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  • NEBE Chairperson Confident Forthcoming Elections Will Take Place on Time

    By Staff Reporter

    Birtukan-MideksaDecember 11, 2019 ( -- Chairperson of the National Electoral Board Ethiopia (NEBE) Birtukan Midekissa is confident that the forthcoming national elections will take place as per the schedule despite call for postponement from leaders of different political parties.

    “A legitimate government must come from a ballot box. We have a constitution and electoral law. Having these things fulfilled, the elections would take place as per the schedule, Birtukan told ETV in an interview.

    Leaders of several opposition political parties have been calling for the postponement of the national election which is due to take place in May 2020. They argue the country can not conduct the elections in the presence of continued security problems and unfolding displacements thereof.

    Birtukan, however, said pr

  • CNN Names Ethiopian Freweini Mebrahtu “Hero of the Year”

    By Staff Reporter

    Freweini-Mebrahtu-EthiopiaDecember 9, 2019 ( -- CNN has named Ethiopian Innovator Freweini Mebrahtu the 2019 CNN Hero of the Year in recognition of her work on menstruation and keeping girls in school as well as fighting to end the cultural stigma attached with menstruation.

    Freweini Mebrahtu designed and patented a reusable menstrual pad for girls in her native Ethiopia who do not have access to sanitary pads.

    Upon receiving her award, Mebrahtu said that "I don't even know what to say. I am so humbled and grateful for CNN ... this is for all the girls and women everywhere. Dignity for all."

    In 2005, the Ethiopian innovator designed a reusable sanitary pad which she mass-produced at her factory in Ethiopia and went on to help 800 000 women and girls as a result. S

  • Hate Speech Proclamation Can Threaten Freedom of Expression: David Kaye

    By Staff Reporter

    David-Kaye-EthiopiaDecember 9, 2019 ( – At the invitation of the Ethiopian government, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye concluded the first mission to Ethiopia by a mandate-holder of the United Nations (UN) Special Procedures.

    During his stay in Ethiopia From December 2-9, the Special Rapporteur evaluated the situation of freedom of opinion and expression in Ethiopia, where he met with various government officials, including the Federal Minister of Peace, the Federal Minister of Innovation and Technology, as well as representatives from the Attorney General Office, the Federal Police Commission, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    The Special Rapporteur also met with representatives of the legislative branch an

  • Ethiopia Gets €170m Financial Assistance from the European Commission

    By Staff Reporter

    Ursula-Von-Der-Leyden-Abiy-AhmedDecember 8, 2019 ( -- The European Commission announced a financial assistance of €170 million to Ethiopia yesterday, Saturday, December 7, 2019.

    The latest fund was announced by the visiting, first female President of the European Commission Ursula Von Der Leyden after discussions with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in Addis Ababa.

    This is the second financial assistance from the European Commission since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came to power in April 2018.

    Early this year, former President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker announced a €130 million financial aid to support job creation in Ethiopia.

    Ahmed Shide, Ethiopia’s Minister of Finance, and the European Commissioner for International Partnerships, Jutta Urpilainen, signed the fi

  • Ethiopia Launches New Initiative to Sustainably Rehabilitate IDP

    By Staff Reporter

    IDP-EthiopiaDecember 7, 2019 ( -- The government of Ethiopia has launched what is called Durable Solutions Initiative (DSI) in bid mobilize collective action and cooperation among concerned parties to address problems faced by Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the country.

    The $700 million initiative is a joint endeavor between the government of Ethiopia, the United Nations (UN), international and national NGOs, and donors to sustainably address the country’s IDPs problems.

    In April this year, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator announced that the country needed $1.313 billion for humanitarian assistance following the mass displacement in several parts of the country, mainly caused by ethnic conflicts.

    UN official Aeneas Chuma disclosed that about 45.6 percent of the funding requirement, amounting to $5

  • Ethiopia to Restart Negotiations with WTO: Official

    By Staff Reporter

    WTO-EthiopiaDecember 6, 2019 ( -- Ethiopia has finalized preparations to restart negotiations on its accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) after seven years of suspension, a senior official has said.

    It has been almost two decades since Ethiopia commenced the cumbersome procedure on accession to WTO which has been requiring the nation to liberalize its economy and eventually open up to foreign investment.

