Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigns amid political crisis

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigns amid political crisis Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigns amid political crisis
Patty Aguilar | 15 February, 2018, 20:49

Speaking on state television Thursday, Hailemariam Desalegn said he has submitted his letter of resignation as both prime minister and chairman of the ruling EPRDF coalition.

The resignation of Hailemariam Desalegn, who has been in power since 2012, was reported by the state-affiliated broadcaster Fana on Thursday and follows a nationwide state of emergency previous year.

His stepping down from power is unprecedented in the vast East African country.

Protests erupted in 2016 over political and ethnic marginalization of the Amhara and Oromia people, as well as land seizures and human rights abuses.

Hailemariam said the proposed reforms, which he did not specify, come at a time of unrest "where many lives have been lost, people have been displaced and property damaged, and there are efforts to harm investments".

Wholesale prices fall to six-month low
The wholesale price index (WPI Index) eased to a six-month low of 2.84 % in January mainly due to cheaper food articles. This is different from the consumer price index-based inflation, which reflects price changes in the retail market.

Canadian broadcaster CTV amends Patrick Brown sex claim story
There is nothing in what Patrick Brown alleges that undermines the core truth of what I have experienced with him. CTV News continues to ask Patrick Brown if he thinks the two women accusing him of sexual misconduct are lying.

Senate leaders McConnell and Schumer share stage in Kentucky
"This is going to be done or not done this week", No 2 Senate GOP leader John Cornyn of Texas told reporters . District Court for the Eastern District of New York blocking Trump's order to end DACA on that date.

Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic party has been ruling the country for the last quarter of a century after the regime of Colonel Mengistu Hailemariam, who is in exile in Zimbabwe.

In 2015, months of anti-government demonstrations spread across Ethiopia, prompting parliament to declare a 10-month nationwide state of emergency in October 2016.

Desalegn has served as prime minister since 2012. This quelled the worst of the violence, but periodic uprisings still occur.

This week disenchanted young men wielding sticks and rocks meanwhile blocked roads and businesses stayed shuttered in and around the capital Addis Ababa. His announcement comes days after the government said it would drop charges against top dissident Bekele Gerba and other opposition figures, and a month after he ordered the release of hundreds of political prisoners.

Ethiopia's government has always been accused of arresting journalists and opposition leaders.

Recommended

  • Canadian speedskater Bloemen wins gold in men's 10000 metres — CP NewsAlert

    Canadian speedskater Bloemen wins gold in men's 10000 metres — CP NewsAlert

    "Yeah, maybe you could compare, yeah", Bloemen said, pondering the idea. "I am so proud I made it and so thankful to my team". Somehow, though, his Canadian preparations paid golden dividends and Bloemen went into overdrive to secure the victory.
    Cisco's Robbins thanks software for return to revenue growth

    Cisco's Robbins thanks software for return to revenue growth

    The company forecast third-quarter revenue to grow by 3 percent to 5 percent over the $11.6 billion Cisco reported a year ago. In a statement Cisco said it took an $11.1 billion one-time charge because of recently enacted USA tax reform.
    Jordan to receive over USD1bn annual American aid

    Jordan to receive over USD1bn annual American aid

    Tillerson called the package "a signal to the rest of the world that the U.S. -Jordan partnership has never been stronger". But the main opposition body - including the members Tillerson met on Wednesday - boycotted the conference.
  • Army foils infiltration bid along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Balakote area

    Army foils infiltration bid along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Balakote area

    Pakistan has repeatedly condemned increasing ceasefire violations by Indian forces due to which, several civilians have lost their lives.
    Jacob Zuma has resigned as president of South Africa

    Jacob Zuma has resigned as president of South Africa

    Media captionWho is Cyril Ramaphosa? "We will hold you accountable and I will see you in 2019 on the ballot box", Maimane said. But Zuma's office said there was no "official communication" of any impending address but urged the media to wait.
    New Planets Discovered During K2 Mission

    New Planets Discovered During K2 Mission

    The Kepler spacecraft was launched in 2009 and was re-purposed by engineers and astronomers after a mechanical failure in 2013. Kepler finds exoplanets by looking for dips in the light from a star as a planet passes across its face during its orbit.
  • McDonald's drops cheeseburgers and shrinks fries in new Happy Meals

    McDonald's drops cheeseburgers and shrinks fries in new Happy Meals

    The American Heart Association , along with the Clinton Foundation, is a co-founder of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Since 2001, the company and its franchisees have distributed more than 370 million books in Happy Meals .
    James wins bronze in snowboard halfpipe

    James wins bronze in snowboard halfpipe

    The bronze is Australia's 14th Winter Olympics medal and fifth bronze. "I was expecting a real hard battle, and a battle it was". James becomes the second Australian medallist of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics after Matt Graham won silver in the moguls.
    Jamaican bobsleigh coach quits, threatens to take her sled home

    Jamaican bobsleigh coach quits, threatens to take her sled home

    Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian and Carrie Russell will become Jamaica's first female Winter Olympians next week. Kiriasis said: "I've never known such disappointment in this sport, in my life".
  • Traders Buy Shares of Louisiana-Pacific (LPX) on Weakness

    In recent trading day Louisiana-Pacific Corporation ( LPX ) stock showed the move of 3.61% with the closing price of $28.44. The stock has a market cap of $4,120.20, a PE ratio of 14.71, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.74 and a beta of 1.62.
    Trump warns: 'Last chance' to 'solve the DACA puzzle'

    Trump warns: 'Last chance' to 'solve the DACA puzzle'

    The moderates' measure does not alter a lottery that distributes about 55,000 visas annually to people from diverse countries. Trump would want to focus that money on construction of a U.S. -Mexico border wall.
    Frank Ocean Shares Beautiful Cover of 'Moon River'

    Frank Ocean Shares Beautiful Cover of 'Moon River'

    There isn't any word on an upcoming project release, but we can expect one towards the second half of the year. Frank Ocean capped off Valentine's Day with a late-night surprise, unveiling a cover of " Moon River ".

