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Reconciliation Efforts Must Speed Up to Defuse Tensions in Ethiopia

[VOA] The UN refugee agency is ramping up life-saving aid to nearly one million people displaced by violence in southwestern Ethiopia and is urging accelerated reconciliation efforts to defuse tensions in the region. (AllAfrica)

Federal Defense Forces Surround Somali Regional State President Abdi Mohomud Omar

[Addis Standard] Addis Standard confirmed that members of the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) have surrounded Abdi Mohomud Omar, a.k.a Abdi Illey, president of the Ethiopian Somali regional state, at his "presidential palace," since the last two hours. The defense forces are also placing what a government source said was "key members of his administration," who are suspected of assisting the youth in Jigjiga city, the capital, undertake looting and vandalism since this morning "under arrest." (AllAfrica)

Leprosy Increases As World Gives Attention to Newer Endemic Diseases

[IPS] Maputo -In the first six months of this year, the southern African nation of Mozambique has already registered 300 more cases of leprosy, some 951 cases, than it registered for the whole of 2017. (AllAfrica)

Humanitarians Scale Up Life-Saving Aid to Over 1 Million Forcibly Displaced By Violence in the South-West

[UN News] To address the urgent needs of more than a million displaced by inter-communal violence in southwestern Ethiopia over the past four months, UN humanitarian agencies and their partners are ramping up their efforts, providing among other things shelter, household items, water and sanitation, and food to the most vulnerable. (AllAfrica)

Prosecutors to Charge Five Suspects Accused of Bombing At Pro Abiy Ahmed Rally in Addis Abeba

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba, August 03/2018 - Federal prosecutors said they have finalized preparations to press charges against five individuals suspected of involvement in the June 23 bombing at a rally in Addis Abeba organized to support Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's reform agenda. The suspects are: Abdissa Kenene, Getu Girma, Dessalegn Tesfaye, Hiwot Geda & Bahiru Tola. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopians Bid Farewell to Stage Star Fikadu Teklemariam

[Ethiopian Herald] The stage king, and renowned artist Fikadu Teklemariam, was laid to rest yesterday at the Holy Trinity Cathedral. (AllAfrica)

Dr. Moha Farah Jire Says Prime Minster Dr. Abiy Ahmed Deserves a Global Award for His Bravery Spirit

[Ethiopian Herald] Today's guest is Dr. Moha Farah Jire. She has rich experience in peace building and stability. She was the former President of Journalists for African Reassurance (JAR) Ghana's envoy for humanitarian. She was awarded African Queen of the Century in 2010 by Ethiopia's late prime minster Meles Zenawi. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopian Food Experts Samples Chicago's Delicacies

[The Exchange] The USAID Trade and Investment Hub based in Kenya has been facilitating companies in East Africa to access markets in the US. This month, the Hub has supported nine firms from Ethiopia and Madagascar at the International Food Technologists (IFT) Expo in Chicago, U.S.A. (AllAfrica)

Cement, Concrete, Energy Summit Kicks Off

[Ethiopian Herald] The third annual East African summit aimed at exploring Africa's cement, concrete and energy sectors kicked off here yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Mice-Untapped Genres of Tourism

[Ethiopian Herald] Although there is no well documented evidence on how conference tourism began in Ethiopia, it is believed that the sector made its way into the country following the construction of the African Union Hall and the United Nations Conference Centers in Addis Ababa. (AllAfrica)

Amid Deteriorating Security Dire Dawa City Establishes Military Command Post to Patrol the City

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba, July 02/2018 - Ibrahim Usman, Mayor of Dire Dawa city, a chartered city in the eastern part of Ethiopia, told the local media today that as a result of deteriorating security, the city council has decided to establish a "security command post" to patrol the city and its environs in all four directions. (AllAfrica)

U.S. Embassy Lauds Premier's Reform Efforts

[Ethiopian Herald] The USA would keep assisting Ethiopia's ongoing reform efforts in a way it could be credible, lasting and meaningful, US Embassy in Addis Ababa Spokesperson Nicholas Barnett told The Ethiopian Herald. (AllAfrica)

By Ethiopians for Ethiopians - Spokesperson, U.S. Embassy in Addis

[Ethiopian Herald] Spokesperson of the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa Nicholas Barnett says his country wants the reform efforts in Ethiopia to be a success story. And his government is impressed by the fast-moving reform efforts led by Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed and his administration. The spokesperson also discussed how the U.S. could be able to support the process and why it wants to do this in his moments with our editor Worku Belachew. (AllAfrica)

Let the Walls of Hatred Fall Flat

[Ethiopian Herald] Tied by blood, religion and deeply shared and yet diverse cultures, the people of Ethiopia never have succumbed to trying times that befallen to melt down these cohesive elements. (AllAfrica)

Mammoth Step Razes Separation Walls

[Ethiopian Herald] Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed brokered reunification of the holy synods of Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church is a boon in fostering ongoing reform efforts as the two sides, in what is to remain exemplary to others, has ended close to 30 years of split. (AllAfrica)

