Game Of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer is narrating a new audiobook exploring magic from the world of Harry Potter. The recording reflects the hugely popular exhibition of the same name which ran at the British Library last year and will open at the New York Historical Society in the US this October. Dormer will lead listeners through an audio journey, delving into real world magical texts and artefacts. It will feature exclusive interviews with series narrators Jim Dale and Stephen Fry, illustrators Jim Kay and Olivia Lomenech Gill, and curators from the British Library and New York Historical Society. It’s been fun to join the Wizarding World family.”Laurence Howell, Audible UK’s director of content, said: “We are thrilled to offer Audible listeners the opportunity to enjoy a brilliant performance of yet another essential component of the Wizarding World.
August 09, 2018 12:56 UTC
You are here:视频播放位置 下载安装Flash播放器ADDIS ABABA, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- The following are news highlights in Ethiopia's major media outlets on Thursday. -- The national defense force deployed in Jigjiga and other parts of Ethiopia's Somali regional state were operating to restore peace in the region. Motuma Mekasa, Ethiopia's Minister of Defense, made the remarks on Thursday while briefing journalists on the current situation in the regional state. (Fana Broadcasting Corporate/FBC)-- Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Thursday received UK's International Development Secretary, Penny Mordaunt, at his office and held discussion on economy and poverty reduction, according to Office of the Prime Minister. (Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation/EBC)-- Ethiopia and the United Kingdom have signed grant agreements amounting to 115 million Pound Sterlings to support industrialization and job creation as well as setting effective tax system in Ethiopia.
August 09, 2018 10:18 UTC
UK Grants Ethiopia 115 Million GBPAugust 8, 2018 - Ethiopia and the United Kingdom signed grant agreement for GBP 115 million at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation (MoFEC) today. According to the agreement, 80 million GBP will be used to finance the Ethiopian Jobs Compact Program, while 35 million GBP will be used for Tax Systems Reform Program. The grant will be used to support industrialization in Ethiopia aimed at creating 100,000 jobs for the locals and 30,000 jobs for refugees residing in the country. The agreement was signed by Dr. Abraham Tekeste, Minister of MoFEC, and Ms. Penny Mordaunt, the UK Secretary of State for International Development.
August 09, 2018 05:26 UTC
Djibouti Airlifts 1700 Citizens from Eastern EthiopiaAugust 8, 2018 - Djibouti airlifted a total of 1,700 nationals from Ethiopia as of Monday following attacks on some nationals in the Ethiopian city of Dire Dawa. Minister Mahmoud Ali Youssouf confirmed airlift from Ethiopia and reaffirmed the country’s ties with neighbouring Ethiopia and that there was no reason for Ethiopians in Djibouti to panic. He said the government was in constant communication with Addis Ababa with respect to securing the lives of Djiboutians in Ethiopia. Hea said, the two peoples of Djibouti and Ethiopia have always been living together in harmony. We will make sure that nothing disrupt that.
August 09, 2018 05:15 UTC
Ethiopia Cuts Internet in Violence Stricken East - ReportAugust 8, 2018 - Ethiopia has reportedly shut down internet in violence stricken eastern Ethiopia region, according to Reuters. According to the report, the internet outage was first reported on Tuesday by digital rights group Access Now. It is not clear why the new Ethiopian administration resorted to such knee-jerk measures so soon after condemning such practices in the past. Violence broke out on Saturday in Jijiga, the capital of Ethiopia’s Somali region, with mobs looting properties owned by ethnic minorities. Nearly 1 million Ethiopians are currently displaced from their homes due to ethnic violence in the Somali and Oromia regions and elsewhere, according to the United Nations.
August 09, 2018 05:03 UTC
Hughes, Dina seal sprint double for BritainBERLIN: Zharnel Hughes and Dina Asher-Smith claimed a historic European sprint double for Britain Tuesday as they won the men and women’s 100 metres at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium. “I came here to be European champion, so I’m happy to have achieved that,” said Asher-Smith, who is targeting a sprint treble. “It was a great day for Great Britain winning two golds and one silver in sprints,” said the 23-year-old Hughes. Usain Bolt did what he did at this stadium (setting 100 and 200m world records when winning world titles in 2009). In the field, Wojciech Nowicki beat three-time world champion Pawel Fajdek for a one-two for Poland in the men’s hammer throw.
August 09, 2018 01:59 UTC
When the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea embraced in Asmara last month, vowing to end the 2-decade-old state of war between their two countries, it looked like a sudden breakthrough. The Ethiopian prime minister's chief of staff Fitsum Arega acknowledged meetings with UAE officials, but said the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea were responsible for ending the war. Earlier this year, Hashimi met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's predecessor Hailemariam Desalegn, in Ethiopia. Officials from the UAE affiliate of the Red Crescent society, Emirates Red Crescent, later visited Ethiopia to discuss aid projects with Abiy. Things finally began to change after the death of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi in 2012 .
