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Fresh update on "ethiopia" discussed on The Cave of Time
"There was a bollywood star at this year's some big bollywood drill at this year's davos but when you've got all these people they're these are the people who are been feeding us the information that we've been receiving for years. These are the people these are the people who have been to some degree controlling what we think for years. So i'm not sure it's a coincidence. That great reset agenda is somewhat aligned. With what if you just walk down the streets of ottawa. What everybody thinks. But i would be much more eager to jump on board or much less eager to jump on board if they came out and instead of saying like i mean you could say like oh we really wanna make ethiopia better we really wanna make nigeria better. We really want to import people from these countries to canada as well to the united states as well to the uk is well we really want to increase opportunities for these people really want to increase their job prospects. We really wanna do. We really want to invest money in them. I really wish they just acknowledged other side of the coin that this is not necessarily good for white people as a group that this is not necessarily good their agendas good for men as a group. This is not necessarily good for straight people as a group if they could just acknowledge that that it's like hey we're building towards towards this like star trek federation united federation where everything's better. Everything's great but in order to do that. Some groups need to kind of take a little sacrifice. They need to not have not have it as good as they. Otherwise would've if we weren't trying to implement this agenda if they just acknowledged. But i never feel like they do. I always feel like it's like oh everything's great and everything's great for you know this guy that's coming over here but let's say you want to say something. Yes so it's interesting that the groups are large straight white men because a lot of them..
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Patriarch Condemns Tigray 'Genocide'
"Get his message out of Ethiopia at last week in here, his words Robin is here by that action based you appear today all over Ethiopia and in T dry in particular many barbarism have been conducted. I tried several times to say this. But all my messages have been blocked till now. I haven't had the opportunity to get my message out through the media. It's clear that the problem is everywhere, including a romir bench angle, a sure rob it and so on. But what is happening in T dry is the worst brutality and cruelty. What's happening is the carnage of people, particularly the killing of innocents. God will judge everything. But people are dying, dying terribly. Women are being raped and they are in pain. The men who died. Ah, luckier than these women who are suffering churches are being destroyed in Merriam dangling. It's not the fault off the tee, bright people The whole world should know this. And now they do the strongly worded accusation of genocide from the head of Ethiopia's Orthodox Church. These air his first public comments on the war from the elderly Patriarca Boonie Mattias, who's from the Tigre region himself as he addresses millions of followers and the international community. The video is
Troubles Pile up Ahead of Ethiopia's First Polls Under Abiy
"Tens of millions are expected to vote in critical national polls in June. They'll be the first parliamentary elections since Prime minister at the Cabinet came to power three years ago. The BBC's Calculon you, Belle tell looks ahead. What the elections mean for Africa's second most populous nation. Maybe he's just come. Pains are gearing up and voting day is fast approaching. It's an election marred with controversy long before its season began. It was supposed to be held last year when the pandemic hit. It was rescheduled. Delay amplified tensions between the federal government and the other leaders. Off progressed. It Ushering in a disastrous conflict. Now it's six months. 1.7 million people are food different. Thousands of Children have been separated from their families. At the time. Political elites integrate accused the prime minister of attempting to stay in power illegally and help their own regional election which the government in at this intern deemed unlawful. In other parts of the country. Violent incidents have continued to claim civilian lives, disrupting the electoral process. In the most populous cystic or MIA, two major opposition parties are not running concerns over on a better violence in the absence off some key opposition groups prompted some, including a number of U. S senators to call for Paul's to be rescheduled again. Meanwhile, the European Union has canceled plans to send election observers next month. It couldn't agree with the Japan authorities over the perimeters off its mission. The government, however, size up holding elections are instrumental for upholding democracy. Democrats in Daytona guff, everyone competing parties, the public. The government have to work with a great sense of responsibility so that democracy is not aborted so that there's no turning back from the journey was started from which we saw a glimmer of hope those of us Ethiopians who do not wish to see a kind of
G7 Foreign Ministers Meet Face-to-Face After Pandemic Pause
"Foreign ministers from the group of seven wealthy industrialized nations are gathering in London the first face to face meeting in more than two years to grapple with threats to health prosperity and democracy host country Britain has warned of increasingly aggressive activities of Russia China and Iran pose a challenge to democratic societies and the international rules floor top diplomats from the UK the United States Canada France Germany Italy and Japan are holding two days of talks with an agenda that includes the two great crisis in Ethiopia and the precarious situation in Afghanistan where U. S. troops and the NATO allies are winding down a two decade deployment Zara Sheckley London
Safe Access Is Key to Help Child Victims of Tigray Conflict: UNICEF
"Ongoing in ethiopia tigray where the level of cruelty against women and children is incomprehensible unlikely vastly under-reported. That's the disturbing assessment of the un children's genus which is deeply concerned for the more than one million people displaced by six months of violence.
U.N. Warns Sexual Violence Being Used as Weapon of War in Ethiopia's Tigray Region
"Disturbing reports of continued to emerge of widespread abuse including sexual violence against civilians. In ethiopia tigray region the development comes nearly six months since conflict erupted there. The children's fund unicef said on tuesday. There is no end in sight to the conflict. Said agency spokesperson. James elder after returning from a visit to northern among the many victims was a sixteen year. Old girl called maier-witt. Mr elder told journalists in geneva she had walked three hundred kilometers could be brought out on her back from the west of the country amid pretty intense fighting it was three hundred kilometers and broken flipflops stories about she a star in physics and now she searching food and hasn't seen a classroom in a year more than a million people have been displaced and continuing fighting has restricted humanitarian access. And the opportunity for people to return home. According to the un agency sexual violence and gang rape is likely widespread with one center for survivors. Taking three witness statements. Day between the start of the year and april. The conflict is the result of months of escalating tensions between the ethiopian government and the dominant regional force. The tigray people's liberation front teepee which culminated in prime minister. Ahmed a military offensive after rebels attacked a federal army base in november
Singleness: Burden and Gift
"Join us today as we talk about singleness as well as what it means to be single and life in the church join us in having the conversations that shape us greetings tobin. Welcome to another conversation. Come listeners this amount of baptist. Podcast how you doing tobin. I'm doing good. How are you doing doing all right. It's been a tough week for for us. Say you recently lost a loved one in your family anthem. I'm mourning the loss of a friend. So you know different times during cova de wouldn't you say oh for sure. It's definitely a tough time to lose somebody during covid because you don't exactly get to see them funeral plans start looking different and there's a whole bunch of other different support. Networks are starting to look differently than they did before hand right. I was even thinking we talked about death last week. And then it kind of hits you personally so it's very interesting right. It's it's just part of our lives and when we don't think about it don't deal with it sometimes for caught unawares but yeah it's good to have to have that background and even as we are recording this we are almost at where death also plays a central role in the story and to defeat of death. Of course as well so yeah. It's very interesting. Yeah very much so. We had one of our recommendations to talk about singleness this week from a listener. Yeah it's quite the switch from death and there's quite a few ways we can take this conversation right so we'll kind of see how it unfolds. We'll see how the cookie crumbles but we could talk about singleness as an experience of individuals within the western culture right. We're probably talk about in our second half singleness as it relates to biblical values and and and culture and what the bible says there right and then we can also talk about a little bit in the beginning now about how singleness in psychology relate to one another. Yeah that's a good idea. Why don't you start us off with that Even as you're talking about it's interesting to even think about what is singleness right because singleness can be so many different things depending on how you define singleness and not being singled. So what do you think right. So single head is if we were to come up with something like a working definition here i would say. Single single hood is defined by not being in relation with another person. And i think the traditional idea of cygnus is in a romantic setting okay and you had some statistics on singleness in canada. As well which. I found fascinating i did and when i read these statistics. They're not exactly using the same definition. I am right and from what i understand. These are talking about single households so in canada. there there was an article in twenty nine thousand nine that wrote that compared to nineteen eighty six in two thousand sixteen. We had approximately double the amount of people who lived alone and so that means that we have about four million canadians across canada. Who who are single. Who who live alone and now with someone who provides that romantic so seventy percent of the four million have previously been in a relationship which would include widowed divorced or separated by any other means twenty percent of this four million are currently in a relationship with somebody but they just don't live in the same household right and then fifty percent of these individuals also have a child. Roughly speaking two million canadians live in a single parent or guardian household and are pulling triple or quadruple duty in order to support and care for the children or the dependence and simply don't have the same resources that we do with having an extra person there right fascinating. So when i asked you about the definition singleness you talked about not being in a meaningful relationship or romantic attachment to someone but then as you're giving us each statistics you already seeing a little bit of a clash with how you defined versus how perhaps canada or society defines it right because society defines this as just romantic attachment. I was just thinking about singleness before we even we even talk today and How we just assumed that you have to be part of a meaningful. You have to report a meaningful romantic relationship or attachment in order to not be single whether that's married or living with somebody or at least being boyfriend girlfriend whatever we wanna do whatever we want to call it but the experience of singleness goes beyond just that right. I mean The i was reading some articles about this author deborah hirsch. She's a christian author. She's a little bit out there because she talks about sexuality but she talks about homosexuality is not just a sexual expression within a sexual relationships ship between two bodies but that sexuality transcends also into every relationship we have because we we can't just separate parts of our being. We can't just say this part of me sexual in this. Part of me is relational. And this part of me is spiritual we are one hole and so it transcends. I heard a talk by her. And so she talked about what that means for single people and and celebrate people people who choose to be celebrate in that setting. And that doesn't mean that these people don't need community or meaningful relationships of attachment even if they're not romantic attachments over shirt and i like that idea of the embodied whole as you can't we can't segment like like you said sexual the the spiritual whatever that it all comes together as one person right that being said there are individuals out there who would find they can be in a non sexual relationship. That'd be classically to find a single but aren't troubled by that Right so you're looking at the asexual community where relationships with out that sexual component still fulfilling and meaningful right right and the flip side to that is you have people who have this meaningful community. Who who have lots of deep meaningful attachments to other people but are longing for would consider themselves being single and lonely and longing for a deeper expression for deeper romantic and sexual attachment to someone exactly while there are some that. Do not need that romantic or other person attachment to the same level. There's other people that crave and need it and desire so talk to me a little bit about what that means in terms of how how you live life and how you engage life as a single person. Well okay so growing up in canada as this as a single person who is wanting a relationship and can't find it what is what is that. Psychologically like and i would i have. I think i have a few friends who would fit this category and i just from conversations with them it's not a enjoyable experience Even in my own past