The summit is hosted by the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF), co-hosted by the U.S. Army Africa (USARAF). Some 40 Land Forces Chiefs & Representatives from across the African continent are also in attendance. The theme for this year’s summit “reflects our shared belief that leadership is an enduring responsibility among our military leaders,” Brig. Gen. Lapthe Flora, U.S. Army Africa deputy commander, said back in December 2019. These include 21st century challenges for military leaders, developing leaders through defense institutions & defense leadership in a multinational environment.
February 18, 2020 16:30 UTC
NEWS PHOTO MO CRANKERFatumas Ethiopian Cafe owner Lula Abduljabar puts together a vegan dish at her cafe. NEWS PHOTO MO CRANKERFatumas Ethiopian Cafe owner Lula Abduljabar puts together a vegan dish at her cafe. One month ago, Abduljabar opened Fatumas Ethiopian Cafe downtown to share her late grandmother’s recipes and to carry on her legacy. A lot of people walk by and say they didn’t know I was here.”The cafe sells frozen and warm meals. “We have vegan meals and meals with meat – chicken and beef,” she said.
February 18, 2020 16:18 UTC
Washington, DC (STL.News) – The US Department of State released the following statement:The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Secretary Pompeo reiterated the United States’ support for Ethiopia’s historic political and economic reforms and discussed opportunities for increased partnership. The Secretary and the Prime Minister also discussed the importance of organizing free and fair elections later this year. Secretary Pompeo thanked Prime Minister Abiy for his leadership in the Horn of Africa and for Ethiopia’s peacekeeping deployments to Somalia, Sudan, and South Sudan. CLICK to VIEW SOURCE
The 542 cases on the ship were the most in any place outside of China and medical experts have called the quarantine a failure. The updated figures on the COVID-19 illness for mainland China bring the total for cases to 74,185 and deaths to 2,004. Many countries set up border screenings and airlines canceled flights to and from China to prevent further spread of the disease, which has been detected in around two dozen countries and caused almost 1,000 confirmed cases outside mainland China. Five deaths have been reported outside the mainland, in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines and France. The largest number of cases outside China is the 542 on the Diamond Princess at a port near Tokyo.
Washington, DC (STL.News) – The US Department of State released the following statement:The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Secretary Pompeo commended President Sahle-Work for her leadership in advancing landmark reforms and for her efforts to support women’s empowerment initiatives. The Secretary highlighted the importance of organizing free and fair elections in 2020 that are deemed credible by the Ethiopian people. Secretary Pompeo and President Sahle-Work also discussed opportunities for U.S.-Ethiopia bilateral cooperation. CLICK to VIEW SOURCE
Safaricom is currently in talks with a number of possible backers to help it push into the newly-liberalised Ethiopian market. Speaking to the Business Daily newspaper, Safaricom’s interim CEO Michael Joseph said that the operator anticipated the Ethiopian licence fee and initial network deployment expenditure to exceed KES100 billion ($989.5 million). Last year, Kenyan media speculated that Safaricom could seek to enter the Ethiopian market by lodging a bid together with its largest private shareholder Vodacom Group. It now seems that the operator is now looking to form a wider consortium of backers, although Joseph did not identify any of the parties with which Safaricom is holding talks. Several international groups have expressed interest in entering the Ethiopian market subject to the licence terms.
February 18, 2020 15:22 UTC
EDGEWATER, Colo. — Edgewater Public Market will no longer allow dogs inside its food hall on a daily basis starting next month. Edgewater Public Market, a 52,000-square-foot food and retail hall, opened across Sheridan Boulevard from Sloans Lake in November 2019. Stay tuned for specific dog-friendly events that will be coming soon at Edgewater Public Market," said the market on Facebook. Denver Business JournalEdgewater Public Market features a collection of eateries, as well as eight retail shops, a coffee shop, and a bar. RELATED: Edgewater Public Market combines food-truck purveyors, retailersRELATED: Delve into Denver's top 3 Mexican eateriesSUGGESTED VIDEOS: Colorado’s History
February 18, 2020 15:22 UTC
America's top diplomat in his final Africa stop has discussed reforms with America's top diplomat in his final Africa stop on Tuesday discussed political reforms with Ethiopia's Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister and the U.S. plans to provide "substantial financial support" to strengthen them, Ethiopia said. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, center right, walks with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed at the Prime Minister's office in Addis Ababa, after a meeting, Feb. 18, 2020. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was expected to speak to reporters later in the day. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's office said the two also spoke about regional issues, which likely included Ethiopia's dispute with Egypt over a massive dam project. But a major test looms in August with an election that the prime minister has repeatedly vowed will be free and fair.
