borkenaIn an interview with the Jimmy Dore Show , Hermela Aregawi reveals what the U.S. was/is up to in Ethiopia, and why it has been supporting the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) which dominated Ethiopian politics for nearly three decades. It is a regime change agenda, according to Hermela, the founder of NoMore movement. Watch video belowVideo : embedded from The Jimmy Dore Show YouTube channelCover photo : screenshot from the video__For more Ethiopian News Video, Check HERETelegram Channel : t.me/borkenaJoin the conversation. Follow us on Twitter @zborkenato get latest Ethiopian News updates regularly. To share information or for submission, send e-mail to info@borkena
May 11, 2022 06:31 UTC
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said the country is poised to take advantage of the growing demand for platinum group metals, as Western sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine have forced mining investors to look to Africa. Ramaphosa’s comments came this week at the Investing in African Mining Conference in Cape Town. Mining analyst Peter Major said while it’s unfortunate to say, the war in Ukraine is helping South Africa’s economy. “We produce half of the world’s palladium and we produce 75% of the world’s platinum and we produce about 90% of the world’s rhodium,” Major said. This, he said, will further drive up demand for platinum and palladium used in the manufacture of zero-carbon emitting power plants.
May 11, 2022 05:55 UTC
Members of the National Macro Economic Council during presentation of economic performance in the past nine months on May 10, 2020 ( Photo : ENA)borkenaEthiopia’s Plan and Development Ministry on Tuesday said that it expects the country to see 6.6 percent economic growth. It was during the National Macro Economic Council of Ethiopia’s performance evaluation for the past nine months that the ministry disclosed the projected growth. The state television showed a video of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the rest of the National Macro Economic Council members watching a PowerPoint presentation written in the English language. On the other hand, it was indicated that Ethiopia earned over $2.9 million from export trade during the same period and another $4.5 billion from the service sector. Follow us on twitter @zborkenato get the latest Ethiopian News updates regularly.Like borkena on Facebook as well.
May 11, 2022 02:56 UTC
Gobeze Sisay, journalist at Yegna TVBy Mahlet Fasil @MahletFasilAddis Abeba – Gobeze Sisay, a digital journalist at Yegna TV was released yesterday around 9 PM local time after he was reported missing in action for 9 days following his arrest on Sunday, May 1, 2022. In an exclusive interview with Addis Standard, Gobeze Sisay disclosed that on the eve of the Eid festival, May 1st Sunday morning, he was taken from his house located in Lemi Kura Sub-city, commonly known as Ayat, in Addis Abeba. Addis Standard asked Gobeze what were the questions these security forces were asking him while he was under detainment. He explained that the security forces were accusing him of being “extremist Amhara” and “Oromophobic”. Gobeze, however, said that the said security forces failed to back their allegations with tangible evidence.
May 11, 2022 01:45 UTC
The fire arms seized from Al-Shabaab suspects on May 10,2022 ( Photo : EBC)borkenaEthiopian forces reportedly seized firearms from Al-Shabab in the border area in the Somali region of Ethiopia. Earlier this month, Al-Shabaab members were captured as they were planning to carry out an attack in the region. Last month, Ethiopia announced that it has arrested 34 Al-Shabaab members as they were proceeding to carry out a terror attack in the capital Addis Ababa and other parts of Ethiopia. __To share information or for submission, send e-mail to email@example.comTelegram Channel : t.me/borkenaJoin the conversation. To share information or for submission, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
May 11, 2022 01:13 UTC
Top 10 Unicorns In EthiopiaAfrican startups that have reached $1 billion valuations create a wave of optimism. Unicorns are companies that have a market capitalization of $1 billion+; e.g., Flutterwave, Interswitch, & Fawry are fintech unicorns; & Jumia is an e-commerce unicorn. Through the industry’s latest MPOS and online payment technology platform, we plan to launch MPOS, gateways, and related digital financial services in Ethiopia. ICL has six locations in Addis Ababa and seven branches across the country, making it the leading laboratory services provider in Ethiopia. Food delivery has never been easier or more affordable in Ethiopia, with us delivering food 67% cheaper than the competition.
May 11, 2022 01:10 UTC
Ethiopia’s state-owned Ethio-Telecom on Monday evening launched a pre-commercial 5G services trial in the capital Addis Ababa in partnership with Chinese telecom giant Huawei. Ethiopia’s first 5G services, which was launched across six mobile stations in Addis Ababa, is said to be part of the Ethiopian government’s digital transformation aspirations. Tamiru noted that Ethio-Telecom will expand its pre-commercial trial service across the capital and regional cities, reaching up to 150 sites over the coming 12 months. Ethio-Telecom, which is the sole telecom services provider in Ethiopia so far, said the pre-commercial trial of the 5G service was launched after a temporary 5G Spectrum approval by the Ethiopian Communication Authority while its strategic partner Huawei technologies deployed the 5G network. As part of its ambition to provide modern telecom service to its users, the company partners with Chinese tech companies, mainly Huawei and ZTE.
