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News Ethiopia: Egypt and Ethiopia Said to Be Close to Accord on Renaissance Dam

Published on: Thursday 16 January 2020
Egypt and Ethiopia Said to Be Close to Accord on Renaissance Dam
News source: https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/01/16/egypt-ethiopia-gerd-talks-renaissance-dam-accord/

But talks in Washington haven’t yet solved the trickiest questions still looming over the dam’s impact on countries downstream.

News Ethiopia: Nile River dam row: Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan make draft deal

Published on: Thursday 16 January 2020
Nile River dam row: Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan make draft deal
News source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-51133364

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have reached an initial deal on the filling and operation of what will be Africa's biggest hydro-electric dam. The three nations agreed, following a meeting in Washington DC, ...

News Ethiopia: Donald Trump says he should have won Nobel Peace Prize not Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed

Published on: Friday 10 January 2020
Donald Trump says he should have won Nobel Peace Prize not Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed
News source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-51063149

He came into office in April 2018 after months of anti-government protests forced his predecessor to resign. Mr Abiy has introduced massive liberalising reforms to Ethiopia, shaking up what was a ...

News Ethiopia: Egypt blames Ethiopia for latest failure of Nile dam talks

Published on: Thursday 09 January 2020
Egypt blames Ethiopia for latest failure of Nile dam talks
News source: https://apnews.com/8d95b582b3ad1d0b6932cdab5b0b1838

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt is blaming Ethiopia for the failure of the latest round of talks on the construction of a controversial Nile dam, a critical issue for Cairo as it seeks to protect its main source ...

News Ethiopia: Ethiopia Adopts New Version of Much-Criticized Terrorism Law

Published on: Friday 03 January 2020
Ethiopia Adopts New Version of Much-Criticized Terrorism Law
News source: https://www.voanews.com/africa/ethiopia-adopts-new-version-much-criticized-terrorism-law

Ethiopian lawmakers have replaced anti-terrorism legislation that had drawn criticism from rights activists, although Amnesty International said the new version still had the potential to be used against government critics. The new law, adopted Thursday, removes text invoked to arrest scores of journalists and politicians over the years. A vaguely-worded provision to punish acts "encouraging terrorism" has been axed in favor of more specific language targeting "incitement." The new version also guarantees workers' right to strike even if they "obstruct public services," an offense the law

News Ethiopia: Ethiopia: Films breathe optimism into political malaise

Published on: Thursday 02 January 2020
Ethiopia: Films breathe optimism into political malaise
News source: https://www.aa.com.tr/en/africa/ethiopia-films-breathe-optimism-into-political-malaise/1691038

There was no love lost among them. It was a quiet Sunday afternoon in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Hundreds of men and women of all ages were waiting in a long line at the compound of Hager ...

News Ethiopia: Ethiopia Relaxes Curbs on Political Gatherings With New Anti-Terror Law

Published on: Thursday 02 January 2020
Ethiopia Relaxes Curbs on Political Gatherings With New Anti-Terror Law
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/01/02/world/africa/02reuters-ethiopia-politics.html

ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia's parliament on Thursday passed an anti-terrorism law that relaxed restrictions on political gatherings, broadening reforms introduced under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The ...

News Ethiopia: After Ethiopia Crash, Victims’ Relatives Say They Were Hounded by U.S. Law Firms

Published on: Tuesday 24 December 2019
After Ethiopia Crash, Victims’ Relatives Say They Were Hounded by U.S. Law Firms
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2019/12/24/business/24reuters-boeing-737max-lawyers-insight.html

Days after the March 10 crash of a Kenya-bound Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing jet that killed all 157 people on board, strangers began calling or visiting bereaved families, saying they represented U.S. law firms.

