CAIRO, June 10 (Xinhua) -- Egypt and Ethiopia agreed on adopting a joint vision on Ethiopia's construction of Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), Egyptian presidential spokesman said Sunday. The vision, reached by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali, is based on each country's respect to the development rights and interests of the other, Bassam Rady said in a statement. The Ethiopian prime minister arrived in Cairo on Saturday for a two-day visit, his first to Egypt since assuming his post in April. Ethiopia has been constructing a giant dam on the Nile River that raises Egypt's concerns as a downstream country about its annual share of the river water. While Ethiopia and Sudan reached a mutual consensus on the construction of the dam, Egypt frequently expressed its concern that the dam would affect its annual share of 55.5 billion cubic meters of the Nile River water amid the GERD's rapid construction.
June 10, 2018 10:41 UTC
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June 09, 2018 23:51 UTC
By ELIAS MESERET, Associated PressADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — These are not ordinary times in Ethiopia. Abiy has been called “Prime Minister Bolt” for the sprinter-like pace of reforms Some Ethiopians say it’s hardly possible to comprehend a single day’s events. The new prime minister has dined with opposition leaders, named new army and intelligence chiefs and suggested that his own position should have term limits. “The language the prime minister is using is very conducive for coming closer, to listen to each other. Ethiopia suffers from massive debt and faces an acute foreign exchange crisis after exports fell short of targets.
June 09, 2018 09:11 UTC
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has appointed Seare Mekonnen as the new Army Chief of Staff replacing Samora Yenus. The appointment of Seare Mekonnen marks the first change at the top in 17 years in Ethiopia’s army, which plays a dominant role in the country that has Africa’s biggest population after Nigeria. Samora served as army Chief of Staff for the past 17 years after Tsadkan Gebretensae (Let. Seare Mekonnen, Samora and Tsadkan all hail from Tigray Province. Abiy also restored the full honor and benefits of two army officials namely Alemshet Degiffe (Maj. Gen.) and Assamnew Tsige (Brig.
June 09, 2018 02:34 UTC
In a surprise announcement, Ethiopia has promised to implement an international court’s decision resolving a border dispute with Eritrea. Amnesty International calls the overall human rights situation in Eritrea “deplorable.”Jamie Staley is an aide to U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren, co-chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission. In April, the commission held a hearing to address concerns about human trafficking and religious freedom in Eritrea. Seeking asylumAbout 3,000 unaccompanied minors from Eritrea sought asylum in 2015, said Phillip Connor, a senior researcher with Pew Research. Criticism of Eritrea’s human rights record has also come from within Africa.
June 09, 2018 00:19 UTC
Several hundred Ethiopians demonstrated in the Swiss capital on Friday against a deal made by the European Union (EU) which would also allow Switzerland to repatriate asylum seekers to the Horn of Africa nation. That task would be the responsibility ofthe Ethiopian intelligence services. Advocacy group Amnesty International in April criticised Switzerland for moving to return Ethiopian asylum seekers to their homeland, which it characterised as ”undoubtedly an extremely oppressive state”. The involvement of Ethiopian intelligence services was also a chief concern of demonstrators gathered in Bern on Friday. The protestors said that by returning Ethiopians home, Switzerlandwould be "putting victims in the hands of the very people they had been fleeing."
June 08, 2018 16:06 UTC
He was received at Entebbe International Airport by his host Yoweri Museveni and inspected a guard of honour. KAMPALA - Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali, has arrived this Friday for a two-day state visit at the invitation of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. President Yoweri Museveni with DhamuzunguHe was received at State House Entebbe by his host Yoweri Museveni and inspected a guard of honour. Abiy inspecting a guard of honour monted by Uganda's security servicesOn Saturday, the Ethiopian Prime Minister will be the Chief Guest at Heroes' Day celebrations at Birembo sub-county in Kakumiro district. President Museveni and his guest at State House EntebbeAbiy Ahmed Ali is the 12th Prime Minister of Ethiopia.
June 08, 2018 10:42 UTC
Ethiopian government on Thursday announced the appointment of a new chief of National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) and army chief of staff. The new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has appointed General Adem Mohammed as the new chief of Ethiopian National Intelligence and Security Service. NISS is re-established with a ministerial status, as an autonomous federal government office having its own legal personality and it is accountable to the Prime Minister. In a related development, at the Palace of the President of Ethiopia Mulatu Teshome, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has also awarded Medal of Honor to the army chief of Staff General Samora Yunus and announced appointment of a new army chief of staff – General Seare Mekonnen. Since taking office two months ago, Prime minister Abiy has been reshuffling and appointing ministers as part of his party’s reform program.
