Source: Xinhua| 2018-12-06 18:25:01|Editor: xuxinVideo Player CloseArtists perform traditonal dance during the Ethiopian Cultural Week in Hawalli Governorate, Kuwait, on Dec. 4, 2018. (Xinhua/Joseph Shagra)
December 06, 2018 10:07 UTC
Kefi said in a project update the Ethiopian Federal and Regional Government agencies had advised the imminent approval of the final community resettlement plans, project financing details and the updated works programme and schedule up to the planned first gold pour in H2 2020. It received key development and financing policy approvals from the government in September. Kefi said ANS' funding would ensure that the company could commit to moving local residents and start the first phase of Tulu Kapi's construction before closing the $160 million bond/lease non-equity capital project financing. As part of closing the non-equity financing, Kefi said Micon International had completed due diligence reports, and the receipt of the upcoming approvals would allow it to proceed with detailed legal documentation in the various jurisdictions. In anticipation of this, Kefi said it had approved the mandated bond/lease indicative terms and the other stipulations of the bond arranger.
December 06, 2018 10:07 UTC
Ethiopian Airlines will commence flights from their second UK destination next week with a four-times-a-week service from Manchester to Addis Ababa. It will depart from Terminal 2 at 18:05, arriving at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport at 06:45, providing significant onward connectivity options to the African continent. ADVERTISEMENTReturn flights depart Addis Ababa at 00:45 and arrives in Manchester at 07:20 and have been scheduled to provide convenient connectivity with flights from African continent in to Addis Ababa. Ethiopian Airlines UK country manager, Michael Yohannes, said: “We are excited to commence our new service from Manchester on December 11th. “Passengers can look forward to convenient onward connections from Addis Ababa and unparalleled comfort on-board our Boeing 787 Dreamliner along of course with our traditional Ethiopian hospitality.”
December 06, 2018 09:33 UTC
Aida Muluneh was a middle school student in Canada when local newspapers and magazines started running dramatic images of starving children in Ethiopia. She was born in Ethiopia, and the pictures were nothing like the memories she had of the country she left when she was 5. They also didn’t match the stories her mother told her of life there. “This is not to say the famine didn’t happen, but there are so many different stories in Ethiopia — it’s not just the story of famine or the priest with the cross,” Ms. Muluneh said. “There’s so many things that have yet to be documented.”
December 06, 2018 09:00 UTC
Ethiopian To Partner Ghana In New National CarrierDecember 5, 2018Ethiopian Airlines will be Ghana’s strategic partner as the west African country looks to set up a new national airline. Accra has not had much success in running a national airline, with two high profile failures over the last couple of decades. Ghana Airways was the national carrier until it got into difficulties in 2004 with problems including a US DOT ban which prevented it flying to the United States. Ghana International Airlines was launched in 2005 as a replacement, but ceased trading in 2010 and the country has been without a national carrier since then, although private airlines have partly filled the gap it left. Ethiopian already partners two African countries, Zambia and Chad, in projects to establish new national airlines.
December 06, 2018 03:56 UTC
“These are the adjectives I set forth before I even think about what the ingredients are going to be. So you have undertones of California bay leaf that we get fresh — it’s phenomenal — and mild undertones of chile. The cooking is very, very precision cooking, and I love that. But I try not to take myself too seriously and let the cooking shine. I think this is the only industry where you’re like a scientist, a mechanic, an artisan, a therapist [laughs].
December 06, 2018 02:26 UTC
borkenaDecember 5,2018China bound Ethiopian Airlines plane was ordered to return to Addis Ababa as Ethiopian authorities pursue an alleged suspect who tried to take foreign currency out of the country illegally. A report published by Fana Broadcasting Corporation, which cited Ministry of Revenue as a source, says Ethiopian Airlines employee used his privilege to bypass check points at the airport to help smuggle a women, unnamed in the report, foreign currencies out of Ethiopia. However, he was spotted by other Ethiopian Airlines employees, added Fana’s report, as he was trying to pass the luggage to a women traveling to China which triggered interest on the part of the employees to search it. Ethiopian Airlines employee who was involved in smuggle like practice was arrested right away but the women who was meant to receive the luggage boarded the plane to fly to her destination, China (the report did not cite the flight number). As authorities realize the story, apparently after investigating arrested Ethiopian Airlines employee (he is not named as well for some reason), they ordered the China bound plane which was three hours into its destination to return back to Addis Ababa.
December 06, 2018 00:00 UTC
But cutting government subsidies to impoverished three-child families is not the only policy the Egyptian Government is eyeing to control the birth rate. Lawmakers proposed a number of policies to impose population control measures. Egypt’s ChallengesThe Egyptian government has long implemented population control programs to promote smaller families and contraceptive use. In 2006, total fertility in Egypt had bottomed out at 3.0 children per woman, according to population estimates from the United Nations Population Division. Development, Not Coercive Population Control, Is the SolutionStill, the challenges that Egypt faces, like many other developing countries around the world, are not insurmountable.
