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Addis Ababa 3rd among cities most likely to become a global leader

WSJ

By JAKE MAXWELL WATTS

Jakarta and Manila, two of Asia’s most chaotic, congested cities, are likely to get a lot better in the next two decades, according to a new ranking by A.T. Kearney.

The U.S.-based consulting firm placed Indonesia’s capital at the top of a list of 34 cities in low and…

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Ethiopia: Planned anti-gay rally cancelled, plan to add homosexuality among unpardonable crimes dropped

By ELIAS MESERET 

Associated Press

A planned anti-gay rally that would have made Ethiopia the latest African country to demonize gays has been cancelled, officials said Wednesday.

In addition, plans by the legislature to add gay sex to a list of crimes not eligible for presidential pardons has been dropped, said Redwan Hussein, a government spokesman.

Hostility toward gays across Africa is high. Uganda and Nigeria increased penalties against gay acts this year.…

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Added by Daniel on April 16, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments


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"Egypt fought to keep Ethiopia renaissance dam report secret" Dr Ana Cascão

Patrick Kingsley in Cairo, The Guardian

Nile dam study fails to stem the tide of Egyptian indignation towards Ethiopia

Claim and counter-claim has attended the delayed publication of a report on the likely impact of the Grand Renaissance dam

The opening sentence of …

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Added by Daniel on April 16, 2014 at 5:30am — 2 Comments


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Saladin Said yet to sign for Al Ahly, offers from ‘Egypt & abroad’

Ethiopia and Wadi Degla striker Saladin Said has not signed a deal with Al Ahly or Zamalek, Abdelrahman Magdy told KingFut.com.

Contrary to widespread reports that 25-year-old Ethiopian star Saladin Said has signed for one of the Cairo giants, Al Ahly and Zamalek, his agent has denied all claims that the…

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Oxford University study: Criminalisation of female genital mutilation in Ethiopia has lead to underground circumcisions.

Criminalisation will not stop FGM in east Africa

The Guardian

An Oxford University study has found that criminalisation of female genital mutilation in Ethiopia has lead to underground circumcisions. Social norms, not just the law, need to change

Kirrily Pells and Lorriann Robinson

Since female genital mutilation (FGM) has been outlawed in Ethiopia, some rural families have been holding clandestine circumcisions, said parents at confidential focus…

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Added by Sodere on April 16, 2014 at 1:53am — 1 Comment


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Gunmen kill nine in western Ethiopia bus attack - state media

Source: Reuters 

ADDIS ABABA, April 16 (Reuters) - Gunmen ambushed a bus carrying dozens of people in western Ethiopia near the Sudanese border, killing nine and wounding six others, state-run media said on Wednesday.

There was no claim of responsibility and no group was blamed for the attack, but Ethiopia says it has thwarted several plots in recent years by Ethiopian insurgents as well as Somali al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab Islamist militants.

A handful of rebel groups are…

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1,000 South Sudanese refugees flood into Ethiopia each day amid desperate conditions

Geneva (AFP) - Up to 1,000 refugees from war-torn South Sudan are fleeing to Ethiopia each day, many of them on the brink of death, the UN said Tuesday.

A massive 95 percent of the arrivals are also women and children, added the UN, citing witnesses saying that both boys and men have been forcibly recruited by armed men or killed along the way.

Since fighting erupted in December, refugees have been "arriving at a rate of 800-1,000 per day, and they are arriving on their last…

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Breaking News: Nine people killed in attack in Benshangul Gumuz

በቤኒሻንጉል ጉምዝ ክልል ማንነታቸው ያልታወቁ ሰዎች በፈፀሙት ጥቃት የ9 ሰዎች ህይወት አለፈ

አዲስ አበባ፣ ሚያዚያ 7፣ 2006 (ኤፍ.ቢ.ሲ.) በቤንሻንጉል ጉሙዝ ክልል ሰዎችን ጭኖ ሲጓዝ በነበረ ተሸከርካሪ ላይ በተፈጸመ ጥቃት የዘጠኝ ሰዎች ህይወት አለፈ።

የመንግስት ኮሚኒኬሽን ጉዳዮች ጽህፈት ቤት ለፋና ብሮድካስቲንግ ኮርፖሬት በላከው መግለጫ ላይ እንዳመለከተው፤ ማንነታቸው ያልተወቀ ሰዎች በተሽከርካሪው ላይ ጥቃቱን ያደረሱት በትናንትናው እለት ከንጋቱ 12 ሰዓት ተኩል ላይ ነው ።

ጥቃቱ የተፈጸመው ከአሶሳ ከተማ 100 ኪሎ ሜትር ርቀት ላይ በምትገኘው…

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Added by Daniel on April 15, 2014 at 11:15am — 21 Comments

