U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Ethiopia and Niger this week, the latest in a series of visits to Africa by senior U.S. government officials. In late January, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen visited South Africa, Senegal and Zambia, pledging more U.S. investment and trade. Yellen’s travels overlapped with those of Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, who visited Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique and Somalia. In Niger, he huddled with President Mohamed Bazoum, after which he announced $150 million in new humanitarian funding for the country. It is the largest economy in East Africa and a regular contributor of troops to international peacekeeping missions.
March 18, 2023 02:01 UTC
It was the second crash involving a Boeing 737 Max airplane, occurring just a few months after Lion Air Flight 610 went down in Indonesia on October 29, 2018, killing all 189 passengers. This particular case is playing out in Illinois, where Boeing was headquartered at the time of the crash (the company has since moved to Arlington, VA). “Boeing recognizes the tremendous tragedy suffered by the families,” attorneys wrote in a filing from February 27th viewed by WSJ. AdvertisementThe airplane manufacturer reached a $2.5 billion settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over the two 737 Max crashes, including agreeing to pay $500 million to victims’ beneficiaries, WSJ reports. Update: After this article was published, Boeing contacted Jalopnik with the following statement:
March 18, 2023 01:35 UTC
Arab women urged to tell their stories as London awards celebrate inspiring femalesLONDON: Arab women are being encouraged to tell their stories to break down stereotypes associated with abuse and violence, and help empower and inspire younger female generations. Dr. May Chidiac received the Achievement in Media Activism Award for her work spanning nearly four decades. We are delighted to be hosting the 2023 Arab Women of the Year Awards in partnership with the Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain. We would like to thank them for their support and proving they are committed to empowering Arab women around the world. So that’s why I feel I need to change.”Omar Bdour, CEO of the London Arabia Organization, called on women to tell their stories.
March 18, 2023 01:15 UTC
Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) today announced its business partnership with Redington as a new authorized distributor in Kenya. Established in 1993, Redington evolved from one brand, one product, and one market into a multi-billion-dollar distributor, serving 38 emerging markets and over 290 international brands. Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) is a division within Canon Middle East FZ LLC (CME), a subsidiary of Canon Europe. The formation of CCNA in 2015 was a strategic step that aimed to enhance Canon’s business within the Africa region – by strengthening Canon’s in-country presence and focus. CCNA also demonstrates Canon’s commitment to operating closer to its customers and meeting their demands in the rapidly evolving African market.
Source:News Business Ethiopia
March 18, 2023 00:31 UTC
Hilton Molino Stucky Venice, the five-star hotel and former flour mill on Giudecca island has announced a series of Easter offerings to help families experience the Pasqua perfetta this April. A Gourmet Spring AwakeningHilton Molino Stucky Venice’s new Executive Chef Ivan Fargnoli and his talented brigade will serve the most tempting of Easter treats across the hotel’s spoiling dining destinations, Bacaromi, Aromi, Rialto Bar & Restaurant and Skyline Rooftop Bar. Easter Indulgence at eForea SpaEnjoying its own private entrance within the grounds of Hilton Molino Stucky Venice, eforea Spa has set the bar for wellness in the city and is a firm favorite of guests and locals alike. Formerly a flour mill factory on the peaceful island of Giudecca, Hilton Molino Stucky Venice is a modern Venetian masterpiece steeped in history. Hilton Molino Stucky Venice is home to two eforea Spas in Italy; the other eforea Spa location is available at sister property Hilton Lake Como.
March 18, 2023 00:22 UTC
A military drone may not be the only thing the U.S. is missing in the Black Sea. That means the U.S. has no means to recover the drone, which the U.S. said it brought down in the Black Sea on Tuesday after a Russian fighter jet collided with it. “And most of the countries who border the Black Sea are our allies, and it’s important now for us to show how we support our allies.”The State Department and National Security Council did not respond to requests for comment. Former national security officials who have operated in the region said that the level of U.S. and NATO investment in the Black Sea does not match its strategic importance. “We have to rely on the three NATO allies [Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey] and the Black Sea states to lead,” Horrell said.
March 18, 2023 00:07 UTC
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who is also the president of the ruling Prosperity Party (PP), at the Executive Meeting of the party. Photo: PPAddis Abeba – After two-days of meeting by the Executive Committee of the ruling Prosperity Party, led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, admitted by Ethiopia is “at a crucial stage” and listed five challenges confronting the country, its people and the party’s leadership. “Living in freedom means being able to exercise rights by respecting the law, without harming others, without destroying the country and without causing conflict. Furthermore, the executive said that there “are signs that managing freedom in our country is becoming a challenge. “Party and government leaders should make sure that the problems are solved only through discussion and legal proceeds.
