Advisor of the United States president, Ivanka Trump, is in Ivory Coast on the second-leg of her two-nation trip to Africa. As part of her immediate engagements on arrival (April 16), she met with Ivorian Vice-President Duncan and top government officials. During the meeting, the Ivorian Education Minister signed an order operationalizing a unit prioritizing women access to empowerment training and girl’s access to education. In a tweet about her trip, she spelt out the impact – positive and negative – that women make yet suffer in the cocoa sector. Accompanied by a government official, a visibly excited Ivanka is seen interacting with women on a cocoa farm.
April 17, 2019 13:30 UTC
The situation has affected the vaccination of local children to cope with deadly diseases including Tuberculosis (TB), Malaria, and Polio, among others. "We have tried various ways to effectively protect children's health through timely vaccination services," said Adeba, who is also Mother and Children Health Coordinator of the district. She called for concerted efforts by the Ethiopian government and its partners so as to sustain the safety of children from various diseases. "Despite the different attempts, none of the initiatives were able to mitigate the serious challenge posed by power-shortage," Adeba told Xinhua on Wednesday. In addition to its innovative solar vaccine refrigerators, Haier also engages through awareness creation endeavors in an effort to create awareness on the importance of vaccination for local community members.
April 17, 2019 13:30 UTC
An Ethiopian found wandering a Stamford housing estate 'thought he might be in London'. Iain Woods noticed a hooded figure heading towards a dead end in Bramble Grove, Stamford on Tuesday morning (April 16). Iain Woods with the Ethiopian man (8761826)"I got my little girl in the car and went over to him to and asked 'Are you all right mate?'. The Ethiopian man (8761822)"I nipped inside and got him a bottle of water and some crisps, which he looked really happy about," Iain added. Iain, a self-employed exterior stonework specialist, went back to Bramble Grove and gave the man a lift to Stamford Police Station where officers were able to find out where he was from.
April 17, 2019 13:18 UTC
By PAUL WAFULAMore by this AuthorThe Foreign Affairs ministry has asked families of victims of the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash to secure a Grant of Representation from court in order to get compensation. Families will receive between Sh17 million to Sh25 million per person who died in the crash. MONTREAL CONVENTIONCompensation for victims of plane crashes is guided by the Montreal Convention. One scenario provides for a minimum compensation - that every passenger must be compensated as long as they were injured or died while on the plane. Currently, this amount is about $170,000 per passenger, which translates to about Sh17 million at current exchange rates.
April 17, 2019 12:43 UTC
United States’ famed Time magazine on Wednesday released its 2019 TIME 100 list with a number of Africans making the list across the different categories. Most notable is Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who was listed in the category of leaders for his speedy reforms since taking office a little over a year ago. He is listed in a category that includes Speaker of the U.S. Congress, Nancy Pelosi; President Donald Trump, Pope Francis, fellow Prime Minister Jacinda Arden of New Zealand. Others in the same category were South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Emirati Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Zayed and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. Then last March, while I was training in Kenya, I heard that Dr. Abiy Ahmed would be the next Prime Minister.
April 17, 2019 12:18 UTC
U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter and White House advisor, Ivanka, is in the Ivory Coast as part of her four-day trip aimed at increasing economic opportunities for women in the West African region. Speaking at Cayat, a cocoa farm outside Adzope Wednesday, Ivanka Trump announced a USAID and private sector joint commitment of $2 millon related to Ivory Coast's cocoa industry. While in Ivory Coast, Trump is scheduled to make an appearance at a World Bank policy summit. Later in the day, Ivanka Trump met with President Sahle-Work Zewde. Trump visited Muya on Sunday after she arrived in Addis Ababa for a summit on African women's economic inclusion and empowerment.
April 17, 2019 11:37 UTC
An Ethiopian man found in Bramble Grove, Stamford has been arrested on suspicion of illegal entry to the UK. He was stopped by a member of the public on Tuesday morning (April 16) who phoned police. The man was then brought to Stamford Police Station. It is believed he was in Bramble Grove because he had been dropped off from a vehicle travelling on the A1. Bramble Grove, Stamford (8753113)The man was later taken to Grantham Police Station and his case will be dealt with by UK Visas and Immigration.
April 17, 2019 11:37 UTC
The grounding of the Boeing 737 Max jet took 371 planes out of service worldwide for an indefinite period of time. Discount European carrier Ryanair had been awaiting its first 737 Max when deliveries were halted. "I think it certainly has the ability to pressure fares higher as we get into the busy summer months," said Helane Becker, airline analyst for Cowen. The 737 Max problems aren't the only reason fares will be higher this summer. All of Boeing's Max planes were grounded worldwide last month after a 737 Max jet flown by Ethiopian Airlines pilots crashed in that country, killing everyone aboard.
