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  • Haromaya University Law Team Take Part In A Global Moot Court Competition

    Haromaya University announced a team, which consists of four College of Law students and a coach, has left to Kenya,Nairobi to participate in the 2016 Regional Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Moot Court Competition.

    The competition is expected to be held at Africa Nazarene University in Kenya. The FDI moot is a global moot competition held annually, focused on the dynamic and challenging area of INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT Law which defines the respective right and obligations of host states and foreign investors.

    The delegation from College of Law consists of Alemayehu Yismaw, coach of the team and lecturer at the College, as well as Law students namely Wakgari Kebeta, Nuru Beyene, Endalkachew Abera and Andinet Adinew . Haramaya University College of Law team had submitted the memorial (written submission) to the competition’s organizer and received a confirmation that it would participate and compete in the Regional oral round for qualify to the International FDI moot competition.

    This year competition is to be held in Africa for the first time and Haramaya University team, the only team from Ethiopia will also participates for the first time, the announcement added.

    Source:Ethiogirl.com

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  • Ban Ki-moon appoints a Dutch Major General to investigate the violence in Juba last July

    United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has appointed Major General (retired) Patrick Cammaert of the Netherlands to lead an independent special investigation into the violence in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, in July 2016, and the response of the UN mission in the country (UNMISS).

    According to a statement issued by Mr. Ban’s office, the investigation will review reports of incidents of attacks on civilians and cases of sexual violence that occurred within or in the vicinity of the UN House Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites in the South Sudanese capital, Juba.

     “[The investigation] will also determine the actions of UNMISS and whether the Mission responded appropriately to prevent these incidents and protect civilians within its resources and capabilities at the time,” noted the statement. “In addition, the investigation will review the circumstances surrounding the attack on the Terrain Hotel and assess the Mission's response,” it added.

    The statement noted that the special investigation team will also undertake a field visit to the Juba to conduct interviews with the relevant interlocutors.

     A final report of the probe will be presented to the Secretary-General within one month, the findings of which will be made public, it added.

    Major General (retired) Cammaert is said to have a distinguished military career in both the Netherlands with the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps and the UN, including as Force Commander in UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE), as Military Advisor to the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, and as General Officer Commanding the Eastern Division in the UN Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC).

     Recently, he led a Headquarters-Board of Inquiry on the circumstances of the clashes that occurred in the UNMISS PoC site in Malakal, South Sudan, on 17-18 February 2016.

    On 17 August, alarmed by preliminary findings on the 11 July attack on a the Hotel Terrain in the nation’s capital, in which one person was killed and several civilians were raped and beaten by men in uniform, Mr. Ban decided to launch the independent investigation to examine this and other incidents and evaluate the overall response by UNMISS.

    The incidents occurred during a spate of recent clashes between rival forces – the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) loyal to President Salva Kiir and the SPLA in Opposition backing First Vice-President Riek Machar – that broke out in and around Juba, on 7 July, close to the fifth anniversary of the country’s independence.

    Source: Ethiogirl.com

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  • Ethiopian dam study contracts to be signed in Sept: Egyptian foreign ministry

    The contracts with two consulting firms to carry out technical studies into the impact of Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam will be signed on 5 and 6 September, Egypt's foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

     

    In a meeting with reporters, Ahmed Abu Zeid said that the irrigation ministers of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia will attend the contract signing in Sudan.

    The three countries agreed in 2015 that two French firms, Artelia and BRL, would carry out technical studies into the impact of the hydroelectric dam, set to be Africa's largest when completed next year.

    Negotiations have been ongoing since 2011, when Egypt raised concerns that the dam, located in the Ethiopian highlands on the Blue Nile, could impact its share of Nile water.

    Since 2015, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan, which is also downstream from the project, have been negotiating the terms of the two consultancy firms' contracts and the purview of the technical studies they will prepare.

    President El-Sisi has adopted a positive tone on the dam and on Ethiopian relations in general, stressing that Egyptians have nothing to fear from the project.

    Speaking to Egyptian media this week, he said that the negotiations on the technical studies were progressing in a way that is “reassuring to all.”

    “The Nile water will continue to flow to Egypt and to everyone else,” he said. “Egypt has started a new era in developing its relations with African countries, especially Nile Basin countries.”

    In his Tuesday statement, Abu Zeid said that Egyptian-Ethiopian relations are witnessing a new phase based on common interests, avoiding any damage to any party, as well as the development of strategic relations between Egypt and Sudan, Ethiopia.

    A trilateral Declaration of Principles, signed by all three states last year, gives priority to downstream countries for electricity generated by the dam and providing compensation for any damages caused.

     Source: ahram Online 

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  • Ethiopia and Sudan draft MoU on cross-border programs

    Ethiopia and neighbouring Sudan have drafted a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance collaboration and cooperation on cross-border animal health and livestock trade programmes.

