BEIRUT: Lebanon’s highest court said Monday the prosecutor investigating last year’s massive explosion at the Beirut port that killed dozens and injured thousands can resume his work after a three-week pause following legal challenges to his authority. The blast killed more than 200 people, injured over 6,000 and damaged entire neighborhoods in the capital. Nearly 30 people, most of them port and customs officials, have been arrested since the blast. Diab and the three former ministers did not show up for questioning following the charges. The court, the highest in the country, had not decided on the matter regarding the two ministers as of Monday, state-run National News Agency said.
January 11, 2021 21:22 UTC
CAIRO: A meeting on Sunday about the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) failed to make any progress, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. The six-party meeting was held to discuss a binding legal agreement on the rules for filling and operating the GERD. Egypt and Sudan, however, fear it will substantially reduce their water share and affect development prospects. “The meeting failed to achieve any progress due to disagreements over how to resume negotiations and aspects related to managing the negotiation process,” the ministry said. According to the statement, Egypt confirmed its readiness during the meeting to engage in serious and effective negotiations in order to reach a legally binding agreement on the rules for filling and operating the dam.
January 11, 2021 21:22 UTC
Fana Broadcasting Corporate, a private news outlet seen as supportive of the ruling Progress Party (PP), described Nega as “the mastermind behind the destructive strategy of the TPLF junta”. His sister, Kidusan Nega, a former Speaker of the Tigray regional state council was also arrested. The other arrested TPLF members included former allies of departed Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, himself a member of the TPLF during the time he was alive. One of them, Abadi Zemo, was a former Ethiopian Ambassador to Sudan and a member of the TPLF junta political wing. In 1991, the militant group-cum political party led a coalition of militias and movements to overthrow the communist People’s Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.
January 11, 2021 20:37 UTC
In early November 2020, new arrivals from the Tigray region of Ethiopia started crossing into Sudan at two points, Hamdayet and Ludgi. Initially people’s physical health conditions were okay, as they had not travelled long distances. We are also concerned about people not having access to required medications for chronic health conditions. The main medical conditions our teams see are respiratory tract infections, acute watery diarrhea, as well as people with chronic health conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension. In these permanent camps, we will be providing primary health care, reproductive health care, mental health care, vaccination, malnutrition treatment, and treatment for chronic health conditions.
January 11, 2021 20:26 UTC
However, the Haile Gebrselassie-headlined showpiece was still the largest mass participation sports event to have taken place since the coronavirus lockdown. “But now I’m training for longer distances with the group in Debre Berhan. “It’s been a really difficult time,” added Gashahun, whose training group – featuring close to 80 athletes – is gaining in prominence in Ethiopia. “It’s difficult for the coaches, too,” he noted, “because the athletes ask us when the races will open up. Click here to read more about the women’s race and story of race winner Tsigie Gebreselama.
January 11, 2021 18:25 UTC
borkenaJanuary 11, 2021New Ethiopian Music Video from Yidnekachew Birhanu. He said his colleagues who overheard when he was singing for himself encouraged him to release his own song. It was uploaded on EBS YouTube channel only on January 7 and has got over 250 thousand views – sounds for for a brand new singer. Like borkena on Facebook and get Ethiopian News updates regularly. As well, you may get Ethiopia News by following us on twitter @zborkena
January 11, 2021 18:11 UTC
borkenaJanuary 11, 2021Watch Betoch comedy part 318 – Ethiopian Series DramaVideo : embedded from Betoch Official YouTube channelCover Photo : screenshot from the videoBetoch comedy part 317Join the conversation. Like borkena on Facebook and get Ethiopian News updates regularly. As well, you may get Ethiopia News by following us on twitter @zborkena
January 11, 2021 18:05 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in Washington, D.C., in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, stoking fears of more bloodshed after last week's deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol.
