The U.S. is calling for an investigation into an alleged massacre of civilians in Ethiopia’s Amhara region, where a local rights group says more than 80 people were killed last week following clashes between soldiers and armed groups. Rights monitors have documented a range of human rights abuses by government forces during the conflict, including alleged extra-judicial killings. On Tuesday, the Ethiopia Human Rights Council said it had received information “showing that massive human rights violations were committed” during fighting in Merawi on Jan. 29. The rights group said the killings “were conducted by moving from house to house” during searches. Last week, Ethiopia’s parliament voted to extend a state of emergency in the Amhara region in an attempt to quash the Fano rebellion.
February 09, 2024 09:01 UTC
Ras Tafari’s famous European diplomatic tour, which took him to Rome and other European capitals, occurred during a time when Ethiopia was striving to assert its sovereignty on the global scene and in the African continent that was under colonial domination. Kevork Nalbandian, who served as its conductor, composed the Ethiopian national anthem, which remained in use from 1925 to 1974. Boris Adjemian, a French historian of Armenian descent, explores the journey of the Armenian diaspora in Ethiopia, extending his focus to include the entirety of the community within the country and its economic and political contributions. He highlights how the Negus’s brass band was a constant presence, tirelessly performing in all conditions, regardless of rain or shine, and enduring the relentless heat of the Addis Ababa highlands. From the book, we gain insight into how the brass band was strategically utilized to discreetly communicate Ethiopian diplomatic messages during international gatherings.
February 09, 2024 08:59 UTC
A special election in the suburbs of New York to replace disgraced former Rep. George Santos could offer clues about the mindset of suburban voters everywhere as 2024 election contests ramp up across the country. “This is a big concern for my district,” Pilip said. He had a comfortable victory in his last race in the district in 2020, defeating Santos, then a relatively unknown Republican. Another question that has loomed over the race has been whether the district will exist in its current form for much longer. The ruling was a major win for Democrats in the state who have angled for more favorable congressional districts.
February 09, 2024 08:49 UTC
(LUKE TRESS / New York Jewish Week) — One candidate is an Israeli-American Orthodox Jew born in Ethiopia. Amid the Israel-Hamas war, the candidates’ support for Israel has emerged as a major focus of the campaign. Despite Pilip’s Israel bonafides, Suozzi has pitched himself as the more reliable defender of Israel in the race. Suozzi defeated Santos in the 2020 election, when the Republican, like Pilip, was also a lesser-known challenger of color. Her campaign did not make her available for an interview with the New York Jewish Week.
February 09, 2024 07:19 UTC
Ethiopia Emerges As New Bitcoin Mining Hotspot – Will it Last? Ethiopia is growing popular for Bitcoin mining after China ejected the industry from its borders in 2021. Ethiopia Embraces Bitcoin MiningDespite having banned the actual trading of cryptocurrencies, Ethiopia gave the green light to Bitcoin mining operations starting in 2022. Similar to Ethiopia, Russia has also opened its arms to Bitcoin mining but banned using cryptocurrency in other ways—namely as a means of payment. Kazakhstan and Iran, for example, were once world leaders in Bitcoin mining before turning against the industry because of its power consumption.
February 08, 2024 22:01 UTC
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February 08, 2024 21:52 UTC
Ethiopia Coffee and Sidama Coffee greatly impacted the Ethiopia Premier League title race on Thursday when they beat leaders Mekelakeya and CBE respectively. Ethiopia Coffee beat Mekelakeya 4-0, while Sidama Coffee came from behind to upset CBE 2-1 to open up the title race. Ethiopia Coffee, meanwhile, struck quite early with Mesfin Tafesse on target in the ninth minute to go 1-0 up. Abdulkerim Worku doubled the advantage for Ethiopia Coffee at the half hour mark. Ethiopia Coffee leapfrog St George into third place on the log with 25 points, four points behind CBE in second with 29.
February 08, 2024 19:30 UTC
These containers house powerful computers, marking the arrival of Chinese Bitcoin miners in the region, as per a report by the South China Morning Post. The entry of Bitcoin miners into Ethiopia is not without risks. While Ethiopian officials remain cautious about the implications of crypto mining, the sector presents potential economic benefits, especially in terms of foreign exchange earnings. The influx of mining equipment into Ethiopia underscores the country’s growing importance in the crypto mining landscape, with Chinese miners dominating the scene. Despite these challenges, Ethiopian authorities have permitted crypto mining, primarily due to the revenue generated through foreign currency payments for electricity.
February 08, 2024 14:30 UTC
That said, when cooking, onions are often treated like a herb. UnsplashAre onions good for you? These include red onions, sweet onions, white onions, and yellow onions. But onions also work well as one of the main stars of the show, and these delicious vegan recipes are the proof. Sweet roasted pumpkin, caramelized red onions, and fragrant sage leaves make the perfect trio of toppings.
