Ethiopia will not stop building dam regardless of impact study results: Minister

Ethiopia will not stop building dam regardless of impact study results: Minister

Ethiopian Irrigation and Water Minister Motuma Mikasa has stated that neither tripartite talks on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam nor the outcome of impact studies will not stop the building of the dam. Speaking to Al-Masry Al-Youm, Mikasa revealed plans to finish construction by 2017. He added that plans are afoot to build more dams on all rivers flowing down from the Ethiopian highlands. Whilst some countries in the Nile basin have expressed support for the Ethiopian construction project, begun in 2011, Egypt has spearheaded opposition to the dam, citing…

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AU Endorses Roadmap to Eliminate Malaria By 2030

AU Endorses Roadmap to Eliminate Malaria By 2030

African leaders have endorsed the Catalytic Framework to end AIDS, TB and Eliminate Malaria in Africa by 2030 during the 27th AU Summit in Kigali. The framework outlines a pathway to “eliminate malaria incidence and mortality, and prevent its transmission and reestablishment in all countries by 2030.” Through building Africa-wide consensus, the leaders have charted a pathway to malaria elimination. According to the press release current AU Chairperson Chadian President Idriss Déby Itno, AIDS Watch Africa and of African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) urged leaders to redouble their efforts to…

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AFDB Approves US$104 Million Loan For Ethiopian Power Sector Project

AFDB Approves US$104 Million Loan For Ethiopian Power Sector Project

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US$104 million loan for a project to sustainably extend power to industries in Ethiopia’s Tigray and Afar regional states. A statement posted on the AfDB website says the Mekele-Dallol and Semera-Afdera Power Transmission Supply for Industrial Development and Access Scale-up Project is aimed at improving the socio-economic development and livelihoods in the states of Tigray and Afar through increased access to affordable and sustainable electricity supplies and improved service delivery. According to the posting, the project is critical to ensure that electricity…

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Ethiopian Airlines signs parts manufacturing agreement

Ethiopian Airlines signs parts manufacturing agreement

Ethiopian Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with South African aerospace firm Aerosud Holdings to form an Ethiopia-based joint venture, which will manufacture aircraft parts for Airbus, Boeing and others. “The manufacturing facilities, that will be set up in due course, are expected to be located in the vicinity of [Addis Ababa] Bole International airport,” Ethiopian Airlines group CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said, adding that this location—right next to Ethiopian’s main base—will offer good economies of scale and simplify imports and exports. Ethiopian performed a feasibility study to establish…

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What Bibi’s Africa visit means for Egypt-Ethiopia dam dispute

What Bibi’s Africa visit means for Egypt-Ethiopia dam dispute

During the first official visit by an Israeli prime minister to the African continent since Yitzhak Shamir’s in 1987, Benjamin Netanyahu embarked on a tour beginning July 4 with a visit to Uganda, followed by Kenya and Rwanda, and concluding with Ethiopia. He was accompanied by a delegation of 80 officials representing more than 50 Israeli companies. Please follow and like us:

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East African bloc congratulates Ethiopia winning UN Security Council seat

East African bloc congratulates Ethiopia winning UN Security Council seat

ADDIS ABABA, June 30 (Xinhua) — The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has congratulated Ethiopia on the election of the East African country a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council. According to a statement from IGAD on Thursday, Mahboub Maalim, Executive Secretary of IGAD, said that IGAD recognizes Ethiopia’s election to the position as a well-deserved achievement given its historic contributions to Africa’s political and socio-economic aspirations and its contribution to peace and stability in the IGAD region and beyond. Ethiopia is currently recognized as one of the leading…

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Amnesty International Requested Ethiopian Government to Allow Habtamu, opposition politician to obtain treatment abroad

Amnesty International Requested Ethiopian Government to Allow Habtamu, opposition politician to obtain treatment abroad

Habtamu Ayalew, the former spokesman for the opposition Andenet (Unity) party was arrested on July 8, 2014 and charged with terrorism for allegedly collaborating with the opposition Ginbot 7, which the Ethiopian government has designated a terrorist group. He was detained at  Maekelawi and Qilinto Prisons. The press releaseby  Amnesty International  told he is unconscious due to injuries sustained in torture and other ill-treatment. Read more here Please follow and like us:

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