Ethiopia's hydroelectric dam is raising tensions within the region, as it relies on water from the Nile to fill its reservoirs. The largest hydroelectric dam in Africa is set to produce 5 000 megawatts of electricity. Ethiopia's massive hydroelectric dam project on a tributary of the Nile has raised regional tensions notably with Egypt, which depends on the huge river for 97% of its water supply, and with Sudan. Its drainage basin of more than three million square kilometres covers 10 countries: Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. The $4.2-billion dam will ultimately produce more than 5 000 megawatts of electricity, making it Africa's biggest hydroelectric dam and doubling Ethiopia's electricity output.
August 15, 2022 10:54 UTC
Man crashes into barrier near Capitol, opens fire, then shoots himself A man drove a car into a barrier near the U.S. Capitol Sunday morning, then opened fire, before shooting himself, authorities said.
August 15, 2022 08:30 UTC
Saudi nutritionist uses his weight loss journey to inspire othersRIYADH: Unhealthy food and fitness habits are on the rise among Saudi youth, and maintaining a healthy weight has become a concern. The weight-loss milestones of 24-year-old Salam Farid Azam has been a motivation for many wishing to achieve their weight goal. He lost 25 kg through his balanced habits, which have been cultivated through his educational experience in human nutrition and behavioral science. He lost 25 kg through his balanced habits, which have been cultivated through his educational experience in human nutrition and behavioral science. Saudi Arabia is doing a really great job at the moment, especially in the health field.
August 15, 2022 07:28 UTC
Taliban's grip on Afghanistan stronger than ever 1 year after U.S. withdrawal CBS News foreign correspondent Imtiaz Tyab reports from Kabul about how life for the people of Afghanistan has taken a turn for the worse under Taliban rule.
August 15, 2022 00:02 UTC
Jaipur, Aug 14 (PTI) Ethiopia"s Women and Social Affairs Minister Ergogie Tesfaye visited the Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti here on Sunday and witnessed the manufacturing process of its world-famous artificial limb "Jaipur Foot".Tesfaye said she hoped that her country would soon sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the BMVSS for setting up a permanent "Jaipur Foot" centre in Ethiopia, according to a release issued by the BMVSS. "The Ethiopian minister said the Jaipur Foot was the most ideal for the rehabilitation of Ethiopian amputees and the proposed centre in Ethiopia will help in the rehabilitation of the Ethiopian amputees in a big way," it said.In recent years, the BMVSS has organised three camps in Ethiopia and rehabilitated 1,268 Ethiopians by providing them artificial limbs and enabling them to walk again, according to the release.The camps in the African nation were organised in Harar and Addis Ababa in association with the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) under the "India For Humanity" programme.Tesfaye also held discussions with BMVSS founder and chief patron D R Mehta and other officials of the organisation on setting up the "Jaipur Foot" centre in Ethiopia. PTI SDA DIV DIV DIV
August 14, 2022 23:25 UTC
Jaipur, Aug 14 (PTI) Ethiopia's Women and Social Affairs Minister Ergogie Tesfaye visited the Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti here on Sunday and witnessed the manufacturing process of its world-famous artificial limb 'Jaipur Foot'. Tesfaye said she hoped that her country would soon sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the BMVSS for setting up a permanent 'Jaipur Foot' centre in Ethiopia, according to a release issued by the BMVSS. "The Ethiopian minister said the Jaipur Foot was the most ideal for the rehabilitation of Ethiopian amputees and the proposed centre in Ethiopia will help in the rehabilitation of the Ethiopian amputees in a big way," it said. Tesfaye also held discussions with BMVSS founder and chief patron D R Mehta and other officials of the organisation on setting up the 'Jaipur Foot' centre in Ethiopia. (This is an unedited and auto-generated story from Syndicated News feed, LatestLY Staff may not have modified or edited the content body)
August 14, 2022 23:12 UTC
And then, an elementary school student tried to write and dropped a red Caron d’Ache with his closed little hands. and tear, and on the other hand paper as a carrier medium, which is a luxury product before industrial production. Handwriting requires more perceptual powerThe school museum in Koniz Bey has a large collection of historical slates. It’s also the case that handwriting on a surface doesn’t stay as stable as a piece of paper – just wipe it off! “For beginners, learning to type only makes sense if they are learning handwriting,” Mock says.
August 14, 2022 23:06 UTC
The Ethiopian government dismissed the story as unfounded in the same week. This week, a story by AFP indicated that former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, who is special envoy of the African Union for East Africa, reported to the African Union Peace and Security Council, last month, that TPLF and the Ethiopian government had direct talks. The Ethiopian government said the negotiation should be under the African Union. The TPLF also, in a recent statement through the spokesperson, said that it wants what it calls “Western Tigay” back before the peace talks. The war in Ethiopia started in November 2020 when the TPLF attacked the Northern Command of the Ethiopian Defense Force.