bake as someone who from eighteen onwards wanted to have like girlfriends and wanted to be in those in in in relationships with other beings who felt that long. I've had a taste of how powerful that loneliness and that drive four relationship can be right and then there's a certain amount of feeling of rejection and isolation loneliness from not having that being fulfilled so as you're talking my question comes up. What's the. I am trying to word this but where maybe i'm using the wrong words but where does longing turned into obsession or or need so so what i mean by that is can you have that long. Can you desire something and still be content. With present circumstances. I mean that comes down to how you define contentment I would say that if contentment means you're all right with the circumstance. Then no because you still desire that relationship okay We talked quite a number of episodes back about the dark night of the soul right about longing for something how You desire of reality of presence to be with in in my circumstance was to be with god and how reality circumvents that there then becomes a conflict between what is felt. And what is known. That being said you've already touched on this with the obsession component right but then there is also that danger of it becoming an obsession of turning that pain right into something negative such as is found in some communities such as the involuntary salvator the in self community online right and then what you find in those communities is that a lot of this pain and turmoil gets turned outwards against other communities where they start blaming other people and other things for their own loneliness and rejection and in doing so their reactions become a negative coping mechanism an unhealthy behavior to try and alleviate the discomfort or rationalize it so then that goes back to my original question so because because my worry is that that we're kind of setting up a binary in the sense that i want to be in a more committed relationship of one sort or another. Let's call it romantic for for better for lack of a better word. So i want to be under romantic relationship. I'm either in the stage of wanting that and the more i wanted to do the closer i get to it being an obsession in my life or i get it and then i'm fine but there is no room to to to live a. Is there no room then to live a life. That says hey i would really desire this but i will also be content. Happy with where i am right now and and live into that to the fullest. And that's that's tricky because we don't have a lot of social narratives that kind of give us that framework to experience singleness in a healthy way. So if i were to break that down a little bit when we watch movies in rome these romantic movies and stuff. It gives us a lot of even you even say it's either healthier unhealthy. That's not me to judge right now but it still gives you those narratives to kind of go and say oh. This is what it's like to be in relationship. This is how i can experience relationship and and dating and being with another person. We don't have movies about what it's like to be alone at least not popularly right right or if they are they're fairly depressing right. There fairly depressing. It's all about not being in that relationship and own. Maybe i'll get into that relationship. There's the whole trope in the late. Two thousands of the manic pixie dream girl where it's all about these writers hollywood writers that use women and relationships to give men character growth in arcs in the movie right so it's all about being relationship pure like it's not about the expression of singleness as healthy in itself. It's about relationship as fixing your problems so that not then create problematic relationships as well. In the sense that i'm finding all my fulfillment than in that relationship once. I do find a relationship where i where i haven't grown as a person or don't have enough emotional intelligence to be content with the person that i am because the person that i was always looking for someone else to to complete me exactly. It creates problems both in relationships expectations for relationships and for people who also want to enter relationships. Right and even individually it creates a learning process or provides an opportunity for a healthy learning environment. Where you start to empathize with your partner where you can put yourself. In their shoes and learn that your flaws also have to be negotiated with their flaws and that there's a balancing act and interpersonal dynamics. Come in and i mean that turns even so now. We're talking about dating but that that that's the same thing with with friendships as well right. If you're i can see a scenario. I've seen lots of scenarios where where you're not content. You're not necessarily content with who you are and so you're you're expecting a lot of out of that friendship relationship for your happiness for your contentment even for your self esteem for the way you Assess your own value that kind of stuff And that can even come out in familiar. Familial relationships as well right where you depend. It's about on another to define who you are and to give you that esteem right and so i mean maybe we're getting off track but that's kind of what singleness conversations are in the sense. Is that the healthiest relationships in our lives are are where we have Some sort of independence isn't it. Yeah yeah independence crates freedom. Authenticity for who you are. In relation to the overall relationship that being said we also live in a society that needs us to be in relationship so to further expand on this point there is there has been studies. I was just scrolling passively I love read it i. I'm on it all day while just pathway scrolling on read it and they were talking about how people live longer when they're in hell in healthy relationships. Oh interesting and lots of articles in the medical community about how people who come in with their partners rent have better treatment results and partly to have somebody to talk to and somebody else to gather information. Yeah whatever the reason is another person there right even just as a tax bonus is is beneficial. So we have. We live in a society that set up for couples and yet the dangerous. become too codependent. And while there's this whole codependence piece talked about but then how as a single person do you live right right so if your approach this as as a single person you see the i live in a society that needs couples that needs you know somebody to stay home and clean the house or look after the kids while somebody else needs to go work. How do i be both people. Yeah or even attach detaches. I think in our society we attach maturity to to relationships as well right so a part of adulting is to be in a meaningful relationship. I always found that whole areas adulting if being an adult but somehow of verb but anyways You know like you are considered writes so you are considered to be a more mature adults in comparison to other people your age if you're in a meaningful relationship and on top of that if you do certain things if you have a certain job if you have a house and if you have kids right over sure i even feel that in school like what. I'm twenty five now. But because i'm married all of a sudden that puts me in a whole nother brand right of society all of a sudden i'm more mature i'm responsible and i'm sure if i had kids out even put me in another bracket above 'cause now i'm looking after little right little little children but as as we're talking i'm just wondering if we wouldn't have a healthier society if we we would learn what it looks like to live healthily in singleness for a time of our lives even just a how we talk about singleness it would be helpful for the individuals who are signal Because we are seeing a rise in people who live alone or who aren't conventionally married or unconventionally being with somebody else and just to harry healthier narratives for them to us and to understand themselves and even understand ourselves with. Kate will greatly benefit us as a community as a as a broad social community as christians and canadian. A do well. Let's transition a bit into the bible here. where So where have if. I'm a single person. And i wanted and i'm and i'm just lonely as all can be. Have you found that. Most people find their strength. I think were most people go in terms of the bible. At least we can talk about how we talk about church. How about single isn't church. And how we treat single people insertion. That's a separate thing from how the bible talks about singleness. I mean jewish culture. Very much thought that you had be married that that's just you know that that's the purpose of your life is to be married if you're mad at your purposes to have a have a wife so that your wife can have children and and your family line keeps going and if you if you were a woman you know your goal was that for your family to find to find the man or family who would take you i mean as a patriarchal society is but there is no. I don't know if there's a real allowance The only time there is conversation is about widows right and how you treat widows and so in that sense. The old testament is much more progressive than the surrounding cultures of its time and makes allowance for widows and treats them well and in that sense even relationships are still political. Yeah in that. It's not about so much being with somebody else. As it is a way to further your lineage as a way to get some gain right and not saying that there isn't a component. Alright love between why. Perhaps there is some counter cultural stories even embedded within the old testament to see the story of of ruth and her mother-in-law. Ruth naomi. i mean ruth's story restoring does end in marriage but it's very much naomi who makes it happen and they owe me you know. She kind of becomes a mother kind of surrogate mother to son that ruth bears. I mean that's how the story ends in the bible. Were supposed to see that image. Even though she's not married so it's a fairly counter cultural story there is rahab the prostitute who becomes part of israel. There's the story of tamar who forces kind of what we would call a constitutional crisis. It's not a constitutional crisis but it's a crisis of the law for for for one for for one of the for one of the men that was supposed to marry her. Her father in law's supposed to marry her according to the law because her husband has passed away but he refuses and so eventually she she forces her way into this. There's the story of astor who who kind of becomes part of this abusive kings. Well she's the she becomes the queen to disabuse of king and rescue the people of israel. I think all of those are somewhat counter cultural in the sense that that they're describing to us non normative relationships within that paradigm but also some of these women become not all of them that i mentioned but some of them are part of the story of jesus right so matthew mentions for women in the genealogy of jesus and even though clearly there had to be men for those four women to have borne children has not the men that are identified. It's the women that are identified. And so it already kind of focuses more on the person under relationship that that they were in jesus himself never married according to the gospels. All of a sudden you have these single people doing things right. i mean we. We don't we don't know of mary. Martha lazarus or married. We never find out. They are just people right. The assumption probably is that they would be. But but even when lazarus dies. we don't hear about his wife morning right. We we hear about his sisters. Mary magdalene she married. We don't know right. I mean you go down the list of all these characters and somehow we don't often find out about their familial relationships and isn't there a passage in there somewhere about how it it in summary. It's like get married if you want to. But you know your your relationship with the lord is i and you gotta serve that primary. I corinthians that where it is. I post writing. Yeah i mean. Paul paul is also single. There's a hint there. in first. Corinthians read the passage wrongly sometimes. But there's a hint there. In first corinthians step maybe at one point paul was married and he considers himself a widower. I've never heard preached in church but there is a hint there because he's talking to the widows and widowers and he's co counseling them to stay single and he says be as i am so he identifies himself with them. He doesn't leader. He talks to to what he calls the virgins which would be the single people who are potentially also engaged to be married which is different than the widows widowers and so there he doesn't say as i am because he's not. He doesn't see himself like that. He sees himself like a widower. So but in that passage. Basically what paul is saying. Yeah Marriage is a good thing and if you want to be married be married and if you don't wanna be married you have a gift to bring to the conversation as well and the way the we paul seasons in that conversation is gift that single people bring is is an attachment to church and into the work of god. I mean this comes out of paul of paul paul's idea anyways is that jesus coming back soon. You know. And so he saying why. Why waste your time getting married. We have so much stuff to do. Let's go get working and proclaiming. Jesus christ but that's the gift that single people that that's the gift that he sees himself bringing to the church as well right. I'm single so i can go and serve god and i can go and proclaim and so So he very much kind of trying to tell people. Stay in whatever situation you are. Don't get divorced if you're married. Stay married and have sex. He literally. I mean literally what he says. Don't don't all of a sudden now because you think that you're that you're christian. Stop having sex. If you're in a marriage you know. There's no you're not holier if you're in a celebrate marriage with somebody then if you're in a sexual relationship with somebody and so That's kind of his frame of mind right and so what. I take that passage. Don't i think what we should take a passage is that there's legitimate calling and gift to singleness within our congregations and we haven't really acknowledged that ever or very rarely and as as you're talking here. This is reminding me of a story that. I read quite quite a quite a few years ago when i was taking a family and marriage class. I believe that was the course. I was in for this. Where was talking about An evangelical preacher who was off doing missionary work off off in