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Why the arrest of Saudi Arabia's second richest man is causing shockwaves in Ethiopia.

Saudi Arabia has arrested its second richest man, Sheik Mohammed Hussein Al-Amoudi, as part of a wide-ranging 'anti-corruption drive' - while Ethiopia looks on nervously.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Imam found guilty of incitement to violence.

An Ethiopian who served as imam at a mosque in Winterthur has been found guilty of inciting violence after calling on worshippers to murder non-practising Muslims.

- The Local - INT

SPLM-N Agar set up committee for dialogue with Arabe tribes.

November 23, 2017 - The Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North led by Malik Agar formed a committee to contact Arab tribal leaders in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states to reach a common vision that serves the unity of the social fabric and uniting the Sudan on new bases. The SPLM-N Agar split earlier this year into two ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Struggling Ethiopian model town could be lesson for future.

A group of shepherds amble slowly down the main thoroughfare of Buranest, a tiny village in a far-flung corner of northern Ethiopia.

- The Daily Star - LB

Living in Shame: Helping Rape Victims Return to Life.

Left incontinent after rape or a lack of medical care during pregnancy, thousands of African women are stigmatized and shunned each year. In some places, though, the situation is improving. A report from Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

- Spiegel Online - DE

Farming together reaps multiple benefits for refugees and their South Sudanese hosts.

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Ethiopia, South Sudan, Uganda A UNHCR and partners' farming project that ropes in both refugees and their hosts has brought food security and enhanced peaceful co-existence between the two communities.A farming project that ropes in both refugees and their hosts has brought ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia tensions over dam flare up again.

Tensions between Egypt and upstream Nile basin countries Sudan and Ethiopia flared up again Thursday over the construction and the effects of a massive dam being built by Ethiopia on the Blue Nile, the waterway's main tributary.

- The Daily Star - LB

News24.com | Ethiopia says massive dam is 'a matter of life and death'.

Ethiopia says the construction of its massive Grand Renaissance Dam is a "matter of life or death" for its people, too.

- News24.com - ZA

Ethiopia says massive dam is 'a matter of life and death'.

Ethiopia says the construction of its massive Grand Renaissance Dam is a "matter of life or death" for its people, too.

- FOX News - US

Egypt refutes claims of using Sudan's water quota.

November 22, 2017 - Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, Wednesday dismissed statements by his Sudanese counterpart Ibrahim Ghandour about Egypt's use of Sudan quota of the Nile river water saying they only relieved the southern neighbour of unused share. Last Tuesday Ghandour expressed his support to the Grand ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Egypt unable to find agreement in Renaissance Dam talks.

After Egypt declared the technical negotiations with Ethiopia and Sudan regarding the Renaissance Dam as failed, it is now pursuing political and other means to address the crisis instead.

- Al-Monitor - EG

African Union welcomes Mugabe resignation

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia,Nov 22 - The African Union has welcomed Robert Mugabe's decision to step down as president of Zimbabwe, saying the people had expressed their will for a “peaceful transfer of power.” AU commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat said he “welcomes the decision by President Robert ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Israeli envoy lauds strong ties

When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu embarked on his first trip as premier to Africa, on his main agenda was a fresh bid to seek new trade partners. The trip came following the approval by Israel's cabinet, of a proposal to open offices of Israel's Agency for International Development in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia ...

- TheCitizen - TZ

Sudan welcomes SPLM-N al-Hilu call for resuming Two Areas peace talks

November 21, 2017 - The Sudanese government on Tuesday has welcomed the call of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/North led by Abdel-Aziz al-Hilu to resume the peace talks according to the African roadmap. The Sudanese army has been fighting the SPLM-N rebels in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan, also known as the Two ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Egypt's fears of the Ethiopian dam are due to the loss of Sudanese share: Ghandour

November 20, 2017 - The cause of Egypt's fear of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam that it will enable the Sudan to use its full share of the Nile water, which has been going to Egypt as a "lend" since 1959, said the Sudanese foreign minister on Monday. "For the first time, a Sudanese says this frankly, Sudan did not use ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

