Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region, H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler’s Representative in Al Ain Region, H.H. Suroor bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior and Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance.
June 17, 2019 18:11 UTC
State media in Ethiopia have reported the death of Ahmed Ali, father of the country’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali on Monday. “I remember when he was a child; he was very good at studying the Quran,’‘ Ahmed Ali told The Reporter. #Ethiopia: PM #AbiyAhmed's father, Ahmed Ali, has passed away today, FBC quoted Agaro Wereda communication bureau as saying. Family: Has three daughters with prime minister Abiy Ahmed, and in August 2018, the couple adopted a son. Prior to taking up her role as First Lady, Zinash lived with her three daughters, in the United States.
June 17, 2019 16:41 UTC
ABU DHABI, 17th June, 2019 (WAM) -- Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the Federal National Council, FNC, and Keria Ibrahim, Speaker of the House of Federation of Ethiopia, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, at the FNC’s headquarters. Dr. Al Qubaisi and Ibrahim, who is visiting the UAE with her delegation on an invitation from the FNC stated that the signing of the MoU is due to the keenness of their countries to improve their bilateral relations, based on understanding, mutual respect and common interests. Both sides also discussed various Arab, regional and international developments, most notably the Palestinian cause, combatting terrorism and extremism, and Iran’s interference in the affairs of several Arab countries and its support for armed militias. Dr. Al Qubaisi and Ibrahim highlighted the importance of strengthening their parliamentary cooperation, through parliamentary visits, establishing friendship committees, exchanging expertise, and supporting mutual causes at regional and international parliamentary forums. They also stressed the necessity of international cooperation in countering terrorist groups and creating a clear and unified strategy, as well as rejecting all forms of terrorism and extremism, regardless of motive, justification and source.
June 17, 2019 16:30 UTC
Sudan protesters urge rallies over massacreKHARTOUM: The Sudanese movement whose protests triggered the ouster of autocrat Omar al-Bashir called Monday on its supporters to begin new night-time rallies to condemn the “massacre” of demonstrators at a Khartoum sit-in. Thousands of protesters who had camped outside the Khartoum military headquarters for weeks were violently dispersed by gunmen in military fatigues on June 3, leaving dozens dead and hundreds wounded, according to doctors and witnesses. At least 128 people have been killed in the crackdown on demonstrators, the majority the day the sit-in was cleared, according to doctors linked to the protest movement.The health ministry put the June 3 death toll nationwide at 61. On Monday the alliance called for new night-time protests as it released its “time-table” for this week.In a statement, it called for night-time demonstrations in residential areas in Khartoum and other regions starting Tuesday to “ask for our main demands, which are transitional civilian rule and condemning the massacre of June 3”.The alliance said protests would also be held on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Talks between the protest leaders and generals are, however, expected to resume following mediation led by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, but it is still unclear when they would actually begin.
June 17, 2019 15:00 UTC
"It is a pivotal moment for all of us," he added. "It's a time for us to make sure that accidents like this never happen again. "A Boeing 737 Max 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines went down in clear weather on March 10, just minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport in Ethiopia's capital. All 157 people on board died.Another 737 Max 8, operated by Lion Air, crashed into the Java Sea on Oct. 29 shortly after liftoff from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, Indonesia, killing all 189 people on board. "We're mindful of the importance of restoring public trust and confidence in Boeing on behalf of our airline customers."
June 17, 2019 14:55 UTC
Incidentally, the Reagan administration that was dying to start war in El Salvador and by extension in Nicaragua at the time also came with another fabrication. Now, it looks like it is Trump’s turn to fabricate a story to start war with Iran. Even if we accept that really did it, then the US will get the excuse to start war. The US as an active supporter of the Saudis formed an unholy alliance between Israel, Saudis, Egypt and U. The Amharic saying, “Just do it …go and eat me…no excuses!” ostensibly uttered by a lamb to a hyena that was dying to eat it, perfectly describes Trump’s actions.
June 17, 2019 11:36 UTC
June 17, 2019A fatal traffic accident occurred last night in Bale zone of Oromia region of Ethiopia leads to the death of 13 people. The 13 people died when Delphine minibus code 3 -35653 Oro, which was travelling from Shashemene city to Bale Robe town carrying passengers, collided with Sino Truck. The report indicated that Sino Truck code 3 -85637 Et was heading to Addis Ababa from Bale Robe. While 13 of the passengers passed way immediately, four heavily injured passengers are sent to Addis Ababa for better medial treatment, according to ENA. Road traffic accident is one of causes of death in Ethiopia.
June 17, 2019 10:48 UTC
June 16, 2019With the aim of easing its import-export trade logistics, Ethiopia today officially inaugurates 220 kilometers toll road that links eastern part of Ethiopia’s city – Dire Dawa with Dewale city bordering Djibouti. Previously on gravel road truck drivers used to spend up to one day to reach Dire Dawa from Dewale or vice versa. The new road built with a total government investment of 5.2 billion birr (about 180.5 million), is part of the express road linking Djibouti with Addis Ababa. The new express road is the second segment to be completed after the Addis Ababa – Adama Express road. Djibouti and Ethiopia were connected for over a century by railway – Chemin de Fer Djibouto-Éthiopien, which was opened by Ethiopia’s Emperor Menelik II in 1901.
