Stephen Hawking, modern cosmology’s brightest star, dies aged 76


Stephen Hawking, the brightest star in the firmament of science, whose insights shaped modern cosmology and inspired global audiences in the millions, has died aged 76. His family released a statement in the early hours of Wednesday morning confirming his death at his home in Cambridge. Hawking’s children, Lucy, Robert and Tim said in a …

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The Medieval Castle You’d Never Expect to Find in Ethiopia


The history of one of Ethiopia’s most fascinating buildings. As the story goes, Fasil Ghebbi started with a precocious buffalo. As far back as the 13th century, Ethiopian royalty was nomadic. They traveled around the country, living in temporary structures alongside their subjects. But Emperor Fasilidas wasn’t satisfied with wandering; he wanted a permanent capital …

Eritrea: Rights Abuses Continue Unabated | HRW


Repeated Human Rights Council resolutions have condemned “in the strongest terms” the “systematic, widespread and gross human rights violations” by the Eritrean government.  The Council has condemned violations including arbitrary detention, torture, sexual violence, religious oppression, denials of the rights of free expression and peaceful assembly. The Council has also expressed grave concern over the …

Ethiopia command post says 9 civilians killed by mistake


ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopian security forces mistakenly killed nine civilians in Moyale, located on the country’s southern border with Kenya, according to a command post established to oversee Ethiopia’s state of emergency. Five members of Ethiopia’s National Defense Forces involved in the killings have been disarmed and are under investigation, the command post stated. …

ETHIOPIAN ARMY TARGETS CIVILIANS IN MOYALE KILLING NINE, WOUNDING ABOVE A DOZEN. MARTIAL LAW COMMAND POST CALLS IT A MISTAKE, RESIDENTS DISPUTE


Addis Abeba March 11/2018 – At least nine civilians were shot to death on Saturday March 10 by members of the Ethiopian army in Moyale town, 790 km south of Addis Abeba, on the border between Ethiopia and Kenya. More than fifteen were also wounded, four of them critically. Members of the army responsible for …

ሩሲያ ለኢትዮጵያ የ162 ሚሊዮን ዶላር ዕዳ ሰረዘች


በተጨማሪም የኒውክሌር ቴክኖሎጅ ማዕከል ግንባታ፣ ትምህርት፣ ሳይንስና ቴክኖሎጅን ጨምሮ በተለያዩ ዘርፎች በጋራ መስራት በሚቻልበት አግባብ ላይ መምከራቸውንም ታውቋል። ሩሲያ ለኢትዮጵያ የ162 ሚሊየን ዶላር የእዳ ስረዛ ማድረጓን አስታወቀች። የኢፌዴሪ የውጭ ጉዳይ ሚኒስትር ዶክተር ወርቅነህ ገበየሁ ከሩሲያው የውጭ ጉዳይ ሚኒስትር ሰርጌ ላቭሮቭ ጋር ዛሬ በተወያዩበት ወቅት ሩሲያ የዕዳ ስረዛውን ማድረጓን አስታውቃለች፡፡ ሚኒስትሮች በውይይታቸው ወቅት በሁለትዮሽ፣ አህጉራዊና ቀጠናዊ …

ኢትዮጵያና ሩሲያ ለሰላማዊ ግልጋሎት የሚውል የኑውክሌር ሀይልን በጋራ ለማልማት ተስማሙ


ኢትዮጵያና ሩሲያ የንግድና ኢንቨስትመንት ግንኙነታቸውን ለማሳደግ መስማማታቸውን ገለጹ። አዲስ አበባ ፣ የካቲት 30 ፣ 2010 (ኤፍ ቢ ሲ) ኢትዮጵያና ሩሲያ የንግድና ኢንቨስትመንት ግንኙነታቸውን ለማሳደግ መስማማታቸውን ገለጹ። የኢፌዴሪ የውጭ ጉዳይ ሚኒስትር ዶክተር ወርቅነህ ገበየሁ ከሩሲያው የውጭ ጉዳይ ሚኒስትር ሰርጌ ላቭሮቭ ጋር ዛሬ ተወያይተዋል። ሚኒስትሮች በውይይታቸው ወቅት በሁለትዮሽ፣ አህጉራዊና ቀጠናዊ ጉዳዮች ላይ የመከሩ ሲሆን፥ ከውይይታቸው በኋላም የጋራ …

CHINA FLOODS AFRICA WITH NEEDED DOLLARS, STOKING US CONCERN


DJIBOUTI (AP) — The new electrified rail line snakes through the African desert, charting a course from a port along the Djibouti coast to Addis Ababa, the capital of land-locked Ethiopia. The Chinese built the railway, and part of the port, and the new military base next door. On the other end of the line, …

Egypt did not receive plans from Ethiopia on filling GERD


Egypt did not receive any notification from Ethiopia about filling the reservoir of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), an official source familiar with GERD negotiations told Al-Masry Al-Youm on Saturday. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that the technical negotiations have been halted since political unrest broke out in Ethiopia recently after …

Rosatom, Ethiopia, Sign MOU On Nuclear Power – (Nuclear Street)


Russian nuclear power giant Rosatom notched a third Memorandum of Understanding in the week concerning plans for export of nuclear power for peaceful purposes, this time signing with Ethiopian officials in a first-ever agreement between the two countries on nuclear power. The MOU was signed Wednesday by Ethiopian State Minister of Science and Technology Afework …