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Abraham Gelaw   Kola Tembein, Tigray, September 19/2019 – Earlier this year, Haderu Gebray, 15, and her parents were arrested for planning her wedding. Child marriage is illegal in Ethiopia yet her father, who works in government, planned to wed her to an older man she had never met. Her plight hit …

Addis Abeba, September 18/2019 – Sileshi Bekele (PhD), Ethiopia’s Minister of Water, Irrigation and Electricity said Ethiopia has rejected Egypt’s latest proposal on the filling of multi-billion dollar Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). A tripartite meeting between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan took place in Cairo on Sunday and Monday for …

Addis Abeba, September 16/2019 – The French government will bestow The Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (The French National Order of Arts and Letters) on prominent musician and the father of Ethiopian Jazz, Mulatu Astatke, French embassy in Addis Abeba said. This will be done during the visit of …

Addis Abeba, September 13/2019 –The United States and Ethiopia officially signed a new statement of partnership agreement to continue working closely together to end tuberculosis (TB) across the country. United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Sean Jones and State Minister of Health Dr. Lia Tadesse signed a …

Ethiopia is beset by “persistent and multi-faceted humanitarian problems”, the United Nations relief chief said on Tuesday, calling for more international funding as well as support for the Government-led response to the country’s displacement crisis. Addis Abeba, September 13/2019 – More than eight million people in Ethiopia need food, shelter, …

Addis Standard staffs Borana/Oromia, September 11/2019 – A livestock insurance product aimed at protecting pastoralists against calamity from drought made a payout to close to 3,000 Borana pastoralists following the extremely poor rains this year. Referred to as the Index-Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI), it is an innovative financial solution spearheaded …

Addis Abeba, September 11/2019 – General Berhanu Jula, Deputy Chief of Staff and military operations head of the Ethiopian Armed Forces told Ethiopian Press Agency that the national defense force have recently captured “some members” of ISIS in Ethiopia. According to the General, although repeated attempts by ISIS to mobilize …

Addis Abeba, September 06/2019 – When a national exam scandal of this proportion happens, there is a need for a system that must set itself in motion for a thorough and objective investigation. In the absence of technology supported and/or factually verifiable mechanism of correcting the consequences of the wrongful …

Addis Abeba, September 06/2019 – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is providing immediate livestock protection assistance to drought-affected pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in Ethiopia. While sending off a consignment of veterinary drugs from Addis Abeba to Oromia and Somali Regions, Dr. Alemayehu Mekonnen, the Chief …

Yonatan T. Fessha, For Addis Standard Addis Abeba, September 05/2019 – In some societies every dispute turns into an ethnic dispute. Ethiopia is increasingly becoming one such society. The emotionally charged debate on the proposed roadmap on education is a recent example of an unfortunate situation where matters like education …
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