A group of hackers called Mysterious Team, made multiple Senegalese government websites go offline overnight on Friday by hitting them with denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, a government spokesperson says. The group claimed responsibility for the attacks in a series of Twitter posts using the hashtag #FreeSenegal used by campaigners alleging political repression in Senegal. As of Saturday afternoon, the presidency’s site was online but other official websites still appeared to be offline, including the government and finance ministry sites. On its Twitter account, the so-called Mysterious Team group says its members are “cyber warriors from Bangladesh”. Contacted by Reuters about its reasons for targeting the Senegalese authorities, a representative of Mysterious Team said, “We are working for justice for Senegal innocent peoples.”
May 27, 2023 19:17 UTC
DAKAR (Reuters) -A group of hackers called Mysterious Team made multiple Senegalese government websites go offline overnight on Friday by hitting them with denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, a government spokesperson said. The group claimed responsibility for the cyber attacks in a series of Twitter posts using the hashtag #FreeSenegal used by campaigners alleging political repression in Senegal. In a statement about the cyber attacks in the early hours of Saturday, government spokesperson Abdou Karim Fofana said all efforts were being made to bring the sites back online. On its Twitter account, the so-called Mysterious Team group says its members are "cyber warriors from Bangladesh". The group is little-known, but has carried out previous cyber attacks against the Ethiopian health ministry and Indian media, according to the European Repository of Cyber Incidents, an independent research consortium that analyses cyber incidents.
May 27, 2023 17:31 UTC
Speaking at a media tour of the aircraft, the Aviation Minister, Mr Hadi Sirika, said the arrival of the airplane signals the beginning of a national carrier that will be to the benefit of all stakeholders. 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. With regards to the existing litigation, he said the government was more concerned about delivering excellent services via Nigeria Air and has not stopped local operators from bringing in foreign partners to fortify their operations in Nigeria. In the buildup to the establishment of a new national carrier, local operators under the aegis of the Airline Operators of Nigeria obtained a court order blocking the launch of the airline for not making them part of the ownership structure of the national company. Nonetheless, Sirika, had in several fora, assured the public that the national carrier would fly before the end of Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
May 27, 2023 17:21 UTC
The Special Assistant on Digital Communications to President Muhammadu Buhari, Bashir Ahmad has said that Ethiopian Airlines is one of the major shareholders of Nigeria Air. Ahmad who spoke on Saturday said Nigerians should expect to see more Ethiopian Airlines aircraft in Nigeria Air. It would be recalled that since the news of the Nigeria Air aircraft arriving in the country, there have been claims that it was leased from Ethiopian Airlines. Refuting the claims, Ahmad tweeted: “It is never a secret that Ethiopian Airlines is one of the major shareholders/partners in the Nigeria Air Limited projects. “Like Nigeria Air, many major airlines around the world are not owned by their governments, British Airways, which IAG owns, is an example.
May 27, 2023 17:04 UTC
KAMPALA – The Ethiopian embassy in Uganda joined the rest of the African countries to commemorate African Day that is marked annually on May 25. The Unique Amharic Alphabet was also promoted entertainingly where visitors practiced writing their names in the script. This excited Premier Robinah Nabbanja, the day’s guest of honour who was touring the different sections of displays from the various countries. They tasted it free of charge and this left many impressed with what they witnessed from the Ethiopian tent,” she said. The event also had various African countries participate in entertaining guests with their cultural songs and dances.
May 27, 2023 14:34 UTC
Zemen Bank’s New headquartersADDIS ABABA – Zemen Bank, one of private commercial banks in Ethiopia, has today inaugurated its newly built Headquarters in the capital. The construction of the building on 2,300 square meters of land took five years and 1.5 Billion Birr investment to complete. Zemen Bank started its operation in October 2008 as a tech centered bank and currently has more than 80 branches across Ethiopia, representing 1% of the industry market share. It is also one of the profit making private financial institutions, earning 2.2 billion Birr from its operations last year. Its total assets also grew by 39.6% reaching 35.1 billion Birr in the same period.
May 27, 2023 14:10 UTC
ADDIS ABABA – The President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni has urged the fighting armed groups to observe unconditional ceasefire to allow the Sudanese elect their leaders as owners of the nation. President Museveni, who is also chair of the African Union peace and security council for the month of May, convened a high level meeting on the situation in Sudan today. In his opening remarks, Museveni reiterated his call for the Sudan’s Army Forces (SAF) and paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) to “do away with the politics of identity and concentrate on the politics of interest.”“Sudan does not belong to the Sudan Army. The conflict in Sudan began on 15 April and was triggered by a power struggle between former allies – the leaders of SAF and the paramilitary RSF. Hundreds of people have been killed in the conflict that forced more than 1.3 million people to flee and threatened to destabilize the region.
May 27, 2023 12:49 UTC
Spokesman of AON and the Chairman of United Nigeria Airlines, Prof Obiora Okonkwo made this known in an interview on ARISE News Friday night. “There is an attempt by somebody to hang on to Nigeria Air, using it as cover to take over Nigeria’s aviation industry. Nigeria Air unveiling was meant to confuse Nigerians. So, Nigeria Air is dead on arrival,” he said. He said: “This Nigeria Air Limited, of course, obviously, it’s an entity known to Nigerian laws.
