Ethiopian Parliament Approves Telecom Privatization BillJune 18, 2019 (Ezega.com) -- The Ethiopian parliament approved “Communications Service Proclamation” law. The law is meant to liberalize the Ethiopian telecom sector and establish a new telecom regulatory authority. Minister Ahmed Shide further said Ethio Telecom will be split into two, according to FBC report. No further information was given as to how Ethio Telecom will be split, or the time table to achieve that goal. We will first privatize four sectors: the telecom, aviation, energy and logistics, as well," Ahmed Shide said.
June 19, 2019 05:26 UTC
The president of the pilots' union at American Airlines says Boeing made mistakes in its design of the 737 Max and not telling pilots about new flight-control software on the plane. He has said that Boeing was more focused on protecting its product, the Max, than protecting the people who use it. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)The president of the pilots’ union at American Airlines says Boeing made mistakes in its design of the 737 Max and not telling pilots about new flight-control software on the plane. The comments underscore the challenges that Boeing still faces in winning the confidence of pilots that the Max can be made safe. Pilots had complained to Boeing for not telling them about flight software called MCAS until after the October crash of a Lion Air jet in Indonesia.
June 19, 2019 03:56 UTC
borkenaJune 19, 2019Toronto – Ethiopian Peoples House of Representatives approved on Tuesday the appointment of Board members of the state-owned Ethiopian News Agency (ENA), reported state broadcaster EBC reported. The newly appointed board members are :1) Tazer Gebreegziabhier2) Mesud Adem3) Mekuria Mekasha (Assistant Professor)4) Tamrat Haile5) Hiwot Hailu6) Abnet Zerfu7) Bekele MuletaBekele Muleta is unanimously confirmed as Chair of the Board. All newly appointed board members took oath on Tuesday before the parliament. Ethiopian News Agency is one of the oldest news agency and its establishment goes to the 1940s, and it was back then known as “Agence Direcsione,” according to information from Wikipedia. Like borkena on Facebook and get Ethiopian News updates regularly.
June 19, 2019 03:33 UTC
101 SHARES Facebook TwitterThe full genetic structure of Ethiopians against other Africans. It is clear that Sandawes were from Ethiopia though they now are considered from the jungle simply because they speak click language. Most Ethiopians lack West African blood as can here be seen in Yoruba or YRI but Anuak and Gumuz do. The two Somali: Ethiopian and the Somali land indeed are exactly the same. Yet the blood composition is exactly the same as the rest like Amhara, Tigray, Oromo, and Afar.
June 19, 2019 02:48 UTC
The Boeing Company’s CFO, Greg Smith, has revealed on the sidelines of the Paris Air Show the possibility of a name change for the troubled 737 MAX plane. Back in April, US President Donald Trump suggested rebranding the 737 MAX, claiming that would help to solve problems with the jet. ), but if I were Boeing, I would FIX the Boeing 737 MAX, add some additional great features, & REBRAND the plane with a new name. But again, what the hell do I know?” Trump tweeted. The majority of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft had a non-working alert for faulty sensor data.
June 18, 2019 23:48 UTC
Source: Xinhua| 2019-06-19 07:52:37|Editor: Yang YiVideo Player CloseResidents watch television at home in Adama, Ethiopia, June 11, 2019. Steady power supply was acheived since a Chinese-built power distribution, rehabilitation and upgrading project involving 8 Ethiopian cities was put into operation in March 2019. (Xinhua/Wang Teng)
June 18, 2019 23:48 UTC
Photo : EBCborkenaJune 18, 2019Executive Committee of Ethiopia’s ruling coalition, Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), held a meeting on June 17, 2019, and has passed decisions. Lack of strong and neutral government institutions, lack of consensus on common and national affairs and lack of productive government administration have created problems to resolve those challenges. In view of the party, the challenges are also negatively impacting the task of building a multi-party system. The party has also viewed the importance of civil societies in building a democratic system and has said that there are works to be done. The destination of the ongoing “change” is building a democratic system and neutral institutions and ensuring a unified and democratic country.
June 18, 2019 23:03 UTC
December 8, 2015Boeing rolls out its first 737 MAX jet in Renton, Washington with a goal of a first flight the following year. January 31, 2019Despite the crash, Boeing reportedly has 5,011 orders for the new 737 MAX from 79 customers through the end of January. March 12, 2019A number of countries around the world close their airspace to the Boeing 737 MAX planes, with Canada and the U.S. remaining key holdouts. June 13, 2019Southwest Airlines joins AA in removing the Boeing 737 Max from its schedule through the start of September. Previously, Boeing had not announced any new sales since late March, shortly after its bestselling jet, the 737 Max, was grounded.