    Mamo Miheretu, advisor to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Ethiopia’s principal negotiator on accession to WTO said the government will restart the negotiation in January next year.

    The Ethiopian government has been criticized for the prohibition of the private sector to engage in important segments of the economy such as telecom, power and high-level transportation.

    Its the dominant pres

  • Mekelle Forum on Federalism Concludes

    By Staff Reporter

    Mekelle-MeetingDecember 4, 2019 ( -- Tigray Regional Government held its second national consultative forum under the theme "Rescuing the Constitution and Federal System," on December 3, 2019, in Mekele city, Northern Ethiopia. The forum ran for two days and concluded on December 4, 2019.

    The national consultative forum brought together various political party leaders and invited guests from across the country.

    In his remark, the vice-president of the Tigray Regional Government and leader of the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), Dr. Debretsion G/Michael said the current state of affairs and general thinking doesn’t meet the needs of all Ethiopians and will eventually throw the country to violent upheaval. “We have seen our vulnerabilities due to conspiracies of internal and external

  • Forum Discusses Four Potential Scenarios for Ethiopia's Future

    By Staff Reporter

    Ethiopia-2040December 3, 2019 ( -- A national forum entitled “the country we wish to have in 2040” has been held marking the end of a six-month-long closed-door session on the destiny of Ethiopia.

    50 political party leaders, parliamentarians, scholars, women rights advocates, activists, artists, media professionals, business persons and other individuals drawn from all corners of the country discussed four possible scenarios Ethiopia would experience based on the existing political crisis.

    After the six-month-long discussions on the four scenarios loosely translated Dawn, House of Competitors, Dictator, and Broken Chair, the 50 leaders voted for dawn and agreed to solve their differences through dialogue and without threatening the unity of the country.

    The 50 representatives in their resolution sai

  • UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression Visiting Ethiopia

    By Staff Reporter

    David-Kaye-UNDecember 3, 2019 ( -- The United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, starts his official visit to Ethiopia yesterday.

    The main objective of the visit is reportedly to see measures taken by the Ethiopian Government to fulfill human rights obligations relating to freedom of expression, including the protection of journalists, with a view to formulating recommendations.

    The visit of David Kaye also comes after the House of Peoples Representatives (HPR) discussed a law to combat hate speech.

    In his announcement to visit Ethiopia, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye underscored that his coming to Ethiopia is particularly timely. “I look forward to fruitful discussions on the draft bill with representatives fro

  • Eight Ethiopian Political Parties Sign to Join Prosperity Party

    By Staff Reporter

    8-parties-join-PPDecember 1, 2019 ( -- Three founding member parties and five affiliate political parties of the Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) have signed agreement to join the Prosperity Party that was established recently to succeed the ruling party, EPRDF.  

    Signing the agreement were chairs of the Oromo Democratic Party (ODP), Dr. Abiy Ahmed, the Amhara Democratic Party (ADP), Demeke Mekonnen, the South Peoples Democratic Movement (SPDM), Muferiat Kemil, and leaders of five affiliate parties in Addis Ababa.

    The agreement comes after the eight political parties approved to join the Prosperity Party during their emergency meetings held in the previous days.

    In addition to the three core members of the EPRDF, the five affiliate parties who signed the formation document inclu

  • Ethiopia to Get $ 6 Billion Loan, Assistance from WB, IMF: Official

    By Staff Reporter

    Eyob-Tekalegn-state-minister-EthiopiaDecember 11, 2019 ( -- The World Bank (WB) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) have decided to provide a total of $6 billion to support the recently introduced homegrown economic reform in Ethiopia, a senior official disclosed.

    Briefing journalists on Wednesday, Ethiopian State Minister of Finance Dr. Eyob Tekalegn said the global financial institutions have agreed to provide $6 billion to Ethiopia in the next three months, which represents 60 percent of the total $10 billion needed to execute the economic reform.

    “The government has been engaged in resource mobilization from donors and international financial organizations for the implementation of the economic reform. We have reached consensus on technical issues with the WB and IMF who have already decided

  • Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Receives Nobel Peace Prize

    By Staff Reporter

    Nobel-Peace-Prize-Abiy-AhmedDecember 10, 2019 ( -- Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received the Nobel Peace Prize 2019 in Oslo, Norway ushered by praise in recognition of his personal efforts in ending two decades of enmity with neighboring Eritrea.

