President Mulatu Bids Farewell to Outgoing AUC ChairpersonMarch 14, 2017 - President Mulatu Teshome bid farewell to the outgoing African Union Commission Chairperson Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma today at the National Palace, reports ENA. During the occasion, the outgoing Chairperson Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma said that she tried to facilitate the situation to build a better Africa that everybody wants during her tenure. To create better Africa that everybody wants, Zuma said that she tried her best to carry forward the major program of agenda 2063 that will enable Africa to become, prosperous, peaceful and integrated Africa. The priority we are looking at now which I hope the AU commissions take with spirit and determination is the issue of the continental free trade area”, Zuma said. According to the commissioner, a lot of improvements have been made in the area of developing agriculture, transport, ICT infrastructure across the continent.
The Ethiopian Airlines says it has transported over 960 passengers through Kaduna International Airport in the first six days of closure of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja. Mekonnen said the airline transported an average of 160 passengers daily between March 9 and 13. “We should raise our hands for Ethiopian airlines for promoting African heritage and most importantly for rising to the occasion when others have treated us with disrespect and disdain. Kaduna airport started receiving traffic on Wednesday, March 8 with Ethiopian Boeing 787 Dreamliner the first to land at 11:30 am. Under the arrangement made by the Federal Government, 1,432 passengers were conveyed from Kaduna Airport to Abuja, while 458 passengers were transported from Abuja to Kaduna Airport.
Relatives mourn as they lift portraits of family members they lost in the collapse of a mountain of trash at a garbage dump, during a funeral service held at the Gebrekristos church in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Monday, March 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) Ethiopian officials say the death toll has risen to 65 after Saturday's collapse of a mountain of garbage in a landfill just outside the capital. The latest toll issued Tuesday says 45 of the dead were female. Many victims were women and children as makeshift homes inside the Koshe landfill were buried in debris. Officials say they have already relocated hundreds of people from the landfill, where waste-pickers salvaged items to make a living and others found inexpensive housing.
Danakil Potash Project approvedCircum Minerals Ltd. ( "Circum" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has been aware of the fact that their application for a mining permit for a world-class project, the Danakil Potash Project (the "Project"), which located in the Danakil region in northeastern Ethiopia, was approved by the Council of Ministers of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.The mining agreement (the "license") provides exclusive access to more than 4.9 billion tonnes of NI 43-101 compliant potassium sources located in the license area comprising 365 square kilometers. The license has an initial term of 20 years and will be renewed indefinitely for periods of 10 years, provided that the project is financially viable.The license provides for the use of potassium-bearing minerals that are located at a relatively shallow depth within the vast license area. The minerals will be recovered by means of dissolution mining, a mine construction method with a low risk which is very suitable for this region, and will be processed by means of crystallization in solar pelvis after which it will finally be refined in a process plant. The combination of these techniques, proven by field trials in the license area will lead to operational costs, as expected, one of the lowest in the global potash industry for both potash (MOP) and potassium sulphate (SOP) will be.The granting of the license is following the submission of a comprehensive set of required documentation, including a definitive feasibility study, an assessment of the impact on the environment and society and the associated management and detailed production and financial models.The chairman and co-founder of Circum, Stephen Dattels , commented: "We are pleased that the Ethiopian government has approved the mining license for this world-class project This is an important milestone for both the company and the country now we have a compelling investment situation.. supporting the development of this project in view of the discovery and proof of the enormous amount of resources, our proof of excellent financial viability, the successful operation of our mining solution and the subsequent production of potasproducten and above all, the strong government support that we have received, as evidenced by the granting of the mining permit. "Circum worked during the approval process closely with a number of Ethiopian government ministries and sincerely grateful for both the commitment to support the progress of the project.For more information, please visit: www.circumminerals.com
Bereaved families tussled with rescue workers on Tuesday at the site of an Ethiopian rubbish dump where a landslide killed 65 people this weekend. Relatives pushed and shoved the handful of emergency workers, angrily accusing them of delays and saying dozens of people were still missing after Saturday's disaster at the Reppi dump in the capital of Addis Ababa. Hundreds of people live on the 50-year-old dump, the city's only landfill site, scavenging for food and items they can sell such as recyclable metal. It is shameful," Kaleab Tsegaye, a relative of one victim told Reuters. Ethiopia is one of Africa's fastest-growing economies, but the drive to industrialize has also stoked discontent among those who feel left behind.
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Bereaved families tussled with rescue workers on Tuesday at the site of an Ethiopian rubbish dump where a landslide killed 65 people this weekend. Relatives pushed and shoved the handful of emergency workers, angrily accusing them of delays and saying dozens of people were still missing after Saturday’s disaster at the Reppi dump in the capital of Addis Ababa. Hundreds of people live on the 50-year-old dump, the city’s only landfill site, scavenging for food and items they can sell such as recyclable metal. Ethiopia is one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies, but the drive to industrialize has also stoked discontent among those who feel left behind. (Reporting by Aaron Masho; Editing by Clement Uwiringiyimana and Louise Ireland)Share On
Since 2015 about a dozen African countries have had wide-ranging internet shutdowns, often during elections. Over $2 million was shed from the country’s GDP in just five days of internet restrictions, the Brookings Institution said. In Ethiopia, where a government-controlled company has a monopoly over all telecom services, internet restrictions have been deeply felt for months. Just 30 days of internet restrictions between July 2015 and July 2016 cost Ethiopia’s economy over $8 million, according to figures by the Brookings Institution. Ethiopia’s government insists social media is being used to incite violence, but many citizens are suspicious of that stance.
