Buy Photo George Weeks (Photo: The Detroit News archives)Buy PhotoFormer Detroit News political columnist George Weeks died on Friday in Traverse City at the age of 86, leaving a legacy of political insight on the Great Lakes State. Weeks was an influential member of Michigan's political scene as a former United Press International reporter and close aide to Republican Michigan Gov. He is a member of the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame. Weeks wrote a book called "Stewards of the State: The Governors of Michigan" that is considered "one of the all-time great resources in Michigan government and politics," tweeted Zach Gorchow, editor of the Gongwer subscription news service that covers Michigan politics. But Weeks never lost his fascination for the Michigan political scene, offering observations about departed officials when reporters called.
December 03, 2018 16:52 UTC
Marci Rose remembers hearing an ambulance siren for the first time in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital city. The first cohort of ER doctors graduated from Addis Ababa University in 2013. This pioneering group of life-saving physicians is one of the many successes of the Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration (TAAAC), a partnership between the University of Toronto and Addis Ababa University (AAU) where experts in both countries work to build robust graduate programs in Ethiopia’s capital. Even in the limited number of sessions with the children, there were improvements in their speech, language and listening abilities, says Ganek. All graduates of the speech language pathology program intend to stay and practice in the country – echoing TAAAC’s high graduate retention rate of over 90 per cent.
December 03, 2018 16:52 UTC
While coffee itself may be considered an indulgence, medical surgery on the other hand falls very much into the category of need. The two concepts have come together at Vienna, Virginia-based Pheo Coffee, whose medical-themed whole-bean coffees are aimed to appeal to the healthcare practitioner in your life. “More practically though, there are roughly 150 million people in the U.S. alone that describe themselves as daily coffee drinkers. The Yirgacheffe product by Pheo is called Dr. Oliver’s Norepi, honoring the discovery of adrenaline. “We are trying to be the go-to spot for doctors and nurses to buy their coffee and/or gifts,” said Istrail.
December 03, 2018 15:45 UTC
By Frehiwot YohannesborkenaDecember 3,2018The adulterous fuel trade in the capital Addis Ababa and regional towns caused gasoline shortage in the past two weeks, a critical shortage of benzene in the past two weeks and creates complaints from drivers that they spend long hours at gas stations in the city. The increasing of illegal fuel trade is exacerbating the situation more than anything in the industry in the past two months and fuel stations are illegally selling gasoline to individuals are the basic reasons for the shortage. According to Ethiopia reporter news, it has become customary to see long queues at the fuel stations. Ethiopia consumes daily one million liters of benzene, 6.5 million liters of diesel and two million liters of jet fuel. Kerosene has been used by illicit traders who are engaged in fuel adultery to mix it with benzene.
December 03, 2018 15:11 UTC
Print ArticleSANAA, Yemen (AP) Yemeni officials say some 50 rebels wounded in fighting will be flown to neighboring Oman for treatment. Their planned evacuation Monday on an Ethiopian Airways flight from Sanaa would meet one of the conditions set by the Houthi rebels to participate in peace talks in Sweden later this week. It is the latest diplomatic bid to end Yemen's civil war, which is in its fourth year. The officials say U.N. envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths arrived in the capital on Monday, where he was expected to hold last-minute talks with the rebels. They say Griffiths will likely leave for Sweden on Tuesday with rebel delegates.
December 03, 2018 12:11 UTC
So far, the regional state state council has affirmatively resolved on the Sidama case. If the federal principle is taken to is logical conclusion, Ethiopia may have as many as 80 states. Finally, the existing local councils were elected in May 2013 and their term came to an end in May 2018. The existing local councils are hence functioning on borrowed time. Moreover, it is by now public knowledge that the existing local councils were elected in elections that were less than free and fair.
December 03, 2018 12:00 UTC
Lalibela, Ethiopia - The Ethiopian town of Lalibela is one of the country's most famous and serene settings, beloved by tourists and Ethiopian Orthodox Christians alike for its concentration of rock-hewn churches. It's a holy place: instead of going to Jerusalem, people come here," Fethi said. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978, the cluster of 13 churches are one of Ethiopia's most popular tourist destinations, bringing much-needed revenues and employment opportunities to Lalibela. The role of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, which gains revenue from the churches, has come in for criticism. The work doesn't look like it will last for long," said Derat, who visited Lalibela last month.
