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Dangote ataka kufunga kiwanda chake Ethiopia

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Dangote ataka kufunga kiwanda chake Ethiopia

- Dar es Salaam. Mfanyabiashara tajiri kuliko wote barani Afrika, Aliko Dangote amesema kampuni yake inaweza kufunga shughuli zake nchini Ethiopia kama serikali ya Jimbo la Oromia haitabadili amri yake ya kutaka wazalishaji saruji kukabidhi baadhi ya shughuli zake kwa vijana wazawa. Dangote, ambaye biashara zake zimesambaa sehemu mbalimbali barani Afrika, amesema agizo hilo ni kuvuruga shughuli za uzalishaji. Serikali ya Jimbo la Oromia, lililoko Kanda ya Mashariki ya Shewa, inataka mfanyabiashara huyo kutoka Nigeria kuachia vikundi vya vijana migodi ya fumawe, mchanga na udongo, au awajibike kwa tatizo lolote linaloweza kutokea, kwa mujibu wa barua ambayo tovuti ya Bloomberg iliiona

Places: Ethiopia |  Tanzania |  Dar es Salaam |  Dar | 

Ethiopia may have grown but Kenyans are better off

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Ethiopia may have grown but Kenyans are better off

- As the world woke up to news that Ethiopia had overtaken Kenya to become Eastern Africa’s largest economy, a number of conflicting developments were also taking place in Addis Ababa. An article carried by the Weekend Business on June 11, 2017 showed that Ethiopia’s economy had outpaced Kenya’s to become the largest economy in Eastern Africa. This was happening at a time Ethiopia when was finding it difficult to adequately feed its population

Categories: Business | 
Tags: Economy |  Economics | 
Places: Kenya |  Sub-Saharan |  HOA |  Ethiopia |  E. Africa |  North EA | 

Kenya, Ethiopia to consult regularly on projects

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Kenya, Ethiopia to consult regularly on projects

- By Benson Rioba. Kenya and Ethiopia have resolved to hold regular consultations on projects that could affect livelihoods between the two countries. This follows construction of Ethiopia’s Gibe 3 dam that has seen water levels in Lake Turkana reduce affecting fishing activities for Kenyans who rely on the water body. The two countries have now signed a cross boarder integrated development MOU that requires that any future development projects factor in adverse effects on communities living along the border

Places: Kenya |  Ethiopia | 

Forgotten city unveiling origins of Islam discovered in Ethiopia

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Forgotten city unveiling origins of Islam discovered in Ethiopia

- The city also had trade relations with India between the 10th and 15th century Archaeologists have uncovered an ancient, forgotten city in Ethiopia that unveils the origin of Islam in the country and its trade relations with India between the 10th and early 15th centuries. A dig of Harlaa - a city 120 kilometres (km) from the Red Sea coast and 300 km from Addis Adaba - revealed a 12th- century mosque, evidence of Islamic burials and headstones, glass vessel fragments, rock crystal,glass beads, imported cowry shells and pottery from Madagascar, Maldives, Yemen and China

Places: India |  Ethiopia | 

Warmer climate 'threatens malaria spread in Ethiopia'

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Warmer climate 'threatens malaria spread in Ethiopia'

- DISEASE | MALARIA Cool, high-lying areas of Ethiopia hitherto shielded from heat-loving malaria mosquitoes are increasingly exposed to the disease as the climate warms, researchers said Thursday. Most Ethiopians live in the country's highlands, and have long enjoyed natural protection against mosquitoes carrying the malaria-causing parasites Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax. But the buffered area has been shrinking since 1981, scientists reported in the journal Environmental Research Letters

Categories: Science & Nature | 
Places: Uganda |  Ethiopia |  HOA |  North EA |  Sub-Saharan |  Africa | 

Warmer Climate Threatens Malaria Spread In Ethiopia: Study

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Warmer Climate Threatens Malaria Spread In Ethiopia: Study

- Paris, France: Cool, high-lying areas of Ethiopia hitherto shielded from heat-loving malaria mosquitoes are increasingly exposed to the disease as the climate warms, researchers said Thursday. Most Ethiopians live in the country's highlands, and have long enjoyed natural protection against mosquitoes carrying the malaria-causing parasites Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax. But the buffered area has been shrinking since 1981, scientists reported in the journal Environmental Research Letters

