Dangote Ethiopia Country Manager Shot Dead in OromiaMay 17, 2018 - Dangote Cement country manager in Ethiopia, Deep Kamara, was shot dead by assailants near the Dangote Cement Factory in Oromia region 85 kilometers west of Addis Ababa. The identity of the assailants for this murder in Adeberga woreda is not known. This marks a new escalation in the security situation of the country where locals in Oromia region are taking matters into their own hands. MIDROC owned gold mine was recently shut down because of protests from locals. Aliko Dangote, the owner of Dangote Cement and the richest man in Africa is expected to arrive in Addis Ababa on Thursday May 17, according to sources close to the issue.
May 17, 2018 08:29 UTC
The African Development Bank (AfDB) is to provide $20 million to boost lending to small and medium-sized enterprises in Liberia, the Bank said after approving the funding on Wednesday. Lack of trade finance has negatively impacted Liberia’s economic growth, especially in the agriculture sector –which is heavily reliant on importation of farm implements such as fertilizer and machinery. The $20 million facility will provide access to short-term trade finance and expand the capacity of Liberian banks to extend liquidity support to SMEs to spur development in agriculture, services, manufacturing and construction sectors. It will also give confidence to international banks to enable them provide more lines for Liberian local banks. Liberian SMEs in key sectors such as, agriculture, food transformation industry and reconstruction are expected to benefit from this funding.re
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May 17, 2018 06:11 UTC
opinionGlobal, international, national as well as local advertising are communication strategies that business entities employ to drive demand for goods and services at all levels of markets. Article 2 of a Proclamation on Advertisements (Proclamation No. Later on Radio Ethiopia started to broadcast advertisements on various commodities like Coca Cola and detergents like Palmolive and several consumer items. During the period of the Dergue, the public media was the only media and advertisements were restricted to very few commodities that are imported from abroad. Nowadays some advertisements on beer are staged dramatically with their link to athletics and other fields of sports.
May 17, 2018 05:37 UTC
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May 16, 2018 21:56 UTC
Yosef is under criminal investigation for making a bizarre analogy that compared a hypothetical black child born to white parents with a monkey born to human parents. “Paris, somebody calls you a monkey you looking to show grace and love, you can’t do that with correction? Rye also was familiar with the case, and Rabbi Yosef’s multiple sins against thinking before speaking. Rye then circled back to Lemon’s question about the appropriateness of Trump’s Jewish daughter and son-in-law of taking Yosef’s blessing. “Paris, you don’t show grace and love to someone by allowing them to lay hands on you or to bless you,” she said.
May 16, 2018 20:48 UTC
Deep Kamara, the country manager of Dangote Cement Ethiopia, has been killed by gunmen. Two other employees of Dangote Cement, a secretary and the driver of the country manager who were driving with Kamara, were also reportedly shot dead. Today’s assassinations might be an indication that all is not well with Dangote’s operations in Ethiopia. In 2016, during the infamous wave of protests by the Oromiya people, protesters attacked and vandalized Dangote's cement factory along with several vehicles and machinery. Carl Franklin, a spokesperson for the Dangote Group did not respond to a request for comment at the time of filing this report.
May 16, 2018 19:52 UTC
By Aaron MaashoADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Unidentified gunmen killed the Ethiopia country manager of Nigeria's Dangote Industries on Wednesday after he was attacked in the restive Oromiya region while returning to the capital from Ethiopia's largest cement factory, officials said. In a tweet on Thursday, Fitsum Arega, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's chief of staff, identified the slain manager as Deep Kamara, and said two Ethiopian colleagues were also killed. Ethiopia remains under a state of emergency imposed in February, a day after prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned. Former army officer Abiy has since replaced him, promising "a new political beginning" including more democratic rights. Thousands of detainees have been released since January, including journalists and dissidents who have been jailed for a variety of charges including terrorism.
May 16, 2018 19:29 UTC
ADDIS ABABA, May 16 (Xinhua) -- The Ethiopian government on Wednesday disclosed that it will strictly monitor future foreign trips of officials and their destinations in a bid to ensure public officials' accountability. Some officials commit more than 10 foreign trips within one year, which he said is "unnecessary," ENA quoted Ahmed as saying during his meeting with high-ranking Ethiopian government officials. After monitoring future foreign trips of officials, unnecessary ones would be canceled so as to save time and minimize cost as well as ensuring transparency and accountability. Ahmed on Tuesday revealed that his government is investigating public officials who allegedly have illicit foreign bank accounts. Ahmed had also noted the impact of corruption on the East African country's economy, noting that the fight against corruption would be his administration's top priority.
