Addis Ababa is referred to as “the political capital of Africa”, due to its historical, diplomatic and political significance for the continent. With the hotel being a new-build, it deems itself as the perfect opportunity to introduce the dynamic Park Inn by Radisson brand, as it will feature all the signature Park Inn by Radisson outlets,” added McLachlan. The 160-room Park Inn by Radisson Addis Ababa will offer a mixture of standard rooms and suites. “The Park Inn by Radisson Addis Ababa is our second Ethiopian deal announcement within the week. Developing a fourth Carlson Rezidor property in the country is in line with our strategy of going into the depth of the market.
October 12, 2017 07:18 UTC
(RNS) — Morgan Freeman wanted to understand how people who have lived through conflict can make peace. Offering forgiveness was no easy task, the woman told Freeman. “Seeing these conversations taught me the incredible power and resourcefulness of the human spirit.”The six-part docuseries “The Story of Us” explores big-picture questions about life and the human condition. “People do get something out of learning about other cultures,” Freeman told RNS in an interview. (The woman, who’d been driven out of her home and onto the streets because of threats, was made unidentifiable.)
October 12, 2017 01:18 UTC
Ethiopia has secured the release of 134 of its citizens from prisons in Oman and facilitated their return to Addis Ababa. The Foreign Affairs Ministry said three flights carried the released prisoners to Ethiopia between October 1 and 5, local media FBC reported. Details surrounding the release of the prisoners has not been disclosed. In July, Ethiopia released 114 Somali prisoners from detention facilities and handed them over to the Somali government. The release of the prisoners, who were returned to Mogadishu, followed talks between Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre and his Ethiopian counterpart, Hailemariam Desalegn.
October 11, 2017 23:03 UTC
Ethiopia Sesame Export Revenue Lowest in Five YearsOctober 11, 2017 - Ethiopia has earned about 307.5 million dollars from the export of sesame in the past fiscal year - the lowest in five years, reports Ethiopian English weekly Addis Fortune newspaper. As part of measures to augment revenue from the sector, Ethiopia’s Ministry of Agriculture & Natural Resources (MoANR) plans to uplift the revenue from the export of sesame by 16pc in the current fiscal year. Seasonal health problems such as malaria, which affect majority of the labour force during the harvesting season contribute significantly to the low productivity of sesame. At present, the Ministry is working to reform the sesame market as it did with coffee. The reform is expected to reduce the involvement of Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX) in the market.
October 11, 2017 20:03 UTC
KUWAIT CITY, Oct 11: An Egyptian man and an Ethiopian woman who escaped from the Deportation Center at two different locations were apprehended by security operatives attached to the Criminal Security Sector, represented by General Department for Drug Control and General Department for Criminal Detectives, reports Al-Anba daily. A security source said the Egyptian escaped from the deportation bus on the way to the airport. The Egyptian cleverly mixed with passengers in the airport when the officer stopped the bus in front of the departure lounge and led the deportees to the hall. By chance, officers from the General Department of Drug Control arrested the suspect 21 days later. The same source added an Ethiopian also disappeared from the deportation camp few days ago.
October 11, 2017 20:03 UTC
Ethiopia Commends End of U.S. Sanctions on SudanOctober 11, 2017 - Ethiopia welcomed lifting of U.S. economic sanctions that were imposed on Sudan for the past 20 years. Ethiopian government praised the US government decision as the two countries are further strengthening their bilateral ties. “Sudan is more than a neighbor; we have a great deal in common with our strategic relationship built on close people-to-people relations”, stated Ethiopian Ministry of foreign affairs. The removal will be welcomed both in the Sudan and in the region as a step that will support and encourage further regional development, it added. The Ministry said “Ethiopia will continue to promote cooperation in the region to overcome any challenges facing Sudan, to support and build upon the results already achieved by all sides”.
October 11, 2017 19:52 UTC
Ethiopian government announced its national currency, the birr, by 15% effective Wednesday, October 11, 2017, the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) said. The devaluation increases value of one United States dollar to 26.91 Birr up from 23.40 Birr. He said it was to control inflationary pressure and to boost export earnings which had hitherto stagnated. “Since investment return is high in Ethiopia, the devaluation won’t cause an inflationary pressure and adversely affect import,” Yohannes was quoted to have said. “The rate was pushed to mitigate the inflationary pressure that could arise from the devaluation,” Yohannes said.
Source:News Business Ethiopia
October 11, 2017 18:00 UTC
The ForwardKeys data reveal a 13.3% increase in arrivals in 2017, compared to the equivalent period last year. This was driven by a net increase of 82 routes and strong growth from the Americas, up 17.8%, Europe, up 12.7%, Africa, up 12.5% and Asia Pacific, up 16.4%. Jon Howell, managing director of AviaDev, Africa’s leading airline route development conference, said: “I am very pleased to see such strong growth in air travel to Africa. Intra-African international capacity is up 4% and domestic capacity up 5%. I am sure I’m not alone in that desire and I’m equally sure, if the strong growth continues, it will happen eventually.”
