Popular Somali poet, playwright and musician Mohamud Abdullahi Isse (Sangub) is dead. Sangub was born in 1944 in a rural area of the Somali regional state of Ethiopia. In 1961, Sangub moved to Hargeisa to seek for a better life, and he was immediately invited to join Radio Hargeisa. In 1964, Artiste Sangub joined the Somali Armed Forces as a singer. Sangub was one of the Somali people’s wisest, most brilliant, most creative and funniest poets, playwrights and songwriters.
June 18, 2019 17:26 UTC
US aircraft giant Boeing and British Airways owner International Airlines Group have signed a letter of intent for delivery of 200 planes of the 737 MAX type, the companies said. Boeing’s MAX aircraft have been grounded worldwide after two of them crashed within six months of each other, killing 346 people. RELATED: BOEING SAYS PLANES MAY HAVE DEFECTIVE PARTSRELATED: WIDOW SUES BOEING OVER 737 MAX CRASHAt the start of the show, Boeing’s head of commercial aircraft Kevin McAllister apologised for the crashes. IAG said the aircraft would be used by a number of its airlines including Vueling, LEVEL, and British Airways at London Gatwick Airport. Boeing said IAG, whose single-aisle fleet is currently made up almost exclusively of Airbus A320 aircraft, was turning to the 737 MAX “as part of diversifying its future fleet to spur competition”.
June 18, 2019 16:23 UTC
PARIS — Boeing is selling its 737 Max planes again. The company announced at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday that International Airlines Group, the parent company of British Airways and other carriers, signed a letter of intent for 200 Boeing 737 aircraft. Boeing said it's the first sale of the jet since the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max in March. Another 737 Max crashed in Indonesia last year, and the planes are now grounded amid an investigation into problematic software. RELATED: Report: Boeing open to new 737 MAX branding after deadly crashesRELATED: Boeing says 'sorry' for Max crashes, seeks renewed trustThe letter of intent is subject to final agreement but is a vote of confidence in Boeing as it struggles to win back trust.
June 18, 2019 15:56 UTC
Internet outage in Ethiopia has entered its seventh day, preventing many Ethiopians from accessing online services. According to local reports speculation is rife that the internet restrictions are in place to prevent cheating by secondary students seating for their final examinations. "It' is expensive and is an added cost to us, and sadly, we can not simply pass that on to our customers. The report further shows partial connection was restored on Thursday, June 13, with text messaging services being disabled the same day. Please reach us through email@example.com or WhatsApp: 0732482690 and Telegram: Tuko news.
Boeing and regulators are "doing the right thing" as they seek to end the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max, in the view of Ethiopian Airlines chief executive Tewolde Gebremariam. "Boeing is doing the right thing, the regulators are also doing the right thing. Asked about the prospect of bringing more Max aircraft into the Ethiopian fleet, Gebremariam simply replies: "We'll see." Cirium's Fleets Analyzer shows that Ethiopian has four Max 8s in storage and another 25 on order. 2019parisairshowRead all the latest news and information from the 2019 Paris Air Show on our dedicated page
FILE - In this May 8, 2019, file photo, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 jetliner being built for Turkish Airlines takes off on a test flight in Renton, Wash. Boeing is selling its 737 Max planes again. The company announced at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday, June 18 that International Airlines Group signed a letter of intent for 200 Boeing 737 aircraft. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)PARIS (AP) — Boeing is selling its 737 Max planes again. Boeing said it’s the first sale of the jet since the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max in March. Another 737 Max crashed in Indonesia last year, and the planes are now grounded amid an investigation into problematic software.
Source: Xinhua| 2019-06-18 23:22:23|Editor: yanVideo Player CloseADDIS ABABA, June 18 (Xinhua) -- The newly inaugurated Chinese-built 220-km toll road that connects landlocked Ethiopia to ports in Djibouti will meet Ethiopia's growing import-export needs, an Ethiopian official said on Tuesday. Speaking to Xinhua, Ethiopian Roads Authority (ERA) Communications Director, Samson Wondimu, said the asphalt concrete toll road, which was inaugurated on Sunday, connects Ethiopia's eastern city Dire Dawa to the border town of Dewele neighboring Djibouti. "The Dire Dawa-Dewele asphalt concrete toll road, in addition to transforming Ethiopia's import-export endeavor by significantly reducing the cost of travel and time, will further strengthen the people-to-people relations between Ethiopia and Djibouti," Moges said. It is the second toll road in the East African country, next to the 85-km Addis Ababa-Adama toll expressway. The Addis Ababa-Adama expressway, as the first expressway in the East African region, is considered as Ethiopia's major road project, covering the busiest segment of Ethiopia's vital road infrastructure linking the capital to Djibouti Port.
