Archive | March, 2017

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Letter on Ethiopia to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs / Vice-President of the European Commission Mogherini

Letter on Ethiopia to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs / Vice-President of the European Commission Mogherini Source: Human Rights Watch Federica Mogherini High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs / Vice-President of the European Commission Rue de la Loi, Wetstraat 200 1049 Brussels Brussels, March 23, 2017 Dear High Representative Mogherini, Human […]

Oromo : Our cause is just but demands perseverance and more of it from us!

Oromo: Our cause is just but demands perseverance and more of it from us!

Oromo: Our cause is just but demands perseverance and more of it from us! By Abbaa Ormaa [su_quote cite=”Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776″]THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, […]

More than 250 migrants feared dead in the Mediterranean Sea

More than 250 migrants are believed to have drowned after two partially submerged dinghies were found by a rescue boat in the Mediterranean Sea. (Aljazeera) — About 250 people are feared to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea after two partially submerged rubber dinghies were found off the coast of Libya. EU countries to crackdown […]

The World’s Most Powerful People 2016, of 7.4 billion humans on planet Earth

The World’s Most Powerful People 2016, of 7.4 billion humans on planet Earth By David M. Ewalt (Forbes) — There are nearly 7.4 billion humans on planet Earth, but these 20 men and women make the world turn. Forbes’ annual ranking of the World’s Most Powerful People identifies one person out of every 100 million […]

Scottish Parliament debate second independence referendum (DAY 2), before voting later today

Scottish Parliament debate second independence referendum (DAY 2), before voting later today Scottish parliament expected to back 2nd independence referendum (rt) — Scottish MPs are expected to back First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s bid for a second independence referendum when they vote later on Wednesday. The ballot for a section 30 order, the mechanism authorizing a […]

“#Women’s Inferno in #Ethiopia”, hosted by MEP Liliana Rodrigues

“#Women’s Inferno in #Ethiopia”, hosted by MEP Liliana Rodrigues European Parliament, Brussels The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), in collaboration with the People’s Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD) and MEP Liliana Rodrigues (S&D), will be holding a conference entitled ‘Women’s Inferno in Ethiopia’ at the European Parliament in Brussels. The primary aim of […]

Land Grabbing: Ugandan Farmers Call on UN to Sever Ties with Bidco Africa

Land Grabbing: Ugandan Farmers Call on UN to Sever Ties with Bidco Africa (Addis Standard) — Lake Victoria farmers cite Bidco land-grabbing, environmental destruction and human rights violations The Bugala Farmers Association has called on the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to sever its ties with Bidco Africa, a Kenya-based edible oil producer accused of […]

Ten killed as Samburu, Borana herders clash in Isiolo – Citizen Digital

Ten killed as Samburu, Borana herders clash in Isiolo By Josiah Mugo For Citizen Digital Kenya (Citizen Digital) — Ten people were killed in fresh clashes pitting Borana and Samburu herders in Kom area of Isiolo on Monday. According to Isiolo County Commissioner George Natembeya, six of the victims were Boranas, four Samburus with the […]

No African citizens granted visas for African trade summit in California

No African citizens granted visas for African trade summit in California Every single African citizen who requested a visa was rejected, according to the organizer of the African Global Economic and Development Summit (The Guardian) — An annual African trade summit in California had no African attendees this year after at least 60 people were […]

More than 6,000 People Rescued from the Mediterranean Sea

More than 6,000 People Rescued from the Mediterranean Sea The refugees and migrants were rescued on the Mediterranean route from Libya to Italy in the last few days, IOM says. More than 6,000 people have been rescued on the central Mediterranean route from Libya to Italy in the last few days, as greater numbers take […]

In an Unprecedented No-Show, the U.S. Pulls Out of Planned Human Rights Hearings

In an Unprecedented No-Show, the U.S. Pulls Out of Planned Human Rights Hearings (ACLU) — The United States has pulled its participation from hearings planned for today by a regional human rights body that has enjoyed the support of every U.S. administration since its founding. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is meeting in Washington, […]

Ethiopia offers new land for floriculture and horticulture to Dutch firms

Ethiopia offers new land for floriculture and horticulture to Dutch firms (Hortipoint) — Ethiopia wants to transform a 1,500 ha State-owned farm north of Hawassa into a new land area for floriculture and horticulture activities, according to an article published in the Dutch Floriculture publication Vakblad voor de Bloemisterij. The Netherlands government will support the […]

World Bank pledges 57 bln USD for projects in Sub-Saharan Africa

World Bank pledges 57 bln USD for projects in Sub-Saharan Africa NAIROBI, March 21 (Xinhua) — The World Bank has committed 57 billion U.S dollars to development projects in Sub-Saharan Africa in the next three fiscal years, said a press release from the Bretton Woods Institution on Monday. Jim Yong Kim, World Bank Group President […]

Laptops, tablets to be banned on Middle East-US flights

Laptops, tablets to be banned on Middle East-US flights Devices larger than cell phones to be banned from carry-on luggage on flights from eight Muslim-majority countries (Aljazeera) –The US is barring passengers on flights originating in eight Muslim-majority countries from carrying any electronic device bigger than a mobile phone, the Department of Homeland Security said. […]

As Trash Avalanche Toll Rises in Ethiopia, Survivors Ask Why

As Trash Avalanche Toll Rises in Ethiopia, Survivors Ask Why By Hadra Ahmed and Jacey Fortin ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (New York Times) — At the moment when she lost her home and family, Hanna Tsegaye was spending her Saturday night with a neighborhood friend. Around 8 p.m. on March 11, Ms. Hanna, 16, heard a strange […]

A Global Competition For Influence In Ethiopia : World Crunch

A Global Competition For Influence In Ethiopia : World Crunch By Enrico Caporale LA STAMPA English edition WORLDCRUNCH slam making major inroads in the east African nation. China pumping millions into infrastructure and industry. An Italian reporter gauges changes in the former colony. ADDIS ABABA –  On the flight from Rome to Addis Ababa, the […]

Happiness Ranking: From Oslo To Addis Ababa And Beijing

Happiness Ranking: From Oslo To Addis Ababa And Beijing (World Crunch) –It’s official: Norway has toppled Denmark to become the world’s happiest country in 2017. Or, to put in local linguistic terms, the world’s lykkeligste country. This year’s rankings, which came this morning to coincide with the International Day of Happiness, surely has left more […]

Desperate choice of Ethiopia dump landslide survivor: run or die

Desperate choice of Ethiopia dump landslide survivor: run or die By Chris STEIN (AFP) — One minute, Zemed Derib stood negotiating with her precocious siblings who had locked themselves inside their uncle’s home as a prank. The next, the playful scene gave way to horror as the hillside of the rubbish dump above them collapsed. […]

Ethiopian Restaurant Owner Killed In Targeted Shooting

Ethiopian Restaurant Owner Killed In Targeted Shooting NASHVILLE, Tenn. (News Channel 5 Network)- Family and friends gathered to mourn the loss of their loved one after he was killed in a targeted shooting inside a business he owned. South Nashville restaurant owner Goitem Demissie, age 41, was fatally shot overnight as he was preparing to close […]

Dangote Cement Faces Disruptions in Ethiopia Over Jobs Plan

Dangote Cement Faces Disruptions in Ethiopia Over Jobs Plan by Nizar Manek, Paul Wallace, and Solape Renner Dangote operation asked to let youth supply raw materials Regional administration seeks to reduce youth unemployment Ethiopian regional officials are demanding that foreign cement producers including Dangote Cement Plc hand control of some parts of their businesses to groups […]

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