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  • Ethiopia accuses Eritrea of hijacking helicopter
    December 23, 2014 - Ethiopia on Monday accused what it described as the "agents" of the regime in Eritrea of hijacking an Ethiopian helicopter. The Ethiopian Defense Ministry said in a statement that an Ethiopian helicopter – that has disappeared since Friday – was forced to land in neighboring Eritrea. It said the helicopter was on a training mission when the Ethiopian pilot forced a trainee and a technician on board to head to Eritrea. "The agents of the Eritrean regime had carried out the helicopter hijacking," the Ethiopian Defense Ministry added in the statement. It denounced what it called the "enemies of peace and democracy", probably in reference to the ruling regime in Eritrea. ...
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  • Ethiopian soldiers could replace Sierra Leone troops in Somalia - president
    December 23, 2014 - Ethiopia is willing to deploy more troops to the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia rather than rotating in another group from Sierra Leone, given Ebola fears, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said on Monday.    A group awaiting deployment from Freetown was placed in quarantine in October after one of its members tested positive for the deadly virus. The West African nation's battalion of more than 800 troops was deployed under a peacekeeping mission known as AMISOM.    "If there is any request from the African Union, Ethiopia is ready to replace any contingent that leaves Somalia," Hailemariam told reporters in the Ethiopian capital. &nb...
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  • Egypt's Sisi welcome in Ethiopia: Desalegn
    December 23, 2014 - Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has asked to visit Addis Ababa, a senior Ethiopian official said Monday. Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn added that he not only told the Egyptian president that he was welcome to visit, but that he was welcome to visit the country "any time" in the future. He told The Anadolu Agency that Egyptian media reports about the lack of Ethiopian interest in a visit to the country by the Egyptian president were not true. Desalegn, at a press conference in the Ethiopian capital, said such reports were mere "media hype." Relations between Cairo and Addis Ababa started to improve noticeably soon after al-Sisi came to power in June...
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  • Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to Ethiopia brings relief to quarantined homes in the Kaffu Bullom Chiefdom
    December 23, 2014 - Sierra Leone’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union (AU), H.E. Osman Keh-Kamara, has responded to President Ernest Koroma’s clarion call to public officials to help their localities during the Ebola crisis by donating an assortment of food items to quarantined homes in the Kaffu Bullom Chiefdom in Port Loko. Ambassador Keh Kamara said it was also his own personal contribution to Sierra Leone’s fight Against the Ebola Viral Disease (EVD), which is presently ravaging the country. The items include bags of rice as well as tons of distilled water, all of which cost millions of leaones. Ambassador Kama...
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  • African fund backs plans to manufacture and use of smart meters in Ethiopia
    December 19, 2014 - The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (Sefa) has approved an $842,000 grant to dVentus Technologies to set up a manufacturing facility in Ethiopia for the production of smart meters for the country.18 Dec 2014 The African Development Bank (AfDB), which hosts the Sefa fund, said the grant would support the “corporate expansion” of Addis Ababa-based dVentus in the energy efficiency equipment sector. “Specifically, the grant will finance a market and bankability study as well as product validation and certification with the aim of mitigating part of the technical development risks and catalysing the financing required for the transition and expansion plan,” the AfDB...
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  • Ethiopian capital's metro set for completion in January
    December 19, 2014 - Ethiopia expects to complete the Chinese-backed construction of a $475 million metro rail system in the capital Addis Ababa next month, the head of the project said. The project, built by China Railway Engineering Corporation (CREC) and mostly financed through a loan from China's Exim Bank, is a rarity on a continent plagued by poor transport links. Beijing is a major partner in Ethiopia's bid to expand its infrastructure, with cumulative investments by Chinese firms reaching well over $1 billion, official figures show. The Horn of Africa country is building a new rail link to neighbouring Djibouti and wants to complete 5,000 km of railway lines by 2020. It will also aims...
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  • Sierra Leone News : Over 100 AU Medics from Ethiopia to stop Ebola
    December 19, 2014 - The Africa Union has aided Sierra Leone with 101 Ethiopian Medical personnel in the fight against Ebola. The medical team comprised Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists, Epidemiologists, Public Health Officers, and Information and Communication Specialists. Welcoming the medical team on arrival at the Freetown International Airport, Deputy Health and Sanitation Minister I, Mr. Foday Sawi Lahai, on behalf of the Ministry, the government and people of Sierra Leone, expressed gratitude and appreciation over the visit, describing the Medical team as brave men and women of Africa. He said their coming marks a very important milestone in the war against Ebola in Sierra Leone and lauded...
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  • Where will huge state investments lead Ethiopia?
    December 19, 2014 - From thousands of kilometres of railways and highways to mega dams to tens of thousands of partially government-sponsored houses to cobblestone roads, Ethiopia is a nation under-construction. About a fifth of the 10.3 per cent growth registered in the 2013/14 budget year was attributable to construction activity, according to the World Bank. Over the same period, the total investment rate rose from 32.1 per cent of GDP to 40.3 per cent. Some $1.5 billion from the $8.5 billion budget of the country this year is earmarked for construction of roads. In addition to the government, there is huge investment by the private sector in real estate. For the 13th most populous countr...
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  • South Sudan peace talks resume in Ethiopia
    December 19, 2014 - The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), a regional body of eight east African states, launched the multi-stakeholder peace talks here Thursday to discuss the year-long conflict in South Sudan. IGAD has been mediating the peace process of South Sudan since the conflict erupted a year ago in the world`s newest country, according to Xinhua. Fighting still continues in the country though the warring parties reached agreements for cessation of hostilities (CoH) and commitments for its implementation. The IGAD-led mediation efforts have brought tangible results including among others the signing of the cessation of hostilities (CoH) agreement by the two warring p...
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  • Ethiopian Israeli lights White House menorah
    December 19, 2014 - A graduate of Yemin Orde Youth Village, in Israel, was honored with lighting a special menorah at the annual White House Hanukkah celebration in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Dec. 17. Ataklit Tesfaye, 23, an Ethiopian-Israeli who immigrated to Israel in 2008, recited the Hanukkah prayers alongside President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. The menorah was handcrafted by children at Yemin Orde and delivered to the White House for this occasion. Other special guests participating in the menorah lighting included Dr. Adam C. Levine, a leading physician in the fight against Ebola in Africa and Rabbi Angela Buchdahl, spiritual leader at Central Synagogue in New York....
    አገር አቀፍ ዜናዎች አስተያየት በመስጠት የመጀመሪያው ይሁኑ