The organizations argue that this limit violates women’s constitutional rights to education and equality. The controversial draft directive, which is part of a new set of guidelines the Ministry is planning to introduce, states that a female student can only be absent for 15 consecutive school days in reference to maternity. The coalition argues that this clause severely violates women’s constitutional right to equality in the social, economic, and political spheres, including the realm of education. To address the issue, they have called on the Ministry of Education to engage in consultation with civil society and reconsider the contentious aspects of the draft directive. Recently, Amelework Hezekiel, director of communication at the Ministry of Education, clarified that the directive is still in its preliminary draft stage and has not yet been implemented.
December 05, 2023 09:21 UTC
Kolkata: The Kolkata 25K, the World athletics elite label road race, will be headlined by 10K world record-holder Ethiopian Yalemzerf Yehualaw in the women’s category and two-time world championship silver medallist Kenyan Daniel Simiyu Ebenyo in the men’s category. She also sits second on the world all-time list at the half marathon with a time of 1:03:51 set in 2021. Yehualaw took her first victory in a World Marathon Major at the 2022 London Marathon, becoming the youngest-ever female winner of the event. Just 20 years old, Dessie set a half marathon PB of 1:07:30 in Milan this year, while Kibet has a half marathon best of 1:06:37, set in the 2021 Roma-Ostia event. His compatriots Roncer Kipkorir Konga and Bernard Biwott, with sub-60-minute half marathon bests, are expected to push Ebenyo for the top podium position.
December 05, 2023 08:37 UTC
Addis Abeba — Last week, multiple districts in Amhara region were struck by renewed heavy artillery shelling and drone strike, resulting in the tragic loss of civilian lives and the destruction of vital infrastructures. Witnesses speaking to Addis Standard reported that the indiscriminate attacks caused widespread devastation to homes and infrastructure in the region. The explosion killed five individuals, including Henok Shume, and left the vehicle reduced to scattered debris. Despite being constructed four decades ago, the bridge remained in good condition until it endured the recent damage, as stated by Gashaw. In November, the United Nations Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said drone strikes by Ethiopian government forces in the Amhara region including on a school and a bus station resulted in the deaths of at least 20 civilians, raising concerns about human rights abuses amidst ongoing clashes in Amhara.
December 05, 2023 07:56 UTC
One of India’s biggest running festivals and the World Athletics Elite Label Road Race, the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K, will be headlined by 10K world record-holder Ethiopian Yalemzerf Yehualaw in the women’s category and two-time world championship silver medallist Kenyan Daniel Simiyu Ebenyo in the men’s category. The event will witness some of the world’s best athletes take centre stage at the US $100,000 prize money race. The International Elite runners will be further incentivised by an Event Record Bonus of US $3,000. The current event record, in the Men’s category, stands in the name of Kenya’s Leonard Barsoton with a timing of 1:12:49 and the Women’s record in the name of Bahrain’s Desi Jisa with a timing of 1:21:04. His Kolkata appearance will be his debut at the 25K distance.
December 05, 2023 07:28 UTC
Cop27 President Sameh Shoukry, left, hands over the gavel to Cop28 President Dr Sultan Al Jaber at the UN climate conference's opening ceremony. AFPUAE-UN-CLIMATE-COP28 Cop27 President Sameh Shoukry, left, hands over the gavel to Cop28 President Dr Sultan Al Jaber at the UN climate conference's opening ceremony. ReutersU.N.'s COP28 climate summit in Dubai World leaders on day two of Cop28 in Dubai. ReutersPresident Sheikh Mohamed and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres hold a meeting at the Cop28 summit in Dubai. The Cop will explore ways to provide relief to those affected by climate change and aim to build consensus on priority actions for the health system’s response to climate change, paired with financing.
December 05, 2023 06:00 UTC
Olympic marathon runner Eloise Wellings has no recollection of a scary mid-race moment when she lost her vision during the Valencia marathon over the weekend. Wellings finished about two minutes behind fellow Australian Genevieve Gregson, whose 2:23.08 saw her finish eighth. Credit: Eloise Wellings“Ninety-five per cent of it was some of the best micro moments of my running days so far. It has never been more accurate in women’s marathon running in our country and it’s a privilege to line up alongside you all.”Eloise Wellings at last year’s Commonwealth Games. Credit: Isaac Parkin - PA Images / PA Images via Getty ImagesWellings has been a stalwart of Australian running since first competing at the World Junior Championships in 1998.
December 05, 2023 04:48 UTC
Liam McNallyMelton council has stood by its decision not to grant an Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church (EOTC) a permit to convert a Strathulloh property into a place of worship. The land sits in a Green Wedge Zone which allows for places of worship to be built on a discretionary basis, decided by the council. EOTC committee member Endalkachew Aragaw said church leaders were assured in 2021 that securing a permit would pose no significant challenges, which was crucial to their decision to purchase the land. Now-mayor Kathy Majdlik said allowing a church in a Green Wedge Zone would set a dangerous precedent, while councillor Goran Kesic said that many of the congregation’s members arrived in Australia as refugees fleeing conflict, and establishing a church in Melton would reflect the resilient and devout nature of the community. Councillor Steve Abboushi raised a motion to rescind the decision at the November 27 council meeting which was supported by councillors Sophie Ramsey and Goran Kesic.
