Ethiopia's military says security forces killed more than 800 fighters from the Somali militant group al-Shabab after Shabab fighters launched a rare cross-border attack. General Tesfaye Ayalew, the head of deployment for Ethiopia's national defense forces, said more than 800 al-Shabab fighters, including 24 top leaders, were killed in recent operations against the group. The president of Ethiopia's Somali state, Mustafe Omar, said in a Twitter statement Friday that another 100 al-Shabab fighters were captured in the recent clashes. Other security officials in Ethiopia's Somali state told VOA that there were heavy casualties on Ethiopia's side and several officials, including local administrators, were captured by al-Shabab. Late last month, hundreds of al-Shabab fighters crossed Somalia's border with Ethiopia and clashed with specially-trained counterterrorism forces known as the Liyu police.
August 06, 2022 18:46 UTC
A senior U.S. official said Friday that sub-Saharan Africa is the region hardest hit by disruptions to the global food supply due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. "Food prices worldwide are 23% higher than a year ago, but they hit the hardest in sub-Saharan Africa where food consumes 40% of household budgets," Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield told an audience at the University of Ghana in Accra. "Regardless of how you feel about Russia, we all have a powerful common interest in mitigating the impact of the war on Ukraine on food security." "Well, since Russia's unprovoked war, full-scale invasion into Ukraine, we estimate that number could rise to 230 million," Thomas-Greenfield said. Russia has intensified its own efforts to strengthen ties with the continent since launching its war on Ukraine.
August 06, 2022 12:56 UTC
Addis Ababa August 6/2022/ENA/ Ethio telecom and Dashen Bank launched digital financial services of overdraft, credit, and saving through telebirr yesterday. On the occasion, Ethio telecom CEO, Frehiwot Tamiru, said that the digital finance will help the society become cash light. National Bank Governor, Yinager Desie said that the digital finance services introduced by Ethio telecom have boosted the number of its customers and the national digital transaction value. With the efforts it is undertaking, there is no doubt that Ethio telecom will soon become the continent’s largest telecom operator, the Governor noted. Ethio telecom is the second largest telecom operator in Africa and 25th from 778 global telecom operators.
August 06, 2022 12:46 UTC
We are going to make the assumption that you are all aware by this point that Malia Obama, the oldest daughter of Barack and Michelle Obama, has a new boyfriend. Who precisely is this Dawit Eklund? For those of you who are unaware, Dawit Eklund is a music producer. On July 28, 2022, Malia and Dawit were first seen together in a public setting for the first time. Did Former First Lady Michelle Obama say anything about her daughter Malia having a boyfriend when she was in office?
August 06, 2022 11:56 UTC
Addis Ababa August 5/2022 /ENA/ Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute disclosed that it has planted some 1.8 million indigenous trees during this rainy season as part of the ongoing green legacy Initiative. He noted that a total of 3.6 million tree seedlings were planted over the past three years, while 1.8 million seedlings have been planted in the current rainy season. According to Abera, indigenous trees are also vital for the continuity of bio-diversity because if they disappear the ecosystem will be affected. In order to tap the economic and environmental benefits of indigenous trees in Ethiopia, the institute is working to enhance the conservation of these trees in-Situ Conservation and Ex- situ conservation mechanisms, he said. The Institute is undertaking various activities to conserve Ethiopia’s indigenous trees across the country by engaging communities, pertinent government and non-government organizations.
August 06, 2022 11:42 UTC
Markets react to strong July jobs report July's jobs report surpassed many economists' expectations despite concerns of inflation. Frances Stacy, director of portfolio Ssrategy at Optimal Capital, joins CBS News to break down how the markets reacted to the latest employment figures.
August 06, 2022 10:38 UTC
Music producer Dawit Eklund accompanied Malia Obama as they visited the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on August 4. Malia Obama was spotted in a white crop top and green pants, while Dawit Eklund was seen in a T-shirt and green shorts with Bob Marley’s picture on the left. Malia Obama and Dawit Eklund (Image via Backgrid)Dawit Eklund’s Facebook profile states that he is a native of Addis Adaba, the capital of Ethiopia. Dawit’s Facebook also states that he studied international development at George Washington University in Washington D.C. Malia Obama is looking to become a popular name in the entertainment industry.