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June 08, 2018 08:26 UTC
He called Seare Mekonnen as leader of their armed forces forces set up of Samora Yunis, Abiy’s Chief of Personnel Fitsum Arega stated in a Twitter article late on Thursday. The highest also termed aviation head Adem Mohamed to go the NISS security service, replacing Getachew Assefa, the Ethiopian News Agency stated. Disclaimer: Fusion Media would like to remind you the info in this site is not necessarily real nor nor accurate. Therefore Fusion Media doesn`t endure any obligation for virtually any trading losses you might incur as a result of utilizing this data. Therefore Fusion Media doesn`t endure any obligation for virtually any trading losses you might incur as a result of utilizing this data.
June 08, 2018 07:30 UTC
FILE PHOTO: A Bombardier CSeries aircraft is pictured during a news conference to announce a partnership between Airbus and Bombardier on the C Series aircraft programme, in Colomiers near Toulouse, France, October 17, 2017. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Photo ReutersBy Allison Lampert and Rama Venkat Raman(Reuters) - European planemaker Airbus SE has finalized a rescue deal for Bombardier Inc's CSeries jet and is expected to flex its cost-cutting and marketing muscle to revive the money-losing Canadian venture. Bombardier will retain 31 percent in the CSeries while Investissement Quebec, run by the province of Quebec, will hold 19 percent. Airbus also plans to expand its Mobile, Alabama, assembly plant to handle four CSeries aircraft per month for the U.S. market as well as Airbus jets. BOMBARDIER UPDATES GUIDANCEClosing the deal allows Bombardier to shed CSeries losses, while Airbus is betting that its ability to negotiate cuts in the cost of parts will help put the program in the black.
June 08, 2018 07:06 UTC
FILE PHOTO: Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed addresses the members of parliament inside the House of Peoples' Representatives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia April 19, 2018. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File Photo ReutersBy Aaron MaashoADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed replaced the heads of two branches of the security services as he presses ahead with political and economic reforms in response to demands from protesters many of whom were killed. Abiy also named air force head Adem Mohamed to lead the National Intelligence and Security Service, replacing Getachew Assefa, the Ethiopian News Agency said, quoting a statement from the prime minister's office. The TPLF has dominated Ethiopian politics since 1991, when the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front drove Mengistu Haile Mariam's regime from power after a civil war. Security forces killed hundreds of people during unrest that began in 2015 as protesters pushed for reforms.
June 08, 2018 06:45 UTC
borkenaJune 7,2018Without a doubt one of Ethiopia’s talented and celebrated traditional music singer Maritu Legesse is releasing new album entitled “Yigemasheral. Based on information from Abbay Media, the following is information you need to have if you plan to attend the CD release party. Adress:- Hilton Alexandria – Mark center5000 seminary roadAlexandria, VA 22311Door Opens at 5pm**Video credit : Thon Film ProductionSource : Abbay MediaJoin the conversation. Like borkena on Facebook and get Ethiopian News updates regularly. As well, you may get Ethiopia News by following us on twitter @zborkena
June 08, 2018 03:00 UTC
Are the changes made to National Intelligence and Security Agency and the Defense for relevant to achieve intended reforms?Is Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s reform agenda thwarted by reactionary forces who seem exploit power struggle between ethnic parties that constitute the ruling coalition? borkenaJune 7,2018One of the most powerful men and Long time Director of Ethiopia’s National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA), Getachew Assefa, is removed from his position effective today. Abiy Ahmed picked General Adem Mohamed to take over as the new Director of the intelligence agency. Months later, he rescinded his resignation and briefly worked as speaker of the house before his appointment as security advisor to the prime minister. He served as Minister for Economic Development and Cooperation between 1995 and 2001 and as minister of Minister of Trade and Industry between 2001 and 2010.
June 08, 2018 00:45 UTC
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June 07, 2018 21:45 UTC
In June 2000, the Miami Seaquarium officially opened one of the largest Nile crocodile exhibits in Florida. In Africa, the Nile crocodile accounts for more human deaths than any other carnivorous animal. On June 3, 2018, a crocodile jumped out of the water along Lake Abaya in southern Ethiopia and killed a Protestant pastor as he conducted a baptism ceremony. Miami Herald file photo
June 07, 2018 21:11 UTC