December 05, 2023 03:50 UTC
Ethiopia's Ministry of Finance signs deal with AMEA Power for 300-MW onshore wind project in Horn of Africa. Dubai-based renewables developer and operator AMEA Power LLC is set to build a 300-MW onshore wind farm in Ethiopia, its first independent power producer (IPP) project in the country. AMEA Power has signed the agreement with the Ethiopian Ministry of Finance on the sidelines of the COP28 climate summit held in Dubai. In a statement released today, the ministry described the USD-600-million (EUR 551.7m) project as "poised to become the largest wind energy project in the Horn of Africa". Spanning 18,000 hectares, the Aysha Wind Power Project will be located in Ethiopia's Horn of Africa region.
December 04, 2023 14:48 UTC
If you missed watching the 2023 Trinidad Alfonso Valencia Marathon live today due to its 2:15 a.m. Meanwhile 41-year-old Kenenisa Bekele ran his fastest marathon in four years to finish 4th in 2:04:19 and set a masters world record. *Top Results *WA Full race recap *Full race video replayHere are seven big takeaways from Valencia. Running in his 25th marathon, eventual race winner Sisay Lemma set a half marathon pb in the first half! It should be noted that Deso ran Valencia today as well and Bekele beat him by nearly a minute.
December 04, 2023 14:09 UTC
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December 04, 2023 14:00 UTC
The Scandinavian-based Ethiopian gold exploration and boutique mining company today announced that Jørgen Evjen, CEO, will present live at the Clean Energy and Precious Metals Virtual Investor Conference, hosted by VirtualInvestorConferences.com, on December 6th. Akobo Minerals has emerged as the foremost gold exploration company in Ethiopia, boasting over 13 years of dedicated on-the-ground experience. What sets Akobo Minerals apart is its strong commitment to fostering positive relationships with local communities, extending all the way to national authorities. Akobo Minerals has firmly established its presence in the region by upholding the principles of ethical conduct, transparency, and open communication. Akobo Minerals places great emphasis on meeting and exceeding industry standards, fully complying with all aspects of the JORC code, 2012.
December 04, 2023 13:59 UTC
This proposal was made during the 3rd Joint Committee Meeting of the MVCM of the Ethiopian peace process on 01 December, 2023. The meeting aimed to review progress, challenges, and opportunities in implementing the Permanent Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (COHA), which was signed on November 2, 2022. The 3rd Joint Committee Meeting was attended by representatives of the government of Ethiopia, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), and the AU High-Level Panel. To further progress, the AU has planned a strategic reflection session involving the AU High-Level Panel within the next two months. The Joint Committee also welcomed the AU’s announcement of the approval of a $1 million contribution from the Crisis Reserve Facility of the AU Peace Fund towards the implementation of the DDR program.
December 04, 2023 12:29 UTC
“They attempted a coup and failed to materialise their objective,” Embalo said after members of the National Guard command improperly released two ministers detained over alleged corruption, resulting in a shootout with the Presidential Palace Battalion. The attempted coup is the second in West and Central Africa in a week after last week’s failed coup in Sierra Leone. This is an attempted coup d’état and there will be serious consequences for everyone involved.”The small nation of Guinea-Bissau has endured multiple coups since gaining independence from Portugal nearly five decades ago. Both were being questioned over the use of government funds before the members of the National Guard secretly released them, local media reported. As a result, the National Guard — which is under the Ministry of Interior — is largely controlled by the opposition-dominated parliament.
December 04, 2023 12:08 UTC
Protesters at the COP28 climate talks in Dubai Monday called for additional financing for the newly established loss and damage fund, as well as an end to subsidies for the fossil fuel industry. Kenyan climate activist Eric Njuguna said he believed certain countries had not paid enough into the fund. "The message of this action today is that after the creation of the loss and damage fund on day one, Global North countries haven't paid enough into the loss and damage fund," he said. "We need the rich countries to pay into the loss and damage fund in the scale of hundreds of billions," he added. Meanwhile, Japanese activist Susanne Wong singled out her country for subsidizing modern fossil fuels across Asia.
December 04, 2023 12:07 UTC
Ethiopian Airlines (ET, Addis Ababa International) believes its prospective Nigerian joint venture will go ahead despite concerns within the Nigerian government. Under the plan, it will take a 49% stake in startup Nigeria Air (NWB, Lagos), with private investors taking 46% and the Nigerian government 5%. Speaking to Aviation Daily, Ethiopian Airlines CCO Lemma Yadecha Gudeta said the joint venture was "almost a done deal." He has reportedly informed the Nigerian president of his concerns; it is up to the president to ultimately give the joint venture the go-ahead. The Nigerian government says it is committed to protecting the interests of local airlines and ensuring a level playing field across the Nigerian aviation industry.
December 04, 2023 11:37 UTC