News Ethiopia: Eritrean President Vows to 'Bolster Cooperation' With Ethiopia

Published on: Thursday 26 December 2019
Eritrean President Vows to 'Bolster Cooperation' With Ethiopia
News source: https://www.voanews.com/africa/eritrean-president-vows-bolster-cooperation-ethiopia

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki promised Thursday to boost cooperation with Ethiopia on the last day of his two-day visit that came as the peace process was seen as having lost momentum. Isaias flew to Addis Ababa on Wednesday for his first meeting with the Ethiopian prime minister since Abiy Ahmed won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for initiating a thaw between the countries which fought a border war in 1998-2000. That conflict left an estimated 80,000 dead before a stalemate took hold and which was only resolved by Abiy's unexpected outreach to Isaias. Isaias expressed gratitude Thursday for

News Ethiopia: Five arrested for attack on mosques in Ethiopia's Amhara region

Published on: Saturday 21 December 2019
Five arrested for attack on mosques in Ethiopia's Amhara region
News source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/12/arrested-attack-mosques-ethiopia-amhara-region-191221194353132.html

Five people suspected of burning down four mosques in Ethiopia's Amhara region have been arrested, a regional spokesman said, as rising inter-communal and ethnic violence threatens political reforms ...

News Ethiopia: Why Abiy Ahmed's Prosperity Party is good news for Ethiopia

Published on: Tuesday 17 December 2019
Why Abiy Ahmed's Prosperity Party is good news for Ethiopia
News source: https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/abiy-ahmed-prosperity-party-good-news-ethiopia-191212135703549.html

In November, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed established a new pan-Ethiopian political party. It brings together three of the four ethnic-based parties that make up the ruling Ethiopian People's ...

News Ethiopia: 1,700-year-old Christian basilica discovered in Ethiopia

Published on: Friday 13 December 2019
1,700-year-old Christian basilica discovered in Ethiopia
News source: https://www.foxnews.com/science/1700-year-old-christian-basilica-discovered-in-ethiopia

Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a 1,700-year-old Christian basilica in Ethiopia. The basilica, from the 4th century A.D., was found in Beta Samati, an ancient town that was once part of ...

News Ethiopia: Ethiopia to Get $3 Billion Loan From World Bank

Published on: Friday 13 December 2019
Ethiopia to Get $3 Billion Loan From World Bank
News source: https://www.voanews.com/africa/ethiopia-get-3-billion-loan-world-bank

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Friday that Ethiopia will receive $3 billion from the World Bank to help strengthen reforms in its traditionally state-controlled economy. Two days ago, the International Monetary Fund said it had reached a preliminary agreement for a three-year, $2.9 billion financing package to support Ethiopia's economic reforms. Abiy did not give more details on the World Bank funding.

News Ethiopia: Does Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed deserve the Nobel Prize for Peace?

Published on: Monday 09 December 2019
Does Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed deserve the Nobel Prize for Peace?
News source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/12/ethiopia-abiy-ahmed-deserve-nobel-prize-peace-191208171739022.html

Just two months after becoming prime minister, Abiy, a former intelligence officer, announced that Ethiopia would fully accept the terms of a peace agreement with long-time foe Eritrea. More than ...

News Ethiopia: In Collecting Nobel Prize, Ethiopia’s Leader Plans to Sidestep Media

Published on: Monday 09 December 2019
In Collecting Nobel Prize, Ethiopia’s Leader Plans to Sidestep Media
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/09/world/africa/ethiopia-abiy-nobel.html

On Monday, a United Nations report sounded an alarm over a proposed new hate speech law. David Kaye, the United Nations special rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression, issued the ...

News Ethiopia: Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed: Inside the mind of this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner

Published on: Monday 09 December 2019
Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed: Inside the mind of this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner
News source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-50690548

Nobel Peace Prize winner Abiy Ahmed has shaken up Ethiopia since becoming prime minister in April last year, but what ideas are guiding the man who receives the prize in Oslo on Tuesday? The BBC's ...

News Ethiopia: What Makes a Church? A Tiny, Leafy Forest

Published on: Tuesday 03 December 2019
What Makes a Church? A Tiny, Leafy Forest
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/03/opinion/church-forests-ethiopia.html

In Ethiopia, church forests are withstanding environmental destruction — but just barely. On the Ethiopian highlands, church grounds have become accidental time capsules of biodiversity. SCRIPT - ...

News Ethiopia: Climbing to Ethiopia’s church in the sky

Published on: Sunday 01 December 2019
Climbing to Ethiopia’s church in the sky
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/world/amp-stories/ethiopias-church-in-the-sky/

Abuna Yemata Guh is one of more than 100 rock-hewn churches in northern Ethiopia, but it’s the only one that requires climbing up a 1,000-foot cliff face to reach. Father Assefa, 64, has done it every ...