the boonies somewhere and then his daughter right was or his family was having trouble and distress and their daughter. I think even commit suicide over his lack of involvement. Yeah this is a story that i read in a book called sweet surrender by dennis hiebert and the question raised is what becomes more important family or missionary work right well. My critique on this was that he shouldn't this this preacher guys should not have even gotten married in the first place if he couldn't have committed to the relationship as a whole right right. And you know. I i mean before we talk. Today i went and reread some of this stuff. And i corinthians seven and you you can go and read yourself there paul saying that. If you're married you are committing to that relationship and you need to give it a significant amount of energy. That is your calling by god within marriage so you you know the the the calling that god puts on you cannot supersede that calling that god has put on you for that marriage. Because you're asked to be in this relationship of mutual self giving love so you have to kind of buy into that but if you don't need to be in a relationship like that then you can give some of that energy to the work at hand or two one way to one way to to translate it. There has to present necessities. Paul says And so that's that's how paul would put would address it. I don't think paul would understand. I don't think. Paul understand our fascination with saying hey To be to be a good human. I need to be part of a relationship. I need to be in a marriage any to have kids. And then i'm going to dedicate all my energy to my work or to my church. You know for pastors or or to this and ev- this relationship that i've committed to is going to take second place to another relationship i've inserted into it and then using jesus own words to kind of To support that is weird. I don't think paul would ever do that exactly. And i think we put this pressure on missionary work that It becomes the one and only calling for a christian to be part of god's works in the world. Yeah and what. Paul is trying to say i think is hey. If you're single now you can do mission or missionary work. You're not attached to the work of your marriage covenant relationship so why not not stay the way you are. He's trying to tell these people in corinthians why not stay the way you are and do missions work. If that's what you feel like god is calling you to see in our mind. We have turned completely around. We often how we are. We have such distrust of single people especially single men that we say. Hey no-no before you can do ministry worker before you can do missionary work and this is very much agenda conversation because it's not the other way around. We don't distress single women we asked him. and then. So that's an noticing this even as we speak right here. I've been hesitant to talk about this call. That paul has and says. Hey you're single and you can work for the church because to me. It sounds abusive. Make single women do often. We send them out to be missionaries. We asked him to serve. You don't have children. you can do this right. We don't do the same thing for single men or very scared of single men and if want men to do any kind of ministry. We want men to be married and have children because that safety as so. That's that's even the gender dwayne which we approach singleness right. And i think you're in a very unique position at thirty to even speak about that because of your work now with Generation rising coming up and with your older work at in out of town or you did that sort of abroad. Work right where you've seen students and individuals who either as a couple or who are dating or who are single going off and doing this work in in in africa or or wherever you sent them thinking of even thinking about who hires churches in terms of pastors right. It's okay for youth pastor. It's okay for a youth pastor to be single sometimes right because they're young Oftentimes if men right they're young. That's alright we prefer a single woman or a married woman to our children's ministry because they're just more approachable to children. Once you're past you get into a more. An associate pastor position or a lead pastor position. We really want that pastor to be married whether they're a woman or a man we really would like them to be in a committed relationship because that to us is the highest ideal. The highest value within the congregation. Right i mean. I don't think i've been to a church where we've had a single lead pastor. I have. I have not attended a church like that anyways. No i'm trying to think. I don't think i've ever had lead pastor as a single person. i've had associate pastors. Who were then in a divorce relationship or in a separate relationship right and that could be a whole nother podcasts. But yeah yeah. And i can't speak to their experiences. No no but within at least within the evangelical world that i've grown up in yet it's marriage seems to be this high ideal and so any time we talk about singleness and we talk about singleness even as a calling or as an opportunity We tend to think in our minds we tend to think about singleness calling opportunity for women not so much for men and we also tend to not put enough support around single people So we're tend to not give them the same community and while we say. Hey we value your singleness and if that's what god calls you to. Do we want to embrace that and you you can. You have something to give to us. We still want to celebrate mother's day and church and get frustrated when we celebrate we. Don't we still want to celebrate. Father stay in church and get frustrated when we don't and I can just. I mean i make a point of saying something to that effect every mothers and fathers day and i can just hear the roles you know i know the is aren't actually rolling but i can just hear that there's that pressure on you with the congress within the congregations like there there goes rafael again. Trying to be all politically correct not politically correct. It's an acknowledgment that our humanity is not just defined by our roles as fathers and mothers in within that attached relationship And committed relationship of of of marriage. I mean are not the only vision for for humanity not even in the bible. You know i mean. Let's talk about men. That aren't that that we wouldn't consider being fully men. I mean there's daniel and his three friends there most likely unix. Because that's what would happen in the bible. Once they were once they were taken as prisoners in palace. We have a whole book stories that we love to tell our kids about daniel right and we talk about the end times. We love to go to daniel and talk about you know that kind of stuff. There's there's a whole church in ethiopia that today still claims and traces their lineage. Back to a conversation with an ethiopian eunuch on-road from jerusalem Who's who has converted and baptized than an the ep ethiopian. Church still says. That's where we come from because he goes back right but somehow we've said that the highest ideal value is marriage is is being committed marriage with two children and suburban suburban right. Right right. I mean even within our culture. We do not have father's day and mother's day and a far saying on mother's day or a single people's they right we just don't either and so i would say for maybe the if we were to sum everything up that there's a really deep call. Or there's a really deep spirituality to being single and that there is special and it's needed and it's not any worse of a calling that being said we also need to adjust start cultural narratives and what we say in how we talk. And how he fee with people that needs to shift so that they can also feel that calling especially this has been another episode of the modern anna baptist. Please join the conversation by emailing us. At conversations that shape us gmail.com or joining us on twitter at modern anna baptist. Either way we'd love to hear from you and grow with you and continue to have fantastic conversations.
Alaska, American, Southwest, United Airlines pull Chicago-based Boeing Max jets
"No problem with some of Boeing 7 37 Max airplanes is prompting several carriers to pull dozens of the Jets out of service. NPR's David Schaper reports. Boeing says it's electrical problem yet today says Boeing notified the regulatory agency about the electrical problem late Thursday that it could affect the operation of a backup power unit. Alaska American Southwestern United are among the airlines pulling close to 70 of their 7 37 max planes temporarily out of service to address the problem. It appears to be related to a change in the production process and effects only some recently manufactured 7 37 Max jets. The problem is not related to the M cast flight control system. Which is blamed in part for causing to 7 37 Max crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia that killed 346 people.
Airlines pull Boeing Max jets to inspect electrical systems
"Boeing 7 37 Max Airplanes is prompting several carriers to pull dozens of the Jets out of service. NPR's David Schaper reports. Boeing says it's electrical problem yet they A says Boeing notified the regulatory agency about the electrical problem late Thursday that it could affect the operation of a backup power unit. Alaska American Southwestern United are among the airlines pulling close to 70 of their 7 37 max planes temporarily out of service to address the problem. It appears to be related to a change in the production process and effects only some recently manufactured 7 37 Max jets. The problem is not related to the M cast flight control system. Which is blamed in part for causing to 7 37 Max crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia that killed 346 people. David Schaper.
"ethiopia" Discussed on WBEZ Chicago
"Ethiopia's grand relation stand on the Blue Nile have to talks between the country's collapsed earlier this week. Ethiopia wants to move quickly to fill the damn that Egypt and Sudan worry it could lessen the flow of water to them downstream. Egypt in particular depends heavily on the nor waters. This was Egypt, president of the Fattah Sisi speaking just yesterday after the world horribilis. Hello, Dina. The current water path from Ethiopia to Egypt is a divine creation. It is God who put the water there and who made it come to Egypt, what God created would not be touched by human beings. In the end. I want to tell the brothers in Ethiopia. We should not reach the level that you mess with a drop of water in Egypt because all options are open. I say again, all options are open the theoretical for some analysis. From an Egyptian perspective, we turn to merit my Brooke, the director off the Egypt program at the Middle East Institute in Washington, D. C. There are two main areas off the difference. The first is that both Egypt and Sudan need a legally binding agreement on the filling and operation of the dam. That is mostly to govern. What happens in cases off a draft or water shortage, and the second reason is that both Egypt and Sudan would like a dispute mechanism. If anything goes wrong on Ethiopia has consistently refused both. Now you have to remember that under normal circumstances, if everything goes well, you know if there's enough rain enough, Walter, then this damn shouldn't be a problem. For Egypt or Sudan. In fact, it comes with advantages for Sudan, which is why I am Sudan was originally significantly more relaxed about this whole thing needs itwas. It's not just the water that is that the politics as always, of this as well because go back a year on and Sudan and Ethiopia on pretty good terms. Sudan's you say much more open toe to this proposal. Now they're on the verge of fighting a border war, lots of knots, attentions and skirmishes and citizens view of Ethiopia's extremely different Exactly So it's a fairly fluid situation but has been complicated by a few things. The first is that Ethiopia's internal struggles carry the very real potential of spilling over and becoming a regional conflict, which absolutely no one wants. In the case of Sudan. I mean, you've got almost 60,000. If Europeans that have Poured over the Sudanese border to get away from the fighting in Ethiopia. But there's also the fact that Ethiopia and Sudan have a dispute over the national region, which in a nutshell is On the certainly side of the demarcation border but has had Ethiopian farmers and it for well over two decades. We have had the sort of usual thoughts of rhetoric, I think from Egypt, saying all options are open. We really need this water, stressing again. How important is that the Egypt's national security and over the years I've talked to a lot of people in Sudan in Ethiopia, also in another extreme country, south Sudan who essentially filled it Egypt's position is is unreasonable that it's relying on a colonial area treaty to get so much water that it needs to be more accommodating. What's the Egyptian pushback from that, beyond the threat of will take action, even military action if we don't get what we want. What's the reason case for Egypt here. I think Egypt is entirely aware that any military option is lose lose situation for everyone. South south walls do not tend to her and well, there's rarely ever clear winner usually more than one loser, but it is what might likely happen if you know if the taps were turned off. That's merit. Mabrouk, director of Egypt program at the Middle East Institute in Washington, D. C. While top headlines here on the BBC this morning, one of Myanmar's biggest celebrities, the actor model paying Tuck on has been arrested after appealing on Instagram for return to democracy. Mere Mars ambassador to London has been locked out of his embassy because of his opposition also to the military coup. Meanwhile, the foreign secretary of the Philippines has told Beijing to remove all Chinese ships. In the disputed area at the center off rising tensions. And as we've been hearing this morning, you health ministers have failed to agree common rules on who should get the AstraZeneca club vaccine after regulators issued new advice about side effects. This is SportsCenter, which aims Greg..
Ethiopia says Eritrean troops withdrawing from Tigray
"Says troops belonging to its neighbor Eritrea have started to withdraw from T great. The Eritreans have been fighting on the Ethiopian government side against Tigres ruling TPLF On Friday, the G seven group of industrialized nations called for their withdrawal and condemned the killing of civilians and other abuses in Tigre. It also demanded immediate and unhindered humanitarian access.
