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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…Continue
By ELIAS MESERET
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.…Continue
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 …Continue
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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Criminalisation will not stop FGM in east Africa
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…Continue
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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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…Continue
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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…
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…Continue
India Infoline News Service/ Mumbai
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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…
By Denise Hollinshed
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.Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…
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…Continue
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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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On April 12, a panel discussion described as “Fighting Homosexuality in Ethiopia” is scheduled to take place at the Addis Ababa City…Continue