Victoria Falls will join Ethiopian Airlines' network in March, 2017

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome - eTN Africa Dec 02, 2016Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, has just confirmed that it will start four weekly flights to Victoria Falls - the site of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world, on March 26, 2017. The airline will use its latest B737-800 New Generation with Sky Interior on the new route. Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, said when making the announcement: 'It is a continuation of our efforts to achieve the goal of connecting Africa to the world, by adding multiple points in Africa and serving air connectivity needs of the continent. Tourist travelers and vacationers from major cities in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa will enjoy hassle-free connections to Victoria Falls via our strategic hub at Addis Ababa. Looking forward, we shall continue to expand our network in Africa to better promote and facilitate growth in the business and tourism sectors, as clearly outlined in our fifteen years growth strategy, Vision 2025'.

December 02, 2016 16:44 UTC

Commission to Ethiopia: ‘start addressing legitimate grievances of your people’ – Satellite Press Releases

The European Commission issued a stinging rebuke to one of its lead partners on the African continent today (2 December), telling the Ethiopian government to “start addressing the legitimate grievances of the Ethiopian people”. Speaking on Friday, a Commission spokeswoman told reporters: “We have raised our concerns over the arrest with the Ethiopian authorities. “What Ethiopia needs now is political dialogue and interaction to start addressing the legitimate grievances of the Ethiopian people. The government confirmed his arrest to the state-controlled Fana Broadcasting Corporate, saying that he was held for “violating (the) state of emergency”. Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in October promised electoral reforms, but Gudina said this was “too little, too late”.

December 02, 2016 16:24 UTC

Transcript and Audio Links of December 1 Press Briefing, Violence against Persons with Disabilities in Africa

But then I also realized that persons with disabilities have been placed or are regarded as third-class citizens after women. Persons with albinism are like all persons with disabilities. Here I want to add one thing; how long this disability issue should be a one-week agenda. To educate the public about disabilities, that persons with disabilities are human beings, first and foremost. We discussed a lot on this issue, issue of people with disabilities.

December 02, 2016 11:24 UTC

Ethiopian Government accused of arresting family of Melbourne protesters

Ethiopian Government accused of arresting family of Melbourne protestersPostedA Somali-Ethiopian man says relatives in his home country are still feeling the aftermath of a Melbourne protest that occurred earlier this year. According to Human Rights Watch, at least 32 relatives of protesters were arrested in June. Ethiopian Embassy denies allegationsElaine Pearson, from Human Rights Watch, is pressing the Australian Government to lobby Ethiopia for the release of all relatives of Australian protesters. "It's really disturbing that there are ongoing arrests happening right now in Somali Regional State, perhaps as a backlash against this report," she said. The Ethiopian Embassy denies anyone has been arrested, either in June immediately after the protest, or since the Lateline report.

December 02, 2016 07:37 UTC

Celebration, Challenges as Ethiopian Community Celebrates Sigd Festival [PHOTOS]

It was a real community festival,” said Mengistu, who now lives in Nes Tziona. Furthermore, as the mass-immigration events of Operation Moses (1983) and Operation Solomon (1991) fade into history, it appears that a shrinking number of young Ethiopian-Israelis speak Amharic or feel strong connections to Ethiopian Jewish history. On religious issues, too, Ethiopian Jewish customs and laws are far removed from European (Ashkenazi) and Sephardi (Arab and North African) ones that dominate Israel’s cultural milieu. When there is a conflict, I would certainly follow the Shulchan Aruch (a 15th century code of Jewish law that forms the basic outline for most of Rabbinic law). But look over there – instead of celebrating Sigd on a mountain dreaming about Jerusalem, we are here.