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"Than forty years. Lynn twist has been a recognized. Global visionary committed to alleviating poverty ending world hunger and supporting social justice and environmental sustainability from working with mother teresa in calcutta to the refugee camps in ethiopia and the threatened rainforests of the amazon as well as guiding the philanthropy of some of the world's wealthiest families lynn's on the groundwork has brought her a deep understanding of people's relationships with money and her breadth of knowledge and experience has led her to profound insights about the social tapestry of the world and the historical landscape of the times. We live in lynn. Thank you for joining me and for sharing your insights with me and my audience today. Thank you john for inviting me to be part of it i i. I love this conversation already before we dig in. Tell our listeners. If you would please a bit about your professional trajectory your boots have been on the ground in so many parts of the sector. Can you tell us a little bit about your journey. Yes i wanna make. Sure i don't go on and on and non 'cause that's really like my whole life story but i started working in this sector. I think when i was a child i did my first fundraising event. When i was five. I wouldn't say was in the sector. I didn't even know. There was a sector but i was in kindergarten and i I noticed that there was a budget crisis in our school. Not that i could even spell budget or add or subtract but my sister was the star of the school play. They weren't going to have costumes and sets because there was a budget crisis and it was going to be sort of this abstract interpretation and she was the princess in a a fairy book Tale story book kind of play and she was so angry and so upset. She was in the sixth grade and i was a kindergartener so i went back to school. The next day and organized my kindergarten with my teachers help of course to make chocolate chip. Cookies and lemonade stands Lemonade and did cianci cup. Being eliminated stands around the school block until we raised enough money to pay for costumes and sets for the school play. And we couldn't adder surprised that we could fundraise.
Ethiopia says Eritrean troops are pulling out of Tigray
"Countries. He is condemning the killing of civilians and other abuses in an embattled region of Ethiopia. G seven foreign ministers called for the swift on conditional and verifiable withdrawal rule of Eritrean forces from T Cry. Have been fighting alongside Ethiopian federal troops and their other allies. Like all other sides in the conflict. They've been accused of grave human rights abuses. Ethiopia's Prime Minister Ahmed recently announced that the Eritreans would pull out of the region, but the process will not be immediate. As we be sees
Dallas Based Southwest Airlines Orders 100 New Jets
"Landed. A major deal for. It's seven thirty. Seven max. jetliner southwest added one hundred orders of the plane. npr's russell lewis reports it's boeing's largest orders since the worldwide grounding following two fatal crashes of the plane southwest airlines only flies the boeing seven thirty-seven model and has done so for the past fifty years. It needs to replace hundreds of older variants of the jet and was planning to use the larger and more fuel-efficient max after the max crashes and indonesia and ethiopia. The plane was grounded for almost two years sending bowing into its biggest crisis. Ever this southwest deal was not a guarantee. Airbus's max competitor. The eight to twenty had been in the running. Southwest is one of the largest. Global operators of boeing aircraft and in announcing the order southwest says this reinforces the airline's confidence in the seven thirty-seven. Max as the future of its fleet russell
Eritrea Agrees to Withdraw Troops From Tigray, Ethiopia Says
"Months of denial. Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abby Ahmed admitted for the first time this week that Eritrean troops were in the northern region of T dry and yesterday after talks with Eritrea's president is Icka Afwerki in the Eritrean capital, Asmara. Abby announced that Eritrea has agreed to withdraw its troops from the border region. But interestingly, the Eritreans have made very little comment on Mr Abby statement.
Concerns over Atrocities in Ethiopia's Tigray Region
"Ethiopia's war-scarred tigray region there's deep concern for thousands of error train refugees whose camps have been looted and burned to the ground. The whereabouts of thousands of refugees who have scattered is unclear. The un refugee agency unhcr said on friday after gaining access to shinoda and hits out settlements for the first time since conflict erupted on the fourth of november his it unhcr spokesperson burs. Jessica off. Most of the shelters in an area belt is zone a as well as unhcr's offices and staff guest house were burned to the ground. The mission confirmed what satellite imagery accounts from refugees and indicated at the beginning of this year. Nhc is deeply concerned for the well being of the airtran refugees who had been residing there all of whom have fled. The caps around twenty thousand refugees had been living in the two camps prior to the crisis which erupted last november. When the prime minister rbm launched a military campaign in tigray after accusing the region's governing party the tigray people's liberation front of attacks on army camps
Ethiopia says Eritrea agrees to withdraw troops from Tigray
"This week, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abby at Med admitted for the first time the troops from neighboring Eric Traer had bean vote involved in the four month conflict in Tigre, Ethiopia's northern region. Human rights groups allege that Eritrean soldiers have committed atrocities, including killing unarmed civilians on raping women. Now. I'll be at med has said Eritrean troops are to withdraw. We can go now to Addis Ababa and speak to our reporter Can't kiddin you. Bill tell Cochi down hi. What exactly has the prime minister said? Yes, that the announcement from the Prime Minister Kim as he's in a two day working visiting asthma and their return capital. He tweeted earlier this morning, saying that on agreement has been reached between the two governments for a trailer for a train troops. To leave the areas that they occupy now following the conflict in thing, right, So this comes as you said after a few days after he admitted that very trained forces where part where involved in the conflict and they wear Integrate as well. Do we know Mork precisely where exactly? These troops are where they are expected to go from as it were. Yes. During his parliamentary address, when he admitted the presence of a friend troops, the prime minister said that they were occupying bordering areas start. We're bracketed by if you can troops. When they took Ken troops were actively engaged in fighting with the former rulers of that, where which it so now it seems that he's saying that this Eritrean troops that that are occupying this vacant areas are going to leave. They're going to retreat back to Eritrea, and that if you can, defense forces are going to occupy these areas.
Probe announced into alleged Tigray rights violations
"Alleged serious abuses and rights violations in ethiopia's tigray region are to be investigated by the un the office of the high commissioner for human rights. Oh chr said on. Thursday the probe which will be carried out jointly by the high commissioner's office and the european human rights commission is described as part of the much needed accountability process for the victims. The development comes after fighting began in the north ethiopian state on the fourth of november last year between forces loyal to regional powerbrokers the teepee l. f. and national government forces serious human rights violations and abuses have been reported. The rights office said in a statement it pointed to multiple actors involved in the conflict and the gravity of the reported violations and the need for an objective independent investigation which will start as soon as possible and for an initial period of three months
Ethiopian leader warns fugitive Tigray leaders to surrender
"Ethiopia's prime minister has urged the fugitive leaders of the country's Tigray region to surrender peacefully to avoid what he called severe punishment and the misery of that people I'm in the sappy admit also urged the hundreds of thousands of ethnic two grains to return to their homes within a week and resume normal lives many Chileans have fled in fear of their lives fighting between federal government troops and forces loyal to T. grates regional leaders erupted in November about three hundred thousand people on now crammed into the Tigray town of Cheyenne camping in school buildings will make shift homes the head of the local hospital to be hand test space says besides the physical wounds many two grains have superior emotional scars to help supplement income for much of the music was canceled because one of our business for my stuff was secured with his family I'm Karen Thomas
Ethiopia Denies Allegations of 'Ethnic Cleansing' in Tigray
"Ethiopia is rejecting US allegations of ethnic cleansing in the Tigger I region, Secretary of State Antony Blinken told Congress this week. There are credible reports of atrocities. Addis Ababa says they're unfounded.
"ethiopia" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"Are two things there are people that flee outside of guilty on those that are internally. the space We have a better sense of of the refugees. are those that lee ethiopian. So far about fifty thousand people have left ethiopia and moved to eastern sudan. There are some refugee camps. There one that we work in is called rock kuba refugees camp and it's about eighty kilometers from the young sudan. Border and so far a large number of refugees have been you located there in terms. Internal displacement as i mentioned. It's it's unclear meyer. Organization mercy corps is working to assess the needs of potential internally displaced people in neighboring regions of ethiopia so adjacent to guy there are two regions. One is called amara region on the other. One is called a fire. And we're trying to see if we can help. Idp's better that are moving to those regions but so far. The numbers have been really low. So this leads us to believe that a lot of people are are internally displaced within the the region itself. But as i mentioned there hasn't been a lot of information coming out about the exact numbers and there hasn't been access for humanitarian agencies into that region so far. I'm curious you talk a little bit more about that. Last point to there's been some news that it as you said it's really quite difficult for humanitarian agencies. Whoever they may be to get access to what's happening in to greg. Could you just explain that a little bit talk about what the sort of the struggles have been. Well i think first because There was fighting between the national defense forces than than the the forces loyal to the regional governments. There was a sense of insecurity which made it difficult for anyone to travel to that region so humanitarian agencies especially warns able to to go in and provide relief so in recent weeks there been discussions and negotiations between the un and the government of ethiopia of enabling access to humanitarian agencies. Now as i mentioned that the military operation is officially over this means that the government is going to allow agencies to move into that into that region itself so there have been some commitments in this regard. But it hasn't actually materialized into access so far complete access for agencies like like ours. But i am hopeful that you know these indications that the fact that the fighting is decreasing gang insecurity is is hopefully decreasing as well will organizations actually provide assistance in that region. Where again we believe a lot of people are internally displaced to. It's it's really hard to say for certain but do you. Do you have a sense. That the the refugee infrastructure both so in neighboring countries and then also the humanitarian infrastructure to deal with internally displaced people within the country is our is it suited to to deal with the huge influx of of newcomers that might come as the the effects of the conflict are sort of realized the majority of refugees as i mentioned so far have been moving into sudan and the sudanese government has been extremely generous. I think to host these refugees. That country itself is going through a political transition. They've also had economic challenges over the past few years They've welcome these refugees so that that's a great thing but i think this can potentially add a strain to to that situation so it's really important. For international donors to step in and provide the funding and assistance that that is needed for refugees in sudan. We are working in one of the refugee camps in sudan and this was account that was actually set up in the nineteen eighties to host ethiopian refugees that were fleeing the famine in the nineteen eighties. So it does have existing infrastructure but the camp has been closed since two thousand so a lot of the buildings are dilapidated. But you know it is a place where where agencies have been able to go in and operate. I think one of the challenges now is that you know that has about twelve thousand refugees And it was advised to not hosts more than ten thousand refugees. So i think there have been discussions in terms of expanding Expanding that camp or potentially finding new areas for relocating refugees. Especially if if the situation is protracted and and flows of refugees increase over the next few weeks into. There's a lot going on in the country in the refugee camps. But what do you see as the most pressing humanitarian needs. So if you had to concentrate resources on a few things what would they be. Well i think from where we sits what we're doing right now on rock cuba's health services to people that have been arriving from from mind you a lot of these people left without anything. They you know fled conflict. That came about somewhat unexpectedly. So they're really in desperate need and we've been mostly providing healthcare in many of our clients are women and children a lot of them come with largely treatable illnesses such as acute diarrhoea. Respiratory infections malaria. So long as we can provide them with with medicine and a place to recover. I think were were able to support their needs. I think one concern of course is that in a refugee camp densely populated area like this without proper infrastructure. There is potential for for disease to spread an of course the context of the copa nineteen situation. There is a high risk of a disease outbreak or infections so ensuring that people have access to clean water and sanitary in hygiene services is also important than we're working to provide those things. So i mean those are some of the specific areas that were working on i would say in addition to that may be pressing needs. Now as i mentioned is just being able to access the region to guy understand the extensive. The needs there. There were prior to the conflict. There were already a large number of people. That were reliant on food aid and as i mentioned there were up to one hundred thousand eritrean refugees into guys so were extremely concerned about the well-being of these individuals because eight supplies haven't been a delivered in almost a month to the region itself so i would say access is really concerned right now and we'll end on this note but what do you see as the role of international partners in this being. If if you could make request of foreign governments what would what would the most impactful thing for them to do. Be on the humanitarian side. I think as i mentioned helping agencies gain access to affected communities there are commitments as i mentioned the un in the federal government have have reached agreements on this recently but that has been somewhat slow to materialize. But in string that you know this is possible soon.