August 06, 2022 10:30 UTC
Millions at risk of power and water shortages as two of nation's largest reservoirs dry up Lake Mead and Lake Powell – the nation's two largest reservoirs – are at their lowest water levels ever. They're so low that they're now on the brink of "dead pool status." And millions of Americans at risk of losing water and power because of it.
August 06, 2022 09:01 UTC
Quiz nightThis week, on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, the weekly quiz and karaoke night will return to the social hub, Atmosphere. Prepare your playlist for the fifth installment of the pop quiz and karaoke night, which has provided groups with greater knowledge and enjoyable prizes. Bring your team and friends if you even have a hint of competitiveness, and compete against others for the coveted title of quiz night winners. The party will be open to all guests in the quarters of Shifa Foods’ main restaurant and will feature music, Caribbean cuisine, and good times. Full house decodeOn August 27, 2022 beginning 8 p.m. at Tana Hall, the underground cultural pioneer Choo Choo Promotion will take the lead in showcasing Addis Ababa’s underground music revolution.
August 06, 2022 07:51 UTC
Individuals often claim that in order to motivate people to attain a certain goal, you need to utilize both carrots and sticks. Simply said, compared to animals, humans are more likely to react favorably to carrots than to sticks due to our highly rational nature. But even while using sticks to compel desirable conduct is vital, in my opinion, this should only be a last resort. Therefore, when the sticks are ultimately used, I think they realize deep down that the sticks are necessary and, most importantly, that the sticks are genuine. So, in order to enforce a desired behavior or action, all varieties of carrots need be supplied first in order for sticks to be effective!!!!
August 06, 2022 07:29 UTC
Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett (left) receives a special gift from the Republic of Namibia’s Minister in the Presidency, Hon. – image courtesy of Jamaica Tourism MinistryJamaica’s tourism sector has almost fully recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic, which had threatened the very survival of the industry. Jamaica’s tourism sector has almost fully recovered from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which had threatened the very survival of the industry. The revelation was made by Minister of Tourism, Hon.
August 06, 2022 07:06 UTC
Egypt intends to continue its hegemony over the Nile River through alliances and proxy wars. Keeping Ethiopia poor and conflict-ridden assures Egypt “hegemon” over the region. Externally, Egypt, the European Union and the United States operate with domestic operatives to exercise dominance over Ethiopia; and shape its political future. The killing fields in Benishangul-Gumuz, Oromia, northern Shoa, the Amhara region and around Addis Ababa are normalized and given legitimacy for a reason. Ethiopia has consistently adhered to the principles contained in the 2015 Declaration of Principles (DOP) that Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan signed.
August 06, 2022 06:27 UTC
Agegnehu Teshager, Speaker of House of Federation receiving requests from SNNP Council Deputy Speaker Kiflu Wanna. The respective Councils of zones and Special Woredas approved the request over the weekend of 31 July. Missing from the list is the Gurage Zone, unlike earlier reports. SNNP Council’s deputy speaker Kiflu Wanna has therefore submitted a total of 16 zones and special woredas request for organizing in two additional regional states. It was not immediately clear if representatives of the Gurage zone Council were in contact with the House of Federation on the status of the Council’s two years four-years old request.
August 06, 2022 04:05 UTC
During the Tigray war, Amhara forces annexed the four districts in West Tigray and Northwest Tigray zones, which are now under the Amhara region’s administration. As such, the Tigrinya-speaking shade fits neatly with the current boundaries of the federal-era Tigray regional state. Indeed, from 1994 to 2007, the resident Tigrayan population of Western Tigray rose from 87.9 percent to 92.3 percent. Between 1994 and 2007, the population of ethnic Amharas doubled while the Tigrayan population decreased by more than four percent. He was among those who some researchers claim was motivated by implementation of a Tigray regional investment law that disadvantaged them.
August 06, 2022 04:00 UTC
Experts say al-Shabab, also emboldened by instability under Somalia’s previous administration, is seizing the chance to expand its footprint and claim the killing of scores of Ethiopian security forces. The extremist group had never been able to conduct major operations inside Ethiopia. Al-Shabab has trained several thousand fighters for its Ethiopian “command,” mainly ethnic Somalis and Oromos inside Ethiopia, Bryden asserted. Al-Shabab has long regarded Ethiopia an enemy for its long military presence inside Somalia countering the fighters. On Tuesday, the country’s Somali regional president, Mustefa Omer, told a regional assembly that more than 600 al-Shabab fighters have been killed.
August 06, 2022 03:51 UTC