Ethiopian News

  • Omo Kuraz-II sugar plant commences trial production

    Omo Kuraz-II, one of the four sugar factories being built under Omo Kuraz sugar development projects, has begun trial production this month.
    The factory, which has passed all phases of the testing conducted since last January, started crashing sugarcane on March 23 and sugar production four days later.
    According to a statement, the Sugar Corporation, the factory began it trial production by crashing 6,500 tonnes of sugarcane. The sugar plant has the capacity to crash 12,000 tonnes of sugarcane per day.
    Upon going fully operational, Omo Kuraz-II is expected to produce 2.5 million quintals of sugar and 28 million litres of Ethanol per annum.
    The sugar plant would generate 60 MW of electricity from sugarcane by products, out of which 40MW would be supplied to the national grid. The factory will use the remaining 20MW for sugar production.

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  • Latest Salaries Of Top African Politicians Revealed, Including Ethiopia

    The salary of top African politicians is quite overwhelming, making it one of the best places in the world to be a politician. Our Prime Minister is currently paid ETB 966.184,00 Annually.

    Hailemariam Desalegn

    Prime Minister Ethiopia
    Born: 1965 Ethiopia
    Children: 3
    Annual: ETB 966.184,00
    Monthly: ETB 80.515,00
    Weekly: ETB 18.580,00
    Daily: ETB 2.647,00

    Uhuru Kenyatta

    President Kenya
    Born: 1961 Kenya
    Children: 3
    Annual: ETB 3.482.574,00
    Monthly: ETB 290.215,00
    Weekly: ETB 66.973,00
    Daily: ETB 9.541,00

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  • Sudan, Ethiopia hold military talks on border security and human trafficking

    March 28, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Senior Sudanese and Ethiopian army officers Tuesday have met for the second day in Khartoum within the framework of the Sudanese-Ethiopian Strategic Forum.

    In a press release extended to Sudan Tribune Tuesday, the Sudanese army said: “the forum discussed a number of issues pertaining to border security, ways to prevent and combat human trafficking and migrant smuggling besides the local and regional security threats”.

    According to the press release, the two sides underscored the importance of the forum in promoting relations and joint work between the two countries, pointing to several recommendations and understandings on issues of security and sustainable development as well as strategic military cooperation and coordination.

    The press release added that Sudan Armed Forces (SAF)’s Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Emad al-Din Mustafa Adawi, has met with the Ethiopian delegation participating in the forum headed by Ethiopia’s National Defence Forces Chief of Operations Lieu. Gen. Abraham Woldemariam.

    It pointed that the meeting discussed bilateral ties between the two countries and ways to enhance cooperation and exchange of experiences.

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  • Ministry of Health discusses medical co-operation with Ethiopia

    ABU DHABI,  March 2017 (WAM) -- Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Prevention, has discussed ways of co-operation in the medical sector, during his meeting today with Abdelqader Saleh, Ambassador of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to the UAE.

    The meeting, which took place at the ministry’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi, with the attendance of Dr. Essa bin Jekka Al Mansouri, Office Manager of the Under-Secretary and Director of International Health Relations, discussed the strengthening of combined efforts to consolidate joint ties in the healthcare sector, and the exchange of expertise between both countries in the field of continuous medical training.

    It also discussed the strengthening of co-operation in general health, and facilitating the acceptance and employment of nurses, doctors and technicians according to the certified standards, and providing an environment and legislation that encourage investment in medical industries and supplies.

    Dr. Al Olama said that the UAE anticipates the strengthening of joint medical co-operation with Ethiopia, to achieve the best medical services in both countries.

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  • Loosening State of Emergency propels steady growth

    It's been more than five months since Ethiopia declared a state of emergency in response to widespread protests and unrest. The country’s first state of emergency in more than quarter century aimed at normalizing what the government calls a “worsening security situation” in Oromia and Amhara regional states.

    Recently, the government revealed that some of the restrictions imposed by the state of emergency have been lifted. Accordingly, the command post, which is charged with enforcing the country’s state of emergency in the wake of unprecedented mass protests against government policies, would no longer be able to arbitrarily arrest people or conduct property searches without court warrants. Further, curfews and some restrictions on media reporting and social media activism have come to an end.

    Five months earlier, the government announced that the declaration of the state of emergency is needed due to difficulties in keeping law and order through the regular security command. As a result, the government was forced to restrict some rights of citizens for a time lasting up to six months.

    Right after the declaration lasts for four months, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said “As of now, the state of emergency has accomplished its goal. We have to ensure that the goal is long-lasting, as long as we have ensured that, the state of emergency can be lifted anytime,” speaking to Journalists in January.

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  • Ethiopia’s deadly rubbish dump landslide was down to politics, not providence

    It was only a misplaced shoe that prevented Fadila Bargicho from losing a second child when an avalanche of rubbish crushed makeshift houses, killing at least 113 people in Addis Ababa earlier this month.

    An impatient Ayider Habesha, nine, had left his older brother searching for his footwear. He headed to religious lessons in a hut next to the towering dump. Ayider was buried alive with his six classmates and teacher when a chunk of the open landfill gave way on the evening of 11 March. His body was recovered two days later.

    “He could not find his shoe and that was God’s way of saving one of my children,” Bargicho says of her 16-year-old son, Abdurahim, who usually attended the classes with his brother.

    While Bargicho sees divine intervention at play in the incident, the collapse at Reppi landfill was an avoidable, manmade disaster.

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