As a former senior leader in Ethiopia’s Oromia state, I had a front row seat to the process that has since led to conflicts across the country. As a former senior leader in Ethiopia’s Oromia state, I had a front row seat to the process that has since led to conflicts across the country. I served Abiy’s government in different senior positions in the Oromia regional state from November 2017 to June 2020. Abiy was not a part of the youth movement, yet he came to power on the shoulders and sacrifices of the Oromo youth. Those who opposed him are strong supporters of multinational federalism and decentralization of state power.
January 25, 2022 12:28 UTC
U.S. President Joe Biden was caught on a hot mic cursing a Fox News reporter at a White House event on Monday after the journalist shouted a question about the impact of rising inflation on this year's congressional elections. "That's a great asset, more inflation," Biden responded sarcastically over a din of reporters shouting questions, apparently not realizing his microphone was still on. U.S. consumer prices increased solidly https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-consumer-prices-increase-strongly-december-2022-01-12 in December, culminating in the largest annual rise in inflation in nearly four decades. Within about an hour of the exchange, Biden called Doocy's cell phone and said "it's nothing personal, pal," Doocy later told Fox News host Sean Hannity. Doocy, who has long covered Biden, regularly gets called on by the president at events, often asking skeptical and critical questions.
January 25, 2022 11:50 UTC
The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) launched an unprovoked assault in the neighboring Afar region, the Afar region said on Monday, the latest sign in a flare-up of the conflict in the area. The alleged offensive targeted an area of the Kilbeti Resu zone and the TPLF forces have controlled Ab’ala and Magale woredas and the region’s security forces have engaged in fierce clashes with the forces in Berehale town, the Afar regional state communication bureau said in a statement.
January 25, 2022 11:34 UTC
A number of damning findings have been made in a report on a fatal plane crash of a Cessna S550, operated by the SA Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA), in January 2020, while on a calibration mission at the George airport. All three crew members died when the plane flew into a mountain in inclement weather.
January 25, 2022 10:48 UTC
The British liquor and brewery company Diageo announced it has agreed to sell its Meta Abo Brewery, in Sebeta, Ethiopia, to BGI, part of Castel Group, the French multinational. Diageo purchased Meta Abo from the Ethiopian government in 2012 for $225 million, following the government's privatization efforts. After three years of acquiring the brewery, Diageo injected an additional investment of $119 million to expand its bottling line. Meta Abo runs five major breweries, located in Sebeta, a small town in the outskirts of Addis Ababa, Hawassa, Wolqite, Kombolcha, and Raya (not currently active due to conflict in the area). Meta Abo was privatized by the Government of Ethiopia in 2012 and sold to Diageo for $225 million.
January 25, 2022 10:45 UTC
Nassir: Mamelodi Sundowns to beat Kaizer Chiefs to Ethiopian goal-scoring machine? "Ethiopian Coffee's Ethiopian Premier League star player and all-time goal scorer Abubaker Nasir has travelled to South Africa [to] South African club Mamelodi Sundowns who are leading the South African league standings," a club statement read. "[Nassir] left for South Africa last night after being called up for talks with Ethiopian Coffee [by Sundowns] in the January transfer window to [possibly] sign Abubakar Nassir. "During the trial period, the club [Sundowns] will be able to pay the full cost of the transit and [his stay in] South Africa. We would like to inform you that our club wishes [Nassir[ good luck in the trial and we are keeping an eye out for more information."
