Archive for June 21st, 2012

Migrants drown in Lake Malawi in Karonga district

June 21, 2012 (BBC News) – At least 47 East African migrants have drowned when their boat capsized on Lake Malawi, officials say.

The boat, believed to be carrying 60 people, capsized late on Monday in the remote northern district of Karonga.

Police say the boat arrived from Tanzania.

A BBC correspondent in Malawi says the country has become a key staging post for migrants fleeing drought and conflict in Somalia and Ethiopia, and trying to reach South Africa. Read more…

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Ogaden Communities Face Grave Atrociites [Video]

June 21, 2012

The Ogaden community refugees who fled their residential area in southern Ethiopia after a series of attacks allegedly perpetrated by rebels against the group whose origin is Somalia are now appealing to the international community to address their plight. The victims says the community residing along the border area in the southeastern of Ethiopia have nowhere else to go and may be subject to further human rights violations if the situation is not contained. Read more…

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USAID provides Ethiopia $675 million assistance and World Bank $400 million loan

June 21, 2012

L-R- USAID Mission Director Thomas Staal, Ambassador Donald Booth and State Minister of Finance and Economic Development Ahmed Shide

Officials of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ethiopian Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED) signed worth 675 million US dollars agreements on cooperation for economic and social development between the U.S. and Ethiopian Governments.

They mutually agreed upon goals for programs in education, health, agriculture, and good governance closely complement Ethiopia’s Growth and Transformation Strategy. The USAID strategy also addresses cross-cutting issues in all its programs covering the status of girls and women, the inclusion of the disabled, water, nutrition, conflict mitigation, and social accountability.

The new development assistance agreements for 2011-2012 were signed by State Minister Ahmed Shide and USAID Mission Director Thomas Staal and witnessed by U.S. Ambassador Donald Booth.  They mark the first year of operation of a new USAID Ethiopia Country Development Assistance Strategy for 2011-2015 called “Accelerating the Transformation toward Prosperity”. Read more…

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