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May, 2017

  • 21 May

    Ethiopia: Opposition member found guilty of terror charge – East Africa Monitor

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    East Africa MonitorEthiopia: Opposition member found guilty of terror chargeEast Africa MonitorAn Ethiopian opposition politician has been found guilty of encouraging terrorism over comments he posted on Facebook. Yonatan Tesfaye, who is a member of the Blue Party opposition group, was arrested in December 2015 for comments he made about ...and more »

  • 21 May

    Ethiopia: Hailemariam Calls On Ethiopians in Saudi to Leave … – AllAfrica.com

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    AllAfrica.comEthiopia: Hailemariam Calls On Ethiopians in Saudi to Leave ...AllAfrica.comPrime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn called on undocumented Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia to leave the country before the amnesty deadline that ends June 29 ...Ethiopians illegally resident in Saudi refuse gov't help to return – PM ...africanewsall 3 news articles »

  • 21 May

    Ethiopia’s Cholera-Denying Candidate to Lead the World’s Top Health Body is Taking a Battering Online – Global Voices Online

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    Global Voices OnlineEthiopia's Cholera-Denying Candidate to Lead the World's Top Health Body is Taking a Battering OnlineGlobal Voices OnlineThousands of Tweets, several open letters and a relentless online campaign have dogged Ethiopia's candidate for the World Health Organization Director-General position, Tedros Adahanom, as member states prepare to vote on May 23, 2017. But why do ...

  • 21 May

    This World Health Organization Leadership Election Is Crucial, And It’s Getting Ugly

    There is less than a week to go in the race to be the next Director-General of the World Health Organization. And given the WHO's recent mis-steps, especially with regard to Ebola, this is a crucial election.

  • 21 May

    Maize Seed Adoption Program Surpasses Goal

    [Addis Fortune] The Advanced Maize Seed Adoption Program (AMSAP), a public-private partnership (PPP) between the US Agency for International Development (USAID), DuPont, and the Government of Ethiopia, surpassed its goal by 150pc to boost the production of maize among smallholder farmers in Ethiopia.

  • 21 May

    Dusit Thani Resort Coming to Ethiopia

    [Addis Fortune] Covering 400,000sqm, the total investment for the hotel is 150 million dollars

  • 21 May

    Ethiopian Airlines Warned to Stop Collecting Unauthorised Charges

    [Premium Times] The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, has ordered Ethiopian Airlines to stop the collection of unauthorised charges forthwith.

  • 21 May

    The Northern Star in Two Decades

    [Addis Fortune] I had the pleasure of travelling to Meqelle, the seat of the Tigray Regional State, last week and the Southern Zone of the region on a five-day fieldwork assignment.

  • 21 May

    Prime Minister Calls On Ethiopians in Saudi to Leave Country Before Amnesty Deadline

    [Ethiopian Herald] Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn called on undocumented Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia to leave the country before the amnesty deadline that ends June 29 , 2017.

  • 20 May

    North-east health workers visit Ethiopia to help in hospital – Aberdeen Evening Express

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    Aberdeen Evening ExpressNorth-east health workers visit Ethiopia to help in hospitalAberdeen Evening ExpressDuring the seven-day trip he helped provide running water and electricity to the Felege Hiwot Referral Hospital as they work to improve care at the facility which is located Bahir Dar, in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Gary said: “Our primary focus was ...

  • 20 May

    The Ethiopian who aims to lead WHO: Support and criticisms trail – africanews

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    africanewsThe Ethiopian who aims to lead WHO: Support and criticisms trailafricanewsEven though he is touted as having dramatically changed the face of Ethiopia's health care system during his tenure as Health Minister between 2005 and 2012, that is exactly where the biggest controversy is coming from. A recent report released by ...Physician's letter in Lancet casts new shadow on Tedros WHO bidAfrica TimesSearch for WHO DG: Trust is key, says 'hands-on' candidate NabarroDaily MaverickWhat we know as WHO heads into historic electionDevexall 11 news articles »

