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2018-02-21 No Security Concerns in Country - FM
[VOA] Ethiopia's foreign minister has said there are no security concerns in the country, despite a state of emergency imposed by the government last week.

2018-02-21 Local Partners Lauded Finish Cooperation in Ethiopia
[Ethiopian Herald] Leaders and Experts of Civic Society Organizations (CSO) in Ethiopia attending an experience sharing session organized by the Embassy of Finland underlined that Finland has shown remarkable commitment to support the ongoing development in the nation.

2018-02-21 Glimpsing CBE's Move in Financing the Economy
[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia's various systems have been employed the financial sector to support their national development plans and priority projects. The Imperial government used banks to supplement state farms, energy generating dams, sugar and cottage industries as well other establishments. The military junta, which nationalized private banks and made the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) country's sole commercial bank, on its part, employed the Bank to back its socialist economic plans.

2018-02-21 Health Insurance Schemes to Commence in Addis
[Ethiopian Herald] The Ethiopian Health Insurance Agency (EHIA) said it has finalized preparation to implement health insurance schemes in Addis Ababa in the view to ensure low-income groups access to modern health service delivery.

2018-02-21 Decree Envisions National Welfare
[Ethiopian Herald] Addressing issues of violence, insecurity and injustice is crucial for sustainable peace and development, as peace and development are inseparable or go hand in hand. Recognizing its appropriateness and timeliness, the government has declared a State of Emergency, following the recent unrest to be imposed for six months.

2018-02-21 IGAD Stirs Up Economic Integration
[Ethiopian Herald] The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) said it has been implementing exemplary activities to enhance the economic integration of East African countries.

2018-02-21 MfM - Potential Partner Engaging in Integrated Rural Development
[Ethiopian Herald] With a prime objective to rehabilitate and settle drought and then war affected people from the temporarily relief shelters of Babile and Jigjiga to the Erer Valley and to provide them with the necessary agricultural and social services to make them self-reliant in food production and other basic necessities, Menschen fuer Menschen (MfM) had entered to Ethiopia in 1981.

2018-02-21 Battling Malaria
[Ethiopian Herald] Yaya Hamza is Malaria Coordinator in the Health Office's of Afar National Regional State Afambo Woreda. As he has spent his years in the State and his work is intertwined with the communities, he has a lot to talk about the deadliest mosquitoes, and the burden of malaria in the surrounding communities.

2018-02-21 Leadership Succession - Sign of a Democratic System
[Ethiopian Herald] Not few people consider Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn's resignation as going against the ongoing development process of the democratic system. They also do not believe that his resignation is the outcome of the deep renewal process member parties of the ruling party Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) undertook, where they have identified executive leadership failure as the source of the turmoil in the country, especially over the past two-three years. [

2018-02-21 State of Emergency to Ensure Peace, Widen Political Landscape - MoFA
[Ethiopian Herald] The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said that the declaration of the State of Emergency (SoE) that the government has issued last week would move the country forward by ensuring sustainable peace and national security through widening political landscape, and opening space for democratic exercises.

2018-02-21 National Dialogue, Political Unity - Issues At Hand in Moving Ethiopia Forward
[Ethiopian Herald] The political situation in Ethiopia is polarized. The ruling party Ethiopian People's Democratic Front EPRDF (EPRDF) is in a political crisis following the announcement of resignation by its Chairman and Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn. What are the possible solutions to move the country forward?

2018-02-21 Transforming STEM for Innovation
[Ethiopian Herald] Experts in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics said that STEM Synergy in Ethiopia has been making a lot of investment to promote innovation across the country.

2018-02-21 Africa's Fallen Liberators
[Addis Standard] The leaders of two key African countries resigned their posts within 24 hours of each other last week. South Africa's Jacob Zuma finally buckled under pressure from his own party to resign the presidency. The following day, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced his decision to step down in the face of sustained mass protests and political turmoil.

2018-02-21 Ethiopia - At the Precipice
[Atlantic Council] Ethiopia's declaration of a state of emergency (SOE) in the wake of widespread protests earlier this week suspends the few democratic rights that Ethiopian citizens enjoy and effectively empowers military decision-making above the civilian leadership of the country. As the ruling party has seesawed between peaceful and authoritarian gestures - first releasing dozens of important political opponents, and then establishing martial law - it has become clear that Ethiopia's political leadership is perilously d

2018-02-21 Dibaba Leads Ethiopian Team for IAAF World Indoor
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Ethiopia's Genzebe Dibaba will contest the 1500m and 3000m at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 on March 1-4.

2018-02-20 Addis Ababa Transport Council Constructs Modern Bus Station
[This is Africa] Ethiopia is making headway in building modern infrastructure. The Addis Ababa Transport Programs Coordination Council, in an effort to solve the transportation crisis in the city has started the construction of a modern auto bus station, which will serve up to 80,000 people per day.

2018-02-20 India to Power Ethio-Djibouti Electric Interconnection Line With U.S.$100 Million
[Addis Fortune] After completion, the project will enable Djibouti to import 60MW of energy

2018-02-20 Draconian Emergency Is Counter-Productive
[Atlantic Council] Following Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn's sudden resignation on Thursday, Ethiopian authorities announced a six-month country-wide state of emergency (SOE), effective yesterday. This order, the country's second in two years, imposes draconian restrictions on freedom of speech and assembly, while granting extended powers to the country's already powerful security services.

2018-02-20 Ethiopia Searches for Renewal After Hailemariam Desalegn's Resignation
[Deutsche Welle] Hailemariam Desalegn was seen as ineffectual prime minister, easily manipulated by Ethiopia's political camps. He failed to stop violent political protests. His resignation could lead either to renewal or chaos.

2018-02-20 South Sudan's Parties Agree On Transitional Government
[Addis Fortune] The latest meeting between the two factions of South Sudan, the ruling and the opposition led by Salva Kiir and Riek Macher, correspondingly have agreed on the composition of a transitional government and security arrangement by the negotiation leader Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).

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