BURDHOBO, Somalia - A top government official from Jubaland survived an Al-Shabaab attack on Tuesday, Garowe Online has learned, in the latest unprecedented raids by the Somalia-based militants targeting civilians and civil servants. A serious manhunt has been launched by the Ethiopian troops, who have been aiding the SNA troops, within the troubled Gedo region. The incident comes barely a day after the Al-Shabaab militants also launched another attack targeting Ethiopian troops in the neighboring Southwest on Monday. Interestingly, the Ethiopian troops work closely with SNA soldiers while the KDF team supports Madobe's administration. Last week, the Al-Shabaab militants also had their raids at Jubaland forces' bases in Bilis Qooqani and Dhobley thwarted by the KDF.
June 03, 2020 12:56 UTC
The German government announced Wednesday it will lift its COVID-related travel warning for European countries on June 15 but that it will still advise against travel to some areas where quarantine rules remain in effect. Maas said he knows the decision will be good news to many people but cautioned the decision is not an invitation to travel. “We want to make this clear in the travel warnings, which may also include that travel is strongly discouraged, for instance to Britain, so long as there is still an obligatory 14-day quarantine for everyone arriving there." Germany issued a warning against all nonessential foreign travel in March. He stressed again that Germany will not repeat the large-scale repatriation program that it launched to bring tourists home in March.
June 03, 2020 12:45 UTC
Beachwood, OH (44122)TodayPartly cloudy this evening with more clouds for overnight. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph..TonightPartly cloudy this evening with more clouds for overnight. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
June 03, 2020 12:36 UTC
Ethiopia: Samuel Halala, the director of Ethiopian Chemical and Construction Inputs Industry Development, says that the Abay Cement plant is 60% complete and due to start operation in 2021. The 2.5Mt project is located near Degen in Amhara Region, according to New Business Ethiopia. It has an investment of around US$260m. Halala added that the country’s 21 cement plants have a production capacity of 17Mt/yr but have a capacity utilisation rate of around 60%. Only 14 plants are currently active, producing 11.5Mt/yr.
June 03, 2020 11:37 UTC
Connecting the two is an Ethiopian food delivery service, Deliver Addis, which has seen demand surge since the start of the health crisis. In a leafy suburb of the capital, Henok Girma, 26, who runs a communications company, fancied trying some Mexican food. He used Deliver Addis' mobile app to order. The owner of La Morena, a Mexican restaurant in Addis Ababa is also relieved. But joining Deliver Addis "really kept our business alive," she added.
June 03, 2020 10:52 UTC
TUI and Boeing have agreed a “comprehensive package” of measures to offset the consequences of the grounding of the 737 MAX. The 737 MAX fleet was grounded in March last year following two crashes that killed 346 people. As a result of this less than half of the originally planned 737 MAX aircraft will be delivered to TUI in the next two years. On average, compared with the original scheduling, the 737 MAX deliveries will be delayed by approximately two years. “The agreement provides TUI with compensation for a large part of costs that were incurred due to the grounding of the 737 MAX.
June 03, 2020 09:45 UTC
MOGADISHU, Somalia - For the second time within two months, a fierce gunfight ensued between Al-Shabaab militants and a contingent of Ethiopian troops in Somalia, signaling a looming crackdown against the militants in the coming weeks before the exit of AU forces from Somalia. In response, the fairly equipped Ethiopian troops fired back at the militants, forcing dozens of them to flee from the scene, eyewitnesses said, with reports indicating that the heavy fighting left dozens dead. The military base is within Sector III of AMISOM, which is manned by Ethiopian National Defense Forces [ENDF]. The Ethiopian military has similar bases in the nearby districts of Bardaale and Baydhabo, which is home to tens of thousands of Ethiopian troops. There are close to 4,300 ENDF troops in Somalia, which are also credited for flushing Al-Shabaab out of Mogadishu in 2011.
June 03, 2020 09:45 UTC
African airlines had been piling on debt long before the pandemic but government bailouts allowed them to limp on for years. Now, as sub-Saharan Africa faces its first recession in a quarter-century, some airlines will find it harder to survive. Another major African airline, South African Airways, hasn’t been profitable since 2011 and has been under bankruptcy protection since December. The airline’s business model and market approach will need to change, he said. Times are even harder for Air Zimbabwe, the one-plane national carrier of the southern African nation, saddled with debt of more than $300 million even before the pandemic.