May 27, 2023 12:32 UTC
Most Indians upon hearing the story of Prince Alemayehu will utter three words: Maharaja Duleep Singh. Sadly, the Ethiopian queen died even before boarding the ship, leaving Alemayehu to land alone in an alien country surrounded by English speaking strangers. Interestingly, Duleep Singh’s third son Frederick was born the same year that sad little Alemayehu arrived in England: 1868. After Eton and Cambridge, this part-Ethiopian Indian prince became an officer in the British army and served in World War I. Britain will exploit this dichotomy if a demand is made for Duleep Singh’s remains.
May 27, 2023 12:11 UTC
In an exclusive report by Daily Trust, it has been confirmed that the Boeing 737-800 series aircraft used by the Federal Government for the unveiling of Nigeria Air actually belongs to Ethiopian Airlines. It is noteworthy that Ethiopian Airlines holds a 49% stake in the Nigeria Air project, making it a majority shareholder. This ownership structure has sparked a lawsuit filed by domestic airlines under the Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON), including Azman Air, Air Peace, Max Air, Topbrass Aviation, and United Nigeria Airlines. These airlines raised concerns that the partnership with Ethiopian Airlines would jeopardize their market position and potentially force them out of business. As Nigeria eagerly awaits the launch of Nigeria Air, questions and concerns surrounding the partnership with Ethiopian Airlines and the regulatory processes involved continue to linger.
May 27, 2023 09:57 UTC
Checks by Daily Trust showed that the aircraft is owned by Ethiopian Airlines. ET-APL is written on the wing of planes operated by Ethiopian Airlines. Ethiopian Airlines is a majority shareholder in Nigeria Air project. Domestic airlines, namely Azman Air, Air Peace, Max Air, Topbrass Aviation and United Nigeria Airlines, member airlines of the Airline Operators of Nigeria, argued that the partnership would put them out of business by opening their market to Ethiopian airlines. Save the cry now, and expect to see more Ethiopian Airlines aircraft branded in our national carrier’s colors.
May 27, 2023 09:48 UTC
AdvertisementSpecial Assistant on Digital Communications, to President Bashir Ahmad has explained the relationship between Nigeria and Ethiopia as regards Nigeria Air. Ahmad noted that Ethiopian Airlines is one of the major shareholders of Nigeria Air. AdvertisementHe added that Nigerians should expect to see more Ethiopian Airlines aircraft in Nigeria Air. Since the news of Nigeria Air aircraft arriving the country, there were growing concerns with some saying that the aircraft was leased from Ethiopian airlines and repainted to Nigeria colours. Save the cry now, and expect to see more Ethiopian Airlines aircraft branded in our national carrier’s colors.
May 27, 2023 09:39 UTC
Prince Joel, an ancestor of the Ethiopian prince who was buried in the UK, says the palace's refusal to return his remains is hurtful and makes it sound like they 'can't be bothered'Prince Joel attends the 2022 AfriCon Festival Africa Day Celebration on May 25, 2022, in Los Angeles, California. Robin L Marshall/Getty ImagesBuckingham Palace has refused to release the remains of an Ethiopian prince buried in the UK. Ethiopia's Prince Joel said the palace's decision is hurtful and offensive to Ethiopians. Ethiopia's Prince Joel has released a statement questioning Buckingham Palace's refusal to release the remains of his ancestor who was buried in the UK. As The Guardian reported in 2018, the late Queen Elizabeth II refused the Ethiopian president's request to return Alemayehu's remains back in 2006.
May 27, 2023 09:12 UTC
Princess Diana's former butler Paul Burrell has weighed-in on Princess Kate overshadowing King Charles at the Chelsea Flower Show this week. Speaking to GB News, Mr Butler said the King- who infamoulsy battled with his late wife Princess Diana for press attention- has an "element of jealousy" about Kate's popularity. King Charles has an “element of jealousy” over Princess Kate’s popularity, claims Princess Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell. "I think there is an element of jealousy in the King," Mr Burrell told GB News host Dan Wootton. "Kate has never put a foot wrong," Mr Burrell told GB News host Dan Wootton.
May 27, 2023 03:51 UTC
The Ethiopian Community, in tandem with the Ethiopian Embassy in Uganda on Thursday took part in a grand march at Kololo Independence Grounds to commemorate Africa Day 2023. Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) now known as African Union (AU) on May 25, 1963. As part of the celebrations, the Ethiopian Embassy, collaborating with the Ethiopian Diaspora Community and Kampala Field Office of Ethiopian Airlines, held a colourful booth at Kololo, where they displayed Ethiopian cultural clothing and promotion of Ethiopia's tourism attractions and destinations. In addition, hundreds of members of the Ethiopian diaspora community proudly displayed Ethiopia's culture and traditions by exhibiting a coffee ceremony and traditional food. Furthermore, the unique Amharic Alphabet was promoted entertainingly by having visitors practice writing their names in the script (ፊደል U-ፐ).
May 27, 2023 02:22 UTC