Wednesday, June 19, 2024

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Samson Berhane

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World Bank suspends new funding to Uganda over anti-homosexuality law

The #WorldBank has suspended new public financing to #Ugandain response to the country's controversial #AntiHomosexualityAct. In a statement released on August 8, 2023, the World Bank said “the new law fundamentally contradicts its values of inclusion and non-discrimination.”

Uk funds 2nd phase of AU verification team monitoring peace deal implementation

The UK government has announced funding to support the African Union's Monitoring Verification and Compliance Mechanism (AU MVCM) team monitoring implementation of the Pretoria...

Beyond the castle walls Africans explores Prague

The spires of Gothic churches and Baroque palaces pierce the early morning fog that hangs over Prague, capital of the Czech Republic. Trams trundle...

Toilet on the go

What started as a desire to help those with nowhere to relieve themselves has become an unlikely service for the capital city - a mobile toilet, offering customers’ dignity for just 5 birr. While crude, Yacob Ferede's invention fills an essential need, providing respite for commuters, travelers and workers left with few options in a city struggling with a lack of public restrooms. His mobile toilet demonstrates how even the humblest solutions can make a big difference.

Head of Refugee Agency steps down

Tesfahun Gobezay, Director General of Refugees and Returnees Services (RRS), has announced that he will leave his position effective July 21, 2023 after more than two years in the role.

New import rules aim to protect national security from IT threats

The Ethiopian government is taking steps to strengthen security measures related to imported information technology products through a new draft proclamation approved by the Council of Ministers today. The draft proclamation, which still needs approval from parliament, aims to curb potential security threats posed by imported IT products like computers, phones, networking equipment, and software.

Djibouti port gets $120m injection from Afreximbank

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has disbursed USD 120 million financing facility to Djibouti's Great Horn Investment Holding (GHIH) for development projects in Djibouti's...

Ethiopia ends social media blockade after four months

The Ethiopian government has lifted internet restrictions on major social media platforms after months of blocking access. The restrictions, which affected services like Facebook, Instagram,...

Ethiopia, Egypt to resume stalled GERD talks after leaders meet in Cairo

Ethiopia and Egypt are set to resume negotiations over the filling and operation of the disputed Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), according to a...

BGI sells HQ to fund Meta expansion, new plant

BGI Ethiopia, one of Ethiopia's major breweries, has agreed to sell its headquarters building in Addis Ababa to fund the relocation of its plant...