    “I am honored to be here recognizing and encouraging my contribution to the peaceful resolution of the border dispute between Ethiopia and Eritrea. I accept this award on behalf of Ethiopians and Eritreans especially those who made ultimate sacrifices in the cause of peace, Abiy said in his acceptance speech.

    Berit Reiss-Andersen, Chairperson of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, said the Nobel prize was given to the Ethiopian Prime Minister in recognition of his crucial role in creating peace between Eritrea and Ethiopia, making efforts to build democracy and con

  • Are We Truly Free?

    By Abel Merawi

    Are-we-truly-freeDecember 9, 2019 ( -- Human struggle towards freedom has been and still is the most important expression of our unyielding spirit. There have been various institutions that stood as a barrier against the individual’s quest for freedom. There were times when monarchs have made the rest of the people disposable subjects that exist only for their pleasure. After a bloody and arduous effort, to a great extent, the world has freed itself from such captivity. There were also times when religious institutions conquered the human spirit, making freedom appear an illusion. Yet, the unconquerable human spirit also defeated the fear instilled in the mind and threw away the shackles. In recent history, freedom was denied through authoritarian governments that desire to dictate the life of people, which is manifested in fascism, Nazism

  • Ethiopian Government to Deploy Federal Police on University Grounds

    By Staff Reporter

    Federal-police-universities-EthiopiaDecember 9, 2019 ( -- The Ethiopian Ministry of Science and Higher Learning Institutions has disclosed that members of the Federal Police will be deployed on University grounds to protect students.

    Dechassa Gurmu, the Communication Affairs Director of the ministry said, members of the federal police will be deployed on universities’ grounds to prevent potential conflicts and curtail fears of students from possible attacks.

    Currently, more than 60 percent of about 40 Ethiopian universities have reportedly suspended their services after the majority of their students fled back home due to unfolding ethnic-based attacks.

    In a recent interview with local media, State Minister of Science and Higher Learning Institutions Dr. Samuel Kifle sai

  • Demand for Statehood Suppressed by SEPDM: Ethnic Kaffa People

    By Staff Reporter  

    Kafa-zone-statehood-demandDecember 8, 2019 ( -- Ethnic Kaffa people in the Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia have voiced complaints about the “suppression” by the regional government to relinquish their demand to elevate Kaffa zone into statehood.

    The complaints were made over the weekend during public meetings wherein ethnic Kaffa people have once again called on the regional government to begin the process the demand for upgrading of the Kaffa zone into regional status, administrator of the Kaffa zone Belay Tesema told news media.

    “The people of Kaffa also called on the government to abandon the ruling of the zone by a command post,” he said.

    A year has gone since ethnic Kaffa people submitted their request of acquiring statehood

  • The Final Push of Egypt to Secure Zero-Sum Water Share Agreement with a “Destabilized Ethiopia”

    By Ermias Hailu

    Nile-water-Ethiopia-EgyptDecember 6, 2019 ( -- After Egypt’s failure to integrate Eritrea to its territories by the end of the second world war, due to Emperor Haile Selassie’s superior diplomatic skills, the then Egyptian Pan- Arab nationalistic President Nasser’s government turned to ethnic and religious subversion against Ethiopia. In 1955 Egypt began working for the instigation of an “Arab” revolution in the then autonomous Ethiopian province Eritrea, to that effect, hundreds of young Muslims from Eritrea were invited to Cairo to study and enjoy special benefits. Though, the Muslims from Eritrea were not native Arabic speakers they absorbed the spirit of the Arab revolution and adopted a modern Arab identity. Furthermore, these Eritreans Muslims were trained on how to set up a modern guerrilla &

  • INSA Aborts Cyber Attacks on Financial Institutions

    By Staff Reporter

    INSA-EthiopiaDecember 6, 2019 ( -- The Ethiopian Information Network Security Agency (INSA) has announced that it has aborted cyber attacks launched against financial institutions across the country.

    Internet connection was cut off for about thirty minutes as the agency was struggling to defend the financial institutions from the attack, Deputy Director-General of the Agency Engineer Worku Gachena has said.

