I asked the subjects simple questions: How easy is it for you to apply and obtain a passport in your country? Citizens of Zimbabwe once they complete the passport application process, could receive their passports in three days. Christabel Ligami, a Kenyan journalist however says, it’s not easy to get a passport in her country. The passport application process has been decentralized, he says, and it is done at state level. The applicant would normally get a call from the immigration office to pick up the passport when it is ready.
November 24, 2023 14:57 UTC
Addis Abeba – The Global Oromo Interfaith Council (GOIC), representing Oromo religious institutions, has urged the Ethiopian government and the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) to resume peace negotiations. The council encouraged both the federal government and OLA to persist in the dialogue for the well-being of their people, emphasizing the greater goal of achieving permanent peace. The Dar es Salaam talks, aimed at ending the five-year conflict in Oromia, stalled after two weeks due to disagreements over substantive issues. The Council underscored the need for continued dialogue for the benefit of the Ethiopian people, despite the complexities. It emphasized the importance of both leaders remembering the greater goal of the well-being of their people and the pursuit of permanent peace.
November 24, 2023 13:24 UTC
Russian higher education institutions held presentations focusing on language, culture, history and other achievements in order to share experiences with Ethiopia, in addition to lectures under the titles “Russia and Ethiopia in the fight against colonialism and neocolonialism: the experience of history and the agenda of the future” and “Russian foreign policy in the modern world: the concept of multipolarity”. Promoting business activity and establishing long-term partnerships between Russian and Ethiopian companies were also among the main topics of the forum. The importance of Ethiopia’s accession to the BRICS economic bloc and the prospects for growing trade, economic and investment ties between Moscow and Ethiopia stood out among the topics discussed during the event. Oksana stated that the center works with selected higher education institutions in Ethiopia in the field of research and knowledge exchange to improve the role of universities in community services in the social and economic spheres. mh/llp/jha/nmr
November 24, 2023 13:13 UTC
In an exclusive interview with TV BRICS , he spoke about the advantages Ethiopia sees for itself in joining BRICS and in what areas Ethiopia would like to develop co-operation with the BRICS member states. BRICS is now made up of five countries - Russia, India, China, Brazil and South Africa. The BRICS countries account for 40 per cent of the world's population. What are the main advantages Ethiopia sees for itself in joining BRICS? Therefore, I believe that our interaction with the BRICS countries will be very useful.
November 24, 2023 12:58 UTC
Uganda will host the 19th Summit of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Heads of State and Government, a forum of 120 member states from 15 to 20 January 2024, at the Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort. He was presenting a statement on government preparedness to host the summits during the sitting chaired by Speaker, Anita Among. At the events, Uganda will assume the chairmanship of NAM for three years and, G77 and China for one year, which Mulimba said will come along with a boost to the economy. “There are two websites developed for NAM and G77 plus China with a Menu “About Uganda” containing information related to investment opportunities and tourism,” he added. “We hosted CHOGM, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, we are hosting these summits and the conference of commonwealth speakers.
November 24, 2023 12:29 UTC
Boeing has this week been given the greenlight by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to begin the certification flight testing process on the 737-10. This is another milestone in the American planemaker’s progression to get the aircraft certified by the end of 2024. Without further ado, let’s get into it…Boeing Given Greenlight to Begin 737-10 Certification Testing…Photo Credit: James Field/AviationSourceOn social media, Boeing said the following on acquiring the greenlight to begin certification flight testing on the 737-10. “The 737-10 has been cleared by the FAA to begin certification flight testing, a significant milestone as we work to get the airplane certified to enter passenger service.”What this means in layman’s terms is that the FAA is happy with the 737-10 to the point where it can go through the final stages of certification. Boeing needs this certification to enable the aircraft’s entry into commercial service, so then deliveries can begin to take place to their respective customers.
November 24, 2023 09:48 UTC
The malaria cases in the Amhara region have seen a dramatic increase due to the current security situation. During the past week, there has been a 26 percent increase in the number of cases, Damte Lanker, the malaria program coordinator at the institute, told VOA. This surge surpasses the prevalence observed during the same period last year,” he was quoted as saying. Since July of last year, there have been 455,000 registered cases of malaria, resulting in 11 fatalities, according to the Coordinator. The current situation in Amhara continues to be volatile, characterized by ongoing conflicts across various areas, including East and West Gojam, North and South Wello, North Shewa, as well as Central and South Gondar zones.
November 24, 2023 09:34 UTC
ECA’s African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC), the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations (ECCSA), and the Ethiopian Leather Industries Association (ELIA) co-organized the first workshop on “the Ethiopian Leather Industry and the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA): Opportunities and Challenges” at the Hilton Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on November 21, 2023. The workshop aimed to bring all stakeholders together to discuss the opportunities the AfCFTA presents to the Ethiopian leather industry, appreciate the challenges facing it, and offer a platform for resolving the challenges. It also explored options on how best to position the Ethiopian leather industry to take advantage of the AfCFTA. Ethiopia has an established leather industry, dating back to the early 20th century. Ethiopia is home to the largest livestock population in Africa that guarantees plentiful supply of raw materials for its leather industry.
