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Ethiopia: Celebrating The Meskel Festival With The Fire Of Hope And Love

Ethiopia: Celebrating The Meskel Festival With The Fire Of Hope And Love

Last year due to the pandemic, Ethiopian Orthodox Christians were unable to celebrate Meskel festival which signifies the finding of the cross that Jesus Christ was crucified on. However, without face masks, the people gathered at Meskel Square this year with fire in their hands to honor the big day at the capital, Addis Ababa. …

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Ethiopia: Amid conflict and Covid-19 crisis, businesses fights for growth

While the conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia persists, with women and girls being taken advantage of by both Ethiopian troops and the rebels according to Amnesty International report, established businesses and SMEs despite the atrocities and the Covid-19 crisis continue to fight for economic development. What will become of the people of Ethiopia after the crisis? …

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Ethiopia’s Election: A second five-year term for PM Abiy Ahmed

Judging from Ethiopia’s official result of the parliamentary election so far, Abiy’s Prosperity Party has won the most seats. With that, the Prime Minister is assured of a second five-year term in office. Last week, the PM in a statement on Twitter on Saturday, said the June 21 vote as a historically inclusive election. He …

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Ethiopia’s north crisis: Death also knocks at the door

Above, a child sleeps on a sack of food aid in the Tigray region. Pictures like this paints poverty and may shade viewers away from what led to the event. As we speak millions of African kids are having their meals and drinking clean water but we cannot deny that bad governance and unnecessary conflicts …

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THE EXODUS OF ETHIOPIAN JEWS: Operation Moses

THE EXODUS OF ETHIOPIAN JEWS: Operation Moses

Operation Moses was a covert operation to evacuate Ethiopian Jews (Falashas) from Sudan during a 1984 Civil War that caused severe famine. The Israelis initially called the operation Gur Aryeh Yehuda (“Cub of the Lion of Judah”) before the United Jewish Appeal changed the name. HISTORY OF OPERATION MOSES The operation, named after the biblical figure Moses, was a cooperative effort between …

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Thousands of Ethiopians celebrate popular thanksgiving festival

Hiwot Tesfaye, a diaspora-based Ethiopian, is excited to celebrate Irreecha festival, an annual thanksgiving event celebrated by millions of Ethiopians annually, for the first time in her home country, Global Times reports. “In past years, I have celebrated the Irreecha festival in the U.S. where I currently reside. However, it feels much better celebrating the …

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Death toll in Ethiopia exceeds 150 from protests over killing of popular singer

At least 166 people have died during violent demonstrations that roiled Ethiopia in the days following the murder of popular singer Hachalu Hundessa, police said Saturday. Pop star Hachalu, a member of the Oromo ethnic group, Ethiopia’s largest, was shot dead by unknown attackers in Addis Ababa on last week, fuelling ethnic tensions threatening the country’s …

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Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia resume talks on Nile dam

Talks between Sudan, Egypt, and Ethiopia over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Nile River resumed on Friday under African Union (AU) mediation. Sudan’s Irrigation and Water Resources Ministry announced. “The talks between the three countries were resumed on Friday via video conference with mediators and monitors attending,” said the ministry in a …

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COVID 19: Ethiopia extends PM, lawmakers’ terms by one year

Ethiopia’s parliament approved on Wednesday an extra year in office for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed after August elections were postponed, two days after a leading opposition politician resigned as speaker of its upper house in apparent protest at the delay. The upper house voted for a resolution that extends the terms of federal and regional …

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COVID-19 – President Kagame Makes Case for African Cooperation in Supplies Sourcing

President Paul Kagame of Rwanda has made the case for African cooperation and collaboration in the procurement of equipment and test kits used as the continent battles the Novel Coronavirus. President Kagame was speaking at a virtual meeting of African Union leaders from across the continent chaired by South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa. The meeting …

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