Juniper to Invest 70 Million USD in Ethiopia

Juniper Glass Industries PLC disclosed it has finished all regulatory and merger requirements which enables it to form a venture with 2 other firms. The partnership between the 3 companies is going invest a total of 70 million USD and set up a glass manufacturing plant in Ethiopia. This capacity is equal to 200 million glass bottles. According to Brooks Washington, CEO of Juniper, Development Bank of Ethiopia (DBE) has approved a 25 million USD loan. This loan is going to be part of the 70 million USD investments Juniper is set to make.

December 05, 2016 08:07 UTC

Ethiopian Twins Get Life-Changing Surgery Thanks to DFW Doctors

The Bogale brothers from Ethiopia arrived in North Texas this weekend where experts from the Texas Back Institute and Medical Center Plano have offered to perform surgery on their severe cases of scoliosis. The twin brothers from Ethiopia have long shared a common problem: severe cases of scoliosis. During a pilgrimage to the African country this year, Dr. Theodore Belanger from the Texas Back Institute met the boys and examined their situation. Through a partnership with Medical Center Plano, Dr. Belanger and his staff at the institute offered to take on the brothers’ cases and to give them the care needed free of charge. They will continue evaluations at the Texas Back Institute this week and then surgeries will be scheduled at Medical Center Plano.

December 04, 2016 22:21 UTC

Why did a Hong Kong couple sponsor the aliya of 1,372 Ethiopians?

This happened on November 11, 2006, at five o’clock in the morning, for instance, when the Lord woke me up. The Book of Isaiah, 11.11, for example, talks about God bringing back all his children from the four corners of the world. The Israeli government had apparently just authorized a new operation to bring back more Ethiopian Jews called the Falash Mura. And Isaiah 18 talks about Ethiopian Jews being a gift presented back to God. We gave the first batch of money to fund the Ethiopian Jews.

December 04, 2016 06:37 UTC

Ethiopia's Ayana and Usain Bolt win top 2016 IAAF awards

Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana has been named the female World Athletes of the Year at the International Association of Athletics Federation’s Athletics Awards 2016, held at Sporting Monte Carlo on Friday. De Grasse earned the Olympic 200m silver medal in Rio, having set a national record of 19.80 in the semifinal. She won gold in the heptathlon at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with a world-leading national record of 6810. The IAAF President Award went to Tegla Loroupe, the Chef de Mission for the Refugee Olympic Team in Rio. The Women in Athletics award went to Polyxeni Argeitaki, an assistant professor of athletics at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens.

December 03, 2016 12:41 UTC

UAE foreign minister meets Ethiopian counterpart

UAE foreign minister meets Ethiopian counterpart Abu Dhabi, Dec. 3 (BNA): UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, , met here today the Ethiopian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Workneh Gebeyehu,. According to the UAE News Agency (WAM), the meeting discussed bilateral ties and ways to enhance cooperation between the two countries in all fields. The two sides also exchanged views on current regional and international developments, as well as issues of mutual interest. Shaikh Abdullah affirmed the strong relations between the two countries. The Ethiopian Minister of Foreign Affairs expressed his country's keenness to develop cooperation with the UAE in all fields and applauded the progress witnessed in the UAE, WAM also said.

December 03, 2016 11:19 UTC

Bolt and Ayana are top athletes for 2016

Usain Bolt of Jamaica and Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia pose with their awards after being elected male and female World Athlete of the Year 2016 in Monaco. (Reuters)MONACO – Jamaica’s Usain Bolt and Ethiopian distance runner Almaz Ayana were crowned as the IAAF’s athletes of the year on Friday. Bolt, 30, plans to run the 100m at next year’s World Championships in London, seeking to add to his haul of 11 world titles. Ayana also took bronze in the Rio 5000m, her only loss of the year over the distance. She becomes the third Ethiopian woman to win the IAAF award, following Genzebe Dibaba in 2015 and Meseret Defar in 2007.

December 03, 2016 10:01 UTC

IAAF congress to vote on broad reforms

MONACO (AP) — Athletics officials from around the world are weighing broad reforms in the sport's governance, hoping to turn the corner on corruption and doping scandals that dragged its reputation to the gutter. Saturday's special congress of the IAAF is being asked to approve President Sebastian Coe's "Time for Change" proposals that notably will change the way doping cases are investigated and prosecuted. Ahead of the meeting in Monaco, Coe warned fans could switch to other sports if they believe cheats are winning. He has asked congress delegates to be "bold." Coe's reforms need a two-thirds majority to pass.

