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Fifty years on, the Nile dam that changed the face of Egypt

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 1968 file photo, an Egyptian worker waves as he stands on top of a rock overlooking the partly constructed power station on the Aswan High Dam, Egypt. Egyptians are marking 50 years since the inauguration of the Nile dam, a massive feat of construction that has shaped the course of modern-day Egypt. It spared it from seasonal droughts and flooding, and generated electricity. (AP Photo, File) The river is formed by its two tributaries, the Blue Nile, originating from Lake Tana in Ethiopia

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Fifty years on, the Nile dam that changed the face of Egypt

Overland News of the Week

Kuju Single-serve Pour-over Coffee Finding the motivation to crawl out of your rooftop tent or campervan in the morning can be challenging. But I speak from experience when I say that Kuju Coffee’s single-serve pour-over coffee is a great motivator to get out of bed. They offer six different options: a traditional light, medium, or dark roast, as well as single-origin beans from Papua New Guinea, West Sumatra, and Ethiopia. Each serving comes in a pre-measured filter bag with an integrated cardboard anchor

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Overland News of the Week

WFP Ethiopia Country Brief, November 2020 - Ethiopia

In Numbers 19,500 mt of food assistance distributed USD 2.1 m cash-based transfers made USD 210 m (December 2020 - May 2021) net funding requirements (33 percent of the total requirement) 1.8 million people assisted in November 2020 Operational Updates General Food Assistance In the month of November, WFP has assisted 1.8 million people with food or cash assistance. These include drought and floodaffected people, internally displaced persons (IDPs), refugees, and malnourished children and women. The leading

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WFP Ethiopia Country Brief, November 2020 - Ethiopia

Initially cut off by war, Ethiopian bishop appeals for humanitarian aid

Ethiopians, who fled the ongoing fighting in Tigray region, carry their belongings near a camp in Kassala, Sudan, Dec. 16, 2020. (Credit: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters via CNS.) NAIROBI, Kenya — After intense fighting cut off his ability to communicate with people outside his region, Bishop Tefaselassie Medhin of Adigrat, Ethiopia, called for urgent humanitarian assistance in the country’s semi-autonomous Tigray region. Bishop Medhin had remained cut off from the rest of the church together with his

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Initially cut off by war, Ethiopian bishop appeals for humanitarian aid

Mickaël Bethe-Selassié, painter and Sculptor, dies aged 69

በቆላ አካባቢዎች እና አርብቶአደር ዜጎች የልማት ጉዞ ላይ ያተኮረው አዲስ ወግ የውይይት መድረክ እየተካሄደ ነውAt least 39 Ethiopian mothers die everyday during pregnancy, childbirth – MoH (video) – Mereja.comAl Negashi Mosque attack Ethiopia’s, Islam’s oldest Mosque‹‹ሀገሩ ተጎድቶ አዝኖ ስላየችው፣ እምዬ አትጠገብ ካሳን ወለደችው››High-level e-workshop on Environmental Diplomacy Kicks

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Mickaël Bethe-Selassié, painter and Sculptor, dies aged 69

Finding her way home after an international childhood

Nadia Owusu was in graduate school, trying to write a novel. One day, late for an assignment, she showed her teacher instead a chapter of what she’d been working on “as a private project, just for myself.” The feedback was immediate. “They said, ‘stop writing the novel. This is where the heat is. It’s a completely different kind of writing that you’re doing.’” That project became “Aftershocks,” a memoir published this month that chronicles Owusu’s childhood. Raised by her Ghanaian father

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Finding her way home after an international childhood

Al Negashi Mosque attack Ethiopia’s, Islam’s oldest Mosque

Al Negashi Mosque attack is believed to be the work of TPLF forces. Some Ethiopian Muslim activists tend to speculate that it is the work of “anti-Muslim elements” of the Defense Force. Al Negashi Mosque before the attack (Photo: EAL) borkena January 4, 2021 Ethiopian government law enforcement campaign in northern Ethiopia against Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) was completed over four weeks ago when Ethiopian Defense Forces controlled Mekelle, as reported by state media. However, the extent

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Al Negashi Mosque attack Ethiopia’s, Islam’s oldest Mosque

Ethiopia Tigray crisis: EU concern over war crime reports

The European Union says it is getting consistent reports of ethnic-targeted killings and possible war crimes in Ethiopia's northern region of Tigray. The defence forces entered Tigray early in November to oust the region's ruling party after its troops had captured federal military bases. Scroll to continue with content The government declared victory by the end of that month, but the EU says the situation remains dire. The conflict threatens the stability of the entire region, the EU says. The government

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Ethiopia Tigray crisis: EU concern over war crime reports

Will Somalia Be Collateral Damage of Ethiopia’s Tigray Conflict?

