The Reformed Ethiopian Catholic Church of Southern Africa has ordained its new bishop, Makomela Simon Mokoena, in the All Saints Church in Motherwell. Vereeniging-based Mokoena, 56, a former Anglican Church of SA priest, will oversee the Limpopo, Gauteng and North West provinces for the Reformed Ethiopian Catholic Church. “The old history of the Roman Catholic Church is the foundation of our church,” Mokoena said. “It extends the Reformed Ethiopian Catholic Church of Southern Africa’s footprint to a new terrain, the St Augustine of Hippo Diocese, whose jurisdiction covers three provinces. “Most significantly, this consecration constitutes a substantial blow to the debilitating tendency of sect formation within the Ethiopian church, a problem which started in 1906 within the Ibandla Lama Tiyopiya [a South African Ethiopian Catholic Church],” Matiwane said.
February 18, 2019 05:03 UTC
60 201 Facebook TwitterFebruary 18, 2019Open letter:My humble appeal to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, the Parlama of Ethiopia, all Ethiopian activists, all media outlets, all regional governments, and all citizens:I am writing this appeal to all Ethiopian people, to do my part to defuse the underline peril of civil war facing the people of Ethiopia. If we care, we really must stop promoting hate and destabilize Ethiopia! The Government of Ethiopia must create a law to fight this dangerous behavior of hate based politics. We must do our VERY best to bring Ethiopia to the top of the list of countries doing well, both free and prosperous. I pledge:For the sake of Ethiopia I promise to do my part to STOP HATE…And Promote Peace…as follows:Because Ethiopia cannot afford to ignore the Hate being promoted, I promise to promote peace and unity without compromising on freedom of speech!!
February 18, 2019 02:48 UTC
After several months in detention, Israel issued him an emergency travel document and put him on an Ethiopian Airlines plane, via Addis Ababa, to Niger in November. But Israel refused to accept him and detained him again for several weeks. Then the travel document issued by Israel expired when he was stuck in transit at Addis Ababa's Bole International Airport after Niger refused to accept him for a second time. "I cannot stay at the airport because the airport is not my home," Mr Muhamad said. 'Asylum his only option'Mr Muhamad insists that he has co-operated with all authorities - in Niger, Israel and Ethiopia - throughout his ordeal.
February 18, 2019 01:07 UTC
Switzerland’s Wanders claims latest record in Monaco 5kmPARIS: Switzerland’s Julien Wanders added another record to his growing collection with a world best 5 kilometre time in Monaco on Sunday. Wanders, the 22-year-old European record holder for the 10km and half marathon, clocked 13 min 29sec, while Sifan Hassan also set a new world best time in the women’s race.Ethiopian-born Hassan of the Netherlands, who also holds the European half marathon record, clocked 14min 44sec. Wanders turned up in Monaco just nine days after smashing Farah’s half-marathon benchmark by 21sec with a time of 59:13 in Ras Al Khaimah.He finished fourth in that race in the United Arab Emirates behind Fikadu Haftu of Ethiopia. Last October, the Swiss runner showed his potential when clipping 12sec off Farah’s eight-year European 10km record with a 27:32 effort when finishing second in Durban.In December, he bettered Durban when clocking 27:25 to win in Houilles, France.
February 18, 2019 00:00 UTC
It required perseverance to get “Yuvi’s Candy Tree,” a children’s tale of Ethiopian pluck and heroism, translated into Hebrew. In 2009, Tashome was visiting North America to raise awareness and funds for Friends by Nature, her nonprofit organization that creates communities of Ethiopian immigrants across Israel. In January 2017, Agam, the children’s division of Prague Publishing, contacted Tashome about publishing the book. Once the book was translated and enough money raised to print it, Agam Publishing bought the rights to the translated book and the art. Now that it’s translated, Tashome often reads “Yuvi’s Candy Tree” to kids throughout Israel.
February 17, 2019 23:17 UTC
Experts speculated at the time that he could have been North American or Canadian and they turned out to be correct. A Canadian man of Ethiopian descent who immigrated to the North American nation as a child turned out to be the narrator behind numerous Daesh propaganda videos, including those that depict prisoner executions, according to a report by The New York Times. One of the most notorious Daesh propaganda video shows Syrian prisoners digging their own graves, before allegedly being shot in the back of the head by Daesh. The perfect English spoken in Daesh videos attracted the attention of intelligence experts. "If he is a North American, this is quite extraordinary, because it would be the first time a North American [Daesh] fighter has committed a war crime on camera," Paul Cruickshank, a terrorism analyst told CNN at the time.
