This is the fourth part of The Thin Red Line, an African Arguments series focusing on dynamics around the Red Sea. The return of the Red Sea’s geopolitical importanceRelations between the Horn of Africa and Arab nations east of the Red Sea date back over millennia. With revenue from oil declining, Gulf nations decided to retreat, rendering the strategic waters of the Red Sea insignificant and inconsequential. One of the motivations for the Arab Axis’ aggressive strategy is commercial, but the primary goal is political. Ethiopia has also positioned itself well to benefit from the complex scramble for Red Sea ports.

August 13, 2018 11:26 UTC

Asia Pacific region holds the largest market share and growth in the Black Cumin Seed Oil MarketHYDERABAD, TELANGANA, INDIA, August 13, 2018 / / -- According to the new market research report by IndustryARC titled “ Black Cumin Seed Oil Market : By Oil Type (Virgin Oil, Refined Oil, Organic); By Application (COSMETIC, MEDICINAL, OTHERS); By Geography- Forecast (2018-2023)” the market will be driven by the manifold benefits that attract the attention of the consumers worldwide.APAC Holds the Largest Market Share in the Black Cumin Seed Oil MarketAsia Pacific region holds the largest market share and growth in the Black Cumin Seed Oil Market and this has been attributed to the growing economies of the nations, like India and China. The Avril Group acquired the Kefroot Group in 2015.The Black Cumin Seed Oil Market Report is Segmented as Indicated Below:1. Black Cumin Seed Oil market- By Oil Typea. Black Cumin Seed Oil market- By Applicationa. Black Cumin Seed Oil Market By Geography (Covers 12 + Countries)F. Black Cumin Seed Oil Market By EntropyCompanies Cited/Referenced/Interviewed:Henry Lamotte OILS GmbHFLAVEX Naturextrakte GmbHKerfoot GroupEarthoil PlantationsLife ExtensionNuverusOmega PharmaBioPraepCompany 9Company 10+Related Reports:A.

August 13, 2018 10:18 UTC

Long distance athletes from Kenya and Ethiopia have indicated interest to participate in the first-ever Enugu City Half-Marathon tagged “Coal City International Marathon’’ as the Enugu State Government schedules event for Nov. 24. Coal City International Marathon will be the first international half-marathon to be held in the entire South-East Zone of the country. “For each of the categories, the winner gets 3,500 dollars, first runner-up 3,000 dollars and second runner-up 2,500 dollars respectively. “The Coal City Marathon will surely put Enugu State on the world map of athletics in the area of excellence, development and talent discovery. “The marathon period will be used to showcase the great culture and tourism prospects of Enugu State to the world,’’ he said.

August 13, 2018 09:55 UTC

Ethiopian Airlines saw cargo volumes rapidly improve during the fiscal year 2017/18 in line with its fleet expansion. Cargo volumes increased by 18% year on year during the last fiscal year to 400,339 tons. The airline also opened a new state of the art cargo terminal in June last year. Looking ahead the airline is likely to see cargo volumes rise further after it signed up for two B777Fs in June 2017 and followed this up with two more of the aircraft in November. As it stands, Ethiopian Cargo is the largest network cargo operator in Africa with six B777F and two B757Fs.

August 13, 2018 07:18 UTC

borkenaEditorialAugust 12,2018The past four months were undoubtedly phenomenal in Ethiopia as Ethiopians have witnessed notable changes along the path of transforming the country to a democracy. Last week, a regional government in Eastern Ethiopia coordinated unprecedented attack based on ethnicity targeting non-Somali Ethiopians. They were killed by the mob allegedly for holding a grenade, according to social media sources, which the police proved to be false. And it is this lawlessness and anarchy that has become worrisome to Ethiopians. However, the level of anarchy and lawlessness in many parts of the country is making Ethiopians doubt if Abiy Ahmed’s government can bring stability and order to the country.

August 12, 2018 23:03 UTC

Completing its three day party meeting and deep evaluation session, ESPDP has chosen to replace Abdi Iley with Ahmed Shide, the state-linked Fana Broadcasting Corporate reported. Abdi Iley was a controversial figure who has faced multiple accusations of human rights abuses. The Somali region’s former finance and economic development head Ahmed Abdi Mohamed “Ilkacase” has replaced him as a president. Ahmed Shide was appointed as communication affairs minister on April 2018 by Abiy Ahmed. (Main Image: Ahmed Shide.)

August 12, 2018 18:48 UTC

Ahmed Shide, a young seemingly progressive man, is elected to lead Ethiopian Somali People’s Democratic Party. borkenaAugust 12,2018Ethiopian Somali People’s Democratic Party central committee elected a young and progressive leader to lead the party. Ahmed Shide is currently serving as Ethiopian Federal Government Communication Affairs Minister; he was picked by prime minister Abiy Ahmed for that portfolio. Prime minister Abiy Ahmed said yesterday the situation in the region is under control and that his government is working in consultation with the regional administration. Prime minister Abiy Ahmed started his domestic tour with the region following his election as prime minister in early April of this year.