December 03, 2016 09:32 UTC

Opposition Leader Violated Emergency Law - Ethiopian FM

Opposition Leader Violated Emergency Law - Ethiopian FMDecember 3, 2016 - Ethiopian opposition leader, Merera Gudina, has been incarcerated for "violating the provisions of the state of emergency” and the matter will be “handled accordingly,” a government official said Friday. Speaking to reporters, government spokesperson Negeri Lencho said the detention of Merara Gudina on Wednesday was solely related to the state of emergency. "There is a provision in the state of emergency that says connecting and conspiring with organizations labeled as terrorists is illegal," he added. Merera Gudina, perhaps the most outspoken critique of the Ethiopian government, is the chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC). Source: AABack

December 03, 2016 08:35 UTC

Bolt wins record sixth IAAF Athlete-of-the-Year title

MONACO, CMC – Sprint superstar Usain Bolt captured the men’s IAAF World Athlete-of-the-Year award for a record sixth time here Friday, as he was rewarded for his outstanding exploits at the summer Olympics in Rio. Bolt said the outing in Rio had been a memorable one and hailed his fans who had made the outing special. “I live for the moments when I walk into a stadium and I hear a loud roar and Rio was outstanding,” the Jamaican said. Bolt won the IAAF award for the first time in 2008 and again in 2009 before picking up a hat-trick of successes between 2011 and 2013. She won the Olympic 10 000 metres in a world record 29 minutes, 17.45 seconds.

December 03, 2016 06:20 UTC

Ethiopian Economic Growth Slower this Year - BBC

Ethiopian Economic Growth Slower this Year - BBCEthiopia’s economic growth has slowed down to 8% in 2015/2016 fiscal year, marking its slowest growth in nearly a decade. The country had previously averaged growth of 10% over the last ten years, emerging as one of the fastest developing economies in the world. The planning commission says this year’s projected growth of 11% had been hit by a devastating drought that has affected the harvest in large areas of the country. But the government dismissed those figures, insisting on a higher growth figure of 8%. Some analysts have also predicted that economic growth could further be affected by the anti-government protests in the Oromia and Amhara regions that have seen dozens of foreign owned factories and flowers farms attacked by demonstrators.

December 03, 2016 04:10 UTC

Mobile Internet Partially Restored in Ethiopia

Mobile Internet Partially Restored in EthiopiaDecember 2, 2016 - All mobile Internet services were restored on Friday evening December 2 after being shut down for the last two months, according to Capital. Social media and messaging platforms such as WhatsApp, Viber and Facebook, and Instagram are still blocked. In Addis Ababa, this is the longest sustained mobile Internet service shutdown that has taken place. The unrest that started more than a year ago precipitated internet interruptions in Ethiopia. The Ethiopian government believes social media was used as instrument of communication by opposition in diaspora, instigating and fanning internal dissent.

December 03, 2016 03:40 UTC

South Sudan accuses Ethiopia and Sudan of complicity in Machar isolation

Gai even told the listeners that an experienced lawyer who can legally explain the legitimacy of First Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan was in attendance. He said he would go to Pagak, South Sudan. At one point, Gai appears bothered by what he believes “uncivilized Ethiopians” allowed Machar to board a plane to Sudan. “So, the uncivilized Ethiopians allowed him to board a plane to Khartoum, Sudan,” Gai protests. Secret arms deal between Ethiopia and South SudanA leaked document which the South Sudan News Agency cannot independently verify reveals secret arms deal between Ethiopia and South Sudan.

December 03, 2016 02:08 UTC

Bolt is IAAF athlete of year; Ayana wins women's award

MONACO (AP) — Usain Bolt is track and field's male athlete of the year, winning the award from the sport's governing body for a sixth time. Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia won the women's award, after her world-record run to win Olympic gold in the 10,000 meters. The awards were handed out Friday by the IAAF at a gala ceremony in Monaco. Bolt won golds in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 4x100 meters at the Rio Olympics, repeating his feats of the 2012 London Games and in Beijing in 2008. Ayana smashed the world record in the Olympic 10,000m.

December 02, 2016 21:22 UTC

Bolt and Ayana win IAAF awards

MONACO: Jamaica's Usain Bolt and Ethiopian distance runner Almaz Ayana were crowned as the IAAF's athletes of the year on Friday. Ayana also took bronze in the Rio 5000m, her only loss of the year over the distance. She becomes the third Ethiopian woman to win the IAAF award, following Genzebe Dibaba in 2015 and Meseret Defar in 2007. 00Bolt and Ayana win IAAF awards was posted in Sports of TheNews International - on December 03, 2016 and was last updated on December 03, 2016. Permanent link to the news story "Bolt and Ayana win IAAF awards" is

December 02, 2016 20:44 UTC

Bolt wins sixth IAAF award, Ethiopia's Ayana takes female prize

Andre Lowe, Special Projects Editor – SportsMONTE CARLO, Monaco:Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt and Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana are the top athletes for 2016 after they were presented with the IAAF World Athlete of the Year awards today. Bolt won the 100m and 200m and was part of Jamaica’s gold-grabbing 4x100m relay team which helped him to secure a historic third consecutive Olympic hat trick. The other male finalist was Great Britain’s Mo Farah, who returned to the Olympics to secure back-to-back 10,000m and 5000m titles. Hammer throw record holder and Olympic champion Anita Wlodarczyk from Poland was also among the female finalists. The IAAF Council’s vote accounted for 50 per cent of the result, the IAAF Family’s vote accounted for 25 per cent and a public vote, conducted via social media, accounted for 25 per cent of the final result.

December 02, 2016 20:18 UTC

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