A civil society organisation has launched a lawsuit against Ethiopian Airlines, accusing the state-owned carrier of discriminating against ethnic Tigrayans. Photograph: AFP/GettyHowever, Tigrayans trying to travel to Addis Ababa say they have been prevented from buying tickets and from boarding Ethiopian Airlines flights. Passengers wait in the departures hall for an Ethiopian Airlines flight on 4 February 2022 at Bole airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The lawsuit brought by Human Rights First is due to be heard at the high court in Addis Ababa this week. Ethiopian Airlines has been approached for comment but had not responded by the time of going to publication.
May 31, 2023 10:51 UTC
Companies Boeing Co FollowMay 30 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge ruled late on Tuesday that relatives of those killed in a 2019 Boeing (BA.N) 737 MAX Ethiopian Airlines crash may seek compensation for pain and suffering of passengers before the plane hit the ground. Boeing in 2021 agreed to acknowledge liability for compensatory damages in lawsuits filed by families of the 157 people killed in the fatal Ethiopian 737 MAX crash. A total of 346 people were killed in two fatal Boeing 737 MAX crashes - including the earlier October 2018 Lion Air crash in Indonesia. The Ethiopian Airlines crash prompted the worldwide grounding of the MAX in March 2019 for 20 months, costing Boeing more than $20 billion. As a result of the 2021 agreement, lawyers for the Ethiopian Airlines victims agreed not to seek punitive damages and Boeing did not challenge the lawsuits being filed in Illinois.
May 31, 2023 10:47 UTC
The Embassy of Ethiopia in Brussels took part on the second day celebration of the 60th anniversary of African Unity, in Brussels, Belgium on the 26th of May 2023 organised with the Permanent Mission of AU to the European Union and OACPS. On the colorful African event, the Embassy promoted Ethiopian vibrant culture through its authentic Ethiopian coffee with its colourful ceremonies, delicious traditional cousin, and fabulous traditional dances. Through the video and banners prepared by the Embassy, Ethiopian tourism destinations in various parts of the country were also promoted. The Ethiopian Airlines has also partnered with the Embassy of Ethiopia and the permanent mission of the AU in Brussels by sponsoring the event and introducing the airlines contribution to the aspirations of Agenda 2063: the Africa we want! It was a moment for guests to learn more about African rich heritages, vibrant cultures, and extraordinary diversity.
May 31, 2023 09:53 UTC
Emirate telecommunication company, Etisalat has expressed interest to enter the Ethiopian market. This announcement was made in a virtual meeting between Etisalat CEO, Hatem Dowidar and the Ethiopian Minister of State for Finance, Eyob Tekalign (PhD). Hatem Dowidar disclosed that the telecom company Etisalat has keen interest to enter the Ethiopian telecom market. Etisalat is slowly becoming the gold standard for telecom operators, with their state-of-the-art facilities, having invested heavily in the telecom sector. According to a Bloomberg article in 2022, Telecom Talk suggests that Etisalat had increased its stake in Vodafone from 9.8% to 14%.
May 31, 2023 07:30 UTC
Sudanese refugees who fled to Eastern Chad due to the violent conflict in their country live under dire conditions while trying to receive medical attention. Footage by British broadcast Sky News showed dozens of displaced people sheltering under trees and injured people seeking treatment. A small child who suffered a gunshot wound cried out while being cared for in a tent. Even when refugees manage to arrive in Chad, they are faced with a spill over of violence from the unstable border, enduring their search for safety. Egypt is hosting the largest number of those who fled, with at least 132,360 people, followed by Chad with 80,000 and South Sudan with over 69,000, the agency added.
May 31, 2023 06:12 UTC
ASKA, a Silicon Valley air mobility company has completed the successful ground and systems testing of its drive and fly eVTOL vehicle. Fly and drive eVTOLThis is included on street driving tests as the innovative ASKA™ A5 took supervised road tests around Los Altos, Mountain View, Palo Alto and Stanford University. “The first full-scale working prototype of the ASKA™ A5 eVTOL debuted in January at CES in Las Vegas. The FAA accepted ASKA through their intake board in November 2022 and we are working closely with them.”The size of an SUV, ASKA™ A5 is the world’s first drive & fly eVTOL, a real flying car. For vertical take-off or landing, ASKA™ A5 needs only a compact space, such as a helipad or vertiport.
May 31, 2023 05:54 UTC
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - Southern Nevada is slowly becoming home to one of the largest Ethiopian and Eritrean communities in the United States, with more than 40,000 people calling Clark County home. “Once you start eating Ethiopian food, once you try it, you will love it.” Woldu Tereda, co-owner of Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant said. The Clark County Commission recently voted to draft an ordinance that would create “Little Ethiopia” in the areas between West Twain Avenue, University Avenue and parts of South Decatur Boulevard. “We are part of Clark County as I said earlier, and Clark County is part of us,” he noted. Clark County Commissioners still need to vote a final time on a proclamation.
May 31, 2023 04:39 UTC
After decades of operating as a monopoly in Ethiopia, state-owned Ethio Telecoms will experience more competition now that the government is privatising the sector. The Ethiopian government has disclosed that it will launch a tender for a new international telecoms licence in June. According to Balcha Reba, director general of the Ethiopian Communication Authority (ECA), "more details will be released when we approach the launch date". Opening up the Ethiopian telecoms marketDecades after the state-owned Ethio Telecoms operated as a monopoly in the country, the government—in 2019—disclosed it will award two telecom licenses to multinational mobile companies. Recently, the government also announced its plan to sell 45% of its telecom Ethio Telecom, a figure up from the 40% sale announced in November 2022.