    The cross-border meeting, which was held last week in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, was organised by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Centre for Pastoral Areas and Livestock Development (ICPALD).

    Reinforcing Veterinary Governance in Africa" (VETGOV) programme and the Standard Methods and Procedures in Animal Health (SMP-AH) projects supported the program.

    Funded by the European Union and the United States aid arm (USAID), the joint projects are implemented in partnership with the African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR), a specialized technical office of the African Union.

    The main aim of the cross-border meeting was to initiate development of binding agreements between Ethiopia, and Sudan on Animal Health to facilitate service delivery along the shared territory.

    It also provides a framework for stronger cooperation and collaboration along their bilateral border in order to address disease surveillance, disease control and timely sharing of animal health and trade information.

    The MoU develops an agenda that address the common challenges and guides implementation that lays the foundation to facilitate prevention and control of various trans-boundary animal diseases across border.

    Participants said widespread disease outbreaks in the region was the major challenge that need a collective prevention measures within the IGAD states to enhance trade.

    Speaking on behalf of ICPALD, Joseph Magona said the IGAD region had immense livestock resources that are severely affected by trans-boundary animal diseases.

    “ICPALD therefore supports the improvement of livestock health and production especially in pastoral and dry land within the region” Joseph said.

    “This necessitates strong cross-border collaboration and cooperation between countries”, he added.

    The meeting was attended by 30 participants from Sudan, Ethiopia, IGAD and AU-IBAR.

    SMP-AH project aims to stabilise livelihoods of livestock-dependent communities by enhancing capacities of all livestock value chain actors to effectively control trans-boundary animal diseases in a coordinated manner.

    The project has supported large numbers of vulnerable livestock-keeping communities across the East African region residing along borders who are vulnerable to drought.

    Drought conditions force animals move across borders in search of pasture and water.

    It is widely believed that such movement for either pasture or trade facilitates spread of trans-boundary animal diseases and the project thus provides support for communities in cross-border areas to collaborate, coordinate and harmonise diseases control.

    VETGOV which also is an implementing partner intends to bring about institution strengthening of veterinary services in Africa towards the establishment of adequate veterinary services at the national and regional level.

    The program also seeks to strengthen regional institutions to play their roles of coordination, harmonisation, integration and support to countries with the aim to stimulate a more conducive environment for public and private investments in the livestock sector.

    Source: sudan tribune

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  • The Ghanaian Bride Who Refused To Wear Any Make Up On Her Wedding Day

    Not all women are fans of wearing makeup, but when it comes to those big, special occasions, even the most makeup-opposed tend to opt for a few coats of mascara and a swipe of lipstick.

    However, one women decided to throw this notion aside and go makeup-free on her wedding day, proving that natural beauty can be just as gorgeous as a flawless makeup application. Unsurprisingly, the Internet has blown up over this, causing the bride’s photo to go viral.


    The unnamed Ghanaian bride, who uses the Twitter handle @Kofi_Batsa, refused to wear the typical face full of makeup found on most brides on their wedding day but ended up looking incredible for the big event anyway. Contrary to what one might think, the young bride, who’s trending on social media, ended up receiving hordes of support for her decision rather than criticism.

    Source: yahoo.com

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  • Ethiopia, France to advance ties in various fields

    Ethiopia and France are poised to advance ties in the fields of fighting terrorism, technology transfer, climate resilience programs, peace and security.

     Ethiopian President Dr Mulatu Teshome conferred with the outgoing French Ambassador to Ethiopia Brigitte Collet at the National Palace early today.

    Dr Mulatu on the occasion called for a wider exchange in the areas of culture, education and investment between France and Ethiopia.

    According to an official who attended the talks, the President appreciated the commitment by the outgoing Ambassador to strengthen the business and investment ties between the two nations.

    Over the past three years, the two countries have been working on the Ethio-France Economic Forum (EFEF) to boost their business and trade ties.

    The forum helps promote Ethiopia's favorable investment and trade atmosphere to France investors.

    It was indicated that EFEF will be launched the coming December in Paris.

    Ambassador Collet on her part said France is desirous to strengthen the longstanding bilateral relation with Ethiopia.

    She said France has targeted to expand French language in secondary schools in Ethiopia.

     Source: ENA

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  • Ethiopia cements economic ties with Turkey with $13.5 million salt manufacturing plant

    An Ethiopian- Turkish deal that mulled creation of a salt manufacturing industry has come to fruition with the establishment of a $13.5 million plant covering 50,000 square meters at the afar regional state of Ethiopia.

    Currently, the manufacturing company has the capacity to create more than 300 job opportunities. This figure will reach 8,000 when the company becomes operational at its full capacity.

