Archive | March, 2017

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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 […]

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“#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 […]

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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 […]

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More than 6,000 People Rescued from the Mediterranean Sea

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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Some Ethiopians claim they have never seen so many people wearing the Islamic veil — Photo: William Palank

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 […]

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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 […]

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People survey the damage done to dwellings built near the main landfill of Addis Ababa on the outskirts of the city on March 12, 2017

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. […]

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Ethiopian Restaurant Owner Killed In Targeted Shooting

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 […]

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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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Mahmoud Ahmed and Ali Birra with The JAzmaris

Mahmoud Ahmed and Ali Birra: An electrifying celebration of Ethiopian jazz (Art Centre Melbourne) — The Red Sea’s most seductive soul singer, Mahmoud Ahmed, and the king of Oromo music, Ali Birra, will join forces with Melbourne’s own Ethio-jazz band The JAzmaris, performing their respective classics as well as tributes to contemporaries from the bustling […]

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There are no shortcuts to freedom – Rundassa Asheetee Hundee

There are no shortcuts to freedom – Rundassa Asheetee Hunde Throughout my student years at the university, and for a considerable time thereafter, I blamed those in power for not giving us the freedom we deserve not fully understanding that everyone represents own interest. For example, the Tigreans fought very hard and came to power […]

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