Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday held talks with leadership of the country’s former rebel group, the Ogaden National Liberation Front, ONLF. In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed holds first official meeting with ONLF leadership delegation led by chairman Mohamed Omar Osman and six members of the executive committee, he said in a tweet. It is the first meeting between the two parties since ONLF fighters and leaders returned to the country from their base in Eritrea. The group in January lauded the efforts of the PM in restoring peace to the Ogaden region – i.e. Abiy has also kept close contact with the region, officially meeting the regional president, Mustafa Omer, and president of the governing party, Finance Minister Ahmed Shide; to help resolve an intra-party friction.
February 20, 2019 08:37 UTC
And why shouldn’t the city market its culture to the world, and its own citizens, asks Design Week Addis Ababa founder, Metasebia Yoseph. Design Week Addis Ababa (this year Feb.11 to Feb. 17) is still growing. One of those is Yenaé jewelry, who used Design Week Addis Ababa to launch their line in Ethiopia. Gallery 26/Design Week Addis Ababa It could be anywhere in the world. Locals who haven’t even heard of Design Week Addis Ababa voice concern about returnees reinventing cultural heirlooms that are still a part of daily life.
February 20, 2019 07:23 UTC
Miami International Airport expands global offeringsAdvertisementWritten by Catherine Lackner on February 19, 2019Miami International Airport continues to expand its international offerings, both for passengers and freight forwarders. “Four international carriers have scheduled entries into the Miami market in 2019,” said Greg Chin, communications and digital marketing director for the Miami-Dade Aviation Department, via email. Add these new flights to the overseas routes announced last fall, which included Ethiopian Airlines’ two weekly freighter cargo flights to Addis Ababa, which created the first ever cargo-only route between Africa and Miami International Airport. Founded in 1945, Ethiopian Airlines is currently the largest airline group and largest cargo operator in Africa, serving more than 92 international destinations across five continents. In 2017, Ethiopian won the SKYTRAX World Airline Award for Best Airline in Africa.
February 20, 2019 04:07 UTC
borkenaFebruary 19,2019Seye Abraham attended the 44th anniversary of TPLF in Mekelle, invited by the business community as he said. Following internal division with Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) in the year 2000, Seye Abraha was purged from the party and was thrown to jail along with his siblings on alleged charges of corruption. He has also remarked about Ethiopian politics and he advised his former TPLF that things need not be taken out of proportion. He believes that there is “untapped positive attitude towards the people of Tigray.”Watch his brief remark below (it is in Amharic)___Join the conversation. As well, you may get Ethiopia News by following us on twitter @zborkena
February 20, 2019 04:07 UTC
VideoGosa Taffese has a beehive in his front room and the insects follow him on his travels as well. Dubbed the “father of bees” by locals in Ethiopia's Oromia region, he says it's a mystery why the insects are attracted to him. Video journalist: Yadeta Berhanu, BBC News Oromo
February 20, 2019 00:11 UTC
However, feuds have been building for years between connoisseurs and industry insiders regarding the origins of coffee beans. Let’s go through the fundamental issues: this means differentiating between “blended coffee”, “single origin blend” and “single origin plantation". Single origin coffee has been modified over the years. From a consumer knowledge perspective, if you wish to combine the Sidamo flavours then a Sidamo single origin blend is your go-to. Single origin coffee discerning the tasteIf you’re drinking single original plantation coffee you should be immersed in a unique experience.
February 19, 2019 22:30 UTC
Back in July 2016, I was invited to a gathering late one night at a popular bar in Asmara, the capital of Eritrea. The gathering was a traditional and quite elaborate coffee ceremony, the kind typically held in the afternoon in most Eritrean or Ethiopian households in order to discuss the day’s events. It had been organized by a group of young people, mostly women. The crowd of about 12 people in the backroom of the bar was visibly joyful; they giggled as they passed around a mobile phone that contained pictures of one of their close friends, a young woman I’ll call Asmeret. Three months earlier, Asmeret had embarked on a dangerous journey out of Eritrea: Despite not having a passport or a visa, she had managed to cross the border into Sudan and, through trafficking networks, had made it across the Mediterranean.
February 19, 2019 18:33 UTC
In a robust demonstration that actions speak louder than words, New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan Feb. 18 introduced representatives of six church-related organizations that help pregnant women in need. Cardinal Dolan said he was worried that poor women especially were getting the impression that abortion is their only choice. Mother Agnes Mary said the Sisters of Life serve 600 to 1,000 women each year. She said their message to vulnerable pregnant women is: "Know you are not alone. Cardinal Dolan acknowledged the hurt, frustration and anger people in the archdiocese might feel at the new abortion law.
