Even though man had made a mess of God’s plan, God still loved man. As one looks at God’s plan, it is seen that the first step in the plan of salvation is developing faith. God’s plan brings joy to the one obeying, for they know salvation is within their reach. God’s plan for man’s salvation is seen when one looks at the plan itself. It must be God’s plan, never man’s plan.
February 16, 2020 11:02 UTC
Somaliland has rejected a planned joint visit by Somali president Mohamed Abdulahi Farmaajo and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. A high-ranking official in Somaliland had confirmed a proposed visit to Hargeisa by Abiy and Farmaajo on the initiative of the PM. A meeting between leaders of Somalia and Somaliland in Addis Ababa was brokered by Abiy last week after the 33rd African Union summit. The Somali presidential spokesman confirmed that the “ice-breaking” meeting had indeed taken place between Farmaajo and Somaliland’s Muse Bihi. Days later, Farmaajo made a public admission over excesses by the Siad Barre regime in the late eighties against Somaliland.
February 16, 2020 10:30 UTC
A riot broke out on Sunday morning in the Haifa Magistrates Court following the first hearing in the trial of the police officer who allegedly shot and killed Solomon Tekah, an Ethiopian-Israeli youth. Dozens of family members and associates tried at the end of the hearing to reach the booth where the police officer was being held, but they were stopped by court guards. There were loud screams and the family members shouted "killer!" At the beginning of the hearing, Judge Zayed Falah made an opening statement to the media outlets and made it clear that protests and media pressures would not affect the court. The judge added, "I want to make it clear to everyone, the court is not affected by violence.
February 16, 2020 09:33 UTC
The trial of a policeman for the negligent homicide of Ethiopian-Israeli Solomon Tekah in June 2019 opened on Sunday before Judge Zaid Falah of the Haifa Magistrate’s Court. Although Nitzan had no replacement at the time, the pre-indictment hearings were handled by other state prosecution officials. The police placed the policeman who shot and killed Tekah on forced leave in July 2019. Attorney Yair Nadshi, representing the policeman, has said that the policeman acted in self-defense and than an indictment should not have been brought against him. Ohana succeeded in having the cabinet establish a state commission to investigate the PID’s conduct, primarily using the Tekah case as justification for the move.
February 16, 2020 05:37 UTC
Laura Muir fell short in her world-record bid but the Glasgow crowd witnessed history in the pole vault at the Muller Indoor Grand Prix. Muir was about two-and-a-half seconds short of the indoor world record as she claimed victory in the 1000m to follow training partner Jemma Reekie’s success in the 1500m. But pole vault sensation Armand ‘Mondo’ Duplantis set a new world best for the second week running – adding a centimetre on to his feat to jump 6.18m. The 21-year-old had already broken three British indoor records this month and the Scot showed impressive determination and composure to make her move down the inside after fearing she might be boxed in. “I was hoping I was going to beat my own British record but it’s OK, I will take the win.”Duplantis, the 20-year-old American-born Swede, savoured his latest achievement.
February 15, 2020 18:45 UTC
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry announced on Friday the final agreement regarding the filling of the Renaissance Dam, Anadolu Agency reported. The agreement includes arrangements on the filling of the dam and measures to be taken during times of drought, as well as rules on long-term operation. In addition, the agreement includes procedures relating to dealing with emergencies. Meanwhile, the US announced that it would take part, along with the IMF, in producing the final draft of the agreement. Read: Trump speaks with Egypt’s Sisi, backs talks on disputed Ethiopia dam
February 15, 2020 13:41 UTC
The capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, is set to host the United States Government initiated eighth annual African Land Forces Summit 2020 (ALFS20) next week. ALFS 2015 was held in Dakar, Senegal, and was hosted by the U.S. in conjunction with the Senegalese Defense Force. ALFS 2016 was held in Arusha, Tanzania, and was hosted by the U.S. in conjunction with the Tanzanian People’s Defense Force. ALFS 2017 was held in Lilongwe, Malawi and hosted by the U.S. in conjunction with the Malawi Defense Force. In 2019, ALFS was held in Gaborone, Botswana and co-hosted by the Botswana Defense Force.
February 15, 2020 13:07 UTC
Smuggling of donkeys from Ethiopia to Kenya has been increasing over the past six months making busy customs officers and border controllers. The donkeys are being smuggled from Ethiopia to Kenya, because the later has donkey slaughtering houses engaged in export of the meat, according to Mr. Chanyalew Fuji, Manager of Ethiopia Moyale customs post, who spoke to the state daily Amharic newspaper, Addis Zemen. He noted that the number of people engaged in smuggling of donkeys to Kenya from Ethiopia has been increasing making the Moyale customs post officers and other border controllers between the two countries. A few years ago, the government of Ethiopia has faced major opposition by the people when it granted license to the first donkey slaughtering house. After highly consuming their donkeys and significantly reducing the number of donkeys, the Chinese are reportedly targeting donkeys from other parts of the world mainly Africa.
