The said on Saturday that it is on high alert to counter the virus following an outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the (DRC) this week. A new outbreak was declared on Tuesday by the DRC government, after two samples tested positive in Bikoro,The (AU) has announced that the Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has activated an emergency operation to support the DRC's fight with the new Ebola outbreak. The team includes experts with previous experience in responding to Ebola outbreaks in in 2014 and in the DRC in 2017, the AU said in a statement. had previously sent a medical team, comprising close to 200 workers, to West African to bolster the Ebola response in 2014. --IANSsku/(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)
May 12, 2018 20:03 UTC
The new Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is said to have increased transparency in governance since his assumption into office. “They wanted to break my spirit, they want to break the spirit of political prisoners. “The new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has promised us many reforms to open political space and create a favourable environment for the media. Expectations are high for the new Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who has been in office for more than a month now. Human rights activists, journalists and bloggers see the recent political changes as a sign of hope.
May 12, 2018 18:00 UTC
The chief of staff in the Ethiopian prime minister’s office, Fitsun Arega explained that Abiy’s visits to Ethiopia’s neighbours were geared towards creating a meaningful economic union. ‘‘Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Sudan will now work towards a true economic union with joint investments and ownership of projects because our people’s shared prosperity and security depends on it,’‘ said Fitsun told The EastAfrican newspaper. Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Sudan will now work towards a true economic union with joint investments and ownership of projects because our people’s shared prosperity and security depends on it. Ethiopia would give Djibouti the option of taking stakes in state owned Ethiopian firms including the lucrative Ethiopian Airlines. “The leaders of both countries agreed to develop Port Sudan together,” said Meles Alem, spokesman of Ethiopia’s Foreign Ministry.
May 12, 2018 16:52 UTC
(OPride)—The alleged murder of a young activist in the city of Kabri Dahar, 800km southeast of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, has provoked outrage and protests in the increasingly tense Ethiopian Somali State. According to Rajo, an Ethiopian Somali news outlet, Tayasir was hanged to death after regional security forces detained her. His niece was murdered, allegedly to avenge his speaking out against the Somali regional government. On May 5, Haji Ali Abdulle Fihiye and another delegation of Somali elders discussed regional security matters with Attorney General (AG) Berhanu Tsegaye. In recent weeks, protests have broken out across the Somali State as locals decry the rampant violations of human rights by state security forces.
May 12, 2018 03:45 UTC
Press Release –Ethiopian Holidays, the tour operator wing of Ethiopian Airlines, is pleased toannounce the launching of its newly revamped website. To cater for the evolving demands of tourists and boost their leisure experience, we have nowrevamped the website of Ethiopian Holidays with users’ experience and feedback in mind. The new website has an enhanced design, improved functionality and richer contentfocused on Ethiopian Holidays’ goal to provide accessible, affordable and attractive tourpackages.”The new website has gone online as of May 1, 2018. Ethiopian Holidays has been providing a variety of themed and all-inclusive packageholidays to travellers around Ethiopia and across the globe flying to Ethiopian Airlinesdestinations. Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leadingaviation group in Africa with eight business centers: Ethiopian Regional Services; Ethiopian International Services;Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services; Ethiopian MRO Services; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flightCatering; Ethiopian Ground Services and Ethiopian Airports Services.
May 12, 2018 00:45 UTC
Africa in the News: Ethiopian Airlines Scales Up Expansion Plans(AP Photo/Elias Asmare)BrookingsThis week, Ethiopian Airlines announced that it would scale up its expansion plans and will increase its fleet to 150 aircrafts by 2025 from the earlier target of 120. Ethiopian Airlines currently has 100 planes in its fleet and is the largest African carrier by revenue and profit. In the last few years, the airline has grown rapidly, tripling the number of passengers it flew between 2008 and 2017. Ethiopian airlines has also invested in other African carriers as part of its growth strategy, buying a minority stake in Malawi Airlines in 2013 and announcing a deal with the Zambian government to relaunch Zambia Airways in January. —Related:Ethiopian Airlines Launches Direct Flight From Addis Ababa to ChicagoJoin the conversation on Twitter and Facebook.
May 11, 2018 19:18 UTC
The state-owned Ethiopian News Agency reports that terrorism and other charges have been dropped against a Swedish doctor who had been accused of corruption and orchestrating a prison fire. The Swedish foreign ministry in March raised Fikru's case with Ethiopia's ambassador. Fikru's lawyer in Sweden, Hans Bagner, tells public Swedish radio that "It's about time. The doctor was arrested in 2013 after a years-long dispute over equipment for his cardiology clinic. The terrorism charge came years later after he and others were accused of starting a fire in the prison where they were held.
