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  • The Guns of an Emperor

    10/23/2020 5:17:26 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/23/20 | F Jardim
    Royal Tiger Imports brings Ethiopia’s Arsenal to America - If you don’t know by now, Royal Tiger Imports is offering for sale some of the rarest late 19th century to mid-20th century military rifles and carbines to ever make their way to the collector market. What makes them really significant is not so much the types of weapons available, as it is their remarkable and undisputable provenance to Ethiopia. One of the least studied and most important military powers in Africa, Ethiopia’s history was shaped by the arms its people bore. Military history buffs have likely, at least, heard of...
  • Egypt’s population increases by 1 million in 8 months to reach 101 million

    10/09/2020 4:23:45 PM PDT · by Salman · 29 replies
    Arab News ^ | 5 OCT 2020 | Mohammed Abu Zaid
    CAIRO: The announcement that Egypt’s population is now 101 million means that it has increased by 1 million in less than 8 months. The Population Clock of the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics said it passed the 100 million mark on Feb. 11, 2020. Amr Hassan, the former reporter of the National Population Council, said that the population is a major concern for the Egyptian government, as it puts great pressure on natural resources and is a burden on the state budget. ...
  • Luther and Africa

    09/28/2020 1:31:24 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 11 replies
    Patheos.Com ^ | 9/3/2020 | GENE VEITH
    Wheaton theology professor Jennifer Powell McNutt, in her article An Unsung Inspiration for the Protestant Reformation: the Ethiopian Church, recounts how the Reformation–far from being an exercise in individualism–saw itself in the context of the historical church and global Christianity.  The Reformers looked to the Orthodox churches of the East and of Africa as providing a precedent for many of their reforms. When Rome insisted that there can be no church without a Pope, the Reformers pointed to the Orthodox churches, which have no Pope and whose practices pre-date those of Medieval Catholicism.  Those churches do not emphasize Purgatory and do not...
  • Nile dam row: US cuts aid to Ethiopia

    09/03/2020 7:54:00 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 18 replies
    bbc ^ | 9/3/20 | staff
    The US is cutting aid to Ethiopia over a controversial mega dam being built on a tributary of the River Nile. The move was triggered by Ethiopia's move to start filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam before reaching agreement with Egypt and Sudan. Egypt has long been opposed to any development on the Nile that could reduce the amount of water it receives. Ethiopia says it needs the dam to provide a reliable electricity supply. Once fully operational, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (Gerd) will be the largest hydro-electric plant in Africa and provide power to up to 65 million...
  • Egypt, Sudan suspend talks with Ethiopia over disputed dam

    08/05/2020 8:04:31 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 22 replies
    arabnews ^ | 8/5/2020 | ap
    CAIRO: Egypt and Sudan suspended talks with Ethiopia after it proposed linking a deal on its newly constructed reservoir and giant hydroelectric dam to a broader agreement about the Blue Nile waters that would replace a colonial-era accord with Britain. The African Union-led talks among the three key Nile basin countries are trying to resolve a years-long dispute over Ethiopia’s construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile. Ethiopia says the dam will provide electricity to millions of its nearly 110 million citizens, while Egypt, with its own booming population of about 100 million, sees the project...
  • Seattle: African Immigrants Flying Flag of Terrorist Separatist Group Beat White Man in The Street

    07/28/2020 8:20:02 PM PDT · by malach · 85 replies
    Information Liberation ^ | 07.28.20 | Chris Menahan
    Viral video out of Seattle shows a mob of African immigrants assaulting a white man in the street while screaming racial epithets and proudly flying the flag of the terrorist separatist group the Oromo Liberation Front. The mob is seen swarming the man -- outnumbering him around 7 to 1 -- and punching him repeatedly and kicking him while he's on the ground as shocked onlookers scream in horror. The woman who filmed the incident is heard shouting at the top of her lungs to try and get the mob to stop and saying: "They're beating him! He's a white...
  • Fire causes structural damage on Ethiopian 777F

    07/22/2020 6:01:26 AM PDT · by texas booster · 18 replies
    Air Cargo World ^ | 07/22/2020 | Jeff Lee
    A major fire has resulted in significant damage to the upper fuselage of an Ethiopian Airlines 777F in Shanghai (PVG). The six-year-old aircraft had arrived from Brussels (BRU). According to the airline, the fire occurred while cargo was being loaded. The 777F was about to fly to Sao Paulo (GRU) and Santiago (SCL) via Addis Ababa (ADD). There were no injuries. Photos and videos on Chinese social media show the fire burning through the fuselage skin in several locations. In a statement, Ethiopian said it had worked with the authorities to contain the fire, and that the cause of the...
  • Ethiopian television apologizes for announcing filling of Renaissance Dam