April 17, 2019 11:15 UTC
Aspen, CO (81611)TodayChance of a shower or two during the evening, followed by partly cloudy skies overnight. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%..TonightChance of a shower or two during the evening, followed by partly cloudy skies overnight. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
April 17, 2019 11:03 UTC
Ethiopia and Russia sign three-year nuclear power planRussia and Ethiopia have signed an agreement setting out a three-year plan to lay the ground for the construction of a centre for nuclear science and technology and a nuclear power plant, Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation said on Monday. The agreement was signed by Alexey Likhachev, Rosatom’s chief executive, and Getahun Mecuria (pictured), Ethiopia’s minister of technology. Rosatom said in a statement: “The roadmap determines specific steps in strengthening bilateral cooperation in the field of peaceful use of atomic energy. The parties have identified joint actions within the framework of a nuclear power plant construction and centre for nuclear science construction projects. This is a two-year deal that also envisages the construction of a nuclear science centre and the training of Congolese technicians.
April 17, 2019 10:18 UTC
Ethiopian Airlines is planning the next expansion phase of its Addis Ababa Cargo Terminal-II facility, which opened in July 2018, to accommodate 1.2m tonnes per year. The new 38,000 sq m facility increased Ethiopian Airlines’ previous throughput capacity at the earlier single terminal operation to nearly 1m tonnes per year from 350,000 tonnes. A spokesperson for the ACUNIS joint venture, which planned and implemented Ethiopian’s second cargo terminal at its home hub, said: “The largest air cargo terminal in Africa has been running to capacity since the beginning of the year.”Tewolde GebreMariam, chief executive of Ethiopian Airlines, said: “In the long term, in making this investment, we want to establish our capital not only as a freight hub for the African continent, but also as an international cargo hub. This puts us in direct competition with hubs like Dubai.”In March this year, Ethiopian Cargo took delivery of its first B737-800 freighter, with a payload capacity of more than 23 tonnes. Africa’s largest airline has seen its freighter fleet grow rapidly over the last decade, evolving from two leased MD-11Fs to an inventory of eight new Boeing 777 freighters – with more to come.
April 17, 2019 09:56 UTC
Boeing 737 Max planes are one step closer to flying again. The report by a FAA panel says the changes are “operationally suitable.”They say Boeing can now start plans for training pilots on how the plane’s stabilization system works. The anti-stall system in the Boeing 737’s has been under scrutiny following two recent deadly incidents. All 737 Max planes have been grounded worldwide since the Ethiopian Airlines crash in March. Boeing is expected to submit a software update for approval within the next few weeks according to the FAA.
April 17, 2019 09:56 UTC
Ethiopia, South Korea Sign 300 Million USD Grant AgreementApril 16, 2019 -- Ethiopia received a grant of 300 million USD from South Korea, according ENA report. The grant agreement was signed between Finance State Minister Admasu Nebebe and South Korean Ambassador to Ethiopia, Lim Hoon-min. The concessional grant will be allocated to the priority sectors agreed between the two countries within years 2019 to 2020. “South Korea will maintain Ethiopia as priority country and continue to be our partner during the realization of our successive development plans,” he added. Ambassador Lim Hoon-min said South Korea would like to encourage Ethiopia’s development activities and intends to strengthen bilateral relationships in economy, diplomatic, and cultural spheres.
April 17, 2019 05:15 UTC
Last night heavy rain, which caused flooding, has led to the death of six people in Silte zone of Ethiopia’s Southern region. Attributing to climate change metrology forecasts show that some parts of Ethiopia including the capital Addis Ababa are likely to experience heavy rain before the country’s rainy season begins in June. In recent years Ethiopia has been experiencing flooding. In September 2017 over 93,000 people have reportedly been displaced by flooding in Afar, Jima of Oromia region, South-East and South-West of the country. The flooding has destroyed some buildings in some cases and sweeping away homes, trees and fences.
Source:News Business Ethiopia
April 17, 2019 02:48 UTC
All my father's parents and relatives are residing in the highland part of Ethiopia Addis Ababa and low land part of Ethiopia Dire Dawa. My father tried to get a bus which can take us from Galafi to Samara and Adama then Addis Ababa. From my memory and personal experience, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) plays a great role in changing the situation and connecting far-reaching places. From my personal experience, the Belt and Road Initiative is part of everyone's life and the pillar of economic progress as economic development couldn't be realized without connectivity. (The author is a journalist from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
April 17, 2019 02:31 UTC