Officials from Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan early Wednesday announced progress in talks on what will be Africa's largest hydroelectric dam. The foreign ministers of Egypt and Ethiopia and Sudan's water resources minister said they will set up a scientific study group to consult on the filling of Ethiopia's $5 billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Nile River. Ethiopia maintains that the dam's construction will not reduce Egypt's share of the water and that it will help Ethiopia's development, pointing out that 60 million of its citizens don't have access to electricity.
May 16, 2018 12:22 UTC
The Chinese government and the World Food Program (WFP) continue with joint humanitarian aid in the southeastern part of Ethiopia. (Xinhua/Michael Tewelde)ADDIS ABABA, May 15 (Xinhua) -- The UN World Food Programme (WFP) on Tuesday hailed Chinese humanitarian contributions to its programs in Ethiopia to support drought-affected people and refugees. According to Anthem, over the past two years, the Chinese government has donated a total of 14 million dollars to WFP's relief and nutrition activities. "It is expected that the Chinese government will continue to support WFP's humanitarian interventions," he said. The Ethiopian government has previously commended Chinese humanitarian support on various occasions.
May 16, 2018 11:37 UTC
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Officials from Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan have announced progress in talks on what will be Africa's largest hydroelectric dam. The foreign ministers of Egypt and Ethiopia and Sudan's water resources minister early Wednesday said they will set up a scientific study group to consult on the filling of Ethiopia's $5 billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. More high-level talks are set for July 3 in Cairo. Egypt fears too much of the Nile's waters could be retained each year, affecting its agriculture. Ethiopia maintains that the dam's construction will not reduce Egypt's share of the river's water and that it will help Ethiopia's development.
May 16, 2018 10:18 UTC
Ethiopian government is conducting investigation of corrupt government officials, who are suspected of being engaged in elicit financial outflows and stashing stolen money of the country in offshore banks and investments. He warned government officials to stop frequent and unnecessary travel abroad, which he said is being used for taking out the stolen money from the country and hide it abroad. This has followed the decision of the government to d=devaluate Ethiopian Birr by about 20% a few month ago. In his first meeting with the business community representatives a month ago, the Prime Minister Abiy has also told the business community to help the economy improve by not engaging in the black market business and hiding abroad money the country. Reports show that in the years between 2000 to 2009 Ethiopia has lost over one billion dollars per annum through illicit financial outflows.
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May 16, 2018 06:13 UTC
Ethiopian Airways has announced that it plans to buy new regional jets in the next month or so as it prepares to relaunch Zambia Airways. Ethiopian Airlines agreed in January to take a 45 percent stake in the new Zambia Airways, with flights likely to start in October. Mr. GebreMariam said Zambia Airways is meant to initially serve national and regional destinations before embarking on international flights. He also revealed that Ethiopian Airways has also signed an outline accord to establish new national carrier Chad Airlines with a 49 percent holding. The new initiatives are aimed at consolidating its lead over rivals Kenya Airways Plc and South African Airways.
May 16, 2018 03:46 UTC
Eritrea has protested a defense protocol signed between Ethiopia and Sudan, which it says is an agreement to support Eritrean armed opposition groups in order to ‘enable them properly execute their objectives’. The Eritrean ministry of information however claims that the two governments are scheming to destablise the country. Eritrea achieved independence from Ethiopia in 1993 after decades of armed struggle. In 1998, the two neighbouring countries fought a two-year long war over their disputed border which claimed the lives of at least 70,000. The two countries have had tense relations as a peace deal signed in 2000 to end the war has never been fully implemented.
May 16, 2018 03:00 UTC
Business News of Wednesday, 16 May 2018Source: Jedidah PromotionsManchester airport secures flights to Addis Ababa with Ethiopian airplanesManchester Airport CEO Andrew Cowan and Ethiopian airlines CEO, Tewolde GebremariamManchester Airport has secured a landmark route into the heart of Africa, underlining its pivotal role in connecting the North to the world’s most important markets. Ethiopian Airlines today confirmed it will operate a four-times-a-week service to Addis Ababa, the East African nation’s capital. Ethiopian, which flies to more destinations in Africa than any other carrier, will operate the ultramodern B-787 on the route with business and economy classes. It will serve as a key trade route for Northern businesses, opening up fresh export opportunities and delivering cost and journey time savings to those already operating there. Manchester Airport CEO Andrew Cowan said “The introduction of this route underlines the critical role Manchester Airport plays in connecting the people and businesses of the North to the world’s most important markets".