June 18, 2019 21:56 UTC
The Council on Foreign Relations on Ethiopia’s Transition & ChallengesThe Council on Foreign Relations is a United States nonprofit think tank specializing in U.S. foreign policy and international affairs. (Photo: Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed responds to questions at the Parliament in Addis Ababa, on February 1, 2019. Anyone who cares about stability and prosperity in Africa, and anyone who understands how important African partnership will be to tackle the foreign policy challenges of the future, is pulling for him to succeed. Ethiopia is one of the world’s dozen most populous countries, characterized by tremendous ethnic and linguistic diversity. A clear sense of U.S. strategic interests indicates that it is one that deserves more of our own attention and support.
June 18, 2019 19:52 UTC
June 18, 2019The total number of cholera outbreak victims in Ethiopia including the capital city, Addis Ababa, has reached 614, says, Ethiopian Public Health Institute. He also mentioned that to avoid the spread of cholera outbreak to the neighboring countries like Kenya, Ethiopian government is undertaking cautionary measures. A week ago the total number of people infected by Cholera in Ethiopia were 525. Currently other than Ethiopia, in East Africa many people infected by cholera are identified mainly in Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda. In relation to the rainy season of Ethiopia, outbreak of other waterborne diseases such as Guinea-worm is expected.
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June 18, 2019 19:30 UTC
The gay life style is coming to town but the welcome mat is still far from ubiquitous. Ethiopia, home to Abiy Ahmed, the “hugging president”, has yet to come to terms with LGBT or Q. But Dan Ware, president of the U.S.-based Toto Travel, which organizes trips for gay and lesbian travelers, as well as close friends and family, was not deterred. “When you go in a group to another culture is you learn, you’re changed, your perspectives are altered,” Ware explained. Anyone refusing to employ or provide services to individuals based on sexual orientation could face two years in jail.
June 18, 2019 19:18 UTC
Diplomatic reactions have trailed the death on Monday (June 17) of Ahmed Ali, father of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali, who according to state-media died aged 105. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed shares his heartfelt gratitude to the local and international community for the condolence messages and well wishes received as he mourns the loss of his father. Of the earliest persons to react were the African Union Commission Chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat and Rwandan president Paul Kagame. “I have heard the sad news… My family and I send our deepest condolences to my brother and friend Ethiopia Prime Minister Dr.Abiy Ahmed. UN and in UNEthiopia offer heartfelt condolences to the family and all loved ones.
June 18, 2019 19:05 UTC
Boeing is selling its 737 Max planes again. The letter of intent with IAG marks Boeing's first sale of the jet since the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max in March. Another 737 Max crashed in Indonesia last year, and the planes are now grounded amid an investigation into problematic software. Visitors walk past an Boeing 737-800 BCF Amazon "Prime Air" cargo plane at Paris Air Show, in Le Bourget, east of Paris, France, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. "By 2021, Amazon Air will have a portfolio of 70 aircraft flying in our dedicated air network."
June 18, 2019 18:56 UTC
(CNN) One week after a web blackout in the country, internet and text messaging services were restored in Ethiopia Tuesday, Ethio Telecom, the country's mobile service provider said. Acknowledging the interruption for the first time, Cherer Aklilu Shaffo, the Executive Director of Ethiopia's lone telecoms provider, told CNN the company would credit customers for services that were affected during the shutdown. CNN requested a comment on the outage from the spokeswoman for the Ethiopian Prime Minister but has yet to receive a response. The blackout sparked anger and frustration among citizens as access to social media platforms were blocked. In the capital of Addis Ababa, business owners and journalists told CNN Monday they were using VPN to connect to the internet and access messaging platforms.
June 18, 2019 18:33 UTC
Ethiopian has “more confidence” in the U.S. manufacturer following its expressions of contrition and admission that it made a mistake in its handling of new systems introduced on the Max, Tewolde said Tuesday at the Paris Air Show. “They are more transparent and they are on the right track, doing the right things,” Tewolde said in an interview. The executive had “wanted to share his condolences for the victims’ families and also for the airline. Going SlowStill, Ethiopian Airlines could be the last operator to return Max to service, reflecting the deep impact of the tragedy -- in which 157 people died -- on the airline and the wider community, Tewolde said. “It is better if they work together, and they are trying to work together,” the CEO said.
June 18, 2019 18:11 UTC