May 11, 2018 14:30 UTC
Cranes building future developments loom above murals of past glory in a Denver neighborhood that’s changing almost beyond recognition. STORY | Developers announce plans for historic Five Points hotelThe end of segregation in Denver spelled rapid changes for Five Points. Gebre-Michael said one thing she loves is seeing her community during big events in the Five Points Neighborhood. The free Five Points Jazz Festival brings in dozens of bands on 10 stages, and starts with a parade. I’ll always be here to support you because you’re always here to support me.”Fetien Gebre-Michael stands outside of her Ehtiopian Food Truck in the Five Points neighborhood.
May 11, 2018 11:03 UTC
The purpose of the field day is to promote agricultural productivity through modern, adapted mechanization. Over 150 visitors came to the field day, representing smallholder farmers, farmers’ cooperatives, mechanization service providers, agricultural machinery dealers, government, financial institutions and German development cooperation. Today’s event showcased state-of-the-art agricultural technology and machinery that can help farmers increase yields by up to 80%. Machinery importers showed and informed participants about their agricultural machinery and equipment on offer. “For seven years, GIZ has been supporting agricultural mechanization in the Arsi-Zone,” said Mr. Magnus Schmid, Coordinator of the German Development Cooperation Program Promotion of Agricultural Productivity through Innovation.
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May 11, 2018 10:18 UTC
According to its 30.4% shareholder Stratex International (AIM:STI), Thani Stratex asked for a hold on its Blackrock and Cussra licences instead of a proper renewal, which was not possible under the Ethiopian mining code. Stratex handed the company $200,000 at the end of 2017 to keep working on its Egypt and Djibouti prospects. The Ethiopia prospects were not mentioned in Thani Stratex's most recent corporate presentation, and no detail was given on how the US$8.7 million valuation was reached. "However, they have since received notification that this would be outside the scope of the mining legislation and the licences have subsequently been cancelled. The Thani part of the name comes from 47% shareholder Thani Emirates Resources.
May 11, 2018 08:37 UTC
Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa, and The University of Mississippi, the largest public research University in Mississippi, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to introduce different aviation-related training programs into the existing courses of Ethiopian Aviation Academy (EAA). The training programs to be introduced include Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC), Aviation Executive EMBA and a four-year engineering degree program aimed at upgrading EAA’s existing two-year Aircraft Maintenance training. The MOU we signed with The University of Mississippi will be instrumental in diversifying and upgrading our training programs to meet both the Airlines demand and further fill the aviation skill gap in the African continent. The IMC degree program at Ole Miss should enhance economic development in Ethiopia and increase business for Ethiopian Airlines”, added Will Norton, Dean of the Meek School of Journalism and New Media. Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi is Mississippi’s flagship university with a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics, and business.
May 11, 2018 07:52 UTC
Business News of Monday, 14 May 2018Source: Jedidah PromotionsEthiopian Airlines and University of Mississippi sign MoUMOU signing by Ethiopian Group CEO and Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor of The University of MissEthiopian Airlines and The University of Mississippi have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to introduce different aviation related training programs into the existing courses of Ethiopian Aviation Academy (EAA). The training programs to be introduced include Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC), Aviation Executive EMBA and a four-year engineering degree program aimed at upgrading EAA’s existing two-year Aircraft Maintenance training. The MOU was signed in April 2018 by Ethiopian Group CEO Mr Tewolde GebreMariam and Professor Noel E.Wilkin, Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor of The University of Mississippi, at the premises of the University in the presence of dignitaries from the University’s academic community as well as Managing Director of EAA.
May 11, 2018 07:52 UTC
MIDROC Gold Mine's Lega Dembi mine in the country's south has been hit by protests recently over its environmental impact. Ethiopia's mining ministry ramped up anger last month by renewing the two-decade old mine's licence, Reuters said, and local media reported two protesters were killed by state security. Following two weeks of protests, mining ministry spokesman Bacha Faji told state-affiliated television the renewal would be reversed. "The ministry suspended the licence in response to the demands of the people," he said. According to the most recent information from Saudi-owned MIDROC, Lega Dembi produced over 150,000 ounces of gold annually but this was 10 years ago.
May 11, 2018 02:26 UTC
Ethiopia Invests in its Neighbors' PortsPort Sudan (file image)By MarEx 2018-05-10 20:02:00Landlocked Ethiopia has announced significant new steps to diversify its access to seagoing trade. “The leaders of both countries agreed to develop Port Sudan together,” said Meles Alem, a spokesman for Ethiopia’s Foreign Ministry. “This deal entails that Ethiopia will be a shareholder of the port as well.” The details of the stake have not been disclosed. Last month, Ethiopia also agreed to take a 19 percent stake in the Port of Berbera, Somaliland, alongside DP World's 51 percent controlling stake. DP World is preparing to invest $440 million in developing the port, and Ethiopia plans to build a road connection from its territory to Berbera.
May 11, 2018 00:00 UTC