Security forces examine the wreckage of vehicles after a bomb attack near the presidential palace, in Mogadishu, Somalia, Jan. 8, 2020 (AP photo by Farah Abdi Warsameh). In November, as the Ethiopian government escalated its military campaign against the northern Tigray region, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed quietly ordered a drawdown of Ethiopian peacekeepers from neighboring Somalia. The scale of the move is still unconfirmed, but as many as 3,000 Ethiopian troops were reportedly redeployed to fight against the

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Will Somalia Be Collateral Damage of Ethiopia’s Tigray Conflict?

Ethiopian Student in NYC Awarded Prestigious Gates-Cambridge Scholarship at Tadias Magazine

2018 Gates Cambridge Scholar Samuel Kebede. (Photo credit: Adam Sahilu) April 17th, 2018 New York (TADIAS) — Samuel Kebede, a third year medical student in New York City has been awarded the highly regarded Gates-Cambridge Scholarship, which is the most prestigious scholarship program for international postgraduate students from the University of Cambridge. “I am proud to be representing my country Ethiopia,” Samuel told Tadias. He is currently enrolled at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. According

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Ethiopian Student in NYC Awarded Prestigious Gates-Cambridge Scholarship at Tadias Magazine

The murky politics behind the Metekel massacres

Problems caused by underdevelopment and governance failures are being exacerbated by expansionist ideologies and a creaking federal system. The chaos in Metekel Zone in Benishangul-Gumuz region seems to be spinning out of control. High-ranking officials, including Prime Minster Abiy Ahmed, have visited to assess the chronic violence. The problems represent a microcosm of national political dynamics and the crisis Ethiopia’s federation has faced in the last few years. It involves local, regional, national and,

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The murky politics behind the Metekel massacres

Ethiopian DPM, MoF Demeke Mekonnen welcomes Austrian Foreign Minister –

Demeke Mekonnen, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Ethiopia today (January 14) received the Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg, and exchanged views on a wide range of issues including the current situation in Tigray and developments in the Sub-region. At the meeting Demeke said Ethiopia and Austria enjoy a long-standing bilateral relationship that is a century old and remains firm today with cooperation between the two countries growing strong on various fronts. Speaking on the current

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Ethiopian DPM, MoF Demeke Mekonnen welcomes Austrian Foreign Minister –

Five Civilians Killed In Sudan Border Attack, Tensions With Ethiopia Escalate

After crushing rebel groups controlling its Tigray region, Ethiopia is now facing a new conflict in the contested Al-Fashqa region. (Photo: Reuters / Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah) Sudanese officials said that they will use all "available means" to retaliate after at least five women were killed by Ethiopian government-backed military troops near its border Friday. After crushing rebel groups controlling its Tigray region, Ethiopia is now facing a new conflict in the contested Al-Fashqa region. Tensions between

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Five Civilians Killed In Sudan Border Attack, Tensions With Ethiopia Escalate

One Book for One Ethipoean

Courtesy Photo When Westfield High Junior Naomi Tekola was six years old, she lived in Ethiopia, where her aunt would drive her to and from school every day. In the back seat, Naomi would look out at the Ethipoean children and wonder why they weren’t in school. “I was really lucky that my family prioritized my education, because that’s somewhat rare in Ethiopia,” she stated. Naomi’s family relocated to the United States, where she started first grade. In an attempt to improve her English skills, she

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One Book for One Ethipoean

These are the key African elections to watch in 2021

The year 2021 is poised to be a busy political season for the African continent with more than 13 countries heading to the polls to elect new leaders. The key elections focused on here are presidential and parliamentary races. Of the 13 African countries holding such elections in 2021, at least five have armed conflict ongoing in parts of their respective territories. These include Chad, Ethiopia, Libya, Niger, and Somalia. There are also notable legislative or local elections this year in South Africa, Somalia,

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These are the key African elections to watch in 2021

Ethiopia's Oromia conflict: Why a teacher was killed 'execution-style'

The shooting dead of Kitilaa Guddata has left his family in shock. The 32-year-old high school teacher was among the latest casualties in the conflict between government forces and rebels in Ethiopia's Oromia region. The violence centres around demands by an insurgent group for the "liberation" of Oromia - a vast swathe of land that is home to Ethiopia's largest ethnic group, the Oromo - and the subsequent security crackdown. It has led to civilians being caught in the crossfire - including Mr Kitilaa. His family

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Ethiopia's Oromia conflict: Why a teacher was killed 'execution-style'

UN calls for urgent intervention as road traffic deaths more than doubled in Ethiopia – Mereja.com

United Nations calls for urgent intervention on road safety in Ethiopia as road traffic deaths in the country has more than doubled annually between 2007 and 2018, rising from 2,161 to 4,597. A newly published United Nations report “UN Road Safety Performance Review” cited national statistics to show that the East African country loses 13 people per day, or one person every two hours, due to road traffic crashes. “Given the magnitude of the road safety challenge, which constitutes a major burden on the

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UN calls for urgent intervention as road traffic deaths more than doubled in Ethiopia – Mereja.com