Addis Youth, Women Mark 6th GERD Anniversary

[Ethiopian Herald] The Addis Ababa Youth and Sports, and Women and Children Affairs Bureau jointly marked the sixth anniversary of the launching of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) Wednesday.

[Ethiopian Herald] The Addis Ababa Youth and Sports, and Women and Children Affairs Bureau jointly marked the sixth anniversary of the launching of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Alert Launches Blended Leprosy, TB, HIV Training

[Ethiopian Herald] The All African Leprosy Rehabilitation and Training (ALERT) Centre yesterday started a blended training on Leprosy, TB and HIV via video conference for health workers in different parts of the country.

[Ethiopian Herald] The All African Leprosy Rehabilitation and Training (ALERT) Centre yesterday started a blended training on Leprosy, TB and HIV via video conference for health workers in different parts of the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Better Hygiene and Sanitation Goals

[Ethiopian Herald] Water is a lifeblood of all living things. To cater to the water demand for various purposes exploring and exploiting water sources and utilizing them safely and disposing the used water proper sewerage systems is vital. In addition …

[Ethiopian Herald] Water is a lifeblood of all living things. To cater to the water demand for various purposes exploring and exploiting water sources and utilizing them safely and disposing the used water proper sewerage systems is vital. In addition to quenching thirst and helping the prepare food preparing food water has a value for sanitation and hygienic purpose. Disregarding the standard and the cleanness of the water pose could pose health risks.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

OPDO’s Deep Reform Set to Bring Radical Change

[Ethiopian Herald] In his book Leaders’ Ladder, the Ghanaian writer Israelmore Ayivor states that “Leaders do not conform; they reform. If you conform, you are nurturing mediocrity. If you reform, you are breeding change.” This insight best describes t…

[Ethiopian Herald] In his book Leaders' Ladder, the Ghanaian writer Israelmore Ayivor states that "Leaders do not conform; they reform. If you conform, you are nurturing mediocrity. If you reform, you are breeding change." This insight best describes the recent scenario of the Oromia State leadership. Realizing the need for reform to come up with remedies for the discontent prevailing among the Oromo people due to leadership problem, the Oromo Peoples' Democratic Organization (OPDO) in the last four months has undergone a de

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Obiang Visits Assembly, Opposition Boycotts

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican opposition parties on Thursday boycotted the President of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang, when he visited the country’s parliament, the Assembly of the Republic.

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican opposition parties on Thursday boycotted the President of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang, when he visited the country's parliament, the Assembly of the Republic.

source: AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea

Corporation Takes Over Dams’ Management

[Ethiopian Herald] It has been a while since Ethiopia threw full weight to exploit its abundant but yet to be tapped water resource. While many dams completed and some other flagship projects are already in the pipeline. These dams are not only limited…

[Ethiopian Herald] It has been a while since Ethiopia threw full weight to exploit its abundant but yet to be tapped water resource. While many dams completed and some other flagship projects are already in the pipeline. These dams are not only limited to hydro-power generation but also for the extensive irrigation development.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Opinion: Opinion: Kuomboka Should Not Be Turned Into A Political Battleground

The Lozi people of Western Province will finally have their moment in the sunshine when the globally famed Kuomboka Ceremony makes a return to Barotseland since 2013. Understandably there is a lot of hype and anxiety over the Kuomboka Ceremony … Continued

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The Lozi people of Western Province will finally have their moment in the sunshine when the globally famed Kuomboka Ceremony makes a return to Barotseland since 2013. Understandably there is a lot of hype and anxiety over the Kuomboka Ceremony with even politicians positioning themselves to make political statements even by merely being present at the event. So anxious is the situation that the police have had to announce they will deploy over 600 officers to keep an eye on security. There is even talk of politicians angling in with politically calculated moves that has put some nervousness to the quiet natured people of Barotseland. Why should anybody want to turn the Kuomboka Ceremony into a political battleground? The people of Barotseland have waited for four years to have their moment in the sunshine, let not politics ruin their day. The sanctity of this ceremony in the Barotse scheme of things is too important to be ruined by politics. The peaceful nature of the ordinary Barotseland citizens should not be disturbed by politics. This is supposed to proudly display their culture and a moment when we all get to adorn the Musisi and Siziba (traditional Lozi outfits) that marks them out from everyone else. The people must not be anxious about being swarmed with 600 police officers as if there is imminent trouble. Granted Barotseland has undercurrents of turmoil over their age old demand for secession and also some subjects have revolted against the Litunga accusing him of incompetence but this is one moment to bring the people of Barotseland together and display the splendour of their traditions. Our call is that the general citizenry take the opportunity to sample the Barotse culture and learn from the westerners lessons on organizing a successful ceremony. It is also our call that after such a long wait to finally have the Kuomboka back on radar it will be a joyful occasion for the country. We are also mindful that quiet too often space has proved too small for President Edgar Lungu and his archrival United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema but we are hopeful that they can for once take the lead in quietening the atmosphere. Every year, the Barotse plains are invaded by the floods of higher levels that creep across the villages and pastures, compelling all the inhabitants to move to the plain’s margins, or indeed, in the hilly areas of the forest. The post Opinion: Opinion: Kuomboka Should Not Be Turned Into A Political Battleground appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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7 Minutes With UN Assembly General

[Ethiopian Herald] The President of the United Nations General Assembly Peter Thomson paid an official work visit to Ethiopia recently. During his stay the President met senior government officials of Ethiopia and heads of states at African Union to de…

[Ethiopian Herald] The President of the United Nations General Assembly Peter Thomson paid an official work visit to Ethiopia recently. During his stay the President met senior government officials of Ethiopia and heads of states at African Union to deal with the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), promote the broader agenda of the General Assembly, encourage Africa's high-level participation and voluntary commitments for the upcoming Ocean Conference in New York from 5 to 9 June of this year and info

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia