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News Ethiopia: Ethiopia to Release Inmates to Curb Coronavirus Spread

Published on: Wednesday 25 March 2020
Ethiopia to Release Inmates to Curb Coronavirus Spread
News source: https://www.voanews.com/science-health/coronavirus-outbreak/ethiopia-release-inmates-curb-coronavirus-spread

Ethiopia is set to begin releasing more than 4,000 prisoners Thursday in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Attorney General Adanech Abebe said inmates convicted of minor crimes, with less than a year left on their sentences, and women with babies, qualify for release. Ethiopia is also deporting foreign inmates being held on drug-trafficking charges to their native countries. So far, Ethiopia has had12 confirmed cases of coronavirus, but with the disease spreading rapidly across Africa, the government decided to take action to fight the spread of the virus. Meantime, Prime

News Ethiopia: Worshippers in Ethiopia Defy Ban on Large Gatherings Despite Coronavirus

Published on: Thursday 26 March 2020
Worshippers in Ethiopia Defy Ban on Large Gatherings Despite Coronavirus
News source: https://www.voanews.com/science-health/coronavirus-outbreak/worshippers-ethiopia-defy-ban-large-gatherings-despite

Health experts in Ethiopia are raising concern, as some religious leaders continue to host large gatherings despite government orders not to do so in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Earlier this week, Ethiopia’s government ordered security forces to enforce a ban on large gatherings aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19. Ethiopia has seen only 12 cases and no deaths from the virus, and authorities would like to keep it that way.  But enforcing the orders has proven difficult as religious groups continue to meet and, according to religious leaders, fail to treat the risks seriously

News Ethiopia: Catherine Hamlin: Grief in Ethiopia as trailblazing Australian doctor dies

Published on: Thursday 19 March 2020
Catherine Hamlin: Grief in Ethiopia as trailblazing Australian doctor dies
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/catherine-hamlin-grief-ethiopia-trailblazing-162630263.html

No-one came to meet Catherine Hamlin the day she arrived at a tiny airport in Ethiopia in 1959. More than 60 years later, the news of the Australian gynaecologist’s death at the age of 96 was met with ...

News Ethiopia: Maaza Mengiste on the untold story of Ethiopia's women warriors during Italian occupation

Published on: Friday 20 March 2020
Maaza Mengiste on the untold story of Ethiopia's women warriors during Italian occupation
News source: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/writersandcompany/maaza-mengiste-on-the-untold-story-of-ethiopia-s-women-warriors-during-italian-occupation-1.5502997

In her new novel, The Shadow King, Maaza Mengiste draws on surprising discoveries about the role of women during Italy's 1935 invasion of Ethiopia — a conflict that many consider to be the start of ...

News Ethiopia: Humanitarian organization says 13 Canadians detained in Ethiopia back home

Published on: Friday 13 March 2020
Humanitarian organization says 13 Canadians detained in Ethiopia back home
News source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/global-affairs-canadian-humanitarian-detained-ethiopia-return-home-1.5497154

An Alberta-based humanitarian organization says 13 Canadians who were detained in Ethiopia have returned to Canada. Canadian Humanitarian says in a statement on its website that it is thrilled to see ...

News Ethiopia: Ethiopia, Kenya confirm first virus cases in East Africa

Published on: Friday 13 March 2020
Ethiopia, Kenya confirm first virus cases in East Africa
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/ethiopia-kenya-confirm-first-virus-cases-east-africa-132401551.html

Kenya and Ethiopia on Friday announced their first confirmed cases of coronavirus, as East Africa, which has so far been unscathed by the global pandemic, scaled up emergency measures to contain its spread. In Kenya, a 27-year-old Kenyan woman tested positive for the virus on Thursday in Nairobi, a

News Ethiopia: Ethiopia report blames jet crash mostly on Boeing software

Published on: Monday 09 March 2020
Ethiopia report blames jet crash mostly on Boeing software
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/ethiopia-jet-crash-report-blame-boeing-pilots-69478393

Ethiopian investigators are mostly blaming Boeing for last year’s crash of a 737 Max jet shortly after takeoff, saying in an interim report that there were design failures and inadequate training for pilots

News Ethiopia: Fifa delays its Congress in Ethiopia because of coronavirus

Published on: Wednesday 11 March 2020
Fifa delays its Congress in Ethiopia because of coronavirus
News source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/africa/51837840

Football's world governing body Fifa has postponed its Congress in Ethiopia, scheduled to take place in June, by three months owing to the outbreak of the coronavirus. The Congress has been set to ...

