A group of young people from Africa have been attending training sessions at the Luban Workshop in China’s Tianjin Municipality. Named after the ancient woodcraft master, Lu Ban, it aims to share Chinese technology and experience through hands-on learning. Handiso Selamu Yisihak, an Ethiopian member of the workshops' training personnel, said that high-end technologies and practical education makes the workshop different from other programmes. "The first thing is, the Luban Workshop system and the training centres contain high-end technologies. The Luban Workshops are run both in China and in various countries in Africa.
March 14, 2023 21:42 UTC
Cairo: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Human Resources has reopened recruitment of domestic labour from Ethiopia and set the maximum cost limit at SR6,900 per worker exclusive the VAT, the Saudi news agency SPA has reported. The decision is the latest in a series of measures pertaining to house labour recruitment with the aim of regulating the employment market in the kingdom. The ministry has obligated all agencies engaged in brokering domestic labour recruitment to adhere by the designated official cost cap. The ministry had earlier announced maximum limits for hiring overseas domestic workers from different countries. The ministry has said it is necessary to conduct contracting via the Musaned, being the official recruitment platform.
March 14, 2023 21:09 UTC
Five Ethiopian state-owned enterprises have turned to external consultants for guidance as they embark on a strategic re-assessment of their core business model. As part of a major government reorganization program, Ethiopia is in the process of improving the performance of its portfolio of state-owned enterprises through initiatives including performance improvement, better commercialization of services, and the (partial) privatization. In 2023 and 2024, around 50 state-owned enterprises are expected to list on the Ethiopian Stock Exchange (ESX), with majority ownership of these groups to be transferred to private sector players. Overseeing the reorganization of state-owned enterprises is the Public Enterprises Holding and Administration Agency (PEHAA), an agency that falls under the Ethiopian government. Based on similar work MTI Consulting has conducted internationally, company CEO Hilmy Cader suggests many state-owned enterprises can turn losses into profits through the development of new and future-proof business models.
March 14, 2023 20:49 UTC
Photo: saudi-expatriates websiteAddis Abeba: Saudi Arabia has announced the reopening of doors for domestic workers after three years long of deferment, limiting the recruitment fee for domestic agencies to 1,840 USD, the country’s local media reported. The decision fits with the Ministry’s ongoing efforts to organize and regulate recruitment market prices as well as monitor and manage their implementation to guarantee the caliber of the services provided. The ministry has issued a warning that organizations and agencies that are authorized to hire domestic workers in the nation must adhere to the established payment ceiling. It has also issued instructions governing the transfer of domestic workers’ sponsorship and rules for recruiting and presentation of labor services with the aim of strengthening the contractual connection and increasing market attractiveness. ASEditor’s Note: This story is edited to correct the $1,840 recruitment fee which was reported as wage limit.
March 14, 2023 20:31 UTC
By Palestine Chronicle StaffIsraeli teachers from a school in the Southern city of Netivot opened a WhatsApp group where they made racist remarks about their Ethiopian students, Israeli media reported on Monday. According to The Jerusalem Post, the girls who were sitting behind their teachers on the bus noticed that they were texting in a WhatsApp group called “Black School Trip”. The students filmed the chat and shared it on social media, slamming their teachers as a ‘disgrace’. “While Palestinians are resisting Israel’s military occupation and apartheid, Ethiopian Jews should mount their own resistance for greater rights,” Palestinian journalist and editor of The Palestine Chronicle Ramzy Baroud wrote in a recent article. “Their resistance must be predicated on the understanding that Palestinians and Arabs are not the enemy but potential allies in a joint fight against racism, apartheid and socio-economic marginalization.”(The Palestine Chronicle)
March 14, 2023 19:52 UTC
Lamb curry and momo from the Himalayas in Nepal; stews and flatbread from the Horn of Africa; and healthy juice blends that initiated a health journey are recent San Rafael additions to seek out. “Our main focus is on bringing Nepalese cuisine to San Rafael — dumplings, chow mein and curries,” says Wangchhe Sherpa, who is managing the restaurant. Ethiopian foodSan Rafael resident Hidat Tikue, who moved to the U.S. from Tigray in northern Ethiopia in 2011, brings the richly spiced comfort dishes from her homeland to the weekly Sunday Marin farmers market in San Rafael with the opening of Mana Ethiopian Food. Oyobio prepares a selection of seasonal juices such as sweet berry bliss, elderberry, ginger gut punch and orange turmeric at a commissary kitchen in San Rafael. Visit the San Rafael Farmers Market weekly from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays at 10 Avenue of the Flags and Sundays at 3501 Civic Center Drive.
March 14, 2023 19:02 UTC
The teachers were texting each other in a WhatsApp group named Black School Trip when the girls noticed them doing so. Ethiopian Jews have had a difficult time integrating into Israeli society. A religious high school in Netivot in southern Israel had sent their teachers and students on a three-day trip. The Israeli teachers have also issued an apology. "Opening a group called 'Black School Trip' without even realising that there were students behind you and mocking your students?