February 18, 2020 14:16 UTC
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (R) and Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed walk Tuesday at the premier's office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Photo by EPA-EFEFeb. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Ethiopia Tuesday on the final stop of his three-nation Africa tour that will precede a visit to the Middle East. President Donald Trump's chief diplomat arrived in Addis Ababa on Monday night and is meeting with leaders to shore up regional security efforts against terrorism. Pompeo was scheduled to meet with Ahmed and Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde in Addis Ababa Tuesday. Before arriving in Ethiopia, Pompeo visited Senegal last weekend and Angola Monday.
February 18, 2020 13:42 UTC
The Man Who’s Taking on Boeing The families of the 157 people who died in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 are consumed by grief. Positioned on it, so that it looms both literally and symbolically between him and the person sitting across from him, is a sleek replica of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8. Ten of the firm’s lawyers are working solely on the Boeing case. The Boeing case, however, marks the first time the two are going up against each other. In March, he and his 10-member team will embark on an eight-country trip to meet with victims’ families.
February 18, 2020 13:41 UTC
United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is visiting Senegal, Angola and Ethiopia on his maiden African trip. pic.twitter.com/WfTM1VwiUO — Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) February 17, 2020READMOREPompeo praises Angola’s anti-corruption drivePompeo on Monday lauded Angolan President Joao Lourenco’s anti-corruption drive, which has seen him pursue his predecessor’s children over accusations they fleeced state coffers. “I will make sure I convey that back directly to President Trump. “I appreciate that you all would welcome a visit from President Trump, he would very much would like to get here as well. We’ve made it clear that the Department of Defense is looking at West Africa to make sure we have our force levels right,” Pompeo said to reporters Sunday.
February 17, 2020 23:03 UTC
President Isaias Meddling in Ethiopian Affairs: Former OfficialsBy Staff ReporterFebruary 17, 2020 (Ezega.com) -- Senior members of the Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF) said Eritrean president Issaias Afeworki is meddling in the internal affairs of Ethiopia. Former President of Tigray State Tsegaye Berhe said any interference in the internal affairs of Ethiopia will be met with harshly. “The people of Eritrea should tell President Isaias Afwerki to focus on his internal affairs first. Then Ethiopia and Eritrea can work together without interfering in internal affairs of one against the other,” Seyoum added. President Isaias sees great economic potential in Ethiopia – which is also relevant to the region.
February 17, 2020 22:30 UTC
The bill on hate speech and disinformation was finally approved with majority vote, 23 against, while two abstained. According to the authorities, some of that may have been provoked by hate speech and fake news that fomented ethnic tension and violence. Lawmakers said the law is needed because existing legal provisions didn't properly address hate speech and disinformation and said it will not affect citizens' rights beyond protecting them. Ethiopia has been experiencing sometimes deadly ethnic violence since June 2018, shortly after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced sweeping political reforms for which he later was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Rights groups criticized the new law, questioning the motives behind passing such a legislation.
February 17, 2020 21:08 UTC
However, in order for the US-prepared proposal to become a reality, Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia must first make significant concessions, and even then significant issues of contention still remain. Even with a potential agreement on an annual release of 37 billion cubic meters, other major points of contention between Egypt and Ethiopia still need to be ironed out. Under the terms of the 1959 agreement, Egypt was entitled to 55 billion cubic meters and Sudan 18.5 billion cubic meters. Actual water use in Egypt is expected to be above the 55 billion cubic meters figure, while Khartoum taps only about 12 to 14 billion cubic meters a year. For his part, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has to drum up public support for a deal that grants Egypt a stable annual 37 billion cubic meters.
February 17, 2020 20:25 UTC
Madam Genet W. Michael, the Area Manager for Ethiopian Airlines in Ghana told the Ghana News Agency that directed by the guidelines of WHO and the Ministry of Health of Ethiopian has continued its flights to China. She said Ethiopian Airlines flies to all five Chinese cities, namely, Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Hong Kong, operating a total of 35 weekly flights for the most part of the year. Passenger with high fever will be taken to the isolation center and further examination conducted on them with travel history of the passenger assessed. Ethiopian does not fly to Wuhan – the sprawling capital of Central China’s Hubei province – the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. The information indicated that besides Ethiopian, there were airlines with several daily flights from China to their hubs and connection flights to Addis Ababa.
February 17, 2020 19:18 UTC