Last month, the Ethiopian Disaster Risk Management government office declared the end of an assisted repatriation of Ethiopian migrants’ programme, which had brought home more than 130,000 citizens. The move followed depressing images of Ethiopian citizens who had been subjected to cruel abuse in Saudi Arabia jails and homes, intensifying pressure on the central government in Addis Ababa to act swiftly. Black marketThe new plan, which began in April, seeks to have all workers sent through a new arrangement between the governments of Ethiopia and Saudi Arabia to stimulate sluggish economic growth. It will require all salaries to be sent to local Ethiopian banks and have all government-sponsored domestic workers paid in Ethiopian Birr exclusively, a maneuver that will stem the parallel black market, which is commonly used across the country. Local currency there is exchanged at almost
June 01, 2023 15:36 UTC
Ethiopian Airlines has announced plans to expand its recently launched Manchester route. The additional flights comes as Ethiopian Airlines celebrates its 50th anniversary of flying to the UK this year. Commenting on the news Timothy Bettney, Ethiopian Airlines traffic and sales manager in Manchester, said:“We welcome the fifth additional weekly flight. The Manchester flights have become very popular for customers in the region. The full-service non-stop flights to Geneva are seeing demand from both the corporate and leisure markets.”ethiopianairlines.com
June 01, 2023 15:24 UTC
There are many ways to achieve transitional justice, such as by prosecuting the perpetrators, granting amnesty when necessary, making the facts plain and detailed, etc. Hence, one of the things that exists and is expected during transitional justice is the victims’ right to reparation. Because transitional justice is the promise of “never again.”Citizens who have suffered injuries should be provided with free or affordable medical services. Because transitional justice cannot only be achieved only by providing material reparation to the victims but also by providing justice. Therefore, when it comes to transitional justice, the government must consider bringing TPLF officials to justice who are suspected of committing crimes under Ethiopian and international criminal laws.
June 01, 2023 14:01 UTC
- Advertisement -Priests and worshippers at the Hamere Berhan Institute in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, are working to preserve ancient texts and artwork by replicating them by hand. The materials, including parchment, pens and ink, are prepared at the institute, which was founded four years ago to help prevent the disappearance of ancient parchment manuscripts from Ethiopian culture. The Hamere Berhan Institute began this project four years ago because ancient parchment manuscripts were disappearing from Ethiopian culture. Some customers order small collections of prayers or paintings for themselves to have “reproductions of ancient Ethiopian works,” According to an article in Yeshiemebet. The Hamere Berhan Institute is doing important work in preserving an ancient tradition while also providing opportunities for individuals to have reproductions of ancient Ethiopian works.
June 01, 2023 13:12 UTC
Families of passengers who died in the crash of a Boeing 737 Max in Ethiopia can seek damages for the pain and terror suffered by victims in the minutes before the plane flew nose-down into the ground, a federal judge has ruled. Boeing has admitted responsibility for the deaths of the passengers and agreed not to blame the pilots or anyone else. At a hearing last week, Boeing lawyers sought to block testimony about pain and suffering by passengers in the minutes before the crash. The attorneys want to call experts who would testify that the passengers likely suffered physical injuries and emotional trauma before the crash. One of the families' lawyers, Robert Clifford, said he wants to call the crater left by the crash a crime scene.
June 01, 2023 12:35 UTC
Forces in Ethiopia's Amhara region are continuing a campaign of "ethnic cleansing" of part of neighbouring Tigray under their control, despite the end of the conflict in this region of northern Ethiopia, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday. The November agreement that put an end to hostilities in northern Ethiopia "has not put an end to the ethnic cleansing of Tigrayans in the Western Tigray zone", Laetitia Bader, deputy Africa director of the human rights organisation, accused in a press release. "Amhara forces" there "continue to forcibly evict Tigrayans as part of a campaign of ethnic cleansing", HRW accuses in a new report. The precise number of Tigrayans driven out of West Tigray is unknown, but "by 2021, it was estimated that hundreds of thousands of people had been displaced from West Tigray to other parts of Tigray", according to the organisation. "In March, militias in West Tigray continued to threaten and harass Tigrayan civilians", it continued.
June 01, 2023 11:07 UTC
Armed with a bamboo ink pen and a steady hand, Ethiopian Orthodox priest Zelalem Mola carefully copied text in the ancient Ge’ez language from a religious book onto a goatskin parchment. At the Hamere Berhan Institute in Addis Ababa, priests and lay worshippers work by hand to replicate sometimes centuries-old religious manuscripts and sacred artwork. “Ancient parchment manuscripts are disappearing from our culture, which motivated us to start this project,” she said. The precious works are kept mainly in monasteries, where prayers or religious chants are conducted using only parchment rather than paper manuscripts. Some customers order small collections of prayers or paintings for themselves to have “reproductions of ancient Ethiopian works”, she said.