January 25, 2022 09:48 UTC
Russia, Ethiopia, and Djibouti have held a joint business forum via video conference themed "Russia-Ethiopia-Djibouti: Prospects for Business Development". The forum has been organized by the Coordinating Committee for Economic Cooperation with African Countries (AFROCOM) of the Russian Chamber of Commerce. Representatives of chambers of commerce of Russia, Ethiopia, and Djibouti, specialized ministries of Ethiopia and Djibouti, as well as members of the business communities of the three countries, took part in the forum, Russia's Embassy in Ethiopia related. The event helped to raise awareness of Russian, Ethiopian and Djiboutian small and medium entrepreneurs about the potential and possibilities of each other, the Russian Embassy pointed out. AFROCOM plans to organize a business mission of Russian business representatives to Ethiopia and Djibouti in February 2022.https://t.me/News2merkatohttps://www.linkedin.com/company/2merkatohttps://twitter.com/2merkatoSource: Russian Embassy in Ethiopia
January 25, 2022 08:20 UTC
On 10th January, during a call with US President Joe Biden, Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, discussed the possibility of ceasefire talks in his country’s civil war following the withdrawal of Tigray rebel forces to their northern home region in late December. The same day people, a drone strike hit a flour mill near the town of Mai Tsebri in western Tigray, killing at least 17 people. Days earlier a separate air attack left 59 civilians dead when it hit a camp for displaced people near Dedebit, another town in Tigray.
January 25, 2022 06:22 UTC
Addis Abeba — The Executive Committee (EC) of the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) outlined preconditions that need to be taken for it to partake in the national dialogue. The EC further demanded that the national dialogue should be led by universally accepted independent facilitators or mediators and transparent in the decision-making process, including the consensus. In the briefing, the EC underscored that Somali people will benefit from "genuine political will through principled negotiations" and will consider the planned national dialogue in Ethiopia if certain "sufficient attributes" of international standards and practices are met. The ONLF emphasized the need for agreed-upon transparent selection criteria criticizing the current process of selecting members of the National Dialogue Commission. "It is imperative that the Somali people develop a common outlook and agenda to prepare if a credible National dialogue is held," the statement read.
January 25, 2022 06:10 UTC
FileTedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, one of the most recognisable figures of the global battle against Covid-19, will stand unopposed Tuesday for the nomination to continue heading the World Health Organization. As the sole contender, there is little doubt that Tedros will be re-elected. 'Zero tolerance' for abuseThe United States is also now largely supportive of the WHO chief. Speaking to the executive board on Monday, Tedros insisted the WHO had "zero tolerance for sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment". (Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)
January 25, 2022 05:32 UTC
Al-Shabab turned a poor start into a championship challenge, usual relegation-battlers Damac led the standings for a while, and reigning champions Al-Hilal have hovered on the fringes of the title race without truly getting involved. Last season Al-Nassr became exasperated by his behavior, and there were reports of the player feigning injury to miss games, going on unauthorized trips to Morocco and criticizing coaches. Whatever happened, there is little doubt that if Hamdallah goes on to play a part in the title race then fans back in Riyadh may find it hard to stomach. And if they can stop their former hotshot from lifting the trophy then it will make victory all the sweeter. Hamdallah could make the title race very interesting, indeed.
January 25, 2022 05:26 UTC
Addis Ababa , 21 January 2022 (ECA) - Imagine using one second to sell more than 11,200 bags of Ethiopian coffee. That is what happened on January 19, 2022 , during the Ethiopian Coffee Brands Launch on China's Largest E-Commerce Platform, Alibaba (Tmall Global), in a joint effort with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Ethiopian Government. Through this partnership, the electronic World Trading Platform (eWTP) has successfully on-boarded three Ethiopian coffee brands, namely Wild, Arada, and Hedero. ECA, AntGroup from Alibaba Group , and the Ethiopian government exclusively featured freshly roasted authentic coffee produced by small and medium-sized Ethiopian businesses at a livestream event to promote the launch of new Ethiopian coffee products on Tmall Global. China - Africa trade was worth $192 bn in 2019, up from $185 bn in 2018.
January 25, 2022 05:09 UTC
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January 25, 2022 04:31 UTC
The U.S. and U.K. are taking diplomats’ families out of Ukraine, but the E.U. On Monday, the Foreign Office said it would remove some British people and their families from the country. It would then be “within days” if the Russian military took over. station owner, Yevhen Murayev, might disrupt the government, the Foreign Office stated. He remarked, “It’s not very rational.” As Boris Johnson’s problems at home got worse, the Foreign Office didn’t have any proof to back up the accusations.
January 25, 2022 03:39 UTC