March 14, 2023 18:07 UTC
Days after its name was revealed, Riyadh Air, a new airline in Saudi Arabia, announced a pre-agreement with Boeing to acquire 39 787-9 Dreamliner jets, with an option for a further 33 aircraft. Riyadh Air belongs to the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia. Follow ADN: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook“The new airline reflects the ambitious vision of Saudi Arabia to be at the core of shaping the future of global air travel and be a true disruptor in terms of customer experience,” said Tony Douglas, CEO of Riyadh Air. Riyadh Air intends to offer flights to 100 international destinations by 2030. The Saudi government intends to serve 330 million passengers by this date, with 100 million visitors annually.
March 14, 2023 17:17 UTC
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen on Monday to discuss the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and the water shortage crisis Egypt faces. “I found an understanding with Her Excellency the Prime Minister that the driest country in the world, Egypt, has no chance of enduring any water shortage at any given time,” he said. Egypt and Sudan say they want a legally binding agreement on operating the dam, while Ethiopia says any pact should be advisory. The downstream nations fear possible blows to water facilities, agricultural land, and overall availability of Nile water. Negotiations over the dam between Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan have stalled for years, with the three parties ultimately failing to reach any agreements.
March 14, 2023 10:39 UTC
March 13, 2023 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed on Monday met to discuss bilateral relations between the two neighbouring countries. The two leaders, a statement from the presidency noted, also held a meeting on bilateral matters with regional dimension and progress on the peace agreement. For his part, Ethiopia’s Foreign Affairs minister, Misganu Arega said that the two leaders exchanged views on matters of bilateral relations and regional stability. South Sudan and neighbouring Ethiopia have enjoyed good bilateral relations. Last year, the two countries signed a pact to promote bilateral relations on security(ST)
March 14, 2023 10:23 UTC
MOROCCO, March 14 - The 159th session of the Council of the League of Arab States at the level of foreign ministers began, Wednesday, at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the Arab League in Cairo. Chaired by Egypt, the meeting will address several political, economic, social, legal, financial and administrative issues. The Palestinian question tops the agenda of this meeting. In this regard, discussions will include the development of the Arab-Israeli conflict, the implementation of the Arab Peace Initiative, Israeli developments and violations in the occupied city of Al-Quds, Arab water security and the theft of water by Israel in the occupied Arab territories, and the occupied Syrian Arab Golan. The meeting will discuss the activation of the joint Arab action and the draft agenda of the 32nd ordinary session of the Arab Summit, which will be held in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
March 14, 2023 09:48 UTC
The awards also extended acknowledgement of the island’s indigenous Rastafarians who revere the royal as a descendant of their spiritual leader. “We are celebrating this evening the 127th anniversary of the Battle of Adwa, which took place in 1896,” Prince Ermias said. First, Emperor Haile Selassie, who it honors through his grandson, Prince Ermias. It represents Priest Abuna Yesaq, who the emperor sent to Jamaica to introduce the Ethiopian Orthodox Church to those who looked on him as divine. The African emperor toured the island in 1966.
March 13, 2023 21:34 UTC
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit Ethiopia and Niger on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday . In Ethiopia, he will meet the AU Commission chair and talk to aid agencies regarding the peace deal in Tigray. United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken is expected in Ethiopia on Wednesday to meet African Union (AU) Commission chair Moussa Faki Mahamat and examine the progress in the cessation of hostilities in the Tigray region. According to the United Nations, in January, two months into the peace deal, more than two million people in Tigray received food aid. Blinken will end his two-nation Africa tour with a visit to Niger, the first in history by a US secretary of state.
March 13, 2023 21:31 UTC
An Ethiopian journalist who received an award at the White House in the United States last week, has sounded the alarm over press freedom in her country. The US State Department said her reporting has included coverage of the survivors of gender-based violence, including sexual violence in the current conflict. "This award is a big thing, not only for me, but for the women in my country. Because in my country, having a media (outlet) or working in (the) press is very dangerous, very difficult," she said. The veteran journalist and founder of the YouTube-based Roha TV said she was concerned about freedom of the media in Ethiopia.
March 13, 2023 21:28 UTC
Tanzania Aviation Operators pleaded with Zanzibar Government not to enact laws that favor foreign companies in investment prospectsA key driver of aviation industry in Tanzania underscored the importance of the Zanzibar Government to accord foreign and local firms an equal treatment in investment opportunities. DNATA is one of the world’s largest air service providers, offering ground handling, cargo, travel, and flight catering services across five continents. At a press conference on February 28, 2023, Zanzibar President, Dr Hussein Ali Mwinyi, said local ground handling companies – Zanzibar Aviation Services & Travel Trade Ltd (ZAT) and Transworld – had operated the airport for 25 years, but the government ended-up getting nothing other than losses. Countries have liberalized their FDIs regimes and pursued other policies to attract investment. They have addressed the issue of how best to pursue domestic policies to maximize the benefits of foreigners’ presence in domestic economies.
March 13, 2023 21:08 UTC