Some Current Threats to the Rule of Law in Ethiopia

[Ethiopian Herald] Along with the wind of change that is blowing over the country, a real threat to the rule of law in Ethiopia has surfaced up in many parts of the country. Yes, everyone seems to support peace and progress in the country and we are definitely not short of mass demonstrations and rallies in support of unity and peace. (AllAfrica)

Women's Cooperatives Boost Agriculture and Savings in Rural Ethiopia

[UN Women] Through women's cooperatives, a joint UN programme provides training in agricultural techniques, improved seeds and time-saving machinery, while also granting loans and encouraging saving. In most parts of the Dodola district, 300 km south of Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, slow-moving oxen plowing opens stretches of farmland. But in one field, a red tractor is speedily tilling women's cooperative owned farmland ahead of the rainy season. (AllAfrica)

What Does Peace Mean for Eritrea's Refugees?

[African Arguments] For Eritrea's refugees, the declaration of peace with Ethiopia has so far brought more uncertainty and fear than hope. (AllAfrica)

Promising Strides for Sustainable Peace in the Horn of Africa

[Ethiopian Herald] Getting out of competition to be more powerful and hegemonic over another, the Horn of African countries have been trying to ensure peace and stability, and building trust among each other more than expected, according to political figures. (AllAfrica)

The Economics of Elite Bargain in Ethiopia: Can It Be Inclusive?

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -What is happening in Ethiopia in the past three months is nothing short of tectonic. A follow-up to four years of anti-government protests in many parts of the country, mainly by the young population of the country, the shift has brought the ruling elite to a state of near-fragmentation. But the worst was avoided by the coming to the helm of the first Oromo Chairman of the ruling party, EPRDF. (AllAfrica)

Govt Working for Restoration of Friendly Relations Between Djibouti, Eritrea

[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA--In the spirit to effectively bringing the countries of the East African region together to work for peace and regional cooperation in all areas much better than hitherto, Ethiopia is trying to contribute towards the restoration of friendly relations between Djibouti and Eritrea, so said Ethiopian Ambassador to the UN Tekeda Alemu. (AllAfrica)

Paying Tribute for the Developmental Champion, Eng. Simegnew

[Ethiopian Herald] "Welcome to your grand home!," he had said this word to the visiting crew who went to witness the overall construction progress of the Grand Ethiopian Renascence Dam, some few months ago. I was one of the visiting crew members who had the chance to receive this blessing from the late Chief Executive Officer of the project Engineer Simegnew Bekele whom we have suddenly lost few days before. (AllAfrica)

Thousands Pay Tribute to Grand Renaissance Dam Engineer

[Daily Trust] Thousands of people have gathered in Addis Ababa to pay their respects to the project manager of a controversial dam being built by Ethiopia along the Nile river, according to state media. (AllAfrica)

Killing of Dam Engineer Revives Nile River Politics

[Nation] Three days ago, on July 26, 2018, engineer Simegnew Bekele was found dead in a street in downtown Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Mr Bekele was the chief engineer of the Grand Renaissance Dam on the banks of River Nile, Ethiopia's most ambitious electrical power generation project yet. (AllAfrica)

Should Academic Education and Politics Mix?

[Ethiopian Herald] No wonder this is a highly debatable issue both in the academia and political circles. As the polemics and the jigsaw puzzle rage every now and then, there are well informed protagonists for both. In the first place as both are forms of institutional social consciousness and also forms of knowledge, it would be very difficult to imagine a virtual Chinese wall between the two. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopians Officially Tearing Down Wall of Division - Premier

[Ethiopian Herald] Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed said Ethiopians across the globe have started to tear down the lingering wall of division and wipe out what remains of the wall to build a new bridge of unity. (AllAfrica)

PM Abiy's Fruitful Reform-Centered Trip, Discussion With Diaspora

[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed left Addis Ababa last Thursday to the USA for unofficial visit aiming at bringing about national censuses and strengthening unity within the Diaspora. (AllAfrica)

Why Historic Church Unity Helps Unify Ethiopia

[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopian depiction of Jesus' crucifiction (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia's Mekonnen Wins First Gold in Asaba

[This Day] Ethiopia's Jemal Vimer Mekonnen wednesday won the first gold medal on Day One of the 21st Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) Senior Championships at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Delta State, clocking 29:08.01 to stay ahead of the pack. (AllAfrica)

Task of Ethiopia's New Leader - End Torture

[HRW] Ethiopia's new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, will visit Minneapolis on Monday. Since taking office in April, Abiy has ushered in a new era of reform in Ethiopia. He released thousands of political prisoners, closed Makelawi detention center -- known for torture and inhumane treatment -- and opened up internet access to websites that had been blocked inside the country for years. Though the reforms he has introduced are promising, the prime minister has yet to tackle one of the biggest obstacles to lasting ch (AllAfrica)

Crested Cranes in Another Test As Ethiopia Pose Threat

[Monitor] Kampala -Crested Cranes are high in spirit after beating Kenya in the opener of this year's Cecafa Women Championship on Thursday in Kigali. While those emotions will count for naught, this is the kind of momentum coach Faridah Bulega can count on when they confront Ethiopia today in their second round-robin game. (AllAfrica)