The parliament whose members are all from the ruling EPRDF coalition will approve the ministers and also replace the current speaker of the house, Abadula Gemeda.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said he plans to reduce ‘favoritism’ towards security forces by re-awarding contracts and ensuring that development programs are ‘more inclusive for the people’.
The Crown Council of Ethiopia, in cooperation with the School of Global Studies and Partnerships at Oklahoma State University, will honor five former and current OSU employees with Grand Officerships for their roles in the University’s 60 years of service to Ethiopia at a recognition ceremony April 17 at 3:30 p.m. in Wes Watkins Center.
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Ethiopia’s government plans to hire foreign companies to help develop the country’s sugar industry, after canceling a military-industrial conglomerate’s contract on a key project.
At the end of Zagwe dynasty around the 14th century, medieval Ethiopia was in disarray. Provincial warlords were battling for supremacy and the nation was on the brink of disintegrating. Ethiopia was at threat of breaking itself apart through internal fighting as its standing in the world diminished.
Barbara Bush, the matriarch of a Republican political dynasty and a first lady who elevated the cause of literacy, died Tuesday, according to a statement from her husband’s office. She was 92. Only the second woman in American history to have had a husband and a son elected President (Abigail Adams was the first), Bush was seen as a plainspoken public figure who was instantly recognizable with her signature white hair and pearl necklaces and earrings. She became a major political figure as her husband, George H.W. Bush, rose to become vice president and president. After they left the White House, she was a potent spokeswoman for two of her sons — George W. and Jeb — as they campaigned for office.
Abiy Ahmed has one of the most precarious balancing acts to perform of any leader in Africa. He was sworn in as Ethiopia’s prime minister on April 2 after the surprise resignation of his predecessor, Hailemariam Desalegne, two months earlier. Mr Abiy’s ascendancy owes much to a crisis that has been brewing in the country for the past three years. The government needed to present a new face to confront a revolt that threatens to upend the 27-year rule of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front.
A grenade explosion in the Ethiopian town of Moyale, has killed three persons and left scores wounded. Local media portals confirmed that the attack occured near a bus station. Moyale is located in the Oromia regional state whose administrative & security bureau confirmed the incident and subsequently blamed it on security forces armed by the adjoining Ethio-Somali regional state.
Ghana has lost its mantle as the African economy likely to grow the quickest this year to Ethiopia, which has held the position for most of the past decade, International Monetary Fund data showed. West Africa’s second-biggest economy should expand 6.3 percent this year, the IMF said in its World Economic Outlook released Tuesday. That’s lower than the 8.9 percent forecast in October, and is also less than the raised 7.4 percent estimate for Ivory Coast and the prediction for Ethiopia, which was held at 8.5 percent.
Abiy Ahmed, who was sworn in on April 2, addressed the local business community at a session of more than two hours in a hotel in the Ethiopian capital. His paraphrased remarks were later broadcast by state-owned Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation. “The crisis with hard currency will not be solved today, nor will it in the next 15 or 20 years. There is an urgent need for more cooperation with the private sector to find a solution,” Abiy was reported as saying, adding that remittances from Ethiopia’s diaspora communities had also fallen for political reasons.
An Ethiopian supermarket reputed for serving expatriate and diplomatic community in the capital Addis Ababa is closing down its operations after close to seven decades. Ethiopia’s The Reporter newspaper quotes owner of Bambi’s supermarket as saying foreign exchange squeeze coupled with administrative bottlenecks were to blame for his decision.
Interior Ministry initially ordered contestant Sintayehu Shafrao, representing the Falashmura, to pay financial guarantee he would leave the country after contest. In a change of fortune, a Jewish teenager from Ethiopia participating in the International Bible Quiz in Israel was granted full Israeli citizenship, a week after he was reportedly asked to deposit thousands of shekels as a guarantee that he would leave Israel when the contest was over.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed makes a speech during the youth meeting at the Millennium Hall in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on April 15, 2018.
“Last summer I volunteered to teach Hebrew and Judaism in Ethiopia, and I noticed that the Bible is very important to them. Sintayehu teaches Bible in the afternoon and leads a study group for girls which deals with women in the Bible. We managed to arrange for him to come to Israel for tests ahead of the quiz and I am happy about that. “
“The first corrupt theft of an Ethiopian child was this one in 1868,” Sissay said. “He was taken from his family. He deserves, too, for his remains to go back to Ethiopia, back to where he was stolen from.”
ETHIOPIA – Russia accuses U K of staging fake chemical attack in Syria | ”በሶሪያ ደረሰ የተባለው የኬሚካል መሳሪያ ጥቃት በብሪቴን የተቀነባበረ ውሸት ነው”_ራሽያ. ETHIOPIA – Russia accuses U K of staging fake chemical attack in Syria | ”በሶሪያ ደረሰ የተባለው የኬሚካል መሳሪያ ጥቃት በብሪቴን የተቀነባበረ ውሸት ነው”_ራሽያ. ETHIOPIA – Russia accuses U K of staging fake chemical attack in Syria | ”በሶሪያ ደረሰ የተባለው የኬሚካል መሳሪያ ጥቃት በብሪቴን የተቀነባበረ ውሸት ነው”_ራሽያ.