The war of words between Sir Mo Farah and Haile Gebrselassie showed no signs of slowing down on Thursday as further allegations were traded. The pair’s extraordinary fall-out comes amid claims and counter-claims that Farah “punched and kicked” a husband and wife during a stay at Gebrselassie’s hotel. Ethiopia’s Haile Gebrselassie is in a row with Sir Mo Farah. Farah has denied all allegations of wrongdoing, with Gebrselassie returning to claim Farah has held a grudge because he refused to allow Jama Aden stay at his hotel. Speaking on Thursday, Gebrselassie told the Telegraph: “His grudge against me started when I denied access to Jama Aden to the hotel.
April 25, 2019 19:41 UTC
Editor's note, April 25, 2019: Southwest Airlines Chief Executive Gary Kelly opened the door today to a fundamental change in the Dallas airline's business model by using aircraft other than the Boeing 737. This editorial, first published on March 15, explores the possibility that problems with the 737 Max could lead the airline to contemplate changing its historic and highly successful business model. As transportation officials investigate what went wrong on two Boeing 737 Max 8 airliners that crashed, a key question is coming up that could greatly affect passenger safety as well as the business model that has been the secret of success for Southwest Airlines. And if so, can Southwest Airlines, which famously only has one pilot group, all certified to fly the same airplane model, operate the 737 Max if regulators classify it differently? What we do know is that some pilots have complained to federal regulators about inadequate training on the new model.
April 25, 2019 19:07 UTC
As we celebrate women in the month of March and beyond, Africanews shall publish the profiles and work of different African first ladies, highlighting their politics and activism among other issues. Jeannette Kagame hosted the first African First Ladies’ Summit on Children and HIV/AIDS Prevention in May 2001 in Kigali, Rwanda, and co-founded the Organisation of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) in 2002. READMOREEthiopia’s Zinash TayachewFull name / age: Zinash Tayachew Bere/ 41 years oldMandate: First Lady since 2 April, 2018Advocacy: Committed to supporting children’s needs in education. Prior to taking up her role as First Lady, Zinash lived with her three daughters, in the United States. The Organisation of African First Ladies for Development (OAFLAD), created in 2002, brings together First Ladies of Africa ‘to advocate for policies that make health services accessible and laws that boost women and youth empowerment’.
April 25, 2019 17:26 UTC
The war of words between distance running greats Mo Farah and Haile Gebrselassie has heated up with the Briton's coach accusing the Ethiopian superstar of lying. The pair's extraordinary fall-out comes amid claims and counter-claims that Farah "punched and kicked" a husband and wife during a stay at Gebrselassie's hotel. Gary Lough, Farah's coach, admitted there was an incident involving a husband and wife in Gebrselassie's gym, but that his man was the innocent party. "There were lengthy statements and police reports, and Haile's just relying on hearsay as he wasn't there at the time." Gebrselassie told the Guardian.
April 25, 2019 16:41 UTC
The war of words between Sir Mo Farah and Haile Gebrselassie continued on Thursday as the Briton’s coach accused the Ethiopian great of lying. The pair’s extraordinary fall-out comes amid claims and counter-claims that Farah “punched and kicked” a husband and wife during a stay at Gebrselassie’s hotel. Ethiopia’s Haile Gebrselassie is in a row with Sir Mo Farah. (Jeff Holmes/PA)Speaking on Thursday, Gary Lough, Farah’s coach, admitted there was an incident involving a husband and wife in Gebrselassie’s gym, but that his man was the innocent party. “Police reports confirm the incident and the hotel admitted responsibility and were in contact with Mo’s legal advisor.
April 25, 2019 16:07 UTC
Continuing its decline Ethiopia’s export income for the first nine months of the fiscal year started July 8, 2018, goes down by about 9 percent compared to same time last fiscal year. Mr. Wondimu stated that Ethiopia’s reliance on raw agricultural products export, which are vulnerable to global market fluctuations have contributed to the decline of export income. Coffee, which is the major export commodity of Ethiopia has generated $498.84 million, while government target for the period was $709.37 million. Coffees export income has declined by about 11 percent compared to same period last fiscal year. At the same period leather and leather products such as, leather shoes and leather bags, have generated $93.17 income for Ethiopia.
Source:News Business Ethiopia
April 25, 2019 16:02 UTC
Mo Farah bust up with Gebrselassie escalates over assault claimLONDON: Athletics icons Mo Farah and Haile Gebrselassie are locked in an escalating dispute just days away from the London Marathon with claims of robbery and an alleged assault at the heart of the row. Farah was staying at the hotel in late March as part of training for Sunday’s prestigious race. “Farah said to him (the husband): ‘Why are you following me?’” Gebrselassie told the Guardian, adding that the man had been copying Farah’s exercise routine. “There was an incident at the gym a number of weeks ago, at which Haile was not present but it was categorically not of Mo’s making,” a source close to Farah told The Guardian. “He (Farah) hired a lawyer in Ethiopia,” Gebrselassie told The Guardian on Thursday.