August 08, 2018 21:08 UTC
borkenaAugust 8,2018The Ethiopian government is launching what is poised to become Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s flagship program of “trans-boundary volunteers.”With this program, youth volunteers are to serve outside of their respective ethnic-based Federal states, seemingly which is why it is named “trans-boundary”, in the country. 1000 graduating students drawn from different parts of Ethiopia are taking part in the program which is commencing today. And volunteer youth are to get credit for their participation when they are looking for employment after graduation. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with the volunteers today before they are deployed to where they are assigned. Ethiopia has a history of mobilizing youth for volunteer work in the community.
August 08, 2018 19:52 UTC
Source: FidesAt least seven Orthodox churches have been attacked and set on fire, and six priests and several faithful have been killed in the Somali region of Ethiopia. The spiral of violence also accentuated the contrasts between the regional administration and the government of Addis Ababa. According to official sources of the Tewahedo Orthodox Church, more than 20,000 displaced Ethiopians are being supported and assisted by the Orthodox parishes of Jijiga. The Tewahedo Orthodox Church of Ethiopia, led by Abuna Matthias I, is one of the few indigenous churches and in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is in communion with the Coptic Orthodox Church.
August 08, 2018 18:49 UTC
UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation, Reem Al Hashemi, told an event in Washington last month that her country had “played a humble role in trying to bring these two countries together”. Earlier this year, Al Hashemi met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmad’s predecessor, Hailemariam Desalegn, in Ethiopia. In 2017, Eritrean officials visited Washington twice and again once this year, leaving messages that the Americans passed to Ethiopian officials. But it was the appointment of Abiy that really encouraged Eritrea, Ethiopian officials, politicians and diplomats in the region say. A few weeks later the two leaders travelled to Abu Dhabi.
August 08, 2018 17:02 UTC
Ruth Negga has said that diversity in Hollywood has not yet been achieved and it is something that needs to be continually worked on. Negga, 36, told Marie Claire UK magazine: “This is a continuing conversation. We have to move forward with the questions we ask and evolve with our society.’Ruth Negga talks diversity, Hamlet and her split from Dominic Cooper https://t.co/aQ4Z6VY394 pic.twitter.com/POIxcBwbzW — Marie Claire (@marieclaireuk) August 8, 2018The actress shared her annoyance over the diversity of opinion not being taken into account. “I mean if you’re a brown woman, it doesn’t mean you have the same thoughts as another brown woman,” she said. Ruth Negga (Marie Claire UK/Tesh)“This sounds terrible: I am ambitious, but I’m not ambitious at the same time,” she said.
August 08, 2018 15:00 UTC
Violence in Ethiopia has led to political resignation and religious fasting and prayer as churches are burnt down. By Francesca MerloAbune Mathias, Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, has decided to go through 16 days of fasting and prayer in order to invoke peace and reconciliation in the country’s Jijiga and Somali regions. The violence that took off in those areas of Ethiopia last week caused around 30 deaths. Governor resigned and arrestedThis out of control violence has led to the resignation of Abdi Illey, regional governor. Parishes’ assistanceOfficial sources of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church told Fides News Agency that over 20,000 evacuated Ethiopians are being assisted by Jijinga’s Orthodox parishes.
August 08, 2018 15:00 UTC
At the Sandy Spring Museum in Sandy Spring, Maryland, that talent is on display in an exhibit of six refugee artists from Iraq, Ethiopia and Somalia. Some of the displayed works depict the refugee artists' memories of their homelands. Rather, Sandy Spring is a place where the community can gather and "have unexpected encounters," according to the museum website. He was a well-known artist in Iraq until violence forced him to flee to Syria in 2006. Alkarkhi is also painting his experiences as a refugee in his new color palette, as in his piece, "Colorful Horses."
August 08, 2018 14:48 UTC
The oil-rich Gulf state has gained increasing influence in the region in recent years, according to UAE and Ethiopian officials and diplomats. Earlier this year, Hashimy, the UAE minister, met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's predecessor, Hailemariam Desalegn, in Ethiopia. A month after taking office, Abiy visited the UAE capital Abu Dhabi to meet Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan. In 2017, Eritrean officials visited Washington twice and again once this year, leaving messages that the Americans passed to Ethiopian officials. But it was the appointment of Abiy that really encouraged Eritrea, Ethiopian officials, politicians and diplomats in the region say.
August 08, 2018 14:03 UTC
Ethiopia’s government has regressed to an old habit: shutting down the internet. Reports show the internet has been blocked in the eastern cities of Jijiga, Dire Dawa, and Harar following violence and simmering political tensions. Following the unrest, officials cut off internet access to the region, with no explanation from either the ministry of communications or the sole mobile operator and internet provider Ethio Telecom. The move is indicative of an old Ethiopian government trick, blocking the internet or access to specific social media sites like Facebook and Twitter during anti-government protests or unease. But under the new prime minister Abiy Ahmed, the expectation was that his administration would no longer stifle internet access.
August 08, 2018 13:54 UTC