by AKANI CHAUKEJOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE Ethiopian, Tadu Nare, will again be the woman to beat at the Spar Grand Prix. The defending series champion delivered a spectacular performance to secure a comfortable victory in 31 minutes, 35 seconds. “I came here with a positive mindset and was hoping to run a fast time.”Blandina Makatisi of Lesotho was fourth in 32:46 and Cian Oldknow ended fifth in 32:49 in a fast race, which saw nine women dip under 34 minutes. Former ultra-distance star Grace de Oliveira made history by becoming only the second woman (after Sonja Laxton) to complete 100 races in the annual Spar Grand Prix. De Oliveira, a seven-time Comrades Marathon gold medallist, finished third in the grandmasters (60-69 years) age group, completing the race in 48:55.
May 29, 2023 17:33 UTC
Tel Aviv [Israel], May 29 (ANI/TPS): Forces from the IDF, the Shin Bet and the Borber Police operated overnight to arrest six wanted persons throughout Judea and Samaria and in the Jordan Valley region. In addition, suspects threw explosives at the fighters. The forces responded with measures to disperse the attackers. In an operation at the old Askar refugee camp, suspects shot at the fightersThe forces arrested three more wanted persons in the villages of Dora, Ein Umm Ashrayit and Tamon. When the troops left the village of Bitonia after completing an operation there, suspects threw stones and other objects at Israeli troops.
May 29, 2023 17:32 UTC
Ethiopian Peacekeepers. Photo: Ethiopian Embassy/LondonAddis Abeba – The UN has honored two Ethiopian peacekeepers posthumously with the Dag Hammarskjold Medal at the UN Headquarters during a ceremony to observe the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers and mark the 75th anniversary of UN Peacekeeping on Thursday, 25 May. During the formal ceremonies at United Nations Headquarters, Secretary-General, António Guterres, laid a wreath to honor the more than 4,200 UN peacekeepers who have lost their lives since 1948. He also presided over a ceremony in the General Assembly Hall at which Dag Hammarskjöld Medals were awarded posthumously to 103 military, police, and civilian peacekeepers, who lost their lives serving under the UN flag last year. In 2022, three Ethiopian peacekeepers who served with United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) were honored with the Dag Hammarskjold Medal.
May 29, 2023 16:04 UTC
Congratulations to President Erdogan on his election victory continue to pour in. According to Anadolu, many African leaders congratulated President Erdogan. Kenya's Defense Minister Aden Duale underlined that Erdogan's election victory was historic and wished him success in the new term. TÜRKİYE-AFRICA RELATIONS DEEPENEthiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed congratulated Erdogan on his election victory and expressed that he looked forward to furthering the relations between the two countries. Burkina Faso President Ibrahim Traore, who expressed his heartfelt congratulations to Erdogan, expressed his readiness to advance the relations between the two countries.
May 29, 2023 15:14 UTC
After February 24, almost all international airlines left Russia. However, in May 2023, 49 airlines operate flights to Russia. International airlines operate flights to Russia this month:Aero Nomad Airlines (Kyrgyz Republic), Air Algerie (Algeria), Air Arabia (ОАЕ), Air Arabia Abu Dhabi, Air China (China), Air Serbia (Serbia), AlMasria Universal Airlines (Egypt), AnadoluJet (Turkey), Ariana Afghan Airlines (Afghanistan), Armenia (Armenia), Avia Air Traffic (Kyrgyzstan), Azal (Azerbaijan), Belavia (Belarus), Buta Airways (Azerbaijan), Centrum Air (Uzbekistan), Conviasa (Venezuela), Corendon Airlines (Turkey), Cham Wings (Syria) EgyptAir (Egypt), El Al Israel Airlines (Israel), Emirates Airlines (ОАЕ), Etihad Airways (ОАЕ), Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopia), Jazeera Airways (Kuwait), Fly Arna (Armenia), FlyDubai (ОАЕ), Flyone Armenia (Armenia), Georgian Airways (Georgia), Gulf Air (Bahrain), Iraqi Airways (Iraq), Mahan Air (Iran), Meraj Airlines (Iran), Mongolian Airlines (Mongolia), Nouvelair (Tunisia), Pegasus Airlines (Turkey), SCAT (Kazakhstan), Southwind (Turkey), SriLankan Airlines, Shirak Avia (Armenia), Somon Air (Tajikistan), Qatar Airways (Qatar), Qazaq (Kazakhstan), Qanot Sharq (Uzbekistan), Royal Jordanian (Jordan), Royal Air Maroc (Morocco), Tailwind Airlines (Turkey), Turkish Airlines (Turkey), VietJet Air (Vietnam), Uzbekistan Airways (Uzbekistan)Azimut has operated the first direct flight from Moscow to Tbilisi after a four-year hiatus. Iranian airline Meraj Airlines has launched direct flights from Tehran to St. Petersburg starting May 26th. Indonesia is planning to launch a direct passenger air service from Jakarta to Vladivostok, with transit routes to other major travel destinations in the Russian Federation.