Categories: Science & Nature | 
Places: Paris |  Île |  France |  Iberia |  S. Europe |  Europe |  India |  Ethiopia |  HOA |  North EA |  Sub-Saharan |  Africa | 

Uganda’s president in Addis Ababa for IGAD summit on South Sudan peace

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Uganda’s president in Addis Ababa for IGAD summit on South Sudan peace

- Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has held a meeting with the Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in Addis Ababa today, according to Ugandan media. The meeting took place this afternoon shortly before the official starting of the 31st extraordinary summit of the Inter-Government Authority on Development (IGAD) Heads of State in Addis Ababa. The Ethiopian Prime Minister is the current chairperson of the East African regional bloc IGAD, an 8-member economic bloc that brings together Ethiopia, Djibouti, Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea, Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda

Categories: Society & Culture | 
Tags: Prime Ministers |  Leaders |  People | 
Places: South Sudan |  E. Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  Uganda |  Addis Ababa |  Ethiopia |  HOA |  North EA | 

Over 30 illegal immigrants from Ethiopia arrested in Juja

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Over 30 illegal immigrants from Ethiopia arrested in Juja

- Mathew Ndung’u @PeopleDailyKe. Thirty four Ethiopians are being held at Juja Police Station after they were arrested living in a house at Mataangini village, Juja sub-county. Juja deputy county commissioner Boniface Wambua said police were tipped off by residents and conducted a surprise raid where they arrested the foreigners. The illegal immigrants are said to have been living in a rented three-bedroom own compound house

Categories: Law & Crime |  Society & Culture | 
Places: Kenya |  E. Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  Africa |  Juja |  Kiambu |  Central |  Ethiopia |  HOA |  North EA | 

Kenya unease grows as Ethiopia becomes region’s largest economy

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Kenya unease grows as Ethiopia becomes region’s largest economy

- It is official: Kenya is not the largest economy on this side of the Sahara. That coveted trophy goes to Ethiopia. Addis Ababa’s double-digit growth has seen Ethiopia speed past Kenya, leaving Nairobi at a precarious second position in economic ranking in Eastern Africa. And with a resurgent Tanzania breathing noisily behind Kenya’s neck, analysts think it is just a matter of time before Dar es Salaam deposes Nairobi from the second place summing up Kenya’s economic coup de tat

Categories: Business | 
Tags: Economy |  Economics | 
Places: Kenya |  E. Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  Tanzania |  Ethiopia |  HOA |  North EA | 

Ethiopia’s emergency food aid to run out in July

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Ethiopia’s emergency food aid to run out in July

- By BBC News. Ethiopia will run out of emergency food aid for 7.8 million people affected by drought at the end of this month, the UN has warned. Aid groups and the government are calling for help, but fear donor fatigue with other crises worldwide. Famine has been declared in South Sudan, and there are warnings of famine in north-east Nigeria, Yemen and Somalia

Categories: Society & Culture | 
Places: Kenya |  Ethiopia |  HOA |  North EA |  Sub-Saharan |  Africa | 

Raila claims state frustrating importation of cheap maize from Ethiopia

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Raila claims state frustrating importation of cheap maize from Ethiopia

- National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate Raila Odinga has accused the Government of frustrating efforts to import cheap maize from Ethiopia. On Wednesday, Raila claimed the Government was determined to import maize from Mexico yet Ethiopia had a bumper harvest last year. He claimed the current food crisis was a ‘Jubilee manufactured famine’ to help certain importers make a killing. “While the rest of East Africa was experiencing drought, Ethiopia harvested 4,000,000 metric tonnes of maize

Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: Kenya |  E. Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  Ethiopia |  HOA |  North EA | 

Africa: Ethiopia cuts off internet after high school exam leaks

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Africa: Ethiopia cuts off internet after high school exam leaks

- Ethiopia has cut off internet access nationwide until at least June 8 to try to stop cheats from posting high school exam papers on social media, a government official said on Thursday. Hundreds of thousands of students will take the tests throughout the Horn of Africa country with Grade 10 exams taking place from May 31 until June 2, and Grade 12 tests from June 5 until June 8

