Calls up on African airlines to collaborate to withstand the stiff competitionAfrica’s largest airline, Ethiopian Airlines, is going to establish a second regional hub in West Africa, Ghana. Following the demise of Ghana Airways and Ghana International Airlines, the West African economic powerhouse does not have a national airline. Ethiopian Airlines, Air Mauritius and indigenous carrier Africa World Air presented their expression of interest to the Ghanaian Ministry of Transport. Investment firms from other West African countries may invest in the new venture. In 2005 Ethiopian Airlines tried to establish a hub in Accra by investing in the defunct Ghana International Airlines.
December 08, 2018 06:11 UTC
The Federal Chancellor of Austria, Sebastian Kurz, arrives Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Thursday for offcial visit. He is received by Prime Minister at the PM Office. The visit by Sebastian Kurz follows the meeting between the two heads of state on the margins of the G20 Investment Summit held in Germany in October of this year. During bilateral talks with the Austrian delegation, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed highlighted the strong historical relationship that Ethiopia enjoys with Austria and noted this is important for the current reforms that Ethiopia is undergoing. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed also shared that strengthening the bi-lateral relations with Austria is critical and this will be facilitated through the potential opening of an Ethiopian Embassy in Vienna.
December 07, 2018 19:41 UTC
The United States Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia awards grants to four local civil society and community based organizations in Ethiopia through the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program managed by U.S. Embassy’s Community Grants Office. Ambassador to Ethiopia Michael Raynor presided over the ceremony. The Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program is a grass-roots level effort to empower the communities to be self-reliant and enable them to meet their immediate and long-term needs. Ambassador Raynor told the 2018 recipients, “you’ve identified an opportunity to make your community a better place. · Addis Guzo will provide mobility aid materials and maintenance training for 100 people with disabilities in Adama, Bishoftu, Sebeta, Ambo and Fiche
December 07, 2018 19:18 UTC
By Andualem Sisay Gessesse – Djibouti – Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE), which reopened its branch in Djibouti 18 months ago, is still struggling to make profit. CBE has not been able to compete with other banks in Djibouti because it has not been able to secure swift code, according to Mathewos Kidane, Acting Customer Service Manager at CBE Djibouti branch, who spoke to visiting journalists from Ethiopia. “When we re-opened the Djibouti branch 18 months ago it wasn’t anticipated that getting swift code will take that long time. CBE Djibouti Branch has 17 staff and rented a house in a business district in Djibouti. Among the major banks operating in Djibouti include, CAC Bank, Bank of Africa and Salaam Bank.
December 07, 2018 18:33 UTC
A rally has been planned for Ethiopia’s northern Tigray regional state’s capital, Mekelle, on Saturday. Dubbed ‘Respect the Constitution,’ it will be the second such in a space of three weeks. The regional state is behind the rally targeted at the federal government led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Recent arrests of former Tigray generals accused of corruption is largely behind the rally. The first rally took place on November 25 in Mekelle and other cities and towns in the state.
December 07, 2018 17:26 UTC
0 Ethiopia's top Paralympian now living as refugee in Brazil- Tamiru Kefeyalew's life changed for the worse when he won Ethiopia's only medal of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympics. Yet while Ethiopia found new freedoms this year under reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Tamiru and Magersa found hardship in Brazil. Kassahun Sitotaw, the Ethiopian team leader, denied that, saying the two athletes disappeared and chose to stay in Brazil for "economic reasons." Tamiru spoke to the AP while wearing a Brazilian Paralympic team shirt. Brazil Paralympic team fitness coach Fabio Breda is helping him and thinks Tamiru can be a major success for his new country.
December 07, 2018 16:07 UTC
Economic integration is a game-changing reality and African countries must fully embrace it to achieve sustainable inclusive development and reduce multidimensional poverty especially among women and youth. Such is the main conclusion of the 2018 African Economic Conference (AEC) which concluded its 3-day annual gathering yesterday in Kigali, Rwanda. Adam Elhiraika, Director of ECA’s Macroeconomics and Governance Division called on African countries to meet their commitments on AfCFTA signing and ratification. “We need to make sure that our leaders’ commitment and vision to form African Continental Free Trade is realized and implemented. One single continental market for goods and services means wealth and prosperity for all Africans.”To date, 44 African countries have signed the landmark African Continental Free Trade agreement.
