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Ethiopia To Establish Navy, Space And Cyber Forces As Part Of...

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AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia's Councils of Ministry have agreed on a new draft bill to reestablish a navy and to set up a cybersecurity and space force as part of the ongoing reforms in Defense Force structure.

Abu Dhabi Firm To Launch $2b Development Project In Ethiopia

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AFRICANGLOBE - The United Arab Emirates firm, the Eagle Hills, has launched an estimated $2 billion integrated community development project in Addis Ababa. The Ethiopia government will have 27 percent share in the project which includes malls, 4,000 apartment houses, three star hotels and recreation centres, according to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who launched the project Monday night.

Abiymania Is Sweeping Ethiopia

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AFRICANGLOBE - Abiy Ahmed, was appointed by the ruling party as Prime Minister in April this year. Since then, Ethiopians have been captivated almost romantically by Prime Minister Abiy. I spent many hours in Addis analysing the Ethiopian political situation, including Abiymania. But Abiy also enjoys widespread admiration across Africa.

Ethiopia’s Church In The Sky

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AFRICANGLOBE - If churches were assessed by their risk factor, Abuna Yemata Guh would be our new Sistine Chapel. Perched 650 feet above a steep cliff in Northern Ethiopia, visitors face a 45-minute climb up the cliff’s vertical face in order to access the precariously positioned church.

Ethiopia To Launch First Satellite In 2019

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AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia is set to launch its first earth observatory satellite in September 2019, joining a list of few African countries that have put the devices into orbit. There are 20 Ethiopian aerospace engineers involved in the satellite project. About 60 masters and PhD students are also taking part in research and training at the space institute as well as the

Ethiopia: Former Deputy Intelligence Chief Arrested

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AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia’s former deputy intelligence chief was arrested, Attorney General Berhanu Tsegaye said, the latest move targeting security officials for human rights abuses and corruption. 

Ethiopia Set To Become Africa’s Fastest Growing Economy In 2019

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AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia will grow 8.5 percent this fiscal year, which will end on July 7, 2019, according to the economic outlook for Africa, published by the International Monetary Funds (IMF). The second country in that indicator will be Rwanda with a predicted 7.8-percent growth, while Senegal will occupy the third position with 6.7 percent.

Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan Discuss Renaissance Dam

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AFRICANGLOBE - Water ministers of Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan met on Tuesday in capital Addis Ababa to discuss a report on a multi-billion dollar dam project on the Nile. In May, leaders of the three countries agreed to conduct an independent study with a team of experts in order to dispel worries on water flow of the $4.8 billion hydroelectric dams.

Ethiopia Marks The 121st Anniversary Of The Victory Over Colonization

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AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopians held a colorful event to mark the country’s victory on March 2nd, 1896 against European colonial powers (Italy) that made them become the only African country to defeat a colonial power and avoid colonization. ‘‘Our ancestors have made huge sacrifices to safeguard the sovereignty of the country and pass it on to existing generations,’ said Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome during an event in the capital, Addis Ababa.

Nile Basin Countries Using Diplomacy To Calm Tensions Over Ethiopian Dam

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AFRICANGLOBE - Five Nile Basin countries have moved to build bridges following an imminent falling out over the use of the Nile waters. The issue surfaced last October when former director general of external security of Uganda David Pulkol wrote in a report that Egypt had allegedly teamed up with Juba and Kampala to stop the construction of Ethiopia’s $4.7 billion Grand Renaissance Dam by any means.

Chaos In Somaliland Could Trigger Regional Conflict In East Africa

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AFRICANGLOBE - The broader conflicts around control of the Red Sea and its littorals are being played out in the new aspects of the transformation of the Republic of Somaliland, which dominates the southern coastline of the Red Sea mouth into the Indian Ocean, but which also remains internationally unrecognized. At its core, the collapse of governance in Somaliland — centered in its deep-seated corruption — has given strength to a number of factors relating solely to Somaliland itself.

Ethiopia’s Nile Dam Ready To Start Generating Power

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AFRICANGLOBE - Debrestion Gebremichael (Ph.D), board chairman of Office of Ethiopia's National Council for the Coordination of Public Participation on the Construction of the GERD held a press conference with journalists recently in which he announced that the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) would be ready for 1st phase power generation in a very short time.

Can Ethiopia’s Danakil Desert Reveal The Secret Of How Life Started...

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AFRICANGLOBE - Can life develop in the most extreme conditions on Earth? Scientists from France's National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) are trying to find out. It has led the first scientific expedition into the Dallol salt dome in the Danakil Desert in Ethiopia. At 128 metres below sea level, the site sits on a two-kilometre-thick layer of salt, the remains of an evaporated arm of the Red Sea, under which lies an active magma chamber.

Ethiopia Set To Launch Satellite Into Space

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AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia says it will launch a civilian satellite into orbit in three to five years to better predict weather conditions and for remote sensing activities inside the country. Ethiopia is among a number of African countries with growing space ambitions.

Ethiopian Parliament Approves Chinese Funding For Infrastructure Projects

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AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia's parliament on Tuesday approved three loan agreements worth over 380 million U.S. dollars made with the Chinese government and the Export-Import Bank of China to finance major infrastructure constructions in Ethiopia.

How Ethiopia Outflanked Egypt And Sudan On The Nile Dam

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AFRICANGLOBE - For many years Ethiopia wanted to build a big dam on the River Nile. The country, once a poster-boy for famine and poverty in the 1980s, had been quietly working on transforming its economy from one based on subsistence agriculture to one that manufactures things. To manufacture stuff you need cheap electricity. Ethiopia did not have enough of it. But to build a big dam on the Blue Nile, which supplies most of the water that flows on to Sudan and Egypt, meant facing obstacles and opposition from the two downstream countries. What followed is something truly remarkable.
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