June 01, 2023 10:54 UTC
War leaves a devastating impact on a nation's economy, and Ethiopia is no exception. The economic effects of war are far-reaching, with the most significant loss being human capital. In 2021 Ethiopia's economy grew by a mere 2.5%, a significant drop from the 10.2% growth rate in 2019. The report also highlights that the war in northern Ethiopia directly affects one-third of the population in regional states. In summary, Ethiopia faces significant economic challenges in the aftermath of the war.
June 01, 2023 10:47 UTC
Amhra Police patrol in Western Tigray (Photo: Archive/Screenshot)Addis Abeba – Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said ethnic cleansing, human rights abuses and forcibly expelling Tigrayans from Western Tigray persists despite the November 02, 2022 peace agreement and urged the federal government to suspend, investigate, and appropriately prosecute commanders and officials implicated in serious rights abuses. In a report it published today,, the rights group emphasized that local authorities and Amhara forces in Western Tigray Zone have continued to forcibly expel Tigrayans as part of an ethnic cleansing campaign. “The November truce in northern Ethiopia has not brought about an end to the ethnic cleansing of Tigrayans in Western Tigray Zone,” the report quoted Laetitia Bader, deputy African director at HRW. “Several former detainees told Human Rights Watch that … in early January 2023, at least 70 people, including residents and detainees, were forcibly expelled from Western Tigray” the report stated. It further called on Ethiopia’s partners to consider imposing targeted financial and visa sanctions on individuals implicated in serious human rights abuses during the conflict in northern Ethiopia and since the truce among other recommendations.
June 01, 2023 10:35 UTC
A civil society organisation has launched a lawsuit against Ethiopian Airlines, accusing the state-owned carrier of discriminating against ethnic Tigrayans. It also claims the company has increased ticket prices for the route as a form of “collective sanction” against the people of Tigray. The group claims this violates Ethiopia’s constitution, which contains articles ensuring equality among ethnic groups and guaranteeing freedom of movement. For much of the conflict, Tigray was cut off from the rest of Ethiopia, with communications and transport links severed. Ethiopian Airlines is Africa’s largest air carrier and transported 12.7 million passengers last year.
June 01, 2023 08:51 UTC
Cricket is the most popular sport in India and the IPL has an immense global audience, third to only the English Premier League and the National Football League. Alongside the IPL partnership, Saudi is easing access for millions of visitors across India, inspiring Indian travelers to explore the authentic home of Arabia. These developments follow the rapid advancements in air connectivity between India and the Kingdomwith seven direct carriers in operation – SAUDIA, Flynas, Air India, Air India Express, Indigo Airlines, Spice Jet and Vistara and the recently launched route between Jeddah and Ahmedabad by Indigo airlines which increases the accessibility between the two countries. The Saudi cricket national team is presently ranked 32nd out of 108 nations in cricket. Find out more about Saudi’s tourism offerings and visa programs on the Visit Saudi website.
June 01, 2023 05:44 UTC
The ruling means that lawyers for the families will be able to call experts to testify about the victims’ pain and suffering before the 2019 crash, which killed everyone on board. The ruling posted by US District Judge Jorge Alonso in Chicago is a setback for Boeing, which had argued that evidence about the victims’ suffering would be speculative. In exchange, lawyers for the families agreed not to seek punitive damages against the company. At a hearing last week, Boeing lawyers sought to block testimony about pain and suffering by passengers in the minutes before the crash. The attorneys want to call experts who would testify that the passengers likely suffered physical injuries and emotional trauma before the crash.
June 01, 2023 04:45 UTC
4 airlines get new NAIA terminal assignmentMANILA, Philippines — Starting today, four international airlines will move to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 from the NAIA Terminal 1. This is in line with the Schedule and Terminal Assignment Rationalization program of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA). The MIAA said Jeju Air, Ethiopian Airlines, Thai Airways and Gulf Air would transfer to NAIA Terminal 3. Flag carrier Philippine Airlines will begin operating its international flights at the NAIA Terminal 1 on June 16. Last April, China Southern, Jetstar, Scoot and Starlux airlines transferred to the NAIA Terminal 3.
June 01, 2023 02:12 UTC
In a momentous celebration, Sali, a graduate of the Hadassah-Achotenu Ethiopian-Israeli University Scholarships in Health program, reached a significant milestone in his academic journey as he pursues a Master of Nursing degree. Dr Nurit Zussman, head of the Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Nursing, had the privilege of bestowing the traditional white coat upon Sali and his fellow graduates. The occasion garnered widespread praise and well wishes when Hadassah Hospital shared the event on Facebook. The hospital’s post garnered numerous responses and comments, with the online community joining in by congratulating Sali on his achievement. Hadassah Hospital acknowledged the invaluable support provided by the Achotenu program, which aims to empower students from the Ethiopian-Israeli community by bridging academic gaps and facilitating their journey towards becoming accomplished graduate nurses.
June 01, 2023 02:08 UTC
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June 01, 2023 02:00 UTC