Hungary’s Ecumenical Charity has opened schools and wells in the poor, drought-stricken Gambela region of western Ethiopia, and has also implemented agricultural development and community building programs and charities. A charity said in a statement that it had built an elementary school in Thiekodi and set up a well to provide drinking water to 4,000 people in Itan. In this area, where 90% of the locals are not farming, charities have built machine shops, distributed seed corn, goats, lambs and fishing gear and organized training on their sustainable use. The program was implemented with the support of 125 million forints (€ 329,000) from the Government of Hungary. Hungary helps A humanitarian aid scheme in collaboration with the Ethiopian Evangelical Church (EECMY-DASSC).
May 07, 2022 10:09 UTC
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said she was "deeply distressed" by the violence that erupted late last month in northern Ethiopia, reportedly killing at least 30 people and injuring more than 100 others. "I understand two mosques were burnt and another two partially destroyed in Gondar," Ms. Bachelet said in her statement. “In all, police had reportedly arrested and detained at least 578 people in at least four cities in connection with the clashes,” she said. At the same time, "those arrested must be fully accorded their due process and fair trial rights in accordance with international human rights law, without discrimination." The UN rights chief also called for broader action to reconcile communities in Ethiopia, where Muslims make up about a third of the population.
May 07, 2022 09:57 UTC
The UN human rights chief voiced alarm Saturday at recent deadly clashes between Muslims and Orthodox Christians in Ethiopia and called on authorities to investigate and bring perpetrators to justice. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said she was "deeply distressed" by the violence that erupted late last month in northern Ethiopia, reportedly killing at least 30 people and injuring more than 100 others. In all, police had reportedly arrested and detained at least 578 people in at least four cities in connection with the clashes, she said. At the same time, "those arrested must be fully accorded their due process and fair trial rights in accordance with international human rights law, without discrimination." The UN rights chief also called for broader action to reconcile communities in Ethiopia, where Muslims make up about a third of the population.
May 07, 2022 09:20 UTC
Friday’s new batch brings the total value of US weaponry sent to Ukraine since the Russian invasion began to $3.8 billion. Since failing to take Kyiv early on in the war, Russia has refocused its offensive on the south and east of Ukraine. On Friday, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted its first declaration on Ukraine since Russia invaded on February 24. Ukraine’s Western allies have supported Kyiv with financial and military assistance, and have slapped unprecedented sanctions on Russia. As European countries have sought to clamp down on Russian assets overseas, Italian authorities impounded a mega yacht as speculation swirled it might even belong to the Russian president.
May 07, 2022 09:13 UTC
Ethiopia, Djibouti ink MoU to develop oil storage facility in DjiboutiEthiopia and Djibouti signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore joint opportunities for the development of an oil storage facility in Djibouti’s Damerjog Industrial Park. Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Investment Holdings, Mamo Merhertu, Chairman of Djibouti Ports and Free zones Authority, and Great Horn Investment Holding, Aboubaker Omar Hadi signed the MoU. To this end, it envisages several collaborative mechanisms to set up an oil storage facility in Damerjog to provide storage services to petroleum products destined for the gateway demand of both Djibouti’s and Ethiopia’s markets as well as Transshipment. The signature of the MOU was attended by State Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia Ambassador Birtukan Ayano and Ethiopian Ambassador to Djibouti Berhanu Tsegaye. During the signing ceremony of the document, the high-level officials of both countries underscored that the new initiative is critically important to ensure a sustainable oil supply to Ethiopia’s oil demand which roughly increases by 10 percent every year.
May 07, 2022 08:25 UTC
Ethiopia has earned 37 million U.S. dollars from energy exports during the past nine months, the state utility firm Ethiopia Electric Power (EEP) disclosed on Thursday. EEP said the revenue was earned during the first nine months of the current Ethiopian Fiscal Year (EFY) 2021/2022, which started on July 8. EEP further disclosed that 37 million U.S. dollars were earned through sales of energy exports to neighboring Sudan and Djibouti, reported state affiliated media outlet Walta Media and Communication Corporate (WMCC). EEP plans to further boost its energy exports revenue in the near to medium future through energy sales to new customers which include South Sudan, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi. The East African country is striving to increase its electricity generating capacity from the current 4,200 MW to around 35,000 MW by 2037.
May 07, 2022 08:12 UTC
Ethiopia’s State-owned Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) has commenced testing of recently drilled geothermal wells at the Aluto Langano site in central. Located in the Ethiopian Rift Valley, the Aluto Langano geothermal site covers an area of 8 km2 near the Aluto Crater, a dormant volcano. The site already has a geothermal power plant that began operation in 1998 with a net production capacity of 7.3 MWe. The geothermal site expansion project is funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the International Development Association (IDA), a subsidiary of the World Bank Group. The Kenyan government-owned company will drill a total of 12 geothermal wells at the Aluto Langano site.