February 19, 2019 17:15 UTC
Most recently, the two countries signed an agreement with Chinese petroleum giant Poly-GCL Petroleum Group Holdings Limited (Poly-GCL) to construct the 767-km Ethiopia-Djibouti natural gas pipeline. Construction of the 767-km natural gas pipeline, which is said to be finalized in two years, will have close to 700-km of the segment in Ethiopia, while the rest of the natural gas pipeline will be constructed in Djibouti's territory. According to Ethiopia's former Minister of Mines, Natural Gas and Petroleum Motuma Mekassa, Poly-GCL's engagement accompanied with the company's rich experience in the sector brings a positive advantage cognizant to the expensive nature of the processing procedures of natural gas. During the 2018 Ethiopian fiscal year alone, the toll road had served more than 7.8 million vehicles, eventually collecting close to 245 million Ethiopian birr (about 9 million U.S. dollars), according to ETRE. As the demand increases, ETRE also expects some 8.8 million vehicles during the current fiscal year, with an expected income of 266 million Ethiopian birr (about 9.8 million dollars).
February 19, 2019 15:00 UTC
After several months at a migrant detention facility, Israel issued him a temporary travel document and put him on an Ethiopian Airlines flight to Niger. After a week in detention in his home country, Muhamad was deported back to Israel, where he was detained upon his arrival at Ben Gurion airport. He spent several more weeks in an airport detention facility before Israel attempted to deport him back to Niger a second time. After again refusing to accept Muhamad’s travel document, authorities in Niamey put him on a second Ethiopian Airlines flight to Israel. But by that point, his Israeli travel document had expired, leaving Muhamad in limbo at the Addis Ababa airport.
February 19, 2019 13:40 UTC
I got talking to her and found out that she had paid for a pilgrimage in the Holy Land which is going to be the trip of her life, but the tour agent did not get a visa for her. Right in our midst in our prison cell is the Lord, and this encounter with Him is more than the physical pilgrimage. Pray for this Namibian lady called Helena that what the Holy Spirit taught us in prison will remain with her always. She did not visit the stone walls of Jerusalem, but we have the evening praying and listening to the teachings of the Holy Spirit and meeting the Lord. To buy your copy, see: www.amostrust.org/from-beirut-to-jerusalemRead more about Medical Aid for Palestinians here: www.map.org.ukTags: Gaza, Dr Swee Ang, Holy Land, Gaza Freedom Flotilla
February 19, 2019 13:07 UTC
A Nigerien national expelled from Israel has been stranded at Addis Ababa’s Bole International Airport, in the Ethiopian capital, since November 2018, after his home country refused him entry. However, the 24-year-old’s country of origin refused to receive him, and he has been stuck at the Ethiopian airport for nearly 4 months since. According to Muhamad, he paid traffickers to enable him across Libya and Egypt before entering Israel on foot. Once in Tel Aviv, Muhamad survived by doing odd jobs in hostels and a candy factory until April 2018, when he was arrested for being in Israel without proper documents. Nigerien man stranded at Ethiopian airport for months https://t.co/FQJSsTlTfL via FaarizAdam — Eissa Muhamad (EissaMuhamad2) February 13, 2019AGENCIES
February 19, 2019 12:22 UTC
Chinese firms brought in to “pick up pace” on Ethiopia’s Nile damEthiopian Electric Power (EEP) has hired China Gezhouba Group to execute the pre-commissioning activities of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), for $40.1m. The moves are intended to “pick up the pace of the dam”, reported Fana, the state broadcaster. Situated on the Blue Nile, the GERD dam has been under construction since 2011 and is reported to be about two-thirds complete. The dam will dramatically increase the country’s power generation capacity, and Ethiopians see it as central to Ethiopia’s development and prestige. Image: Work on the Renaissance dam is said to be 65% complete (Government of Ethiopia)See also:
February 19, 2019 11:26 UTC
Ethiopian Sugar Corporation (ESC), the state agency in charge of regulating the industry says, Ethiopia will meet its local sugar demand from domestic production after a year, making sugar import history. Ethiopia will fully satisfy the local sugar market from domestic production by the end of the next fiscal year, which will start July 8. Eeight factories produce sugar currently including, Wonji-Shewa, Matahara, Fincha, Kessem, Tehdaho, Arjo, Omo Kuraz II and Omo Kuraz III. In addition, five factories which are Omo Kuraz I, Omo Kuraz V, TanaBeles I and Tana Beles II and Wolkaite are at their construction phase. The company has received hundreds of millions of dollars from the government to construct several sugar factories but failed to deliver a single one.
Source:News Business Ethiopia
February 19, 2019 11:03 UTC
Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) on Monday has signed two energy deals with Chinese companies – a $113 million contract with Voith Haydo Shanghai and a $40.1 million contract with CGGC. Both companies will be working on the under-construction Ethiopia’s Great Renaissance Dam (GERD). On same day, EEP has also signed a $40.1 million contract agreement with another Chinese company, CGGC. The deal aims to execute the pre-commissioning activities of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) at a cost of 40.1 million US dollars. The main construction of GERD has been done by the Italian company Salini Impregilo, which also have done several hydropower projects in Ethiopia.
Source:News Business Ethiopia
February 19, 2019 09:45 UTC