Tag: ethiopia

Girl Summit to take up Ethiopian ‘maid trade,’ child brides

Girl Summit to take up Ethiopian ‘maid trade,’ child brides

| July 24, 2014

(GIN)—At an upcoming “Girl Summit” this week in London, the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) will speak out against a growing trend of young girls pushed to marry at 14 and then swiftly divorced, trapped in a cycle of child labor in order to send money to their parents in Ethiopia. The UK-based ODI will warn […]

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Zakes Mda pleads for release of Eskinder Nega, pro-democracy scribe

Zakes Mda pleads for release of Eskinder Nega, pro-democracy scribe

| November 7, 2013

(GIN)—South African author Zakes Mda is urging Africans to step up and protest the lengthy sentence meted out to Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega for his pro-democracy writings that offended the government. Mda, a novelist, poet and playwriting, is the son of A.P. Mda, a “guiding light” in the founding of the Pan African Congress. Nega, who […]

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Wind power generates energy in Ethiopia

Wind power generates energy in Ethiopia

| November 3, 2013

(GIN)—In the latest development of energy from “renewables” such as solar and wind, the Ashegoda Wind Farm was launched Oct. 26 in Tigray state, Ethiopia. It follows a plan to create a “climate resilient’ economy by 2025. Africa’s second most populous country has been plagued by frequent blackouts. The new energy capacity supplements hydropower from […]

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In political shuffle, Mulatu Teshome named new Ethiopian president

In political shuffle, Mulatu Teshome named new Ethiopian president

| October 15, 2013

(GIN)—Former diplomat Mulatu Teshome was sworn in this week for a six-year term as president—a largely symbolic and ceremonial post. Real power rests in the hands of the Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn. Mulatu, a 57-year-old economist, was Ethiopia’s ambassador to Turkey until his appointment. He replaces 88-year-old Girma Wolde-Giorgis, who served from 2001 until now. It […]

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