Biden Administration Plans Visa Restrictions on Ethiopian Officials Over Tigray Imposing visa restrictions on officials signals the start of a major U.S. policy shift. By Robbie Gramer , a diplomacy and national security reporter at Foreign Policy . Ethiopian refugees from the Tigray conflict gather at Um Raquba refugee camp in Gedaref, eastern Sudan, on Feb. 19. HUSSEIN ERY/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES MAY 21, 2021, 12:34 PM U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration is planning to target Ethiopian and Eritrean officials with visa restrictions in an opening diplomatic salvo against Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government over atrocities committed in the country’s Tigray conflict, U.S. officials and congressional aides familiar with the matter tell Foreign Policy . The visa restrictions represent a potential turning point in U.S.-Ethiopian relations, which have steadily soured since a conflict erupted in the northern Tigray region of the country last November. The conflict has sp
Every community possesses distinctive social, cultural and traditional values. These values, sometimes, will have universal values and acceptance as their core ideas would have binding perceptual patterns and represent a large extent of groups; apart from their culture-specific values for that specific group. The Sidama People New Year festival, which is celebrated among the people of Sidama is one among the others in this regard. The holiday aside from its cultural values, it serves as a means to propagate peace and love, integrity and solidarity as well as environmental preservation and development. Recently, the, Sidama People New Year festival was organized here in Addis Ababa. Speaking on the occasion Adanech Abeiebe, Deputy Mayor of Addis Ababa City Administration said that Ethiopia has numerous breathtaking historical, cultural and traditional values. These national cultural values should be preserved and used for the tourism sector to gain significant economic value from the
On 7 May 2021, the Czech Development Agency announces a grant call for the submission of grant applications for the implementation of new projects under the bilateral ODA grant program " IMPROVING HEALTH, HYGIENE AND SANITATION IN WORED HAWASSA ZURIYA, SIDAMA REGION, ETHIOPIA " for 2021 The submitted project proposals will be prepared as four-year (for the period 2021-2024) and will be in accordance with the Bilateral Development Cooperation Program between the Czech Republic and Ethiopia (2018-23) and will aim to achieve the following sustainable development goals (SDGs): 2. Eradicate hunger, achieve food security and improve nutrition, promote sustainable agriculture 2.1 Eradicate hunger and ensure access for all people, especially the poor and vulnerable, including young children, to a safe, nutritious and adequate diet throughout the year 2.2 Eliminate all forms of malnutrition and achieve internationally agreed targets for the stunting and weight loss of c
HAWASSA--Urban and Land Related Property Registry and Information Agency and Sidama State Urban Development Construction Bureau jointly announced that they have been exerting efforts to put legal cadaster system on the parcels land of towns and cities. Recently, the Federal Agency prepared Media Tour to the Southern part of Ethiopia aiming at providing the community with adequate information about legal cadaster . Opening an event at Hawassa, the Federal Agency Public Relations and Communication Head Aragie Kibret said that the main purpose of the tour is to raise public awareness and solve land related problems in towns and cities of the nation. According to Aragie, registering, confirming, and servicing of legal cadaster to the residents is the main task of the agency to ensure effective utilization of land. In this regard, the Agency has been carrying out different activities on the issues of capacity building, providing land technologies, and awareness creation among the community.