June 16, 2019 18:56 UTC
borkenaJune 15, 2019Dereje Negash has been working on defending Ethiopian culture in the face of attempts to expand sodomy in Ethiopia. In this two parts interview with Ethioview, he criticize government bodies not defending the law that Sodomy is a crime. Watch his interview below. Like borkena on Facebook and get Ethiopian News updates regularly. As well, you may get Ethiopia News by following us on twitter @zborkena
June 15, 2019 20:15 UTC
borkenaJune 15,2015Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed held discussion with residents of Dessie on Saturday. He was joined by Deputy Prime Minister, Demeke Mekonen, and the president of Amhra regional State of Ethiopia, Ambachew Mekonen. The residents also expressed their belief that the existing constitution of Ethiopia has opened the door for the potential disintegration of the country and demanded that the government need to amend the constitution. In terms of economic demands, residents raised an increasing number of unemployed youth in the city and infrastructural problems, including road, that Dessie is facing. Abiy’s response was seemingly generic: To decrease the number of unemployed people, development projects need to be completed.
June 15, 2019 18:00 UTC
(AP) — An effort is underway to fund a fellowship in the name of a woman from Massachusetts who died in the Ethiopian Airlines crash in March. Yogesh Rajkotia is founder and CEO of ThinkWell, the global health nonprofit the 24-year-old Stumo was working for when she died while on her way to Uganda. Rajkotia says the fellowship is designed for women who want to "create social transformation" in global health and might be too financially constrained to fully enact their ideas. The Samya Rose Stumo Memorial Initiative for Universal Quality Healthcare will provide $100,000. She graduated from Mount Everett High School in 2010 and the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2015.
June 15, 2019 17:37 UTC
The Ethiopian parliament, in its fourth year and second regular meeting, has decided to revise the existing budget subsidy allocation formula in which regional states receive financial support from the federal government.Briefing journalists on Saturday House of Federation Speaker Keria Ibrahim said the decision to revise the laws was reached by the parliament in order to ensure fair federal and regional budget allocation formula, and federal subsidy budget to regions. The existing budget subsidy allocation of budget subsidies to the regional states, which sometimes called unconditional budget grants, has been developed based on the findings of a detailed quantitative assessment of the population size, the relative expenditure needs and revenue raising potentials of the regions. In an attempt to redress the imbalances among the developed and the less developed regions, one percent of the total subsidy budget was given to Somali, Benishangul-Gumuz, Afar, and Gambella regions unconditionally. The law regarding federal and regional joint budget allocation formula will be implemented after two years. The existing budget formula, which has been in place for the last 22 years was supposed to be revised in 2016.
June 15, 2019 16:41 UTC
World Bank Country Directory for Ethiopia , Carolyn Turk and Ahmed Shide, Ethiopian Minister for Finance. Photo credit : FanaborkenaJune 15,2019Ethiopia and The World Bank have signed on Saturday US$500 grant agreement in the capital Addis Ababa, reported Ethiopian State Broadcaster. The Minister for Finance, Ahmed Shide, and World Bank Country Director for Ethiopia Carolyn Turk. In 2018, The world Bank made $US 1.2 billion available to Ethiopia in the form of loan and grant. As well, you may get Ethiopia News by following us on twitter @zborkena
June 15, 2019 16:29 UTC
These Sudanese men have resolved to continue with their daily routine despite the ever-rising tensions in the country. After days of stress amidst military crackdown early this month, a sweet scented cafe, coupled with fine smokes of shisha is bringing nightlife back to the inhabitants of Khartoum’s Nile bank. A crackdown early this month by Sudan’s military rulers, against protesters demanding civilian rule left dozens dead and prompted an international outcry. The Military Council acknowledged violent dispersion of a sit-in of thousands of demonstrators outside the army headquarters in the Sudanese capital on 3 June. The protest leaders and military leaders agreed to resume talks after mediation by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
June 15, 2019 16:07 UTC
A technician uses a Mototok' s high-tech aircraft tug to move a Guflstream G550 jet on the static display, before the opening of the 53rd International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget Airport near Paris, France. Image Credit: ReutersPARISSlumping orders, production bottlenecks, regulatory pressures and the prospect of fewer flyers: Aviation executives have plenty on their minds as they head to France on Monday for the opening of the Paris Air Show. He said that slowing passenger traffic globally — year-on-year growth slowed to just 4.3 per cent in April, compared with 6.5 per cent growth for all of 2018 — also has airlines worried. And Aboulafia noted that air freight levels are usually good predictors of passenger traffic trends, “and these past couple of months have been even worse for cargo traffic”. “It’s an industry that’s going to double its emissions by 2040,” he said, as growing passenger traffic offsets any expected improvements in engine designs.
June 15, 2019 14:48 UTC