    Swift actions are needed to thwart cyber attacks as the grand attacks have been increasing alarmingly in Ethiopia, according to Deputy Director-General.

    Cyber-attacks have increased from 479 and 576 to 791 grand attacks annually during the past three successive years.

    Early last month, the country observed the first Cyber Security Week when INSA Director-General Ifrah Ali said the attacks, which ta

  • Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed Refuses to Meet Press During Nobel Ceremony

    By Staff Reporter

    Nobel-Peace-Prize-Abiy-AhmedDecember 5, 2019 ( -- Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has made it clear he won’t attend any event where he could publicly be asked questions, either by the press or even children, the Nobel Institute and the Nobel has disclosed.

    “The Nobel Institute and the Nobel Committee wishes Abiy Ahmed had said ‘yes’ to meeting Norwegian and international press,” Olav Njølstad, director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute and secretary for the committee that annually awards the Peace Prize, told the press on December 5, 2019.

    Ahmed’s decision to avoid any events in which he would need to answer questions has thus resulted in a highly amputated program for the “Nobel Peace Prize Days” that should have begun in Oslo on Monday, December 9, 2019.

  • TPLF Leader Calls on Federal Forces to Rescue Ethiopia

    By Staff Reporter

    Debretsion-MekelleDecember 4, 2019 ( -- Deputy President of the Tigray regional state Debertsion Gebremichael has called on federal forces, minority ethnic groups and other political parties to rescue the Ethiopian federal system from grave danger.

    He made the remark at a national consultative forum being held under the theme Rescue Ethiopian Constitution and Federal System in Mekele city of northern Ethiopia.

    “The central government’s response to all demands and its complete control of power has pushed the nation to instability and edge of crumbling,” said Deberetsion who is also chairperson of the Tigriyan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which dissented merger of founding and affiliate parties ruling coalition.

    He said foreign and internal forces have put the national sovereignty in

  • Maturity: The Prerequisite to Freedom and Democracy

    By Abel Merawi

    Maturity-Friedrich-NietzscheDecember 3, 2019 ( -- ‘We are civilized and modern. We live in a world of capitalism. We have to establish a liberal democracy.’ We hear these words often since they are the marks of our present world and everyone is expected to strive for their realization. The expectations of modernity place more responsibility on the individual than society and institutions. In a capitalist society, everyone is expected to compete and become the best to deserve the best. In a liberal democracy, people are free to live as they wish, and others are expected to respect it. Furthermore, elections are held with the assumption that every individual is mature enough to make decisions. All these things require people who possess the mental capacity to decide autonomously and take responsibility for their actions. Thus, it is vital

  • Germany Extends €352.5 Million Financial Assistance to Ethiopia

    By Staff Reporter

    Germany-Ethiopia-AssistanceDecember 2, 2019 ( -- Germany has announced a €352.5 million financial assistance to Ethiopia to support the ongoing political and homegrown economic reforms in the horn of African nation.

    The financial assistance was announced by the visiting German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Gerd Mueller who is leading a business delegation to pay a four-day visit to Ethiopia.

    “The fund to be released in a year time will be used to support the homegrown economic, political and social reforms that include democratization and women empowerment, Ahmed Shide, Ethiopian Minister of Finance and Economic Cooperation, has said.

    Of the total financial assistance, a €110 million will be direct to budgetary support, while another €66 million will be spe

  • Lemma Megersa, Key Ally of PM Abiy Ahmed, Opposes Party Merger and Medemer

    By Staff Reporter

    Lemma-Megersa-opposes-medemerNovember 30, 2019 ( -- Ethiopian Defense Minister Lemma Megersa and Deputy Chair of the Oromia Democratic Party (ODP) has disclosed that he disagrees with his ally and boss, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, over the establishment of a united national party known as the Prosperity Party. More crucially, he also said he doesn't support the idea of 'Medemer.' The disclosure confirms what has been rumored for some time of friction within the so-called 'Team Lemma' and may signal the unraveling of the broader alliance within the OPD leadership that propelled them to power in April 2018.

