Africa Security Forum Opens in Ethiopia, Natural Resources Tops Agenda
[East African] The sixth Tana High-level Forum on Security in Africa opened today in the Bahir Dar city of Ethiopia, where the management of the continent's natural resources tops the agenda.
What Does the Govt Have to Hide?
[Addis Standard] In February 2016, an 18-year-old student who I will call Tolessa and two friends took part in their first protest, in Oromia's East Hararghe zone. As the crowd moved forward, they were met by a line of regional police, federal police and the army. Shortly thereafter and without warning, security forces fired live ammunition into the crowd hitting Tolessa four times. Miraculously he survived. But his two friends were not so lucky.
Cities Forum Said Integral Part of Sustainable Urbanization
[Ethiopian Herald] Ministry of Urban Development and Housing said Ethiopian Cities Forum is playing a significant role in speeding up urbanization, strengthening good governance, creating jobs, improving land management, promoting greenery and environment friendly cities, among others.
Oromia, Somali States Sign Agreement to End Border Hostilities
[Ethiopian Herald] Oromia and Somali states signed agreement aimed at bringing an end to the hostilities stemmed from the recent border disputes.
Ethiopia's Progress in Human Development
[Ethiopian Herald] It is more than quarter of a century since the first Human Development Report (HDR) introduced a new approach for advancing human development progress. It is basically about expanding the richness of human life, rather than simply the richness of the economy in which human beings live. It is an approach that is focused on people, their opportunities and choices.
Premier's Responses On Current National, Regional Issues
[Ethiopian Herald] On Wednesday, Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegen held a press conference on current issues where members of the press raised a variety of questions. Here follows the first part of the Premier's responses to questions on Human rights, regional politics and stability, diplomatic relations with Egypt, foreign currency shortage and the new administration of Somalia.
An Antidote of Dependency, Xenophobia
[Ethiopian Herald] The year 2016 has sent a clear message to the African continent to sustain rapid economic growth and catch up with the already developed nations. The Brexit, the election of Donald Trump and the rise of the Far right political parties in Europe mean less immigrants from less fortunate countries. Of all other reasons, the hate towards immigrants is what drove nationalist and populist leaders to have an upper hand over the establishments. It seems against the status quo of this globalized world to be hate mo
Ethiopia Introduces Latest Airbus A350 to Abuja Route
[This Day] Ethiopian Airlines newly acquired Airbus A350 landed at the newly reconstructed runway at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Tuesday, a day before its official reopening of the nation's busiest airport.
Community Benefits From Drip Irrigation and Mobile Chicken Coops
[Ethiopian Herald] The surrounding communities of Haromaya University are benefiting from Drip irrigation, improved vegetable production and a three-level mobile chicken coop.
Displaced and Neglected - Ethiopia's Desperate Drought Victims
[IRIN] Dolo Ado -Dead camels rot on the outskirts of informal settlements in Ethiopia's rain-starved Somali region as their owners, once proudly self-sufficient pastoralists, turn to government aid to stay alive.
Parties Elect Three Moderators to Proceed Dialogue
[Ethiopian Herald] Political parties and the incumbent democratically elected yesterday three moderators in a bid to start nationwide political negotiation.
Nation Can Convert Youth Bulge From Political Problem Into Opportunity
[The Conversation Africa] Ethiopia's youth has come under the spotlight recently for their role in a political protest that is seen to be threatening stability. But Ethiopia's youth bulge doesn't need to be a political problem. It can be converted to an economic muscle.
Ethiopia's Growth Momentum Amid Challenges
[Ethiopian Herald] The direction the world is heading seems to go even worse every passing day. The infuriating realities that grab the world's attention as a relatively new phenomenon spread as the sad norms of the world within no time.
Habesha Cement Factory Inaugurated
[Ethiopian Herald] A new cement plant by Habesha Cement Share Company with an annual production capacity of 1.4 million tons goes operational.
Call for Regional Cooperation to Transform Construction Industry
[Ethiopian Herald] Resulting from the rapid and sustainable economic growth as well as the ongoing fast urbanization in Ethiopia,there is high demand for cement and concrete, Construction Minister Eng. Aisha Mohamed said.
Re-Branding Africa Unlocks Its Tourism Potential
[Ethiopian Herald] The United Nations World Tourism Organization Commission for Africa (UNWTOCAF) 59th conference participants stressed the need for re-branding Africa to develop the continent's tourism sector.
Addis Names Train After Leipzig City
[Ethiopian Herald] The Addis Ababa City Administration name yesterday one of the light trains after Leipzig, one of the oldest city of the German, which is on twining programme with Addis.
The Mushrooming of Banks in Bolstering Saving Culture
[Ethiopian Herald] As experience amply demonstrated, getting a foreign-lone free from strings is unlikely, for creditors could use lone to pull a string and shape the attitude and action of debtors. Therefore, to execute one's ambitious plans by one self insulated from impositions from outside, nations must cultivate citizens' saving culture.
669 Killed in Ethiopia Violence Since August - Report
[Al Jazeera] Almost 700 people have been killed during violence in Ethiopia since August 2016, a government-sponsored commission has said, bringing the total death toll since the unrest began in late 2015 to more than 900.
Keeping the Stride to Speed Up Global Energy Development
[Ethiopian Herald] Modern energy services are crucial to human well-being and to a country's economic development. Access to modern energy is essential for the provision of clean water, sanitation and healthcare and for the provision of reliable and efficient lighting, heating, cooking, mechanical power, transport and telecommunications services.