borkenaAugust 18,2018Prime minister Abiy Ahmed attended what Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation says is the 12th graduation of high ranking military officers. A total of 130 high ranking military officers have graduated from a two years and a year long programs. Ten of the graduates are from neighboring countries (Brundi,Sudan,Puntland and Somaliland)The prime minister, and his chief of staff of the defense force, told graduates that government is working on military reform to build a “professional army.”Video credit : EBCJoin the conversation. Like borkena on Facebook and get Ethiopian News updates regularly. As well, you may get Ethiopia News by following us on twitter @zborkena
August 18, 2018 12:22 UTC
The Immigration Department in Kilimanjaro Region in collaboration with the Police Force on Friday, August 17, arrested 25 illegal migrants from Ethiopia. The head of Immigration Department in Kilimanjaro Region Albert Rwelamila said the suspects were arrested at Chekereni, Mwanga District, in the region. Mr Rwelamila said on Thursday, August 16, they were tipped off on the presence of a group of people suspected to be illegal migrants at Himo in Moshi District, which prompted them to make a follow-up. “With the support of the Police Force, the group was arrested on Friday at Chekereni area,” he said. According to him they are yet to interrogate the detainees because of a communication breakdown as they can neither speak Kiswahili or English.
August 18, 2018 12:22 UTC
(Xinhua/Michael Tewelde)ADDIS ABABA, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- East Africa's two long-time rivals, Ethiopia and Eritrea, are mulling steps to strengthen cultural and people-to-people links between the two countries. Ethiopian Minister of Culture and Tourism Fozia Amin said during the symposium that cultural events are vital to advance the people-to-people ties between the two friendly nations. The move to deepen ties between the two countries through people-to-people relations followed recent momentous culmination of the end of the state of war between the two neighbors. After 20 years of hostility, Ethiopia and Eritrea resumed diplomatic relations last month. The two countries' flag carriers - Ethiopian Airlines and Eritrean Airlines - have also started flights to Asmara and Addis Ababa respectively.
August 18, 2018 10:52 UTC
However, many analysts recommend that the country should reorient its foreign policy via a vis the recent development. “The current foreign policy must be revamped. If anything, we can only have a crisis foreign policy. The main issue driving today’s Ethiopian foreign policy is regime survival,” the geopolitical analyst stated. That is what our Foreign Policy suggests too.”Who is going to get what?
August 18, 2018 08:37 UTC
Ethiopian economy needs strong public private partnership and the current reform should shape the private sector to make it engine of the nation's economy which needs revolutionary change, economic experts said. They stated that the current reform needs structural changes, clearly defined private and public sector roles and strong public private partnership. National Plan Commission Commissioner Eyob Tekalign said that the contribution of private sector for the national economy is not clearly figured out yet. All experts said that government should play supervisory role and stick only on facilitating suitable environment for the private sector than controlling the economy. Eyob added that currently the economy needs serious solution and revolutionary reform and government is taking meaningful measures to transform the economy.
August 18, 2018 07:18 UTC
South Sudanese president Salva Kiir is expected to meet his Eritrean counterpart Isaias Afwerki in Asmara on Saturday, some Eritrean journalists have reported. Ethiopian Prime Minister arrived in Asmara on a two-day official visit in July during which period Ethiopia and Eritrea made peace after two decades of hostilities. Next to visit Asmara was Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo who undertook an official three-day visit late July. In both instances, Eritrea restored all friendly and neighborly ties with the countries of the visiting leaders. Eritrea’s other diplomatic disagreement is with neighbouring Djibouti who accuse Asmara of occupying their sovereign territory and holding their nationals as prisonsers of war.
August 18, 2018 03:56 UTC
This is the fourth part of The Thin Red Line, an African Arguments series focusing on dynamics around the Red Sea. The return of the Red Sea’s geopolitical importanceRelations between the Horn of Africa and Arab nations east of the Red Sea date back over millennia. With revenue from oil declining, Gulf nations decided to retreat, rendering the strategic waters of the Red Sea insignificant and inconsequential. One of the motivations for the Arab Axis’ aggressive strategy is commercial, but the primary goal is political. Ethiopia has also positioned itself well to benefit from the complex scramble for Red Sea ports.
August 13, 2018 11:26 UTC
Asia Pacific region holds the largest market share and growth in the Black Cumin Seed Oil MarketHYDERABAD, TELANGANA, INDIA, August 13, 2018 / EINPresswire.com / -- According to the new market research report by IndustryARC titled “ Black Cumin Seed Oil Market : By Oil Type (Virgin Oil, Refined Oil, Organic); By Application (COSMETIC, MEDICINAL, OTHERS); By Geography- Forecast (2018-2023)” the market will be driven by the manifold benefits that attract the attention of the consumers worldwide.APAC Holds the Largest Market Share in the Black Cumin Seed Oil MarketAsia Pacific region holds the largest market share and growth in the Black Cumin Seed Oil Market and this has been attributed to the growing economies of the nations, like India and China. The Avril Group acquired the Kefroot Group in 2015.The Black Cumin Seed Oil Market Report is Segmented as Indicated Below:1. Black Cumin Seed Oil market- By Oil Typea. Black Cumin Seed Oil market- By Applicationa. Black Cumin Seed Oil Market By Geography (Covers 12 + Countries)F. Black Cumin Seed Oil Market By EntropyCompanies Cited/Referenced/Interviewed:Henry Lamotte OILS GmbHFLAVEX Naturextrakte GmbHKerfoot GroupEarthoil PlantationsLife ExtensionNuverusOmega PharmaBioPraepCompany 9Company 10+Related Reports:A.
