Ethiopian Airlines revealed plans to launch flights between Addis Ababa and Freetown with a stop in Ouagadougou. For example, these services will begin on May 31, 2024 on a thrice-weekly basis. Let’s take an overall summary into these new flights and what it means for the area. This is as Ethiopian continues to grow around the continent of Africa. Click the photo to join our WhatsApp channel so then you can stay up to date with everything going on in the aviation industry!
February 26, 2024 20:56 UTC
The briefing documents how ENDF soldiers extrajudicially executed six civilians in Abune Hara and Lideta neighbourhoods of Kebele 14 area on 8 August 2023. Extrajudicial executions are also violations of the right to life protected under international human rights law. THE AUGUST EXTRAJUDICAL EXECUTIONS IN ABUNE HARA AND LIDETAAccording to eyewitnesses and family members, the victims were killed from bullet wounds shot at close range. Amnesty International has verified the extrajudicial execution of six people, by ENDF soldiers on 10 and 11 October. He said the ENDF soldiers started to cane the men before one of the soldiers said, “Don’t leave anyone; shoot all of them”.
February 26, 2024 18:56 UTC
The Women Exporters in the Digital Economy (WEIDE) Fund will help women-led businesses and women entrepreneurs in developing economies and least-developed countries adopt digital technologies and expand the online presence of their enterprises. WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said: “Digital trade, and more specifically digitally delivered services trade, is the fastest growing segment of international trade – growing at 8% on average since 2005. This new Fund is a significant step, enabling brilliant women entrepreneurs to find the capital they need to turn ideas into successful and growing companies. Participants discussed concrete solutions to the challenges facing women entrepreneurs and explored opportunities for women to access new markets in an increasingly green and digital global trading system. This brings the number of ITC SheTrades Hubs worldwide to 17, including two regional Hubs.
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February 26, 2024 18:15 UTC
Ethiopian authorities have detained a visiting French journalist for being part of a “conspiracy to create chaos” in the east African country. Galindo was in Ethiopia to report on the annual summit of the African Union and other news, according to AI. However, his government cracked down on dissent during the 2020-2022 war in the northern Tigray region and expelled foreign journalists or denied them visas. Several foreign journalists were expelled during the Tigray war, but the country rarely detains foreign journalists for extended periods. Ethiopia is now grappling with rebellions in Oromia and Amhara, its two biggest regions, where government forces have been accused of abuses.
February 26, 2024 14:35 UTC
ADDIS ABABA: A French journalist has been arrested and detained in Ethiopia since February 22 on suspicion of conspiring “to create chaos” in the country, his employer announced on Monday. The 36-year-old journalist, who heads the publication’s East Africa section, lived in Ethiopia between 2013 and 2017 and was “known to the Ethiopia Media Authority,” which oversees media accreditations in the country. Ethiopia has expelled several foreign journalists since the end of 2020. Prior to Galindo’s detention, Ethiopian authorities had not arrested a foreign journalist in more than three years. In July 2020, a Kenyan journalist was detained for more than a month in Addis Ababa, despite an Ethiopian court ordering his release on bail.
February 26, 2024 13:04 UTC
0 shares ShareTweetPinAn Ethiopian delegation is currently participating in the 13th WTO Ministerial Conference in Abu Dhabi, UAE from February 26th to 29th. The delegation includes Trade and Regional Integration Minister and Chief Negotiator for Ethiopia’s accession to WTO, Chala Gebremeskel, Foreign Affairs State Minister, Ambassador Mesganu Arga, and Finance State Minister, Eyob Tekalign (PhD). The conference started with an opening session, followed by a ceremony to mark the accessions of Comoros and Timor-Leste, as well as a ceremony for acceptance of the Fisheries Subsidies Agreement. Two “ministerial conversations” will be held on “Trade and Sustainable Development, including Trade and Industrial Policy and Policy Space for Industrial Development” and on “Trade and Inclusion”. Gebremeskel stated on Sunday that Ethiopia is aggressively working towards finalizing its accession to the WTO.