News Ethiopia: Ethiopia's Ambo city: 'From freedom to repression under Abiy Ahmed'

Published on: Wednesday 11 March 2020
Ethiopia's Ambo city: 'From freedom to repression under Abiy Ahmed'
News source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-51657291

Most of Ambo's residents are Oromos - and the protests were largely driven by anger that despite being Ethiopia's largest ethnic group, they were marginalised from political and economic power, with ...

News Ethiopia: Ethiopia's first shot at real democracy could be derailed before elections are held

Published on: Sunday 08 March 2020
Ethiopia's first shot at real democracy could be derailed before elections are held
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/ethiopia-democracy-election-abiy-ahmed/2020/03/08/a660da20-5e22-11ea-ac50-18701e14e06d_story.html

JIMMA, Ethiopia — On a busy back street in the hometown of Ethiopia's prime minister, Nobel Prize-winner Abiy Ahmed, two men sipping coffee and chewing khat tried out a new pastime: having a heated ...

News Ethiopia: Ethiopia Skips Latest US Talks With Egypt Over Dam Dispute

Published on: Wednesday 26 February 2020
Ethiopia Skips Latest US Talks With Egypt Over Dam Dispute
News source: https://www.voanews.com/africa/ethiopia-skips-latest-us-talks-egypt-over-dam-dispute

Ethiopia will skip the latest round of U.S.-brokered talks this week on a disputed Nile dam project with Egypt and Sudan, the country’s water ministry announced Wednesday. A final deal on the massive Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam had been expected this month, but U.S.

News Ethiopia: Coronavirus outbreak: Ethiopia steps up prevention measures

Published on: Friday 21 February 2020
Coronavirus outbreak: Ethiopia steps up prevention measures
News source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/02/coronavirus-outbreak-ethiopia-steps-prevention-measures-200222105638378.html

Ethiopia has stepped up prevention measures to combat any potential outbreak of coronavirus. Its airline, the largest in Africa, is continuing daily flights to five destinations in China. Al Jazeera's ...

News Ethiopia: Dutch government returns stolen 18th-century 'precious crown' to Ethiopia

Published on: Thursday 20 February 2020
Dutch government returns stolen 18th-century 'precious crown' to Ethiopia
News source: https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/20/africa/ethiopia-crown-returned-intl/index.html

The Dutch government returned a stolen ceremonial crown to the Ethiopian government Thursday, Ethiopian officials said.

News Ethiopia: Looted 18th century crown returned to Ethiopia after decades

Published on: Wednesday 19 February 2020
Looted 18th century crown returned to Ethiopia after decades
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/looted-18th-century-crown-returned-ethiopia-decades-69095561

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- A rare and looted crown from the 18th century was returned to Ethiopia on Thursday after it was discovered in the Netherlands two decades ago. The Dutch government facilitated ...

News Ethiopia: Why Egypt and Ethiopia Can't Agree on How to Manage Water Resources

Published on: Tuesday 11 February 2020
Why Egypt and Ethiopia Can't Agree on How to Manage Water Resources
News source: https://nationalinterest.org/blog/middle-east-watch/why-egypt-and-ethiopia-cant-agree-how-manage-water-resources-122416

Egypt demanded at least seven years to fill the reservoir, whereas Ethiopia, anxious to reap the dam’s long-awaited benefits, would accept no more than five years. Two years may seem insignificant, ...

News Ethiopia: Ethiopia’s economic miracle ride is set to turn into a bumpy road

Published on: Tuesday 04 February 2020
Ethiopia’s economic miracle ride is set to turn into a bumpy road
News source: https://qz.com/africa/1785100/will-ethiopia-stay-one-of-fastest-growing-economies-in-the-world/

Ethiopia’s rapid economic growth is one of the great stories of the 21st Century, but there are signs that the country’s boom may not be sustainable. Recent reports suggest government spending, not ...

News Ethiopia: The Private History of Ethiopia’s Wars

Published on: Friday 07 February 2020
The Private History of Ethiopia’s Wars
News source: http://bostonreview.net/arts-in-society/adom-getachew-maaza-mengiste-shadow-king

The Private History of Ethiopia’s Wars from Boston Review. Maaza Mengiste’s novels reject grand narratives, instead offering uncommonly intimate glimpses of what it was like to live through the century of war and dictatorship that created today’s Ethiopian diaspora.

News Ethiopia: Angry Workers Spurn Ethiopia's 'Industrial Revolution'

Published on: Thursday 06 February 2020
Angry Workers Spurn Ethiopia's 'Industrial Revolution'
News source: https://www.ibtimes.com/angry-workers-spurn-ethiopias-industrial-revolution-2917317

Zemen Zerihun thought he'd left farming behind and found the ticket to a better life when he began a job cutting fabric for a clothing company at a massive industrial park in southern Ethiopia. But ...