The Boeing 737 Max fleet has been grounded since 13 March 2019, after two crashes of this passenger plane killed a total of 346 people earlier that year and in 2018. The New York Times has cited two unnamed sources as saying that federal prosecutors are investigating whether Boeing deliberately misled the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) when the US aerospace company was seeking approval for its 737 MAX jetliner. This came after Boeing began recommending additional simulator training for 737 MAX pilots and a month after former CEO Dennis Muilenburg resigned from his post over his handling of the 737 MAX crisis. 737 MAX Fleet Grounded Since March 2019All 737 MAX planes have been grounded since 13 March 2019, amid the fallout of two 737 MAX crashes which together claimed the lives of 346 people. On 29 October 2018, a Lion Air-operated 737 Max 8 crashed into the Java Sea just minutes after taking off from the Indonesian capital of Jakarta.
February 22, 2020 05:48 UTC
"I wanted to showcase the different soul foods from around the world,” said Brinson. “When we look at soul food as a whole, a lot of times, we only focus on the South. Every country has its own version of soul food. So I felt like this was a great month to highlight the Caribbean, Africa, and some of my favorite dishes that I had growing up."
February 22, 2020 05:26 UTC
In September 2019, Ethiopian Political Parties Council called for a deferred election. Election Board is yet to respond to it. borkenaFebruary 21, 2020Ethiopian Political Parties Council draws membership from 100, if not more, national and regional parties in the country. They also pointed out that the National Election Board of Ethiopia does not have adequate preparation to conduct the election. Ethiopia’s Election Board did not remark on the statement from the council.
February 22, 2020 04:52 UTC
Photo credit : Faba Broadcasting CorporationborkenaFebruary 21, 2020Ethiopian Athlete, Ababel Yeshaneh, breaks half marathon world record in the women’s category in Dubai. According to a report by Runners World, Ababel Yeshaneh is collecting over $100,000 in prizes. “I didn’t imagine this result… I am a world record holder!” she told World Athletics as reported by Runners World. Ethiopia’s Ababel Yeshaneh smashes the half marathon world record* to win the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon clocking 1:04:31.💥@Brigidkosgei_ was second in 1:04:49, also inside the previous world record. In the men’s category, Ethiopian Athlete Mule Wasihun finished third in 59 minutes and 47 seconds.
February 22, 2020 01:30 UTC
Metehara Sugar Factory. Photo credit : Ethiopian ReporterborkenaFebruary 21, 2020Ethiopia’s Ministry of Finance disclosed on Friday that it is working on the transfer of six sugar factories to the private sector. Haji Ibsa, public relations head in the ministry, said that the plan is to finalize the sale by the end of next month, according to Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC). The government itself does not seem to know which sugar factories are going to be sold. Because international bidders invited for the auction will get to choose which factory they want to buy.
February 22, 2020 01:07 UTC
Mambilla plant would increase capacity by 3,050 megawattsAt least 40% of Nigerians have no access to regular powerNigeria will build the second-largest hydroelectric plant in Africa after the government settled a legal dispute that was delaying the project, Power Minister Sale Mamman said. Only 60% of residents of Africa’s most populous country have access to electricity and even those who do are plagued by regular outages. President Muhammadu Buhari has made tackling the energy deficit a priority, pledging to rehabilitate dilapidated power infrastructure and build new ones, including the Mambilla facility in the eastern Taraba state. The only bigger hydro power facility in Africa is Ethiopia’s 6,000-megawatt Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which was started in 2011 and is now more than five years behind schedule. The legal wrangle caused the Export-Import Bank of China to pause its interest in financing the Mambilla plant, it said.
February 21, 2020 19:30 UTC
Ethiopia joins New York ConventionPublished by: Andrew Mizner at 21/02/2020Awards from international arbitration will be enforceable in Ethiopia, another step in the country’... Awards from international arbitration will be enforceable in Ethiopia, another step in the country’s economic reform and making it more appealing to international investors. Ethiopia will recognise and enforce international arbitral awards after it became the 162nd country to ratify the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards, popularly known as the New York Convention. Parties to the convention, which originated in 1958, commit to supporting the enforcement of awards resulting from arbitrations in other member countries. “The adoption of the New York Convention should help to improve the perception of Ethiopia as a place to do business and should accelerate investment in its infrastructure and industry.
February 21, 2020 18:22 UTC
Judge Amy Berman Jackson repeatedly, Neil, admonished Roger Stone for lying in the courtroom. And then, as you just saw from President Trump out in Vegas, he will make his determination -- back to you. And I think that he's -- I think he's uncoachable. This president, President Trump, is not simply talking about going after every single vote in America. Yes, President Trump is scheduled to take stage here the Broadmoor World Arena in about an hour.