May 10, 2022 23:53 UTC
Lelise Neme, Chief Commissioner of the Ethiopia Investment Commission (EIC), said the FDI inflow exceeded that of the same period last year by 18.3 percent. "Ethiopia also attracted 118 investors, most of them Chinese investors, in the manufacturing, service and agricultural sector during the first nine months of 2021/2022," Neme said. The EIC chief further disclosed Ethiopia earned 156.7 million U.S. dollars in export revenues from industrial park products during the first nine months of the 2021/2022 fiscal year. The industrial parks' export revenues exceeded revenues from that of the same period last year by 27 million U.S. dollars. In recent years, Ethiopia has embarked on an industrial parks' construction and commissioning activities, as part of a broad economic strategy to make the country a light manufacturing hub in Africa by 2025.
May 10, 2022 22:54 UTC
May 10, 2022 (ENA) Ethiopia’s National Dialogue is of vital importance for the Horn of Africa region, scholars from Somalia and Eritrea said. According to him, the national dialogue in Ethiopia is in a way a common vision for the Horn of Africa. Geyre believes that the national dialogue will guarantee a new vision not only for Ethiopia but for the Horn of Africa region. As a neighbor of Ethiopia, Eritrea wants nothing but peace for its neighbor because what is good for Ethiopia is ultimately good for Eritrea, Fikreyesus said. “We just hope that the national dialogue brings about the true aspirations and wishes of the people of Ethiopia.
May 10, 2022 22:42 UTC
May 10,2022 (ENA) United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) has launched a digital financial services (DFS) working group in Ethiopia today. The DFS working group is aimed at collaborating and networking, capacity building, and policy advocacy as well as lobbying. UNCDF East and Southern Africa Inclusive Digital Economies Regional Manager, Mike McCaffrey told ENA that the working group will have important of coordination that can support the development of the entire digital finance services. UNDCF Digital Financial Services Expert, Endashaw Tesfaye said on his part the working group in alignment with country’s digital strategies will be expanding digital financial services in remote areas at less costly manner in the country. “The government has set new directives for financial service providers to come up with new products and allowing non-financial institutions to provide financial services.
May 10, 2022 20:18 UTC
Ethiopia’s Yasin Haji and Kenya’s Sandrafelis Chebet Tuei are top on the list of world-class elite athletes confirmed to take part in eighth edition of the Okpekpe International 10km Road Race. The World Athletics Elite Label race is scheduled to hold on Saturday May 28, 2022 in Okpekpe, Edo state. Haji is the ninth fastest man over the 10km race so far this year. Okpekpe road race is an annual event in Edo State, Nigeria. It is a 10 kilometre road race over hills and tarred roads, starting from Apana Road and ending in Okpekpe town.
May 10, 2022 18:04 UTC
Coming Up on VOA’s Africa 54: ➡️ Zimbabwean Rights groups hope a new law will abolish child marriages; Why is the war in Ukraine having an impact on food prices in Africa? We’ll explain; AND… Hopes of increased revenue are in jeopardy as African airlines halt both international and domestic flights due to high fuel costs ➡️ For this and more, stay tuned to VOA’s Africa 54!
May 10, 2022 17:17 UTC
Picture Credit: ©Bjørn Christian Tørrissen Travel BlogAddis Abeba – Addis Abeba Transport Bureau announced that it will take actions against public transport service providers and drivers who fail to provide the service properly following the latest fuel price adjustment that sow prices jump. Quoting the Bureau’s Communication Affairs Director, Etsegenet Abebe, state media reported that all public transport service providers, including those under Sheger Mass Transport Service Enterprise should be present at their respective routes and provide the service only at the already set tariff. The Bureau also threatened to exclude transport service providers that have contractual agreements with the Bureau under the Sheger Mass Transport Service unless they immediately started to provide their works within their respective routes in accordance with their contractual agreements with the Bureau. The bureau would be forced to take actions once and for all against drivers providing public transportation services who do not comply with the rules and regulations. The city’s Transport Bureau said that it will work with all concerned stakeholders to prevent unnecessary expenses and harassment against the society.
May 10, 2022 16:54 UTC
May 10,2022 (ENA) The European Union (EU) Delegation Head in Ethiopia, Ambassador Roland Kobia has reaffirmed EU and Ethiopia have strong strategic partnership. In an exclusive interview with ENA, the ambassador said the strong strategic engagement between EU and Ethiopia was an initiative signed in 2016. Signing of the strategic engagement was very important for the reason that Ethiopia is one of a few countries which has strategic engagement with EU, he noted. The strategic engagement is a document looking at the relationship between Ethiopia and EU in a very wide way. Strategic engagement is also about economic partnership, trade, investment, development aid, people-to-people contact.
May 10, 2022 16:45 UTC
Ethio Telecom CEO says to expect 150 cell sites over the next yearEthiopia’s Ethio Telecom launched a pre-commercial 5G network across six mobile stations in the capital city of Addis Ababa this week. Launched after a temporary 5G Spectrum approval by the Ethiopian Communication Authority, the pre-commercial network is supported by equipment from Huawei Technologies and ZTE, despite the international trend of blacklisting Chinese telecom vendors. Ethio Telecom has more than 60.8 million subscribers, with about 25 million data and Internet users, and claims coverage of roughly 97% of Ethiopia with 3G and 4G. Last month, Ethio Telecom struck a deal with rival Safaricom Ethiopia to share cell sites, interconnection and tower assets. According to Safaricom’s Group Chairman, Michael Joseph, “the deal is very important and critical for our commercial viability and launch.”
May 10, 2022 15:53 UTC