May 31, 2023 04:18 UTC
By David Shepardson(Reuters) - A U.S. judge ruled late on Tuesday that relatives of those killed in a 2019 Boeing 737 MAX Ethiopian Airlines crash may seek compensation for pain and suffering of passengers before the plane hit the ground. Boeing in 2021 agreed to acknowledge liability for compensatory damages in lawsuits filed by families of the 157 people killed in the fatal Ethiopian 737 MAX crash. A total of 346 people were killed in two fatal Boeing 737 MAX crashes - including the earlier October 2018 Lion Air crash in Indonesia. The Ethiopian Airlines crash prompted the worldwide grounding of the MAX in March 2019 for 20 months, costing Boeing more than $20 billion. As a result of the 2021 agreement, lawyers for the Ethiopian Airlines victims agreed not to seek punitive damages and Boeing did not challenge the lawsuits being filed in Illinois.
May 31, 2023 03:45 UTC
Enter Mexico’s State of Nayarit, a destination that exceeds in these areas and beyond. In fact, Nayarit has been catching the eyes of LGBTQ+ travelers for a while now. Nayarit is home to many wonderful cities, beach towns and small villages, all of which are ready to welcome and host LGBTQ+ travelers. Of course, the LGBTQ+ community is welcome beyond just the beaches in the state of Nayarit. Among the top draws to Nayarit for LGBTQ+ travelers is a lengthy list of luxury hotels, resorts and villas.
May 31, 2023 01:59 UTC
Ethiopia is at a critical juncture, at a tipping point! All Ethiopians within and outside the country, any Ethiopian who cares, should arise to forestall it. Our recent past history shows that the Ethiopian elite- of whatever hue – mobilizes easily to forge alliance AGAINST the existing order. Fellow African countries such as Kenya, South Africa, and Nigeria (who have already been helping Ethiopia to get out of the morass of internal tribal conflict engendered by Abiy) need to be approached to put pressure on Abiy. Ethiopian diaspora need to be organized to leverage their resources, presence, networks, organizations and above all, their voting power and lobby key congressmen, senators and government officers.
May 30, 2023 15:22 UTC
As a result, it revealed that most site investigations for building construction fail to meet the minimum standards established by the Ethiopian Building Code of Standards. The findings of this two-year-long research were presented at the inaugural Geotechnical Engineering workshop organized by the Ethiopian Geotechnical Society (EGS). The workshop featured a keynote speech by Emeritus Professor Alemayehu Teferra, a renowned geotechnical engineering specialist and educator known as "the Father of Geotechnical Engineering Practice in Ethiopia." Nearly half of the site investigations failed to accurately incorporate borehole location data in their reports, with instances of incorrect borehole coordinates and even duplicated site investigation reports. They noted that site investigation and excavation support construction must be supervised in Ethiopian civil engineering practice.
May 30, 2023 14:22 UTC
Addis Abeba — Ethiopian students won third prize in the 7th Huawei ICT Competition Global Final, which took place in Shenzhen, China, from May 24 to May 28, 2023. In the innovation track, students compete with their own invention ideas, and Ethiopia is represented in the title "Geez Character Classifier". The CEO of Huawei Ethiopia, Mr. Liu Jifan, expressed gratitude for the students' accomplishments and reaffirmed Huawei's commitment to developing the ICT sector and working towards the future. Students from Gondar, Wachemo, Addis Abeba Science and Technology, Adama Science and Technology, and Addis Abeba Universities have had a chance of representing their country at the global level after the completion of various national and regional contests. The Huawei ICT Competition aims to drive the development of high-quality ICT talent, select qualified talent for the industry, continuously provide future driving forces and active participants for digital transformation, promote efficient mapping of talent supply and demand, and further contribute to a sustainable talent ecosystem.
May 30, 2023 14:22 UTC
Col. Ami Bitton has entered his position as the new Commanding Officer of the Paratroopers Brigade, replacing Col. Yoav Brunner, who served in the position for two years and will soon begin academic studies. The change of command ceremony was held Tuesday at Camp Gur (“Beit Lid”), and was led by the Commanding Officer of the Central Command, MG Yehuda Fuchs, and the Commanding Officer of the 98th Fire Formation Division, BG Dan Goldfuss. Commanding Officer of the 98th Fire Formation Division, BG Dan Goldfuss said: "The Paratroopers Brigade influences the IDF as a whole. Outgoing Commanding Officer of the Paratroopers Brigade, Col. Yoav Brunner said: "Over the past two years, I was with you in the various arenas - the Gaza Strip, Judea and Samaria and the northern border. Incoming Commanding Officer of the Paratroopers Brigade, Col. Ami Bitton said: "I am honored and thrilled to take upon myself the command over the Paratroopers Brigade - where I began my service and evolved as a combat soldier and commander."
May 30, 2023 13:17 UTC
“Etisalat has expressed its interest to enter the Ethiopian telecom market,” said the ministry of Finance in a statement. The government further noted that e& has expressed a willingness to work alongside government and the wider telecoms market to actualise investment opportunities in the country. The discussions reportedly concluded with an agreement to continue negotiations directly in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, in the coming weeks. Since then, the Ethiopian government has faced numerous delays in relaunching the tender process but insists that it still wants to find a third national telecoms operator. It is worth noting that e& is not the only major telecoms players to have expressed interest in taking the remaining Ethiopian telecoms licence.
May 30, 2023 11:57 UTC