June 03, 2020 09:11 UTC
KAMPALA, Uganda: A “new baby” was born with the revival of Uganda Airlines, the country’s president announced last year. African airlines had been piling on debt long before the pandemic but government bailouts allowed them to limp on for years. Another major African airline, South African Airways, hasn’t been profitable since 2011 and has been under bankruptcy protection since December. The revived Uganda Airlines barely had the chance to get started. The airline’s business model and market approach will need to change, he said.
June 03, 2020 08:37 UTC
KAMPALA, Uganda — A “new baby” was born with the revival of Uganda Airlines, the country’s president announced last year. African airlines had been piling on debt long before the pandemic but government bailouts allowed them to limp on for years. Another major African airline, South African Airways, hasn’t been profitable since 2011 and has been under bankruptcy protection since December. The revived Uganda Airlines barely had the chance to get started. The airline’s business model and market approach will need to change, he said.
June 03, 2020 08:03 UTC
A screengrab from the trailer of 'Scales' Image Credit: YouTubeAbu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, ADIBF, has hosted Saudi filmmaker Shahad Ameen in its latest Virtual Session, during which the celebrated filmmaker talked about her cinematic works and her inspirations that follow the 'magical realism' style. Ameen kicked off the session by examining her latest film 'Scales' (Sayidat Al Bahr), which won the Verona Award for 'Most Innovative Film' at the 2019 Venice Film Festival. The session explored the mythological elements in the film, which are largely inspired by the ancient Arab heritage. Ameen noted that her use of Arab mythology is meant to engage the audience and motivate them to reflect on these symbols and the underlying issues, instead of presenting these issues through coordinated answers and unilateral statements. The accomplished filmmaker chose to produce the film in black and white to represent the adversities of living in such a community.
June 03, 2020 07:41 UTC
If your answer is affirmative, then you trust your government; perhaps with a blind faith by accepting its fantasy narratives. But if you respond in the negative, perhaps you don’t trust or at least have doubts about your government. And even now, we find it difficult to trust any political party or even the media. Following the coronavirus pandemic, the role of the government has become so important that people have no choice but to trust their government. COVID-19 has presented world leaders with an opportunity to regain trust.
June 03, 2020 06:33 UTC
An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-800 landed at the Kilimanjaro International Airport, the country’s portal into major tourism sites in the northern circuit. The plane was received by the usual ‘water salute’ befitting airliners in their maiden voyages. The coronavirus global lockdown is slowly but surely being lifted, he said. United Nations World Travel Organization (UNWTO) Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili said elsewhere that the global travel industry is now slowly opening up though great caution still needs to be taken. Tanzania has reinforced safety and health precautions in the northern tourism circuit with specially designated treatment centres in Arusha, Karatu and Serengeti.
June 03, 2020 05:48 UTC
Ethiopian Airlines was making $120 million a month at a time when many airlines were seeking rescue packages and subsidies. But the way Ethiopian airlines responded to the situation rather turned out to be a new opportunity. It was then that the airlines ventured into cargo service in a bid to withstand an economic disaster. There were some opportunities in the passenger’s business too as Ethiopian Airlines was selected to evacuate stranded citizens of some countries. In consequence, Ethiopian Airlines managed not only to survive under the circumstances of the economically affected aviation industry but also it managed to support the Ethiopian economy.
June 03, 2020 03:11 UTC
For those of you who are a little wary about minimal-waste, communal dining – wash your hands. If you don't want to share, Saba's is now serving individual bowls during lunch service on Fridays to Sundays. These lunch bowls are built on either a bed of rice, injera (fermented teff seed flatbread) or salad leaves and you can top it with any combination of vegetables (beetroot, pumpkin, potatoes), legumes (lentils) or meats (slow-cooked lamb, spicy chicken, lamb and okra stew). Bookings for Saba's can be made via its Facebook page or by calling 03 8589 0442. Takeaways will still run for those who cannot be seated and you'll also get a 15 per cent discount off your bill.
June 03, 2020 00:00 UTC