(Xinhua/Chen Yehua)ADDIS ABABA, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia's national air carrier Ethiopian Airlines (ET) is mulling flights to the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou. Private investment from China to Ethiopia in 2017, up to September 5, has reached more than 680 million U.S. dollars, outpacing the entire 2016 figures of 560 million dollars. Chinese tourists are also a rising demographics with the East African country attracting 41,660 Chinese tourists in 2015, a trend the Ethiopian government expects to grow in the coming years. The country plans to earn 4.5 billion dollars from 1.2 million tourists during the 2017/18 Fiscal Year that started July 9. Hangzhou however is not the only Chinese destination that Ethiopian Airlines is mulling starting flights to.
October 15, 2017 13:18 UTC
Addis Ababa — Ethiopia's national air carrier Ethiopian Airlines (ET) is mulling flights to the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou. Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of ET, told Xinhua on Sunday the air carrier is mulling Hangzhou as its next destination as part of its plan to attract more Chinese tourists and business people. Chinese tourists are also a rising demographics with the East African country attracting 41,660 Chinese tourists in 2015, a trend the Ethiopian government expects to grow in the coming years. The country plans to earn 4.5 billion dollars from 1.2 million tourists during the 2017/18 Fiscal Year that started July 9. Hangzhou however is not the only Chinese destination that Ethiopian Airlines is mulling starting flights to.
October 15, 2017 10:52 UTC
The Confederation of African Football (Caf) announced on Saturday that Morocco has replaced Kenya as the hosts of CHAN 2018. CAF’s Emergency Committee chaired by president Mr Ahmad Ahmad, met on Saturday in Lagos, Nigeria, and unanimously decided to grant the organization of the fifth edition of Africa second tier’s football competition to the Royal Moroccan Football Federation. The cities of Casablanca, Agadir, Marakech and Tangier have been selected to host the biannual tournament. The candidacy of Morocco was preferred to that of Equatorial Guinea, another country that had submitted a valid application. The Ethiopian Football Federation which had also expressed its willingness to host the tournament, did not provide the government’s letter of guarantee, which is a mandatory document required as per CAF’s rules of application.
October 15, 2017 10:41 UTC
The Department of Immigration has apprehended seventy (70) Ethiopians in a suspected case of human smuggling. This brings the total number of persons arrested in suspected human smuggling cases to 113 in a period of one (01) month. Smuggling a person across a Zambian border or agreeing to be smuggled are serious crimes which attract penalties of between 15 and 20 years imprisonment. It is because of such cooperation that we are making headways in curbing these transnational crimes. We appeal to the members of the public to continue reporting suspected cases of human trafficking, smuggling and illegal migration to the Department.
October 15, 2017 10:33 UTC
A Refugee Food Festival showcasing the cooking talents of refugee chefs from five different countries has won the hearts of Geneva residents by connecting through the food of their national cuisines. Force behind the festivalLouis Martin, the co-founder of Food Sweet Food, a nongovernmental organization that initiated the Refugee Food Festival in 2016 in partnership with the UN refugee agency, says the project has two main objectives. That, he says, inspired him and his Food Sweet Food partner, Marine Mandrila to create the festival. Schmitt says one of the great aspects of the festival is the collaboration between the restaurant’s usual chef and the refugee chef. “The chefs who have invited the refugee chefs,” she said, “they have all told us that they want to start again and that they learned something.
October 15, 2017 10:18 UTC
Ethiopian Airlines is eyeing a bigger share of the Chinese tourists' market which at over 120 million is estimated to be the single largest tourist numbers globally. "Today, China is the single largest market for Ethiopian Airlines with 5 destinations and 31 total weekly flights," he said. Ethiopian Airlines currently flies to Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Guangzhou. Although the number of Chinese tourists to Ethiopia was smaller than that of American and British tourists, the two largest groups of tourists received by Ethiopia, Chinese tourists tend to stay longer and spend more, making it even more urgent to attract them, according to the Ethiopian government. The Ethiopian Airlines currently buys most of its airplanes from the U.S. airplane manufacturer Boeing and the European Airplane manufacturer Airbus.
October 14, 2017 22:52 UTC
Ethiopia to Ban Foreign Adoptions, According to New BillOctober 14, 2017 - A new draft bill has been written to amend the existing revised family code proposed the elimination of specific articles granting foreigners the right to adopt Ethiopian children, according to the Reporter. According to a document issued by the Ethiopian Prime Minister Office, the latest draft bill has been designed based on the new National Child Protection Policy, endorsed by Ethiopian Council of Ministers. 213/2000) with a new policy, a new draft bill was tabled before parliament with a view to banning adoption by foreigners, according to documents reviewed by The Reporter. Meanwhile, it was learnt that pending adoption-related court cases by foreigners would be settled as per the old stipulation, according to the draft bill. The newly created standing committees are Democracy, Human Rights and Administrative Affairs Standing Committee and Undertakings Affairs Standing Committee (to oversee customs and revenue) that would enable the house oversee matters under their purview.