African Union urges 'credible' probe of Slave markets in Libya

November 20, 2017 - The head of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, Monday has urged a credible inquiry on the 'slave markets' for African migrants in Libya. Mahamat made his request during a meeting with the Libyan Chargé d'Affaires to Ethiopia, Seddigh Elgwairy, to discuss the situation of African migrants ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

African Union urges credible probe for Slave markets in Libya

November 20, 2017 - The head of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, Monday has urged a credible inquiry on the 'slave markets' for African migrants in Libya. Mahamat made his request during a meeting with the Libyan Chargé d'Affaires to Ethiopia, Seddigh Elgwairy, to discuss the situation of African migrants ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

EU boosts budget for education in emergencies

Source: European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Country: Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt diverge over GERD's impact

November 19, 2017 - Khartoum disclosed on Sunday that new differences have emerged with Egypt over the findings of a consultative report related to the impact of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam . The Sudanese Minister of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity Mutaz Musa made his remarks after the failure of a ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Egypt Warns Ethiopia Nile Dam Dispute 'Life or Death'

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, for the second time in as many days, has delivered a stern warning to Ethiopia over a dam it is building after the two countries along with Sudan failed to approve a study on its potential effects. Ethiopia is finalizing construction of Africa's largest hydroelectric dam on the Blue ...

- Voice of America - US

Egypt warns Ethiopia Nile dam dispute 'life or death'

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, for the second time in as many days, delivered a stern warning to Ethiopia Saturday over a dam it is building after the two countries along with Sudan failed to approve a study on its potential effects.

- The Daily Star - LB

Egypt warns Ethiopia Nile dam dispute 'life or death'

CAIRO " Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, for the second time in as many days, delivered on Saturday a stern warning to Ethiopia over a dam it is building after the two countries along with Sudan failed to approve a study...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Legese, Ayana emerge winners in Delhi Half Marathon

Current Woman World Athlete of the Year Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia clinched gold while compatriot Berhanu Legese won the mens event in the Delhi Half Marathon here on Sunday. Ayana, the worlds leading woman long distance runner on track, clocked one hour, seven minutes and 11 seconds to emerge champion in her maiden half ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

OBLIQUE ANGLE : Talking of democracy, development in relation to Africa

     It's around 7am. I've just landed at Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa. I'm on transit to Tel Aviv, Israel. My next flight is slightly past 4pm. Fortunately, the airline I flew on had arranged some accomodation for me in between the two flights.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Report: ONLF Rebel Leader Illegally Extradited to Ethiopia

The controversial extradition of a prominent ONLF rebel leader to Ethiopia was illegal, a report by a Somali parliamentary commission said Saturday. Abdikarim Sheikh Muse, a top member of Ogaden National Liberation Front , which is based in Ethiopia, was handed over to Ethiopian authorities on August 28, after he was ...

- Voice of America - US

Ethiopians sweep Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2017 races

New Delhi, Nov 19 Ethiopia's Berhanu Legese and reigning Olympic 10,000 metre champion Almaz Ayana clinched the respective elite men's and women's races at the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon here on Sunday. Legese, who won the 2015 edition of the ADHM clocked 59:46 minutes followed by fellow Ethiopian Andamlak Belihu and ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Egypt Warns Ethiopia Nile dam Dispute 'Life or Death'

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, for the second time in as many days, has delivered a stern warning to Ethiopia over a dam it is building after the two countries along with Sudan failed to approve a study on its potential effects. Ethiopia is finalizing construction of Africa's largest hydroelectric dam on the Blue ...

- Voice of America - US

Frugal Traveler: A Trip Through the Stunning, Rock-Hewed Churches of Ethiopia

Ethiopia is one of the more exciting places to visit in the world right now: An attractive mix of ancient tradition and rapid modernization.

- New York Times - US

Ethiopian maid suspected of killing employer

An Ethiopian domestic worker allegedly killed one of her employers and injured another in the Metn town of Rabieh Saturday, a security source told The Daily Star.

