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  • Peace Agreement Signed Between Ethiopian Government and OLF in Asmara

    The Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia & the OLF have signed a Reconciliation Agreement today in Asmara.The Agreement, reached between President of the Oromo Region, Mr. Lemma Mergesa & OLF Chairman, Mr. Dawd Ibsa,provides for i) termination of hostilities

    The Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) have signed a Reconciliation Agreement today in Asmara (pictured).

    The Agreement reached between President of the Oromo Region, Mr. Lemma Megersa and OLF Chairman, Mr. Dawd Ibsa.

    According to Eritrean Information Minister, Yemane G.Meskel, the agreement provides for:i) termination of hostilities;ii) the OLF will conduct its political activities in Ethiopia through peaceful means;iii) to establish a Joint Committee to implement the agreement.Yesterday, President Isaias Afwerki met at State House President of the Oromo Region, Lemma Megersa, and Ethiopia's Foreign Minister Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu.

     

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  • Breaking News: Ethiopia-Somali region president resigns

    Breaking News: Ethiopia-Somali region president resigns

    Abdi Mohammed Omar, president of the Ethio-Somali Regional State of Ethiopia has resigned from his post as president of the region following an extraordinary meeting of the regional party, the Ethiopian Somali People’s Democratic Party (ESPDP), the regional communications affairs office head Idris Ismael told 

    Senior officials of the region told the Voice Of America’s Somali service that Mohamoud Omar popularly referred to as Abdi Illey was to be replaced by the region’s Finance Minister Ahmed Abdi Ilkacase.

    The resignation of Abdi Illey, widely accused of gross human rights abuses, has also been reported by the Ethiopia Somali News Agency (ESNA), the region’s communication outlet.

    The development comes in the wake of federal government’s orders that the national army and police enter the state, particularly in the capital of Jijiga, to restore order and maintain peace.

    The Ethiopian Communications Minister, Ahmed Shide is reported to have said Addis Ababa’s move to enter the state was on the request of the government of the state.

    Current developments follows a weekend of violence, including killings of civilians, looting and displacement. The situation has triggered another massive humanitarian crisis in the region.

     

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  • Over 5 thousand condominiums will be transferred to users Tomorrow

     

    Addis Ababa City Administration has set a press briefing the next day

    The mayor noted that the city administration has set a variety of activities underway that quoted the city's lower classes of society benefit 39 thousand 249 condominium houses to solve the city's housing problems for users to carry out a lot, he said.

    Addis Ababa City Administration has set a press briefing the next day, July 30, 2008 in the 11th round of the fate of 39 thousand 249 condominiums has passed on to users.

    The mayor noted that the city administration has set a variety of activities underway that quoted the city's lower classes of society benefit 39 thousand 249 condominium houses to solve the city's housing problems for users to carry out a lot, he said.

    Mayer adds that the building housing the government to make the user input, low sections of the community by providing them with free land lease project, the resettlement of thousands of loans from the meeting gelits’eweli.kemiwet’uti 39 10/90 and 20/80 homes of government employees by 30 percent and 20 percent of women The mayor noted that 5 percent of users with disabilities.

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  • UNDP Partnered With Helen Berhe To Produce A Music Video

    The United Nations in Ethiopia has partnered with local artist, Helen Berhe, to produce a music video on her latest single that creatively promotes gender equality through engaging and powerful lyrics, according to a statement from UNDP.

    The music video will be launched in the vicinity of the historic Africa Hall in the UN ECA Compound on Friday 29th June 2018.

    The partnership on music for social good is financed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as part of its partnership with the Government of Kazakhstan aimed at promoting South-South cooperation. The video was filmed by Pappa Film Studio and directed by Yidnekachew Shumete, reads the statement.

    The engagement on the new single is couched within the UN’s efforts to roll out the promotion of the 17 goals of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the country. The new single specifically highlighting Goal 5, which focuses on gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls at all levels.

    Ethiopia is one of the 193 countries that adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The SDGs replaced the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) implemented from 2000 to 2015 where Ethiopia made commendable progress to meet six out of the eight Millennium Development Goals. One of the goals where the country was lagging behind was the MDG on gender equality.

    “Gender equality and women empowerment is a must for if we are to achieve inclusive and sustainable development in this country” stressed Ms. Louise Chamberlain, UNDP Country Director for Ethiopia.

    UNDP estimates that gender inequality is costing sub-Saharan Africa on average $US95 billion a year.

    “Women should believe in themselves and be able to decide on issues regarding their lives. Every one of us are responsible to take an active role to achieve gender equality and treat each other with respect; women and men, girls and boys,” said Helen Berhe highlighting the background to her new single that tackles gender equality.

     

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  • Ethiopian Airlines Ranked 22nd In Global Airline Ranking

    Ethiopian Airlines has ranked 22nd among the best airlines around the world by the most famous airlines ranking website called “Airhelp”.

    The ranking was made after a serious assessment in three areas: on-time performance, quality of service and how well they resolve flight delay compensation claims, according to a statement sent to Dire Tube from Ethiopian Airlines.

    Ethiopian is in position number 22 of this ranking, punctuating in global terms 7,85 out of 10

    Qatar Airways, Lufthansa, Etihad Airways ranked one up to three respectively, and South African Airways is the only African airlines ranked before Ethiopian. according to Airhelp website.

    Last week, Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of its 100th aircraft, Boeing 787 Dreamliner on June 6, 2018, and leading the way in fleet expansion and modernization in Africa.

    Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with eight business centers.

    Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 110 international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents.

     

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