Black Panther, A Cultural Phenomenon in the Making Black Panther, A Cultural Phenomenon in the Making And yes we know this means some positive reviews are most likely fake as well, but that's bound to happen on sites like this. Marvel then hired Reginald Hudlin to rewrite that origin in the 2000s. "So I get to play with things I get to see every day".

Cyber experts identify destructive malware used against Olympics Cyber experts identify destructive malware used against Olympics None of the cybersecurity firms have named the threat actors possibly responsible for the attack or provided any details regarding its origin.

Buzzing Today: Owner of 'Mysterious snake' Who Swallowed N36M From JAMB Confesses Buzzing Today: Owner of 'Mysterious snake' Who Swallowed N36M From JAMB Confesses Besides, the world has heard the whole story; what I am just waiting for is the final report of the panel", she stated. The Head of Media and Public Relations of JAMB, Dr.

Lakers should have Lonzo Ball back right after All-Star break Lakers should have Lonzo Ball back right after All-Star break According to Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN Lonzo just plans to continue to stick to basketball, and not worry about what his father is saying.

Billionaire Trump backer Thiel leaving Silicon Valley over politics Billionaire Trump backer Thiel leaving Silicon Valley over politics The only major name in Silicon Valley to back President Donald Trump, some have called for Thiel's removal from Facebook's board. Thiel is relocating his home and personal investment firms to Los Angeles from San Francisco, the Wall Street Journal reported .

Scientists predicted a quick global catastrophe Scientists predicted a quick global catastrophe Pinatubo in the Philippines and the annual El Niño and La Niña phenomenon. Changes in the sea level rise can result to more flooding and erosion.

JR Smith Wanted To Bench Himself Amid Shooting Struggles JR Smith Wanted To Bench Himself Amid Shooting Struggles With about two minutes left in the second quarter, Osman picked off Irving's pass and had a clear lane for a dunk. No one should blame Smith for having a hard time in the hours before the trade deadline.

Simon Property Group Inc (SPG) is Barings LLC's 7th Largest Position ValuEngine lowered shares of Simon Property Group from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Shares of Simon Property Group ( NYSE:SPG ) opened at $156.80 on Tuesday. (NYSE:SPG) is a huge mover today! (NASDAQ:CSCO).

Should You Listen to Analyst Recommendation?: Sealed Air Corporation The industrial products company reported $0.58 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.57 by $0.01. TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: This piece was first posted by Dispatch Tribunal and is the property of of Dispatch Tribunal.

Kevin Durant sets Warriors scoring mark with 50 in loss to Blazers Kevin Durant sets Warriors scoring mark with 50 in loss to Blazers The Warriors had no answer for Damien Lillard tonight as he dropped 44 points with 18 of those coming in the first quarter. The play was reviewed and the basket was disallowed, one that would have cut the Warriors' four-point deficit into one.

Global Automatic Motor Starters Market 2018- Schneider Electric, Eaton, Emerson Electric, ABB Global Automatic Motor Starters Market 2018- Schneider Electric, Eaton, Emerson Electric, ABB Technological innovations and proficiency in the work Electric Trucks market have command of several players. High Use of Electric DC Motor in Machines Industry driving the market growth of Electric DC Motor.

Amy Schumer secretly marries boyfriend Chris Fischer - see wedding pictures Amy Schumer secretly marries boyfriend Chris Fischer - see wedding pictures Last year, Schumer opened about her relationship during an interview with Marie Claire . They're thought to have met through Chris's sister, who happens to be Amy's assistant.

PNB fraud: Priyanka Chopra sues Nirav Modi over non-payment of dues PNB fraud: Priyanka Chopra sues Nirav Modi over non-payment of dues However, he returned to Mumbai to learn the diamond trade from his uncle Mehul Choksi, who is the Chairman of Gitanjali Group. A-listers from Hollywood like Kate Winslet and Dakota Johnson wore his brand to the red carpet of award shows.

Inspired Entertainment Incorporated (NASDAQ:INSE) Can't Be Less Risky. Short Interest Decreased The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, September 18 by RBC Capital Markets. (NYSE:NOV) on Wednesday, July 5 with "Hold" rating. The rating was maintained by Wedbush on Wednesday, November 9 with "Outperform". (NASDAQ:NXST) rating on Wednesday, November 9.

NO chefs & restaurants named James Beard award semifinalists NO chefs & restaurants named James Beard award semifinalists In each of the previous nine years, Highlands has gone on to be a finalist for the top restaurant award but has yet to win. This is the second nomination for Rising Star Chef award for Alan Sternberg, who was a semifinalist for the award in 2016.