February 15, 2020 11:48 UTC
Ethiopia’s parliamentary elections will be held on August 29, 2020, the country's election body announced on Friday. The August 29 election date is two weeks later than the electoral board had previously indicated. Representatives of political groups, as well as civil society had opposed the earlier date August 16,2020. They argued that since mid-August is the peak of the rainy season in most parts of Ethiopia, the rains will impact the voter turnoutAccording to the new schedule the election results will be expected from August 30 to September 8,2020. Ethiopia has had regular parliamentary elections since the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) took power in 1991 but, with one exception, none were competitive.
February 15, 2020 11:22 UTC
One of the stories in the Giovardiana manuscript describes the miraculous birth of Zar’a Ya‘eqob. In medieval Ethiopia, as in Europe, monasteries were repositories of knowledge and centres of learning, and, judging from the many theological works which would later be written by Zar’a Ya‘eqob, the prince must have been a particularly gifted student. Enraged by such defiance, Zar’a Ya‘eqob had Stephen bound, stripped of his monastic garb, and flogged. Zar’a Ya‘eqob was also determined to root out pagan and magical practices from his empire. In 1445 Zar’a Ya‘eqob came face to face with his most dangerous opponent, Ahmad Badlay, the sultan of ‘Adal, who had already won several victories against the Christian forces of Ethiopia.
February 15, 2020 10:18 UTC
Invitation to international competitive bid to sign a master frame agreement contract floating date as of February 17, 2020. Ethio Telecom intends to sign a master frame agreement contract for one year with a possibility of extension up to three years with finally awarded bidder / bidders. Hence Ethio Telecom invites all interested and eligible bidders by this international competitive bid for the procurement of G657A2, 2 Core SM Optical Fiber Drop Cable (DUCT) and Q652, 6 Core SM Optical Fiber Drop Cable (DUCT) Fiber 1 Buffer with RFQ No. The tender remains floating from February 17, 2020 to March 17, 2020. Bid documents can be obtained from Ethio Telecom’s Head office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, room no- 201 during office hours Monday to Friday.
February 15, 2020 09:45 UTC
image credit : EBCborkenaFebruary 14, 2020A Higher court in East Harar, South-Eastern part of Ethiopia, sentenced a suspected human trafficker, who is said to be responsible for the death of five women, to death. The suspect identified as Abdulkarim Tahir has “caused the death of five women in the course of illegal human trafficking,” said the court. According to state media – Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) – Abdulkarim cajoled five young ladies of Gursum district of East Hararge zone, Dayferes kebele to entrap them in illegal human trafficking. Five of the eight young ladies whom he managed to convince that they would make it to Saudi Arabia drowned in a boat accident in an unspecified location. He reportedly received three thousand Ethiopian birr from each of them, and he took them from their places during night time to avoid suspicion.
February 15, 2020 04:19 UTC
United Arab Emirates and Ethiopia have a range of bilateral agreements including military cooperationEthiopians in the Gulf region attending a meeting with PM Abiy Ahmed. Credit : Office of PMborkenaFebruary 14, 2020As the Ethiopian election date is officially declared, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is on a three days working visit to the United Arab Emirates where he met with thousands of Ethiopians. Those Ethiopians posed questions to the Prime Minister regarding the situation in Ethiopia. Also, matters related to their community life in their country of residence in the Gulf region, the office of the prime minister disclosed on Thursday. On the second day of his visit, Abiy met with about fifteen thousand Ethiopians,according to government sources, at the Shabab Al Ahli stadium in the afternoon.
February 15, 2020 04:07 UTC
The UN agency relied on funding and the cooperation of members to function, giving wealthy member states like China considerable influence. This means that the WHO is only as informed as its member states want it to be. Beijing’s exclusion of the island from international organizations does not usually have global ramifications. Speaking to reporters last month, a spokesman used the bizarre construction of “China, Taiwan;” while a February 4 report flipped it and listed “Taiwan, China,” but got the number of cases wrong, relying on data from Beijing not Taipei. And this is the fundamental problem with the WHO: it cannot treat member states equally because they are not equal.
February 15, 2020 02:27 UTC
If you accept Dawit’s “genocide” standard today, would you apply it equally when someone you support takes power? As I write this, I am wondering what happened to Major Dawit? These are questions for Major Dawit’s soul to answer. In his article, Major Dawit States the following: “According to ‘FindLaw ‘composed of legal experts, “Complicity is the act of helping or encouraging another individual to commit a crime. The facts are Dr. Abiy and his administration are working very hard to form a more inclusive society.
February 15, 2020 01:18 UTC