/EIN News/ -- Dublin, June 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Africa Business Travel & Transport Transformation Market 2017-2019 & 2022" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This research service provides an overview of business travel in North, East and West Africa's key economies such as Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Egypt. There is, however, still significant space for innovation and growth in the business travel sector. The air transport market in Africa remains below its potential level of competitiveness. What are the big predictions for African business travel?
June 18, 2019 12:33 UTC
Qatar Airways also won World's Best Business Class, World's Best Business Class Seat and Best Airline in the Middle East. Singapore Airlines -- the carrier known for running the world's longest flight -- took third place but also won key awards including World's Best Cabin Crew, World's Best First Class, Best Airline in Asia and World's Best First Class Seat. In the world of budget air travel, AirAsia won World's Best Low-Cost Airline and Japan Airlines won World's Best Economy Class and Economy Class Seat. Last year, US carriers failed to win any of the global awards -- but this year, United Airlines won World's Best Business Class Lounge. World's Best Airlines for 20191.
June 18, 2019 12:22 UTC
BY BBCA group of Ethiopian lawyers are planning to sue the country’s state-run monopoly telecoms provider over the internet shutdown, which is now in its eighth day. They argue that it amounts to denying citizens access to information, which they say is unconstitutional, lawyer Yohannes Enyew told BBC Amharic. The service resumed in the capital, Addis Ababa, on Friday afternoon but appears to be down in much of the rest of Ethiopia. He said that if the case failed on constitutional grounds the lawyers would attempt to sue Ethio Telecom for loss of earnings. According to Netblocks, an organisation which monitors freedom of access to the internet, a one-day shutdown of the internet costs Ethiopia at least $4.5m (£3.6m).
June 18, 2019 11:03 UTC
Pitch Ethiopia is an inaugural startup pitch and demo event launched by Lions@Africa whereby carefully selected Ethiopian and Ethiopia based startups are given a chance to pitch to top tier investors, customers, and government partners. Stephen Ozoigbo, Managing Partner of Lions@frica commented - "We are pleased to join forces with Gebeya on the AfridevCon and Pitch Ethiopia events. The Ethiopian ecosystem is growing and the opportunities for young startups to learn, grow and thrive are limitless." Cultivating the tech startup ecosystem is a diligent process that involves a seamless implementation of the right audience with the most viable ideas. The 2019 edition of Pitch Ethiopia will take place at the African Developers Conference, which will be held on July 5th and 6th in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
June 18, 2019 09:45 UTC
Sports / Localby Mandla NdlovuMonday was a breakthrough day for Alvin "Aluvha" Zhakata afterthe government of Zimbabwe assisted him to secure a visa to pass through Ethiopia.He embarked on a journey to hike from Zimbabwe to Egypt with a South African sports fan Botha Msila.On Sunday Zhakata had told journalists that he was not be allowed to enter Ethiopia because they didn't have e-visas.Later on Monday he tweeted saying, "Please note that I, Alvin Harry Jnr Takura Zhakata am proceeding with my journey to Egypt to watch AFCON. My friend Botha Msila has made his decision, and is already on his way to Nairobi, but I will forge ahead and fulfil my dearly held dream. "My government through Zimbabwe Embassies in Ethiopia and Egypt intervened and after their swift action, I am now in possession of a Visa to pass thru Ethiopia. Zimbabwe has the best international relations department. "The adventure of the two fans had played out on radio shows, newspapers and television stations across the continent and such influential voices like Robert Marawa, the South African sportscaster, have been following their tale on a daily basis and providing updates of their journey.
June 18, 2019 09:45 UTC
By AFPMore by this AuthorA US politician who blamed pilot error for contributing to the deadly crash of a Boeing 737 MAX flown by Ethiopian Airlines was "seriously misinformed", the carrier's boss has said. But in a BBC interview aired Monday, Ethiopian Airlines chief executive Tewolde GebreMariam said criticisms of his crew's actions were "seriously misinformed", and that Graves did not "have the facts in his hands". SAFETYThe 737 MAX 8 is currently grounded worldwide after Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed in March, killing all 157 people onboard and drawing scrutiny to the new Boeing model's anti-stall system. Pilots were already worried about the safety of the model following the October 2018 crash in Indonesia of a Lion Air 737 MAX 8 that killed 189 people. At the Paris Air Show on Monday, Boeing said sorry for the loss of life in the MAX accidents.
June 18, 2019 09:22 UTC
1 of 11Four years of toil and effort came to fruition for 311 high school seniors on Monday as members of the Mountlake Terrace High School Class of 2019 received their diplomas at Edmonds Stadium. The school’s 2019 commencement was held under sunny skies before a packed grandstand of graduates’ family members, friends and guests. Five student speakers from the Class of 2019 took turns at the podium reminiscing of the past four years and how their time at Mountlake Terrace High School has changed them. Shaw spent time thanking family members and friends who had supported him during his time at Terrace, then expanded his thankfulness to the entire 2019 graduating class. “And simply trying will take you a whole lot farther than never not having to put in the effort.”“Because above all else, high school is about growth,” Nacanaynay added.
