Month: April 2016

S Sudan’s Riek Machar sworn in as first vice president

South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar has been sworn in as first vice president after arriving in the capital Juba in a long awaited UN brokered peace deal. Machar resumes a post he held before the conflict erupted in December 2013. Earlier on Tuesday, Machar touched down at Juba airport on a UN plane after […]

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Scholarship for Ethiopian Students: University of Bradford global development scholarship – England

University of Bradford Global Development Scholarships =========================================== University of Bradford Masters Degree Deadline: 13 May 2016 (annual) Study in: UK Course starts September 2016 Brief description: The University of Bradford Global Development Scholarships (formerly known as Countries in Crisis Scholarships) are intended to aid students in financial hardship due to the fact that they are […]

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Banana Crisis: Banana is under attack by a disease spreading around the globe-including Africa

There’s a banana crisis — the fruit is under attack by a disease spreading around the globe The humble banana is under attack by a disease that is spreading around the globe, and threatening Latin America’s all-important export industry. The industry is so worried about it, that it moved this week’s International Banana Congress from […]

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Riot for second day in Gambella- Two Nuers were killed

Riot for second day. Two Nuers were killed in the bus terminal, my sources say. NGOs are attacked. Police firing to disperse the highlanders. Gambella town is like ‘war zone’, as we speak. The highlanders are still angered by last Thursday’s killing. They wouldn’t easily calm down. We don’t know if they have a specific […]

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Protest erupted in Gambella Region Today- Pictures and Video

It is reported that protest is erupted in Gambella region in connection with the killings of more that 200 citizens in last week by South Sudan rebels and the killings of 14 Ethiopians by South Sudan refuges. The demonstrators were aggressive and unruly and Federal police was unfriendly to the demonstrators. Federal police blocked demonstrator from going […]

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Zambia detained 16 Ethiopian in an attempt to enter South Africa

Alert Security officers in Luangwa District have intercepted 16 prohibited immigrants who were trying to use the Luangwa border to go to South Africa. Luangwa Police Officer In-Charge, Assistant Superintendent, Mataa Muleta confirmed the interception of the 16 Ethiopian immigrants who were supposed to cross the Zambezi river to Zimbabwe enroute to South Africa. Assistant […]

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First 10 Fastest Growing Economies In Africa; Ethiopia Missing– IMF 2016 Report

The Ivory Coast is Africa’s fastest growing economy, according to the IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook. The West African nation’s GDP is expected to grow by 8.5% this year. The Ivory Coast’s economy has benefited from government policies and structural reforms, which have resulted in strong inclusive growth, according to the World Bank. Strong economic activity […]

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Boma government accused of being behind massacre of Ethiopian citizens

A senior army general in South Sudan’s government has accused Boma state government of being behind the recent massacre of over 200 ethnic Nuer citizens in Ethiopia when ethnic Murle militia group crossed the borders and attacked villages inside Ethiopia. Lt. General David Yau Yau, also a member of the Murle ethnic group which carried […]

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Mussie Zerai: Eriterian Priests chosen as one of the 100 most influential people in the world

Father to refugees At 17, Mussie “Father Moses” Zerai fled the oppressive military regime of his native Eritrea for Rome, where a British priest helped him secure asylum. He soon began volunteering to help other migrants and refugees. For over a decade, this Catholic priest has been a lifeline for thousands of Europe-bound boat migrants […]

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Why Is There Such A Large Ethiopian Population In The Washington Region?

The Washington region is home to the largest concentration of Ethiopians outside of Africa. Ethiopians in D.C. began opening shops and restaurants in Adams Morgan and Columbia Heights and, when rents got too expensive, the Shaw area. Today the largest concentration of Ethiopian businesses is in Silver Spring, Maryland, and to a lesser extent, Alexandria, […]

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