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What Can Ethiopia Learn From Zimbabwe's Election?

[allAfrica] Four members of the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE), led by Chairperson Samia Zekaria Gutu, is visiting the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) "to learn about sound elections management practices". (AllAfrica)

Preparing for Africa's Population Boom

[Deutsche Welle] Africa's population is growing rapidly and is set to double by 2050. On World Contraception Day, we take a look at how African countries are changing attitudes towards birth control and preparing for the future. (AllAfrica)

Democratic Transition in Abiy's Ethiopia: Managing the Bad, the Good and the Troubling

[Addis Standard] The power relationship within the four-member ruling coalition party--the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF)-which has ruled Ethiopia autocratically for 27 years, has been irreversibly changed. The Tigrayan People's Liberation Front (TPLF) is no longer the kingmaker after suffering an ignominious defeat by the tactical alliance between the Oromo People's Democratic Organization (OPDO) and the Amhara National Democratic Movement (ANDM). The fourth member of the coalition, the Southern (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia - 1,200 Detained After Deadly Addis Ababa Clashes

[Daily Trust] ETHIOPIA 1,200 detained after deadly Addis Ababa clashes (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia, Eritrea Deal a Reminder of The Last U.S-Brokered Peace

[allAfrica] This month, Ethiopia reopened its embassy in Asmara, the capital of Eritrea, capping a series of historic diplomatic breakthroughs between the neighboring countries, after nearly two decades of hostilities. (AllAfrica)

Talk of Peace Fails to Quell Ethnic Clashes

[Deutsche Welle] Prime Minister Abiy's talk of reconciliation has not been enough to subdue ethnic tensions around the country. As the public grapples with the legacy of the former hardline government, does Abiy need to change tack? (AllAfrica)

United States Provides Back-to-School Materials for 147,000 Displaced Children

[Addis Standard] The U.S. Government has provided new school materials for 147,000 displaced children in Oromia, Somali, and SNNPR regional states. Through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), this effort is aimed at protecting vulnerable children's rights to education following internal conflicts that have displaced approximately 2 million people in Ethiopia. (AllAfrica)

Arab Gulf States in the Horn of Africa - What Role Do They Play?

[Deutsche Welle] Ethiopia and Eritrea didn't pen their peace agreement in Addis Ababa or Asmara, but in Saudi Arabia with the Emirates alongside. Are economic and military interests increasingly binding Gulf states and the Horn together? (AllAfrica)

Arrests Perplex Addis Abeba Residents As City Police Say it's Conducting Crackdown On Rising Crime

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba residents are expressing their shocks and frustrations on what they said was a "mass arrest" of the city's youth by the police without due court proceeds over the last few days. The Addis Abeba city police on its part said it was conducting a crackdown on rising crimes in the city and that it was releasing those who are detained without committing crimes. It also dismissed as false social media campaigns of a "mass arrest" of the youth in the city. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia's Struggle Against Climate Change Gets a Boost From Green Climate Fund

[IPS] Addis Ababa -Faced with worsening droughts due to climate change, Ethiopia is joining an international initiative seeking to build global resilience against the problems caused by it, and enable developing countries to become part of a united solution to the ongoing problem. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopian Domestic Workers Battle for Survival in Saudi Arabia

[IPS] Jeddah, Saudi Arabia -Marjani F, 44, spent 8 years in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia's capital working as domestic help. "My husband was killed by the military after being accused of organizing a protest. I have four children and there was no way I could pay the bills staying there," she says. (AllAfrica)

Wanyama Returns to Harambee Stars Squad for Ethiopia Tie

[Nairobi News] Victor Wanyama is set to captain Kenya in the back-to-back 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixtures against Ethiopia next month. (AllAfrica)

Indebted Africa Returns to the International Monetary Fund

[ISS] Despite - or is it perhaps because of - increasing volumes of Chinese financing to Africa, that oft-reviled old banker, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is making a comeback to the continent. (AllAfrica)

