Researchers from Gondar University have also been uncovering mass grave sites that they have linked to the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF). All sides in the on-going civil war have been accused of carrying out mass killings. "In the plot of land behind Hamele Hamushte school in Humera town, 200 bodies of ethnic Tigrayan civilians were buried in two mass graves. Amhara militia and Fano youth destroyed the remains of bodies buried in another part of Humera, witnesses have said. MapAdebay is another town in western Tigray where eyewitnesses have described the disposal of evidence by moving human remains.
May 06, 2022 23:12 UTC
Ethiopian Investment Holdings and Great Horn Investment Holding Sign MoU Regarding Oil Facility in DjiboutiPosted on 05/06/2022Ethiopian Investment Holdings and Great Horn Investment Holding have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to co-invest in petroleum storage facility in Djibouti. The MoU explores joint opportunities for the development of an oil storage facility in Djibouti’s Damerjog Industrial Park. The new initiative is critically important to ensure a sustainable oil supply to Ethiopia’s oil demand which roughly increases by 10% every year. Great Horn Investment Holding (GHIH) is playing a central role in transforming Djibouti into a major economic hub for East Africa. It was established by Djibouti Presidential decree in 2016, with a fixed capital of 15 billion Djiboutian Francs (US$ 85 million).
May 06, 2022 22:21 UTC
(MENAFN- SomTribune)Contraband, customs bureaucracy, the excise tax on khat trade, & poor monitoring are identified as major causes for the decline. However, the implementation report for the past eight months shows that khat export performance hadn't been as expected. Ethiopia is the leading khat producer globally, with its southeastern part covering the largest area of khat farms. According to US international trade administration data, Khat is ranked the fourth major export item for Ethiopia. The Ministry of Trade and Regional Integration said a national task force is formed to tackle the challenges of khat export.
May 06, 2022 19:36 UTC
As these and other tensions across the country escalated, the federal government decided to conduct a national dialogue. Formation errorOn 29 December 2021, the House of Peoples’ Representatives (HOPR) approved a proclamation to establish a National Dialogue Commission. Some of the challenges he mentioned are unlikely to be part of the agenda, let alone be provided with a solution through the national dialogue. Mulatu also expressed concerns regarding the impact of ongoing armed conflict on the national dialogue. This further complicates the national dialogue and underscores the need to ensure sufficient Tigrayan participation.
May 06, 2022 19:14 UTC
Gondar's mayor Zewdu Malede told DW on Friday that authorities have formed an investigation team to look into the attack, which left some 150 people injured. "In my evidence, both Muslims and Christians were killed," Zewdu Malede told DW. In Ethiopia, confrontations between religious groups tend to explode when they are fueled by political machinations, says Jan Abbink, a Netherlands-based expert on Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa. In Girma's view, the center of power is shifting in Ethiopia, "both within the state and religious institutions." As for scholar Jan Abbink, he believes Ethiopia's local religious leaders should take the lead in diffusing tensions.
May 06, 2022 19:12 UTC
ADDIS ABABA, May 6 (Xinhua) -- The Ethiopian government has announced its plan to increase the country's export revenue from electric power to 400 million U.S. dollars within the coming ten years. In a statement, the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporate Planning Executive Officer, Andualem Sia, said that the East African country is working to boost electric power export from the already functional and under-construction power plants to its neighboring east African countries, state-run Ethiopian News Agency reported. Ethiopia is presently generating about 50 million U.S. dollars annually from electric power export to its neighbors including Sudan and Djibouti. Ethiopia's energy exports are part of a broader plan to economically integrate the East African region through electricity. Ethiopia has identified hydro, wind, geothermal, solar, and biomass for energy generation projects.
May 06, 2022 18:43 UTC
Coming Up on VOA’s Africa 54: ➡️ Ethiopia is suffering through its worst drought in four decades, and malnourished children are filling up hospital pediatric wards; Africa’s Center for Disease Control urges nations on the continent to buy Covid vaccines from South Africa’s Aspen Pharmacare to boost vaccine manufacturing in Africa; And…in our entertainment report…. We’ll feature a performance by jazz women in Africa. Heather Maxwell will have that showcase. ➡️ For this and more, stay tuned to VOA's Africa 54!
