Metehara Sugar Factory. Photo credit : Ethiopian ReporterborkenaFebruary 21, 2020Ethiopia’s Ministry of Finance disclosed on Friday that it is working on the transfer of six sugar factories to the private sector. Haji Ibsa, public relations head in the ministry, said that the plan is to finalize the sale by the end of next month, according to Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC). The government itself does not seem to know which sugar factories are going to be sold. Because international bidders invited for the auction will get to choose which factory they want to buy.
February 22, 2020 01:07 UTC
Mambilla plant would increase capacity by 3,050 megawattsAt least 40% of Nigerians have no access to regular powerNigeria will build the second-largest hydroelectric plant in Africa after the government settled a legal dispute that was delaying the project, Power Minister Sale Mamman said. Only 60% of residents of Africa’s most populous country have access to electricity and even those who do are plagued by regular outages. President Muhammadu Buhari has made tackling the energy deficit a priority, pledging to rehabilitate dilapidated power infrastructure and build new ones, including the Mambilla facility in the eastern Taraba state. The only bigger hydro power facility in Africa is Ethiopia’s 6,000-megawatt Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which was started in 2011 and is now more than five years behind schedule. The legal wrangle caused the Export-Import Bank of China to pause its interest in financing the Mambilla plant, it said.
February 21, 2020 19:30 UTC
Judge Amy Berman Jackson repeatedly, Neil, admonished Roger Stone for lying in the courtroom. And then, as you just saw from President Trump out in Vegas, he will make his determination -- back to you. And I think that he's -- I think he's uncoachable. This president, President Trump, is not simply talking about going after every single vote in America. Yes, President Trump is scheduled to take stage here the Broadmoor World Arena in about an hour.
February 21, 2020 18:22 UTC
Ethiopia joins New York ConventionPublished by: Andrew Mizner at 21/02/2020Awards from international arbitration will be enforceable in Ethiopia, another step in the country’... Awards from international arbitration will be enforceable in Ethiopia, another step in the country’s economic reform and making it more appealing to international investors. Ethiopia will recognise and enforce international arbitral awards after it became the 162nd country to ratify the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards, popularly known as the New York Convention. Parties to the convention, which originated in 1958, commit to supporting the enforcement of awards resulting from arbitrations in other member countries. “The adoption of the New York Convention should help to improve the perception of Ethiopia as a place to do business and should accelerate investment in its infrastructure and industry.
February 21, 2020 18:22 UTC
borkenaFebruary 21, 2020Burayu town police commander, commissioner Solomon Tadesse (pictured above), is reportedly shot dead in Burayu town, which a little of 20 kilometers from the capital Addis Ababa. BBC Amharic service cited Oromia regional State communication office head, Getachew Balcha, to report that three other men who were with Commander Solomon were also shot. Police did not establish the identity of suspects, and no arrest is made so far, Getachew Balcha told BBC Amharic service. He is cited as saying that the attack happened as Commander Solomon Tadesse was having lunch near Burayu Town. It is unclear if the condition of those who are in Korean Hospital in the capital Addis Ababa is life-threatening or otherwise.
February 21, 2020 18:11 UTC
Go to Go to https://www.eturbonews.com/subscribeThe number of Ethiopian Mobile App users has reached one million. With a robust and integrated digital strategy, Ethiopian has set an innovative approach to simplicity and seamless end-to-end customer experience with its user-friendly mobile App. The multi-award winning global airline launched into a digitization journey with localized service, languages and payment options. Being a pioneering airline in Africa with the inclusion of Alipay and WeChat payment options, the App also features 38 payment options which cater to global customers. Ethiopian Mobile App enables global passengers book, pay, check-in, boar
February 21, 2020 15:00 UTC
Eleven people returned last year and a further 4,000 are expected to follow this year, out of a total of around 28,500 Ethiopian refugees in Kenya. Ann Encontre, UNHCR's Representative in Ethiopia welcomes the returnees at the airport in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia. © UNHCR/Helle DegnAbdirashid Mohumed, 24, smiles as he arrives in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia. © UNHCR/Helle DegnSome of the newly arrived returnees assemble at a registration desk in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, to have their details taken. Additional reporting by Samuel Otieno in Kakuma, Kenya, Helle Degn and Kisut Gebre Egziabher in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
February 21, 2020 15:00 UTC
It will help address the hazards caused by the heaps of waste as well as provide another sustainable means of generating electricity. The energy plant located on the rubbish dump which is said to be the size of 36 football pitches was expected to have started operation in January 2019. Ethiopia builds energy plant that converts trash into electricity. The plant is expected to incinerate 1,400 tons of waste every day; about 80% of the city’s waste generation. In 2016, the Lagos state government announced that it was planning to convert waste from abattoirs into electricity.