    07/21/2020 9:24:19 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies
    Egypt Independent ^ | July 16, 2020 | Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm
    Ethiopia's national television network apologized for a statement it published earlier regarding the initial filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) reservoir. The channel walked back its previous statement that the filling of the dam's reservoir has begun, saying, "We apologize for the misinterpretation of the previous report on our social media page." The Ethiopian Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy announced on Wednesday that negotiations on the Renaissance Dam will continue with Egypt and Sudan. In a statement, Ethiopian Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy, Seleshi Bekele, said that negotiations on the dam will continue in the interest...
  • Kenya fishermen say they are squeezed by Ethiopian mega-dam

    07/20/2020 9:03:44 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    Nasdaq ^ | 07/20/2020 | Baz Ratner
    Fishermen on the shores of Kenya's Lake Turkana, the world's biggest desert lake, have no doubt about what is to blame for their dwindling fish stocks: a giant hydroelectric dam built by Ethiopia on the River Omo, which feeds the lake. Complaints about the Omo dam have been overshadowed by another major water dispute, between Ethiopia and Egypt. Ethiopia is building the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile, which Cairo says will strangle its lifeline, the Nile. The government in Addis Ababa has said it needs the mega-dams to generate enough electricity for its population of 109 million,...
  • The dam that could start a war between Egypt and Ethiopia: Tensions rise as £3billion mega-project built by Chinese firms begins filling up - threatening to reduce the Nile to a trickle

    07/15/2020 2:20:59 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 64 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07 15 2020 | Chris Pleasance
    Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam began construction in 2011 and is due to begin filling with water this month 500ft-high, 6,000ft-wide, £3billion construction project spans the Blue Nile, the Egyptian Nile's main source Egypt bitterly opposes the project, which it calls an 'existential threat' and has hinted it could go to war over it Satellite images now appear to show lake behind the dam filling up, threatening to spark a war in east Africa SNIP Ethiopia chose not to fund the project through international loans, instead relying on government bonds that citizens, major companies and the state bank were heavily pressured...
  • The dam that could start a war between Egypt and Ethiopia: Tensions rise as £3billion mega-project built by Chinese firms begins filling up - threatening to reduce the Nile to a trickle

    07/15/2020 5:54:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 15, 2020 | Chris Pleasance
    Rising 500ft out of the grasslands of eastern Ethiopia and spanning 6,000ft across the Blue Nile river, is the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam - Africa's largest hydroelectric plant, which is pushing the region close to war. It is a £3billion bet upon which Ethiopia has banked all its hopes for the future, but which could spell catastrophe for its downstream neighbour, Egypt, which relies on the river for 90 per cent of its fresh water. Having strong-armed citizens, business and banks into investing in the project - which has also been supported by China - Ethiopia needs results. Prime Minister...
  • The ups and downs of a mega-lake

    07/15/2020 7:58:21 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | July 9, 2020 | University of Tubingen
    Together with an international team, researchers of the Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment at the University of Tübingen reconstructed the 20,000-year-old history of the mega-lake Chew Bahir in a remote valley in Southern Ethiopia. Led by Annett Junginger, the scientists were able to show that the lake underwent rapid water level changes in the course of its history, which had a direct impact on the local population. The study was recently published in the journal Frontiers in Earth Science. Water is mankind's most important basic resource. From the beginning until today, humans of all cultures sought out settlements...
  • George S. Schuyler, All-American

    02/29/2004 2:30:29 PM PST · by mrustow · 6 replies · 457+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 29 February 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    Given that the teaching of black studies is today dominated by privileged incompetents and political hacks who teach – in one of Schuyler’s favorite words -- hokum, I suppose it is fitting that they either disparage or ignore George S. Schuyler. After all, they hold the greatest of all black Americans, Booker T. Washington, in contempt, so why should Schuyler fare any better?George Samuel Schuyler was born in 1895 in Providence, Rhode Island, the son of a chef, and grew up in Syracuse, New York. He served six years in the U.S. Army (1912-1918), eventually attaining the rank of First...
  • Hachalu Hundessa: 'Eighty-one killed' in protests over Ethiopian singer's death