June 18, 2019 06:22 UTC
June 18, 2019Ethiopia’s Oromia region Enterprise and Industry Development Bureau, says it has created jobs for 165, 173 unemployed youth during the last three months. The report stated that construction, trade, services, agriculture and manufacturing sectors are the areas the youth have got jobs. Mr. Sileshi stated that his office will be focusing on graduate students from higher education. In Ethiopia unemployment has been a major challenge for the government, which was forced to embark on major reform. Reports show that while the total number of Ethiopians entering the job market every year is estimated between 2 to 3 million, the country has managed to provide jobs to only about one million of them.
June 18, 2019 03:22 UTC
News Boeing executives apologize for 737 Max crashes June 17, 2019 09:18 PMSpeaking at the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport, CEO Kevin McAllister said the company was "very sorry" for the loss of lives in the Lion Air crash in October and Ethiopian Airlines crash in March. A total of 346 people were killed.
June 18, 2019 01:18 UTC
Dire Dawa-Dewele Toll road. Photo : ENAENAJune 17, 2019Addis Ababa – The Dire Dawa-Dewele toll road project which cost 5.2 billion birr was inaugurated yesterday. The 220 kilometer road is the second toll road to Ethiopia, next to Addis Ababa-Adama Expressway. The old Dire Dawa-Dewele road was a gravel road that disrupted transportation due to frequent damages caused by flood and landslide. Besides its economic contribution, the Dire Dawa-Dewele asphalt concrete road has reduced the ten hours needed to cover the distance to mere four hours, she added.
June 17, 2019 22:52 UTC
The protest camp was dispersed after talks between the Freedom and Change alliance, the umbrella protest movement, and a transitional military council collapsed over installing civilian rule. Gambo said the protest leaders chose to return to the streets after they realised that the military "started to pull out of the previous deals". On Sunday, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, deputy chief of the military council, vowed that "whoever committed any fault" would be held to account. Last week, military council spokesman General Shamseddine Kabbashi angrily dismissed allegations of rape and murder as "lies". "It is clear that the responsibility lies with the Transitional Military Council (TMC) as the authority in charge of protecting the population," the ministers said in their statement.
June 17, 2019 21:26 UTC
Stephen Brashear/Getty Images A Boeing 737 MAX airplane is pictured on he tarmac with its signature winglet and fuel efficient engines outside the company's factory on March 11, 2019 in Renton, Washington. Stephen Brashear/Getty Images A Boeing 737 MAX airplane is pictured on he tarmac with its signature winglet and fuel efficient engines outside the company's factory on March 11, 2019 in Renton, Washington. Boeing is open to renaming its troubled 737 Max, its most important and currently its most infamous aircraft. ), but if I were Boeing, I would FIX the Boeing 737 MAX, add some additional great features, & REBRAND the plane with a new name. Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg has conceded it will take time to win back the confidence of airline passengers in the 737 Max.
June 17, 2019 20:15 UTC
CNN imageAirbus kicked off the Paris Air Show by unveiling a new jet and announcing orders for over 100 new planes. Its chastened rival Boeing was meanwhile stuck playing defense over the 737 Max. Boeing orders have been at a standstill since shortly after global regulators grounded the 737 Max in March. With some 737 Max operators demanding compensation from Boeing over the grounding, there's unlikely to be much demand for the plane in Paris. New orders are scarceAnalysts said that an order for the 737 Max in Paris could help Boeing change the narrative around the troubled aircraft.
June 17, 2019 20:03 UTC
June 17, 2019Ethiopian parliament on Thursday approves “Communications Service Proclamation”, which officiates the liberalization of Ethiopia’s long-awaited telecom sector and allowing the establishment of a new telecom regulatory authority. The new Communications Service Proclamation shall come in to force upon publication in the Federal Negarit Gazetta. The new proclamation has repealed the Telecommunications Proclamation No. 47/1999; Broadcasting Service Proclamation No. EDITOR’S NOTE- Our readers interested to get the full English version of Ethiopia’s new Communications Service Proclamation you may SUBSCRIBE to our newsletter and your send request to andualemsis AT Gmail.com OR editor AT newbusinessethiopia.com
June 17, 2019 19:35 UTC
ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopia’s finance minister says the government is preparing to privatize some state-owned entities. Now, the airline is seeking a partner as part of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's plan to privatize some of the country’s state-owned entities. Ethiopia’s Finance Minister Ahmed Shide explains. The finance minister says those numbers should be enough to whet any investor’s appetite. Getachew Alemu, an investments and development consultant based in Addis Ababa, says the country’s economic problems will not be solved through privatization.
June 17, 2019 19:07 UTC