October 11, 2017 15:00 UTC
Ethiopian Aviation Academy has graduated 262 aviation professionals at a graduation ceremony held at the academy’s Commercial and Cabin Crew Training centre last week. In line with this belief, we have invested adequately in capacity building in the Ethiopian Aviation Academy, which is the largest and most modern in the continent of Africa. “The academy has been training and graduating the required aviation professionals both for Ethiopian Airlines Group and other partner airlines around the region. It has the capacity to support our vision 2025 growth plan with adequate aviation professionals and to contribute its share towards the development of Aviation in Africa. Philip Tozer-Pennington, Managing Director of Airline Economics and Aviation News Ltd, while presenting the awards to the airline said Ethiopian Airlines is a success story.
October 11, 2017 13:07 UTC
The ForwardKeys data reveal a 13.3 per cent increase in arrivals in 2017, compared to the equivalent period last year. Egypt and Tunisia are leading the recovery after the health and security concerns of 2014-16 have begun to fade. Jon Howell, managing director of AviaDev, said: “I am very pleased to see such strong growth in air travel to Africa. Intra-African international capacity is up four per cent and domestic capacity up five per cent. “I am sure I’m not alone in that desire and I’m equally sure, if the strong growth continues, it will happen eventually.”
October 11, 2017 10:07 UTC
Photo by Amelia Robinson Amelia RobinsonKinde said she partly opened the restaurant to cater to the Dayton’s Ethiopian community. Photo by Amelia Robinson Photo by Amelia RobinsonNanya Café is Dayton's first Ethiopian restaurant in a number of years. Photo by Amelia Robinson Amelia RobinsonNanya Café is Dayton's first Ethiopian restaurant in a number of years. Photo by Amelia Robinson Amelia RobinsonNanya Café is Dayton's first Ethiopian restaurant in a number of years. Photo by Amelia Robinson Amelia Robinson
October 11, 2017 09:56 UTC
There are platforms that have been serving Ethiopia as gateways to foster its economic cooperation and coordination with countries in the Arab world. In this regard, the League of Arab States (also known as Arab League) becomes in the forefront. The double membership of Djibouti, Sudan and Somalia in the Arab League and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is also believed to promote the two sides economic ties. The national flag carrier, The Ethiopian Airlines and airlines from Arab countries have a paramount importance in strengthening the two sides economic ties. By doing so, Ethiopia has been employing the Association to lure more investments from the Arab world to its economy.
October 11, 2017 08:37 UTC
Sports News of Wednesday, 11 October 2017Source: ghanacrusader.comGhana’s Daniel Agyei joins Ethiopian side Jimma Aba Jifar FCDaniel Agyei inked a year deal over the weekendFormer Ghana U-20 goalie, Daniel Agyei has joined Ethiopian top-flight side Jimma Aba Jifar FC, the player has confirmed. Agyei inked a year deal over the weekend – he joins Jimma Aba Jifar FC from Tanzanian giants Simba FC. “I have joined Jimma Aba Jifar FC,” Agyei told Ghanacrusader.com. “I signed a year deal with them.”Agyei has previously played for Ghanaian sides Liberty Professionals. He was in post when Ghana won the World U-20 Championship in 2009.
October 11, 2017 08:15 UTC
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group added another iconic Radisson Blu hotel in Ethiopia, in the city of Bishoftu. Carlson Rezidor is operating a Radisson Blu Hotel in Addis Ababa, since 2011 and plans to open its second Blu in the city within the next 18 months. We are further cementing our position as one of the leading hotel groups in Africa and look forward to continuing our expansion on the continent, and delighted to add our third Radisson Blu hotel in Ethiopia,” said Andrew McLachlan, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Africa & Indian Ocean for the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. “Radisson Blu Hotel, Bishoftu is a great addition to our Ethiopian portfolio as we expand outside of the capital city. Once open, the hotel will be the first internationally branded hotel with the largest meeting and events center in Ethiopia, outside of Addis Ababa,” added McLachlan.
October 11, 2017 07:41 UTC
The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world, adds another iconic Radisson Blu hotel in Ethiopia, in the city of Bishoftu. The newly constructed Radisson Blu will open in 2020. Carlson Rezidor is operating a Radisson Blu Hotel in Addis Ababa, since 2011 and plans to open its second Blu in the city within the next 18 months. “Radisson Blu Hotel, Bishoftu is a great addition to our Ethiopian portfolio as we expand outside of the capital city. Radisson Blu Hotel, Bishoftu will also offer a luxurious spa and well-equipped gym.
Source:News Business Ethiopia
October 11, 2017 07:18 UTC