Ethiopian Trade Practices & Consumer Protection Authority’s tribunal has dismissed a suit instigated by Meta Abo Brewery S.C. against Heineken Breweries. Nevertheless, Heineken failed to do so and also failed to appear on the adjourned hearing date. Following this the tribunal ordered fresh summons to be served to the defendant and to appear on August 11, 2017. For the hearing day, it was also Meta that failed to appear before the tribunal. And following this, the tribunal dismissed the suit as per the Civil Procedure Code of Ethiopia.
August 17, 2017 11:48 UTC
Ethiopia’s fuel and coal sole supplier, Ethiopian Petroleum Supply Enterprise (EPSE), awarded Riftcot Limited and HC Trading PLC to supply 1.2 billion Birr worth agreement for the supply of coal to cement and metal processing factories operating in Ethiopia. The companies are going to supply the coal for 20 cement factories and 3 other factories. The profit margin set for the company is 0.19 dollars for the 600,000 tons of coal it will supply to the cement factories. Riftcot Limited and HC Trading PLC will also supply 100,000 tons of coal for the 3 other factories with 2.74 dollars margin profit. Riftcot supplies the coal every month while HC Trading will provide the coal on quarterly basis.
August 17, 2017 11:37 UTC
JUST an hour after rocking up to the set for his first day of filming for The Other Guy, Matt Okine was ordered to drop his undies. “That girl is actually one of my really good friends,” Okine said, “we’ve been great friends for 15 years but have never had to see each other nude”. It’s not as if Okine was entirely nude when he filmed the scene though. “My Ethiopian accent was non-existent, I couldn’t tell you what an Ethiopian accent sounds like,” he said. Matt Okine will be touring his new stand-up comedy show, We Made You, in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney in December.
August 17, 2017 00:22 UTC
Israel Tried to Deport Ethiopian Woman Who Escaped Her Violent Israeli Husband After 24 Years in the CountryThe state sought to deny her residency status despite her many years in Israel and her Israeli sister and daughter. The population authority is revisiting the case
August 16, 2017 20:36 UTC
Ethiopia’s Central State Faces Challenges Relocating FarmersAugust 16, 2017 - Ethiopia’s Oromia regional state, has faced a challenge in relocating 600 farmers from the 335 Ha of land out of the total 800ha leased to European Food and Cattle Plc in East Shoa, Liben, Chukana Wereda, near Ziway. The French company, European Food and Cattle, obtained the land a year ago to establish a company which will process animal fodder and dairy products in Ethiopia. With a 681 million Br investment capital and working capital of 50 million Br, the company obtained a license in 2014 from the region's Investment Commission. According to Addis Fortune’s report, the French company leased the land after getting approval from the Ethiopian Investment Commission (EIC) in February 2016, a government body which oversees the overall investment activities in Ethiopia. A month after the approval, the regional investment commission assured the company to hand over the land in 30 days, according to Yirgalem Gebre, deputy manager of the project.
August 16, 2017 18:22 UTC
Yet, there’s still one Bay Area summer staple to savor: this weekend’s Art and Soul Oakland. True to its name, the 17th edition of the incredibly popular festival features plenty of art and soul (plus other music styles). Information: artandsouloakland.comThe MusicThe Art and Soul Stage, the festival’s main stage once again features a mix of top local talents and national touring acts. ArtIt’s called Art + Soul for a reason. And, in collaboration with Oakland Art Murmur, the fest will feature a communal art project in which local artists and visitors will create a large mural.
August 16, 2017 16:52 UTC
Published on Wednesday, 16 August 2017Foreign investors disappoint EthiopiaWritten by John MowbrayDetailsETHIOPIA – The Ethiopian government has expressed disappointment at the rate of progress of its developing textile and apparel manufacturing sector after a slowdown in recent investments in new ventures; together with the failure of existing projects such as a controversial manufacturing business previously controlled by Turkish investors – where swathes of biodiverse land was bulldozed in the Lower Omo Valley to make way for cotton agriculture. Both China and Turkey have been heavily involved in the development of Ethiopia’s textile and garment manufacturing industries over the past few years.
August 16, 2017 16:51 UTC
Khartoum — Foreign Minister, Professor Ibrahim Ghandour has asserted that the Sudanese-Ethiopian relations are a model relation not in the region only but in entire world regarding the exchange of interest and communication among their people. During the joint press conference he held yesterday, Tuesday, at the Republican Palace with the State Minister of the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry, Ms Herto Zemene, following the Sudanese-Ethiopian talks presided by the President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer al -Bashir, and the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Haile Mariam Desalgen, Prof. Ghandour said: "the visit of the Ethiopian Prime Minister would enhance these relations, and would give them more cooperation for the interest of the two countries and their people", noting that it is a historical visit.