May 16, 2018 02:48 UTC
Accra, May 15, GNA - Ethiopian Airlines and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Mississippi, to introduce different aviation related training programmes into the existing courses of Ethiopian Aviation Academy (EAA). The training programmes to be introduced include Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC), AviationAccra, May 15, GNA - Ethiopian Airlines and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Mississippi, to introduce different aviation related training programmes into the existing courses of Ethiopian Aviation Academy (EAA). The training programmes to be introduced include Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC), Aviation Executive EMBA and a four-year engineering degree programme aimed at upgrading EAA’s existing two-year Aircraft Maintenance training. A statement issued in Accra by Mrs Aniley Eshetu Assistant Manager Corporate Communications, Ethiopian Airlines said the MOU was signed by Ethiopian Group CEO Mr Tewolde GebreMariam and Professor Noel E. Wilkin, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor of The University of Mississippi. With annual intake capacity of 4000 trainees, EAA is the largest and the most modern aviation academy in Africa recognised as ICAO regional Training Centre of Excellence.
May 15, 2018 19:07 UTC
As a South African, one has to ask, how did they do it? South African Airways pales by comparison to Ethiopian Air, which is now buying equity in the airlines of at least four nearby African countries and managing carriers in two others. So, here’s a bone for the Afro-pessimists to chew on – and perhaps SAA to get some nourishing lessons from. The new initiatives are aimed at consolidating its lead over rivals Kenya Airways Plc and state-owned South African Airways. The company will own all of the planned Ethiopia Mozambique Airlines and 49 percent of Guinea Airlines, he said.
May 15, 2018 18:22 UTC
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May 15, 2018 14:15 UTC
LUSAKA, Zambia, May 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Almas Jiwani Foundation, represented by its CEO, Almas Jiwani, delivered a keynote address titled Empowering Women in Technology and ICT4D, specially in Africa at the 10th annual ICT4D Conference, at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka, Zambia. In the address, Ms. Jiwani stressed the importance of empowering women in technology, touching on three main areas of focus in Africa, namely the digital financial inclusion of women, humanitarian response, and the importance of women in the agriculture sector. Commenting on the Conference, the Vice President for Overseas Operations at the Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Michele Broemmelsiek, said: “We are grateful for Almas Jiwani’s participation in the ICT4D Conference this year. In so much of our work, ICT4D plays a vital role in women’s empowerment and in strengthening their roles in the community. CONTACT INFORMATIONAlmas Jiwani FoundationNaline Rampersan, VP, Public RelationsBasel Ismaiel, Director of Strategy(613) firstname.lastname@example.orgPhotos accompanying this announcement are available at:https://ibb.co/mDQg8yhttps://ibb.co/jG318y
May 15, 2018 13:52 UTC
Ethiopian authorities on Tuesday released an Ethiopian-born Swedish cardiologist who has been in jail since 2013 on corruption and terrorism charges, his family members said. The terrorism charges against him were dropped on May 10. “Five years of his life have been taken away despite his innocence. Words cannot express my happiness at his release,” his daughter Amy Fikru told Reuters shortly after he walked out of the prison complex. Fikru is one of thousands of prisoners, including high-profile journalists and opposition leaders who had been charged with a variety of offences, including terrorism, to be freed.
May 15, 2018 13:30 UTC
The Prime Minister, who stated that his government is ready to ratify the AfCFTA deal and deposit its instruments with the African Union, said: ‘Let us finance our own development. There are no losers with the AfCFTA. We are all winners.’ He also stated it must create ‘inclusive prosperity’ for all Africans, including marginalized and vulnerable communities. According to the ECA, however, the ratio of tax revenue to gross domestic product is already low in African countries. The importance of infrastructure and logistics for the AfCFTA was a major focus for the meeting.
May 15, 2018 13:18 UTC
Maru's lawyer, Hans Bagner, confirmed the news to the TT news agency early on Tuesday afternoon. Photo: TTMaru has been in prison in Addis Ababa since May 12th in 2013, originally suspected of corruption and later of terror crimes. The doctor, born in 1950 and with family ties to Ethiopia, said he only has eyes for one thing now. Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallström, in Ethiopia, said she was glad Sweden’s “intense” work on the case paid off. “It makes me extremely happy that we finally go the result and that he can finally be with his family after these long years,” she told news agency TT.
May 15, 2018 11:04 UTC
Airline reveals new route from Manchester to EthiopiaThe new flight route begins on December 1Ethiopian Airlines has unveiled a new "landmark" route from Manchester Airport to the north African city of Ethiopia. Andrew Cowan, chief executive at Manchester Airport, said: "The introduction of this route underlines the critical role Manchester Airport plays in connecting the people and businesses of the north to the world's most important markets. Ethiopian Airlines chief executive, Tewolde Gebremariam, said: "We are elated to start services to Manchester, our second destination in the UK next to London Heathrow which we have been serving since 1973. Ethiopian Airlines was founded in 1945. The multi award-winning airline offers passengers outstanding on-board service in economy and business class, complete with meals, beverages and in-flight entertainment.
May 15, 2018 10:52 UTC