Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

Ethiopia might import SA coal via Berbera Port

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

The Ethiopian Petroleum Enterprise is to import coal from South Africa with the aim of securing a sustainable supply of coal as an alternative source of energy for cement factories in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia, first African country to launch green growth plan

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Ethiopia on Wednesday announced plans to launch a “green growth strategic plan” which claims to be the first of its kind in Africa.

Ethiopia Continues Dam Construction Over UN Objections

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

The Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) has rejected calls by UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee, urging Ethiopia to immediately halt all construction on the Gilgel Gibe III hydroelectric Dam that is being constructed at a cost of 1.7 billion dollars. The dam is expected to generate 1,870 mw of electricity.

Two million East African infants are now starving

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Refugee camps are overflowing, crime is rife, and militants are stopping food aid getting through. Emily Dugan reports on an ever-growing tragedy

One World Trekking Offers 2012 Trek Into Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Aspen, CO, July 26, 2011 --(PR.com)-- On March 3 to 17, 2012, One World Trekking is pleased to announce a special hiking journey into the Simien Mountains of Ethiopia. Their newest adventure will include a 10 day trek in the Simien Mountains National Park, a hike to the top of ...

Ethiopia to defy Egypt and build huge Nile dam

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

By Barry Malone ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia on Wednesday said it planned to build a huge dam on the Nile despite a long-running row with Egypt over use of the river and concern the dispute may spark a war.

Ethiopian dams on Nile stir river rivalry

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, March 16 (UPI) -- Ethiopia is pressing ahead with plans to build large dams on the Nile as upstream African states put pressure on a reluctant Egypt to share the waters of the world's longest river more equitably.

Climate Change Financing for Africa is not Aid, says Meles

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia, who is also the African Union's spokesperson on climate change, urged developed nations to stop considering climate financing for Africa as aid or assistance.

Climate Change Financing for Africa is not Aid, says Meles

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia, who is also the African Union's spokesperson on climate change, urged developed nations to stop considering climate financing for Africa as aid or assistance.

Climate change threatens Africa’s anti-poverty efforts

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - The effects of the global climate change could undo the progress African countries have made in tackling persistent diseases like malaria and other health challenges, UN Economic Commission (UNECA) Executive Chief Abdoulie Janneh, has warned.