May 29, 2023 12:54 UTC
At Metema, a reception centre under construction for asylum seekers and refugees (Photo:OCHA Ethiopia/Woretaw Chekol)Addis Abeba – Latest UN report says more than 31,000 asylum seekers, refugees, and returnees have fled Sudan and arrived in neighboring Ethiopia, seeking safety and shelter. “The number of people crossing into Ethiopia via entry points of its border with Sudan stands at 31,074 as of 25 May. Out of these, more than 5,200 people are asylum-seekers or people already registered as refugees in Sudan,” the report stated. The entry points are in Metema, West Gondar Zone of Amhara Region, Kurmuk and Pagak/Burbley in Benishangul Gumuz and Gambella regions respectively. In response to this escalating crisis, Ethiopia has reaffirmed its commitment to provide sanctuary for Sudanese refugees seeking asylum in refugee camps without visa requirements as opposed to those who intend to settle in Ethiopia or travel independently to a third country.
May 29, 2023 10:34 UTC
Teklay Gebremedhin, interim administrator of Northwestern Tigray zone, told Addis Standard that over 270 people have died of hunger in the zone over the past three months alone. “Things are getting worse than before, people are dying every day”, Teklay noted, adding that there are thousands of fresh arrivals of IDPs in Endabaguna who also need urgent food aid. Furthermore, 15 people have died of hunger in Irob and Hawzen woredas/districts of the Eastern Tigray Zone, out of whom two are children, according to Shushay Meresa, interim administrator of the zone. Even though the suspension of humanitarian aid operations was officially announced in early May, officials claim that the food aid distribution was interrupted for a longer period. The IDPs demanded the investigation of the theft of humanitarian aid to be concluded without further delay and that the culprits be held accountable.
May 29, 2023 09:50 UTC
Bulga town which is located in North Shewa Zone of the Amhara Regional State has granted permission to 63 investors who collectively have a registered capital of over Birr 11 billion to engage in agriculture, food processing, steel manufacturing, and other industrial sectors. Over the past five years, investors with a registered capital of Birr 32 billion have entered into work in Bulga in agro-processing, medicine factory, steel manufacturing, food processing, and liquid fertilizer production. The town’s Mayor, Berhan Mekonen, stated that Bulga was making efforts to expand investment by taking advantage of the favorable conditions in the area. Investors have created over 13,000 job opportunities in the area. A pharmaceutical company called Human Well which is situated in the town has started exporting its products to Mali.
May 29, 2023 09:07 UTC
Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, has opened up on his worst experiences as Buhari’s spokesperson. Shehu, who previously served as spokesman of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, was appointed by Buhari in 2015 and reappointed in 2019. In an interview with BBC, Shehu revealed that his statements on Kankara abduction and Zabarmari massacre were his worst experiences under Buhari. In November 2020, Boko Haram militants attacked a group of rice farmers in Zabarmari, Borno State, Nigeria. The attack resulted in the deaths of at least 43 farmers, Garba Shehu issued a statement in which he claimed that the farmers had “no permission to be there.”This statement was widely condemned, with many people accusing Shehu of blaming the victims for their own deaths.