Categories: Education | 
Tags: Examinations |  High Schools |  Schools | 
Places: Kenya |  Ethiopia |  HOA |  North EA |  Sub-Saharan |  Africa | 

Ethiopia cuts off internet after high school exam leaks

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Ethiopia cuts off internet after high school exam leaks

- Ethiopia has cut off internet access nationwide until at least June 8 to try to stop cheats from posting high school exam papers on social media, a government official said on Thursday. Hundreds of thousands of students will take the tests throughout the Horn of Africa country with Grade 10 exams taking place from May 31 until June 2, and Grade 12 tests from June 5 until June 8

Categories: Education | 
Tags: Examinations |  High Schools |  Schools | 
Places: Kenya |  Ethiopia |  HOA |  North EA |  Sub-Saharan | 

Outrage as government blocks Internet during national examinations

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Outrage as government blocks Internet during national examinations

- The Ethiopian government has shut down the Internet to prevent cheating during National Examinations. - The government said social media networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Viber were being used by students to leak examinations The government of Ethiopia has caused outrage among its citizens after shutting down the country's Internet. The Internet shutdown according to the government was to prevent cheating in national examinations

Categories: Education | 
Tags: Examinations | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  HOA |  Ethiopia |  North EA | 

How did Tedros win at WHO but Amina lose at the AU?

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How did Tedros win at WHO but Amina lose at the AU?

- Tedros Ghebreyesus, a former Ethiopian Health and Foreign Affairs minister, on Tuesday became the first African to head the World Health Organisation, after winning the most votes from the participating 186 member states. He replaces Margaret Chan, who will step down from her 10-year post at the end of June. But the question is: How comes Tedros and Ethiopia managed to lobby for the global job and our Foreign Affairs CS Amina Mohamed and Kenya failed to clinch the African Union Commission job? Mind you, we only needed 34 votes out of the 55 AU member states for Mohamed to get the seat

Places: Kenya |  Ethiopia | 

Ethiopia gives journalist 18-month jail term for subversion

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Ethiopia gives journalist 18-month jail term for subversion

- ADDIS ABABA: An Ethiopian journalist was sentenced on Friday to 18 months in prison on charges of subversion, his lawyer said, but is expected to be freed within a week as he has been in jail since his arrest in late 2015. Critics say Ethiopia, an important Horn of Africa ally of the West sandwiched between volatile Somalia and Sudan, regularly targets journalists for alleged security offences as a way to stifle dissent and clamp down on media freedoms

Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Prisons | 
Places: Singapore |  Addis Ababa |  Ethiopia |  HOA |  North EA |  Sub-Saharan | 

Ethiopia jails opposition politician for six years over Facebook post

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Ethiopia jails opposition politician for six years over Facebook post

- An Ethiopian court sentenced an opposition politician to six and a half years in prison on Thursday over a series of anti-government comments on Facebook that it said encouraged terrorist acts, his lawyer said. Yonatan Tesfaye, a former spokesperson for the opposition Semayawi Party, was arrested in 2015 and charged in May last year over remarks he made about anti-government protests on the social media site

Categories: Politics & Government | 
Tags: Politicians |  Opposition |  Government | 
Places: Kenya |  Ethiopia |  HOA |  North EA |  Sub-Saharan |  Africa | 

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  • Forgotten city unveiling origins of Islam discovered in Ethiopia
    Forgotten city unveiling origins of Islam discovered in Ethiopia

    , dnaindia.com

    The city also had trade relations with India between the 10th and 15th century Archaeologists have uncovered an ancient, forgotten city in Ethiopia that unveils the origin of Islam in the country and its trade relations with India between the 10th and early 15th centuries. A dig of Harlaa - a city 120 kilometres (km) from the Red Sea coast and 300 km from Addis Adaba - revealed a 12th- century mosque, evidence of Islamic burials and headstones, glass vessel fragments, rock crystal,glass beads, imported cowry shells and pottery from Madagascar, Maldives, Yemen and China

    Places: India |  Ethiopia | 

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Sports

  • Kiplimo Wins IAAF Gold, Cheptegei Injured
    Kiplimo Wins IAAF Gold, Cheptegei Injured