Ethio-Eritrean Border Re-Opening Fuels Trade

[Addis Fortune] Birr and Nakfa are swapped at parity in the border towns (AllAfrica)

Police Seize 50 Guns at Checkpoint - Report

[Addis Standard] FBC reported the Federal Police Commission has today seized Turkish made 50 pistols at Entoto checkpoint, north of Addis Abeba.  The number of the pistols seized is 55, reports Addis Standard. (AllAfrica)

Djibouti's Takeover On Doraleh Fans Flames of Dispute With DP World

[Addis Fortune] DP World announces that it would continue to pursue all legal means (AllAfrica)

Nation's First Drone Soars High

[Addis Fortune] A draft drone management regulation is underway (AllAfrica)

Ministry to Seed New Forestry Roadmap

[Addis Fortune] The National Forest Sector Development Program will last a decade (AllAfrica)

Two Firms Place Lowest Offers to Supply Nation With Wheat

[Addis Fortune] The wheat will be delivered to beneficiaries under the fourth phase of the Productive Safety Net Program (AllAfrica)

Coffee, Tea Exports Generate $82m

[Addis Fortune] Ethiopia generated 82 million dollars in the month of August, exporting 24,891tn of coffee, tea and spices. The revenue is 87pc of the target. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia Tops Internal Displacement Figures

[Addis Fortune] Ethiopia registered the largest number of internally displaced people in the first half of 2018, surpassing both Syria and the Democratic republic of congo. (AllAfrica)

Full Text of the Ethio-Eritrea Agreement Signed in Jeddah

[Addis Standard] Agreement on Peace, Friendship and Comprehensive Cooperation Between the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the State of Eritrea (AllAfrica)

Chinese Apparel Firm Eyes Ethiopia

[Addis Fortune] China National Textile & Apparel Council, a large-scale textile company, disclosed its interest in investing in Ethiopia. (AllAfrica)

Ministry Fast-Tracks Manufacture of Medical Equipment

[Addis Fortune] The Ministry plans to manufacture medical equipment in one of the industrial zones giving priority to medical imaging devices (AllAfrica)

Abay Bank, Ecx Partner for Transactions

[Addis Fortune] Abay Bank became the 15th financial institution to partner with the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX) to run transactions. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia Begins Peace Talks With ONLF

[Addis Standard] Ethiopian officials led by Ahmed Shide, Federal communication minister & Chairman of the Somali People's Democratic Party (SPDP), and representatives of the the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) led by its Chairman Admiral Mohamed Omar have discussed "modalities of peace talks in Asmara [Eritrea] today," according to Yemane G. Meskel, Eritrea's Information Minister. (AllAfrica)

Rophnan - Roots With Rare Genre

[Addis Fortune] Rophnan Nuri, Rophy, was only 16 when he started producing music, literally six years after his first performance before his classmates. The ninth child of a family of 10, he has gone through a career path as a DJ, composer, guitarist, radio host, producer, and songwriter. (AllAfrica)

Thousands Protest Ethnic-Based Violence

[Deutsche Welle] The Ethiopian government has denounced overnight ethnic-based violence on the outskirts of the capital. Thousands of Ethiopians took to the streets to demonstrate on Monday. (AllAfrica)

Beware the 'Greeks' Bearing Gifts

[Addis Fortune] Following the olive branch afforded opposition parties by the ruling coalition, activists and politicians have been flooding the nation. Although it is a positive development to allow all and sundry to participate in the nation's politics, it is crucial to scrutinise just what exactly they have come bearing, writes AMBESSAW ASSEGUED( (AllAfrica)

Indecision Drains the Economy of Its Strength

[Addis Fortune] When we take a step back, we can see clearly how to advance. Change agents practised this several times over their span of leadership, especially just before making significant decisions. Quietly and with confidence, they were able to acquire the strength and energy to accomplish what they sought. (AllAfrica)

Why Change Abroad Doesn't Mean Change At Home

[African Arguments] Eritrea's recent foreign policy shifts have been driven by President Afwerki and his Red Sea allies. Neither has an interest in Eritrea democratising. (AllAfrica)