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Over 217 Ethiopians Receives Sight-Restoring Eye Transplants

Over 217 Ethiopians Receives Sight-Restoring Eye Transplants

In the current fiscal year, 217 blind individuals in Ethiopia have received eye transplants, resulting in the restoration of their vision. Habtamu Taye, Deputy Director General of the Ethiopian Blood and Tissue Bank Service, reported that in the past eleven months alone, 217 people underwent eye lens transplant procedures. The donated eye lenses from volunteers were distributed to various medical institutions responsible for performing the transplants. The donations were made after conducting preliminary tests to screen for diseases that could be transmitted through the eyeballs. Additionally, 445 individuals have pledged to donate their eye lenses posthumously, although the number of…
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President of Somalia Accuses Ethiopia of Avoiding Negotiations

President of Somalia Accuses Ethiopia of Avoiding Negotiations

In a recent address to the House of Representatives, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed accused Somalia of seeking mediation from other countries instead of directly engaging with Ethiopia. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of Somalia responded, stating that Ethiopia is not ready to resolve the diplomatic tensions between the two nations through dialogue. During his opening speech at the National Council on Saturday, July 6, 2024, President Mohamud emphasized his government's desire to ease the diplomatic strain with Ethiopia. However, he expressed frustration, stating that Ethiopia has shown no willingness to engage in dialogue. This statement came after Prime Minister Abiy…
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Ethiopia: Turkey-led Talks with Somalia Go beyond Port Deal

Ethiopia: Turkey-led Talks with Somalia Go beyond Port Deal

Ambassador Nebiyu Tedla, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, provided an update on current diplomatic issues. Among the topics addressed, the negotiations between Ethiopia and Somalia in Turkey’s capital, Ankara, emerged as the most significant. The second round of Ethiopian-Somali negotiations, facilitated by Turkey, commenced in Ankara and is set to continue on September 2, 2024. When asked about the potential for external interference in these negotiations, Ambassador Nebiyu emphasized Ethiopia’s historical commitment to safeguarding its national interests. “Ethiopia has always negotiated to protect its national interests and has never surrendered to foreign interventions,” he stated.…
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HRW Urges Actions on Human Rights Violations in Amhara

HRW Urges Actions on Human Rights Violations in Amhara

HRW Urges Ethiopia's International Partners to Turn on their Eyes on Human Rights Violations in Amhara Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on Ethiopia's international partners to stop turning a blind eye to the ongoing human rights violations in the Amhara region. In a recently released report, HRW has highlighted the serious and widespread abuses committed by government security forces, particularly in restricting access to health services. The report, which covers a period from August 2023 to May 2024, details how security forces have systematically targeted health facilities, preventing the people of the Amhara region from receiving essential medical care.…
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Ethiopian Airlines Commences New Service to Warsaw, Poland

Ethiopian Airlines Commences New Service to Warsaw, Poland

Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest network operating carrier, is pleased to announce the commencement of its four times-weekly new flight services to Warsaw, the capital and largest city of the Republic of Poland, via Athens as of 01 July 2024. The flight departed from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport in a colorful ceremony attended by the Ambassador of Poland to Ethiopia, Ethiopia’s high ranking government officials and Ethiopian Airlines’ executives. The new flight marks a significant milestone for Ethiopian Airlines' network expansion in Europe, enhancing global connectivity and promoting commerce and tourism. The flight will continue operation according to the below…
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Ethiopia and Somalia Begin Negotiations in Ankara

Ethiopia and Somalia Begin Negotiations in Ankara

Ethiopia and Somalia have initiated negotiations in Ankara. Turkey has begun mediating between Ethiopia and Somalia, whose relations have recently deteriorated. According to Reuters, citing sources close to the matter, the negotiations are taking place in the Turkish capital, Ankara. However, neither the Turkish government nor the representatives from Ethiopia and Somalia have yet confirmed these reports. Somalia media outlets have reported that a delegation led by the country's Foreign Minister, Ahmed Mualim Feqi, departed for Turkey yesterday. Nonetheless, Somalia's Foreign Ministry has not confirmed this information. Similarly, an official from Ethiopia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has declined to comment…
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Ten Ethiopian selected for Seeds for the Future 2024 Program

Ten Ethiopian selected for Seeds for the Future 2024 Program

Huawei hosted a farewell event for the Ethiopian students who will be attending the Huawei Seeds for the Future 2024 training program. The program will be held in Morocco from July 1st to 10th, 2024, and ten students from Ethiopia’s eight public universities will attend. During the occasion, Solomon Soka, state minister to the Ministry of Labor and Skills, mentioned that such information and communication technology training helps young generations develop their skills and knowledge in the field, enhancing their career prospects and opening up new job opportunities. He also acknowledged Huawei for providing such skill-boosting training annually. Huawei East…
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Introducing the Ultimate Smartphone for Photography: Meet the TECNO CAMON 30 Pro 5G

Introducing the Ultimate Smartphone for Photography: Meet the TECNO CAMON 30 Pro 5G

In the dynamic world of smartphone technology, TECNO continues to push the envelope with its latest release, the CAMON 30 Pro 5G. This cutting-edge device is designed to redefine mobile photography, offering a host of features that promise to elevate your visual storytelling to new heights. The CAMON 30 Pro 5G sets a new standard for night photography with the revolutionary Sony IMX890 50MP OIS main camera. Capture the poetry of the night with Sony's flagship imaging marvel, designed to bring the beauty of nocturnal scenes to your fingertips. With a super-large aperture and state-of-the-art optical stabilization technology, you can…
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Ethio-Djibouti Railway Appoints New CEO

Ethio-Djibouti Railway Appoints New CEO

Engineer Daniel H/Michael has been appointed as the CEO of Ethio-Djibouti Railway (EDR). Previously serving as the Chief Technical Officer of EDR, Engineer Daniel H/Michael has now taken on the role of acting CEO. This appointment was made by the Chairman of the Board of Ethio-Djibouti Railway, Minister of Mines Habtamu Tegegn. He replaces Abdi Zenebe, the former CEO of the Ethio-Djibouti Railway Joint Stock Company and the reason for Abdi Zenebe’s departure remains unclear. In the past nine months, the Ethio-Djibouti Railway Transport Joint Stock Company has earned over 2.4 billion birr from passenger and freight services. The railway…
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China Graduates BA Degree Students Taught in Amharic

China Graduates BA Degree Students Taught in Amharic

On June 28, 2024, China celebrated the graduation of undergraduate students who were taught in Amharic, the national language of Ethiopia, in Beijing. This milestone event was held at Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU). BFSU, known for its diverse language programs, saw its first cohort of Amharic language students graduate yesterday. Representatives from the Ethiopian Embassy in China attended the ceremony, highlighting the significance of this achievement. The Embassy expressed gratitude to BFSU for offering Amharic language courses, emphasizing that this initiative will strengthen the cultural and interpersonal connections between Ethiopia and China. Beijing Foreign Studies University is the only…
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