    The company aims to provide iodized salt to local chemical industries, as well as meeting the local demand and bringing significant improvements to the export market.

    In terms of production, the factory has capacity to provide 1,000tn of iodized salt and up to 140,000tn of salt for industries on a daily basis.

    The Afar region is the major supplier of salt in Ethiopia, specifically Afdera, producing three-quarters of the country's total.

    Many studies indicate that more than 250,000tn of salt is consumed annually in Ethiopia.

    Source: Africabusinesscommunities

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  • Singapore inks bilateral agreements with Ethiopia

    Singapore inked bilateral tax, investment and air services agreements with Ethiopia, Mozambique and Nigeria at the Africa Singapore Business Forum (ASBF).

    International Enterprise (IE) Singapore also announced at the forum the establishment of its third overseas centre in Africa. Due to open in Nairobi, Kenya in 2017, the centre will give Singapore companies access to the fast-growing East Africa region.

    Singapore's Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry)  Iswaran signed an avoidance of double taxation agreement with Ethiopia, an investment treaty with Mozambique and an air services agreement with Nigeria.

    The bilateral agreements are expected to clarify the taxing rights of the signatory countries on all forms of income flows arising from cross-border business activities, create greater confidence for investors, and facilitate people-to-people flows.

    In a joint statement issued by the Ministries of Trade and Industry, Finance and Transport, Mr Iswaran said Singapore companies must venture beyond traditional overseas markets to seize opportunities in untapped countries in regions such as Africa.

    "Ethiopia, Mozambique and Nigeria are three fast-growing African economies and the agreements signed today signify commitment on the part of Singapore and the respective African governments to support trade, tourism and investment between our countries," he said.

    Source: Strait Times

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  • Ethio-Djibouti Rail Way To Start Full Service In September

    The railway project that stretches from Addis Ababa to Djibouti begins trial service yesterday. According to the information we obtained from the ministry of transport the railway will begin full service by the coming September.

    The ministry said the trial service is fully supplied by an electric power and all the trains have a technology that guarantees transportation under any circumstances of power cut or shortage. The ministry added the arrival of all trains which have a capacity of transporting 2,000 people once is secured.

    Source: ENA 

     

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  • Ethiopian Diaspora Raises Over $100K To Help Feyisa Lilesa

    Ethiopian distance runner Feyisa Lilesa, a silver medal winner at the Rio Olympics, made headlines around the world when he crossed his wrists above his head, making a symbol that has become the rallying cry for protests in the Oromia region of Ethiopia.

    That political gesture put the runner at grave personal risk, and now some in the Ethiopian diaspora want to help him.

    Solomon Ungashe of California is one of the three people who co-sponsored a gofundme account for the runner. Gofundme is an online crowdsourcing platform used to raise money for charitable and personal campaigns.

    Ungashe told VOA the athlete didn't initiate it or ask people to help him, but supporters figured it was necessary and, through the account, they have been able to raise more than $100,000 so far. Separately, they have sent three people who paid out-of-pocket to fly to Rio and provide support.

    "Feyisa did what he did to raise the bigger issue, but again he left everything that he has. This man is a person who apparently lives a comfortable life at home in Ethiopia, and he left all that behind," Ungashe said.

    Ungashe added that the money may be used to pay for an immigration lawyer to help the runner get a visa, as well as to facilitate his move to a new country. Ungashe hopes the runner will choose to resettle in the U.S.

    What’s next

    The silver medalist is now thinking about what is next for him and his family. He said he didn't celebrate much after crossing the finish line because some of his friends are in prison and some are dead.

    Government spokesman Getachew Reda, however, downplayed his concerns, saying the country plans a "heroic welcome" for him and his safety was guaranteed. Reda told a state-affiliated news channel that Lilesa will not face any problems for his political stance.

    "After all, this is an athlete who secured a silver medal for his country," he said, speaking to Fana Broadcasting Corporation.

    Skeptical of safety

    Henok Gabisa, a visiting academic fellow at Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia, said there is reason to doubt the government. He noted that the state-owned TV station in Ethiopia took pains not to show Lilesa's gesture during its Olympic coverage.

    Gabisa does not believe the government statement assuring Lilesa's safety can be trusted. "People who were killed, more than 500 Oromos and Amhara people who were killed, and maimed and imprisoned for showing the same gesture are still being killed. What unique reason do we have that Feyisa is not going to face the same predicament?" he told VOA.

    Ungashe shares similar concerns. He noted that after the government spokesman made the statement, the Oromia regional administration branch of the government — the Oromo People's Democratic Organization (OPDO), a group that supports the national government — used its website to accuse Lilesa of being used by "terrorists, by enemies of peace and enemies of development."

    "So who do you believe?" Ungashe said.

    Source: Fana Broadcasting Corporation.

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