Tag Archives: Ethiopia

17 October 19

Ethiopia turns to drones for food security boost

Ethiopia’s Agriculture Transformation Agency (ATA) is using drones and satellites to help improve the country’s food security prospects.

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15 October 19

Ethiopia Prime Minister wins Nobel Peace Prize

Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in establishing a peace deal with Eritrea and stabilising tensions in the Horn of Africa.

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14 October 19

As Abiy wins Nobel Peace Prize, Afwerki’s Eritrea remains in the shadows

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed was named the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. Africa’s youngest leader beat 301 candidates for the award, including 16-year-old Swedish climate change activist, Greta Thunberg, Brazilian environmentalist, Raoni Metuktire, and Hong Kong
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08 October 19

The human cost of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) project has been a constant source of controversy since construction began in 2011. Africa’s biggest dam project is expected to cost a total of US$4.8 billion but the completion date has been pushed back
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01 October 19

No breakthrough in Ethiopia-Egypt Nile dam talks

Talks between Ethiopia and Egypt over the construction of Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam have hit a dead-end once again.

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29 September 19

Ethiopia: More than 1,000 people killed in ethnic violence over past year

Ethiopia’s government has confirmed that more than 1,000 people have been killed in ethnic violence over the past 12 months.

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19 September 19

What do Ethiopia’s election law changes mean ahead of 2020 vote?

Last month, Ethiopia’s parliament passed a new election law that amends a total of 149 articles in what is now called the “Ethiopian Election, Political Parties Registration and Election Ethics.” While the law passed unanimously through parliament, it has caused
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07 September 19

Ethiopia opens infamous Maekelawi detention centre to public

Ethiopia has opened one of its most notorious detention centres to the public, in a move described by Human Rights Watch as a “symbolic step towards justice for past abuses”.

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02 September 19

Egypt calls on Ethiopia to fill Renaissance Dam within 7 years

Egypt has submitted an official request to Ethiopia that the East African nation fills the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) within seven years.

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01 September 19

Ethiopia eyes economic reforms to ease forex shortage

Ethiopia’s government says it is considering significant economic reforms as part of an effort to ease the country’s foreign currency shortage.

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