"ethiopia" Discussed on The Signal
"Okay so just a recap until two years ago. The ep l. f. four tigray people's liberation front controlled the government then the current pm abiotic akhmed sweets to power. He resolves the border tensions and things are looking up but the tape. Elf aren't happy about losing power and on the fourth of november fighting breaks out again between the military and the tape and the events that led to the outbreak of fighting Contested the prime minister says the government was responding to an attack on its military base. Integrate say the government betrayed an agreement to allow autonomy integrate eroding the rights and freedoms of its people. Okay so the event on november fourth signaled a kind of outbreak of warring tigray. And part of the reason this came as a shock maybe disseminate the opiate but definitely to the rest of the world was because of who atheist later is so before we go any further. Can you perhaps tell us about The eighth european prime minister elise hu can prime minister When he came to power in twenty eighteen you came. On the back of popular uprisings the had brought ethiopia to a halt as i mentioned ethiopia had the same teepee lead administration for twenty seven years. That had the country with an iron fist so abby came and he promised reforms promised in opening up of the political space promised to free tens of thousands of political prisoners onto ethiopia where newly elected prime minister. Dr akhmed ali is the country in an attempt to calm tensions. that have been simmering. His first stop was ethiopian somali region. Cg tins guram challa reports. She did and suddenly there was a whirlwind of changes rendered the country almost unrecognizable media outlets operating freely yod political organizations that had been in exile for decades allowed back into the country the pace with which things had just transformed was unprecedented. And then obviously the peace deal with neighbouring eritrea that ended twenty years of hostility. Later secured him the nobel peace. Christ i mean it was groundbreaking and had instilled a lot of optimism amongst ethiopians and of course the rest of the world as well. I am committed to peace every single day and in all seasons. I am my brother's keeper. I my sister's keeper to. I have promises to keep before. I sleep miles to go on the road of peace. What was seen since has been gradual resorting to repressive government methods of operating. So you've seen a lot of the political. Opposition members and journalists rearrested and by midway twenty twenty a lot of people were Highlighting similarities between the current leadership and the previous administration that we thought had gone. And do you have any sense of what changed. I mean it's unclear It was a letdown for many people. But what happened is the when it comes to the open. Government old habits die hard so journalists started to be arrested again exiled politicians once either once again forced to either leave. The country were rounded up and arrested and the optimism and the era of reform that we thought would characterize post twenty. Eighteen era took shape Almost confirmation of that deterioration in the government's response after.
"ethiopia" Discussed on The Signal
"This is an abc podcast. I now call up on the nobel peace prize laureate of twenty nine thousand nine to come forward and give his nobel lecture prime minister the nobel peace prize is awarded to those who prevent conflict and civil unrest. It's given to world leaders or worthy organizations and last year. The top prize went to ethiopian prime minister abby for his work resolving his nation's border conflict with neighboring eritrea. Honored to be here with you today. Ungrateful on the way jen nobel committee for the google and encouraging my contribution the peaceful resolution of the border dispute in its european but one year later. There's not a lot of pace in ethiopia. fighting has broken out with reports of mass killings. Which some have likened to genocide now ethiopia's government claims it is quelled an uprising in the country's northern tigray region scattering the to grab people's liberation front fighters to the hills but there are conflicting reports about what happened and how long the pace might lost. I'm steven smiley. And i'm madeline jenner and today on the signal could last year's nobel peace prize winner be on his way to forming an authoritarian regime. And what does it mean for the future of and most populated country to where prime minister off matt has announced a quote final military operation against the defiant tigray province in coming days. The federal government has carried out over the last three weeks. A war has been raging in ethiopia. The united nations has been warning that six million people in the region of to gray could soon be without food and water and is very little information about what is actually going on. when a power struggle broke out. The government essentially plunged the area into a complete media. The phones aren't working and there's no internet submit. Your opinions haven't been able to contact family for weeks. Let alone get accurate. Details of what is actually happening on the ground now over the weekend the government announced its armed forces were now fully in control of the city of mecca. Lay one of the city's at the center of this fighting. The opn government says its forces have taken control of michaela. The capital of the defiant tigray region always off to the military launched the final push to retake the city from the tigray people's liberation front which sounds like the government is saying. The conflict is over but the media blackout continues and no one is to sure about what happens next. So many ms zacarias. Alum i'm anne. Cop freelance journalist. I'm currently in toronto. And i tend to go between ethiopia. Canada my work. And can i ask why you're largely canadian-based well at this moment in time. It's a pretty dangerous to work as a member of the is local press within the country. There's a bit repressive environments so Coming here it's sort of like a. It's almost sort of like a safe haven from men Things get a little too risque. Let's stop by establishing where exactly the tigray region of ethiopia here is in the country and and what is significant about it to the region of is in ethiopia northwest and the region. The inhabitants of the region are were led by the to grind people's liberation front or the for regional party. So this party was also at the helm audio paean government for a period of twenty seven years between nineteen ninety one and two thousand eighteen so for about a generation they had dominated ethiopian politics until being ousted from government in two thousand eighteen task. Swear in ibm in the parliament. As the new prime minister of ethiopia and the real work of rebuilding people's confidence and so the new look government we've had in the past. Two years was always At odds with the which had resorted to only governing in its home region of And worsening tensions between the two for the course of a year or so eventually deteriorated.
"ethiopia" Discussed on The Current
"The conflict in the region is cause for great concern for aid groups in ethiopia. This is leticia horn of africa director at human rights. Watch i think it is very important. Place what has happened in the last week in the tk region in the grew older context of what has been for the last year or so an increasingly very bad human rights situation in ethiopia documenting cycles of unrest and serious human rights abuses but also into communal violence on many occasions over the last eighteen months in many different parts of the country they fits into broader patterns of very serious tensions in the country. Many of which the federal government had not done enough to tackle. And we haven't fortunately been documenting time and again especially in the last year how we have seen a return to very heavy handed responses by the authorities when unrest and and when tensions increased. Michelle governor is senior fellow for africa studies at the council on foreign relations a former. Us ambassador to botswana and senior director for africa on president obama's national security council ambassador. Good morning to you. Good morning just briefly. What's your understanding as to why this conflict has erupted now well You know there are disputed reports about what the exact precipitating event was but the the conflict was clearly coming in part because The two grandkids for many years did have the lion. Share of power in ethiopia's is System of coalition government and that changed with the assent of of prime minister abby. And there's a lot of contestation in ethiopia. Broadly not just in tigray about the nature of their federal model. How much power do individual states as. How much of of Identity and political power is aligned with ethnicity and and so this is kind of the most prominent example but there have been numerous other challenges to federal authority and the federal government trying to find its footing. It was just last year that this prime minister won the nobel peace prize. And now this war is erupting deal. The peace prize a mistake. Well i you know. It's it's pretty hard to uh endorsed the idea of Prime minister obvious. Peacemaker at this Particular moment. I think it certainly made been premature. It was given To the prime minister Ostensibly because of you know of a formal Warming and end to hostilities with trae s. That was a horrific war That killed many people. It was in any way And it was a positive development on unquestionably but it was also given to the prime minister. Because he had undertaken a number of important political reforms in ethiopia opening up political space creating more opportunity for people to express themselves freely. There was a moment Where it looked like he had a different governing vision for the country and one that was Significantly less authoritarian than what ethiopian to experience before But we've seen a a rolling back of a lot of those freedoms over the past year and You know now. What we see is irretrievable being drawn into this conflict between the central government and degrade concerned. Are you that this could escalate into a full civil war with delia. I am deeply concerned. it it's just Incredibly alarming to see how quickly this escalated how quickly it's become internationalized..
"ethiopia" Discussed on The Current
"Podcasts. I pull back the curtain on the secret of self help group that experts call a called and follow one woman's heroic journey to get out. The podcast was featured in rolling stone magazine and named one of the best podcasts of two thousand and eighteen in the atlantic. Listen to uncover escaping nexium on. Cbc listen or wherever you get your podcasts. This is a cbc podcast. No federation and constitutional order of can tolerate such illegality. That's why the federal government is compelled to undertake a law enforcement operation to defend and protect the constitutional order and uphold that olaf law a democratic and bras. The ethiopia cannot exist without the rule low flow as recently as two weeks ago. The ethiopian prime minister i'll be glad was being lauded. As a man of peace and nobel peace prize winner who helped bring stability to a country that has known war famine and hardship for decades. Now the law enforcement operation that he speaks of targeting. The rebellious government in the region has killed hundreds left thousands homeless and sparked a crisis that the united nations fears could spiral out of control and to stabilize the entire horn of africa. The conflict has already spilled over to neighboring eritrea. Its capital was targeted by rockets. Over the weekend after the tegray and regional government accused eritrea of violence for the latest on. This i'm joined by juliet. Part of attorney in addis ababa. She's a reuters ethiopia. An african union reporter julia. Hello tight at its root Help us understand what this conflict is about. Basically it's about the former ruling coalition which for twenty years Has been headed by tigrayans and the new prime minister abatement who is trying to change politics within the country and the grinds are unhappy about the way he strang to change politics. They haven't joined a ruling coalition and you ruling coalition that the prime minister founded a year ago and they have been fighting at each other through. Let's say administrative measures for over a year until A month ago decry decided to go ahead and hold regional election despite the central government saying that such action would be deemed vigo and then our last tuesday night the federal government claimed that the teepee laugh so the former ruling coalition now governing to right had attacked a military base of their federal forces. And it had left the government with choice than strike back. Since then basically there has been a war between this region and essential government hundreds of casualties on both sides over twenty thousand displaced that have crossed into sudan no humanitarian aid to the region basic commodities like bread and sloughed are running out into dry ngos and a un are are fearing a humanitarian disaster. We know that there have been phone and internet blackouts in the region and journalists have been arrested. What is that meant in terms of us knowing what's actually happening in that region it's actually very difficult to find out what is actually happening. I went up there into griot a week ago with a team and even though we had all the papers required we were basically thrown out of bri and told that isky continued to report a body would be arrested and then we were basically escorted back to the capital. We manage to being touch on a fairly regular basis with the ep leader. The brits yon but there is very little information coming out of the region and there's also a very tight grip on what information circulates across the country. The central government is very very carefully controlling the narrative. There have been reports of atrocities by both sides in this conflict. What do we know about those accusations. Amnesty international published a report a couple of days ago detailing..
