Tag Archives: Ethiopia

Morning News: Ethiopia Rebellion, Reining Crypto In, North Korean Wives

More than a year after a rebellion Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed promised to put down in weeks, the balance of power keeps shifting—and neighbouring states may soon be drawn in.

To the chagrin of libertarian crypto types, regulators are weighing in on an industry now worth trillions. And the fed-up North Korean wives earning more than their husbands.

Morning News: Ethiopia’s Civil War, Climate Change Summit, Winter Fashion

We discuss the conflict in the Tigray region ahead of the release of the first human rights report since the war began and get the latest from Cop26. Plus, the latest trade and economy news, and a look at what’s making the newspapers in Switzerland.

Political Analysis: World Shortages, Ethiopia’s President & China’s ‘Shein’

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, the world economy’s shortage problem, Abiy Ahmed against the world (9:39) and how fast-fashion label Shein models a new style of Chinese multinational (16:50).

Views: Journey Through Ethiopia In Eastern Africa

Ethiopia is one of Africa’s most beautiful and fascinating countries, and a surprising travel destination. From spectacular mountain landscapes and national parks to vast lakes and mysterious deserts. From incredible wildlife to intriguing historic landmarks. From vibrant, fast growing cities to small villages and tribal regions, steeped in culture and traditions. In this documentary style video, I will show you 10 beautiful places I visited, on a one-month journey through Ethiopia in 2019. I remember the smiles and welcoming attitude of the people, the incredible food, remarkable monuments, the stunning natural and urban landscapes. In all fairness, this was one of my best travels yet.

Morning News: Pfizer Booster, U.S. Immigration, Ethiopia Hunger Crisis

Who is eligible to get Pfizer’s COVID-19 booster shots? And why are certain Haitian migrants detained along the US-Mexico border being released while others are deported? Plus, new documents reveal the extent of Ethiopia’s hunger crisis.

Aerial Views: Ethiopia – Cities & Landscapes (4K)

Ethiopia, in the Horn of Africa, is a rugged, landlocked country split by the Great Rift Valley. With archaeological finds dating back more than 3 million years, it’s a place of ancient culture. Among its important sites are Lalibela with its rock-cut Christian churches from the 12th–13th centuries. Aksum is the ruins of an ancient city with obelisks, tombs, castles and Our Lady Mary of Zion church.

Morning News: Covid-19 Delta Variant, Ethiopian Conflict, 4th of July Films

The coronavirus’s Delta variant accounts for ever more infections; we ask about mutational surprises yet to emerge, and what can be done about them. 

The ousting of Ethiopia’s army from the Tigray region might precipitate far wider conflict—within the country and far beyond its borders. And ahead of the Fourth of July, we find no good films about the holiday. 

News: Top 5 Stories For June 21, 2021 (Reuters)

Five stories to know for June 21:

1. Democrats in the U.S. Senate this week will try to advance legislation setting new national election standards, seeking to counter voting-rights rollbacks that Republican legislatures are pursuing across the country.

2. Nine children and a young father were killed when a van and other vehicles slammed together on a rain-drenched Alabama highway during Tropical Storm Claudette.

3. A bipartisan infrastructure plan costing a little over $1 trillion has been gaining support in the U.S. Senate, but disputes continued over how it should be funded.

4. Western officials warned Tehran that negotiations to revive its nuclear deal could not continue indefinitely, after the sides announced a break following the election of a new hardline president in Iran.

5. Ethiopians voted in national and regional elections that the country’s prime minister has billed as proof of his commitment to democracy after decades of repressive rule in Africa’s second-most populous nation.

Morning News Podcast: Israel-Hamas Cease Fire, China Communist Party

After 11 days of fierce fighting, Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire beginning in the early hours of Friday morning. But will the quiet last? In July, China’s Communist Party will mark the 100th anniversary of its victory in the revolution that brought it to power. 

But it’s not easy for a dictatorship to celebrate a revolt. And, we look back at the life of Asfaw Yemiru, an Ethiopian educator who transformed the lives of more than 120,000 children.

World News Podcast: Ethiopia Clash, Typhoon In Philippines, Covid In U.S.

Radio News 24/7 reports: Fighting escalates in Ethiopia, flooding from a typhoon in the Philippines kills dozens and surging Covid-19 cases in the U.S.