Her statement was delivered prior to the conclusion of the AU summit held this morning. According to a statement from the Somali government, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud had cut short his AU summit attendance due to what is described as Ethiopian security forces blocking him from accessing the AU headquarters. “But, the President of Somalia refused to accept the security personnel deployed for him by the government of Ethiopia,” Ambassador Meles stated. The 37th African Union (AU) Summit, held in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia over the past two days, concluded today with a speech from newly elected AU Chairman Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, President of Mauritania. The summit has also sparked controversy with a speech by visiting Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva that drew condemnation from Israel.
February 19, 2024 13:09 UTC
WHO sets up 17 Standard Cholera Treatment Centers in Ethiopia to Combat Cholera Outbreak. Photo: WHOAddis Abeba – The World Health Organization (WHO) said it has set up 17 standard cholera treatment centers across Ethiopia amid rising cholera death, which is also affecting millions in various regional states in Ethiopia. “This initiative, which is critical for saving lives, ensures that those affected receive rapid and effective care and treatment,” WHO said. Ethiopia’s cholera cases picked up unprecedented pace since March 2023, with over 2,276 cases and 50 deaths, putting 3.3 million people at risk. Establishing these CTCs followed discussions with local health officials and community members to prevent environmental contamination and pollution,” WHO further said.
February 19, 2024 11:45 UTC
Ethiopia’s FARIS Technology is working with the government to prepare the country’s first satellite launch aimed at increasing Internet connectivity, CEO Elias Yirdaw tells The Africa Report. There's more to this story Get unlimited access to our exclusive journalism and features today. Our award-winning team of correspondents and editors report from over 54 African countries, from Cape Town to Cairo, from Abidjan to Abuja to Addis Ababa. Subscribe Now cancel anytime Already a a subscriber Sign In
February 19, 2024 11:21 UTC
Ethiopia gears up to kickstart its $250 million data mining project. Following the approval of mining activities, Ethiopia is spearheading Bitcoin mining on a continental scale. The project aligns with the nation’s commitment to fund a $250 million data mining project. The partnership will be for a $250 million data mining project in Ethiopia.” The announcement read. In the long term, Bitcoin mining will not be beneficial for both miners as countries enhance mining operations.
February 19, 2024 10:50 UTC
Hargeisa, Somalia — Somaliland said that an official agreement was recently signed with Ethiopia and a committee of experts was appointed to complete it. Somaliland's Information Minister Ali Mohamed Hassan who spoke to the BBC said that the deal will contribute to the strengthening of cooperation between Somaliland and Ethiopia. The minister denied that high-ranking Ethiopian officials are in Somaliland according to President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, but he noted that there are high-ranking Somaliland officials in Addis Ababa, including the Minister of Foreign Affairs D.R. The President of Somaliland, Muse Bihi Abdi, recently appointed a committee of academics, lawyers, and diplomats led by Amb. Somaliland said that this agreement would cause Ethiopia to recognize it as an independent country, while the Somali government described its independence as being violated.
February 19, 2024 10:38 UTC
AdvertisementIn his words, Belay echoes the anguish of countless migrants trapped in the labyrinthine corridors of Saudi Arabian detention. According to studies, Saudi Arabia currently hosts approximately 750,000 Ethiopian migrants, with around 60% (450,000) believed to have entered the country through irregular means. Undocumented Ethiopian migrant workers in Middle Eastern countries like Saudi Arabia often find themselves unable to legalize their residency status. The most recent wave of repatriations saw 102,000 migrants deported by Saudi Arabia in 2022, mostly undocumented migrants. “IOM’s involvement in assisting returnees from Saudi Arabia begins only after migrants arrive at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport,” she explained.
February 19, 2024 09:53 UTC
Some Tanzanians online are expressing concern that a new statue in honour of their founding president Julius Nyerere does not look like him. “I know the gesture counts most but this statue’s face has very little or no resemblance to Mwalimu Nyerere (old or young),” Maria Sarungi says on X (formerly Twitter). Nyerere was the leader of what is now Tanzania from independence in 1961 until 1985. He was a committed pan-Africanist and hosted independence fighters opposed to white minority rule in southern Africa. Last year, a statue honouring Zambia’s first President, Kenneth Kaunda, had to be removed after weeks of ridicule, with people similarly saying that it did not look like him.