December 02, 2016 05:32 UTC



Ethiopia says it intercepted rebels linked to arch-rival Eritrea:Friday 2 December 2016

Ethiopia says it intercepted rebels linked to arch-rival Eritrea Friday 2 December 2016 05:58 Ethiopia wants a full negotiated settlement and Eritrea demands the withdrawal of Ethiopian troops from a disputed town. (SABC) Ethiopian troops killed 15 armed rebels crossing from Ethiopia's arch-rival Eritrea over the weekend, and captured more than 70, an official said on Thursday. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Tewolde Mulugeta said the insurgents were members of Ginbot 7, which Ethiopia says is backed by Eritrea. Ethiopia wants a full negotiated settlement and Eritrea demands the withdrawal of Ethiopian troops from a disputed town. Share this page: Printer friendly version /SABCNews-Templates/SABCNews_tech/default_content/default_content_news Default Content News /SABCNews-Templates/SABCNews_tech/default_content/default_content_news Default Content News /SABCNews-Templates/SABCNews_tech/default_content/default_content_news Default Content News /SABCNews-Templates/SABCNews_tech/default_content/default_content_news Default Content News /SABCNews-Templates/SABCNews_tech/default_content/default_content_news Default Content News /SABCNews-Templates/SABCNews_tech/default_content/default_content_news Default Content News

December 02, 2016 04:45 UTC

Ethiopian opposition leader from restive region arrested:Thursday 1 December 2016

Ethiopian opposition leader from restive region arrested Thursday 1 December 2016 15:53 Protesters run from tear gas being fired by police during Irreecha, the thanks giving festival of the Oromo people in Bishoftu town(REUTERS) An Ethiopian opposition leader from a region hit by deadly anti-government protests has been arrested after returning from meeting members of the European Parliament in Brussels, a political ally said on Thursday. Merera Gudina leads the Oromo People's Congress from Ethiopia's Oromiya region, which has been the center of protests against land grabs and what opponents say is a government clampdown on political freedoms. Ethiopia's government, which scrapped the capital's development plan after protests erupted, denies imposing political restrictions or illegally taking land. Opposition parties failed to secure a single seat in parliament in the last elections in 2015. Share this page: Printer friendly version /SABCNews-Templates/SABCNews_tech/default_content/default_content_news Default Content News /SABCNews-Templates/SABCNews_tech/default_content/default_content_news Default Content News /SABCNews-Templates/SABCNews_tech/default_content/default_content_news Default Content News /SABCNews-Templates/SABCNews_tech/default_content/default_content_news Default Content News /SABCNews-Templates/SABCNews_tech/default_content/default_content_news Default Content News /SABCNews-Templates/SABCNews_tech/default_content/default_content_news Default Content News

December 01, 2016 22:04 UTC

The Biblical Roots of Ethiopian Blessed Bread

Yair Avi Yosef Angel“We know that in biblical times the bread was round and high,” explained Agenyahu. Upon moving to Israel, Ethiopian Jews changed their baking technique. Now the bread is baked on a burner or even in the oven, and the bread is wrapped in lettuce leaves. To break the fast on Sigd, Ethiopian Jews feast on lamb or chicken stew with potatoes and eggs. Sweet Ethiopian challah (Dabo)Dabo was blessed by religious leaders and served during shabbat and holidays, and was considered a staple of Jewish Ethiopian Shabbat breakfasts.

December 01, 2016 20:48 UTC

Ethiopia arrests opposition figure for violating emergency

Ethiopia arrests opposition figure for violating emergencyADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Ethiopian government says it has arrested an opposition figure for violating the terms of a state of emergency declared in October. To continue reading this story, you will need to be a digital subscriber to ExpressNews.com. San Antonio Express-News subscribers have FREE access to all premium digital products. Haven’t activated your subscription for digital access yet? By logging in, you agree to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.

December 01, 2016 20:15 UTC

Ethiopia Backs Kenyan Candidate for AU Chairperson Position

Ethiopia Backs Kenyan Candidate for AU Chairperson PositionDecember 1, 2016 - Ethiopia has disclosed that it will back the candidature of Kenya’s foreign affairs chief in the race to elect the new chairperson of the African Union (AU). On Wednesday she met with the Ethiopian Premier, Hailemariam Desalegn, to hand him a message from Kenyan President. She told reporters that in her race to AUC Chairperson she is paying due attention to unleash Africa’s potentials for industrialization, to eradicate poverty, and to create job for Africa’s youth which are stipulated under Agenda 2063. The five candidates for the AUC Chairperson position include:• Botswana’s foreign minister Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi• Chad’s foreign minister Moussa Faki Mahamat• Equatorial Guinea’s foreign minister Agapito Mba Mokuy• Kenya’s foreign minister Amina Mohamed and• Senegal’s Bathily Abdoulaye who is the special UN envoy for Central Africa. The South African Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has been the AU chairperson since 2012 and did not apply for a second term during the earlier nomination process.