August 12, 2018 17:15 UTC

REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File Photo ReutersBy Aaron MaashoADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - An Ethiopian rebel group declared a unilateral ceasefire on Sunday, the latest dissident movement to aim for an end to hostilities in the wake of reforms. The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) launched its bid for secession of the Somali Region, also known as Ogaden, in eastern Ethiopia in 1984. In 2007, Ethiopian forces waged a large-scale offensive against them after the group attacked a Chinese-run oil facility, killing 74 people. In a statement, the ONLF said it had "taken into account the positive steps taken by the Ethiopian government to lay the groundwork for talks and peaceful negotiations". The region the ONLF operates in contains four trillion cubic feet of gas and oil deposits, the government says.

August 12, 2018 13:07 UTC

As the response to Ethiopia Diaspora Trust Fund project turns promising, Prime minister Abiy Ahmed announced today the formation of an advisory council to oversee the project. borkenaAugust 9,2018The office of the prime minister of Ethiopia announced today the formation of Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund Advisory Council. HE Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed announces the formation of the Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund Advisory Council and its members. It was last month that prime minister that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced the formation of Diaspora Trust Fund to help fund development efforts in Ethiopia. And the prime minister attained a remarkable success in terms of changing that relation to a positive one.

August 09, 2018 14:03 UTC

Game Of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer is narrating a new audiobook exploring magic from the world of Harry Potter. The recording reflects the hugely popular exhibition of the same name which ran at the British Library last year and will open at the New York Historical Society in the US this October. Dormer will lead listeners through an audio journey, delving into real world magical texts and artefacts. It will feature exclusive interviews with series narrators Jim Dale and Stephen Fry, illustrators Jim Kay and Olivia Lomenech Gill, and curators from the British Library and New York Historical Society. It’s been fun to join the Wizarding World family.”Laurence Howell, Audible UK’s director of content, said: “We are thrilled to offer Audible listeners the opportunity to enjoy a brilliant performance of yet another essential component of the Wizarding World.

August 09, 2018 12:56 UTC

You are here:视频播放位置 下载安装Flash播放器ADDIS ABABA, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- The following are news highlights in Ethiopia's major media outlets on Thursday. -- The national defense force deployed in Jigjiga and other parts of Ethiopia's Somali regional state were operating to restore peace in the region. Motuma Mekasa, Ethiopia's Minister of Defense, made the remarks on Thursday while briefing journalists on the current situation in the regional state. (Fana Broadcasting Corporate/FBC)-- Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Thursday received UK's International Development Secretary, Penny Mordaunt, at his office and held discussion on economy and poverty reduction, according to Office of the Prime Minister. (Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation/EBC)-- Ethiopia and the United Kingdom have signed grant agreements amounting to 115 million Pound Sterlings to support industrialization and job creation as well as setting effective tax system in Ethiopia.

August 09, 2018 10:18 UTC

UK Grants Ethiopia 115 Million GBPAugust 8, 2018 - Ethiopia and the United Kingdom signed grant agreement for GBP 115 million at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation (MoFEC) today. According to the agreement, 80 million GBP will be used to finance the Ethiopian Jobs Compact Program, while 35 million GBP will be used for Tax Systems Reform Program. The grant will be used to support industrialization in Ethiopia aimed at creating 100,000 jobs for the locals and 30,000 jobs for refugees residing in the country. The agreement was signed by Dr. Abraham Tekeste, Minister of MoFEC, and Ms. Penny Mordaunt, the UK Secretary of State for International Development.

August 09, 2018 05:26 UTC

Djibouti Airlifts 1700 Citizens from Eastern EthiopiaAugust 8, 2018 - Djibouti airlifted a total of 1,700 nationals from Ethiopia as of Monday following attacks on some nationals in the Ethiopian city of Dire Dawa. Minister Mahmoud Ali Youssouf confirmed airlift from Ethiopia and reaffirmed the country’s ties with neighbouring Ethiopia and that there was no reason for Ethiopians in Djibouti to panic. He said the government was in constant communication with Addis Ababa with respect to securing the lives of Djiboutians in Ethiopia. Hea said, the two peoples of Djibouti and Ethiopia have always been living together in harmony. We will make sure that nothing disrupt that.

August 09, 2018 05:15 UTC

Ethiopia Cuts Internet in Violence Stricken East - ReportAugust 8, 2018 - Ethiopia has reportedly shut down internet in violence stricken eastern Ethiopia region, according to Reuters. According to the report, the internet outage was first reported on Tuesday by digital rights group Access Now. It is not clear why the new Ethiopian administration resorted to such knee-jerk measures so soon after condemning such practices in the past. Violence broke out on Saturday in Jijiga, the capital of Ethiopia’s Somali region, with mobs looting properties owned by ethnic minorities. Nearly 1 million Ethiopians are currently displaced from their homes due to ethnic violence in the Somali and Oromia regions and elsewhere, according to the United Nations.

August 09, 2018 05:03 UTC

Hughes, Dina seal sprint double for BritainBERLIN: Zharnel Hughes and Dina Asher-Smith claimed a historic European sprint double for Britain Tuesday as they won the men and women’s 100 metres at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium. “I came here to be European champion, so I’m happy to have achieved that,” said Asher-Smith, who is targeting a sprint treble. “It was a great day for Great Britain winning two golds and one silver in sprints,” said the 23-year-old Hughes. Usain Bolt did what he did at this stadium (setting 100 and 200m world records when winning world titles in 2009). In the field, Wojciech Nowicki beat three-time world champion Pawel Fajdek for a one-two for Poland in the men’s hammer throw.

August 09, 2018 01:59 UTC