February 21, 2020 10:18 UTC
Pro-Prime Minister Abiy Rally Disrupted by Opponents in Awaday TownBy Staff ReporterFebruary 21, 2020 (Ezega.com) -- Undisclosed numbers of people were injured amid clashes between supporters of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and opposition forces in Awaday town in west Harargae of Oromia region in eastern Ethiopia. Eyewitnesses told Ezega.com that the clashes began when members of anti-government forces disrupted the Pro-Prime Minister rally which was arranged by the town administration. According to the eyewitnesses, members of the town’s administration were mobilizing the residents door to door to participate in the Pro-Prime Minister rally. OLF Political Mobilization Head Gedda Gadissa said the OLF members were arrested in Jeldu, Dano, Duki, Adama and Ejere towns due to their political outlook. It is not clear if the chain of pro-Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed rallies were held up based on the will of the demonstrators or orchestrated by the government.
February 21, 2020 09:22 UTC
RAS AL KHAIMAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ababel Yeshaneh set a world record in the women's half marathon on Friday in the latest breakthrough by athletes wearing high-tech Nike shoes. The Ethiopian runner won the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon in 1 hour, 4 minutes, 31 seconds, knocking 20 seconds off the previous record set by Joyciline Jepkosgei in Valencia in 2017. Brigid Kosgei, the marathon world record holder, also broke Jepkosgei's time while finishing second behind Yeshaneh. Since 2018, the men's and women's records in both the marathon and half marathon have all been broken by athletes in Nike shoes. The shoes have prompted concerns that athletes sponsored by other companies have no chance of competing in key races, such as the upcoming Olympics.
February 21, 2020 09:00 UTC
JERUSALEM, Israel – Ethiopian Jews have been called one of Israel's lost tribes. Now two generations later more than 90,000 Ethiopian Jews make up a sizable minority in Israeli society. But these Ethiopian Jews also face major challenges integrating into Israeli society. We're here to just push and push and push to get people into higher education and this way [they] have a big impact on their own community." In Israel, education opens doors.
February 21, 2020 08:37 UTC
port duelEthiopia, whose energy needs are constantly growing, remains dependent on Djibouti's infrastructure policies - and keeps demanding more. But the announced extension of the port of Horizon could be compromised by another project: the Damerjog petrochemical complex. But, on the side of the management of the Horizon oil terminal, a subsidiary of the Dubai-based Emirates National Oil Company (Enoc) in Djibouti, “it’s on the record”. Get your free PDF by completing the following form. “Between these oil traders and Horizon, not between the latter and Damerjog”, Aboubaker Omar Hadi wanted us to believe.
February 21, 2020 07:07 UTC
"They are traumatized," said Namusisi, who wakes up at 3 a.m. every day to talk to her daughters over the Chinese messaging service WeChat. But no sub-Saharan African country has done so, leaving thousands stranded. The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week called on governments to bring Africans home. Roger-Michel Kemkuining, a Cameroonian, found out that his student son Pavel had contracted coronavirus from a statement posted online by Yangzte University, where Pavel was studying. He has recovered and was released from hospital on Feb. 10 but remains in isolation, he told Reuters.
February 21, 2020 06:56 UTC
By LetsRun.comFebruary 21, 2020As expected, the women’s world record fell today at the RAK Half Marathon. What was unexpected was that the new world record does not belong to marathon world record holder Brigid Kosgei of Kenya. She departs it as a world record holder and unquestionably one of the top distance runners on the planet. Quick Take: The year of the women’s half marathon continuesEarlier this month, we wrote about the spate of half marathon national records that have gone down already in 2020: on the women’s side, Japan, South Korea, Namibia, and Canada (twice) have all seen NRs. There’s nothing to hang your head about when you lose to a guy in 58-minute half marathon shape.
February 21, 2020 04:36 UTC
The Nobel Peace Prize winning Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed Ali is turning Africa’s second most populous country into a dictatorial mess. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, center right, walks with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed at the Prime Minister’s office in Addis Ababa, after a meeting on Tuesday Feb. 18, 2020. Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy AhmedChaltu Takele, a prominent political activist was arrested when police broke into her parents’ home in Shambu town, Horo-Guduru Wellaga at 5 a.m. on 26 January and arrested her. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa (right) with Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gestures as they pose for a photo prior to their talks at the Union Building in Pretoria, South Africa, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. With Abiy turning Ethiopia into a violent dictatorship, it now appears that winning a Nobel Peace Prize is looking more and more meaningless in Ethiopia.
February 21, 2020 03:45 UTC