Internet services have been cut off in much of Ethiopia’s largest regional state, Oromia, the region’s television network reported on Tuesday. According to the Oromia Broadcasting Network (OBN), the blackout which has lasted some two weeks has affected universities and businesses in the region. Ethiopia’s internet is in the hands of a state monopoly outfit, Ethio Telecom, the operator has yet to give a reason for the situation. Ethio Telecom was in November last year named the continent’s largest mobile operator. “Ethio Telecom of Ethiopia is now the largest mobile operator in Africa in terms of subscriptions, with 57.34 million mobile subscriptions at end-2Q17.
March 21, 2018 10:41 UTC
In the 2018/19 winter flight schedule, Lufthansa will be offering the connections from Frankfurt to Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) and Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) as two separate flights. Until now, the only connection from Frankfurt to Addis Ababa involved a time-consuming stop-over in Jeddah. The new non-stop connection from Frankfurt to Addis Ababa will be served daily, except on Tuesdays and on Sundays. The return flight leaves Addis Ababa at 00:55 a.m. the next day and arrives in Frankfurt at 6:35 a.m. Additional information and the option to book Lufthansa flights are available online at LH.com or through the Lufthansa service center, which can be reached at +49 (0) 69 86 799 799 (calls charged at standard landline rates).
March 21, 2018 10:07 UTC
The National Mine Action Authority (INMAA), a department of the ministry, said the project would be undertaken jointly with the HALO Trust, a UK-based mine clearing NGO. According to Christian tradition, the site is where John the Baptist baptized Jesus. According to the Halo Trust, there are an estimated 2,600 mines to be cleared, with an an unknown number of IEDs and unexploded ordnance. The Trust said a combination of manual and mechanical demining, alongside explosive ordnance disposal, in order to make the area safe. The project will be funded by the Ministry of Defense and Halo Trust, which according to its website has so far raised $990,000 for the project that it estimates will cost some $1.5 million.
March 21, 2018 09:33 UTC
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Due to China’s blatant interference, chances for Taiwan to be invited to the World Health Assembly (WHA) in May are limited, according to Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), the country’s minister of Health and Welfare. The country is expected to follow the same approach in May, with its delegation presumably led by the health and welfare minister. However, China’s interference in WHO affairs continues to grow although the U.S. and other countries have constantly spoken up in support of Taiwan. In the statement, the FMS-Taiwan said it would not and would never accept IFMSA’s decision to unilaterally change the association’s nationality. MOFA also urged the IFMSA to remain professional and impartial as not to undermine any member organization’s status due to political issues.
March 21, 2018 08:03 UTC
Just like that, Les Payne, one of the smartest, most intellectual and forthright journalist was no more. Les Payne was one of the smartest and most well-read person I've ever met. This means my brother Les --yes, he was like an older brother and mentor-- was already in his 20s during the turbulent and epochal 1960s. Les Payne loved the roots of his tree and so his reporting took him to many parts of Africa. I personally became a big fan of Les Payne during the 1990s.
March 21, 2018 07:14 UTC
Just like that, Les Payne, one of the smartest, most intellectual and forthright journalist was no more. I then spoke next with Jamal Payne, Les' son. Les Payne was one of the smartest and most well-read person I've ever met. Les Payne loved the roots of his tree and so his reporting took him to many parts of Africa. I personally became a big fan of Les Payne during the 1990s.
March 21, 2018 03:45 UTC
SpotlightProtests in Ethiopia are the culmination of a long-simmering series of grievances and demands for greater freedom, equity, and opportunity. After 3 years of relentless protests, Ethiopia started 2018 with rare good news. As a result, once a unified vanguard party, the EPRDF is now riven by a bitter power struggle. However, Oromo protests returned when authorities attempted to forge ahead with the Addis Ababa expansion plan. [⇑ Back to top ⇑]Africa Center ExpertJoseph Siegle, Director of ResearchMore on: Democratization Identity Conflict Security Sector Governance Ethiopia Horn of Africa
March 20, 2018 22:06 UTC
After 27 years of increasingly autocratic rule under the Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), Ethiopians are demanding change. We are pleased that many members of the international community have already endorsed this plan as the best means to bring democratic rights and stability to this strategic country in the Horn of Africa. Our work has included international human rights advocacy, raising awareness, refugee advocacy, investigation and analysis, reconciliation work, networking and coalition building. This political arrangement leaves little representation for the majority of the 80 or more ethnic groups that make up Ethiopia. We urge the international community to strongly call for such a process to begin where by all stakeholders in Ethiopian affairs are meaningfully involved in a transparent process.