February 19, 2024 09:41 UTC
Le Méridien Zanzibar Resort will invite travelers around the world to ‘Savour the Good Life’ through the brand’s rich European heritage and chic signature programming. ZANZIBAR, TΑΝΖΑΝΙΑ – Marriott International announced a signed agreement with Morogoro Mishama Company that will introduce Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts to the shores of Zanzibar in 2025. “We are thrilled to announce our second collaboration with Marriott International in the region by bringing Le Méridien Zanzibar Resort to fruition. Morogoro Mishama Company, a part of Delaware Investment Limited, specializes in the development of luxury hotels across the African continent. “We are very excited to be entrusted with the operations of Le Méridien Zanzibar Resort,” said Bani Haddad, Founder and Managing Director of Aleph Hospitality.
February 19, 2024 09:35 UTC
President Bola Tinubu’s delegation has met with the top management of Ethiopian Airlines in Addis Ababa to discuss trade issues between Nigeria and the airlines. The details of the meeting were not disclosed as both the Ethiopian Airlines authority and the Nigerian government insist it is meant to enhance the air service of Ethiopian Air in Nigeria. Meanwhile, it would be recalled that the immediate past administration of President Muhammadu Buhari had put in place an agreement with Ethiopian Airlines over the management of Nigeria Air. Tinubu To Determine Next StepMeanwhile, the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, has slammed the agreement between the immediate-past administration and Ethiopian Airlines over the management of Nigeria Air. Naija News reports that months after an elaborate ceremony on May 26, 2023, to celebrate the arrival of its first aircraft, a Boeing 737-800, Nigeria Air has remained dormant ever since.
February 19, 2024 08:05 UTC
Photo by Getty Images Getty ImagesEthiopia plans to establish a $250 million bitcoin mining and AI data center, led by the Russian bitcoin mining company BitCluster, The project is a milestone in the country's journey towards integrating cutting-edge technologies such as bitcoin and artificial intelligence into its economic infrastructure. Aiming to become a global digital economy leader, Ethiopia is leveraging its renewable energy sources to power the advancement of bitcoin mining and AI development. A component of this ambitious initiative is Project Mano, a plan aimed at harnessing Ethiopia's renewable energy resources. This development underscores the growing emphasis on renewable energy in the bitcoin mining sector. This strategic move could significantly bolster the nation's economy, enhance its technological infrastructure, and position it as a leader in the clean energy-driven future of bitcoin mining.
February 19, 2024 06:45 UTC
In honor of Black History Month, The Michigan Daily’s Business beat spent the month speaking with Black business owners in the Ann Arbor community about their experiences and stories. Decorated with vibrant paintings and frames, and a blue, red and gold-painted ceiling, Blue Nile Ethiopian Restaurant has offered an array of traditional Ethiopian fare to the Ann Arbor community since 1989. The original Ann Arbor Blue Nile opened in 1989, and its current location opened in 1995. Now we serve Ann Arbor and the surrounding area. “I’ve never had a bad experience there.”University of Michigan alum Amy Westfall said she first discovered The Blue Nile in 1990, and since then it has been her favorite restaurant.
February 19, 2024 05:19 UTC
"Live Like Bella Superhero 5K" inspires others to help fight childhood cancer The legacy of Bella Rodriguez Torres lives on -- 11 years after her battle with childhood cancer, the little girl is still inspiring others to help.
February 18, 2024 21:57 UTC
While Doyle had a clear run down the back straight, the Tyrone teenager found himself battling to close the gap. Ulster athletes were among the medals with Lagan Valley’s Jai Benson defending his triple jump title with a best of 14.25m. Emily Haggard-Kearney, running as an individual, was the winner of the women’s race where North Belfast Harriers deposed St Peter’s, Lurgan as team champions. Leevale AC’s Ryan Creech set a personal best of 2:12:28 for 58th in the men’s race. Deresa Geleta was the winner of the men’s race in 2:03:26 while Azmera Gebru made it an Ethiopian double with a victory in the women’s race in a time of 2:22:13.
February 18, 2024 21:45 UTC
A bus carrying Broward County students home from a field trip at SeaWorld caught on fire on Friday night. Bus carrying BCPS students catches fire A bus carrying Broward County students home from a field trip at SeaWorld caught on fire on Friday night. Be the first to knowGet browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not NowTurn On
February 18, 2024 18:53 UTC
First a three-day strike at the beginning of January, now an unprecedented six-day strike: German train drivers' actions will hit companies, ports and consumers alike. Six out of 11 corridors for freight transport in Europe run through Germany, according to the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport. "In addition, the rail strike is putting a strain on people's nerves and tarnishing Germany's already tarnished image as a business location." Frank Huster, managing director of the German Freight Forwarding and Logistics Association, said the strikes could lead to logistics companies losing confidence in rail freight transport. Other freight service providers could benefit Although Deutsche Bahn is the largest provider of rail freight transport (with a market share of over 40%), there are also many private providers covering the remaining freight transport volume.
February 18, 2024 18:35 UTC