February 26, 2024 12:56 UTC
In its most recent statement, Amnesty International has accused the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) of unlawfully killing civilians in Bahir Dar City, the capital of the Amhara region (Photo: Bahir Dar City Culture & Tourism Bureau/Facebook). Amnesty International said it has verified the “extrajudicial execution of six people by ENDF soldiers” on 10 and 11 October, 2023. Three different people interviewed by Amnesty International said that ENDF soldiers killed Tadesse’s three sons and one person who rented a room inside his compound. Chagutah added that the alleged executions may amount to war crimes under international law and represent violations of the right to life under human rights law. Amnesty International states that the impact of the conflict in Amhara has been obscured by an internet shutdown, communications blackouts, and emergency rule limiting media and speech.
February 26, 2024 12:27 UTC
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February 26, 2024 12:13 UTC
By Scott HamiltonCommentaryFeb. 26, 2024, © Leeham News: There’s no getting around the culpability of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Boeing, and Spirit AeroSystems in the current 737 MAX mess. Nor was there any doubt about the culpability of the FAA and Boeing in the first MAX crisis in 2018-2019. Because Congress for decades failed to appropriate the bucks needed for the FAA to do its job without overreliance on Boeing or Spirit. By contrast, the FAA moved with lightning speed in 2013 to ground the Boeing 787. Since the MAX crisis, certification of the 777X will be at least six years later than planned and a big write-off has been taken.
February 26, 2024 12:09 UTC
A French journalist has been arrested and detained in Ethiopia since February 22 on suspicion of conspiring “to create chaos” in the country, his employer announced on Monday. Antoine Galindo travelled to Ethiopia to cover the African Union summit earlier this month for the specialist publication Africa Intelligence. The 36-year-old journalist, who heads the publication’s East Africa section, lived in Ethiopia between 2013 and 2017 and was “known to the Ethiopia Media Authority”, which oversees media accreditations in the country. Ethiopia has expelled several foreign journalists since the end of 2020. Before Galindo’s detention, Ethiopian authorities had not arrested a foreign journalist in more than three years.
February 26, 2024 12:05 UTC
Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has issued a stern warning, claiming that Somalia will “defend itself” if Ethiopia continues with plans to create a naval base in Somaliland. The controversy arises from Ethiopia’s recent memorandum of understanding, signed on January 1st, to lease a 20-kilometer coastline region in Somaliland. Despite Somalia’s claim to control the territory, Ethiopia intends to establish a naval presence in Somaliland, which has operated autonomously since 1991. The history of violence between Somalia and Ethiopia, especially territorial conflicts in the late twentieth century, overshadows the current scenario. Access to the Gulf of Aden via Somaliland would provide Ethiopia with an important naval base, especially after losing its Red Sea coastline following Eritrea’s secession in 1993.
February 26, 2024 12:01 UTC
An Ethiopian shield, looted at the battle of Maqdala in 1868, is due to be auctioned on Thursday in Newcastle upon Tyne. The shield is included by Anderson & Garland in their eclectic sale billed as “The Collectors' Auction”. The central boss has been inscribed "Magdala 13th April 1868”, the date of battle (now known as Maqdala) at which British forces defeated the Ethiopian emperor Tewodros II. On 23 February the director general of the Ethiopian Heritage Authority, Abebaw Ayalew, wrote to Anderson & Garland, saying that the shield had been “wrongfully acquired in a context of a punitive expedition to Ethiopia”. He points out that in 2021 a Busby auction in Bridport of looted horn cups seized at Maqdala was cancelled after the Ethiopian authorities intervened.
February 26, 2024 11:53 UTC
A French journalist has been detained in Ethiopia while visiting the country for a recent African Union summitA French journalist has been detained in Ethiopia, his publisher saysNAIROBI, Kenya -- A French journalist has been detained in Ethiopia while visiting the country for a recent African Union summit, his employer said Monday. Antoine Galindo, a Paris-based correspondent for the Africa Intelligence website, was detained in the capital Addis Ababa last Thursday by plainclothes security officers, the news outlet’s publisher, Indigo Publications, said in a statement. Galindo had arrived in Ethiopia earlier this month to report on an annual African Union summit and had a visa authorising him to work as a journalist, the statement said. He has been accused of “conspiracy to create chaos in Ethiopia," the publisher said and called on the authorities to release him. Ethiopia is the second-biggest jailer of journalists in sub-Saharan Africa, CPJ said, and joined calls for Galindo’s immediate release.
February 26, 2024 11:35 UTC