May 29, 2023 04:01 UTC
….Promises continued support for next administrationAs hours tickle down to the May 29 inauguration, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has handed over the transition document to the Governor-elect, Umar Mohammed Bago. Governor Sani Bello said that they were having this smooth transition because it was a transition within their party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). He said that all the documents handed over to the incoming governor will guide him for easy take-off. He appreciated the non interference of Governor Sani Bello which gave him the opportunity to contest and emerged as the elected gubernatorial candidate for the APC and subsequently won at the general poll. Governor Abubakar Sani Bello also commissioned the reconstructed Governor’s lodge and took the Governor-elect round the official residence.
May 29, 2023 03:21 UTC
But checks by Daily Sun revealed that the B737-800 flew into Abuja as Nigeria Air for the unripe fanfare, but returned the following day with passengers to Addis Ababa as a scheduled Ethiopian Airlines service, with the call sign ET 938. Confirming the return of the flight to Addis Ababa, an airport official at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja said:“Yes, the aircraft has returned to Addis Ababa. It returned as a scheduled service of Ethiopian Airlines. It did not return as Nigeria Air, which was the call sign it came with. He added that the choice of Ethiopian Airlines has become the best judging from its globally-recognised capacity and technical expertise that has existed for 77 years.
May 29, 2023 02:11 UTC
Spread the loveThe Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) has accused the East African carrier, Ethiopian Airlines of gross abuse of the country’s court over its involvement in the static display of Nigeria Air aircraft. AON added: “This goes to show that Ethiopia Airline operators have no iota of respect for our country, our laws, and regulatory agencies. It alleged that as soon as the recommendation was jettisoned, every other thing about Nigeria Air was engulfed in secrecy. Musa Nuhu, its Director-General for not succumbing to pressure to issue an AOC to Nigeria Air. It explained that this act was capable of causing Nigeria to be blacklisted by aviation safety agencies like the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency).
May 28, 2023 21:24 UTC
The flight tracking website ‘flightrader24.com’ has revealed the Nigeria Air aircraft has returned to Ethiopia, its country of origin. The aircraft, which was presented as belonging to Nigeria Air, has raised serious concerns regarding the legitimacy of the proposed national carrier. It later operated under Malawi Airlines from February 16, 2014, before being returned to Ethiopian Airlines on August 12, 2015. Furthermore, Nigeria Air has not been issued an Air Operators Certificate (AOC) by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), the legal authority responsible for such certifications. The aircraft used for the static display in Abuja was an Ethiopian Airlines property, even displaying an Ethiopian registration number as ET-APL.
May 28, 2023 20:15 UTC
Tel Aviv [Israel], May 29 (ANI/TPS): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced at Sunday's weekly Cabinet meeting the creation of a ministerial-level committee to address the needs of the country's Ethiopian community. "I am aware that there are additional challenges, but this committee is the tool to continue advancing our brothers and sisters from the Ethiopian community. Earlier this month, the premier and other government leaders joined Israel's Ethiopian community for a Jerusalem Day ceremony commemorating the thousands who died trying to reach the Jewish homeland. Some 90,000 Ethiopian Jews came to Israel in a series of airlifts dating back to 1980. Doron Almog, the Jewish Agency's chairman of the executive who led missions in the 1980s to bring Ethiopian Jews to Israel, welcomed the new immigrants.
May 28, 2023 19:21 UTC
One day after the demonstrations of Muslims in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, local sources say that two civilians have been killed and 40 others injured as a result of the police intervention. It is said that more than 100 other protesters have been arrested by the police. The demonstration started on Friday, May 26, after Friday Prayers by the Muslim community of the city against the destruction of mosques in the newly established city of Shaggar, which was previously known as Urmia’s Special Zone. The protesters demanded an end to the demolition of mosques in this city.According to the statement of the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs of Urmia region, 19 mosques have been illegally destroyed in Shaggar city alone. The Council has urged the regional government to immediately return to resolving the problem through dialogue.
May 28, 2023 18:45 UTC