  • 20 May

    Ethiopia replies EU MPs: Quit criticisms and give ‘constructive support’ – africanews

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    africanewsEthiopia replies EU MPs: Quit criticisms and give 'constructive support'africanewsThe response titled ''The EP Resolution on Ethiopia lacks understanding on important issues,'' tackled five major areas chiefly amongst them, the arrest of leading opposition figure, Dr. Merera Gudina, the state of emergency and Ethiopia's internal ...Ethiopia slams EU call to free opposition politicians - Anadolu AgencyAnadolu AgencyEthiopia rejects European Parliament call to release Oromo leader ...Journalducameroun.com - English - (press release) (registration)Ethiopian gov't downplays European Parliament criticism over rights concernsXinhuaWalta Information Center (blog)all 7 news articles »

  • 20 May

    Ethiopia: Twenty Six Years – Building Ethiopia With Change and Challenge – AllAfrica.com

    Ethiopia: Twenty Six Years - Building Ethiopia With Change and ChallengeAllAfrica.com"All sovereign power resides in the Nations, Nationalities and Peoples of Ethiopia. This Constitution is an expression of their sovereignty. Their sovereignty shall be expressed through their representatives elected in accordance with this Constitution ...and more »

  • 20 May

    Ethiopia: The Significance of Gold in Ethiopian Culture – AllAfrica.com

    Ethiopia: The Significance of Gold in Ethiopian CultureAllAfrica.comWhen we come to the Ethiopian context, gold has been associated with the Ethiopian culture and way of life for several centuries. Historical manuscripts indicate that gold was used for many purposes during the Axumite Empire. The great Empire of Axum ...

  • 20 May

    General Electric opens new offices in Ethiopia

    General Electric, the world's leading digital industrial company consolidated its footprint in Africa with the official opening of GE Ethiopia new offices in Addis Ababa. The President of FDRE, H.E. Dr. Mulatu Teshome was the Guest of Honor and was joined by Mr. Peter Vrooman, Charg d'Affaires a.i. of the United States of America to Ethiopia, Mr. Jay Ireland, President & CEO of GE Africa; Mr. Daniel Hailu, CEO of GE

  • 20 May

    Ethiopia: The Significance of Gold in Ethiopian Culture

    According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, the history of gold extends back at least 6,000 years; the earliest identifiable, realistically dated finds had been made in Egypt and Mesopotamia 4000 BC. Egyptian wall reliefs from 2300 BC show gold in various stages of refining and mechanical working.

  • 20 May

    The Need to Boost Corporate Bond Issuance in Ethiopia

    [Addis Fortune] Humankind has experienced lending, earning interest on debt and borrowing for ages. Even the Holy Bible is not against the act of borrowing. What it prohibits is not paying back debt and usury. In the modern world also, borrowing either directly through the bank or in the form of debt securities, or bonds is a good source

  • 20 May

    Twenty Six Years – Building Ethiopia With Change and Challenge

    [Ethiopian Herald] "All sovereign power resides in the Nations, Nationalities and Peoples of Ethiopia. This Constitution is an expression of their sovereignty. Their sovereignty shall be expressed through their representatives elected in accordance with this Constitution and through their direct democratic participation." This is the fundamental principle of Federal Democratic Republic Ethiopian Constitution.

  • 20 May

    Bunna Bank Keeps Its Interim As CEO

    [Addis Fortune] Tadesse, the new CEO, has close to four decades of experience in the banking industry

  • 20 May

    The Significance of Gold in Ethiopian Culture

    [Ethiopian Herald] According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, the history of gold extends back at least 6,000 years; the earliest identifiable, realistically dated finds had been made in Egypt and Mesopotamia 4000 BC. Egyptian wall reliefs from 2300 BC show gold in various stages of refining and mechanical working. During those ancient times, gold was mined from alluvial places. That is, particles of elemental gold were found in river sands. The gold was concentrated by washing away the lighter river sands with water. It was don