Rescue workers watch as excavators dig into a pile of garbage in search of missing people following a landslide when a mound of trash collapsed on an informal settlement at the Koshe garbage dump in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri ReutersADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Bereaved families tussled with rescue workers on Tuesday at the site of an Ethiopian rubbish dump where a landslide killed 65 people this weekend. Relatives pushed and shoved the handful of emergency workers, angrily accusing them of delays and saying dozens of people were still missing after Saturday's disaster at the Reppi dump in the capital of Addis Ababa. It is shameful," Kaleab Tsegaye, a relative of one victim told Reuters. (Reporting by Aaron Masho; Editing by Katharine Houreld and Louise Ireland)
Past News Releases RSSBrandon Bir, coffee sourcing and education director for Columbus coffee roaster Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea, recently traveled to Ethiopia and Kenya to discover new coffees and expand relationships with coffee farmers and co-op managers. The organic coffee farm takes its name from its owner, who has more than two decades of coffee-growing experience. “We hope to be offering some of the Ethiopian and Kenyan coffees I discovered later this year.”About Crimson Cup Coffee & TeaColumbus, Ohio coffee roaster Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea is Roast magazine’s 2016 Macro Roaster of the Year. Since 1991, Crimson Cup has roasted sustainably sourced specialty and craft coffee in small batches. Crimson Cup coffee is available through a community of more than 350 independent coffee houses, grocers, college and universities, restaurants and food service operations across 29 states, Guam and Bangladesh, as well as the company’s own Crimson Cup Coffee Houses.
Sobbing relatives comb through trash after massive landslide at decades-old rubbish dump near Ethiopia's capital. The disaster late on Saturday destroyed 49 makeshift homes inside the Koshe landfill site on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, city spokesman Amare Mekonen said. Hundreds of people live on the 50-year-old Reppi dump, the capital's only landfill site, scavenging for food and items they can sell such as recyclable metal. About 150 people were at the site when the landslide happened, resident Assefa Teklemahimanot told The Associated Press news agency. READ MORE: Ethiopia declares state of emergency over protestsSmaller landslides have occurred at the Koshe landfill in the past two years, Assefa said.
Johnson & Johnson today named the winners of the first Africa Innovation Challenge at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress. The Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies comprises the world’s largest healthcare business and its presence in Africa dates back to 1930, including business operations, public health programs and corporate citizenship. The Africa Innovation Challenge is part of the company’s comprehensive approach to collaborate with and support Africa’s vibrant innovation, education and health systems institutions. To help address this, Johnson & Johnson has made a strong commitment to increase the number of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design (WISTEM2D) careers. “Through regional engagement with health delivery partners, we seek to support locally-executable programs that drive health impact.”The Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies have a strong legacy in Africa.
Death Toll from Addis Ababa Dump Site Collapse Reaches 65March 13, 2017 - The death toll in Ethiopian dump site collapse has reached 65, according to AP and ENA reports. Security officials tried to hold back mourners as a small coffin wrapped in red cloth was lowered into the ground. It was not clear what caused Saturday night's collapse at the Koshe landfill. Residents have said the dumping of trash had resumed there in recent months after protests at a newer landfill site. Covering her face to hide her tears, she said she makes a living selling candles at a nearby church with her disabled husband.
Addis Ababa: City Officials Relocating Residents from Dump Site AreaMarch 13, 2017 - Relocating Addis Ababa residents around the Koshe rubbish dump, where a rubbish landslide killed dozens, has started, City Mayor Diriba Kuma said, according to FNA. Relocating residents who are in the vicinity of the landfill is being carried out as part of efforts to minimize vulnerability of residents, Diriba said. "We have been relocating residents feared to be vulnerable to similar incidents to other areas the whole day." Sixty two people, most of them are women and children, have been killed in Saturday night's landslide at the rubbish dump. The Koshe landfill has been a dumping ground for the capital's rubbish for more than 50 years.
"My babies, my babies, my little daughter," cried one man wandering through the garbage dump in the Ethiopian capital, tears streaming down his face on Monday. The landslide late on Saturday destroyed 49 dwellings and left 28 people injured, city spokesman Amare Mekonen said. On Monday, rescuers used bulldozers to move piles of trash as hundreds of people gathered at the scene, weeping and praying. Meselu Damte said the weeping man had lost his wife and four children. It is criminal negligence," said Taye Woldeamanuel, a 48-year-old whose sister narrowly survived the landslide.
The death toll from the landslide at a massive garbage dump in Ethiopia's capital has climbed to more than 60 people. Hundreds of people live on the 50-year-old Koshe dumpsite, the city's main landfill, in mud-and-stick shacks. Hospital workers say at least 50 people have received treatment. It called on the government to account for the missing and provide survivors of the landslide with safe housing and working conditions. Ethiopia is one of Africa's fastest-growing economies; however, millions of people there still live below the poverty line.