Environment

Meteorological Institute Forecasts Heavy Rain in Ethiopia

Meteorological Institute Forecasts Heavy Rain in Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Meteorological Institute has announced that there will be heavy rainfall in Ethiopia over the next ten days, particularly in the initial days. The institute predicts widespread rains in both quantity and distribution, leading to humid weather ranging from light to heavy rains in the southwest, west, and northwest regions of Ethiopia on a daily basis. In the coming days, substantial rainfall is expected in various areas of the Oromia region, including East and West Welega, Kelem Welega, Horo Guduru Welega, Buno Bedele, Jimma, Ilubabor, Borena, East Borena, Guji, and West Guji, as well as Bale. In the Amhara…
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Ethiopia Charges $15,000 for Sport Hunting

Ethiopia Charges $15,000 for Sport Hunting

Ethiopia is now charging up to $15,000 for sport hunting. Visitors from all over the world are drawn to Africa for wildlife hunting, with Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and South Africa being prime destinations. Ethiopia also offers legal hunting of wild animals, as managed by the Ethiopian Wildlife Development and Protection Authority, which has developed a comprehensive system for this purpose. Daniel Worku, head of the wildlife use desk at the authority, told Al-AIN that legal wildlife hunting is conducted in four Ethiopian regions: Oromia, Afar, Somali, and southern Ethiopia. The country allows the hunting of 54 species, including lions, tigers,…
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Ethiopian Airlines Group to Manage New Legacy Lodges via Skylight Hotel

Ethiopian Airlines Group to Manage New Legacy Lodges via Skylight Hotel

Ethiopian Airlines Group Assumes Management Role for Ethiopia's New Legacy Lodges through Ethiopian Skylight Hotel Ethiopian Airlines Group, Africa’s leading airline, is pleased to announce that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with the Prime Minister's Office for the management and operation of the 'Dine for Ethiopia' lodges under Ethiopian Skylight Hotel in a warm ceremony held in Addis Ababa. Under the terms of this strategic partnership, Ethiopian Skylight Hotel will assume responsibility for operating and managing the astonishing Chebera Churchura Elephant Paw Lodge, Halala Kella Lodge, Gorgora Ecolodge and Wonchi EcoLodge. The partnership aims to elevate the tourism…
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Floods Threaten Displacement of One Million Citizens in Ethiopia

Floods Threaten Displacement of One Million Citizens in Ethiopia

According to the Disaster Risk Management Commission, approximately one million people in Ethiopia are at risk of displacement due to floods. Ethiopia experiences three distinct seasons, with autumn being one of them, lasting four months. This season serves as the primary rainy period for the southern half of the country. During the autumn season, spanning from February to May, regions such as Somali, Guji, Borena, Sidama, South Ethiopia, and southwestern Ethiopia typically receive 55 percent of their annual rainfall. However, it also acts as the secondary rainy season for East and South Tigray, North and South Wolo zones, Amhara, Oromia…
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ILO Reveals 70% of Global Workers at Risk from Climate Change

ILO Reveals 70% of Global Workers at Risk from Climate Change

The health consequences of climate change can include cancer, cardiovascular disease, respiratory illnesses, kidney disfunction and mental health conditions. A “staggering” number of workers, amounting to more than 70 per cent of the global workforce, are likely to be exposed to climate-change-related health hazards, and existing occupational safety and health (OSH) protections are struggling to keep up with the resulting risks, according to a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO). The report, Ensuring safety and health at work in a changing climate, says that climate change is already having a serious impact on the safety and health of workers in…
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Climate Change: Over 250,000 Annual Deaths Projected in Africa

Climate Change: Over 250,000 Annual Deaths Projected in Africa

Recent projections suggest that over 250,000 lives could be lost annually in Africa due to the escalating effects of climate change. The urgency of this crisis was underscored at a recent forum convened in Addis Ababa by the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance, in collaboration with esteemed organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the African Health and Research Foundation (AMREF), and the Ministry of Health Ethiopia. The forum brought together a diverse array of stakeholders, including climate change experts, health professionals, policymakers, and institutional leaders, to address the multifaceted challenges posed by climate change. Dr. Mithika Mwenda, the Executive…
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Kenya Warns of Reassessing Energy Deal with Ethiopia

Kenya Warns of Reassessing Energy Deal with Ethiopia

Ethiopia's burgeoning energy sector has been pivotal in supplying electricity to several East African nations, including Sudan, Djibouti, and Kenya. The Ethiopian government is actively exploring opportunities to expand its energy exports to additional countries through ongoing feasibility studies. In recent developments, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's visit to Tanzania resulted in the signing of an agreement for the sale of 400 MW of energy, underscoring Ethiopia's commitment to regional energy cooperation. However, concerns have arisen in Kenya following a court decision that imposes restrictions on further energy agreements without thorough examination of existing contracts. This decision was prompted by concerns…
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Britain Cuts Off Tariffs to Ethiopian Flowers

Britain Cuts Off Tariffs to Ethiopian Flowers

Britain has announced a significant policy change regarding the importation of Ethiopian flowers, allowing them to enter the country duty-free. The British Trade Commission issued a statement lifting the 8 percent tax previously imposed on traders importing flower products into the UK, effective from April 11, 2024. This decision marks a pivotal moment for both British and East African economies. John Humphrey, the British Trade Commissioner, highlighted the positive implications of this move, emphasizing that tax-free imports will not only benefit flower producers and traders in East African countries but also stimulate flower production in Britain. Humphrey emphasized the mutual…
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THE VOICE OF THE LANDSCAPE

THE VOICE OF THE LANDSCAPE

Tukusanyukidde! "this Ugandan phrase that translates to "welcome "in English is a warm and inviting greeting that embodies the hospitality and openness of the Baganda people. In the enchanting land of Uganda, nature parents a breathtaking masterpiece. From the lush green landscapes, greeneries, melodious echoes from the parks, the natural havens that home an orchestra of wildlife, the awe-inspiring falls, and the rich tradition of the Baganda people, these are just a few examples of the extraordinary diverse tapestry of Uganda's tourism awaiting with open arms for your eager exploration! Uganda, often hailed as the "Pearl of Africa," a term…
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Ethiopia Braces for Potential Floods crisis in Multiple Regions

Ethiopia Braces for Potential Floods crisis in Multiple Regions

Autumn rains are set to intensify across various regions of Ethiopia in the coming days, posing a risk of flash floods in many areas. The Ethiopian Meteorological Institute has issued a forecast indicating a significant increase in rainfall over the next 10 days, particularly in regions known for autumn crop cultivation. According to the institute, light to moderate rainfall is expected to blanket a wide expanse of autumn growing areas. However, areas such as East Showa, Addis Ababa, East Amhara, Harar, Diredawa, and Aisha of Somali region are anticipated to experience heavy rainfall, potentially leading to flash floods due to…
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