March 17, 2023 23:56 UTC
From Email: Alert: Feature restricted from Yahoo or AOL email. Use another email address or click here to send. To Email:To:Subject:I found a very interesting video on World Israel News! Click to watch this --> https://worldisraelnews.com/watch-proud-ethiopian-israeli-chef-breaks-down-cultural-barriers-with-coffee/
March 17, 2023 22:19 UTC
Six men accused of being part of a kidnapping ring have had previous brushes with the law. Those charged with his kidnapping are Addis Tilahus, Dudu Selby Tsotetsi, Biyanm Daniwe, Willie Nkosi, Gift Nhlanhla Kotsholo and Thokozani Madala. "I don't have Tilahus' address. Tilahus, Tsotetsi and Daniwe have brought bail applications, while the others abandoned their bail bids. Tilahus, Tsotetsi and Daniwe's bail hearing will continue on 3 April, while all the accused will appear in court on 31 March.
March 17, 2023 22:15 UTC
By Jacqui Palumbo, CNN(CNN) -- A former photojournalist, Aïda Muluneh now creates images that pose questions, rather than offering answers. Though Muluneh's work has already served as public art, including open-air exhibitions in Europe, "This is where I am" is her largest public installation to date. "Whenever I have an opportunity to display my work in very public spaces, I usually engage with those kinds of projects," she said. Courtesy Aida Muluneh Studio"To speak in silence," as with her other images, bears signifiers instantly recognizable within her culture, Muluneh said. Courtesy Aida Muluneh StudioBut Muluneh's images are more enigmatic than direct.
March 17, 2023 22:14 UTC
Speaking at a press conference held at Addis Ababa University on Wednesday, Blinken highlighted the importance of democracy and human rights in Ethiopia, noting the United States is committed to promoting human rights and the rule of law in Ethiopia. Blinken praised the Ethiopian government and Tigrayan leadership for the cessation of hostilities. And he brought some good news, saying that the U.S., already the biggest bilateral donor to Ethiopia, will add to that total. Sarah Yager is the Washington director at Human Rights Watch, a New York-based advocacy group. She said Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed simply wants to move on from the war without accepting any blame.
March 17, 2023 22:04 UTC
It all started last December when Shimshon-Santo’s mother Bruria, a 90-year-old artist, received a box from the Jewish Museum. Thinking it was a mistake, she cold-called the Jewish Museum. “Rosenbaum’s mizrah is one of the real highlights of our collection. However, visitors to the museum can see an image of it next to Wiley’s portrait. One way we do that is through art and family,” Shimshon-Santo said.
March 17, 2023 20:18 UTC
Jacqui Palumbo, CNNA former photojournalist, Aïda Muluneh now creates images that pose questions, rather than offering answers. Muluneh has spent years creating surrealist photographs of stately African women bearing symbols that reckon with conflict, history and power. “Whenever I have an opportunity to display my work in very public spaces, I usually engage with those kinds of projects,” she said. “To speak in silence,” as with her other images, bears signifiers instantly recognizable within her culture, Muluneh said. World events are rarely neat, and Muluneh resists the idea that open discussions mean having to take hardline stances.
March 17, 2023 18:22 UTC
Ethiopia needs to make more progress implementing a peace agreement with its northern Tigray region before relations with the U.S. are normalized, visiting Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday. Speaking in Addis Ababa, Blinken said Ethiopia must ensure “there are no ongoing gross violations of human rights” and establish an “inclusive and credible” transitional justice process after the two-year Tigray conflict. “Then our own ability to move forward on our engagement with Ethiopia, to include economic engagement, will also move forward,” Blinken said after meeting with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and others. Hundreds of thousands of people were killed in the Tigray conflict before the peace agreement was signed in November. But the implementation of the peace deal has seen “significant movement in the right direction,” Blinken said.
March 17, 2023 04:31 UTC
Clashes between security forces and celebrants in Menelik II Square, Addis Abeba, resulted in “at least one death” and injury of civilians. Venue UproarThe government’s decision to move the celebrations from Menelik II Square to Meskel Square sparked widespread indignation among EOTC believers. While not canonized by the Church, Menelik II is venerated as a pious and benevolent emperor by many of the EOTC faithful. Divisive FigureIn the past, Emperor Menelik II was hailed as the main hero of Adwa. Email usMain Image: Menelik II statue; Addis Abeba, Ethiopia; 27 October 2007.
March 17, 2023 03:56 UTC