Decoding Ethiopia’s selectionDespite BRICS’ decision to welcome six nations into its ranks, Ethiopia’s selection has left many pondering. The other contender for BRICS membership was Morocco, a nation that has strong ties with BRICS countries such as China and Russia. Additionally, he points out that the middle class in BRICS nations is experiencing notable growth, which presents new commercial prospects. In 2021, the BRICS countries were estimated to have a combined population of 3.24 billion people, which is over 40% of the world population. The NDB is a multilateral development bank that was established in 2015 by BRICS countries.
October 02, 2023 09:46 UTC
Catholic women are hoping for change in the Church as the Synod of Bishops prepares to open on October 4 at the Vatican. Historically dominated by men, the Catholic Church has faced growing demands by women who want to play a more active role in church governance. Now, 54 women will vote alongside the bishops during the 3-week long synod, a significant reform towards women's equality in the Church. There is hope amongst progressive Catholics that this synod, and a second session next year, could lead to real change. Becquart has become in many ways the face of the synod, travelling the globe to explain Francis' vision of a more inclusive church.
October 02, 2023 09:31 UTC
Wuju Opera, one of the most representative Chinese operas, is also a cultural golden card of Zhejiang. Besides, a unique Wuju Opera exhibition was set up in the venue, so guests had a closer understanding of the stories behind. The video showing the fruits of China-Africa cultural cooperation and exchanges played at the scene bears witness to the profound and long-lasting friendly ties between China and Africa. Furthermore, more cultural exchange activities organized by 2023 China-Africa Cultural Cooperation and Exchange Month will be staged in South Africa, Tanzania, Eritrea and other African countries. It is expected the wonderful culture, tourism and art will bring the people of China and Africa closer and more beautiful collaboration will be achieved in the future.
October 02, 2023 09:29 UTC
Bob Geldof sings at the Live Aid Concert in 1985 (PA)Bob Geldof has insisted that a new musical based on the story of Live Aid “is not a tribute thing”. Dunleary-born Geldof, 71, who was given an honorary knighthood in 1986, told BBC News: “This isn’t a tribute thing. The stage adaption, written by British author John O’Farrell, will premiere at The Old Vic theatre in London on January 26 until March 30 2024. It’s bad enough being Bob Geldof. The musical will be performed at London’s Old Vic Theatre from January 26 2024 to March 30 2024.
October 02, 2023 07:58 UTC
Pakistani actress Mahira Khan and Salim Karim tied the knot on Sunday, in an intimate clifftop ceremony in the resort town of Bhurban. The ceremony took place at the five-star Pearl-Continental Hotel Bhurban, which sits on top of a hill overlooking the Kashmir Valley. Beloved Pakistani actress Mahira Khan has officially tied the knot with businessman Salim Karim, sealing their long-term relationship with a beautiful wedding ceremony.#MahiraKhan #SalimKarimpic.twitter.com/98n0TX7No2 — Dr Arsalan khan (@Arsalan894) October 2, 2023The couple have been together for five years and got engaged in Turkey in 2019. Khan is known for her leading role in Pakistani telenovela Humsafar and for her Bollywood stint opposite Shah Rukh Khan in the 2017 movie Raees. Khan was last seen in The Legend of Maula Jatt, which released last year, and which has become the highest-grossing Pakistani film of all time.
October 02, 2023 07:54 UTC
The new agreement was signed by the Secretary General of ICAO, Juan Carlos Salazar, and the Director General of the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority (ECAA), Mr. Getachew Mengiste. Ethiopia has formalized a new implementation support agreement with ICAO that will provide support to the safe, secure, and sustainable development of the State’s aviation sector by heightening its application of ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs). Undertaken in coordination with the ICAO Eastern and Southern African Regional Office, the signing of the Management Services Agreement (MSA) paves the way for deepened cooperation between ICAO and Ethiopia on critical aviation projects. The agreement encompasses the provision of ICAO’s portfolio of implementation support products and services, including the sharing of expertise, project management, the delivery of training packages and support with procurement, in line with the implementation support services provided by the ICAO Capacity Development and Implementation Bureau.