"ethiopia" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
"Was what genucel and dig was in a television address. Mr abby accused the teepee p l f of launching an attack on a base housing federal troops. He said that a red line had been crossed. Heavy fighting has broken out. In ethiopia's tigray region according to diplomatic sources amid rising phys required incident. There have been unconfirmed reports of fighting artillery duels an air rates the dplf had been the dominant political party in ethiopia for decades. That is before. Mr abe's party swept to power in two thousand eighteen on a reformist agenda and then removed several tiki officials from the government. Tensions have been escalating since earlier. This year mr avi says armed action is needed to bring the left to heal and to hold together. Ethiopia's fractious federation of ethnically-based two states other conflicts or already raging in a country still delicately making a transition to democracy. This latest escalation threatens to tear ethiopia apart and could draw in neighboring countries.
"ethiopia" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
"Ethiopia has split once before in nineteen ninety-three. . Eritrea Ethiopia had annexed in one, thousand, , , nine, , hundred, , sixty, , two voted to secede after a decades long war for its independence. . That break was not a clean one. . Another war between Ethiopia and Eritrea followed in the late Nineteen Ninety S. . After which retrieve retreated into isolation militarization and paranoia because a sort of North Korea on the Red Sea. . Ending hostility between Eritrea and Ethiopia officially accomplished as recently as two thousand eighteen was considered such a feat of deploying the see that it one. . Recently, , arrived Prime Minister B amid the Nobel. . Peace Prize. . I was a young soldier when well broke out between Utopia and. . I witnessed firsthand the ugliness of war in frontline battles. . There are those suave never seen war, , but glorify romance is it They have not seen the fear they have not seen the Arctic. . They have not seen the restriction or break nor are they failed the mournful and bitterness of war after the carnage WAR IS EPITHELIAL FAIL FOR ALL INVOLVED Ahmed may now face another test of his diplomatic capacities to stop another portion of Ethiopia setting up shop on its own this week the Ethiopian state of Gray held elections despite instructions from the federal government not to. . Federal government prefer to correspond election because of the COVID nineteen. . But <hes> the people of to. . Know that the reason for postponing the election is not covid nineteen. . We believe that it's political than the heads issue. . So and we know how much we paid for such an election to happen or to occur. . And the government the people to have paid the lives of sixty thousand people we don't want to pay lives. . In order to have the constitution that we have already, , we know that this is a threat to the constitutions that we have it some twenty years back. . To agree is easier appears northernmost region lying along what is now the westernmost stretch of the border with era that tegray has issues with the government in outer suburbs that can be gleaned from the briefest survey of the composition of Ethiopia's national parliament the house of Peoples Representatives Ov- it's five hundred and forty seven seats five, , hundred twelve occupied by the Prosperity Party a unity coalition assembled late last year by Ali Ahmed. . The thirty five a held by the People's Liberation Front, , and now more than ever there might be a clue in the name. . To understand how we got here a brisk through the. . backstory is probably in order. . The teepee Aleph was founded in one, , thousand, nine, , , hundred, , seventy, , five shortly after the military coup in Saba, , which overthrew emperor highly selassie and installed the brutal Linens Junior, , which became known as the Doug. . <music>. . was only two years ago that people were able to give vent the grief that shattered every family during the seventeen silent years a fear under the regime of Mengistu Highly Marian. . These are the relatives of Mengistu's first victims members of highly selassie imperial government executed without trial in November one, , thousand, , nine, hundred, , , seventy, , four, , the year, , Mengistu begun his bloodstained rise to power. . The spent his formative years waging war against the Derg, , and as is the way of revolutionary movements other tegray in revolutionary movements. . When the Doug was finally toppled in one, , thousand, , nine, hundred, , , ninety, , one. . Were at the forefront of the forces which changed the regime and they made certain to stay there. . Though members of the Tigrayan. . Ethnic group account for barely six percent of Ethiopia's population that. . was a huge influence on the eighth. . European politics. . In the subsequent decades, , it was a dominant part of the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic. . Front. . The coalition which governed from the fall of the Derg until Abi Alma dismantled last year and reassembled at as the Prosperity Party
"ethiopia" Discussed on Bevs World
"All right, guys, we're going to start today's episode in just a second. But before I do so, I just want to tell you about anchor anchor. FM is a platform for podcast creators like my life. I use it and it's completely free. You don't have to pay any hosting fees or nothing even get creation tools that allow you to record and edit your podcast right from your phone or a computer on the ago you want to get this because you know my opinion on this right? I think everybody should start a podcast about something that you're good at you like dogs start talking about dogs. You might know something that other people don't know bring value by starting a podcast download and crew. FM today. You're not going to regret it regret it regretted. Let's Tom Days episode. Look at this message Carnage. I didn't do all this you didn't shoot anybody. Come on cab, you know her shots. Yeah, that's right. Ladies and gentlemen, it depends world and I'm back at it again with another episode. Are you ready? I said, are you ready? Let's go. Help everybody was popular pop in his shoe boy Malanga and I'm back at it again with another podcast episode. All right, so I'm pretty hyped up today. I'm feeling good just had a bath and joined myself. And you know, what are we going to talk about today? Honestly, I have no idea. No, I'm just playing. All right. So for real though, I thought of a new concept or a new segment life could be fun and it's just reading up random news right that are going viral viral right now. So I was thinking can go into breaking news off and we'll just take the first best topic and then we'll just spin off of that. So CNN. No, we don't want to follow CNN fake news now. I'm just kidding. All right. See you then. Let's see. First things first that pops up is sick people say they can't get tested tested for what STDs now, I'm just playing nowhere during the coronavirus times, you know the corona Barona and Let's see here live updates coronavirus cases top 125,000 globally by Jesse you thank you Jesse. Appreciate it. Hope your reports its first case of coronavirus been there as an know. I mean, I've been to Ethiopia, you know, what we're going to spin off of that wage was in Ethiopia. Dang. That was a long time ago. Wow. All right. Let me just recap. So my mother was doing Ministry work and she was going down there to help with an within an organization called y o m youth with a mission and christian-based organization and we travel down there to do some Ministry. I think I was eight years old if I don't remember wrong, I was really young bro..
"ethiopia" Discussed on The World Nomads Podcast
"In Nairobi and discovered they were kindred spirits. The giant ditch the ten year fashion career in London to Kenya and he's now working full time at save the elephants Vince. which we're about him more about but first let's find out what inspired Jane to move to Africa that I was looking for a change? I've been in London. The Twelfth Fifteen. It hasn't been in fashion media to ten years and I actually what what the change came about. Because I discovered Takefuji loved it so much realize I had a bit of a a- An annex full but baffin wildlife and. I don't know where this this decision came from. It sounds crazy but I thought right. I'm giving up my career Korea. I'm going to go and chase the truck Fi. I'm going conservation and I want to go back to Brecca It took me a long time to make the jump because I was leaving you know well-paid job and a career and life in London and design a close celebrity parties and stuff. But I just not like. I wasn't really filling my life. I want to do something that would give back. make a difference I did a lot of courses and photography. I did a lot of courses and Helping me make a decision to actually leave my career because it was very scary you know I was. I was really leaving behind a lot of comforts but a friend of mine who who knows Frank Polk Cut Tammy in touch with him and he invited me out for two weeks to to do. I'm Phil photography saved. Save the elephants. And that was it. I was so hooked and yeah that's how it all started really has it would have feeding. I mean what was the transition in being like because a lot of people scared about making the jump F. You know it's been so smooth I I can't even begin. It's the bane the smoothest this transition I've ever made going from Zealand to London. Going from journalists into going from London to Africa has been so smooth. I mean let's you know there are challenges Language this culture is living in the Bush Scorpions and snakes and while elephants but mentally and Emotionally it's been really really easy transition of feels like it's the right thing I feel like I'm on the right pass. I feel I commit to be here. The work is incredible and it doesn't even feel like work. It feels like a like a my life. I don't feel like I'm working. I feel like this is just my life and you know it's it's Yeah it's been amazing. I'm very very lucky. I don't take any of us and a pinch myself every day still and I've been here. What turn unhappiest Phil? Tell us about this these organization. Let's grabbed you society elephants. Actually it's a research and conservation organization. It's based in Kenya. It was founded by zoologist in Douglas. Hamilton twenty five years ago and we conduct research into the ecology behavior. Wild elephants We have a research station. Shouldn't and some beer national reserve where I'm currently based in northern Kenya and we have a team of amazing research that go out every day studying. What Allison's go on recall they're the movement behavior United Families Social Structures? And it's about I think deb identified about nine nine hundred. Elephants live in these reserves along the Awash River and unites the knowledge that that got of their family structures of their history has really eighty conditioned credible world and to the opened up the amazing and silence the world of elephants and we also have a second research station in Sigala and and Saba Where we have this amazing project could Alison Bays it's run by Dr Lacey King and it's the vintages behind farming to stop elephants elephants in from writing crops and local villages at? It's fantastic. It's it's developing existence between humans. Nelson's the farmers let's get to to to make a small income from the honey that they produced on these beehives. It is now in nineteen countries around the world the project and At seven eighty a two percent effectiveness of proving that keeps absence away from crops. Say Yeah there's a lot of love stuff happening with this organization it's really exciting to be passable Meet elephants frightened of bees. Yeah Yeah they will when they touch the beehive fence when they touch the why the beasts dot but then MC elephant tests. You running away from these hives. So yeah that skit. Abe's wise their innate Jain for an organization like this at the turn of the century there were few million elephants in Africa. Today there between four hundred five hundred thousand on the entire planet so elephants are in endangered. Their future. Churn is very fragile. We were helping to to protect these offense and to make sure that they have a future. The other thing about elephants to is this is the landscape gardeners that that the of the system. They have a really reported round of keeping assistance alive. And you know this been read which recently that shows that the dissemination of far settlements could have a major impact on climate change. It's it's it's important for organizations like asked to protect not just just for Africa for the entire Taiwo D- How bad is it now punching ivory pitching in places like Kenya has has juice is which is great The cases like Central Africa in the Congo. Touching still really really really bad and molly united as small pocket of elephants left and valley which are under under siege in purchase. You know the elephant populations are recovering some places like Garamba and Sukumar and Zambia. Touchy has Jackson and elephants are recovering but the ivory trade is still the biggest threat to elephant populations across the continent. The demand for ivory has been around for centuries China. China has been one of the most prolific uses and off vibrate bets in China ban which introduced beginning of last year has been one one of the biggest steps to have occurred towards the end of the ivory crisis. The problem is that united. Despite China closing its retried is still a thriving market illegal ivory trade it's countries that laughs in Myanmar Vietnam in Hong Kong with sales of ivory now shifted to where we're finding research that people from China are actually now going. Iv from these from these countries which means that still been killed but the Don Ivory and the price of ivory is still way too high. Hi But right now I feel like this is really to try and display. Chinese people not supply ivory from these illegal markets mashing arounds around Asia. Listening into you. Can you imagine a future where you not involved in this. I mean you know it'll be. It would be great not to have to have not to have to protect elephants for them to be at a red free wild across Africa but at the moment. Yeah I mean in some ways I probably on sound selfish. Because I've seen love the work in the Dobbins incredible and I love what's the people I work with unloved working without offense and hopefully will always study allison's because they behavior and the movements. That's nothing but you know to have to protect them. It would be fantastic essay. They no longer needed protection. At army was no longer something that people wanted and used and the elephants killed. Okay yeah of course it would be a fantastic but I hope to always work without offense because they are the most incredible and mice intelligence I've been around. How close to them? You get your Bible to Odyssey raking nods. Individual Elephants Padilla close to be able to form some sort of bond on with more D- have to keep too much distance in a wild elephants. So we have to be very careful but in some bird because we've worked with them for twenty five years estimate. The population of elephants are probably the most relaxed. They know how big holes in our research so they tend to get very close very relaxed next around us we have one bull elephant could Anwar who actually likes his head on top of that had a good scratch. The OSCE we'd catch them in touch us but that very curious areas and they'll come round the vehicle sometimes and put their heads on the bonus. I David W on WHO's ahead of failed operations. He seems to be an elephant magnet. Because whenever I'm in the baker with him or other people are in the vehicle with him the elephants crowd around his vehicle and he knows them all by size and I guess they probably know I am as well so we get close but you know we have to keep this because a coastal wattle. Since we've heard how you got involved but how would the people that are listening to this become involved in some of the projects the organizations carrying out I think the best way to get involved of the theus as an Awareness is just GONNA website see the project set. Redo chair out stuff on social media talk to people about why Alison so important is a lot information on our website about how elephants Landscape Gardens the impact the heaven ecosystem. Why they're important to the planet and information about about what incredible animals they are spreading awareness and also you know educating people about why every as bad why we need to end the ivory crisis And also donate every little bit helps every every donation helps to make a better future for allison so those are the two the key ways that people can get involved definitely awareness and denies ing ancient. Angie put us in touch with us. She's been one of our most popular amazing Nymex. She describes both surfer girls. Gypsies who've chosen the path of responsible travel and fallen in love with Africa elephants and simplicity. Is that some Yup that it definitely sums mea sure does thank you giant and Phil Honestly. It is hard to believe Africa's elephants could disappear for much of the world within a generation. Get.