SHARE ...Plan approved to encourage Academic Excellence for Israeli students of Ethiopian descent$40.4 Million (145 Million NIS) Allocated in Multiyear BudgetThe Council for Higher Education (CHE) recently approved a $40.4 million (145 million NIS) multiyear plan to encourage academic excellence and leadership among students of Ethiopian descent. The program sprang from Israel’s 2015 Government Policy for Advancing the Integration of Israel Citizens of Ethiopian Descent into Israeli Society. The Steering Committee for Making Higher Education Accessible to Students of Ethiopian Descent, mapped out the primary obstacles to integration into the higher education system. This number is commensurate with the percentage of people of Ethiopian descent in the general Israeli population. — 30 —Photo available to run with this story: Download photoAbout the Council for Higher EducationThe Council for Higher Education (CHE) is the official authority for higher education in Israel.
borkenaJune 18, 2019This new Ethiopian music by Abraham Belayneh, Ete Abay, was released in March of this year. The idea of going to deep rural areas of Ethiopia to shoot a cultural like video is absolutely okey. But to make people in the countryside act in a way that is not their style and nature could be an issue. Like borkena on Facebook and get Ethiopian News updates regularly. As well, you may get Ethiopia News by following us on twitter @zborkena
Boeing announces preliminary deal to sell 737 Max planes for first time since Ethiopian Airlines crashPARIS (AP) — Boeing announces preliminary deal to sell 737 Max planes for first time since Ethiopian Airlines crash.
The border war was ended after the two countries signed a peace deal in December 2000. "I was able to return permanently to Badme after the peace deal was signed in July 2018. The peace deal has also allowed me to visit for the first-time family members across the border in Eritrea," he said. However, he admits the relative lack of transparency in the Ethiopia-Eritrea peace deal has made him a bit uneasy, worrying if any future simple misunderstandings could turn into tragedies. "Activities are being undertaken to make the Ethiopia-Eritrea peace deal sustainable, structured and all-inclusive between the two countries," Getachew told Xinhua.
Anyone who cares about stability and prosperity in Africa, and anyone who understands how important African partnership will be to tackle the foreign policy challenges of the future, is pulling for him to succeed. Ethiopia is one of the world’s dozen most populous countries, characterized by tremendous ethnic and linguistic diversity. Despite real gains over the past years, many Ethiopians still live in severe poverty, and official literacy rates hover at around half of the population. They know this will not be a year’s work—it is a generational project. A clear sense of U.S. strategic interests indicates that it is one that deserves more of our own attention and support.
June 18, 2019 15:11 UTC
Boeing has received a boost for its grounded 737 Max jet after British Airways-owner IAG signed a letter of intent to order 200 of the planes. The airline group said it was confident that the Boeing planes would return to service in the coming months. Boeing is currently trying to develop a software fix for 737 Max planes after two deadly crashes. Article continues after advertisementAll 737 Max planes were grounded in March after an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed, killing 157 people. Five months earlier, 189 people were killed when a Boeing 737 Max operated by Lion Air crashed.
June 18, 2019 15:11 UTC
While hundreds of Boeing 737 Max jets languish on the ground, British Airways’ parent company has signed a letter of intent for 200 of the aircraft. A total of 346 people died when Boeing 737 Max jets belonging to Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashed shortly after take-off. Boeing 737 MAX grounding: Ethiopia Airlines Flight 302 in pictures Show all 9 left Created with Sketch. Subject to a commercial contract, the mix of 737 Max 8 and 737 Max 10 aircraft would be delivered between 2023 and 2027. Ryanair.has 100 Boeing 737 Max jets with a special configuration on order, but has yet to take delivery.
June 18, 2019 14:48 UTC
ready for the rushThe law, dubbed the Communication Regulatory Proclamation, repealed several pre-existing ones on which the country’s state-owned telecoms monopoly, Ethio Telecom, was built. The government has previously made it clear that it would maintain a majority stake in Ethio Telecom and an effective control of the board. Between 2016 and 2017, a Japanese tobacco conglomerate bought a controlling share in Ethiopia’s state-owned tobacco company for almost $1bn, an overvaluation justified by the inclusion of a 10-year monopoly. Ethio Telecom had 41.1 million subscribers by February this year, of whom 19.49 million are data and internet users. Although the government and Ethio Telecom did not issue any statement on the blackout, it has been speculated that it was meant to curb cheating in national exams.
June 18, 2019 13:18 UTC