May 07, 2022 06:18 UTC
The URL has been copied to your clipboardThe code has been copied to your clipboard. Ethiopian officials in the northern Amhara region of Ethiopia say Tigrayan forces have attacked hospitals and sabotaged water supplies in November 2021, acts that could be considered war crimes. For VOA, Henry Wilkins reports from Hayk, Ethiopia. Camera: Henry Wilkins Producer: Bakhtiyar Zamanov
May 07, 2022 05:38 UTC
Billionaire businessman Elon Musk has secured more than $7.1 billion in new equity funding from a group of investors to help finance his $44bn acquisition of Twitter. Last month, Twitter entered a definitive agreement to be acquired by an entity wholly-owned by Mr Musk, for $54.20 per share in cash. Mr Ellison, who also sits on Tesla’s board and is a good friend of Mr Musk, is shelling out the biggest share among the 18 investors. BinanceThe world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, has committed an investment of $500 million in Mr Musk’s Twitter takeover. Sequoia CapitalAnother investor in Mr Musk’s Boring Company, California-based venture capital firm Sequoia Capital, has pledged $800m for the Twitter deal.
May 07, 2022 05:06 UTC
Seleshi Bekele after submitting his credentials ( Photo : via MFAE)borkenaThe same day that Ethiopia’s new Ambassador to the United States, Seleshi Bekele , submitted his credentials to the US State department Chief of Protocol , members of the Ethiopian community from Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia had organised a welcome ceremony in the evening. I look forward to work with the community in socio-economic & political areas for sustainable development of Ethiopia & stronger relationship of USA and #Ethiopia. __To share information or for submission, send e-mail to email@example.comTelegram Channel : t.me/borkena Join the conversation. Follow us on twitter @zborkenato get the latest Ethiopian News updates regularly.Like borkena on Facebook as well. To share information or for submission, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
May 07, 2022 04:11 UTC
Addis Ababa May 6/2022/ENA/ Ethiopia and the European Union (EU) held their annual political dialogue today in Addis Ababa as per Article 8 of the Cotonou Partnership Agreement between the EU and African, Caribbean, and the Pacific States, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Unfortunately, the peace-building measures of the government are not getting deserved positive response from the TPLF, he noted, and requested European Union’s support and understanding in this regard. The Ethiopia-European Union (EU) political dialogue is timely for both parties given the challenging situations they have faced now, European Union Ambassador to Ethiopia Roland Kobia said. Representatives of the European Union appreciated the peace building measures of the Government of Ethiopia and its commitments to come up with amicable solutions to the border conflict between Ethiopia and Sudan and the trilateral negotiations over the GERD. Both parties appreciated the opportunity that the political dialogue offered them to genuinely reflect on pivotal issues of common interest exchanging wishes to meet in the next round with pledges to strengthen the strategic partnership between the two sides.
May 07, 2022 03:17 UTC
Madagascar is welcoming travelers from all countries around the world whether they are vaccinated or not. For airlines operating commercial flights to Madagascar, business is almost back to pre-COVID levels. Nine airlines have rescheduled their flights to Madagascar, as follows:Airlines From To Starting On Frequency Air Madagascar Paris Antananarivo Currently Operational 2 flights per week Air Madagascar Reunion Antananarivo Currently Operational 2 flights per week Air France Paris Antananarivo Currently Operational 4 flights per week Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa Antananarivo Currently Operational 3 flights per week Kenya Airways Nairobi Antananarivo Currently Operational 3 flights per week Neos Air Milan Nosy Be Currently Operational 1 flight per week Air Mauritius Mauritius Antananarivo Currently Operational 4 flights per week Ewa Air Dzaoudzi Mahajanga, Nosy Be Currently Operational 1 flight per week Air Austral Reunion Nosy Be Currently Operational 2 flights per week Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa Nosy Be From May 14,2022 3 flights per week Turkish Airlines to be defined Antananarivo From June 2022 to be definedEntry conditions easedThe new conditions for entry into Madagascar may be summed up in the following 2 points:1. Travelers have to take a rapid detection antigen test (at their expense) on arrival in Madagascar. This award makes Madagascar a destination par excellence for those who like to immerse themselves in nature.
May 07, 2022 02:49 UTC
EMBED >More News Videos Pleasanton homeowner says his tenants haven't paid rent for 26 months citing COVID protection laws, and he can't afford to pay the mortgage. ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Five Bay Area landlords are suing Alameda County "alleging that its eviction moratorium infringes on rental housing providers' constitutional rights and violates state law. "Rakesh and Tripti Jain are among the property owners suing the county.The Jain family rented their house in Fremont to a tenant who they say defrauded them from the beginning. "They are depriving property owners of their ability to use or control their own properties. That is what we are taking on," said Whitney Prout, CAA Attorney.The lawsuit is seeking for the county to pay the property owners and to change the moratorium.
May 07, 2022 02:12 UTC
They all deserve to be treated well and with respect and all domestic animals deserve a loving home. If you want to help Rochester animals in need, then don't miss Paws and Claws' Pet Walk tomorrow! On their event, Paws and Claws says that the Pet Walk is their biggest fundraising event. That equates to a lot of food, toys, blankets, food dishes, leashes, litter boxes, cat trees, and kitty litter! If you'd like to donate to the Pet Walk online you can do that through Give MN.
May 07, 2022 00:12 UTC
Researchers from the University of Gondar have also discovered mass grave sites which they have linked to the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). “On the land behind the Hamele Hamushte school in the town of Humera, 200 bodies of ethnic Tigrayan civilians were buried in two mass graves. Amhara militia and Fano youths destroyed the remains of bodies buried in another part of Humera, witnesses said. and they wore gloves.”MenuAdebay is another town in western Tigray where eyewitnesses described the disposal of evidence by moving human remains. “These chemicals destroy forensic evidence… But from a chemical perspective, even ashes can show evidence.
May 07, 2022 00:00 UTC