Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia announced the successful completion of the fourth and final filling of the Grand Renaissance Dam on the Nile, on Sunday. The dam has been the source of regional tensions with downstream Egypt and Sudan. In his statement, Abiy Ahmed acknowledged the numerous challenges faced during the dam's construction, including internal difficulties and external pressures. The massive $4.2-billion dam, considered crucial by Addis Ababa, has been a focal point of regional disputes since Ethiopia initiated its construction in 2011. Egypt has been concerned that the dam could reduce its share of Nile water.
September 10, 2023 13:23 UTC
Ethiopia views the $4-billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam as crucial to powering its economic development, but Egypt and Sudan consider the project a serious threat to their vital water supplies. Ethiopia said on Sunday it had completed the fourth and final phase of filling a reservoir for its planned massive hydroelectric power plant on the Blue Nile, a project that Egypt and Sudan have long opposed. Construction of the $4-billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) began in 2011 and Ethiopia sees the project as crucial to powering its economic development. "Congratulations to all on the fourth filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. RELATED Egypt seeks Arab League's support on Ethiopian GERD dispute MENAWith a projected capacity of more than 6,000 megawatts, Ethiopia sees GERD as the centrepiece of its bid to become Africa's biggest power exporter.
September 10, 2023 13:09 UTC
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced Sunday that Ethiopia has completed the filling of its Grand Renaissance Dam on the Nile, a source of regional tensions with downstream Egypt and Sudan. "It is with great pleasure that I announce the successful completion of the fourth and final filling of the Renaissance Dam," Abiy said in a message on X, formerly Twitter, which comes as negotiation between the three countries resumed August 27. "There was a lot of challenge, we were many times dragged to go backwards. "I believe that we will finish what we have planned next," he said. Considered vital by Addis Ababa, the massive $4.2-billion dam has been at the center of a regional dispute ever since Ethiopia broke ground on the project in 2011, with Egypt fearing it will slash its share of Nile water.
September 10, 2023 11:03 UTC
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September 10, 2023 10:24 UTC
Islamabad : The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) and Islamic Republic of Pakistan have reiterated the resolve to strengthen already flourishing bilateral ties by enhancing bilateral, regional and multilateral cooperation in diverse areas including business, trade and investment, says a press release. The resolve was expressed during a meeting between Jemal Beker Abdula, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ethiopia to Pakistan and Foreign Minister of Pakistan Jalil Abbas Jilani at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. On the occasion, Jemal Beker Abdula said increasing the bilateral cooperation with Pakistan in areas of international peace and security, economy, climate change and anti-terrorism efforts was the foremost priority of the FDRE Government. Pakistan attached great importance to “Look Africa Initiative”, he said while acknowledging the role Ethiopia could play in increasing footprint of his country in entire African continent. The Minister said start of the Ethiopian Airlines in Pakistan would be instrumental in enhancing people-to-people and business-to-business contacts not only between the two countries but also between Pakistan and Africa.
September 10, 2023 00:58 UTC
ADDIS ABABA – The African Union (AU) has formally joined the G20 as a new member at the annual leaders summit in New Delhi. “With everyone’s approval, I request the AU head to take his seat as a permanent G20 member,” Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in an opening address to the summit. Azali Assoumani, the current Chairperson of the AU and President of Comoros, then took a seat alongside world leaders. The AU, a continental body of 55 member states, now has the same status as the European Union – the only regional bloc with full membership. AU Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has welcomed the bloc’s entry into the G20 as a full member.
September 09, 2023 14:11 UTC
Here are the cafes in the cultural centres that are a must-visit for an authentic dining experience. Café at The Korean Cultural CentreThe Korean Cultural Centre will offer you a piece of Korea at the heart of Delhi. A revamped café sthat serves Korean food at an affprdable price in a serene aesthetic setting. Italian Cultural Centre caféThe Italian Cultural Centre Cafe is a fantastic location that will delight all of your senses with its lovely outside patio facing the kitchen! This members-only centre serves Italian food at its best, pastas, and thin-crust pizzas are a must-try!
September 09, 2023 13:57 UTC
Ethiopia has kicked off a revision of its three-decades-old National Population Policy (NPP) in an effort to better align economic planning with rapid population growth. Ethiopian experts say the delayed census and outdated population policy have created challenges for policy planning and development efforts. Experts say population issues are sometimes politicized in Ethiopia over regional budget allocations, contributing to delays in policy revisions and data collection. Ethiopia’s Constitution mandates a population census every 10 years. “We have repeatedly urged the government to prioritize both population policy and census-taking.