August 16, 2017 15:45 UTC
Source: Xinhua| 2017-08-16 21:30:19|Editor: Zhou XinVideo Player CloseADDIS ABABA, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Tourist arrivals in Ethiopia in 2017 could reach 918,010, a 5.7 percent increase over 868,780 registered in 2016, a report said Wednesday. More international routes opened by the national Air carrier Ethiopian Airlines (ET) contribute to the projected growth, according to a report released by British accounting watchdog PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). With a view to boost tourist arrivals in Ethiopia and increase ET's domestic and international routes, Addis Ababa Bole International Airport is undergoing expansion that will enable it to significantly increase its annual passenger handling capacity. PwC also cited the increase of international hotel brands and Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa and increased reputation for conference tourism for the projected growth. International hotel brands such as Sheraton, Marriott and Radisson have set shop in Ethiopia, while the construction of five other international hotel brands is ongoing.
August 16, 2017 13:30 UTC
Trybus Group is joining companies including PVH Corp, TAL Apparel, Epic Group, Hirdaramani Garment, Arvind Ltd and Busana Apparel Group in setting up production facilities in EthiopiaUS-based men's wear producer Trybus Group is expanding its supply chain into Ethiopia, becoming the latest company to set up a new factory in the country. The MoU was signed by Lixun Wang, vice president and director general of Trybus Group and Fisum Arega, commissioner of the Ethiopian Investment Commission (EIC). The Kombolcha Industrial Park is one of a number of state-of-the art industrial zones specialising in textiles and apparel that are being established by the Ethiopian government across country. The first phase of the Kombolcha Industrial Park, built at a cost of US$90m, was inaugurated last month, and occupies 1m square metres of the total 10m square metre site. Earlier this year just-style saw first-hand how the Hawassa Industrial Park (HIP) – the flagship facility in the government's vision to grow Ethiopia into a world-leading production hub and a blueprint for similar parks across the country – is taking shape.
August 16, 2017 12:56 UTC
More survivors and victims' remains have been found from last week's tragedy – when hundreds were deliberately drowned off the Yemen coast. The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) found, from the first incident on August 9, the remains of 29 people – 12 Ethiopian men, 12 Ethiopian women and five Somali men. Through contact or from other survivors' reports, IOM was able to account for a majority of the missing. IOM provided urgent medical care, as well as food and water, to 27 survivors - 22 Ethiopian and five Somali men. The total number of confirmed dead from the second incident is 12 - eight Ethiopian males and four Ethiopian females.
August 16, 2017 10:54 UTC
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - Plans to build a Muslim community center is causing outrage among neighbors who don't want to deal with increased traffic near Russell and Jones. The Darul Iman Ethiopian Muslim Community applied for a special use permit to build a cultural center in a rural neighborhood preservation area of Spring Valley. They will have their prayer hours and things like that," said Jeff Kadlowec, the architect representing the Darul Iman Ethiopian Muslim Community. The community center is expected to have its own parking lot, but neighbors like Davis fear people will still park on the side of the street. The president for the Darul Iman Ethiopian Muslim Community declined to comment for this story.
August 16, 2017 01:10 UTC
Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Africa’s biggest carrier, has unveiled its medium term growth plan with a projected annual revenue of $25 billion by 2025. The airline also targets over 120 destinations by 2025 and hopes to fly over 22 million passengers annually. ET currently does 8.8 million passengers annually from 100 international and 19 local destinations, according to statistics from the airline. It currently operates 1681 weekly flights and 240 daily flights across its route network. According to Mrs. Azene, Ethiopian Airlines also operates the largest air cargo business with 338,646 tonnes of cargo in 2016/2017.
August 16, 2017 00:56 UTC
The UN migration agency said on August 9, when 120 people were forced from a boat, that the remains of 29 individuals (12 Ethiopian males, 12 Ethiopian females and five Somali males) were found by IOM staff on the same day. “The number of people still missing has reduced from 22 to six, all of whom are Ethiopian males. “The total number of confirmed dead from the second incident at present is 12 (eight Ethiopian males and four Ethiopian females). “In the immediate aftermath of the smugglers’ actions during the second incident, 13 people were missing. “In total, IOM aided 65 people who survived the second incident – 62 Ethiopian males and three Ethiopian females.
August 15, 2017 20:37 UTC
Khartoum — The Sudanese-Ethiopian talks, chaired by the President of the Republic, Field Marshal, Omer Al-Basher and the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hai le Mariam Desalgen began, Tuesday, at the Republican Palace, in the presence of a number of ministers from the two sides. The Ethiopian Prime Minister arrived in Khartoum, in the afternoon, leading a high level delegation in an official three day -visit to the country. He was received, at the airport, by the President of the Republic, senior government officials, staff of the Ethiopian embassy and the Ethiopian community in Sudan.
August 15, 2017 19:41 UTC