 years of age in the region has to join the TPLF forces.
May 11, 2022 08:55 UTC
Ethiopia has attracted 2.43 billion USD worth of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the past nine months, according to the Ethiopian Investment Commission. Investment Commissioner Lelise Neme said the country has attracted the stated FDI from 118 investors from different countries including China, France, the U.S., Israel and Italy. "We planned to attract 3.63 billion USD FDI. We achieved 2.43 billion USD. The country has also earned 156.7 million USD from the export of products obtained from the industrial parks against the 223 million USD, Lelise pointed out.
May 11, 2022 08:35 UTC
( Chief White House Correspondent ) Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City. The Director General of the World Health Organization Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Tuesday accused the government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali of intentionally starving Tigrayans to death by imposing one of the longest blockades in history in northern Ethiopia. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali attends the EU-Africa summit in Brussels, Belgium, in February 2022. He called on the Ethiopian and Eritrean governments “to end the siege now, get supplies into the region on a regular and sustainable basis, and work for peace.”
May 11, 2022 07:00 UTC
Subscribe to The Nation Subscribe now for as little as $2 a month! For more from The Nation, check out our latest issueSubscribe to The Nation Subscribe now for as little as $2 a month! In fact, you may have never heard of the Tigray National Regional State, which is currently encircled by Ethiopian and Eritrean forces. But it is not enough, and it is dwarfed by the coverage of Ukraine or the Bosnian genocide before it. Tigray is far from the only region that has been cut off from the rest of the world in this way.
May 11, 2022 06:35 UTC