September 09, 2023 13:56 UTC
(Reuters) - Russian-installed Donetsk Mayor Alexei Kulemzin said on Saturday a civilian was killed and one person wounded in an Ukrainian shelling of the city of Donetsk. Kulemzin said in his Telegram channel a number of buildings were damaged in several city districts. Donetsk is one of four regions of Ukraine that Russia partly occupies and claimed as its own last year in a move condemned as illegal by most countries at the United Nations General Assembly. Russia has expressed outrage in the past when Ukrainian attacks have killed civilians in Donetsk and elsewhere. Its own attacks, however, have killed thousands of Ukrainian civilians.
September 09, 2023 13:55 UTC
September 09, (THEWILL) – The Egyptian national team earned a 1-0 victory against Ethiopia on Friday, in a decisive Africa Cup of Nations qualification match. Playing at the 30 June Stadium, the Pharaohs controlled the tempo throughout and secured the vital win to top their qualification group. Shemelis Bekele and Abel Yalew both tested the Egyptian keeper, who preserved his clean sheet. The win saw Egypt wrap up an impressive qualifying campaign with 15 points from 6 matches. With qualification secured, Egypt can now look ahead to the AFCON tournament as they seek to add to their record seven titles.
September 09, 2023 13:21 UTC
By MBAFAN ADE, Abuja –Ethiopian Airlines Group, the fastest-growing global airline brand and the continent’s largest airline, is pleased to announce that it will start thrice weekly passenger services to Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR), as of November 15, 2023. Bangui is not only the capital, but it’s also the largest city of the Central African Republic (CAR), and it serves as an important part of the country. Regarding the commencement of the flight Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Mesfin Tasew, said:“We are excited to add Central African Republic to our vast African and global network. Now it is not only Addis Ababa that we link Bangui with, but we have connected the Central African Republic (CAR) to our more than 130 international destinations across five continents. As a true pan Africa carrier, Ethiopian will continue to expand its flights in Africa.”Ethiopian Airlines, as can be recalled, has been familiar with the Central African Republic market as it served the route between 2010 and 2015.
September 09, 2023 12:49 UTC
Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services, Africa’s largest cargo network operator has relocated its operations from Mexico City Airport (MEX) to the state-of-the-art Felipe Ángeles International Airport (NLU) effective from September 2, 2023. This strategic move signifies a monumental shift in the airline’s commitment to delivering excellence in cargo services. Enhanced CapacityEthiopian Airlines, a pioneer in establishing crucial trade routes that connect Mexico to the rest of the world, will continue its twice-weekly service to Felipe Ángeles International Airport. Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services, a strategic business unit within the Ethiopian Airlines Group, extends its reach to over 130 international destinations worldwide. About EthiopianEthiopian Airlines Group (Ethiopian) is the fastest-growing airlines brand globally and the continent’s largest airline brand.
September 09, 2023 11:59 UTC
FM, Ethiopian envoy discuss bilateral tiesPakistan Pakistan FM, Ethiopian envoy discuss bilateral tiesWide range of bilateral and regional topics came under discussion during the meeting. 09 September,2023 12:42 pmISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - Ambassador of Ethiopia to Pakistan Jemal Bekerl called on caretaker Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani at Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday. Wide range of bilateral and regional topics came under discussion during the meeting. Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani and Ethiopian envoy agreed to enhance bilateral and multilateral cooperation especially in fields of trade, investment and cultural exchanges, the Foreign Office Spokesperson posted on social handle X.
September 09, 2023 11:50 UTC
NAIROBI, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Ethiopian soldiers killed about two dozen civilians earlier this week in the Amhara region during house-to-house searches after being attacked by militiamen who have been battling federal forces for more than a month, six local residents said. The Majete residents said in telephone interviews that fighters from the Fano militia attacked an ENDF position in town early on Sunday and that fighting between the two sides lasted for a few hours. Enat, an opposition party in Ethiopia, said in a statement on Tuesday that soldiers had "mercilessly" killed 29 civilians in house-to-house searches in Majete on Sunday. BLOOD ALL OVERAnother resident said soldiers killed his brother, who was 29 or 30 years old, at the gate to his family house. According to two of the residents, soldiers summoned Majete residents the next day to attend a meeting with a senior officer.
September 09, 2023 11:37 UTC
New Director vows to clear 300,000+ passport application backlog within a yearThe Ethiopian Immigration Service (EIS) has placed the country’s largest passport order in years – a whopping 1.5 million new documents from manufacturers in Paris. Newly-appointed director general Selamawit Dawit, who replaced scandal-plagued former officials just one month ago, vows to clear the whole backlog within the next fiscal year. Selamawit said the agency has prioritized resolving problems, starting with issuing passports to Ethiopians abroad. “The government has now provided adequate forex allocation,” Selamawit stated, declining to disclose procurement costs for the 1.5 million documents. But we are determined to resolve all issues and ensure every citizen can access passports as their right.”
September 09, 2023 09:04 UTC