Ethiopia: Why Egypt Plays Good Cop, Bad Cop

BY BIRUK MEKONNEN, Addis Fortune

The recent media hype regarding military cooperation between South Sudan and Egypt has grabbed the attention of those who closely follow developments in the region. This is mainly because of the central role South Sudan is playing in the regional peace and security and Egypt's vested interest in relation to Nile water vis-a-vis the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

South Sudan's relative peace and stability only lasts for three years after…

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Added by Sodere on April 14, 2014 at 11:54pm — 5 Comments

Indian Paint company to acquire 51% stake in Kadisco Chemical

India Infoline News Service/ Mumbai 

This acquisition is subject to applicable regulatory and other approvals,

Asian Paints Ltd has announced that Asian Paints (International) Limited, Mauritius, (“APIL”) a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company on April 14, 2014 has signed an agreement with the…

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Added by Sodere on April 14, 2014 at 11:50pm — 1 Comment

Ibsa Alemu shot and killed in St. Louis Missouri

By Denise Hollinshed

dhollinshed@post-dispatch.com

ST. LOUIS • Police said Ibsa Alemu, 29, died after apparently being shot through a door of his home in the 600 block of Holly Hills Avenue about 4:06 a.m. today.

Alemu, shot in the chest, died at a hospital. Police said they found shattered glass and a small hole in an entrance door to his home.

Video: Ibsa Alemu shot and killed in St.…

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Added by Sodere on April 14, 2014 at 11:38pm — No Comments

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia should sit together for reaching common agreements: Egypt FM Fahmy

Egypt State Information Service (Cairo)

Egypt: Fahmy - Egypt-Sudan Ties, Unique Historical

Egypt's Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy said Thursday that the relations between Egypt and Sudan are unique, historical and would never be exposed to effects by changes of regimes or ideologies.

The minister made the remarks during an interview with the Khartoum-based Akhbar El-Youm daily newspaper.

The Egypt's top diplomat asserted keenness since taking the…

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Added by Sodere on April 14, 2014 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments


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Ethiopia: Bedele Launches First Canned Beer in Ethiopia

Addis Fortune

For the first time in the country's beer production history, Bedele has released a new pack-type for its Bedele brand - aluminum beer cans.

The 330ml aluminum beer can offers lightweight packaging, as well as a modern practicality that increases consumer satisfaction. The can is…

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Added by Selamawit on April 14, 2014 at 9:22am — 1 Comment

Ethio-Djiboutian Relations: towards African economic integration

By Nurye Yassin

April 11, 201 - Coming from the uprooted communities in the New World and Europe, the ideology of Pan-Africanism has been triumphant as a libratory force in freeing the people of Africa from the dungeons of European imperialism, colonialism, and neo-colonialism. Some posit that Pan-Africanism has succumbed as an integrative force in rejuvenating African countries through regional economic blocs aiming at regenerating the economic and political enterprise of the…

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Added by Fshatsion Mahari on April 14, 2014 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

Ethiopia's order is challenging says Chinese company making train trams for Addis light rail

Breakthrough in riding the rails in Ethiopia

China Daily

CNR Changchun uses embedded technology transfer for growth in Africa

As dusk falls on Addis Ababa, it is easy to spot the shadows of the giant cranes that are busy laying the rails for Ethiopia's ambitious light-rail transit…

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Added by Fshatsion Mahari on April 14, 2014 at 1:30am — 1 Comment


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Private broadcasting questions remain unanswered

WRITTEN BY YONAS ABIYE

Despite the outstanding issue of allowing the private sector to invest in broadcasting media, which still remains in limbo, the government insists the expansion of the mass media is performing well and being implemented.

According to a report by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED) presented before the House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) on Thursday regarding license granting and service registration of the media business, based on…

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Added by Selamawit on April 13, 2014 at 10:50pm — No Comments


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Ethiopia: Consumer rule allows returns, compensation for defects

Capital Ethiopia Reporter

A new mandate will take effect in the next month attempting to ensure that products and services meet quality standards. The Trade Competition and Consumers’ Authority (TCCPA) announced the new rule at Ethiopia Hotel, on Thursday, April 3, 2014, where around 120 concerned participants, including consumer associations brainstormed ideas to improve the new directive, which attempts to clarify the rights of consumers.

Now consumers will have 15 days to…

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Added by Selamawit on April 13, 2014 at 10:44pm — No Comments


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U.S Embassy in Addis Ababa warns Americans to avoid Anti-gay demonstration route

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Event and Demonstration Planned for April 12 and April 26 April 11, 2014

On April 12, a panel discussion described as “Fighting Homosexuality in Ethiopia” is scheduled to take place at the Addis Ababa City…

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Added by Daniel on April 13, 2014 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

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