"ethiopia" Discussed on The World Nomads Podcast
"Unrest avoids any protests. And that sort of thing. But what do not travel to border areas with Sudan. Eritrea Kenya South Sudan Somalia or the Gambella and Somali region always border regents A places where conflict has well another was warning about possible attacks. Going happen from time to time. They put those warnings that when they think there's a credible threat but sometimes go away after that as well and check all those government travel alerts that are specific to your country three of residence and checkout travel safety alerts on. We'll come to nice one. We'll have a few more commonly ask questions about travel to Ethiopia later in the episode but Elon on whole is l. content producer world mets. She's based in our North American office and she's the one that you need to convince if you want US Travel Story Ellen Elon is about to give us some insight into the highlands. But how Ellen did you find. It is a destination. Generally it was really interesting. I think I knew a little little bit about it before I went but but I think that I wasn't really expecting it to be so different than What this unusual concept of Africa I mean? It's it's A lot of hydration areas it's very Christian. Authors Wildlife is not your lions elephants and things that you'd ordinarily associate with Africa so And just the landscapes are really also not really what I was picturing so And we covered a lot of ground. And there's this quite a lot of variety what are some of the replaces the surprise you. Yes so the Simian Mountain since the first place that one of the first places we went about two-thirds of Ethiopia's covered by what they call the Highlands uh-huh and so it's all a pretty high elevation and it goes up to like I think. Thirteen thousand feet so pretty high and it's very very sharp pinnacles and and down at may says it was all very green and lush. And that's not really what I was expecting That that was surprising what I I also found. Interesting is there's a lot of big population in Ethiopia. It's I think the second most populous country in Africa if I'm right and there was just agriculture everywhere even even in Siemian Mountains National Park it's You know lots of the park is actually cultivated. There are some places that are not. That's not allowed because the protected protected areas for the for the Y. X.. But it just everywhere you look people people and and the agriculture is still being done you you know by oxygen and how and what. I what I was picturing insist endlessly fascinating. Tell us a bit to people that you met there as well. I mean lots of them. Nice as well. Oh yeah everybody was lovely we. We were probably around quite a bit so I would unfortunately didn't probably get to spend as much time with the locals and chatting with them as you might like but But we did stop in the village at a at a local home and had a tea ceremony there coffee. I should take coffee sermon. Because they're very famous for that and so many is very All you that you roast. The beans grind the beans. The woman dies at lays out all the cups in front end for you and and copies delicious and so We did need. Some kids actually met more people in the valley which is not something that I talk about in the article. That's that's those are the tribes some of the famous tribes that live in the southwest and their You know we didn't. I didn't have any common language but there was quite a bit more interaction. Just being there hanging out with Dan kinda seeing them doing what they do in their daily lives and and some other traditions. That was very interesting as well. I know you mentioned animals and in my rating than Donald Eight the IPO. There is a lot of bird life. You are a frequent guest on limit on the podcast but many people may not realize that you are twitch. Isn't it fill is someone that loves birds. Yeah we don't really call them that in the states states but I do call myself a bird because it's true my husband and I both interested in birds and there is You know anywhere in Africa. I think you're GONNA see a lot of interesting birdlife but You know the because it's it's an allegation you see different different species and especially when we are in Bali mountains. National National Park are naturalist guide was was happy to hear that we were burgers and so We kind of made a sort of a challenge gave herself a challenge of trying to find fifty species in in in the one day that we had there the one day and we got pretty close. And they're really all kinds of you know you have a lot of beautiful raptors and you have more somber than flycatcher rails all kinds of variety so that was really fun for us. You are as you were talking. I was hearing a poor people for a long time talking about birds. One of the things that you know. It's not really on the tourist or on the travel map. It's you know tourism travels quite new to wake you up. Yeah Yeah I think so. I think it's definitely growing and there is more of a getting to be more of a travel infrastructure there and we traveled around on short flights. And if you're you know he wants to spend the money it can also charter flight. We did fly around a fair bit but we also drove around a lot. And it's It's the roads are not many places in the greatest of shape and there's these people use a further hurting hurting goats across in school. Children are walking to school. And you have kids driving horse-drawn carts and it's It can be quite a bit out of the guy would wanNA drive right there. But you certainly can't get around it just takes a long bit of doing getting from place to place. That's the kind of traffic jams though isn't it. It's true it is true. It definitely. There's there's there's more you know lodges there as Some camping a bit places the national parks you can you can camp and a lot of people do multi-day multi-day tracks. They may hire horse or some forces to carry their gear. And so. That's that's definitely possible but I do feel like a lot of people aren't the thought of people aren't aware of what there is do. They're the main thing I think the main reason that most people go or have the going is because of the churches in lally ballot and these so these amazing churches that are parked into the rocks. And so they're kind of you know set in a pit and they'd be dig Monolithic churches and the insides are are carved into arch ways and they're all brightly painted and they're still very much in use so if you go you might have to wait for the service to be over with you can go in and so people have go. They're having going there for a long time but I don't know that they some of the other things to do there are heavily caught on. There's also other places to see these these churches. That was another thing that that I found. I wasn't really expecting to be impressed by as much as I was as an area called Giralda which all these beautiful sandstone a bally's and and pinnacles and you know it's very beautiful but in in all those cliffs there's about one hundred and twenty of these little hand carved churches that you had to climb a path or maybe even climate and actual cliff to get to these churches. That's an area that I was really impressed. By and kind of was a highlight. That wasn't expected record. Thank you Ellen now. Regular listeners to the podcast would know about travel news segment now. We promised you more audio twenty twenty. So what we're doing is creating a weekly eighty five minute. Wrap up of travel news and it will be available soon from wherever you get your favorite podcasts and replaced it with your questions it's useful. Oh practical information related to the destination. It's the stuff you on an I. It's very simple idea. Look some of the more commonly asked questions about travel to Ethiopia Include is it safe. I think we just kind of address that earlier in the episode episode and I also do I need a visa..