- The Daily Star - LB

U.S. urges Sudan and rebels to reach permanent ceasefire

November 17, 2017 - The visiting U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan has demanded the Sudanese government and the armed groups to reach a permanent and general ceasefire in Darfur, the South Kordofan and Blue Nile states. The Sudanese army has been fighting Sudan People's Liberation Movement/North rebels in the ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Across Horn of Africa, 11.4 million children at risk

Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia The humanitarian situation is rapidly deteriorating in the Horn of Africa as a result of the drought and three consecutive failed rains. In Somalia, risk of famine remains. 11.4 million children are at risk of of malnutrition, water shortages, lack of health ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Humanitarian partners respond to triple challenge in Ethiopia

Source: Government of Ethiopia, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia Despite stretched resources, the government, with support from humanitarian partners, continues to address the triple challenge of drought, flooding and inter-communal conflict. This report has been prepared under the ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Humanitarian partners respond to triple challenge in Ethiopia

Source: Government of Ethiopia, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia Despite stretched resources, the government, with support from humanitarian partners, continues to address the triple challenge of drought, flood and inter-communal conflict. This report has been prepared under the ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

SPLM-N al-Hilu tells Paris keen to achieve peace in Sudan

November 11, 2017 - The Sudan People's Liberation Movement/North led by Abdel-Aziz al-Hilu has told the French government of its determination to work with all national, regional and international forces to achieve peace in Sudan. The Sudanese army has been fighting the SPLM-N rebels in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan, ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Somaliland: How tribalism endangers an African democracy

By Abdirahman M Dirye From South Sudan, Somaliland, to Ethiopia, ethnic conflicts brew to tear apart these countries and weaken institutions but this time nepotism and clan-loyalty regenerated in Somaliland like never before. Siilanyo the outgoing president of Somaliland planted time bomb in the society to keep them divided ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Ethnic violence displaces hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians

Will the victims of ethnic violence be able to return home?

- UN - INT

Sudan's Peace Process: Prospects for Achieving Lasting Peace

Research Event 23 Nov 2017 - 10:00 to 11:00Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo HE Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid, Assistant to the President of the Republic of Sudan; Vice Chair, National Congress Party Chatham House, London Register Interest Africa Programme Recent months have seen a reduction in conflict between Sudanese ...

- Chatham House - UK

New Ethiopia policy helps refugees legally document life events

Refugees can now receive birth, death and marriage certificates, a historic first that will give them better access to services.

- UN - INT

A vital assist for Ethiopia’s wheelchair basketball

Photo gallery | The ICRC and Ethiopian Basketball Federation held a 10-day wheelchair basketball training.

- ICRC - INT

Time to Resolve the Debate Over Immunity and the International Criminal Court

26 October 2017 Dr Max du Plessis Associate Fellow, International Law Programme The dispute between the African Union and the ICC over Omar al-Bashir highlights the need for a conclusive determination on the legal issues. Sudan President Omar al-Bashir on a visit to Ethiopia in April. Photo: Getty Images. When the ...

- Chatham House - UK

U.S. Congress Should Call Ethiopia's Bluff

Dr. Rajiv Shah, left, USAID administrator speaks with Ethiopian Prime Minister H.E. Hailemariam Desalegn in 2014. U.S. Congress Should Call Ethiopia's BluffOctober 16, 2017Addis Ababa has halted a human rights resolution in the House by threatening to break off security cooperation with the United States.

- Freedom House - US

United States Congress: Vote on H.Res 128 Supporting Respect for Human Rights in Ethiopia

Joint LettersUnited States Congress: Vote on H.Res 128 Supporting Respect for Human Rights in EthiopiaOctober 12, 2017Freedom House and coalition of NGOs and diaspora groups urge congress to pass United States House Resolution 128, Supporting Respect for Human Rights and Encouraging Inclusive Governance in Ethiopia.

- Freedom House - US

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