May 06, 2022 18:43 UTC
Former President John Mahama is in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to attend a meeting of the Board of the Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa. Mr Mahama is the Chairperson of the Tana Forum, which promotes African-led solutions by “holding discussions on the strategic and proactive management of African peace and security issues driven by the interest to contribute to stronger ownership of these issues.”The Tana Forum is an annual meeting that brings together African leaders and stakeholders to engage and explore African-led security solutions. The Forum complements formal meetings of African heads of state and government by assembling them in an informal, collaborative environment. Saturday’s board meeting will discuss preparations for the next Tana Forum, which is held annually at Bahir Dar, in Ethiopia. The board has eminent African personalities who have demonstrated leadership, inspiration and experience in their fields of endeavour.
May 06, 2022 18:37 UTC
'King of Streets': Last skateboarder of Ukraine frontRoman Kovalenko is a baby-faced teenager. He continues to skateboard among the bombed-out buildings of Kramatorsk, Ukraine. He crashes a few times doing flips on the vast, completely deserted square that occupies the heart of the Kyiv government's administrative centre for the eastern war zone.
May 06, 2022 16:54 UTC
Abdérahmane Berthé, Secretary General, The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) met Mesfin Tasew Bekele, Group Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Airlines, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the second edition of the AFRAA Member Airline CEOs Leadership Dialogues. "AFRAA is grateful for the opportunity to have the CEOs Leadership Dialogues session with Ethiopian Airlines which is timely as Ato Mesfin Bekele takes over the leadership of Ethiopian Airlines," says Berthé. "We have had very fruitful deliberations at this meeting that will enhance the cooperation between Ethiopian Airlines and AFRAA as well as strategic actions to ensure that African aviation continues to grow and play a much more prominent role in the world."
May 06, 2022 14:01 UTC
I couldn’t grasp the size of this event,” El-Dibany tells Arab News from the French capital, where she lives. El-Dibany performed a two-minute operatic take on the anthem, surrounded by a mass of Macron supporters who began singing with her. El-Dibany became the first foreign artist to perform the national anthem following a presidential victory declaration in France. “It is definitely the highlight of my career,” El-Dibany says. “Opera is not about understanding the text; it’s about the voice,” El-Dibany says.
May 06, 2022 12:46 UTC
United Nations, May 6 (IANS) The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said THE recent aid to Ethiopia's conflict-hit Tigray region was not enough, pledging further efforts to scale up deliveries of relief supplies. A total of 169 trucks carrying about 4,300 metric tonnes of aid supplies reached Tigray region last month, which, however, remains a small fraction of what is needed, Xinhua news agency quoted the Office as saying. The UN and its partners would continue to work with authorities to scale up deliveries of relief supplies into Tigray, including seed and fertilizer, ahead of the critical summer planting season, it said. The convoys arrived weeks after the Ethiopian government and the rebel Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) conditionally agreed to a cessation of hostilities and unhindered delivery of humanitarian aid into the region. The Ethiopian parliament designated the TPLF as a terrorist organization in May 2021.
May 06, 2022 11:46 UTC
Addis Ababa, May 6/2022 /ENA/ Ethiopia and Djibouti signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore joint opportunities for the development of oil storage facility in Djibouti’s Damerjog Industrial Park. Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Investment Holdings, Mamo Merhertu and 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 06, 2022 11:29 UTC
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said THE recent aid to Ethiopia’s conflict-hit Tigray region was not enough, pledging further efforts to scale up deliveries of relief supplies. A total of 169 trucks carrying about 4,300 metric tonnes of aid supplies reached Tigray region last month, which, however, remains a small fraction of what is needed, Xinhua news agency quoted the Office as saying. The UN and its partners would continue to work with authorities to scale up deliveries of relief supplies into Tigray, including seed and fertilizer, ahead of the critical summer planting season, it said. The convoys arrived weeks after the Ethiopian government and the rebel Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) conditionally agreed to a cessation of hostilities and unhindered delivery of humanitarian aid into the region. The Ethiopian parliament designated the TPLF as a terrorist organization in May 2021.
May 06, 2022 09:34 UTC
To counteract Ethiopia, Egypt has started deepening its ties with Sudan, including military cooperation and joint training. Escalating TensionsEthiopia began constructing the $4.6 billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in 2011, which started the dispute with its neighbors downstream. Thus, Ethiopia’s dam construction would certainly create restrictions for both Egypt and Sudan. [Egypt Fears Water Crisis as Global Diplomacy on Ethiopia’s Dam Stagnates][Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: Cause for Cooperation or Conflict?] [Tensions with Egypt and Sudan Could Make Ethiopia’s Dam the ‘Curse of the Nile’]Sisi Seeks African SupportAside from Sudan, Egypt has tried to strengthen relations with other African countries, following a repeated AU failure to help broker a settlement to the dispute.
May 06, 2022 09:10 UTC