October 14, 2017 22:07 UTC
Haile Gebreselassie Builds New Resort Hotel in Ethiopia’s Southern TownOctober 14, 2017 - Ethiopian athlete, Haile Gebreselassie, is building a four-star resort hotel in Arba Minch town, Southern Regional State, at a cost of 250 million birr. Under his investment arm, Haile and Alem International, Haile has built Haile Resort Hotels in different Ethiopian towns: Hawassa, Ziway, and Shashemene towns in the Ethiopian Rift Valley. Haile joined the hospitality industry when he opened Haile Resort in Hawassa eight years ago. According to Haile, Haile and Alem International has started building a hotel in Addis Ababa on the Yeka hill. Last month Haile and Alem International commenced the construction of a resort hotel in Adama town, a commercial town located 80km east of Addis Ababa.
October 14, 2017 22:07 UTC
Ethiopia Launches 15-Year Cotton Development StrategyOctober 14, 2017 - As part of its effort to augment its textile sector, Ethiopia’s government has launched a 15 years National Cotton Development Strategy aimed at positioning Ethiopia as the top cotton producer in Africa. The implementation of the strategy would enable Ethiopia to become top cotton producer in Africa from the current 10th place. In connection with cotton production, the volume is projected to reach 502,000 and 2,596,000 tons after five years and in 2032 respectively. Despite the country’s irrigation potential and land fertility, the nation has not benefited from cotton production as expected. EP Garment Sector Head Barry Fisher said the strategy comes up with good recommendations that will help to bring cotton sector into industrialization process.
October 14, 2017 21:45 UTC
Source: Xinhua| 2017-10-15 02:36:04|Editor: yanVideo Player CloseADDIS ABABA, Oct. 14 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia's national carrier Ethiopian Airlines (ET) is eyeing a bigger share of the Chinese tourists' market which at more than 120 million is estimated to be the single largest tourist numbers globally. Ethiopian Airlines currently flies to Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Guangzhou. Despite China being a large source of tourists to the world, the East African country received a relatively smaller proportion of Chinese tourists numbering 41,660 in 2015, up from 35,383 in 2012. Although the number of Chinese tourist to Ethiopia was smaller than that of American and British tourists, the two largest groups of tourists received by Ethiopia, Chinese tourists tend to stay longer and spend more, making it even more urgent to attract them, according to the Ethiopian government. Ethiopian Airlines currently buys most of its airplanes from the U.S. airplane manufacturer Boeing and the European Airplane manufacturer Airbus.
October 14, 2017 18:45 UTC
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October 14, 2017 10:52 UTC
US Senators James Inhofe, Michael Enzi Visit EthiopiaOctober 14, 2017 - U.S. Senators James Inhofe and Michael Enzi visited Ethiopia on October 12 and 13 to discuss U.S.-Ethiopian relations, according to communique sent by US Embassy to Ezega.com. During the meeting the Senators highlighted the value the United States places on its bilateral relations with Ethiopia and the strong ties between our people. They reiterated the United States’ commitment to working in partnership with Ethiopia to take on challenges such as regional security and economic development. Senators Inhofe and Enzi expressed a sincere desire to provide whatever assistance would be helpful to address the ongoing tensions in Ethiopia, and reaffirmed the strong friendship between our two nations.
October 14, 2017 09:22 UTC
Nearly 12 years after they would meet on the dance floor of a Washington, D.C. nightclub, Prince Joel Makonnen, the great-grandson of Haile Selassie, last Emperor of Ethiopia, would wed Ariana Austin, of Guyanese lineage, in a cultural ceremony mash-up. In a New York Times report published yesterday, writer Katie Rogers chronicled the couple’s love story, which began at the Pearl nightclub in December, 2005. The two were wed on September 9, at the Debre Genet Medhane Alem Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in Maryland. The wedding’s reception was kept at the Foxchase Manor in Virginia. Thirteen priests and clergymen officiated the Ethiopian Orthodox ceremony, the report said, and hours later, guests would reconvene at the Manor to a formal reception, where 307 gathered to celebrate their union…..
October 14, 2017 06:11 UTC
Researchers have found several genes that dictate skin colour in a study that also dispels some old myths about the early humans. Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania measured the melanin levels in the skin of more than 2,000 people in populations across Africa, and also tested DNA, to see what genes are associated with skin colour. The SLC24A5 gene seems to have the biggest effect – and they found its light skin variant was common in Ethiopian and Tanzanian people who have ancestors from south-east Asia and the Middle East. This indicates that light skin became common in east Africa after migration from those places. These scientists believe that instead of humans moving out of Africa and developing lighter skin to produce vitamin D better, the genes for light and dark skin evolved in Africa before humans migrated.
October 13, 2017 21:33 UTC