December 01, 2016 20:04 UTC

Ethiopian Security Detains Merera Gudina Following Testimony in Brussels

Ethiopian Security Detains Merera Gudina Following Testimony in BrusselsDecember 1, 2016 - Dr. Merera Gudina, a prominent opposition leader in Ethiopia has been detained after he returned from Europe, according to BBC. Merera Gudina had violated Ethiopia's state of emergency by having contact with "terrorist" and "anti-peace" groups, state-linked media reported. Dr Merera criticised the state of emergency in an address to the European parliament on 9 November. European parliament member Ana Maria Gomes, who invited Dr Merera, told the BBC she was "extremely shocked" about the arrests. The meeting at the European parliament was also attended by Berhanu Nega, Ginbot 7 opposition leader stationed in Eritrea, and Ethiopia's Olympic medallist Feyisa Lilesa.

December 01, 2016 19:47 UTC

Ethiopia intercepts rebels linked to arch-rival Eritrea

Ethiopian troops killed 15 armed rebels crossing from Ethiopia’s arch-rival Eritrea over the weekend, and captured more than 70, an official said on Thursday. Foreign Ministry spokesman Tewolde Mulugeta said the insurgents were members of Ginbot 7, which Ethiopia says is backed by Eritrea. Eritrea, a former province of Ethiopia, won independence in 1991 after 30 years of war. Ethiopia wants a full negotiated settlement and Eritrea demands the withdrawal of Ethiopian troops from a disputed town. In July, the two countries traded accusations of aggression along their disputed frontier, and each claimed to have repulsed the other and inflicted heavy casualties.

December 01, 2016 18:13 UTC

Ethiopia: Amnesty and EU concerned over arrest of top opposition figure

Ethiopia on Wednesday evening arrested a leading opposition member, Merera Gudina when he arrived home from a trip to Europe. Meanwhile the European Union (EU) has expressed concern over the arrest of Gudina. Instead of resorting to further repression and clamp-downs, the Ethiopian government must urgently and meaningfully address the human rights grievances that are fuelling unrest. The state of emergency had raised concerns about the use of repression to silent opposition members. Human rights groups continue to pile pressure on the government accusing it of using the security mechanisms to repress dissenting voices.

December 01, 2016 17:09 UTC

New HIV infections among adolescents projected to rise by nearly 60 per cent by 2030 if progress stalls – UNICEF

New HIV infections among adolescents are projected to rise from 250,000 in 2015 to nearly 400,000 annually by 2030 if progress in reaching adolescents stalls, according to a new report released by UNICEF today. The report proposes strategies for accelerating progress in preventing HIV among adolescents and treating those who are already infected. Globally there were nearly 2 million adolescents aged 10 -19 living with HIV in 2015. Despite progress in averting new infections and reducing deaths, funding for the AIDS response has declined since 2014, UNICEF said. Over the last ten years, Ethiopia has dramatically reduced new infections and AIDS related deaths by more than 50 per cent (UNAIDS 2015).

December 01, 2016 15:09 UTC

Ethiopian Opposition Leader from Restive Region Arrested

An Ethiopian opposition leader from a region hit by deadly anti-government protests has been arrested after returning from meeting members of the European Parliament in Brussels, a political ally said on Thursday. Merera Gudina leads the Oromo People's Congress from Ethiopia's Oromiya region, which has been the center of protests against land grabs and what opponents say is a government clampdown on political freedoms. "Given this violation, Merera is in custody and an investigation is currently taking place," the Amharic-language statement said. Ethiopia's government, which scrapped the capital's development plan after protests erupted, denies imposing political restrictions or illegally taking land. Opposition parties failed to secure a single seat in parliament in the last elections in 2015.

December 01, 2016 14:35 UTC



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