Ethiopian News

  • Ethiopia likely to name new Walias coaching staff, technical committee


    (Andegna.com) Coach Yohannes Sahle and his assistants are likely to be sacked despite rumors and Ethiopian Football Federation has not given official confirmation about the issue.

    Federation’s executive committee has been in and out of meetings over the last recent weeks until rumors hit on Wednesday evening that the committee has decided to dismiss Walias coaching staff and national technical committee. Yohannes and his coaching staff that include his assistants, Fasil Telkalign and Ali Redi has been also dissolved, according to sources close to the ongoing meet.     

    Although, with no any official confirmation about the issue, according to Wondimkun Alayou, Federation’s Public Relations Head and acting Secretary, the Federation want to remain impartial about the issue until it has set give official confirmation.

    In the meantime, Yohannes has been insisting that he has been in a better record with team, but Walias finished bottom even at the African Nations Championship CHAN 2016 Rwanda hosted at group stage fixture despite the nation’s expectation of earning better result with the team.

    The coach has been also strongly disclaiming criticism as “opinionated”, however, recently Yohannes was reported to felt frustrated that his position was no longer tenable with the team inside the Federation followed by devastating loss against Algeria. 

    (Image: coach Yohannes Sahle with his assistant/ Soka.com)


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  • Donor capitals visit commences on El Niño-induced drought crisis in Ethiopia


    Ethiopia Government and Humanitarian partners kick off donor capital visits to raise awareness on the urgent need for increased funding for Ethiopia’s El Niño-induced droughts, said the UN.

    The visit commenced from Oslo yesterday April 26, to Geneva April 27 expected to be conclude with visits to Washington and New York on April 28 – May 5.

    Ethiopia’s 2016 Humanitarian Requirement Document (HRD) seeks USD 1.4 billion to respond to needs of at least 10.2 million people affected by the drought, the Government of Ethiopia is one of the largest donors, and together with the international community has raised an estimated USD 800 million so far, but critical life-saving gaps remain across all sectors.  

    “We plan to discuss with the targeted donor capitals the need for the mobilization of additional resources and the importance of balancing support with an emphasis on basic service delivery and economic transformation. The drought crisis in Ethiopia today makes the case for investing now to protect development gains,” said Ethiopia’s Commissioner for National Disaster Risk Management Mitiku Kassa.

    “Through the visits, we hope to raise awareness of the scale and scope of the current El Niño-induced drought in Ethiopia and the urgent need for funding, while also promoting the innovative ways the country is harmonizing development and humanitarian agendas for maximum impact in responding to the current drought,” UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator to Ethiopia, Ahunna Eziakonwa-Onochie said.  

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  • National exams postponed in Amhara, Oromia

    (by Andegna Tube) National examinations of grade 8, 10 and 12 have been postponedin some schools of Amhara and Oromia regions in Ethiopia.

    There have been interruption of regular classes due to the El-Nino induced drought and the recent conflict in Oromia region which set delay to the three major national examinations in the regions, according to Ministry of Education.

    In Oromia alone, 581 school students rally contributing for the unrest, Minister of Education, Shiferaw Shigutie told the parliament on Thursday. He said, students were advised to sit for the exams after continuance of the regular classes for sometimes, and the students responded that they are ready for exams, however, he said the ministry decided to give exams after some regular and extra classes are delivered.

    There are 13 thousand schools and about 8.6 million students in Oromia region, where the recently conflict was triggered after government’s Addis Ababa–Oromia integrated master plan which implementation has been suspended.

    Over 500 thousand Birr has been allocated for the regular national examinations which is expected to start within months at national level. 

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  • Teddy Afro coming with new music album, book

    (by Andegna Tube) Famed Teddy Afro is coming with a new music album and more a book of his work. However the singer recently announced on his official facebook page that he is coming with a new music album, according to our close source, Teddy has also finished his book containing ‘informal essays and/or tells’.

    “I am finishing my new album. God willing, I will let you know the date to be released soon. I’m hopeful that you will like as I liked it,” Teddy updated his fans via his facebook page on Monday.     

    The Ethiopian pop and reggae star has been denied major concerts at home. He had a 1.3 million Birr deal with Habesha Weekly plc, an event organizer, for a concert which was expected to stage at Ghion Hotel in Addis last…

    The concert has been canceled due to matters over official consent. However, the Organizer was optimistic enough to get the permission from the Addis Ababa City Administration, until the final minutes, to stage the concert expected to join over 5000 people.

    Two of the artist’s expected stages were also canceled, at the Laphto Mall planned for the Ethiopian New Year eve and at Ghion Hotel for Mesqel holiday eve in September .  


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  • Drought slower Ethiopia's economic growth in 2016: IMF

    (by Andegna Tube) Drought has an impact on Ethiopia's economy this year at 4.5 percent growth forecast despite last year it was one of the fastest growing economies in the world at 10.2 percent, according to the International Monetary Fund report.

    Ethiopia's government has been forecasting fast economic growth to continue as part of its mid-term Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP) success stories, however, El Nino induced drought and thus emergency needs is putting significant impact to the nation's macroeconomy.

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) economic growth forecasts for Africa have been also revised downwards, in line with a less rosy view of global economic performance, reports BBC.

    In its latest report IMF says that growth in sub-Saharan Africa's economy this year "is expected to remain weak" at 3 percent, which is lower than forecast last year.

    The continent's oil exporting countries - especially Angola and Nigeria - have been particularly hard hit by a fall in the oil price. Forecasts have been dramatically revised downwards for Nigeria. The economy is now expected to grow by 2.3 percent this year as opposed to 4.1 percent, a figure predicted by the IMF in January.

    Ghana is one of the positive stories - with the economy due to grow at 4.5 percent this year. The IMF says that Ghana is emerging from problems caused by power shortages.

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