February 17, 2019 23:03 UTC
Restrictions on carrying fire arms in Gonder region is expected to stay in effect at least for weeksborkenaFebruary 17,2019As Ethiopian government deployed 33rd division of the defense force to central Gondar region following security crisis that displaced over 46,000 people, Amhara regional police commission and 33rd defense force division introduced new regulation that restricts people from carrying fire arms. In Gonder town, a popular tourist destination in the region, no individual is allowed to carry arm in the name of maintaining security except authorized security personnel. The statement called up on political parties in the region, activists and Gondar youth to work with security forces to restore peace in the region. On February 14, authorities disclosed 138 people were arrested over alleged crimes of homicide, theft and looting property following security problem in central Gondar region. As well, you may get Ethiopia News by following us on twitter @zborkena
February 17, 2019 22:41 UTC
Following the failure of Amhara region’s security forces to stabilize the conflicts in western and central Gondar, the Ethiopian Army and Federal Police has taken over the security matters of the two zones. The army is invited by the Amhara Regional state, which couldn’t be able to stabilize the area, according to the Amhara Police Commission. So far 45,000 people are displaced in the area because of the conflicts. Reports show that following several months log conflict in the area some armed individuals and gangs have been acting as peacekeepers and asking the people to give them money for their services. Initially began by group of people who claimed to represent the people of Kimant in Gondar, the conflict has led to the death of many people and displacement of thousands.
February 17, 2019 19:30 UTC
Ethiopia and Djibouti signed agreement for installation of 765 kilometers gas pipelines between the two countries. When completed in 2020, the pipeline will enable Ethiopia sell its gas resource from Calub and Hilala fields in Ogaden area of Somali Region via Djibouti Port. The 700 kilometers pipeline will be installed in Ethiopian Territory while 65 kilometers will be within Djibouti territory. About seven moths ago, Ethiopia has awarded production of Calub gas for the Chinese company Poly -GCL Petroleum Ltd, which has been on test production of 400 barrels of liquidized gas a day. Ethiopia is expected to join the major natural gas producers when it is going to start extraction of the recently found vast natural gas reserve in Arba Minch in the Southern part.
February 17, 2019 17:21 UTC
Ethiopia and Djibouti have a signed a deal to build a pipeline to carry Ethiopian gas to an export terminal in the Red Sea state. Djibouti’s Energy minister, Yonis Ali Guedi told Reuters late Saturday that the deal laid out ‘’ key terms that will serve as a basis’‘ for related concession contracts. ‘’ It is the most expensive project ever built in the Horn of Africa region’‘, he said adding that both parties have reached a deal in principle for mutual benefits. It is the most expensive project ever built in the Horn of Africa region. Ethiopia found extensive gas deposits in its eastern Ogaden Basin in 1970.
February 17, 2019 16:18 UTC
In 1815, the United States and Britain exchanged the instruments of ratification for the Treaty of Ghent, ending the War of 1812. In 1865, during the Civil War, Columbia, South Carolina, burned as the Confederates evacuated and Union forces moved in. In 1897, the forerunner of the National PTA, the National Congress of Mothers, convened its first meeting in Washington. In 1944, during World War II, U.S. forces invaded Eniwetok Atoll, encountering little initial resistance from Imperial Japanese troops. In 1972, President Richard M. Nixon departed the White House with his wife, Pat, on a historic trip to China.
February 17, 2019 15:00 UTC
Djibouti is ranked 99 among 190 economies in the ease of doing business, according to the latest World Bank annual ratings. If for instance one wants to setup an import-export company in Djibouti, it is mandatory to show a capital of $6,000 deposited in a bank. If, the business is in the international free zones, it is not mandatory for the investor to rent office space because free zone provides premises for about $10,000 a year. One of the benefits of having a company registered in the Djibouti Free Zone is that it will not be charged profit taxes. Because of the cultural similarities, there is huge potential for Ethiopians to do business in Djibouti, according to Fouad.
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February 17, 2019 13:30 UTC
The Associated PressBIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Ethiopian teenager Samuel Tefera broke a 22-year-old indoor world record in the 1,500 meters on Saturday, clocking 3 minutes 31.04 seconds at the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix. He shaved 0.14 off the old mark of 3:31.18 set by Moroccan great Hicham El Guerrouj in February 1997. Britain’s Laura Muir also pleased the home crowd by beating the national women’s indoor record in the mile, which had stood since 1988. Muir finished in 4:18.75 seconds, shaving more than 5 seconds off the old mark set by Kirsty Wade 31 years ago. It was the third-fastest indoor mile of all time by a woman.
February 17, 2019 09:45 UTC
Ethiopia and Djibouti have signed a deal to build a pipeline to transport Ethiopian gas to an export terminal in the Red Sea state, officials said. Ethiopia found extensive gas deposits in its eastern Ogaden Basin in the 1970s. China's POLY-GCL Petroleum Investments has been developing the Calub and Hilala fields there since signing a production sharing deal with Ethiopia in 2013. The agreement between Djibouti and Ethiopia comes more than a year after POLY-GCL signed a memorandum of understanding with Djibouti to invest $4 billion to build the natural gas pipeline, a liquefaction plant and an export terminal to be located in Damerjog, near the country's border with Somalia. Africa's eastern seaboard could soon become a major global producer of liquefied natural gas, with other planned projects based on big gas finds made in Tanzania and Mozambique.
February 17, 2019 09:11 UTC
Ethiopian teenager Samuel Tefera broke a 22-year-old indoor world record in the 1,500 meters on Saturday, clocking 3 minutes, 31.04 seconds at the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix. "I'm delighted with the outcome and to have the world record is a special feeling." El Guerrouj still holds the outdoor world record of 3:26.00, set in 1998. Britain's Laura Muir also pleased the home crowd by beating the national women's indoor record in the mile, which had stood since 1988. It was the third fastest indoor mile of all time by a woman.
February 17, 2019 06:00 UTC