"ethiopia" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class
"The House of a manual in particular particular tries to replicate the look of a built wooden church even though these structures are hewn from solid stone as one piece many of their interiors replicate replicate structural elements. That would hold up the ceiling and the roof in buildings that were made from another material like stone blocks so if you look at the ceilings you'll see things like pillars which are a good idea anyway but then archway is up in the ceilings that would be structural elements in another context the houses of Mary and Golgotha Mikhail. We're once completely plastered and painted on the inside with the plaster covered with murals and other artwork. It's not totally clear. How far back all of this artwork dates and in a lot out of places? There's paint from artwork that is no longer visible. One of the most complete murals depicts Mary riding a mule with Joseph walking by her side led by the Archangel working to Gabriel as the holy family arrived in Egypt along with the sculptures religious carvings and other artwork. These buildings are also home to a collection of ARCS. Works in the religious tradition. The Queen of Sheba who was Ethiopian had a son with the Israelite King Solomon. The son was mental like the first and when he we reached adulthood. His mother took him to visit his father. He returned to the opium with the Ark of the Covenant which remains hidden in a church in Oxfam guarded started by one monk. who was the only person allowed to see it the churches at Lalibela contain replicas of this arc? which are decorated with stylized carvings and and then treated with a similar amount of reverence? Some of the arts are carved from a single piece of wood and nine of them are dedicated to King Lalibela with no disrespect disrespect intended. I can't stop thinking about any Jones The excavation of these buildings was an incredible feat of engineering in addition to just the planning and Labor abor volcanic rock is not uniformly dense or stable when artists and artisans are carving from stone. They're usually choosing a piece. That's consistent and of the right quality for their purposes. But you just do not have that option when you're carving an entire building from the living rock. These artisans had to account for all kinds of variations nations in the structure and strength of the material to get the aesthetic. Look that they were seeking as well as the stability to make sure everything remains standing and on top of that this work work required a complex and massive hydro engineering project. Alabama is situated in the Ethiopian highlands about two thousand six hundred thirty meters meters above sea level. That's about eight thousand six hundred twenty eight feet. There is no water at the surface of the site so a whole system of canals tranches cisterns sluice gates dams catch basins and other devices was created to both bring water into the area from an aquifer that was miles away and to manage all the rain and runoff. During the rainy season this includes the creation of multiple pools that were used for drinking water. baptisms optimism's and healing and cleansing rituals. This hydro engineering work is usually credited to someone named Ebola Banos and one of the churches that lally Bella is named for him Sometimes the House of Alabama's is described the only church lally Bella dedicated to a specifically Ethiopian. Saint but there's also some debate about whether he was Ethiopian. He was definitely brought from somewhere to oversee this work. But it is not entirely clear if it was from within Ethiopia that he was brought ought or from without Ethiopia especially considering that they were built in the thirteenth century. 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"ethiopia" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class
"Including William and Thomas and that's the rocky and churches of Ethiopia in particular the complex of them but is known as lolly. Bella there there are at least two hundred rock hewn churches in Ethiopia. The oldest ones are in the tegray region and are carved from sandstone. Those date all the way back to about the fifth century this complex that lally Bella is a little newer it was excavated from volcanic rock about seven hundred years ago and the site has been in continuous continuous use. Since then today lally Bella is a deeply important religious site in Ethiopia and Orthodox Christianity so these churches are just incredible feat of engineering both in terms of the structures themselves and all of the water management. That's involved with them. And they're also connected to the overall history history of Christianity in Ethiopia which evolved very differently from Christianity in the rest of sub Saharan Africa. So today we will have a brief overview of the origins of Christianity in Ethiopia before talking about these rock churches at Lalibela from their original building to the threats that the site is facing today before we get yet to the introduction of Christianity in Ethiopia the nations of Africa as we know them today have roots in the scramble for Africa that took place in the late nineteenth century that is when European nations divided the continent up among themselves without regard for the existing nations empires political alliances. That were already. There is something that has come up on the show multiple times before The resulting national borders were really arbitrary in terms of everything from geography to existing territorial boundaries. Agrees these nations and their borders continued to evolve after the scramble for Africa but in general they also continued to group people's that hadn't necessarily unaffiliated before creating the idea of nations that didn't necessarily match up to the existing political landscape so of course that applies to Ethiopia and then in terms terms of Ethiopia in particular. That name can mean a lot of different things depending on when a person is talking about and when they were using that term a a lot of ancient writing from outside of sub Saharan Africa uses the word Ethiopia in a generic kind of way to just mean Africa in general or in particular Africa. Marcus south of Egypt ancient sources including the Christian Bible also used the word Ethiopian to describe anyone with very dark skin so in these early uses of of the word Ethiopia and Ethiopian. It's not always clear. Exactly who or where they are talking about there. Also a couple of written uses of the term that came came from what's now Ethiopia rather than from elsewhere they date back as far as the third or fourth century one of them references King of the OXO MITES and the Ethiopians. The oxy oxygen empire was in. What's now northern and irretrievable? In this wording suggests that people thought of these as two different places in the history. We're talking about today. Includes foods this same general region which at some points has also been called Abyssinia. Christianity has been present in northern Africa. Since the earliest years of the religion religion as it spread through areas that were part of the Roman Empire but in most of sub Saharan Africa. It was introduced much later. Starting with Portuguese missionaries in the fifteenth century. Three so for the most part in Sub Saharan Africa Christianity is associated with European colonialism. Ethiopia is an exception though Ethiopia's Christian Christian traditions trace back to biblical accounts including the flight of Mary. Joseph and Jesus from Herod the Roman King of Judea. Shortly after Jesus was born in the Book Book of Matthew and in some of the New Testament Apocrypha an angel appeared to Joseph and told him that Herod Plan to kill Jesus so the holy family fled to Egypt and lived there for several years. In the Ethiopian tradition. They continued into Ethiopia and they took refuge there. The book of acts in the Bible also Oh describes the Apostle Philip baptizing a eunuch from the court of candace queen of Ethiopians with that baptism happening in Jerusalem and his fourth century. A history bishop as Subbiah Caesaria wrote that this person returned to Ethiopia arriving there sometime before the apostle matthew did but like we just talked about. It's not really clear. Exactly where Ethiopia is in these accounts in terms of the introduction of Christianity as an established religion region. That goes back to the days of the Ottoman Empire also called the Kingdom of Oxfam. This umpire was established sometime between one hundred fifty. BC and fifty fifty ce and it flourished from the third through the sixth centuries because of its position on the northern Horn of Africa. Along the Red Sea this empire had extensive trading relationships with what's now Sudan Egypt and the Arabian Peninsula. It was a wealthy cosmopolitan kingdom with primary exports that included ivory in gold. The kingdom used the revenue from these exports to invest in agriculture moving the region from subsistence farming to reason cattle and export crops. The foreign merchants who visited or worked in the empire included Christians and at first Christianity was viewed in the empire as a foreign religion. Rather then as something that oxy Mites might practice themselves multiple accounts document the same basic story. About how that changed and in that story two men described described as coming from Syria or tire were shipwrecked and given employment. In the king's household. The king died while his son was still too young to take thrown and these these two men remained at court while his widow served as regent for the late king's son Zana along the way they made connections with Christian traders and merchants. Although it's not clear whether these shipwreck survivors sought them out because they were already Christian themselves or if they converted to Christianity at some point when Asana came of page the younger of the two shipwreck survivors returned home but the older noticed frontiers of tire. Travelled to Alexandria Egypt to petition. Church Patriarch TRIARC Athanassios to appoint a bishop to lead the growing community of Christians. In the Kingdom of Oxfam the Patriarch appointed from inches himself and in Ethiopia. nope he became known as Abba Salama or father piece. Abba Salama also baptized. The king marking the Royal Family's conversion to Christianity and about the a year. Three thirty Zana became the first monarch put. The symbol of the cross on coins and the capital of oxygen grew into a religious as well as the political center so the establishment of Christianity in Ethiopia was happening at about the same time as it was in Armenia which is usually noted as the first country to make Christianity the official state religion. It took another couple of centuries before Christianity was widely practiced outside of the royal family and nobility in the Kingdom of OC zoom much of that shift started with the introduction of Monasticism in about the sixth century this is traditionally described as being brought by nine saints who were refugees fleeing being religious persecution in Syria. There are still monasteries in Ethiopia that are dedicated to or trace their origins back to one of these nine saints. These monastic communities were hugely influential. In the conversion of the general public to Christianity. Although the oxygen empire had a robust trading network mark and relationships with other Christian nations it was relatively isolated from other predominantly Christian parts of the world. It's primary contact. Was the Coptic Church in Egypt. which appointed Egyptian bishops to lead the Church and Axiom in about the seventh century Muslim conquest of surrounding areas? Also cut off the kingdom's contact with most other Christian nations so for centuries the church in what's now Ethiopia didn't have formal contact with the Roman Catholic Church or the eastern Orthodox Churches Churches as they evolved at all consequently the Orthodox Christianity that developed in the Horn of Africa is unique with rituals and beliefs and practices that are specific to bat region. And sometimes have more in common with Judaism than with other Christianity. The oxygen might empire went into decline around the seventh century but by that point in Christianity was established enough among the population that it survived the end of the political dynasty. The historical record is a little bit fuzzy on the years that followed but the next people documented is coming to power Kush speaking zag way people in about the eleventh century. They moved the capital South. From Oxfam to Rojo One was King Lalibela which brings us to the Rock Hewn Church complex. That is named for him and we will get to that after sponsor..
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"Means tens of thousands of soldiers died the countries have remained enemies as you've mentioned ever since so it was a an extraordinary conflict this resulted in a huge build up of troops on both sides why has changed its mind now what's it good question i mean they've got a new prime minister who seems to be determined to not only heal the problems within the country but also when he when he made his first speech he said we will try and make peace with air trailer it was a big change from what the former leaders had said in ethiopia and see the big question is are the troops going to be withdrawn from these disputed areas because it's one thing to say we agree to what was decided years ago by the border commission but if now the troops withdraw or if it says we will remove these troops under some supervision than that would send an even stronger signal that if yo periods determined to end this conflict which hurts both countries economically as well because of course it keeps ethiopia landlocks and i think all eyes will now be on air air because the ball is firmly in that country's caught all along it said we will not talk to theo pia and it accepts this ruling if yo is now said we accept it so it's really over to air trae are you now going to come to the table and talk to ethiopia or will the squabble continue africa editor will ross they have been fresh eruptions of the flag gogol kaneohe in guatemala causing a further evacuation the official number of people killed in sunday's eruption stands at seventy two with many more missing short time ago i managed to get through to our correspondent in guatemala we'll grant we have just been evacuated from the kind of worst affected area by emergency services in the army they central phenoms using whistles just removed absolutely everybody from the area and once we came down the mountainside came across schools while thousands of.
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"Scenes tens of thousands of soldiers died the countries have remained enemies as you've mentioned ever since so it was a an extraordinary conflict this results in a huge build up of troops on both sides why has changed its mind now what's it good question i mean they've got a new prime minister who seems to be determined to not only heal the problems within the country but also when he when he made his first speech he said we will try and make peace with air trailer it was a big change from what the former leaders had said in ethiopia and see the big question is are the troops going to be withdrawn from these disputed areas because it's one thing to say we agree to what was decided years ago by the border commission but if now the troops withdraw or if it says we will remove these troops under some supervision than that would send an even stronger signal that theo periods determined to end this conflict which hurts both countries economically as well because of course it keeps ethiopia landlocks and i think all eyes will now be on era traer because the ball is firmly in that country's caught all along it said we will not talk to ethiopia until it accepts this ruling ethiopia's now said we accept it so it's really over to era trae are you now going to come to the table and talk to ethiopia or will squabble continue africa editor will ross the had been fresh eruptions of the flag ovo kaneohe in guatemala causing a further evacuation the official number of people killed in sunday's eruption stands at seventy two with many more missing short time ago i managed to get through to our correspondent in guatemala will grant we have just been evacuated from the kind of worst affected area by emergency services in the army they central phenoms using whistles just removed absentee everybody from the area and once we came down the mountainside came across schools while thousands of.
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"This is the global news podcast from the bbc world service hello i'm all of conway and this addition is published in the house of wednesday the sixth of june all main stories two decades after fighting a bloody trench war with error traer ethiopia says it will finally accept an agreement giving disputed territory to its neighbor and that'd be fresh eruptions of the fogo volcano in guatemala causing a further evacuation also in the podcast we know that her housekeeper is the one who found her in her bedroom and the housekeeper immediately called emergency services police investigating the death of the american fashion designer kate spade believe she killed herself in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight two of the world's poorest nations ethiopia and era tra went to war over nondescript border town called bad may after two years of fighting and tens of thousands of deaths the conflict was halted abound recommissioned mission was setup which awarded by two retrial however ethiopia refused to accept that decision and both countries remained on a war footing now ethiopia has decided to abide by the ruling and end the dispute i asked africa editor will ross y ethiopia had changed its mind but i tell us about a conflict which is seen as one of the most brutal of recent times it was many would say completely pointless they were fighting over this this very dusty you could hardly call it a town big village really and other areas along the common border real trench warfare scenes of a bit like first world war in europe it was strawberry.