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Lake Hawassa | ሀዋሳ ሀይቅ @Selam Ethiopia short documentary film 2021

News Analysis: As Electoral Board announces more results, ruling party leads in Oromia, SNNP, Sidama regions, Opposition leads in Amhara region

Addis Abeba, July 07/2021 – The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) on Monday announced election in more continuities in both Oromia and Amhara regional states. In addition, the NEBE announced results in a number of constituencies in both Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples and Sidama regional states.  In Amhara region, the opposition still holds the lead as a total number of 8 seats of which 5 are for the House of People’s Representatives and 3 are for the regional council. National Movement of Amhara (NaMA) won 3 seats in the HoPR including the seat for Bahir Dar constituency and will be representing the regional capital at the federal parliament. The seat went to Desealegn Chanie (PhD), the party’s former chairman. However the ruling party leads in regional council as they have won 2 seats out of the 3 announced seats.  In Oromia where the ruling Prosperity Party (PP), New Generation, Ethiopian citizens for Social Justice (Ezema) ran most candidates for various cons

Hawassa Industrial Park Earns $114mJuly 3 , 2021

The country's largest industrial park has managed to bring in over 114 million dollars in revenue so far this year. Manufacturers at Hawassa Industrial Park, which began operating in January 2017, are mainly engaged in exporting textile and garment products. The Park holds twenty-three textile companies from the US, China, India, and Sri Lanka as well as six local manufacturers. Global brands like Calvin Klein, Levi's and H&M are among those that source products from the 37 factory sheds at the Park. The Park runs a one-stop-shop service centre to avail easy access to government services to investors and employs a Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) system that enables it to recycle 90pc of water disposed of through its sewage system.

IN DEPTH ANALYSIS: AS THE SIDAMA STATE PREPARES FOR ITS FIRST YEAR ANNIVERSARY, A LOOK AT PAST CHALLENGES, FUTURE PLANS

By Etenesh Abera @EteneshAb Addis Abeba, July 03/2021 – Sidama Liberation Movement (SLM) is one of the oldest political parties in the country formed during the Derg era to fight for the right to self-determination for Sidama people. The Derg regime at that time answered the demands of the Sidama people like its neighbouring people by using force to quell their demands. Forceful induction of children into the national army, the mechanism of village formation and other related methods explained by adherence to the socialist ideology, led the people of Sidama to rebel against the Derg government. The term ‘ Ejeetoo’ was introduced at the time to distinguish youth fighting against the regime from the rest.  In 1978 a year before the official formation of SLM in Somalia, Sidama fighters and Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) fighters entered an agreement to fight beside each other due to shared political, social and economic interests of the two people. From 1979 – 1983 heavy fighting was going