August 14, 2022 22:53 UTC
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it had intercepted 1.1 million tablets of Tramadol (225mg and 100mg) in Kaduna state. The Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Mr Femi Babafemi, said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. Babafemi, who said that three suspects were arrested in connection with the drugs seized in Zaria, added that the drugs weighed 38.3kg. In another development, an alleged female drug dealer, Saratu Abdullahi, 28, from Kano State, was nabbed at Hotoro with 541 blocks of cannabis weighing 245kg. Also, in Lagos, NDLEA operatives recovered a total of 1,773.25kg of cannabis sativa at Ebutte-Meta and Akala in Mushin areas in separate raids between Aug. 9 and 10.
August 14, 2022 22:03 UTC
ADDIS ABABA, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Sunday inaugurated the Dire Dawa Free Trade Zone, the country's first free trade zone. The Ethiopian government said the Dire Dawa Free Trade Zone would augment the country's economy by improving its import and export trade. The Dire Dawa Industrial Park and the dry port along with the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway station formed the free trade zone. He affirmed that the development of free trade zones will facilitate the country's export and import trade, as he emphasized the Ethiopian government's commitment to construct additional free trade zones to enable competition with the global trade system. "The Free Trade Zone we are building is one of our ways to integrate into a rapidly changing world.
August 14, 2022 21:44 UTC
Cash seized during customs check by Ethiopian security forces (photo : EBC)borkenaThe Ethiopian Customs Commission this week announced that it has seized over 110 million birrs worth of smuggled goods in customs branches in different parts of the country. A report by Ethiopian News Agency, state media, indicates that the items were seized in less than a week between August 5 and August 11. The government claimed that goods that are worth 90.8 million birr are said to be goods that were meant to be smuggled into Ethiopia while the remaining 19.9 million birr worth of goods was meant to be smuggled out of Ethiopia. Clothing, fuel oil, cattle, electronics, coffee, medicine, cosmetics, firearms, Khat, drugs, hard currencies and cooking oil are among the items seized – according to the ENA. From the report, some of the items were seized at the airport.
August 14, 2022 20:43 UTC
Meanwhile, anti-narcotic officers at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu have arrested a 50-year-old Mgbeobuna Victor Eberechukwu for ingesting 77 pellets of cocaine. He was arrested on Saturday 6th Aug following his arrival from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia onboard an Ethiopian airline flight. The suspect who hails from Idemili South LGA, Anambra state passed out the 77 wraps of the illicit drug in eight excretions spanning four days. While commending the officers and men of MMIA, AIIA, Tincan, Kaduna, Kano, Lagos and Abia Commands of the Agency for the seizures and arrests, Chairman of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) charged them and their compatriots across the country to always remain steps ahead of the drug cartels.
August 14, 2022 20:38 UTC
The Somali government received 40 containers of food aid from the United Arab Emirates Saturday, amid concern over famine in the Horn of African country. In a handover ceremony that took place in Mogadishu’s seaport Saturday, Somalia received much-needed humanitarian assistance from the United Arab Emirates in the presence of senior Somali government officials. The drought has already displaced a million Somalis who joined nearly 2 million internally displaced people who fled from Somalia’s previous drought. Hirsi Jama Gani, Somalia’s state minister for the office of the prime minister, welcomed the assistance and thanked UAE for helping Somalia’s drought relief efforts. Abdullahi Ahmed Jama Ilkajir, Somalia's Ports and Marine minister, said the food assistance will be delivered and distributed to all drought-hit areas in the country.
August 14, 2022 20:34 UTC
Mgbeobuna Victor Eberechukwu, 50, from Anambra State has excreted 77 pellets of cocaine after he was arrested at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu on arrival from Ethiopia. Anti-narcotic officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu had arrested Eberechukwu for ingesting 77 pellets of cocaine. NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi, in a statement on Sunday said he was arrested on Saturday, 6 August following his arrival from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia onboard an Ethiopian airline flight. “The suspect, who hails from Idemili South LGA, Anambra State passed out the 77 wraps of the illicit drug in eight excretions spanning four days,” he said. He said in Kano, a female drug dealer, Saratu Abdullahi, 28, from Wurno council area of the state was nabbed at Hotoro with 541 blocks of cannabis weighing 245kg.
August 14, 2022 19:50 UTC
The trauma of partition 75 years later and its creation of one of Marvel’s newest superheroes CBS News foreign correspondent Imtiaz Tyab looks at how the trauma of partition – otherwise known as the division of India into two independent countries – still affects South Asians generations later and how it has now created one of Marvel's newest superheroes.
August 14, 2022 18:55 UTC