    In an interview he gave to VOA on November 29, 2019, Lemma Megersa said he did not agree on the merger of regional parties and the philosophy of “Medemer” - loosely translated as syn

  • 74 Former METEC Employees Charged for Loss of Billions of Birr

    By Staff Reporter

    METEC-TractorsNovember 29, 2019 ( -- The Ethiopian federal high court ordered former Major General Kinfe Dagnew and three other former officials of Metals and Engineering Corporation (METEC) to present their defense on alleged grand corruption charges leveled against them.

    The suspects, namely Major General Kinfe Dagnew, former METEC director-general, Lieutenant Colonel Tsegaye, former manager of high tech industry, Colonel Shegaw Mulugeta, former head of the board’s secretariat, and Colonel Mohammed Berhan, former ethics and legal affairs head of the military conglomerate have been accused of purchasing 111 substandard radars and subjecting the nation to embezzlement of 214 million Ethiopian Birr.

    In a court hearing on Friday, the court also read 17 other charges under the file of Major General Kinfe Dagnew and B

  • Four Former METEC Officials Charged with Grand Corruption

    By Staff Reporter

    Major-General-Kinfe-DagnewNovember 28, 2019 ( -- The federal attorney general of Ethiopia charged four former officials of the Metals and Engineering Corporation (METEC) on suspicion of grand corruption.

    According to the charges read at the federal high court 18th criminal bench on Thursday, November 28, 2019, former director-general of the military conglomerate Major General Kinfe Dagnew was named as the primary suspect.

    The other suspects are Lieutenant Colonel Tsegaye Anmut, Colonel Shegaw Mulugeta, and Colonel Mohammed Berhan. The suspects were working as managers of the high tech industry, head of the board’s secretariat, and ethics and legal affairs head of the corporation, respectively.

    According to charges by the federal attorney general, the suspects are accused of purchasing 111 s

  • Due Process Followed to Establish Prosperity Party - PM Abiy Ahmed

    By Staff Reporter

    PM-Abiy-AhmedNovember 28, 2019 ( -- In what seemed to be a response to the Tigriyan Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF), Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said “all the necessary legal conditions and procedures were met to establish the Prosperity Party,” which will be replacing the ruling coalition, the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF).

    In a recent statement, Debretsion Gebremichael, the Chairman of TPLF, criticized the drive to convert the EPRDF into a unified party as “illegal.” He said as legal entities, member parties of the EPRDF cannot be dissolved by any party.

    The TPLF accused the leadership of dissolving the EPRDF without due process, weakening the federal system, and taking away the rights of people to self-administration in the name of

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  • Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan to Develop Technical Rules on Filling, Operation of GERD

    By Staff Reporter

    GERD-meeting-DCDecember 10, 2019 ( -- Ethiopia Egypt and Sudan are set to develop technical rules on the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), define drought conditions and decide on mitigating measures to be taken if drought occurs in the upcoming meetings to be held in Sudan and Ethiopia.

    The consensus was made after the foreign ministers of the three countries met in Washington on Monday in the presence of US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and World Bank President David Malpass in an effort to resolve the dispute which has lasted several years.

    According to the joint statement issued on Monday in Washington DC, Foreign Ministers Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan said they have agreed to hold two meetings in the coming weeks in a bid to reach conclusive results over the technical issues mainly on filling and operating of the dam project on

  • China-Africa Development Cooperation Conference Held in Addis Ababa

    By Staff Reporter

    Arkebe-OqubayDecember 6, 2019 ( -- An international conference on China and Africa Bilateral Cooperation was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The conference kicked off today at the Head Quarters of the African Union jointly organized by The African Union Commission Department of Economic Affairs and the China Africa Institute (CAI). The International Conference on China and Africa was organized under the theme ‘Jointly Promoting Sustainable Development’.

    The summit comes after the Chinese President Xi Jinping's announcement to establish the China-Africa Institute to enhance exchanges with Africa on civilization during the Beijing Summit on China-Africa Cooperation in 2018.

    China-Africa Institute (CAI) aims to deepen exchanges between two civilizations and promote closer collaboration and communication on experiences in key governance and development betwee

  • East Africa Oil & Gas Summit to Held in Nairobi, Kenya

    By Staff Reporter

    EAOGS-2020December 4, 2019 ( -- Over 500 senior oil and gas executives are expected to attend the East Africa Oil & Gas Summit & Exhibition (EAOGS 2020) when it returns to Nairobi from 18 - 19 March 2020.