March 20, 2018 16:18 UTC
Ethiopia’s Enat Bank and RENEW Strategies in conjunction with are set to host the second Women in Finance forum. The Forum will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Enat Bank Headquarters in Addis Ababa Kazanchis area. Director of Women’s Financial Services & Marketing at Enat Bank, Abeba Tesfai will be the keynote speaker for the second event in the series. Abeba has been with Enat Bank for nearly three years in her current role, focusing on the bank’s programs policies, and partnerships focusing on women’s economic empowerment (WEE). The Bank economic empowerment programs seek to generate greater financial services access particularly for marginalized groups of women, women’s access to credit and financial literacy and entrepreneurship skill training opportunities to women in SMEs.
Source:News Business Ethiopia
March 20, 2018 13:30 UTC
Ethiopia must deal with its home generated security crisis and stop using Eritrea as a smokescreen, this is the view of a former United States Assistant Secretary of State. Herman Cohen on Monday waded into renewed claims by Ethiopia that neighbouring Eritrea was backing groups aimed at destabilizing the country. Cohen described the Ethiopian claims as false and averred that the current security crisis in the country was “self-inflicted by a minority kleptocratic regime,” in apparent reference to the Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF). #Ethiopia‘s claim that #Eritrea is contributing to violent instability in Ethiopia is false. “Ethiopia regime should withdraw SOE declaration prior to naming OPDO leader Abiy Ahmed as new Prime Minister, thereby avoiding tense vote in Parliament, and setting stage for political reforms,” he tweeted two days earlier.
March 20, 2018 09:33 UTC
The country needed capacity building to assist victims of trafficking, set up a human rights database, and conduct education in human rights areas. They noted the establishment of the Ministry of Human Rights, provincial human rights departments, human rights committees at the district levels, and the launch of the national Action Plan for Human Rights. Capacity building was needed for victims of trafficking, setting up a human rights database, and conducting education in human rights areas. Angola welcomed Benin’s efforts to promote and protect human rights, particularly its close relationship with international human rights mechanisms. It noted the establishment of the Ministry of Human Rights, provincial human rights departments, human rights committees at the district levels, and the launch of the national Action Plan for Human Rights.
March 20, 2018 09:22 UTC
To stand out in a globalised market, African manufacturers need to be able to compete with low cost overseas competitors. Better business management – better businessBefore jumping into advanced robotics or AI, sub-Saharan Africa’s manufacturers should be looking at their business management systems to ensure they are fit for purpose. A robust business management solution can be a real game changer, helping manufacturers meet the evolving challenges of today’s business world. An investment worth makingNext-generation business management solutions take the complexity out of running a manufacturing business, simplifying operations to allow enterprises to grow faster and stay agile. The efficient, streamlined processes that stem from the right business management solutions enable improved productivity and profitability – and accelerated growth.
Source:News Business Ethiopia
March 20, 2018 07:52 UTC
But the so-called “command post” is actually and demonstrably a specialized “MILITARY COMMAND POST”. There is a world of difference between a “command post” and a specialized “military command post”. In doing so, they unwittingly legitimize a criminal MILITARY COMMAND POST as an ordinary civilian disaster emergency command post task force. First, the “command post” is de facto a MILITARY COMMAND POST. “Command post” command responsibility and war crimesWhy should it matter calling an Agazi mercenary MILITARY COMMAND POST a “command post”?
March 20, 2018 01:59 UTC
Connoisseurs use it to test the fundamental technique cafes use to craft espresso beverages: Properly pulled espresso shots saved with microfoam. Last Tuesday the 13th, I decided to test a septet of cafes in the Bowl by ordering an espresso macchiato at each one (14 shots in three hours, wheee!). Ganache uses both a Fonte espresso machine and Fonte’s Italian roast, a blend of South American and Northeast African beans. Walnut uses a Synesso espresso machine, and their beans are Espresso Vivace’s Espresso Vita blend. The taste was clean, without a trace of resin or oil from the espresso machine.
March 19, 2018 23:31 UTC
Experience Africa by Atta will debut over three days from Monday 25th June to Wednesday 27th June 2018. The invitation only event at London’s Canary Wharf CCT Venues Plus, aims to provide a lucrative platform for uniting a wider range of key suppliers from Africa with the most relevant, active buyers from the UK and across Europe. An Africa travel trade show of this blueprint has never taken place before in the UK and looks set to attract record attendance. Exhibitors appearing for the show’s debut year include Cheli & Peacock Safaris, Volcanoes Safaris, Anabezi & Amanzi Camp and Legacy Hotels & Resorts. The eager response so far is testament that a ‘reimagined’ trade show for Africa was something people were waiting for.”Share this: TweetPrintWhatsAppEmail
March 19, 2018 20:03 UTC