January 11, 2021 17:29 UTC
He was known to be one of the most ardent TPLF officials who dared to impose Tigray supremacism ideology in the country. He was captured in Tigray region where where was a war following attack on the Ethiopian Defense Force on November 4, 2020. It was a joint operation between the Ethiopian Defense Force and the Federal Police that led to his capture. He was captured along with deputy president of Tigray region, Dr. Abraham Tekesete, and seven other top TPLF officials. Last week, founder and ideologue of TPLF, Sebhat Nega, was captured along with eight other TPLF officials and brought to Addis Ababa.
January 11, 2021 17:15 UTC
On 3 November, a full-scale war broke out in Ethiopia between the federal government led by Abiy Ahmed and the TPLF-run Tigray regional government. Addis Ababa declared victory three weeks into the conflict, but the Tigray People’s Liberation Front insists the fighting is ongoing. The hawks, therefore, cheered for the war as a way of securing drone-justice against TPLF. The IrredentistsThis camp consists of Amhara nationalists who wanted the war for restoration of territory in northern Ethiopia. The PacifistsIn this last camp belong the classic doves who believe war is unjustifiable to resolve political differences.
January 11, 2021 16:50 UTC
A yellow fever vaccination campaign targeting 700 000 people in Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples (SNNP) and Oromia regions was conducted in November 2020, achieving 93% of the target. A first reactive campaign was conducted in 17 kebeles (sub-districts) of Enor-Ener in March 2020 when the outbreak occurred, bringing the outbreak quickly under control. WHO teams worked with regional, zonal and woreda health authorities to coordinate the response and train frontline workers. God bless the health workers for serving us with care at this risky time.”WHO teams contributed to the campaign through planning, coordination, community outreach and supervision. Daily morning and evening meetings were held to evaluate progress and propose improvements, aiming at achieving high campaign quality.
January 11, 2021 15:11 UTC
Ethiopian American novelist Dinaw Mengestu, known for his powerful and personal depictions of the immigrant experience and perspectives on the American dream, will be the keynote speaker for Vanderbilt University’s 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemorative event. Register here to attend the virtual event. Martin Luther King Jr. There are several additional community events to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Information can be found on the MLK Commemorative Series website. Starting in 2021, the university has designated Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a paid staff holiday to further align with the university’s increased efforts to strengthen equity, diversity and inclusion across the university community.
January 11, 2021 15:00 UTC
Straightening treatments such as keratin and relaxers can wreak havoc on one’s natural hair, CEO and Founder of the Heartbreak Clinic, La’Toya Hart, was all too familiar with this struggle. Searching high and low for treatments to nourish her natural hair and create new growth from the hair she had lost. Appearing on Dr. Oz, La’Toya found her holy grail treatment from Natural Hair Expert Curly Nikki (Nikki Walton). This recommendation changed La’Toya’s life, reviving her hope in obtaining healthy, luscious hair.Every woman knows the effect of a good hair day. Dedicating her life to helping women overcome obstacles, heartbreak and cultivate happiness; hair loss and damage took a toll on La’Toya’s life.
January 11, 2021 13:52 UTC
NISK Capital disclosed that it is interested in operating in Ethiopia. Irene Ndikumwenayo, the East Africa Bureau head of the Washington-based financial institute with operations in Kenya and other African countries, said there is "ample opportunity" for his NISK Capital in Ethiopia. Mr. Ndikumwenayo made the remark after conferring with Meles Alem, Ethiopia's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Kenya. During their meeting, Ambassador Meles has briefed Mr. Dukumunayo on the ongoing economic reforms of Ethiopia, and how his company stands to benefit from these. Irene Duquinium, for his part, said there is ample opportunity for NISK Capital to venture into Ethiopia.
January 11, 2021 13:18 UTC
The postponed Great Ethiopian Run on Sunday crowned Abe Gashaw for the men and Tsige Gebrselama for the women. Gashaw, 22, won the 10-kilometer race with 28:19, his second victory after his 2016 win. For a large part of the race, he ran behind training partner and friend, Tadesse Worku but overtook in the final stretch. Gebrselama won the women's race in 32:32. Her victory comes after she narrowly missed out on first place two years ago due to misdirection in the race’s final 200M.
January 11, 2021 10:19 UTC