    The renowned event, which is the largest of its kind in East Africa and officially supported by the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining of Kenya, will once again provide the platform for ministries and national oil companies to come together and engage with international and local companies and investors to examine the opportunities present across the region.

    Now in its 6th event, and with the backing of over 400 companies over the years, EAOGS 2020 will feature over 35 high level speakers including ministry officials, senior executives and industry experts from NOCs, IOCs, financial institutions, government authorities and embassies, service companies and industry a

  • UAE Embassy in Addis Ababa Commemorates 48th National Day

    By Staff Reporter

    UAE-48-National-DayDecember 3, 2019 ( -- The 48th National Day of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was Commemorated here in Addis Ababa in the presence of Ethiopian high-level officials, the international community and all stakeholders.

    The National Day was organized by the United Arab Emirate Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, under the declaration of 2019 Year of Tolerance.

    The Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Ethiopia and the African Union, Mohamed Al Rashedi, on his opening remark said the year 2019 has been a significant year for the United Arab Emirates which saw many important milestones, including sending its first astronaut to the International Space Station.

    “The Gulf country also saw the launch of the Mohammed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence, the first graduate-level research-based artificial intelligence university

  • 13th Ordinary Summit of IGAD Heads of State and Government Held in Addis Ababa

    By Staff Reporter

    IGAD-meetingNovember 30, 2019 ( -- The 13th Ordinary Summit of the IGAD Heads of State and Government was held on 29 November 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali.

    The meeting was attended by Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda; Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of the Republic of Djibouti; Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan; Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia; Dr. Abdalla Hamdok, Prime Minister of the Republic of the Sudan; and Dr. Monica Juma, Cabinet Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kenya.

    Also in attendance were  Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu Negewo, incoming Executive Secretary of IGAD; Mahboub Maalim, the outgoing Executive Secretary of IGAD; Ambassador Mohamed Ali Guyo, IGAD Special Envoy for the Red

  • Ethiopia Elected Member of World Heritage Committee of UNESCO

    By Staff Reporter

    UNESCO-World-HeritageNovember 29, 2019( -- The Assembly of some 193 states parties to the World Heritage Convention convenes in Paris, France, once every two years during the ordinary session of the General Conference of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) to elect members of the World Heritage Committee, to examine the statement of accounts of the World Heritage Fund, and to decide on major policy issues, including the election of new World Heritage Committee members.

    The UNESCO World Heritage Committee, which is one of the oldest UNESCO organs, is responsible for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention, defines the use of the World Heritage Fund, and allocates financial assistance upon requests from states’ parties.

    The UNESCO World Heritage Committee is composed of 21 state parties that are elected by the General Assem

  • Ethiopian International Mining Conference and Exhibition Opens in Addis Ababa

    Mining-conferenec-Addis-AbabaNovember 25, 2019 ( -- The second Ethiopian International Mining Conference and Exhibition kicked off today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

    The conference was organized with the theme “Transforming potential into production by creating an attractive mining investment framework.”

    The event which brought together policymakers, financial and business institutions as well as national and foreign investors was organized by the Ethiopian Ministry of Mines and Petroleum in association with AME Trade Ltd, United Kingdom.

    The second Ethiopian International Mining Conference aimed at becoming center for opportunity for investors to engage, invest in and find a partner in the mining sector, which is believed to have a large potential.

    In an opening remark, Dr. Samuel Urkato, the Ethiopian Minister of Mining and Petroleum, reflected on the

  • Universal Children Day Celebrated

    By Staff Reporter

    Children-DayNovember 21, 2019 ( -- November 20th has passed as an important date across the globe, a day the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959.

    It is also the same date in 1989 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Since 1990, World Children's Day also marks the anniversary of the date that the UN General Assembly adopted both the Declaration and the Convention on children's rights.

    World Children's Day offers an inspiration to advocate, promote and celebrate children's rights, translating into dialogues and actions that will build a better world for children.

    Many schools and other educational institutions make a special effort to inform children of their rights according to the Declaration of the Rights of the Child whereas Teachers stimulate their students

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