'Ethiopia, Somaliland Consolidating Bilateral Ties for Lasting Regional Peace, Development.'
Today's exclusive column guest goes by the name of Deputy Amb. Barkhad Mohamoud Kaariye, Somaliland Permanent Diplomatic Mission in Ethiopia. He is a Ph.D. Candidate in Governance, Development, and Peace at the United Nations University for Peace (UPEACE). Of late, he has made a short stay with The Ethiopian Herald intending to familiarize the general public with the nitty-gritty of the strong and mature relations of the two countries Ethiopia and Somaliland in a wide spectru
SOMALI REGION’S TWO YEARS OF TRANSITION: SUCCESSES AND SHORTCOMINGS
Somali region is one of the Ethiopia’s 10 regional states, the largest in land mass with an estimated population of 7-8 million, inhabited by the third largest ethnic group after Oromo and Amhara. And it is one of the least developed regions in the country. Since the British colony left the Ogaden region and Hawd area and ceded to Ethiopia on 23 September 1948 and 28 February 1955 respectively, the region has been embroiled in a war for independence and sovereignty. Narsullah
Ethiopia sees 80% spike in COVID-19 cases
Rise in number of infected people attributed to testing campaign launched 12 days ago Ethiopia on Wednesday announced an 80% increase in the number of people confirmed positive for coronavirus over the past 12 hours. With the new figures, COVID-19 cases in Ethiopia to date hit 32,700 with 572 deaths and 12,900 recoveries. Health Minister Lia Tadesse attributed the rise in the number of cases in the Horn of Africa nation to an ongoing testing campaign aiming to do 200,000 lab
Ethiopia sets cash holding limit to prevent 'hoarding'
Horn of Africa nation seeks to funnel cash in informal sector to digital cash transactions Ethiopia on Tuesday set a limit on the amount of cash a firm or individual could hold at any given time, blaming liquidity "hoarding" for placing undue pressure on the country's economy. In a statement, National Bank Governor Yinager Dessie announced the limit of 1.5 million Ethiopian birr ($42,400), saying that the government had "come to the realization that hoarding cash is significa
PROTESTS IN DEGEHABUR AFTER THE SHOOTING DEATH OF A YOUNG MAN BY POLICE; SOMALI REGION CHIEF SECURIT
Several hundred people took to the street in of Degehabur (Dhagaxbuur) city of Somali regional state today to protest against the shooting death of Mukhtar Yare (A.K.A Usama) by regional security forces. Protesters burned tyres and blocked inner city road in front of the police station and other parts of the city, two eye witnesses told Addis Standard. Dr. Hussien Kassim, Chief of Somali Regional State peace and security bureau, on his part told Addis Standard that the shooti
Tensions Rise Between Ethiopia's Former Leaders, Government
ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopia's Tigray Peoples' Liberation Front (TPLF), which ruled the country for three decades until 2018, has vowed to hold its own regional vote, an action the national government said would violate the constitution. The TPLF made its declaration after the government delayed this year's national election, citing the coronavirus pandemic. The standoff is increasing the risk of conflict, with the Tigray region holding military parades and refusing to back down. J
Ethiopians celebrate progress in building dam on Nile River
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopians are celebrating progress in the construction of the country’s dam on the Nile River, which has caused regional controversy over its filling. In joyful demonstrations urged by posts on social media and apparently endorsed by the government, tens of thousands of residents flooded the streets of the capital Addis Ababa on Sunday afternoon, waving Ethiopia’s flag and holding up posters. People in cars honked their horns, others whistled, pl
Ethiopia kicks off massive COVID-19 testing campaign
200,000 people to be tested under campaign over two weeks, says prime minister. Ethiopia on Sunday began a massive campaign against the novel coronavirus across the nation of more than 110 million people. The launch of the COVID-19 Prevention and Testing Campaign was announced late on Saturday by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. According to the campaign program, the country will test 200,000 people for the virus in the coming two weeks. "The country is better prepared with 45,000-