Western Oromia Access Map by UNOCHAAddis Abeba: The humanitarian situation in Western Oromia has further deteriorated in 2022 due to intensified hostilities and inter-communal violence. Aid workers, mostly Ethiopian nationals, continue working to deliver humanitarian assistance in a volatile environment where humanitarian principles are continuously challenged. Through Western Oromia, 426 health facilities are reportedly non-functional due to looting and destruction. In East Wollega, 144 schools remain closed and over 62,000 children out-of-school. In recent months, Western Oromia has also experiencing a rise in criminal activity, with several incidents of abductions and carjacking reported, particularly along the Ambo-Nekemte Road.
May 10, 2022 14:39 UTC
Ethiopia attracted 2.43 billion U.S. dollars in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the first nine months of the current Ethiopian Fiscal Year 2021/2022, which started July 8, an Ethiopian official said on Tuesday. Lelise Neme, Chief Commissioner of the Ethiopia Investment Commission (EIC), said the FDI inflow exceeded that of the same period last year by 18.3 percent. “Ethiopia also attracted 118 investors, most of them Chinese investors, in the manufacturing, service and agricultural sector during the first nine months of 2021/2022,” Neme said. The EIC chief further disclosed Ethiopia earned 156.7 million U.S. dollars in export revenues from industrial park products during the first nine months of the 2021/2022 fiscal year. The industrial parks’ export revenues exceeded revenues from that of the same period last year by 27 million U.S. dollars.
May 10, 2022 14:22 UTC
A former Facebook content moderator from Kenya on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Facebook’s parent company, Meta. The former employee has accused Meta of poor working conditions, including irregular pay and insufficient mental health support for contracted content moderators. The ex-Facebook content moderator worked for the company through Sama, a local outsourcing agency. The complainant, Daniel Motaung claims that Sama fired him shortly after he tried to form an employee union. Facebook did not admit wrongdoing in the California case but agreed to take measures to provide its content moderators, who are employed by third-party vendors, with safer work environments.
May 10, 2022 13:38 UTC
Ethiopia attracted 2.43 billion U.S. dollars in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the first nine months of the current Ethiopian Fiscal Year 2021/2022, which started July 8, an Ethiopian official reveals on TuesdayADDIS ABABA, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 10th May, 2022 ) :Ethiopia attracted 2.43 billion U.S. Dollars in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the first nine months of the current Ethiopian Fiscal Year 2021/2022, which started July 8, an Ethiopian official reveals on Tuesday. Lelise Neme, Chie0f Commissioner of the Ethiopia Investment Commission (EIC), said the FDI inflow exceeded that of the same period last year by 18.3 percent. "Ethiopia also attracted 118 investors, most of them Chinese investors, in the manufacturing, service and agricultural sector during the first nine months of 2021/2022," Neme said. The EIC chief further disclosed Ethiopia earned 156.7 million U.S. dollars in export revenues from industrial park products during the first nine months of the 2021/2022 fiscal year.
May 10, 2022 11:36 UTC
More than 1,000 flights per week will be redirected to arrive and depart from Dubai World Central (DWC). How to get to Dubai World CentralDuring the refurbishment, Dubai Airports is providing a complimentary bus service between all terminals at Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC). Reaching DWC from E311When driving from Dubai to Abu Dhabi, follow signs for Dubai World Central. Reaching DWC from E611When driving from Dubai to Abu Dhabi, you simply need to follow signs for Dubai World Central. After you pass Dubai Investment Park 2 on your right, you will see an exit for Dubai World Central – Exit 13.