    07/01/2020 4:52:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 07/01/2020
    The motive for Hachalu's killing remains unclear. But police say they have arrested two people in connection with the killing. Hachalu, 34, recently said that he had received death threats. He will be buried on Thursday. His songs focused on the rights of the country's Oromo ethnic group and became anthems in a wave of protests that led to the downfall of the previous prime minister in 2018. "So far 81 people have been killed, including three Oromia special police force members," Ararsa Merdasa, the Oromia police chief, said in a televised press briefing. Many people were injured in Tuesday's...
  • Judicial Watch Obtains Secret Service Records Showing Hunter Biden Took 411 Flights, Visited 29 Countries

    06/26/2020 10:20:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 82 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 26, 2020 | JW Staff
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it received records from the U.S. Secret Service showing that, for the first five and a half years of the Obama administration, Hunter Biden traveled extensively while receiving a Secret Service protective detail. During the time period of the records provided, Hunter Biden, son of then-Vice President Joe Biden, took 411 separate domestic and international flights, including to 29 different foreign countries. He visited China five times. Judicial Watch’s February 7, 2020, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request sought: Records reflecting the dates and locations of travel, international and domestic, for Hunter Biden...
  • Egypt wishes for no UN sanctions against Ethiopia over GERD issue: Foreign Minister [Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam]

    06/23/2020 10:33:32 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    Egypt Independent ^ | June 21, 2020 | Al-Masry Al-Youm
    Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Saturday stressed that his country does not want punitive measures from the UN Security Council against Ethiopia, and only wants to prevent any negative repercussions from the stalled Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) negotiations... "It's now the responsibility of the Security Council to resolve the Renaissance Dam crisis, as its decisions are mandatory and represent the will of the international community," Shoukry said. He added that the GERD issue impacts the lives of more than 150 million Egyptians and Sudanese people... Egypt on Friday called on the UN Security Council to intervene in the...
  • Church Unearthed in Ethiopia Rewrites the History of Christianity in Africa

    06/03/2020 4:01:16 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 35 replies
    The Smithsonian ^ | December 10, 2019 | Andrew Lawler
    In the dusty highlands of northern Ethiopia, a team of archaeologists recently uncovered the oldest known Christian church in sub-Saharan Africa, a find that sheds new light on one of the Old World’s most enigmatic kingdoms—and its surprisingly early conversion to Christianity. An international assemblage of scientists discovered the church 30 miles northeast of Aksum, the capital of the Aksumite kingdom, a trading empire that emerged in the first century A.D. and would go on to dominate much of eastern Africa and western Arabia. Through radiocarbon dating artifacts uncovered at the church, the researchers concluded that the structure was built...
  • Sorry Indiana Jones, the Ark of the Covenant Is Not Inside This Ethiopian Church

    04/27/2020 2:13:18 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 86 replies
    Live Science ^ | 7 December 2018 | Owen Jarus
    Ethiopia was invaded by the Italian troops during a military campaign that lasted from 1935 to 1936. After Italy declared war on the United Kingdom in 1940, British forces invaded and took Ethiopia in 1941. At the time, Ullendorff was a British army officer who was also a young scholar with extensive knowledge of Ethiopian history and languages, Parfitt told Live Science. "He went to the Church of Mary of Zion with a couple of soldiers," Parfitt said. He spoke to the monks in the church in Amharic, a language widely spoken in Ethiopia, asking to see the ark. His...
  • Polish Scientists Discover 1,000-Year-Old Church Walls in Ethiopia

    04/27/2020 1:16:09 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Science in Poland ^ | April 22, 2020 | Szymon Zdzieblowski
    After being forced to abandon their excavation in March after just eight days because of coronavirus, the team led by the Centre's Dr. Michela Gaudiello decided to use a drone to help with their research. Today, only large, several-meter stone pillars on the top of the hill towering over the surrounding area remain on the surface after the medieval church in Debre Gergis ('Georgios Monastery'). Dr. Gaudiello said: "The locals know that there was once a Christian temple in this place, but due to the poor condition it is not known exactly in which period it was built and what...
  • The WHO's Deceiver-General--A close look at Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

    04/21/2020 10:46:36 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Visit When President Trump announced that his administration would withhold all U.S. funding from the World Health Organization, pending an investigation of its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus promptly straightened the halo atop his head and proceeded to address the world in the sober tones of a selfless, afflicted martyr: “For now,” he said, “our focus, my focus, is on stopping this virus and saving lives. WHO is getting on with the job…. When we’re divided, the virus exploits the cracks between us.” But as a close look at Tedros’s handling of the current crisis...