A 3.8-million-year-old fossil from Ethiopia reveals the face of Lucy’s ancestor

Australopithecus anamensis is the earliest-known species of Australopithecus, and widely accepted as the progenitor of Lucy’s species, Australopithecus afarensis. Until now, A. anamensis was known mainly from jaws and teeth. Yohannes Haile-Selassie of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Stephanie Melillo of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and their colleagues have discovered the first cranium of A. anamensis at the paleontological site of Woranso-Mille, […]

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The world’s first illustrated Christian Bible is in Ethiopia, and was handwritten in a day

If you are to ever make it to the Abuna Garima monastery in Ethiopia’s Tigrai Highlands, you would find a book that is highly revered by local monks and believed to be one of the Christian world’s oldest and most exquisite treasures. The book, which is kept securely in a bright-blue circular hut at the centre of the remote monastery, […]

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Capital lease finances company opens shop

12 August 2019 By Kaleyesus Bekele Ethio Lease to import USD 200 million worth of machineries The National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) has licensed the first foreign capital lease finance company called Ethio Lease. Ethio Lease was established by African Asset Finance Company, a New York City-based finance company, with a registered capital of 400 million birr. The company plans to […]

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PFDJ Troll Alliance: Facebook Removes Saudi-UAE-Egypt Account

August 1, 2019, Facebook announced it was “Removing Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior in UAE, Egypt and Saudi Arabia” However, the news is no surprise to us since in March 27, 2018, Gedab, our news unit, has reported about the “Saudi, UAE, and Eritrean Internet Trolling Cooperation” with Eritrea. Gedab News was the first outlet to expose such cooperation. It’s worth remembering […]

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UAE Proxy Forces Occupy Aden

After several statements in July about its intentions to withdraw its forces from Yemen, the UAE has withdrawn most of its estimated 5000 men force. A well-armed militia force of 90,000 men it built, known as the Security Belt Army, considered its proxy force, has filled the vacuum left. On Saturday, the proxy UAE militia attacked the Yemeni government’s camps and […]

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“They Are Making Us into Slaves, Not Educating Us” How Indefinite Conscription Restricts Young People’s Rights, Access to Education in Eritrea

As a student, it’s difficult to live here [in Eritrea]. You don’t see a future…. A lot of people think of fleeing the country, but then you see people being arrested and you think about waiting for a better moment. —Former student, now aged 23, who eventually fled Eritrea after completing high school in late 2015 Since the border war […]

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