May 10, 2022 11:35 UTC
Ethio telecom announced it has launched pre-commercial 5G services in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at six mobile stations. The deployment of the 5G service in Addis Ababa is in line with its aspiration to become a preferred operator as well as with the company's 3-years growth strategy and technology roadmap, Ethio telecom related in a statement. The Ethiopian Communication Authority has furnished Ethio telecom with temporary 5G Spectrum approval to implement the pre-commercial trial of the service while Huawei Technologies, Ethio telecom's strategic partner, deployed the 5G network. Ethio telecom recalled it has been expanding 3G and 4G networks throughout the country, effectively achieving 97 percent telecom services coverage, densifying the network, and upgrading the earlier technologies to the latest ones. Source (Including Image): Ethio telecom
May 10, 2022 11:27 UTC
The results of the competition, in which the photographs taken at the Marathon İzmir, the "Road Race Label" certified international race of the İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, participated, were announced. The results of the photography contest within the scope of Marathon İzmir, organized for the third time this year by İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, have been announced. The winner of the competition themed "Marathon İzmir and Marathon İzmir and Marathon Sport Case Occurring in İzmir Urban Life and Culture" was awarded to Hakan Yaralı with his photo with the nickname "Leader Character". Hasan Uçar's photo titled “Record Breaker First” won the second place, and Ahmet Özer's photo named “Running” won the third place. Murat Altıncan's "Help 2022" photograph received honorable mention, while Serkan Yalçınkaya's "Struggle" photograph was deemed worthy of the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Sports Club Special Award.
May 10, 2022 11:02 UTC
Eritrea's Lengthy Feud With Tigrayans Fueling Famine in EthiopiaThe war in northern Ethiopia that began in November 2020 has left millions in Tigray on the brink of famine. Reports suggest that nearly 40% of the region's six million inhabitants face "an extreme lack of food". A few convoys have been allowed to enter Tigray, but the United Nations says convoys of at least 115 trucks are required daily, yet the entire region is classified "hard to reach". Since the Tigrayans' army retreated into their region in December 2021, they have been surrounded by armies that have blockaded Tigray. They have been far fewer than the humanitarian assistance required daily to feed the population.
May 10, 2022 10:31 UTC
May 09, 2022 (ENA) The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has launched today Digital Transformation Centers Initiative in Ethiopia with a view to enhancing the digital capacities of citizens in the country. The Digital Transformation Centres (DTC) Initiative was introduced three years ago by ITU in partnership with Cisco with the objective of supporting countries to strengthen digital capacities of citizens, particularly in the underserved communities. Abiyot further underscored that DTC initiative will also help Ethiopia to enhance the use of digital technology for teaching and learning, administration, research, among other purposes. The Initiative delivers basic digital skills training to enhance digital literacy and foster uptake of digital tools among those at the bottom of the social pyramid, according to ITU. It also provides intermediate digital skills training to provide users with job-ready skills, improve workplace efficiency and enhance chances of employability.
May 10, 2022 09:52 UTC
Animal Health Professionals from Ethiopia and the Puntland State of Somalia during the training. Picture: Ministry of AgricultureAddis Abeba – Animal Health Professionals from Ethiopia and the Puntland State of Somalia held expertise training aimed at strengthening the collaboration between Ethiopia and Puntland on laboratory quality assurance and capacity building programs, according to information from Ethiopia’s Ministry of Agriculture. The training was conducted in Addis Abeba from 29 April- 08 May, and was organized by Ethiopian Animal Health Institute and Ministry of Livestock and Animal Husbandry under Water for Agro-pastoral productivity and Resilience (Biyole Project) in Puntland. It “mainly focused on the requirements of ISO 17025 standards such as general requirement, structural requirement, resource requirement, process requirement and management system requirement,” the Ministry said. Mentioning this training is not the first and the last in Ethiopia, the Minister added that collaboration working, knowledge and experience sharing will continue between Ethiopia and Puntland state of Somalia.
May 10, 2022 07:58 UTC
NGOs including Human Rights Watch have accused the Malian junta of targeting innocent civilians with over 100 people said to have been killed since December. Journalists and human rights groups have reported serious abuses in the country, mostly mass killings and violent atrocities. The UN high commissioner for human rights, Michelle Bachelet, has said that serious violations of international law may have been committed by Ethiopia, Eritrea and the TPLF. The Committee to Protect Journalists has reported on how erosion of media rights has seriously increased during the conflict. The RSF uses five indicators to compile the index: political context, legal framework, economic context, sociocultural context and security.