December 05, 2018 22:52 UTC
borkenaDecember 5, 2018Ethiopia arrested today five senior and junior levels officials from Benishangul regional state, in the western parts of the country, reported the state media, Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC). The Federal Police, as cited by EBC, says that the authorities are arrested in connection with violence in the areas adjoining western parts of Oromia regional state and its neighboring regional state to its immediate north western part of Ethiopia. Among those arrested following Federal Police Task Force’ operation in the region are former Assosa, capital of Benishangul regional state, mayor and the region’s administration and security deputy head. The suspects arrested today are also linked to violence that happened in Assosa town in June of this year. As well, you may get Ethiopia News by following us on twitter @zborkena
December 05, 2018 22:30 UTC
Ethiopia to Establish Customs Police to Fight ContrabandDecember 5, 2018 - Ethiopia announced that it will establish customs police to fight contraband trade, according to Ethiopian News Agency. The Council of Ministers recently approved a proclamation for the establishment of the customs police as part of the fight against illegal trade that has beenflourishing over the years. The new customs police will operate under the Federal Police of Ethiopia. Contraband trade in Ethiopia accounts for major part of import-export trade, depriving the country billions in lost tax revenue. In addition to usual consumer commodities, the country is also beginning to see a growing contraband trade for arms and weapons.
December 05, 2018 19:41 UTC
borkenaDecember 5,2018After three weeks of controversy, the Ministry of Labour & Social Affairs has bestowed domestic workers’ insurance coverage, estimated at 300 million Br, to United Insurance. The signing was planned to take place three weeks ago but was suspended as competing insurance companies filed grievances over the tender procedure. Once the agreements with these countries are sealed, the remaining insurance companies in the country will have a chance to provide insurance coverage for domestic workers. The ministry is providing training to employees in order to minimize risk for the insurance company. The latest action of the Ministry was hiring an insurance company that will insure the life of the projected one million overseas workers.
December 05, 2018 18:00 UTC
With forward airline bookings between this November and January 2019 having grown more than 40% compared to the same period a year ago, Addis Ababa has become the number one gateway to the continent of Africa, surpassing the Middle East hub of Dubai. ForwardKeys, who compiled the data, believe that this shift to the Ethiopian capital has been due to both moves made by the country’s government and its national carrier, Ethiopian Airlines. The latter, as part of its 2025 vision, continues to increase capacity to facilitate growth, such as its new services between Addis Ababa and both Moscow and Dublin. Having grown at an average of 25% per year over the past seven years, the airline is now the continent’s largest. The new US$345 million terminal at Addis Ababa’s Bole International Airport should also bolster the airline’s efforts.
December 05, 2018 18:00 UTC
Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX Certified Four Star Global Airline, and European Union Delegation to Ethiopia signed a letter of intent to establish Ethio-European International Business School (EEIBS). Ambassador Johan Borgstam, Head of the European Union Delegation to Ethiopia and Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines on December 04, 2018 at the Airline’s Headquarters. Ethiopian will host the delivery of an MBA program at Ethiopian Aviation Academy with the support of the EU Delegation under the EU’s Transformation Triggering Facility (TTF) program. Ambassador Johan Borgstam, Head of the European Union Delegation to Ethiopia said: ”The EU Delegation to Ethiopia is proud to partner with Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Academy on this important project that will provide quality education to young Ethiopians. The European Union invests heavily in human capital development in Ethiopia and supports government efforts to improve the business environment and the implementation of the industrialization agenda.
December 05, 2018 16:07 UTC
Source: Xinhua| 2018-12-05 22:10:54|Editor: Shi YinglunVideo Player CloseADDIS ABABA, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia's northern Tigray regional state announced on Wednesday that it has pardoned 820 prisoners. Teklay Gebreyesus, Head of Prisons of Northwest Zone of Tigray regional state, said the prisoners were pardoned because they had shown good behavior during their imprisonment and had promised to be socially responsible citizens after they are released to their local communities. He further said the prisoners have been given life skills and vocational trainings before being released in order to help the prisoners become productive members of their society. The latest prisoners pardons comes just a week after Tigray regional state pardoned 3,231 prisoners as part of efforts to rehabilitate and re-integrate them back to their local communities. The Ethiopian government has also characterized the mass prisoner release program as part of its efforts to foster reconciliation and create national consensus.
December 05, 2018 14:15 UTC
Ethiopian Airlines has sealed an agreement with the Ghanaian government to develop a new national carrier for the country. The African carrier says Ghanaian Aviation Minister Joseph Adda and Ethiopian chief executive Tewolde Gebremariam signed a memorandum of understanding in Addis Ababa today to establish the new airline in early 2019. The final ownership structure of the unnamed carrier is still to be determined but Adda has stated that the government is not seeking to hold more than a 10% stake. Ghana has been without a national carrier since the demise of Ghana International in 2010, but the country is served by private operators including Ghanian company Africa World Airlines. Ethiopian has partnered to establish a number of joint venture carriers in the region, most recently in Chad and Zambia.
December 05, 2018 12:45 UTC