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Military under reform
Military under reform
On Thursday afternoon, five high level officers of the Ethiopian Military appeared before cameras in what was thought to be an unusual occasion for the media shy Ethiopian Defense Forces. It seemed more like an introduction to the public. The list of the military brass included the head of the Northern Command, Getachew Gudina (Maj. Gen.), head of the Defense Intelligence, Hassan Ibrahim (Leut. Gen.), Head of Special Operations, Molla Hailemariam (Leut. Gen.), head of the Western Command, Asrat Denero (Maj. Gen.) and head of the Eastern Command, Zewdu Belay (Maj. Gen.).
IFC guarantees Ethiopia’s import bills
IFC guarantees Ethiopia’s import bills
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), best known as the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, has inked agreements to guarantee Ethiopia’s global trade, mostly involving import bills.
Army commandos who marched to the PM office sentenced to imprisonment
Army commandos who marched to the PM office sentenced to imprisonment
More than 60 military commandos who decided to match on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) and raise their issues regarding pay and benefits were sentenced to serve five to 14 years of imprisonment by the Martial Court of the Federal Defense Force. While the 66 out of the more than 200 military commandos were sentenced to imprisonment, the remaining were punished through administrative measures.
OLF denounces military deployment to WestOromia
The Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) said that it is dismayed with the latest deployment of government military forces to West Oromia where its armed force is said to be activewithout the knowledge of party and a joint forum it formed with the Government of Ethiopia, The Reporterhas learnt.
Rejuvenating the GERD
Rejuvenating the GERD
Launched in 2011 with a plan to be finalized in five years, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) still has four more years to go before completion marking 11 years, if not more.
Moyale sees another conflict, claims lives
Moyale sees another conflict, claims lives
A clash in Moyale town along the borders of Somali and Oromia regional states has claimed the lives of 34 and has left 161 people critically injured, The Reporter has learnt.
Service to procure wheat to stabilize market
Service to procure wheat to stabilize market
Following months of controversies with regards to the procurement of wheat, the Government of Ethiopia is to procure another batch of wheat amounting to 400,000 tons.
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“We can deliver food and water and provide medical care, but behaviour on the battlefield is paramount in reducing suffering in armed conflicts”
“We can deliver food and water and provide medical care, but behaviour on the battlefield is paramount in reducing suffering in armed conflicts”
Peter Maurer, the President of the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) made a two-day visit of Ethiopia this week. While in the capital, the former Switzerland diplomat spoke to local government and African Union officials on areas of migration and displacement crises.
Nirit Takele presents Flying with Angels at Addis Fine Art
Nirit Takele presents Flying with Angels at Addis Fine Art
Nirit Takele is an Ethiopian-born Jew who was born and raised in Ethiopia until 1991, when she made Aaliyah – the journey of moving to Israel – alongside 14,000+ Ethiopian Jews, including her family. However, this was no ordinary relocation; they left under a covert operation called ‘Operation Solomon’, led by the Israeli government, with an objective of secretly transporting thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel in a time limit of 35 hours.
Promoting social entrepreneurship
Promoting social entrepreneurship
Reach for Change has been operational in Ethiopia since 2015. The group helps develop the local social entrepreneurs find solutions to some of the social issues in the nation.
“The ultimate goal is to have an African society that eats better and more nutritious food”
“The ultimate goal is to have an African society that eats better and more nutritious food”
Mel Oluoch (PhD) is the new regional director of Sasakawa Africa Association based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Here, he reflects with The Reporter’s Samuel Getachew on his own career, the work of Sasakawa, on helping develop the African agricultural scene, on the challenges, successes, on the lived experiences of other nations and in the areas of nutrition and better health within the continent. Excerpts:
Reflection of an Ethiopian art critic
Reflection of an Ethiopian art critic
Mulugeta Tafesse is a visual artist, art critic and theoretician. He is also the author of the book ‘Towards African Mimesis: Regarding East Africa’s Art Scene Now’. Mulugata graduated from Ale School of Fine Art and Design in 1980, obtained his masters at Higher Institute of Fine Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria, a postgraduate degree from the National Higher Institute for Fine Arts in Antwerp (Be.), and then his PhD from La Laguna University in Spain.
“Affordable genetic testing is quickly becoming a reality for everyone”
“Affordable genetic testing is quickly becoming a reality for everyone”
Shane Quinonez (MD) is a clinical geneticist based in Michigan, in the United States. For the last four years, he has been coming to Ethiopia, helping build the local healthcare sector.
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