April 25, 2019 15:00 UTC
Human remains and personal belongings were still scattered across the site of the Ethiopian Airlines crash a month after it happened, a relative of one of the victims has claimed. The London-based relative, whose sister died in the crash, told The Telegraph she was "horrified" to discover "what appeared to be an arm and a fragment of bone" when she visited the spot where 157 people lost their lives in March. She shared photographs showing children's shoes and other personal effects lying uncollected on the ground, taken 28 days after the tragedy, she said. The relative, who does not want to be identified, also claimed the site wasn't properly secured with gaps in the perimeter allowing people...
April 25, 2019 13:30 UTC
Ethiopian Airlines has succeeded in gaining fifth-freedom rights between Dublin and Madrid effective June 2. This route exists as an extension of Ethiopian Airlines’ existing service linking Addis Ababa to Dublin. And this Ethiopian Airlines link is no exception. However I can see cases where travellers might book one-way with Ethiopian and a one-way with either Aer Lingus or Ryanair. Ethiopian Airlines is no stranger to fifth-freedom traffic from and to Ireland.
April 25, 2019 13:18 UTC
Haile Gebrselassie has escalated his extraordinary war of words with Sir Mo Farah by claiming Farah “punched and kicked” a husband and wife during a stay in his Ethiopian hotel. The double Olympic champion has said Farah had an altercation at the hotel gym with a married couple. But Gebrselassie says several witnesses saw four-time Olympic champion Farah clash with the husband and wife in the gym at the hotel. Ethiopia’s Haile Gebrselassie is in a row with Sir Mo Farah. Farah said Gebrselassie did not return his messages about the incident, and said: “I just want him to take responsibility for getting my stuff back.
April 25, 2019 12:22 UTC
Due to the upbeat market development and an ever increasing interest in the Ethiopian market, the 3rd agrofood (https://bit.ly/2CXWRdG) & plastprintpack (https://bit.ly/2vlHQPx) Ethiopia 2019 International Trade Shows continue their success story. With 142 global technology leaders from 18 countries (http://bit.ly/2L0S3LE) participating, the 2019 event will be more than twice as big as last year. What makes agrofood & plastprintpack Ethiopia 2019 so unique? 142 global technology leaders from 18 countries (http://bit.ly/2L0S3LE) present their solutions, products and technologies tailored to the needs of the Ethiopian agrofood & plastprintpack business community. Food trade with Ethiopia is a US$ 4.088 billion business, with food imports amounting to $1.889 billion and food exports to US$ 2.199 billion in 2017.
April 25, 2019 11:37 UTC
Haile Gebrselassie has upped the ante in his extraordinary public row with Mo Farah by claiming that the British star “punched and kicked” a husband and wife during what he said was an unprovoked attack while Farah stayed at his hotel in Ethiopia. “Farah said to him: ‘Why are you following me?’ But the guy said he wasn’t – and that he was just doing his work,” Gebrselassie told the Guardian. But I talked to the police and said: ‘This is Mo Farah, he is a big athlete, he is an international name. Lough said that when the scuffle ensued, Farah accidentally struck the wife of the Ethiopian athlete on the arm. “I ended up not going back to my hotel for weeks – I was afraid of my own people who work in my hotel.
April 25, 2019 10:59 UTC
But I talked to the police and said ‘this is Mo Farah, he is a big athlete, he is an international name’. He left Ethiopia without any questioning. But he treated us the wrong way.”A spokesperson for Farah has strongly disputed the claim that the British star was involved in any altercation in Ethiopia. “I ended up not going back to my hotel for weeks – I was afraid of my own people who work in my hotel. However Gebrselassie said he was not going to pay because the rules in his hotel were clear that the maximum amount permitted to be left in hotel rooms was $350.
April 25, 2019 10:52 UTC
A 2016 survey shows that a third of Ethiopian women have experienced sexual, emotional or physical abuse from their partner. Another report from the same year showed that nearly one in four of all Ethiopian women has been a victim of physical violence, while one in ten are victims of rape. But there are still challenges, according to Mr Mekonnen, with capacity a problem and "manpower" is needed to help women. Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is attempting a change from the top down by putting women in powerful roles. Gender equality remains a serious concern with education and unemployment rates for women rating poorly against their male counterparts.
April 25, 2019 10:40 UTC
Bidders wanted for $2bn geothermal project in Ethiopia’s Rift ValleyA joint venture between Paris-based investor Meridiam and Reykjavik Geothermal has just launched a tender for the world’s fourth largest geothermal energy scheme. Tulu Moye Geothermal is looking for contractors and engineers to build the 50MW first phase of a $2bn, 520MW plant near a volcano in the Ethiopian Rift Valley that has been studied by the Reykjavik Geothermal’s team and Ethiopian scientists. It will then build a steam collection and injection system as well as a water-cooled condensing steam plant. Reykjavik Geothermal engineer Thor Leifur in Tulu Moye (RG)The company selected for the first phase of the Tulu Moye geothermal project will also have the opportunity to negotiate a contract for the maintenance and operation of the future plant. Top image: The Ethiopian Rift Valley (Dreamstime)Further reading:
April 25, 2019 10:18 UTC