August 13, 2018 10:18 UTC
Long distance athletes from Kenya and Ethiopia have indicated interest to participate in the first-ever Enugu City Half-Marathon tagged “Coal City International Marathon’’ as the Enugu State Government schedules event for Nov. 24. Coal City International Marathon will be the first international half-marathon to be held in the entire South-East Zone of the country. “For each of the categories, the winner gets 3,500 dollars, first runner-up 3,000 dollars and second runner-up 2,500 dollars respectively. “The Coal City Marathon will surely put Enugu State on the world map of athletics in the area of excellence, development and talent discovery. “The marathon period will be used to showcase the great culture and tourism prospects of Enugu State to the world,’’ he said.
August 13, 2018 09:55 UTC
Ethiopian Airlines saw cargo volumes rapidly improve during the fiscal year 2017/18 in line with its fleet expansion. Cargo volumes increased by 18% year on year during the last fiscal year to 400,339 tons. The airline also opened a new state of the art cargo terminal in June last year. Looking ahead the airline is likely to see cargo volumes rise further after it signed up for two B777Fs in June 2017 and followed this up with two more of the aircraft in November. As it stands, Ethiopian Cargo is the largest network cargo operator in Africa with six B777F and two B757Fs.
August 13, 2018 07:18 UTC
borkenaEditorialAugust 12,2018The past four months were undoubtedly phenomenal in Ethiopia as Ethiopians have witnessed notable changes along the path of transforming the country to a democracy. Last week, a regional government in Eastern Ethiopia coordinated unprecedented attack based on ethnicity targeting non-Somali Ethiopians. They were killed by the mob allegedly for holding a grenade, according to social media sources, which the police proved to be false. And it is this lawlessness and anarchy that has become worrisome to Ethiopians. However, the level of anarchy and lawlessness in many parts of the country is making Ethiopians doubt if Abiy Ahmed’s government can bring stability and order to the country.
August 12, 2018 23:03 UTC
Completing its three day party meeting and deep evaluation session, ESPDP has chosen to replace Abdi Iley with Ahmed Shide, the state-linked Fana Broadcasting Corporate reported. Abdi Iley was a controversial figure who has faced multiple accusations of human rights abuses. The Somali region’s former finance and economic development head Ahmed Abdi Mohamed “Ilkacase” has replaced him as a president. Ahmed Shide was appointed as communication affairs minister on April 2018 by Abiy Ahmed. (Main Image: Ahmed Shide.)
August 12, 2018 18:48 UTC
Ahmed Shide, a young seemingly progressive man, is elected to lead Ethiopian Somali People’s Democratic Party. borkenaAugust 12,2018Ethiopian Somali People’s Democratic Party central committee elected a young and progressive leader to lead the party. Ahmed Shide is currently serving as Ethiopian Federal Government Communication Affairs Minister; he was picked by prime minister Abiy Ahmed for that portfolio. Prime minister Abiy Ahmed said yesterday the situation in the region is under control and that his government is working in consultation with the regional administration. Prime minister Abiy Ahmed started his domestic tour with the region following his election as prime minister in early April of this year.
August 12, 2018 17:15 UTC
REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File Photo ReutersBy Aaron MaashoADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - An Ethiopian rebel group declared a unilateral ceasefire on Sunday, the latest dissident movement to aim for an end to hostilities in the wake of reforms. The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) launched its bid for secession of the Somali Region, also known as Ogaden, in eastern Ethiopia in 1984. In 2007, Ethiopian forces waged a large-scale offensive against them after the group attacked a Chinese-run oil facility, killing 74 people. In a statement, the ONLF said it had "taken into account the positive steps taken by the Ethiopian government to lay the groundwork for talks and peaceful negotiations". The region the ONLF operates in contains four trillion cubic feet of gas and oil deposits, the government says.
August 12, 2018 13:07 UTC
As the response to Ethiopia Diaspora Trust Fund project turns promising, Prime minister Abiy Ahmed announced today the formation of an advisory council to oversee the project. borkenaAugust 9,2018The office of the prime minister of Ethiopia announced today the formation of Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund Advisory Council. HE Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed announces the formation of the Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund Advisory Council and its members. It was last month that prime minister that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced the formation of Diaspora Trust Fund to help fund development efforts in Ethiopia. And the prime minister attained a remarkable success in terms of changing that relation to a positive one.
August 09, 2018 14:03 UTC