May 10, 2022 05:49 UTC
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned on Monday over the country's worsening economic situation and violence at mass protests to clear the way for a “new unity government”, his spokesman Rohan Weliwita said. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the prime minister's younger brother, accepted the resignation, office representative Sudeva Hettiarachchi said. "Strongly condemn the violence against peaceful protesters today," British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Sarah Hulton said on Twitter. They have been demanding that the president, his older brother Mahinda Rajapaksa and other powerful Rajapaksa family members quit. Sri Lanka’s finance minister announced this week that the country’s usable foreign reserves have plummeted below $50 million.
May 10, 2022 03:35 UTC
The war in northern Ethiopia that began in November 2020 has left millions in Tigray on the brink of famine. Since the Tigrayans’ army retreated into their region in December 2021, they have been surrounded by armies that have blockaded Tigray. In a paper I wrote last year, I revisited this history, in particular the seminal moment in relations between the Eritrean and Tigrayan liberation movements. There was a complete suspension of communication between the Eritrean and Tigrayan liberation fronts from 1985 to 1988. The Eritrean liberation front was in power in Eritrea, while the Tigrayan front led a coalition government in Ethiopia.
May 10, 2022 03:03 UTC
Ethiopian PM initiating the demolition of 23 shanty houses in the Abuare area of Addis Ababa ( Photo : PMA page)borkenaEthiopian PM Abiy Ahmed on Monday launched a program for the renovation of 23 shanty homes of low-income families in the Abuare locality of the city. The homes to be renovated are not far from the Prime Minister’s office and Arak Kilo Place. State media said that the program is launched now in light of the upcoming rainy season in Ethiopia. Particularly businesses through exercising corporate social responsibility can uplift thousands,” Abiy Ahmed wrote in his social media page. In a related development, the Addis Ababa City administration is claiming that it has plans to renovate 3,400 houses in the city before the rainy season.
May 10, 2022 02:53 UTC
ADDIS ABABA: State-owned operator Ethio Telecom launched a 5G mobile phone service on Monday in a key step ahead of competition from new entrants in an industry that has been closed for international players.Next-generation 5G networks can provide data speeds at least 20 times faster than 4G and are seen as important for emerging technologies like self-driving cars and enable communication and interconnectivity between smart devices.Ethio Telecom Chief Executive Officer Frehiwot Tamru said the service will first be available in the capital Addis Ababa, before eventually spreading to other parts of the country. "The 5G service is launched in selected places in Addis Ababa," she said at a launch event. "In the coming 12 months, we will have 150 5G sites in Addis Ababa and outside Addis Ababa. "Frehiwot did not say how much deploying the network would cost.Ethio Telecom, which has 64 million subscribers across the nation, said in a separate statement that China's Huawei Technologies was its equipment supplier for the network.It recorded a 6.7% rise in revenues to 28 billion birr ($544.40 million) in its half year to Dec. 31.The government launched a tendering process for selling a 40% stake in Ethio Telecom to private investors last June.In March, the government said it had postponed the planned partial privatisation because of the prevailing economic environment domestically and globally.In December, industry regulator Ethiopian Communication Authority said it had also suspended a tender process for a second telecommunications licence, which it said it would relaunch in the "near future".The Horn of Africa country of about 110 million people sold only one of two full-service licences on offer in May 2021.The winner of the first licence, a consortium led by Kenya's Safaricom SCOM.NR, Vodafone, and Japan's Sumitomo , is in the process of setting up its network ahead of a planned commercial launch due anytime now.The licences are considered a big prize in the country's push to liberalise the economy, which had been one of the world's last major closed telecoms markets. ($1 = 51.4331 birr)
May 10, 2022 02:28 UTC