November 24, 2023 09:23 UTC
Ethiopian Airlines Group, the fastest-growing global airline brand and the continent’s largest airline, has signed deals to purchase a total of 84 aircraft at the Dubai Airshow. Amid the Airshow, Ethiopian has signed deals with the aviation’s big names such as Boeing, Airbus, and Rolls-Royce for aircraft purchase, and engine total care service. The total deal for 84 aircraft purchase is worth USD 23 billion at List Price. Ethiopian Airlines has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Rolls-Royce for a comprehensive Total Care service agreement for 22 Trent XWB-84 engines that exclusively power the Airbus A350-900 aircraft. Commenting on the deals, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO, Mr. Mesfin Tasew, said: “We are pleased to reach a deal with both Boeing and Airbus for the purchase of these additional 84 airplanes.
November 24, 2023 08:13 UTC
More than 50 people have died in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray and Amhara regions amid drought and an aid freeze, local officials have told the BBC. The US and UN suspended aid earlier this year after allegations of theft, worsening the humanitarian crisis. Tigray is recovering from a two-year civil war which ended a year ago, while a conflict has erupted in Amhara. As northern Ethiopia battles drought, the country’s southern and eastern regions have been deluged by flash floods. During the war in Tigray, the region was cut off from humanitarian aid, leading to an unknown number of deaths.
November 24, 2023 07:02 UTC
Google mapborkenaFour civilians were killed during an attack in the Finchala district of the Horo Guduru zone, Wollega in West Ethiopia. The group referred to by government authorities as “OLF-Shane” identifies itself as the “Oromo Liberation Army” (OLA). Oda Terbi, the spokesperson for the “Oromo Liberation Army,” was cited as saying that government forces are targeting civilians. However, these hopes were dashed as the peace talks concluded without an agreement. Oromo Liberation ArmyThe Oromo Liberation Army entered Ethiopia in 2018, then operating as a formal wing of the Oromo Liberation Front army, following an invitation from Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s administration for armed groups to engage in non-violent struggle.
November 24, 2023 06:33 UTC
Consequently, the Ethiopian Defense Force has initiated what seems to be an ambivalent engagement with residents in the region, a move that appears highly political and beyond the conventional scope of the Defense Force’s duties. If this doesn’t occur, she urged the Defense Force to withdraw from the Amhara region, emphasizing the unsuitability of Lalibela province for battle due to its historic rock-hewn churches at risk. Moreover, travel from the Amhara region to Addis Ababa has become increasingly perilous, with passengers detained, abused, and even redirected back at checkpoints. It is noticeable that the perception of people in the region towards the defense force has changed. Its deployment to the Amhara region is seen as one that is politically motivated to ravage the Amhara region rather than one that is necessitated by security needs.
November 24, 2023 06:33 UTC
IFC and the Ethiopian Capital Market Authority (ECMA) today announced a program to support the growth of the country’s domestic capital markets and increase access to local currency finance. Under the four-year Ethiopia Capital Market Development Project, IFC will work with ECMA and other key stakeholders to develop capital market regulations, increase the efficiency of the government securities market, develop the domestic institutional and retail investor base, and increase the supply and issuance of capital market transactions. Capital markets in Ethiopia have the potential to support the financing of key development sectors including housing, infrastructure, agribusiness, small businesses and climate mitigation and adaptation activities. ECMA will work with all partners and stakeholders to develop a well-regulated capital market that will help actualize a functioning and burgeoning bond market in Ethiopia,” said Dr. Brook Taye, Director General, Ethiopian Capital Market Authority. “Liquid, diverse and well-regulated local capital markets are an essential source of local-currency financing for the government, financial sector participants, and for end users such as small businesses.
November 24, 2023 02:59 UTC
1 / 10 Hindu devotees offer prayers to the Sun God, during the festival of Chhath Puja, Jalandhar, India, Nov. 19, 2023. (AFP)2 / 10 An Afghan burqa-clad woman sits beside a girl, as they look for alms along a street in the Fayzabad district of Badakhshan province, Nov. 16, 2023. (AFP)3 / 10 Argentinian fans clash with Brazilian police before the start of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina, Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nov. 21, 2023. (AFP)7 / 10 North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un inspecting the launch of a rocket carrying the reconnaissance satellite Malligyong-1 from the Sohae Satellite Launch Site, North Phyongan, Nov. 21, 2023. (AFP)9 / 10 Runners gather while waiting for the start of the 23rd edition of the Great Ethiopian Run in Addis Ababa, Nov. 19, 2023.
November 23, 2023 21:12 UTC
The Angolan head of State spoke with the Ethiopian leader in his office at the Presidential Palace, where they reviewed the state of bilateral relations, Zewde told local media at the end of the meeting. At the meeting, they discussed matters of common interest and about the African continent, said Zewde. Lourenço also spoke with his Cape Verdean counterpart, with whom he discussed the relations of fraternity and cooperation that unite the two peoples. In statements to local media, Neves noted that peace in Africa and the need to cooperate to preserve it were on the table, as an indispensable condition to transform the continent. It was a meeting between friends, said the Cape Verdean president, who added that both countries are committed to strengthening relations and to a better future for the two peoples.
November 23, 2023 20:26 UTC