Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Tag Archives: Ethiopia

At least 166 killed in Ethiopia protests

ADDIS ABABA: At least 166 people have died during violent demonstrations that roiled Ethiopia in the days following the murder of popular singer Hachalu Hundessa, police said. Pop star Hachalu, a member of the Oromo ethnic group, Ethiopia’s largest, was shot dead by unknown attackers in Addis Ababa on Monday ...

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Ethiopia to begin filing Nile hydroelectric dam

NILE: Ethiopia will start filling its $5 billion hydroelectric dam on the Nile in two weeks, the government said on Saturday. The announcement came after an online summit of the leaders of Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt convened by the African Union (AU) for negotiations on guidelines for the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance ...

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Ethiopia activist appeals for calm after 16 killed in clashes

ADDIS ABABA: Prominent Ethiopian activist Jawar Mohammed called for calm on Thursday amid protests that have killed 16 people and are challenging Nobel Prize-winning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in his political heartland. Addressing hundreds of his supporters who have set up camp around his house in Addis Ababa, Jawar said: ...

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Climate crisis: Ethiopia plants 350m trees in a day

ADDIS ABABA: About 350m trees have been planted in a single day in Ethiopia, according to a government minister. The planting is part of a national “green legacy” initiative to grow 4bn trees in the country this summer by encouraging every citizen to plant at least 40 seedlings. Public offices ...

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Ethiopia army chief shot dead in ‘coup bid’ attacks

ADDIS ABABA: The chief of staff of the Ethiopian Army Gen Seare Mekonnen has been shot dead by his own bodyguard in the capital, Addis Ababa. He and another officer died trying to prevent a coup attempt against the administration in Ethiopia’s northern Amhara region, PM Abiy Ahmed said. In ...

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Record 70.8 million people displaced at end of 2018: UN

GENEVA: More than 70 million people were counted last year as displaced from their homes, a record that underestimates the real number of refugees and asylum seekers, the UN said Wednesday. In its annual global trends report, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) described the figure of 70.8 million at ...

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Ethiopian airline’s plane crashes en route to Kenya

NAIROBI: Ethiopian Airlines Group on Sunday confirmed that its flight carrying 157 people crashed on Sunday en route to Nairobi, Kenya. The aircraft, Boeing 737-800 MAX, with registration number ET-AVJ, took off at 08:38 a.m. local time from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport and lost contact at 08:44 a.m., the ...

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Ethiopia’s Nile river dam may start working in 2020 despite Egypt’s fears

ADDIS-ABABA: The €3.3 billion ($4 billion) Grand Renaissance Dam, the largest hydroelectric project in Africa, is due to start initial operations in December 2020, according to Ethiopian Water and Energy Minister Seleshi Bekele. “750 megawatts is the planned initial production with two turbines. The government expected the dam to be fully operational by the end of 2022”, Bekele ...

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Ethiopia appoints Africa’s only female president

ETHIOPIA appointed a woman to the largely ceremonial position of president for the first time, further increasing female representation in the government of Africa’s second most populous nation. In a unanimous vote, Ethiopian lawmakers picked career diplomat Sahle-Work Zewde, 68, to replace Mulatu Teshome who resigned in unclear circumstances. Ethiopia’s ...

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