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.
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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.
December 06, 2018 23:48 UTC
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.
December 06, 2018 19:14 UTC
The negotiations were bumpy, and at times mired in controversies, but the parties have agreed on five critical issues, among them, amending the existing Revised Political Parties’ Registration Proclamation No. However, this was not taken as a welcome news by some of the opposition party members who were part of the Political Parties Negotiation Forum. The Political Parties Negotiation Forum, which, in its last shape, had deficient representation with only 15 national political parties, has been interrupted since June 2018, after deliberating on the fifth agenda of national consensus. Nevertheless, not all opposition party leaders agree with Wasihun and Mesafint. “They kept the ball rolling without decisions that brought no answer for political parties that have not been in negotiations.
December 06, 2018 17:26 UTC
But the finance rules remain particularly “sensitive”, and progress on bridging the divide is “dragging”, according to two negotiators. In Katowice, the fight is over the rules designed to hold richer countries to their pledge to shore up $100 billion a year in public and private climate finance from 2020. The question is how far developed countries will be required to go in committing to their pledges for future funding, and reporting on what they deliver. EU countries and the European Investment Bank are the biggest contributors to climate finance, providing a combined €20.4 billion ($23.2bn) in public finance last year. Negotiators appeared to have made more progress on the rules for reporting future finance, cutting the number of pages and brackets.
December 06, 2018 17:26 UTC
As he lifts the heavy hand of the state, ethnic nationalism and violence are spreading. Seventeen years later the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front ( EPRDF) , a coalition of ethnic liberation movements, overthrew the Derg. Although professing to be democratic and representing all of Ethiopia’s ethnic groups, the EPRDF ruled harshly and was dominated by Tigrayans, who are 6% of the population. Because Ethiopia’s economy expanded rapidly, many came to see it as a model of authoritarian development, similar to China’s. In recent weeks four ethnic groups have demanded plebiscites on self-rule.
December 06, 2018 15:33 UTC
Now, after 27 years of less homicidal but still authoritarian rule by the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front ( EPRDF ), Ethiopians are getting their first real taste of freedom (see article). For the past 15 years Ethiopia’s GDP has expanded at 10% a year from a low base, the government says. Ethiopia is home to more than 80 ethnic groups. In the short term he will need the army and police to stop ethnic violence, but under orders to show restraint. Elections in other African countries have often sparked ethnic violence.
December 06, 2018 15:33 UTC
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) will be Ghana’s strategic partner as the West African country looks to set up a new national airline.Ghana’s Aviation Minister Joseph Adda and Ethiopian’s Chief Executive Tewolde Gebremariam on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) establishing the partnership, with a final agreement to be signed before year’s end. Accra has not had much success in running a national airline, with two high profile failures over the last couple of decades. Ghana Airways was the national carrier until it got into difficulties in 2004 with problems, including a US DOT ban which prevented it flying to the US. Ghana International Airlines was launched in 2005 as a replacement, but ceased trading in 2010 and the country has been without a national carrier since then, although private airlines have partly filled the gap. Ethiopian already partners two African countries, Zambia and Chad, in projects to establish new national airlines.
December 06, 2018 10:52 UTC