October 02, 2023 06:16 UTC
The University of Stirling Men’s football team lost in a gut-wrenching fashion against Celtic B on a rainy afternoon at the Excelsior Stadium. As expected, Celtic had the majority of the ball but we still hurt them, we had chances. “For the defensive effort, the off-the-ball shape and stuff, we didn’t deserve to lose.”Gaffers views on yesterday's game. Thanks to @edwinscott_ pic.twitter.com/KXJM26ppoM — University of Stirling Football Club (@StirlingUniFC) October 1, 2023From the outset, Celtic B took a stranglehold of the game and started dominating possession. Celtic find late breakthroughFrom halftime, Celtic continued to push for an opener, and they looked certain to score in the 52nd minute.
October 02, 2023 06:00 UTC
The Ministry of Trade and Regional Integration (MoTRI) announced on the evening of Friday, September 29, 2023, that it has made the first retail price adjustment of the new Ethiopian year. The revised price of the different types of fuel/gas is as follows. Fuel Type Previous Price, per liter Revised Price, per liter Gasoline Birr 74.85 Birr 77.65 White diesel Birr 76.34 Birr 79.75 Kerosene Birr 76.34 Birr 76.75 Airplane fuel Birr 68.58 Birr 70.83 Light black diesel Birr 62.22 Birr 62.36 Heavy black diesel Birr 61.07 Birr 61.83Fuel price adjustments were made on August 29 this year. The Ministry cited the global surge in fuel prices as the main reason for the fuel price increment. The revision of retail selling prices for petroleum products is determined monthly based on the global oil market prices and occasionally remains unchanged.
October 02, 2023 05:56 UTC
In the first match, Adama Kenema and Commercial Bank of Ethiopia produced a very tight match. The 2023-24 season began on Sunday, with both matches at Adama Science and Technology University Stadium. Ethiopia Coffee got off to a winning start in the new BetKing Ethiopia Premier League season with a 1-0 win over Sidama Coffee, and in the other opening day fixture, Adama Kenema and Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) played to a goalless draw. The second match of the day was more eventful, with coach Nikola Kavazovic's Ethiopia Coffee outsmarting Sidama Coffee in a 1-0 victory. Sidama Coffee tried to get a goal but their weak combinations in the attacking third meant they struggled to create good goal-scoring opportunities.
October 01, 2023 19:34 UTC
Andrew MilliganIT was a tough learning day for Ireland’s four representatives competing at Sunday’s inaugural World Road Running Championships in Riga, Latvia. Catherine Amanang’ole (67:34), in third, made it a clean sweep of the individual medals for Kenya who also claimed team gold from Ethiopia and Britain. Two-time Olympian Kevin Seaward was a withdrawal from the men’s race leaving Hiko Tonosa Haso and Peter Lynch as the Irish standard-bearers. Newcastle followed up their win in the road relays seven days earlier by putting their four scorers in the top 11 to claim the championship team gold medals. It was double joy for Robyn McKee in the women’s race taking the individual title in 36:16 and leading her Annadale Striders squad to a comfortable team win.
October 01, 2023 13:45 UTC
Faith Kipyegon has been beaten for the first time this seasonThe Kenyan finished third in the women's road mile at the inaugural World Athletics Road Running Championships in Riga, won by Ethiopia's Diribe WeltejiThe Ethiopian smashed the world record previously held by USA'sNikki HiltzEthipia's Diribe Welteji produced a magnificent performance to beat Kenya's Faith Kipyegon in the women's road mile at the World Athletics Road Running Championships in Riga, Latvia. The Ethiopian clocked 4:20.98, shattering the world record held by USA's Nikki Hiltz. Hailu finished second in 4:23.06, while the double world champion in 2023 rounded up the podium in 4:24.13, per World Athletics. She clocked a world record 3:49.11, but that was just a taste of things to come. A week later, on June 9 in Paris, the 29-year-old shattered the 5000m world record, clocking 14:05.20, to beat world record holder Letesenbet Gidey.
October 01, 2023 13:20 UTC
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October 01, 2023 13:17 UTC