Ethiopian News



Scholarships to South Sudanese Students in Ethiopia

The students who were selected from across the country by the Ministry of Education Science and Technology will pursue post graduate and PhD degrees at various universities in Ethiopia. Deputy Minister of Education Bol Makueng told reporters at Juba International Airport that the scholarships were awarded to students in all the ten states in South Sudan. “We have selected you from all the states and communities of South Sudan and when you go out to Ethiopia you are not only students, but also our ambassadors and as such any behavior that you display there is the behaviour and culture of a South Sudanese”, he told the students. ...



Gunmen kill dozens in attack on Kenya mine

At least 36 people have been killed in an attack on a stone quarry in Mandera, northern Kenya, local sources told Al Jazeera. Gunmen opened fire at the quarry in the early hours of Tuesday morning after separating Muslims and non-Muslims, sources said. The dead are reportedly miners who were working in the quarry, located just outside the town. Al Jazeeras Catherine Soi, reporting from Nairobi, said that the Red Cross was on the scene and that the military and army were heading to the site, which is just 5km from the border with Somalia. "We are being told that many of the people who work in the quarry are not from Somalia, but ...



Ethiopia plans to build 960000 houses in the next 10 years

Ethiopia plans to build 960,000 houses in the next 10 years, besides thousands of kilometers of roads and railways. Photo/Andualem Gessesse Everywhere you turn in Ethiopia, construction is ongoing roads, railways, and thousands of houses all led by the government with local or external funding. What are the short and long-term implications for the private sector? From thousands of kilometers of railways and highways to mega dams to tens of thousands of partially government-sponsored houses to cobblestone roads, Ethiopia is a nation under-construction. About a fifth of the 10.3 per cent growth registered in the 2013/14 budget year wa...



Court orders police to finalize its investigation of the Hannah case in 14 days

Addis Ababa City’s First Instance Court, Kirkos Bench ordered police to finalize its investigation into the abduction, gang rape and murder of Hanna Lalango. The court heard the case against the five suspected individuals in closed doors this morning, due to problems paused against the investigation by some media reports, the Court told Fana Broadcasting Corporate (fanabc.com). The court is also taking the safety of the suspects into consideration and decided to conduct the proceedings in closed doors. Police officers in charge of the investigation explained to the court that medical results of the victim has been analyzed but they n...



Ethiopia broke the record for the largest number of people tested for HIV

More than 3,000 people took part in a voluntary HIV testing which took less than eight hours yesterday in Gambella National Regional State commemorating World AIDS Day. The day is being celebrated with the theme “Getting to zero: zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS related deaths”. The prevalence of HIV in Ethiopia is currently 1.5%. Ethiopia broke the world record previously held by Argentina for the number of voluntary HIV tests (1,380) with more than three thousand people getting tested in Gambella. Read More at FBC



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