May 16, 2018 18:56 UTC
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi speaks during "5th National Youth Congress" in a session "Ask the President" in Cairo, Egypt, May 16, 2018 in this handout picture courtesy of the Egyptian Presidency. The Egyptian Presidency/Handout via REUTERS ReutersCAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Wednesday the move of the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem will cause "some instability" in the region, in his first public comments on the issue. Israeli troops shot dead dozens of Palestinian protesters on the Gaza border on Monday when the high-profile opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem by President Donald Trump's administration raised tensions to boiling point after weeks of anti-Israeli demonstrations. (nL5N1SN25L)Separately, Sisi called for countries to resolve disputes peacefully, citing grave conditions in Iraq, Syria and Yemen. Sisi also said more time was needed to resolve a dispute with Addis Ababa over a $4 billion-hydroelectric dam it is building on the Nile.
May 16, 2018 18:16 UTC
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May 16, 2018 17:14 UTC
The ministers of irrigation and water resources as well as the chiefs of intelligence services of Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia participated in the May 15 meeting. Ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid tweeted May 16, saying, “Mediation meeting regarding the Renaissance Dam ended successfully in Adis Ababa. A tripartite fund will be established named the “Tripartite Infrastructure Fund”. Egypt will host a high officials' meeting in Cairo between July 3 and 4 to discuss the exact steps towards establishing the fund. After three months of meetings, this group will present the result of their negotiations to their respective water ministers.
May 16, 2018 15:45 UTC
/EIN News/ -- FREDERICKSBURG, TX, May 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Fifth Annual Hill Country Food Truck Festival, featuring 16 food trucks, 14 Texas Hill Country wineries and a full day of live Texas music, will take place from noon until 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, in Luckenbach Texas. Last year over 2,500 folks enjoyed what could be best described as an iconic summer day in the Texas Hill Country – delicious food, Texas wine, ice cold beer and great Americana music! The “Weingarten” will be open with approximately 14 Texas Hill Country wineries selling by the glass and bottle from noon to 8:00 p.m. (or until sold out). ft. educational facility which will be built in Fredericksburg, the hub of the wine industry in the Texas Hill Country. In addition to the TCWCA, event organizers include Luckenbach Texas, Texas Hill Country Wineries, the San Antonio Food Truck Association and the Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau.
May 16, 2018 14:48 UTC
Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have reached an agreement in their ongoing dispute over the construction of the Renaissance Dam on the River Nile. The dam is situated on the Blue Nile, a tributary of the Nile River in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region of Ethiopia, about 15 kilometres east of the border with Sudan. With around 93 per cent of Egypt’s 94 million citizens living along the banks of Nile, Egypt has taken a tough stance against Ethiopia’s plans. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has previously said that “the Nile is a matter of life and death” for Egypt. READ: The assassination of Egypt’s Nile
May 16, 2018 14:48 UTC
CAIRO—Officials from Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan on Wednesday made progress after months of acrimony over how to share the waters of the Nile river, smoothing tensions in a conflict that has threatened to upset the political balance in the Horn of Africa. The spat is pitting old power Egypt against a rising Ethiopia. Ethiopia is building a massive $4.2 billion dam on the Nile’s main tributary that Egypt, which depends on the Nile for its water supply, fears will divert too much water and place pressure on its agriculture.
May 16, 2018 14:15 UTC
Unions have launched a campaign aimed at securing better wages and worker rights for those employed in Ethiopia's textile and garment industry. IndustriAll global union affiliate the Industrial Federation of Textile, Leather and Garment Workers Trade Unions (IFTLGWU) is amongst those leading the campaign to "end poverty wages." They claim workers are paid around ETB600 (US$20) per month – and are campaigning for minimum wages above ETB3,373 ($121). Eventually the unions want to shift the campaign to living wages. "We demand further that workers be paid what other garment workers earn globally.
May 16, 2018 13:07 UTC