December 03, 2018 09:40 UTC
News Nairobi now says no to Ethiopian Airlines extra route requestAn Ethiopian Airlines plane at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. PHOTO | AFPThe Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) has denied Ethiopian Airlines (ET) a licence to operate scheduled passenger flights on the Johannesburg-Nairobi–Brussels route, saving Kenya Airways from an imminent battle for passengers in the African airspace. Ethiopian Airlines wanted to fly B757 aircraft on the new route if allowed to operate out of Nairobi. KCAA's decision to deny Ethiopian Airlines a licence to operate on the Johannesburg-Nairobi–Brussels route comes five years after it declined to let the carrier operate cargo planes on the Addis Ababa-Nairobi-Johannesburg route. In 2013 the Ethiopian carrier acquired a minority stake in Malawi Airlines as part of the plan to make Blantyre a base for its southern Africa operations.
December 03, 2018 06:33 UTC
Mikiyas Yemata from Ethiopia in Africa won the eighth edition of Hornbill Half Marathon on Sunday organized by Elite Entertainment Enterprise in Kohima as part of the on-going Hornbill Festival. Mikiyas finished the distance of 21.097 km in one hour 12 minutes and 51 seconds to emerge as the new winner. He, however, said he would be participating next year with more practice of hilly terrains ahead of the competitive run. The Half Marathon was flagged off at new Secretariat Plaza Junction, Kohima at 7 am where 133 men joined the race. The route for the race started from New-secretariat road and went through – High School Junction – High Court Junction Meriema – Tsiesema and back to New Secretariat via High Court Junction Meriema finishing at the starting point.
December 03, 2018 03:33 UTC
It has been 15 years in the making, but Wellington's Ethiopian community finally has their own priest. To celebrate their new priest arriving from Ethiopia, the community held a 10-hour-long service on Sunday starting from 3am. "There has been a lot of attempts before with our brothers and sisters but finally now, thanks to god, we have the priest." Mr Geddebo said it had been a long process and the community had wanted their own priest for 15 years. He said before there was an Ethiopian church in Christchurch, he learned about the country through his parents.
December 03, 2018 01:52 UTC
Ethiopia’s Oromia region has continued its protests on Tuesday for a third day with young men on the streets of Burayu, near the capital Addis Ababa, and in the west of the country. They are calling for an end to ethnic clashes which, since October, have left close to 50 persons dead – including police officers. Two years of huge countrywide protests had ended in April when the reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came to power. But reports say many Ethiopians are impatient for further reforms. More protests are planned and pressure on the government is increasing.
December 02, 2018 23:26 UTC
IL&FS said it was trying to remit funds since November 16. Sources said Axis Bank was to take approvals which were delayed, resulting in the crisis.More clarity will emerge this week as Indian authorities are in talks with the Ethiopian government. One of the issues facing the company is that only the Ambo Woliso project has been terminated, while the Nekemte Bure Lot 1 and Lot 3 projects have not been officially cancelled. In the absence of termination, ITNL Elsamex cannot pay severance pay to Ethiopian employees. "IL&FS has been making all efforts to ensure safe return of its employees," the company's statement said.
December 02, 2018 22:07 UTC
As head of the UN’s climate change secretariat, she’s supposed to quietly mediate the contentious talks over global climate change rules. But in the end, it may fall on her to muscle countries to consensus and save the promise of the celebrated Paris climate agreement. Sign up hereThe former Mexican ambassador has been here before: as president of the 2010 climate summit in Cancun. Cop24 is Espinosa’s third climate talks in the UN post. Climate Home News brings you reporting from inside the room at every UN climate summit and Cop24 is no exception.
December 02, 2018 21:11 UTC
Last week’s meeting between ruling and opposition parties was a First. In the real world, opposition parties assume their role and responsibilities. A sensible opposition would have asked the PM to invite and encourage citizens to personally engage by investing both their time and resources – and by mobilizing those around them. To make a long story short, here in Ethiopia we need institutions that minimize not exaggerate our differences and lock our representatives into rigid ideological camps. We need political institutions that drive in the pragmatic and the practical, and elevate our political discourseWe need institutions that protect the right of voters to select candidates based on their qualifications and ideas rather than their political party labels.
December 02, 2018 17:37 UTC
By Andualem Sisay Gessesse – Djibouti-Following the commencement of the newly built Ethiopia – Djibouti railway transport and the growing number of middle class in Ethiopia, Djibouti says it is targeting to boost the number of Ethiopian tourists and co-market the two nations as single destination. The maximum amount one can hold coming into Ethiopia or leaving Ethiopia to other countries except Djibouti, is 1,000 birr, according to the directive of the National Bank of Ethiopia. The next meeting is expected in the coming months in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, according to Mr. Osman. Likewise, tourists who come to Djibouti can also go to Ethiopia to see what is not available in Djibouti if we prepare one package tour,” he said. In addition to Ethiopian tourists, Djibouti is also planning to boost the number of tourists from China, Middle East countries as well as Spanish speaking countries.
December 02, 2018 15:45 UTC