    , ubc.ug

    By Our Reporter. KOLOLO. Uganda’s Jacob Kiplimo has won the country’s first gold medal in the history of the IAAF Cross Country Championships. The youngster beat off competition from Kenya and Ethiopia in a tight Junior Men’s race at the 42 edition of the Championships held in Kampala, Uganda this Sunday afternoon. The Kenyans and Ethiopians dominated all the races but the Ugandan long distance runner ensured that the host nation had something to celebrate apart from a wonderful and successful organisation of the event

    Categories: Sports | 
    Tags: Sport of athletics | 
    Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  Ethiopia |  E. Africa |  Uganda | 

Business

  • Kenya unease grows as Ethiopia becomes region’s largest economy
    Kenya unease grows as Ethiopia becomes region’s largest economy

    , standardmedia.co.ke

    It is official: Kenya is not the largest economy on this side of the Sahara. That coveted trophy goes to Ethiopia. Addis Ababa’s double-digit growth has seen Ethiopia speed past Kenya, leaving Nairobi at a precarious second position in economic ranking in Eastern Africa. And with a resurgent Tanzania breathing noisily behind Kenya’s neck, analysts think it is just a matter of time before Dar es Salaam deposes Nairobi from the second place summing up Kenya’s economic coup de tat

    Categories: Business | 
    Tags: Economy |  Economics | 
    Places: Kenya |  E. Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  Tanzania |  Ethiopia |  HOA |  North EA | 

Health

Family & Parenting

  • At least 46 dead including children after huge rubbish dump collapses and buries homes in Ethiopia
    At least 46 dead including children after huge rubbish dump collapses and buries homes in Ethiopia

    , thesun.co.uk

    DOZENS including children are feared dead in a giant landslide at a massive rubbish dump which destroyed the homes of some of Ethiopia’s poorest families. At least 46 people are reported to have died and many more hurt in the disaster at the African country’s largest rubbish dump outside Addis Ababa. The landfill is home to dozens of families who make a living by scavenging for scrap. A city spokeswoman said most of the dead were women and children as work to retrieve bodies continued after the devastating slide late on Saturday

    Categories: Family & Parenting | 
    Tags: Children |  Family | 
    Places: Ethiopia |  United Kingdom | 

Society & Culture

Entertainment & Arts

  • Ethiopia's star singer Teddy Afro makes plea for openness
    Ethiopia's star singer Teddy Afro makes plea for openness

    , news24.com

    Addis Ababa - Teddy Afro, Ethiopia's superstar singer, is topping the Billboard world albums chart with "Ethiopia," which less than two weeks after its release has sold nearly 600 000 copies, a feat no other artist here has achieved. Known for the political statements he makes in his music, an infectious mix of reggae and Ethiopian pop, the 40-year-old Tewodros Kassahun told The Associated Press that raising political issues should not be a sin

    Categories: Entertainment & Arts | 
    Tags: Music |  Musicians | 
    Places: Sub-Saharan |  HOA |  Ethiopia |  South Africa |  Addis Ababa |  North EA | 

Education

  • Ethiopia cuts off internet after high school exam leaks
    Ethiopia cuts off internet after high school exam leaks

    , standardmedia.co.ke

    Ethiopia has cut off internet access nationwide until at least June 8 to try to stop cheats from posting high school exam papers on social media, a government official said on Thursday. Hundreds of thousands of students will take the tests throughout the Horn of Africa country with Grade 10 exams taking place from May 31 until June 2, and Grade 12 tests from June 5 until June 8

    Categories: Education | 
    Tags: Examinations |  High Schools |  Schools | 
    Places: Kenya |  Ethiopia |  HOA |  North EA |  Sub-Saharan | 

Farming

  • HRW: Ethiopian Dams, Plantations to Harm Neighbor Kenya
    HRW: Ethiopian Dams, Plantations to Harm Neighbor Kenya

    , voanews.com

    NAIROBI — Ethiopia opened its Gibe III dam in December 2016 in the lower Omo Valley as part of a large project that includes sugar and cotton plantations, as well as dams. Water started collecting in a reservoir behind the dam in 2015, preventing it from flowing downstream to Lake Turkana in neighboring Kenya. Human Rights Watch says little is being done by either government to mitigate the impact and

    Categories: Farming | 
    Tags: Farms | 
    Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Ethiopia |  United States |  Southern Nations |  Omo | 

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