December 07, 2018 13:18 UTC
“I will be targeting to be 100 per cent again by April,” he said. “You just can’t keep running; the recovery time is important so by April I think I will be ready for my next challenge.” Kipserem, who is yet to figure in an Olympics, added: “For the Olympics, I really have to train harder. Getting into the team is so tough, so we will wait and see how it goes as there is still a lot of time for Tokyo. I will try my best.”
December 07, 2018 13:18 UTC
Some have suggested the Ark of the Covenant is inside the Church of Our Lady of Zion in Aksum, Ethiopia. However, Live Science has learned that accounts told by Edward Ullendorff, who saw the supposed ark during World War II, reveal that what is inside the church is a replica of the ark. Religious traditionNobody knows where the actual Ark of the Covenant is hiding, or whether it really exists. "What he saw was what you find in any Ethiopian church, which is a model of the Ark of the Covenant," Parfitt said. "It would have been absolutely impossible for him to function in Ethiopia if he had said that your ark is not the genuine ark," Parfitt explained.
December 07, 2018 12:22 UTC
Ethiopian Airlines is collaborating with the European Union to establish a graduate business program in the hopes of improving applicants’ understanding of business environments, management, and industrialization. The MBA program will also bolster the pan-African strategy of Ethiopian Airlines, which recently overtook Dubai as the biggest feeder of air traffic to Africa. Right after announcing the MBA program, the airline signed an agreement with the government of Ghana to establish its new home-based carrier. Yet more than anything, the idea of a graduate school in Ethiopia signifies the growing interest to establish more world-class business programs on the continent. Sign up to the Quartz Africa Weekly Brief here for news and analysis on African business, tech and innovation in your inbox
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The Minister of Aviation, Joseph Adda, has said government will soon construct an Aviation Conference Centre in Kumasi to host international Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) activities. The facility will also provide an alternative to the Accra International Conference Centre and also help to promote conference tourism in the country. He added that, the country will not only set up a home-based carrier but also make the country the aviation hub of Africa. The Chief Justice, Justice Sophia Akuffo, commended Ghana Civil Aviation Authority for its role in ensuring safe, secured and efficient aviation sector, adding that the country still remain the beacon in aviation excellence. She urged government to improve upon its local skills to ensure compliance in international aviation standards, which was a challenge in the industry.
December 07, 2018 07:07 UTC
In 2017 there was only one African on the Forbes list of 100 Most powerful women. Same is the case for 2018 with Ethiopian president Sahle-Work Zewde, being the lone African. What Forbes wrote about #97 Sahle-Work ZewdeIn October 2018, Sahle-Work Zewde became Ethiopia’s first woman president and the only serving female head of state in Africa. The appointment joins a series of unprecedented shifts as part of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s reforms focused on easing government control. Forbes 100 women: Top 10 rankingAccording to the latest ranking the German chancellor Angela Merkel was ranked the most powerful woman.
December 07, 2018 01:52 UTC
borkenaDecember 6,2018Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz arrived in Ethiopia earlier today for an official visit. Chancellor Kurz also met and held discussion with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The latter briefed the former regarding political changes made in the country since he took power as prime minister. Commending the changes made in Ethiopia, the visiting Austrian Chancellor, on his part, expressed interest in fostering bilateral relations with Ethiopia. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Chancellor Sebastian Kurz met first when the former was visiting Europe at the end of October this year.
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How An Exiled Activist In Minnesota Helped Spur Big Political Changes In EthiopiaEnlarge this image toggle caption Maheder Haileselassie Tadese/AFP/Getty Images Maheder Haileselassie Tadese/AFP/Getty ImagesIn person, Jawar Mohammed is quieter, smaller than the big persona he has built online. On his network, broadcasting from Minnesota to Ethiopia via satellite and social media, he decried injustice. He highlighted Oromo history and encouraged young Oromos to be proud of their culture. Enlarge this image toggle caption Zacharias Abubeker/AFP/Getty Images Zacharias Abubeker/AFP/Getty ImagesIn August, Jawar returned to Ethiopia as a hero. "We were not the ones who hung him," Kemal says, blaming another group for trying to spark a new conflict between young Oromos and police.
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