Monthly Archives: December 2016

Will Trump’s Anti-immigrant Rhetoric Discourage Foreign Students?

For the first time, the number of international students in the United States topped 1 million over the past year, according to a report by the Institute for International Education …

ETHIOPIA: OROMO LEADER DENIES TERRORISM LINKS, REMANDED TILL JAN 28

Dr Merera Gudina, a leading opposition figure and Chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), has denied charges of terrorist links the Ethiopian government accuses him of.

His lawyers said …

Nigeria’s Leader Vows to Pursue Peace with Niger Delta Militants

ABUJA, NIGERIA � Nigeria's government will seek a lasting peace settlement with militants in the oil-producing southern Niger Delta region in 2017, President Muhammadu Buhari said in a New Year's …

UN Names Warsame as Director for Global Emergencies

The United Nations has confirmed that a Somali-born official who has been doing humanitarian work for 25 years will be the UNHCR's director for global emergencies, staff security, safety and …

ETHIOPIA PARLIAMENT APPROVES LOAN AGREEMENTS WITH CHINA FOR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

Ethiopia's parliament has approved three loan agreements worth over 380 million U.S. dollars made with the Chinese government and the Export-Import Bank of China to finance major infrastructure constructions in …

China to Shut Down Ivory Trade by End of 2017

China says it will end its ivory trade and shut down its ivory processing by the end of next year.

The State Council, China's cabinet, said in a statement Friday, …

WORLD BANK FUNDS NEW PROJECT IN ETHIOPIA TO IMPROVE CONDITIONS FOR REFUGEES

A new World Bank-funded project in Ethiopia promises to improve living conditions for refugees camped across five regional states of the country, which is hosting more than 733,000 people whi …

ETHIOPIA TO CREATE EFFECTIVE EXTENSION SERVICES SYSTEM TO SUPPORT SMALLHOLDERS

The Ethiopian Society of Rural Development and Agricultural Extension (ESRDAE) is working to create a highly effective extension system to fulfill the promise of sustainably improving the livelihoods of smallholders …