port duelEthiopia, whose energy needs are constantly growing, remains dependent on Djibouti's infrastructure policies - and keeps demanding more. But the announced extension of the port of Horizon could be compromised by another project: the Damerjog petrochemical complex. But, on the side of the management of the Horizon oil terminal, a subsidiary of the Dubai-based Emirates National Oil Company (Enoc) in Djibouti, “it’s on the record”. Get your free PDF by completing the following form. “Between these oil traders and Horizon, not between the latter and Damerjog”, Aboubaker Omar Hadi wanted us to believe.
February 21, 2020 07:07 UTC
"They are traumatized," said Namusisi, who wakes up at 3 a.m. every day to talk to her daughters over the Chinese messaging service WeChat. But no sub-Saharan African country has done so, leaving thousands stranded. The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week called on governments to bring Africans home. Roger-Michel Kemkuining, a Cameroonian, found out that his student son Pavel had contracted coronavirus from a statement posted online by Yangzte University, where Pavel was studying. He has recovered and was released from hospital on Feb. 10 but remains in isolation, he told Reuters.
February 21, 2020 06:56 UTC
By LetsRun.comFebruary 21, 2020As expected, the women’s world record fell today at the RAK Half Marathon. What was unexpected was that the new world record does not belong to marathon world record holder Brigid Kosgei of Kenya. She departs it as a world record holder and unquestionably one of the top distance runners on the planet. Quick Take: The year of the women’s half marathon continuesEarlier this month, we wrote about the spate of half marathon national records that have gone down already in 2020: on the women’s side, Japan, South Korea, Namibia, and Canada (twice) have all seen NRs. There’s nothing to hang your head about when you lose to a guy in 58-minute half marathon shape.
February 21, 2020 04:36 UTC
The Nobel Peace Prize winning Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed Ali is turning Africa’s second most populous country into a dictatorial mess. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, center right, walks with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed at the Prime Minister’s office in Addis Ababa, after a meeting on Tuesday Feb. 18, 2020. Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy AhmedChaltu Takele, a prominent political activist was arrested when police broke into her parents’ home in Shambu town, Horo-Guduru Wellaga at 5 a.m. on 26 January and arrested her. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa (right) with Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gestures as they pose for a photo prior to their talks at the Union Building in Pretoria, South Africa, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. With Abiy turning Ethiopia into a violent dictatorship, it now appears that winning a Nobel Peace Prize is looking more and more meaningless in Ethiopia.
February 21, 2020 03:45 UTC
Following clarification from Immigration Department that applicants for Citizenship need to get a certificate of citizenship, National Election Board of Ethiopia sent inquiry to Oromo Federalist Congress Party to produce Jawar Mohammed’s citizenship certificate within ten days. It is about the Ethiopian Citizenship status of Jawar Mohammed – former director of Oromia Media Network (OMN). The party argued that it accepted Jawar as a party member in December 2019 after verifying that he has renounced his American Citizenship and applied for Ethiopian Citizenship. Renouncing Citizenship from another country and applying for Citizenship is not adequate by itself to obtain Ethiopian Citizenship, Immigration informed NEBE (a practice in many other countries.) Immigration Department clarified that a committee within the department looks into the application for Citizenship.
February 21, 2020 02:26 UTC
ST. LOUIS — The man found guilty of shooting and killing an Ethiopian refugee working at a Dutchtown store in July of 2014 will spend the rest of his life in prison. Antonio Muldrew was found guilty of first-degree murder and multiple other crimes in January for the deadly shooting of Abdulrauf Kadir. RELATED: Man accused of killing Ethiopian refugee in Dutchtown store found guilty of murder, 5 other chargesRELATED: Potential jurors warned about graphic surveillance video in St. Louis murder trialThe fatal shooting happened at a convenience store at Chippewa and Louisiana in the Dutchtown neighborhood. He had only lived in St. Louis for about eight months. Kadir was a refugee from Ethiopia who came to St. Louis to escape persecution.
February 21, 2020 01:07 UTC
Liberating Africa’s EntrepreneursIn a speech to African government and business leaders at the U.N. Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Secretary Pompeo unleashed his own inner industrialist. Secretary Pompeo hammered home key points that resonate with American business executives: Countries must allow the private sector to thrive. This is the only way African nations can achieve the growth they need. … But American Firms Have a Clear Opening to Get More ActiveIt’s not too late for American firms to step up, compete and prosper on the continent. Financial and political support for American firms investing on the continent can only help the U.S. solidify and build on established positions in high-potential African nations.
February 20, 2020 23:03 UTC
A member of the Falashmura community kisses the ground as he arrives in Israel from Ethiopia along with some 79 other members, Ben-Gurion International Airport, Tel Aviv, February 4, 2019. On it will be 43 Ethiopian citizens for whom the government has moved mountains to bring to Israel. In May 1991, the last of the Beta Israel still living in Ethiopia, all 14,325 of them, were airlifted from Addis Ababa in 36 hours. The Mengistu regime had just fallen but that didn’t mean the Beta Israel faced imminent danger, as some Jewish American activists fear-mongered. The plight of the Falashmura divided the Beta Israel.
February 20, 2020 22:52 UTC
Traditional African music will grace the stage of Town Hall on Feb. 21 as Malian singer, songwriter, guitarist, and actor Fatoumata Diawara brings her mesmerizing blend of Western pop, rock, Afrobeat, and R&B. In her songs, Diawara has addressed issues such as the pain of emigration; a need for mutual respect; the struggles of African women; life under the rule of religious fundamentalists; and the practice of female circumcision. “I didn’t want to sing in English or French because I wanted to respect my African heritage,” she once explained. In the last decade it was photographer and playwright Christine Jean Chambers whose work documented the rise of the newly energized Black theater movement. Chambers was committed to her work with women of color, and had an intuitive connection that allowed her to capture unique shots of hundreds of actors.
February 20, 2020 21:56 UTC
Precious Ethiopian Crown Returned — After 21 Years Stashed In A Dutch ApartmentEnlarge this image toggle caption The Office of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed via AP The Office of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed via APMore than two decades after it went missing, a ceremonial crown dating back to the 18th century has found its way home to Ethiopia. The country's prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, received the glistening artifact at a ceremony Thursday in Addis Ababa, in a triumphant end to a twisty saga that transcends national borders. The museum has offered to loan the artifacts back to Ethiopia — an offer that Ethiopian officials have rejected as insufficient. Now, after 21 years hidden in a Dutch apartment, the crown is back in Ethiopia. "We're honoured and delighted to have been able to facilitate the rightful return," said Sigrid Kaag, the Dutch minister for foreign trade and development cooperation.
February 20, 2020 20:50 UTC
“We had a discussion with members of the Ethiopian Students Union in Wuhan and agreed to focus on prevention considering the circumstances in the city. Teshome did not comment why the Ethiopian government has failed to repatriate the students. They eat once a day and are insisting us to request the government help them move out of Wuhan city. The parents, who are filling request forms at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, are asking the government to help them return the students with return fares covered by them (the parents). More than 4,000 African students are estimated to live in Wuhan city.
February 20, 2020 18:45 UTC
Schmitt in court Thursday asked for consecutive life sentences, saying that by killing Kadir, Muldrew had also "snuffed out" the dreams of his family, who were not able to travel to the U.S. for the sentencing. Muldrew’s public defender, Sharon Turlington, said the case represents a "failure of the criminal justice system," citing Muldrew's intellectual disabilities and mental illness. Assistant Attorney General Christine Krug responded that two of three mental health evaluations found Muldrew competent to proceed, adding his actions to cover up the crime belie any claims of an intellectual disability. Muldrew's relatives said after the hearing that he suffers from bipolar disorder and is schizophrenic. His aunt, Joyce Muldrew, acknowledged that he committed the crime but said he was off his medications and "mentally, he was not there."
February 20, 2020 18:43 UTC
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - An 18th century church crown stolen from Ethiopia decades ago has been returned from the Netherlands after it was found in a suitcase more than 20 years ago, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Thursday. The bronze crown is thought to be one of just 20 of its kind in existence. An adviser to the prime minister said he believed the crown had disappeared from the Holy Trinity Church in Cheleqot, in Tigray, North Ethiopia, and that it belonged to the government. He realised it had been stolen but kept the discovery a secret until he was confident that it could safely be returned to Ethiopia. "Today Ethiopia receives a precious crown stolen several years ago and taken to the Netherlands.
February 20, 2020 18:22 UTC
"The new law ... would enable law enforcement to investigate properly, to prosecute the criminals, to prevent and control the crimes," Belayhun added. "The (previous) law was defective." They risk life imprisonment if the workers they send abroad "suffers harm to his human rights, life, body or psychological makeup", the draft law said. The previous 2015 legislation had life sentences but did not explicitly refer to labour brokers. Ethiopia's previous law had issues with its terminology in Amharic - the official working language - and did not clearly differentiate smuggling and trafficking as crimes, experts said.
February 20, 2020 15:12 UTC
An Ethiopian returnee from Saudi Arabia arrives at the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 31st July, 2017. "The [previous] law was defective." They risk life imprisonment if the workers they send abroad "suffers harm to his human rights, life, body or psychological makeup", the draft law said. The previous 2015 legislation had life sentences but did not explicitly refer to labour brokers. Ethiopia's previous law had issues with its terminology in Amharic - the official working language - and did not clearly differentiate smuggling and trafficking as crimes, experts said.
February 20, 2020 15:00 UTC