February 08, 2024 14:12 UTC
Temesgen Tiruneh, ex-Director General of National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) appointed DP Prime Minister (Photo: NISS)Addis Abeba – The House of People’s Representatives (HoPR) has appointed Temesgen Tiruneh, the former director general of National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) as deputy Prime Minister. Temesgen Tiruneh, who has just resigned from his post as president of the #Amhara regional state, is now appointed as Director of the National Intelligence & Security Service (#NISS). A trusted confidant& close ally of PM Abiy, Temesgen was his national security advisor before. He will now be replacing Demeke Mekonnen, the longest serving deputy PM who also doubled as Foreign minister starting November 2020. Dr Mekdes Daba appointed health minister replacing Lia Tadesse (Photo:Hakim/Facebook)She served as the president of the Ethiopian Obstetricians and Gynecologists Association (ESOG).
February 08, 2024 13:24 UTC
Dwud Ibssa, OLF’s Chairman, has been placed on house arrest for several months following the assassination of popular Oromo artist Hachalu hundessa. “If there was a special agreement with OLF [that wasn’t met], there would have been no reason for some of them [OLF leaders] to assume power and others to enter the bush, causing suffering to many people,” the PM remarked. According to the statement, integration of OLF army, non-partisanship of the Ethiopian security forces, return of OLF offices including its headquarters in Addis Abeba and other confiscated properties, were parts of the deal. “There are no party leaders and political officers of the OLF across Oromia, who have not been arrested, as confirmed by a committee established by the Election Board,” the party said in its latest statement. The report confirmed that many OLF leaders and members are “illegally detained” and were subjected to abuse.
February 08, 2024 12:34 UTC
ADDIS ABABA, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- The Ethiopian House of Peoples' Representatives (HoPR), the lower chamber of the parliament, on Thursday approved the appointment of new cabinet members upon the endorsement of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The newly-introduced cabinet members include Temesgen Tiruneh as the East African country's deputy prime minister, replacing the departing veteran Ethiopian politician Demeke Mekonnen, who was the country's deputy prime minister and foreign minister. The Ethiopian parliament also approved the appointment of Mekdes Daba as the country's minister of health, replacing the departing Health Minister Lia Tadesse. Members of the lower house of the Ethiopian parliament unanimously approved the three incoming ministers upon Ahmed's endorsement. Tiruneh, on the other hand, was recently appointed as deputy president of the Prosperity Party, following the resignation of Mekonnen.
February 08, 2024 11:49 UTC
The ministry of finance and UNIDO have inked a $28 million deal to bolster Ethiopia's textile and garments industry. State minister of finance Semereta Sewasew and UNIDO country representatives Calabro Aurelia Patrizia signed the agreement recently. The ministry of finance and UNIDO have entered a $28 million agreement to bolster Ethiopia's textile and garments industry. The project will champion a circular economy in textiles by introducing resource-efficient technologies, as outlined by the finance ministry. The organisation has prioritised support for the textile, leather, and agro processing manufacturing sectors, aligning with Ethiopia's industrial goals.
February 08, 2024 11:48 UTC
ADDIS ABABA, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- The Ethiopian House of Peoples' Representatives (HoPR), the lower chamber of the Ethiopian parliament, on Thursday approved Temesgen Tiruneh as the country's deputy prime minister. The HoPR unanimously appointed Tiruneh, who was previously the director general of the National Intelligence and Security Service of Ethiopia, upon the endorsement of the country's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Ahmed, while presenting the credentials of Tiruneh, said the former intelligence chief has garnered rich educational and governance experience, supported by several senior positions in the Ethiopian government over the years. Ahmed said Tiruneh's appointment as the deputy prime minister of Ethiopia, Africa's second-most populous nation, would help strengthen the government's efforts to realize the socioeconomic development of the country. Last month, Ethiopia's ruling Prosperity Party appointed Tiruneh, who is a member of the party's executive committee, as its deputy president, replacing the departing veteran Ethiopian politician Mekonnen.
February 08, 2024 11:33 UTC
According to reports, Bitcoin Mining companies from China have been migrating their base into Ethiopia, despite the country’s ban on crypto trading. Bitcoin Mining, a process that validates Bitcoin transactions consists of mining systems competing with each other to solve a cryptographic problem and award bitcoin. The three biggest costs for Bitcoin mining are electricity, network infrastructure, and mining infrastructure. Now, Bitcoin mining is an energy-intensive process with customized mining systems that compete to solve a cryptographic problem. More details on the Ethiopia Bitcoin miningEthiopia allowed Bitcoin mining starting in 2022 although the East African country still bans cryptocurrency trading.
February 08, 2024 11:03 UTC