February 21, 2020 18:22 UTC
borkenaFebruary 21, 2020Burayu town police commander, commissioner Solomon Tadesse (pictured above), is reportedly shot dead in Burayu town, which a little of 20 kilometers from the capital Addis Ababa. BBC Amharic service cited Oromia regional State communication office head, Getachew Balcha, to report that three other men who were with Commander Solomon were also shot. Police did not establish the identity of suspects, and no arrest is made so far, Getachew Balcha told BBC Amharic service. He is cited as saying that the attack happened as Commander Solomon Tadesse was having lunch near Burayu Town. It is unclear if the condition of those who are in Korean Hospital in the capital Addis Ababa is life-threatening or otherwise.
February 21, 2020 18:11 UTC
Go to Go to https://www.eturbonews.com/subscribeThe number of Ethiopian Mobile App users has reached one million. With a robust and integrated digital strategy, Ethiopian has set an innovative approach to simplicity and seamless end-to-end customer experience with its user-friendly mobile App. The multi-award winning global airline launched into a digitization journey with localized service, languages and payment options. Being a pioneering airline in Africa with the inclusion of Alipay and WeChat payment options, the App also features 38 payment options which cater to global customers. Ethiopian Mobile App enables global passengers book, pay, check-in, boar
February 21, 2020 15:00 UTC
Eleven people returned last year and a further 4,000 are expected to follow this year, out of a total of around 28,500 Ethiopian refugees in Kenya. Ann Encontre, UNHCR's Representative in Ethiopia welcomes the returnees at the airport in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia. © UNHCR/Helle DegnAbdirashid Mohumed, 24, smiles as he arrives in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia. © UNHCR/Helle DegnSome of the newly arrived returnees assemble at a registration desk in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, to have their details taken. Additional reporting by Samuel Otieno in Kakuma, Kenya, Helle Degn and Kisut Gebre Egziabher in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
February 21, 2020 15:00 UTC
It will help address the hazards caused by the heaps of waste as well as provide another sustainable means of generating electricity. The energy plant located on the rubbish dump which is said to be the size of 36 football pitches was expected to have started operation in January 2019. Ethiopia builds energy plant that converts trash into electricity. The plant is expected to incinerate 1,400 tons of waste every day; about 80% of the city’s waste generation. In 2016, the Lagos state government announced that it was planning to convert waste from abattoirs into electricity.
February 21, 2020 10:18 UTC
Pro-Prime Minister Abiy Rally Disrupted by Opponents in Awaday TownBy Staff ReporterFebruary 21, 2020 (Ezega.com) -- Undisclosed numbers of people were injured amid clashes between supporters of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and opposition forces in Awaday town in west Harargae of Oromia region in eastern Ethiopia. Eyewitnesses told Ezega.com that the clashes began when members of anti-government forces disrupted the Pro-Prime Minister rally which was arranged by the town administration. According to the eyewitnesses, members of the town’s administration were mobilizing the residents door to door to participate in the Pro-Prime Minister rally. OLF Political Mobilization Head Gedda Gadissa said the OLF members were arrested in Jeldu, Dano, Duki, Adama and Ejere towns due to their political outlook. It is not clear if the chain of pro-Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed rallies were held up based on the will of the demonstrators or orchestrated by the government.
February 21, 2020 09:22 UTC
RAS AL KHAIMAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ababel Yeshaneh set a world record in the women's half marathon on Friday in the latest breakthrough by athletes wearing high-tech Nike shoes. The Ethiopian runner won the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon in 1 hour, 4 minutes, 31 seconds, knocking 20 seconds off the previous record set by Joyciline Jepkosgei in Valencia in 2017. Brigid Kosgei, the marathon world record holder, also broke Jepkosgei's time while finishing second behind Yeshaneh. Since 2018, the men's and women's records in both the marathon and half marathon have all been broken by athletes in Nike shoes. The shoes have prompted concerns that athletes sponsored by other companies have no chance of competing in key races, such as the upcoming Olympics.
February 21, 2020 09:00 UTC
JERUSALEM, Israel – Ethiopian Jews have been called one of Israel's lost tribes. Now two generations later more than 90,000 Ethiopian Jews make up a sizable minority in Israeli society. But these Ethiopian Jews also face major challenges integrating into Israeli society. We're here to just push and push and push to get people into higher education and this way [they] have a big impact on their own community." In Israel, education opens doors.
February 21, 2020 08:37 UTC