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  • Irish Aid grants additional €2 million funding to drought relief efforts in Ethiopia

    Ireland's €2 million funding announcement brings the country's total contribution to meeting the urgent needs of those affected by drought to €5.5 million this year.The Minister for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation Seán Sherlock has announced that the Irish Government will contribute an additional €2 million to the international response to the drought in Ethiopia.

    Ethiopia is currently facing a severe drought.According to the Ethiopian Government, an estimated 8.2 million people will need food aid this year.



    Ireland, through its development cooperation program Irish Aid, supports the Ethiopian government in building its humanitarian capacity and a social protection system capabilities. This enables Ethiopia to identify and respond to crises early, which saves lives and protects the livelihoods of those most affected by the impacts of severe drought and climate change.   In addition, Ireland is providing over €26 million through  bilateral aid program in Ethiopia to address poverty, vulnerability and hunger.Ireland is involved in many long term development programs aimed at helping vulnerable rural communities to adapt to the challenges posed by climate change.

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  • ሃዘንን መቋቋም የሚያስችሉ ዘዴዎች

    በህወታችን ውስጥ ትልቅ ቦታ የምንሰጣቸው እና መልካም አቀጣጫን በመጠቆም ትልቅ አስተዋጽኦ ያበረከቱልን ሰዎች አሉ ይኖራሉም፡፡ የቤተሰብ አባል ፤ የልብ ጓደኛ ወይም አርአያ የሆኑን በልባችን አግዝፈን የምናያቸው ምግባራቸው ያስከበራቸው ሰዎችን ለምሳሌ ያህል መጥቀስ ይቻላል፡፡ በመወለድ ወደ ህይወት መምጣት እንዳለ ሁሉ የማይቀረው ህልፈተ ህይወት አለና በሞት ሲለዩን የሚሰማንን የቅስም መሰበር፤ የቁጭት፤ የጥፋተኝነት ፤ የጸጸት፤ የንዴት፤ የናፍቆት አልፎ ተርፎም የመንኮታኮትና የውድቀት ስሜት በግርድፉ ለማጠቃለል ያህል የሃዘን ስሜት ብለን እንጠራዋለን፡፡ የሰው ልጅ እንደ ጸባዩ ይህንን የሃዘን ስሜት የሚያመጡበት ገጠመኞችና ሁኔታዎች የተለያዩ ሲሆኑ የስሜቱም ጥልቀት እና ቆይታ ጊዜ የዚያኑ ያህል ይለያያል፡፡ በዚህ ጽሑፍ የሃዘን ስሜትን መቋቋም የምንችልባቸውን ጥቂት ዘዴዎችን እንመለከታለን፡፡


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  • Why Does Gender Based Violence Relate To Women?


    “I was once talking to a black man about gender”, the famous Nigerian author Chimamanda Adiche said, “and he said to me, “Why do you have to say ‘my experience as a woman’? Why can’t it be ‘my experience as a human being’?” Now, this is the same man who would often talk about his experience as a black man.”

    Most people tend to have the same question that man had for Chimamanda. Why does it have to be about gender? Why do you have to call rape or domestic violence “Gender Based Violence” or “Violence Against Women”? Why can’t it be just ‘violence’? Why do you have to make it gender issue? True, it is a human right but we need to be specific about certain things. The name comes from the attribute of the problem.

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  • Ethiopian entrepreneurs struggle as command economy soars


    In Ethiopia, where state spending rather than private enterprise has been the driving force behind double-digit economic growth, tech entrepreneurs like Araya Lakew feel stuck in the slow lane.

    Five years ago, the 34-year-old spotted a niche for a website matching buyers and sellers of second-hand cars in a nation where prices often rise even as vehicles age because of high tariffs on imports.

    His website, Mekina.net, receives 316,000 hits a month and adds 20 cars a day to its sales list but he has struggled to expand beyond the capital because of poor Internet penetration and a ropy mobile network run by state monopoly Ethio Telecom.

    "We are only touching a tiny surface of the market," Araya told Reuters. "We try to optimise what we have as there are a lot of obstacles to growth."

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  • Ethio-Djibouti railway line begins carrying wheat from Port Djibouti


    Habesha2day.com The new Ethio-Djibouti railway line has begun carrying wheat from Port Djibouti to Adama town today.

    Additional wheat, which the government of Ethiopia had bought for people affected by the El Nino-driven drought, has reached at Port Djibouti.

    The Ethio-Djibouti railway project, linking Addis Ababa with the port of Djibouti, is being built in two sections in Ethiopia - the first segment extends from Sebeta–Meiso, while the second one extends from Meiso-Dewele.

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